Caramelized Red Pepper & Onion Burger
There’s nothing better than a really good burger and the key to a flavorful burger is adding flavor to the meat. Caramelized Red Pepper & Onion Burger has caramelized red peppers and onions cooked right into the burger meat itself.
Burgers are a very versatile meal; the ground beef is a blank canvas for just about anything you want to add to it and the more you add the more flavorful the burger. There are just 4 ingredients in this burger: ground beef, caramelized red peppers and onions and Worcestershire sauce.
When portioning the burgers, you get 4 patties per pound of beef. When you are done mixing the ingredients divide the meat evenly into quarters (that way all the patties will be the same size).
Salt the meat after the patty is formed because when the salt is mixed with the beef the salt can break down the muscle protein and the burger will loose moisture. Another great burger tip is make the patties thinner at the center and thicker on the edges.
Because burgers typically tend to swell up in the center when they cook, this ensures that the burger stays flat and the toppings won’t be balancing on the top.
Don’t forget to toast the inside of your buns, crispy buns make for an all-round better burger. I like to toast them under the broiler or directly on the grill.
If you like to top your burger with cheese (hey, who doesn’t?), cook the burger so the cheese melts. What? Well, there’s nothing worse than eating a burger with unmelted cheese, I’ve seen it and been served this in restaurants.
A great way to melt the cheese fast when cooking the burgers in a pan is tent the burgers with foil. This creates heat and steam and the cheese will melt easily.
When I don’t have an outdoor grill available, I like to cook my burgers in a cast iron skillet over medium high heat. This way you can get the pan nice and hot and it makes the burgers restaurant-style by acting like the flat top griddle to get a nice crispy sear on the outside.
Don’t forget the French fries and onion rings!
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22 Comments on “Caramelized Red Pepper & Onion Burger”
Great tips on making the burger! The cheese is perfectly melt and the burger looks so moist. Love the combination of roasted pepper too.
Thank you Maggie.
This looks and sounds succulent. Thanks so much for sharing.
Great tips, Janette! I so wish I could pop over to yours next time I have a burger craving. It’s a fabulous idea to add the peppers and onions to the patty itself. I also really want to taste those onion rings and dips … mmmm!
Dear Janette, These burgers look so good! I could go for one right now even if it is the middle of the night! xo, Catherine
I totally love the flavor combinations you have in this burger!!
I can gobble up the entire burger in one go! Great tips and thanks for sharing 🙂
Now that is a loaded gorgeous burger!! Looks great!!
Great recipe and fantastic tips! I’ve always salted the outside of my burgers and then made a thumb-print divot in the center (per instructions from a Flay recipe), but I never knew why! Makes total sense now that you explained it – thank you for that! 🙂
Those burgers look so juicy and delicious. It doesn’t get any more classic than Burgers and Fries. I can’t wait to see what other burger recipes you come up with in the future. You have a knack for great burgers.
Love a good burger – think we will have them for dinner tonight! Yours look fab – Janette.
Thank you so much Rachel
I consider myself a burger connoisseur and I’d gobble these puppies up, one after another. 4 for me please! And all the sides too. With extra dipping sauce.
Thank you Mrs Hill, that’s quite a compliment. You are welcome to as many as you can eat.
This burger looks so amazing. I can smell it now. Fantastic photo as well.
Thank you KC.
This looks like the perfect burger! Can only imagine how it tasted! Pinned! 🙂
Thank you Mira.
Thank you Nicole, it was pretty tasty 🙂
Caramelized red pepper & onion burger has never looked better!
Much appreciated Heidy 🙂
Oh wow! This sounds like an amazingly delicious burger!