Fallen Out of the Rotation

It is always fun to flip through your old standby recipes (either electronically through an app like Paprika, or through cards in a box) and see what you haven’t made for a while. Often the thought of the recipe will bring back fond memories of long ago.

One recipe that I recently saw again was onion burgers. Oh the memories. As my dad travelled quite a bit and my mom worked outside the home, weeknight dinners were often either prepared ahead of time for the slow cooker or were quick to cook. There were probably 8-10 in the standard rotation and in many cases these were the recipes my brother and I learned to first cook.

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Now that I think about it, I think I’ve only made onion burgers a handful of times in the last twenty years. It is such an easy weeknight dinner or weekend lunch. Very much like sloppy joes, but without the tomato base.

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Only four ingredients. I like to use a quick dissolving flour like Wondra, to reduce any likelihood of lumps.

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Fry up the meat. I used ground turkey here but I think the beef flavor works a little better with the onion.

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Add the can of soup and thicken with flour. You have to walk the line between soup and paste. You want to end up with a consistency similar to Sloppy Joes.

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I added some deep fried onions on top. Yum!

Onion Burgers

Prep Time: 0 hr 0 min | Cook Time: 20 mins | Makes: 4 | Difficulty: Easy


  • 1.3lb hamburger
  • 1 can onion soup
  • Flour
  • Buns


Cook hamburger. Drain. Add soup and 1-2 tbsp flour.  Cook until thickened. Serve on buns.


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Categories: Beef, kosher, Lunch2, Recipes, Turkey

Author:The Ranting Chef

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5 Comments on “Fallen Out of the Rotation”

  1. April 10, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

    I’m sadly not allowed to use real onions in anything. Sweeter Peter hates them, I can only use the dehydrated ones. BUT, when I go out to eat, man I pile on the onions!


  2. April 10, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

    Oooh! Yummy! 🙂 I might have to give those a try soon


  3. April 10, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

    Interesting but I am not entirely convinced! However we are guilty of cooking the same things all the time too so I mixed it up and made Paella tonight – it was yummy, Bee x


  4. April 10, 2013 at 5:13 pm #

    Really interesting take on a sloppy joe type sandwich. We all love onions around here so I’ll definitely be trying this one. So quick and easy, too!


  5. adrienne522
    April 10, 2013 at 10:01 pm #

    So simple….love easy meals. Thanks for sharing this. Isn’t it funny how food connects with memories?


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