Merlot onion burger recipe

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These juicy burgers are incredibly moist and packed full of a flavor that nobody will want to say no to. Topped off with cheddar cheese and homemade ketchup, this is a dish you will want to make every weekend.

  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Preparation Time: 25 Minutes


  • 2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil, evenly divided
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • ½ cup of dried red wine
  • ½ teaspoons of dried thyme
  • 1 1/3 pounds of lean ground beef
  • 2 Tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • Dash of black pepper
  • 1 cup of sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Four hamburger buns
  • Lettuce, for serving
How to Make It
  1. In a skillet set over medium heat, add in 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Add in the onion. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until soft.
  2. Add in the dried red wine and dried thyme. Cook for 5 minutes or until reduced. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
  4. In a bowl, add in the ground beef, onion mix and Worcestershire sauce. Season with a dash of salt and black pepper. Stir well to mix. Shape into 4 balls and flatten slightly into patties.
  5. In a skillet set over high heat, add in 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Add in the burger patties. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until cooked to your desired doneness.
  6. Top the burger patties with ¼ cup of the shredded cheddar cheese.
  7. Transfer into the oven to bake for 5 to 8 minutes.
  8. Remove and place immediately on the hamburger buns. Top off with the lettuce and serve.

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