Howdy, Flavor Enthusiasts! Wrangle Up Some Oklahoma Fried Onion Burgers for a Two-Step of Delight!

How’s it going, folks? Prepare your taste buds for a hoedown with these Oklahoma Fried Onion Burgers that’ll have you doing a flavor-filled two-step! Gather ’round, because Emy’s got a rootin’ tootin’ recipe that’s bound to make your heart skip a beat!


  • 1 large onion, peeled, halved, and thinly sliced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4-8 slices American cheese
  • Mayo, mustard, and pickles, for serving
  • 4 hamburger buns, toasted

How to Rustle ‘Em Up:

Preparing the Onions: Combine them onion slices with a pinch of salt in a bowl and give ’em a good toss. Let ’em sit in a colander for 30 minutes, givin’ ’em the occasional toss.

Draining and Wrangling: Now, take them onions and wrap ’em up tight in a clean dish towel. Squeeze out every last drop of liquid, partner, ’cause we don’t want no soggy burgers!

Building the Patties: Divide them onions into 4 separate heaps on a baking sheet. Shape that ground beef into 4 nice, round patties and slap ’em down on them onions. Press ’em good so them onions stick to the beef. These patties oughta be 4 inches wide! Don’t forget to season ’em up with salt and pepper.

Skillet Roundup: Over yonder in a 12-inch skillet, melt that butter with some oil on medium heat. Gently put them patties in there, onion-side down. Let ’em cook for 6-8 minutes until them onions turn a deep golden brown and get all crispy ’round the edges. Then, flip ’em burgers, turn up the heat, and cook for another 2 minutes on the other side.

Cheese and Finishing Touch: Slap a slice or two of cheese on each patty and let it melt real nice and gooey-like. Spread some mayo, mustard, and add some pickles on them top buns. Then, place each burger on a bottom bun, and you’re good to go!

Saddle up, partner! These Oklahoma Fried Onion Burgers are ready to ride straight into your heart. Serve ’em up hot and enjoy the savory, cheesy, oniony goodness! Yeehaw!

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