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Oklahoma Fried Onion Burgers

close up shot of Oklahoma Fried Onion Burgers with melted cheese on a plate
These Oklahoma Fried Onion Burgers consists of a juicy burger patty and caramelized onions combine to create a taste sensation that’s made extra special by the addition of the secret recipe burger sauce.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 419 kcal


For the hamburger

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion sliced into thin cut half moon shapes
  • american cheese sliced
  • 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper
  • bacon cooked (optional)
  • pickle chips optional
  • hamburger buns

For the secret ingredients burger sauce

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/8 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp ground red pepper
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp yellow mustard
  • 1/2 tsp dill pickle juice
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper


  • In a small bowl combine all secret ingredient burger sauce ingredients. Use a small whisk to combine. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat add vegetable oil and onions. Stir to coat onions in oil.
  • Divide ground beef into 4 equal parts. Roll each part into a ball and then use your hands to flatten into a patty. Season both sides of hamburger patties with salt and pepper.
  • Place the hamburger patties directly on top of the onions. Push down with your spatula to press the hamburgers and onions together.
  • Let cook until browned on one side. Flip over and let cook until browned on the other side.
  • Remove the hamburger and onions from the skillet and place on the bottom buns.
  • Add a slice of american cheese, and spread the secret ingredient burger sauce on the top bun. Add optional bacon and pickles if using them.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 419kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 20gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 86mgSodium: 320mgPotassium: 378mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 75IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 2mg