French Onion Burgers
Makes 6 servings
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 3 sweet onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 pounds ground chuck
  • 2 tablespoons granulated beef bouillon
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1½ cups shredded Gruyère cheese
  • 6 hamburger buns, halved and toasted
  • Thyme Mayonnaise (recipe follows)
  1. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onions, and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes or until very tender. Increase heat to medium-high, uncover, and cook, stirring frequently, for 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from heat, and set aside.
  2. Spray grill rack with nonstick nonflammable cooking spray. Preheat grill to medium-high heat (350° to 400°).
  3. In a large bowl, stir together ground chuck and next 3 ingredients. Divide mixture into 6 portions, and shape each portion into a 5-inch patty.
  4. Grill patties, covered with grill lid, for 4 to 5 minutes per side or until desired degree of doneness. Top each patty with ¼ cup cheese, and cover with grill lid for 1 minute or until cheese is melted.
  5. Spread cut sides of buns with Thyme Mayonnaise. Place patties on bottom half of buns. Top with caramelized onions and bun tops. Serve immediately.
Recipe by Paula Deen Magazine at