The Award Winning Burger Recipe

Behold, the award winning French Onion Soup Burger! These are cooked on the stove in a cast iron skillet.


  • 2 large yellow onions sliced
  • 6 Slices Swiss cheese (my favorite was the Sargento Swiss – 2 slices per burger)
  • 1 Ounce dry onion soup mix 
  • 1 to 2 Pounds ground beef  (80% lean /20% fat ground beef chuck)
  • 1 Tablespoon Triple Cream Sherry
  • 3 Tablespoons Unsalted butter
  • 1 Large egg
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ Cup panko breadcrumbs  (Progresso Panko Breadcrumbs – Italian Style)
  • 1/3 Cup water
  • Salt and pepper
  • Brioche Buns


INSTRUCTIONS: (Pro tip – do not smash down the burgers while in the cast iron skillet – the juice will release and the burgers will be dry)

  1. Mix onion soup mix, panko breadcrumbs,
    Worcestershire sauce, egg, salt and pepper
    into ground beef
  2. Form into patties and set aside to rest
  3. Caramelize the onions in a pan with one
    tablespoon of butter and 1/3 cup water.
    Cook down until onions are translucent and
    the water is mostly gone
  4. Once lightly browned, add Triple Cream
    Sherry to the onion pan. Cook down for 1
    to 2 minutes longer and remove from heat –
    then transfer to bowl
  5. Now it is time to make the patties! Using a
    spoon, put a small dent in the top so they
    don’t puff up too much while cooking. Add
    two tablespoons of butter to the pan and
    cook the patties for 3 to 4 minutes on each
    side or until desired level of wellness
  6. Once the patties are done, place a slice or 2
    of Swiss cheese on top of the patty with
    your desired amount of caramelized onion.
    Put on a brioche bun and serve
  7. Voila! You’re done, enjoy!

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