French Onion Burgers


These juicy burgers get their sweetness from caramelized onions.

4 servings


  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil

  • 2 cups chopped onion

  • 1 pound ground round

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

  • 1 large egg white, lightly beaten

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 4 (1.5 ounce) French bread rolls or hamburger buns, split and toasted

  • 4 teaspoons fat-free French or blue cheese salad dressing


  1. Heat oil in a 12-inch cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; saute 10 minutes or until tender. Spoon onion into a bowl; let cool.

  2. Add beef, pepper, and egg white to onion, and stir well. Divide beef mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping into 3/4-inch-thick patties.

  3. Sprinkle salt evenly over surface of skillet. Heat salt in skillet over high heat 2 minutes. Add patties; cook 5 minutes on each side or until done. Place patties on bottom halves of rolls; top each with 1 teaspoon French dressing and top halves of buns.


Reprinted with permission of Cooking Light(R) magazine. All rights reserved.

CALORIES 340 (21% from fat); FAT 7.8g (sat 2.4g, mono 3g, poly 1.8g); PROTEIN 31.6g; CARB 33.1g; FIBER 2.3g; CHOL 66mg; IRON 3.5mg; SODIUM 957mg; CALC 40mg