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Onion Pan Burgers

By Mariealicerayner @MarieRynr
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I like to watch food television once in a while.   Actually I would probably watch it a lot more often, but Todd gets rather annoyed with it, and so . . . I usually only indulge when he's not home.   I'd like to say on record though, that he doesn't mind reaping the benefits "eating-wise" from my  obsession with cooking and recipes!! 
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One of the programs I like to watch it Diner's Drive In's and Dive's with that guy who has that freaky died hair.   He goes to some really tasty looking spots and eats some really fabulous food!  I was watching it a while back and I noted these really tasty looking burgers he was trying at this one place and I thought they looked like something which we would enjoy at home. 
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They didn't look that hard to make either, and I have to say I was greatly intrigued with the idea of mashing the onions into the burger and then steaming the buns over the onions . . . what a great way to get the onion flavor right into the meat and the buns!
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SO anyways, it was so long ago that I can't remember the restaurant he was at, and I can only tell you what I did myself that worked.   In any case, these were some pretty tasty burgers!  We had them with some steak cut oven chips for a mighty scrummy supper!
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*Onion Pan Burgers*Serves 2
Printable Recipe  

My own version of something which I saw on the television.  They turned out really nice! 
1/2 pound ground steak1 fat clove of garlic mincedfine sea salt freshly ground black peppera bit of oil and a knob of butter2 large onions, peeled and sliced2 soft burger buns2 slices of burger cheeseyour favorite burger condiments
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Lightly mix together the steak and garlic, with salt and black pepper to taste.  Shape into two large patties.   Heat a large skillet over medium  heat.   Add the knob of butter and some oil.  Add the burger patties, then cover with the onions.   Cook, pressing down on the sliced onions to embed them somewhat in the burgers, cooking until the burgers have browned.   Flip the burgers over so that they are then on top of the onions.  Continue to cook until the onions begin to soften. Top each burger pattie with a slice of cheese.  Split your buns in half.  Lay the top halves on top of the cheese and the bottom halves over the onions in the pan.   Allow the bottom buns to steam in the onion fumes to heat through.   Place the bottom buns on heated plates.  Carefully scoop up the burgers, along with the onions, cheese and top bun halves to place on top.   Serve immediately along with your favorite burger condiments.
I like to have mustard and sliced gerkins with mine.   The Toddster he likes catsup.

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