Sunday, May 25, 2014

The Best Caramelized Onions Ever for Memorial Day Burgers

I love, love, love, onions! One of my Summer favorites is delicious caramelized onions on top of my burger. These little gems take about 25-30 minutes to make but are so worth it. I start them a little before the burgers go on the grill. Here's how you do it.

Caramelized Onions

3-5 medium onions diced
2 tsp. vinegar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup water

Place the oil in a small frying pan and heat on medium until you see the oil shimmer.  Stir around the onions to make sure they are all coated. Turn the heat to low and stir the onions every few minutes. When you see the pan dry up add just a few TBSP of the water. This prevents the onions from becoming oily and provides some steam action too. Keep on stirring the onions every few minutes and they will begin to brown and become sweet. In the last five minutes, add the vinegar and stir in. These will become darker brown after about 25 minutes. Serve with your favorite burgers.

Ranch Burgers

1 pkg. Hidden Valley ranch Ranch mix
3 lbs hamburger
1 tsp. salt

I use a handy hamburger press I purchased from Bed Bath and Beyond. Add the meat and the Ranch together with the salt. Make sure the mix is incorporated. Press out into 8 1/4 inch patties. Make a thumb print in the middle of each patty. This will prevent shrinkage. Grill on the grill for approx 8 minutes a side or until no longer pink in the middle. Serve with the delicious onions on top.

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