French Onion Burger recipe provided by the Certified Angus Beef® brand.

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French Onion Burger

Serves 4
Cuisine: American
Category: Burgers
Impress your guests with a juicy burger topped with caramelized onions and gruyere cheese on a toasted brioche bun. Enjoy all the flavors of French onion soup packed in every bite.
Prep Time
20 mins
Other Time
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
  • 1 1/2 pounds Certified Angus Beef ® ground beef, 80% lean
  • 3-4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 medium yellow onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup brandy or white wine
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced shallot
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup finely shredded Gruyère cheese
  • 4 hamburger buns (brioche or potato preferred)
  • 1-2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  1. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a skillet over low heat; add onions. Simmer 30-45 minutes to caramelize and develop a deep golden color, adding small amounts of water as necessary to prevent burning. Add brandy, simmer and stir until alcohol has cooked off and the flavors combine, 3-5 minutes; set onions aside and keep warm.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, hand blend thyme and shallots with the ground beef, form into four patties and season both sides with salt and pepper. Refrigerate 10-15 minutes.
  3. Brush cut sides of buns with butter and pan sear or grill to golden brown.
  4. Pan sear or grill patties 4-5 minutes on one side, flip and top each with caramelized onions and Gruyère cheese. Continue to cook another 4-5 minutes until the burger reaches an internal temperature of 160°F.
  5. Spread Dijon on bottom half of buns, top with burgers and bun tops.
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