When Kent and I went back to Syracuse in June we went to our favorite grocery store, Wegmans. As we were walking through the store Kent saw all the different burgers they had in the case. One that caught his eye was the Vidalia Onion burgers. When we got home I went online and of course found the recipe on Wegman’s website. These are simple and delicious. Here you go:
Vidalia Onion Burger
(Oh, and when you go to Wegman’s you can’t forget the Dinosaur BBQ sauce!! )
1/2 sweet onion, peeled, 1/2 inch dice (about 1 1/4 cups)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound 80/20 ground beef
2 teaspoons BBQ seasoning (I have a recipe below)
4 hamburger rolls
(I cut this recipe in half)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup paprika
1 Tablespoon black pepper
1 Tablespoon salt
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1 Tablespoon garlic powder
1 Tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional – I did not use)
Directions for BBQ Seasoning – Mix all together and store in covered container.
Directions for Vidalia Onion Burger
- Preheat oven 350 degrees. Combine onion, salt, pepper and oil. Arrange in a single layer on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Cook 30 minutes on middle rack of oven, stirring every 10 minutes. Remove from oven; let cool.
- Add ground beef, BBQ seasoning, and onion mixture in large bowl. Mix well, form into 4 patties. Season with salt and pepper.
- You can grill. I used my cast iron skillet. 4 minutes each side.
- Serve on rolls. You can use whatever condiment you like. We used Dinosaur BBQ sauce.
My BBQ seasoning story; When I first made these burgers I did not have any BBQ seasoning. I ended up searching online and using the above recipe. When I went to Penzey’s for my frequent spice shopping I bought the BBQ 3001 Seasoning. I used that in the mix the second time I made the burgers. Kent liked the burgers but noticed the addition of a different spice. I made them for a third time with the leftover spice I previously made and he liked them much better. The difference in the spice is the BBQ 3001 has a smoked seasoning in it. If you like smoky flavor and you are making the above recipe add Smoked Paprika. That’s my 2 cents.