Cowboy Burgers

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cowboy burger

Summer is almost here, can you believe it? After almost a week of rain, yesterday was so pretty and sunny without a cloud in the sky. We couldn’t resist the pool anymore, and despite the freezing cold water, decided to just jump in. It was so much fun. We were all splashing around in the pool with our chocolate lab. It’s so nice to have a dog that loves the water so much.

After an afternoon of pool fun, what better treat for dinner than hamburgers? So I fired up the grill. I almost always make burgers the same way, either simply with a little salt and pepper, or I use one of those steak seasoning blends. I think when it comes to burgers, simple is always better.

burger with onion and lettuce

But when it comes to the burger toppings, that’s when I like to change things up. So for yesterday’s burgers, I made my favorite burger topping, caramelized onions. Nothing to me makes the house smell as good as when your slowly caramelizing a couple of onions in the kitchen.

After I grilled up our burgers, I placed them on pretzel buns I had toasted on the grill and then piled on those juicy onions. For sauce, we just poured on a little steak sauce. Add a little lettuce and tomato and that’s it, burger perfection.

sandwich on black plate

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Yield: Serves 4

Cowboy Burgers

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2 lbs ground chuck
1 red onion, sliced
1 sweet white onion, sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 pretzel rolls
salt and pepper, steak or grill seasoning
steak sauce


Form ground beef into hamburger patties and season. Grill to desired doneness.

Add onions to a large skillet with olive oil. Add a little salt and cook over medium-low heat, being careful to not burn the onions. Continue to cook until browned and very fragrant, about 30 minutes plus, depending on thickness of slices.

Grill pretzel buns and assemble burgers. Pile on caramelized onions and pour on steak sauce. Serve.

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  15 Responses to “Cowboy Burgers”

  1. Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — May 7, 2014 @ 1:18 pm

    I wish my two pups would get in the water! Unfortunately, they are sissies. But either way, I’ll take one of these burgers! They are serious burgers!

  2. Burgers are my absolute favorite! Such gorgeous photos too!

  3. I agree – with burgers the simpler the better! And, also, is there anything better in the world than caramelized onions? I don’t think so 🙂

  4. Now I’m craving a burger so bad! This one in particular! 🙂

  5. my husband would love this burger! i should probable make him one 🙂

  6. You are absolutely right – simple is best and that burger looks amazing!

  7. Samantha — May 7, 2014 @ 8:15 pm

    There is nothing better than a burger on a pretzel bun !!!! I always make sure that I have pickles on hand when I make burgers. They are a must imo!

  8. Rose | The Clean Dish — May 8, 2014 @ 10:29 am

    Your food photography is absolutely stunning. I want to take a bite out of this burger BAD!! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  9. I flipping love carmalized onions on burgers! This is making me seriously hungy!!

  10. Kim Beaulieu — May 9, 2014 @ 1:31 am

    You know i love me some burgers. This is just freaking amazing. I want to sink my teeth into this bad boy. Like now.

  11. Nutmeg Nanny — May 9, 2014 @ 8:11 am

    YES please! These burgers look amazing!

  12. I had a burger with grilled onions on it for lunch yesterday, but it didn’t look ANYTHING like that! Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous.

  13. Paula - bell'alimento — May 10, 2014 @ 10:29 am

    I’ve been craving a burger all week long, now I know which one I’ll be making!

  14. Lora @cakeduchess — May 11, 2014 @ 11:57 am

    It’s been so long since I had a fantastic burger-yours look so tempting!!

  15. Anonymous — October 3, 2014 @ 4:12 am

    If I’ve learnt anything from being in a relationship it’s that both partners wont always be in the mood for the same meal. Jack was craving a burger, I could not think of anything worse (now I could. there are definitely worse things than a burger. Wet hair for instance). Alas, we thought of Brother Burger and the Marvelous Brew.

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