Killer Steak Burgers with Black Pepper Mayo and Crispy Onions

Peppery mayo and crispy onions create tantalizing toppers for sauced-up burgers.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

1 1/2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/4
cup steak sauce
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon pepper
1 1/4
cups French-fried onions (from 6-oz can)
1/3
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
4
hamburger buns, split
1
cup shredded lettuce

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In large bowl, mix beef, steak sauce, salt, 1/2 teaspoon of the pepper and 1/2 cup of the onions. Shape mixture into 4 patties, 1/2 inch thick. In small bowl, mix mayonnaise and remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper, set aside.
  • 2 Place patties on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 11 to 13 minutes, turning once, until meat thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F. During last 2 minutes of cooking, place buns, cut sides down, on grill until toasted.
  • 3 Spread mayonnaise mixture on cut sides of buns. Top with remaining 3/4 cup onions, the lettuce and burgers. Cover with top halves of buns.

Expert Tips

For the best flavor, buy whole black peppercorns and grind your pepper as you need it.

To give these burgers a different twist, try substituting your favorite barbecue sauce for the steak sauce.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
580
(
Calories from Fat
310),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
35g
35%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
Trans Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
115mg
115%;
Sodium
1400mg
1400%;
Total Carbohydrate
32g
32%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
35g
35%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.