Beef Burgers with Crunchy Sour Cream Onions

Burgers are one of those great classics where when you have a recipe – and its good – its so hard to deviate and try something new. But with all the other burger recipes out there I realized I had to break my mold and try new things. Chicken, sausage, onions, mushrooms, barbeque, cheeses, stuffed, smoked, and seared… The possibilities are endless and Lord knows, I’ve yet to meet a burger I didn’t love. There’s something about the fresh ground meat cooked to perfection with the combination of bun and other deliciousness (or sometimes naked and cold leftover from yesterday) that simply makes my mouth water.

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Beef Burgers with Crunchy Sour Cream Onions

Beef Burgers with Crunchy Sour Cream Onions

Ingredients

  • For the Sour Cream Onion Rings:
  • Vegetable Oil for Frying
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 yellow onion, cut into 1 inch thick slices and separated into rings
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped chives or scallion greens
  • Salt and coarse black pepper
  • For the Burgers:
  • (I used my own ground mix of sirloin, brisket, and chuck marinated with thyme and Worcestershire)
  • 2 lbs course ground sirloin beef
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and coarse black pepper
  • EVOO, for drizzling
  • Brioche Rolls or other burger rolls of choice
  • Chopped crisp lettuce, such as iceberg or romaine heart
  • For the Red Ranch Dressing:
  • (I used a chipotle spread and omitted the ranch)
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup organic or low-sodium ketchup
  • 1 large clove garlic, grated or pasted
  • 3 -4 tbsp, finely chopped mixed fresh herbs, such as chives and parsley
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and coarse black pepper
  • Hot sauce, to taste

Preparation

Heat a few inches of vegetable oil in a pot over medium-high heat. Combine 1 1/2 cups buttermilk and 1/2 cup sour cream in a bowl and add the onion rings; soak for a few minutes. On a plate, toss the flour with the chives; season generously with salt and pepper. Double-dip the onion rings in the liquid and the flour. Fry a few rings at a time in the hot oil, turning once, until deep golden brown, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool.

Combine the beef, Worcestershire sauce, lots of pepper and a little salt. Form 4 large or 12 slider sized patties and coat with EVOO. Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium-high heat, add the burger and cook, turning once, for 8 to 10 minutes for big burger, 4 to 6 minutes for sliders.**

While the burgers cook, make the dressing. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup each buttermilk and sour cream, the ketchup and garlic, herbs, and lemon juice; season with salt, pepper and hot sauce to taste. Layer the rolls with the burgers, ranch dressing, lettuce and onion rings.

Adapted From

From Everyday with Rachael Ray June/July 2011

http://passthesushi.com/beef-burgers-with-crunchy-sour-cream-onions/

 

**I grilled these over a medium heat on my gas grill because I love any excuse to fire that bad boy up.


Comments

  1. says

    Yum. Fire up the grill! I am going to add sriracha to the red ranch sauce! Your pics are marvelous and make my mouth water. Great post.

  2. RavieNomNoms says

    I haven’t met a burger I don’t like either! It is one of those things that I just cannot resist and I love trying new ones. Yours looks so great! There was this place that had a burger very similar to this is PA when I lived there. Yours looks TEN TIMES better!

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  1. […] Ingredients:For the Sour Cream Onion Rings:Vegetable Oil for Frying1 1/2 cups buttermilk1/2 cup sour cream1 yellow onion, cut into 1 inch thick slices and separated into rings1 1/2 cups flour1/4 cup finely chopped chives or scallion greensSalt and coarse black pepperFor the Burgers:2 lbs course ground sirloin beef1/4 cup Worcestershire sauceSalt and coarse black pepperEVOO, for drizzlingBrioche Rolls or other burger rolls of choiceChopped crisp lettuce, such as iceberg or romaine heartFor the Red Ranch Dressing:1/2 cup buttermilk1/2 cup sour cream1/4 cup organic or low-sodium ketchup1 large clove garlic, grated or pasted3 -4 tbsp, finely chopped mixed fresh herbs, such as chives and parsley1 tbsp fresh lemon juiceSalt and coarse black pepperHot sauce, to tastePreparation: http://passthesushi.com/beef-burgers-with-crunchy-sour-cream-onions/  […]

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