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Grilled Oklahoma Onion Burger

Traeger Kitchen


Grilled Oklahoma Onion Burger

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cook Time

15 Minutes

Effort

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Pellets

Hickory

Sometimes you don't need much to make a great burger. Cheese, onions and beef smashed together on a griddle are all you need to make your taste buds happy and your neighbors envious. Get smashin!

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

4

Units of Measurement:

main
  • 1 Pound ground beef, 80% lean

  • 1 Teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 Whole white onion

  • 4 Slices cheddar cheese

  • 4 Whole burger buns

Steps

  • 1

    In a medium bowl combine ground beef, salt and black pepper and mix with hands to combine. Form into 4 1/4 pound balls.
    Ingredients
    • 1 Pound ground beef, 80% lean

    • 1 Teaspoon salt

    • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper

  • 2

    When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke. Place a cast iron griddle on the grill grate and set the temperature to high and preheat, lid closed for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • 3

    Wipe the griddle with olive oil. Place the burger balls on the grate and immediately smash them down with a spatula until completely flattened. Pile ¼ of the onions on top of each patty and press again embedding the onions into the patty. Cook until burgers are well browned.
    Ingredients
    • 2 Whole white onion

  • 4

    Carefully flip the burger onion stack and cook until onions begin to soften. Add cheese and top with top bun. Place bottom bun upside-down over top bun to allow it to steam in the onion vapors.
    Ingredients
    • 4 Slices cheddar cheese

    • 4 Whole burger buns

  • 5

    When buns are soft, transfer bottom buns to a plate. Add condiments if desired. Lift up onions, burger, and top bun together and transfer to bottom bun. Repeat with second burgers. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

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