Cheeseburger with caramelised onions

The best cheeseburger in the world with caramelised onions, red cabbage, homemade burger dressing, lettuce and brioche bun. Freezer-friendly and ready in just 20 minutes.

The best burger recipe

Honestly, this is perhaps the only burger recipe you’ll ever need.
The burger patty is perfectly seasoned, juicy and tender, the caramelised red onions bring out a nice and sweet flavour that compliments the rest so well. I made a homemade dressing as well as served with a little ketchup, lettuce, freshly sliced red cabbage and boy was it good.

I had it cold the next day for lunch and it was just as delicious.

How to make a perfect burger

Cheeseburger with caramelised red onions, red cabbage, ketchup and brioche buns
  • I wish I had a barbeque to get that charred, flame-grilled flavour. If you’re lucky enough then go and fire it up or use a pan like me.
  • Always choose quality mince (7-12 % fat) and preferably free-range/organic.
  • Don’t overcook the beef patties. There’s nothing worse than a dry burger.
  • If you can, let the mince sit for 30-45 minutes to absorb the flavours from the spices.
  • If you want a really flavour-explosion, make your own ketchup. You can follow my tasty recipe for homemade ketchup right here:

    Perfect homemade tomato ketchup
  • Use crispy lettuce, gem lettuce, Frisée, Romaine anything goes really as long as you don’t use Iceberg. Nothing wrong with Iceberg, it’s just not as flavorful as other lettuces.
  • Use ingredients that make you happy – but be open to trying new combinations.

The best Cheeseburger with caramelised onions

Burger patties

  • 500 g free-range beef mince (7-10/12 %)
  • 2 tbsp HP Sauce (or brown sauce)
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 organic, freerange egg
  • ½ dl rolled oats
  • ½ dl double cream or normal milk ((I used whole oat milk))
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp paprika and chilli flakes (mixed together)
  • ½ tsp onion powder (Or onion salt)
  • gourmet salt (like Maldon)
  • lots of freshly cracked black pepper

Caramelised onions

  • 2 red onions
  • 20 g butter ((the square boxed one. Not spreadable))
  • 2 tbsp cane sugar
  • 1 tbsp balsamico

Homemade burger dressing

  • 1 pot Oatly Creme Fraiche ((or normal if you like))
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise (good quality)
  • ½ tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tsp honey (or brown sugar)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • a drizzle of lemon juice
  • salt and lots of cracked pepper


  • ½ red cabbage, finely sliced
  • ½ lettuce head* (*see notes further up for best burger lettuces)
  • 4 semi-thick slices <strong>Doux de Montagne cheese</strong> (or other semi-hard cheese with good melting qualities such as Raclette, Fontina, Gouda, Taleggio etc. )
  • Seasoning
  • 4 Brioche Buns
  • some ketchup (if not homemade, please make sure it's Heinz 🙂 )

Burger patties

  1. Mix it all together and let it sit for up to an hour.

  2. Form into thick burger patties using your hands.

  3. Fry it on a very hot BBQ or a grill pan in half oil, half butter.

    Once one side is cooked, flip using a spatula and your thumb and place the cheese on the patty. Always make sure it's piping hot all the way through.


  5. to season on each side

  6. To prevent the burgers from shrinking into a tiny ball, using a sharp knife gently cut in a vertical and horizontal checked pattern on each side

Homemade burger dressing

  1. Add all ingredients in a bowl.

  2. Season to taste and keep in the fridge until everything is ready.


  1. Prepare your greens and toast the buns.

  2. Spread the dressing on both buns. Start with lettuce, then the patty, cabbage, ketchup and a little extra pepper.

  3. ENJOY!

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