Who can resist a delicious, juicy hamburger during cookout season? These hamburger patties hold their moisture with the dehydrated onions in the patties, locking in the juices that would normally run off during cooking. A slight hint of heat from the crushed red pepper and cayenne gives it just the right amount of flavor to compliment any topping you choose.

Onion Hamburger Patties

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 Burgers
Calories: 209kcal


  • 2 lb 90% lean ground beef
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper freshly ground
  • 1 1/2 tbsp dehydrated onion
  • 2 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 tbs granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper


  • Add all ingredients in bowl and mix well.  
  • Let sit in refrigerator overnight for full flavor of seasonings to incorporate into the meat (optional).  
  • Portion into 4 ounce patties.  Cook on grill or in grill pan, and enjoy with your favorite toppings.


This recipe freezes well for up to 4 months. Simply make individual patties and pull the day you plan to prepare for a quick and easy meal!
While most hamburger recipes recommend 80-85% lean ground beef because this will add flavor and moisture, I chose a leaner ground beef because the seasonings and  dehydrated onion compensate for the leaner beef.  I prefer to try to make my recipes on the healthier side when possible without sacrificing the flavor of the food.  In this instance the leaner beef helps reduce the fat and calories in the hamburger patties.  


Serving: 4oz | Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 407mg | Vitamin A: 280IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 2.7mg
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Recommended Pairings:

While this onion hamburger patty is great as is, we highly recommend trying it with our Cajun seasoning sprinkled on the patty right before grilling. Top with a slice of sharp cheddar cheese and an over easy egg for a delicious and filling cheeseburger that everyone will be raving about!

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