Pan-Fried Onion Cheeseburger


I make these burgers with caramelized onions and sharp Cheddar cheese. I serve them on brioche buns and eat them plain. Hubby likes to add lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, and more fresh onions! With or without all of the topping, they are delicious.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
3 onion burgers


  • 1 pound ground beef (80 percent lean)

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons salted butter

  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced

  • 3 slices sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 3 rolls brioche, split and toasted


  1. Place ground beef in a bowl and season with Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Mix thoroughly and shape into 3 balls. Set aside.

  2. Melt butter in a large skillet. Add onion and cook until onions start to brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the skillet. Add 3 ground beef balls to the same skillet and flatten with a cast iron press or a heavy spatula. Evenly top each patty with onions and cook for 3 to 4 minutes more.

  3. Carefully flip patties over so that the onions are now on the bottom, pressing once again with cast iron press or heavy spatula. Top each with a slice of cheese and cook until cheese is melted and burgers have reached the desired doneness, 3 to 4 minutes. Serve on brioche buns.

Cook's Note:

Any cheese can be used in place of the sharp Cheddar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

621 Calories
37g Fat
31g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 621
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g 48%
Saturated Fat 18g 92%
Cholesterol 145mg 48%
Sodium 660mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 294mg 23%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 219mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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