Cheeseburger Onion Rings

Oh sure you can have onion rings served with your burger…. But what about your onion rings actually BEING your burger? This recipe is simply a  fantastic finger food!


2 quarts vegetable oil for frying
2 medium yellow onions
1 pound ground beef
1 teaspoon kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper, and other burger seasoning
10-12 cubes cheddar cheese (as much as needed really)
2 cups flour
4 eggs, beaten
4 cups breadcrumbs
Optional –
Ketchup and mustard for serving


Preheat oil to 350℉ in a deep fryer or heavy-bottomed pot fitted with an oil thermometer.

Slice onions crosswise into 1-inch rounds, discard centers and peels, separate rings and lay them flat on a cutting board.

In a medium bowl, add beef, relish, salt, and pepper; mix with your hands until just combined.

Press beef into each onion ring, filling them halfway. Stick a cube of cheese in the center of each ring, fill the rest of the way with more beef.

Level them off so the sides are flat.

Place flour in one shallow bowl, eggs in another, and bread crumbs in another. Dredge patties in the flour, then eggs, then Bread Crumbs, coating thoroughly.

Fry 2-3 at a time for 4 minutes, flipping them halfway. Transfer to a wire rack to drain. Serve immediately with ketchup and mustard.


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