1 Lb.Of ground beef (80% lean).

1 large yellow onion – sliced.

Salt and black pepper – to taste.

4 hamburger buns.

Butter, for toasting buns.

Mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, and other condiments of your choice.

Sliced cheese (optional).

Lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and other preferred burger toppings.


1st Step

To begin, slice the yellow onion as thinly as possible. Achieving slices that are as thin as paper and that caramelize nicely when cooked will provide the most authentic Oklahoma experience.

2nd Step

Form the ground beef into four patties of similar size using gentle pressure. Salt and black pepper should be applied on both sides of the meat before it is cooked to provide a uniform coating.

3rd Step

Prepare a griddle or a skillet by heating it over a medium flame. First, drizzle a little oil over the surface of the stove, and then proceed to add the sliced onions. They should be cooked, with stirring taking place intermittently, until they get a deep golden color. This should take around ten to fifteen minutes to complete. After they have been caramelized, put them to the side.

4th Step

You’ll want to use a spatula to crush each patty down onto the hot cooking surface to get the unique texture of an Oklahoma Fried Onion Burger. Make a thin patty by pressing down hard and allowing the edges to get crisp as you work.

5th Step

Immediately sprinkle a good amount of the caramelized onions over the top of each of the crushed patties. As the meat continues to cook, give them a chance to combine with the flesh.

6th Step

Toast the hamburger buns with a little melted butter in a separate frying pan until they reach a color somewhere between golden and light brown. While the patties are still cooking on the griddle, you may top each one with a piece of cheese if you so like. To facilitate the melting of the cheese, cover the pan with a lid.

7th Step

Put some of your favorite toppings on the bottom of each toasted bun. Place a burger on top of the onions, then caramelize them. You may top your sandwich with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, or any other ingredients you choose. Put the top half of the bread on it, and serve it while it’s still hot.