Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Recipe Wednesday: Simple Burgers With Caramelized Onions And Cheddar Cheese On Toasted Pretzel Buns

Hello again! I have anther recipe post to share with you. My sweet mother-in-law gave us some fresh ground Texas beef from a family friend's ranch and it inspired me to make some simple hamburgers. I knew the quality of beef would be outstanding, so I did not want to make anything complex or use too many ingredients. I started searching for a recipe that could inspire me. I found this little gem from Skinny Mom and I changed it slightly to get exactly what I was looking for.  I also added some sliced cheddar cheese and grilled onions and served it all on a toasted pretzel bun because they are Travis' favorite. I hope you enjoy this delicious summer treat!

Simple Hamburgers With Caramelized Onions And Cheddar Cheese On Pretzel Buns 



  •  1 pound of ground beef, preferably 80-85% lean
  • 1-1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1-1/4 teaspoon of fresh ground pepper
  • 1-1/4 teaspoon of paprika 
  • 1 teaspoon of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce 
  • Pretzel buns
  • Sliced mild cheddar cheese
  • 1 sweet vidalia onion, sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil     



Preheat your grill to medium high heat. Place your ground beef into a bowl. Add your salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce to the bowl and combine with the beef. Form into 4-5 patties. Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Add your oil and onions to the skillet and cook until caramelized. Place your burgers on your hot grill and cook about 4 minutes per side. Add your cheese during your last 2 minutes. Toast your pretzel buns slightly on the grill. Assemble burgers, serve, and enjoy!