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French Onion Burgers



  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

Roasted Garlic Mayo

  • 2 whole heads of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise

Caramelized Onions

  • 2 medium size Vidalia onions
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 4 thick slices of Gruyere cheese
  • 4 onion buns sliced
  • Fresh thyme leaves for garnish


  • Combine ground beef, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Worcestershire sauce in bowl. Set aside
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cut off top of garlic to show part of cloves. Drizzle with olive oil and wrap both heads of garlic in aluminum foil. Bake for 40 minutes.
  • Slice onions into thin slices. Melt butter in large pan over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium low and cook onions for 40-45 minutes until they are a gold brown. Stir frequently so they do not burn. Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil at a time if they are browning too quickly.
  • While onions and garlic are cooking prepare grill for medium heat. Prepare burgers into 4 patties. Grill for 5-6 minutes on each side or until they are cooked through to your liking.
  • Top each patty with the Gruyere cheese allowing it to melt.
  • Carefully remove garlic cloves from head of garlic. Once it has cooled squeeze from bottom and the cloves slip out. Using a fork mash the cloves to make a paste (yields about 2 tablespoons) then add this to a small bowl. Add the lemon juice and mayonnaise and stir. Slather some on bottom buns.
  • Top each patty with 1/4 cup caramelized onions and and thyme leaves.