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Beef Recipes for Grilling: Ranch Burger with Carmelized Onion

Ranch Burger

Makes: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes




Ranch Burger with Carmelized Onion

Ranch Rub (Makes 3 tablespoons):

1 1⁄2 pounds ground beef
4 teaspoons Ranch Rub (recipe follows)
1 tablespoon butter
1 medium onion, cut into thin wedges
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
4 hamburger buns, split
Romain lettuce, tomato slices


Mojo Sauce:

2 teaspoons sweet paprika
2 teaspoons dried thyme
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper



  1. Rach rub instructions:
    1. Combine all ingredients.
    2. Store in airtight container.
    3. Shake before using.
  2. Preheat grill to medium.
  3. Lightly shape ground beef into four 3/4-inch thick patties.
  4. Press Ranch Rub onto patties.
  5. Place patties on grid and grill, uncovered, 13 to 15 minutes to medium (160°F) doneness, until not pink in center and juices show no pink color, turning occasionally.
  6. Meanwhile, heat butter in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and brown sugar; cook and stir 8 to 10 minutes or until onion is caramelized.
  7. Line bun bottom with lettuce and tomato. Top with burger. Evenly divide onion mixture over burgers. Close with bun top.

Recipe and photo courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.

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