Oklahoma Fried Onion Burger Recipe: The Ultimate Smashed Cheeseburger Recipe by Donna John

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7 months ago

Oklahoma Fried Onion Burger Recipe: The Ultimate Smashed Cheeseburger Recipe

An Oklahoma burger? Being from Texas, I wasn't too sure about it. But wow! People in Oklahoma know how to eat a burger! Oklahoma-style onion burgers are smashed burgers with caramelized fried onions. They're usually just dressed with a slice of American cheese and dill pickles. Uh, yum.

My Oklahoma onion burger recipe also has a fresh-made burger sauce that's drizzled over the meat, cheese and onions. I changed things up a bit like Melissa Vickers does on her recipes and used grated cheddar cheese instead of American cheese. And because it's hard for me to eat a burger without lettuce and tomatoes, I added that as well – and a few slices of fresh red onion. This smashed burger recipe was the best meal of the week – so far!

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 to 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 to 25 minutes
Servings: 4




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Recipe Notes

  • You could use ground turkey instead of ground beef.
  • Add whatever burger toppings you enjoy. For some spice, add some sliced jalapenos.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Stir together all the sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Shape the ground beef into four patties. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a skillet (I used cast iron). Add the onions and season with a little salt and pepper. Stir to coat with the oil, then push together to form four "piles."
  4. Put a burger on top of each pile of onions. Push down with a spatula.
  5. Cook until well browned on the bottom, about 5 minutes.
  6. Carefully flip the burgers and onions over and continue to cook until desired doneness.
  7. Add the cheese and cook until melted.
  8. Put the burger and onions on the bottom of a hamburger bun. Top with the burger sauce and pickles. Add any other toppings you desire. Eat while hot!

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 486

Total Fat: 20.4g

Saturated Fat: 7.2g

Cholesterol: 122mg

Sodium: 739mg

Total Carbohydrate: 31g

Dietary Fiber: 1.5g

Total Sugars: 8.1g

Protein: 43g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 190mg

Iron: 23mg1

Potassium: 631mg

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This looks over the top delicious.
Elisa Schmitz
What a crazy good burger, Donna John . My mouth is watering! #yum

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