Touch-Down Beef Burger with Grilled Onion and Toasty Bun

Touch-Down Beef Burger with Grilled Onion and Toasty Bun
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This burger says 'Olé' from the burger right through to the bun!

  • Serves  4
  • Prep Time  25 minutes
  • Cook Time  30 minutes
  • Recipe Courtesy of  Canada Beef


  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 lb (500 g) Medium or Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp. panko-style bread crumbs
  • 1 small onion, cut crosswise into 4 thick slices
  • 4 burger buns
  • Salsa
  • Nacho-style cheese spread


  1. Combine chili powder, salt and pepper in small bowl. In large bowl combine 2 tsp of the chili spice blend (reserving the remainder) with the ground beef, egg and bread crumbs. Gently shape into 4 patties, each 3/4-inch thick; make a slight indentation in the centre of each patty. Cover and refrigerate to chill.
  2. Meanwhile, lightly spray onion slices with cooking spray; season all over with remaining spice blend. Thread a metal kabob skewer sideways through each onion slice.
  3. Cook burgers and skewered onion slices on lightly oiled grill over medium heat 425°F (220°C). Cook burgers for 6 to 7 minutes per side, until digital instant read thermometer reads 160°F (71°C) when inserted sideways into each patty. Cook onion slices for 10 to 15 minutes, turning occasionally, until softened and browned.
  4. Serve burger patty on lettuce tucked into a toasted bun that's been spread with nacho-style cheese spread. Top each patty with a grilled onion slice and a dollop of salsa.

Cut Used

Ground Beef
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Occasion: Everyday, Backyard BBQ, Entertaining, Tailgating