Monday 9 June 2014

Caramelized Onion Burgers

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Who doesn't love a good burger?

 I remember when I was little we would have sandwiches called kebab sandwiches. These were essentially round, spicy kebabs, salad, cheese and yoghurt sandwiched together between slices of white bread or bread rolls.
Now, I realise they were our idea of a burger! Burgers are such a personal thing - everyone has their own favourite combinations. I can't stand raw onion, for example, but some people love them.

Anyways, this recipe for Caramelized Onion Burgers was one that I tried last year. The onions are the best part of this burger - they're so sweet and caramelized and you should definitely not leave these out.

Burgers, previously: Chicken Spinach BurgersSpicy Lemon Chicken BurgerMoroccan Lamb Burger Wraps.

Ingredients needed are onions, olive oil, butter, salt, black pepper, sugar, lamb mince, paprika, garlic powder, red chilli powder, dried oregano, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, mustard, mayo, burger buns, cheese and salad.

Bismillah, let's begin!

First, get started on the caramelized onions. These need to cook low and slow so get them on first. Peel and thinly slice 2 Large Onions.

Heat up 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil and 2 tablespoons of Butter. Don't leave the butter out - it's where the flavour is! And, do not use margarine! 

Once melted, add in the sliced onions.

Sprinkle in 1 teaspoon of Sugar, Salt and Black Pepper, to taste.

Stir well and leave to cook on a low to medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. We want the onions to be golden brown and soft.

Next, the burger mix. Take 1 pound of Minced Lamb. Use chicken instead, if you want.

Add in 2 tablespoons of Paprika.

Salt and Black Pepper, to taste

1/2 teaspoon of Garlic Powder

1/2 tablespoon of Dried Oregano

1/2 teaspoon of Red Chilli Powder

1 tablespoon of Worcestershire Sauce

4 Garlic Cloves, peeled and finely chopped

Mix well until well combined. It's best to use clean hands for this in order to get everything well blended together.

Next, make a quick sauce for the burgers. Take 1/2 teaspoon of Mustard.

Squeeze in 2 tablespoons of Mayo.

Stir well and feel free to add ketchup or chilli sauce too.

Shape the minced lamb into patties and fry until golden brown and cooked through.

The onions should be done by now too!

Once the patties are cooked ..

.. top with slices of Cheddar. Cover for a few minutes to melt.

Split burger buns in half, and toast under the grill.

Spread with the sauce.

Place on the lamb burger along with a dollop of the caramelized onions.

A slice of tomato


Top with the other half.

And, dig in!

Full Written Recipe:

Caramelized Onion Burgers

Adapted from Laura in the Kitchen 


For the Lamb Burgers
1 pound Lamb Mince
2 tablespoons Paprika
Salt and Black Pepper, to taste
½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
½ tablespoon Dried Oregano
½ teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
4 Garlic Cloves, peeled and finely chopped

For the Caramelized Onions
2 Large Onions, peeled and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
2 tablespoons Butter
1 teaspoon Sugar
Salt and Black Pepper, to taste

For the Sauce
1 teaspoon Mustard Paste
2 tablespoons Mayonnaise

To Assemble:
Cheddar Cheese
Burger Rolls


First, the onions. Heat the olive oil and butter in a pan. Add in the onions, salt, black pepper and sugar. Mix and allow to cook on a low heat for 10 minutes until golden brown and caramelized.

Mix all the ingredients for the burgers together. Shape into patties and cook in a frying pan or a grill pan, until golden brown and cooked through.

Place slices of cheese on top of each burger, and cover with a lid to melt.

Mix the sauce ingredients together, and toast the burger buns under the grill.

Spread the sauce on the buns, top with a burger and salad, and serve!

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