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Burgers with French Onions

An old favourite with a new twist

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  • ⅓ cup light mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup loosely packed fresh parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 small clove garlic, chopped or crushed
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, cut in half, thinly sliced
  • 115g mushrooms, sliced
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 470g lean beef mince
  • 450g Gruyère cheese, grated
  • 4 hamburger buns, toasted
  • 4 leaves butter lettuce


  1. Prepare grill or braai for cooking on medium heat.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together mayonnaise, parsley, garlic and ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, heat oil on medium-high. Add onion and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until it begins to soften, stirring occasionally. Add mushrooms, water, sugar and ¼ teaspoon salt; cover and cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until mushrooms are tender, stirring from time to time.
  4. Shape beef into four 2cm-thick burgers. Lightly sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon each salt and freshly ground black pepper to season both sides.
  5. Grill or braai burgers for 7 minutes for medium or until cooked as desired, turning over once. Top each burger with ¼ cup onion mixture and 1 tablespoon cheese. Serve on buns with garlic mayonnaise and lettuce.
Each Serving: About 2 093kJ, 34g protein, 33g carbohydrate, 33g total fat (12g saturated), 2g fibre, 197mg cholesterol, 880mg sodium.
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