1 lb. Ground Beef
Smoked Chipotle Dry Rub
1 Yellow Onion
3-4 Cloves Garlic
1 Tbsp Powdered Sugar
Spread garlic pepper, smoked chipotle rub and Worcestershire sauce on bottom of a pan or bowl. Put in uncooked ground beef and rub all over. Take one egg and whisk with a fork in a separate jar, then pour over ground beef. Sprinkle on more garlic pepper, chipotle rub, and Worcestershire sauce. Work everything into the beef. Set aside.
In a skillet, sautee yellow onions in olive oil and garlic. When about halfway soft, sprinkle on powdered sugar and sautee until onions are soft. Put onions onto a plate, then drain remaining olive oil.
Now, take ground beef and form into patties. Make sure to push down the middle since that takes the longest to cook. Put on skillet* on medium-high heat and cook on each side until done. Put cheese on for the last two minutes if desired.
While burgers are cooking, put butter on buns and put in broiler for a few minutes until toasted.
These were the most flavorful burgers I’ve ever tasted. I usually load burgers up with BBQ sauce, but for these, I didn’t even put a drop. Like everything else, I love a good mixture of sweet and hearty. The garlic pepper, smoked chipotle powder, and Worcestershire sauce give it a nice, typical burger taste, while the egg adds more flavor and the sweet onions add the perfect balance.
*Since we live in a one bedroom apartment in NYC, we don’t have a grill or smoker, so “grilling” burgers involves a skillet. So by all means, use a grill if you have one.