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Sweet Onion Burgers

  • 1 c. dry bread crumbs
  • 4 tsp. onion salt
  • 4 tsp. brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 lb. ground beef
  • 2 1/2 c. barbecue sauce
  • 1 c. mayonnaise
  • 1 c. barbecue sauce
  • 2 tsp. brown sugar
    Onion Topping:
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 c. honey
  • 4 lg. sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 8 slices smoked cheddar cheese


In a bowl, combine the bread crumbs, onion salt and brown sugar. Add eggs. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 8 patties. Place in a shallow dish; pour barbecue sauce over patties. Cover and refrigerate for 2-4 hours. In a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients; cover and refrigerate until serving. For topping, melt the butter in a large skillet. Stir in honey until blended. Add onions and saute for 15-20 minutes or until tender and lightly browned. Keep warm. Drain and discard the barbecue sauce. Grill burgers uncovered over medium heat for 5-7 minutes. Top with cheese slice. Grill 1 minute longer. Serve on buns with sauce and onions. Serves 8 people.