French Onion Burgers

BY: Kelly Senyei

  • cooking-duration Prep 10 min, cook 50 min
  • servings 4 SERVINGS
  • cooking-style stove
  • cooking-mode beginner

The classic soup transforms into the main event with a flavor-packed recipe starring Snake River Farms Pioneer Burgers, melted Gruyere, caramelized onions and dressed arugula, all piled atop a toasted brioche bun. 


French Onion Burgers

  • 4 Snake River Farms Pioneer Burger patties Buy Now

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • large yellow onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon paste mixed with 2 Tablespoons hot water

  • 4 slices Gruyere cheese

  • 2 cups arugula

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 4 brioche burger buns, halved and toasted (optional)


In a heavy-bottomed stock pot or skillet set over medium heat, melt the butter then stir in the onions, garlic and a pinch of kosher salt. Cook the onions, stirring frequently, for 15 minutes. Add the bouillon mixture and continue cooking the onions until they are dark golden and caramelized, an additional 15 to 20 minutes. Remove the caramelized onions from the pan and set them aside.
35 minutes
Season the burger patties with kosher salt and black pepper.
1 minute
Set your gas grill to medium-high heat or place a grill pan over medium-high heat on the stove top. Allow the grill to heat up for several minutes. If using a gas grill, oil the grates.
5 minutes
Place the burgers on the grill and cook, flipping once, until they reach your desired level of doneness. (For medium-rare burgers, cook 5 to 7 minutes total.) Just prior to removing the burgers, top with the cheese and cover until the cheese is melted, about 1 minute.
7 minutes
Remove the burgers from the grill.
1 minute
In a medium bowl, toss the arugula with the olive oil and a pinch of kosher salt and pepper.
2 minutes
Place the burger on the bottom bun, top with the caramelized onions and dressed arugula then serve.
2 minutes