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Caramelized Onion Bacon Burgers

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Nicole Modic
SERVES 4 Burgers
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Welcome to the most flavorful, juicy, delicious homemade burger of your LIFE! My Caramelized Onion Bacon Burgers are so delicious, you wouldn't believe that these are healthier than your traditional fast-food burger!
Save this recipe for your next grill date, or anytime that you're tempted to run into the fast-food line and fulfill your burger cravings. This recipe is proof that healthy does NOT mean that your food has to be boring!


  • 4 Beef hamburger patties of choice I recommend purchasing the highest quality meat you can afford!
  • 4 Brioche Buns
  • 4 Slices Cheddar Cheese you can double this if you like extra cheese!
  • 6-8 Slices Bacon
  • 1/2 Head Lettuce I like iceberg or butter lettuce!
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter or Olive Oil
  • 1 Red Onion thinly sliced


  • Preheat your oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with tinfoil.
  • Line your baking strips evenly across the sheet. If you have a baking sheet rack, you can it to elevate the bacon, but if not, no worries!
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until perfectly crispy. Once cooked, set aside on a plate to cool.
  • Next, make the caramelized onions. Slice the onion super thin and heat your butter or olive oil in a pan over medium heat.
  • Once the pan is hot, add the onions in. They will sizzle a bit, and that's okay! Continue to stir them until they soften.
  • Once they start to soften, turn the heat to low. If they start to look a bit dry, you can add in water 1 tablespoon at-a-time until they begin to soften again.
  • It will take the onions a while to fully cook (about 40 minutes), but the wait is worth it, I promise!
  • While the onions are cooking, generously grease a grill pan or cast-iron skillet with oil. Once hot, place your burger patties onto the grill.
  • Flip your burgers after the first side no longer sticks to the grill. Then, cook until they reach the desired temperature of "doneness," approximately 165 F.
  • Once the patties are done, prepare your toppings. Toast your buns on the grill or in a toaster if desired, and chop your lettuce, tomato, and cheddar cheese.
  • Finally, assemble your burgers in the following order: Brioche bun on the bottom, then lettuce, tomato, burger patty, bacon slices, cheddar cheese, more lettuce, caramelized onions, and finally, the top bun.
  • Eat, and enjoy!

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