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ring o fire burger

(10 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Stephanie Heitmeier
Ellijay, GA

I wanted to enter this in the grillin contest but chickened out. This burger has quickly become a family favorite. Don't let the amount of ingredients scare you. Its very simple to put together and its YUMMY!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

I had to keep slapping my own hands to keep from eating all these onion rings! I very nearly didn't have enough left for the burgers. So delish!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(10 ratings)
yield 6 -8
method Grill

Ingredients For ring o fire burger

  • 2 lb
    skirt steak (ask butcher to grind it for you)
  • 1/2 c
    onions, carmelized
  • 8 oz
    bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 8 oz
    horseradish cheese, grated
  • 3 Tbsp
    pickled jalapeno, chopped
  • 2
    onions (not part of the carmelized onion)
  • 12 oz
    franks hot sauce
  • 1 c
  • 5
    basil leaves
  • 2
    stalks of tarragon leaves
  • 1
  • 1 dash
    hot sauce
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 c
  • 1 bottle
    canola oil
  • 8
    bakery style hamburger buns

How To Make ring o fire burger

  • 1
    Slice two onions into 1/8 inch thick slices. Place into a large ziplock and pour Frank's Hots Sauce in the bag. Marinate for 2 hours.
  • 2
    MAYO BURGER TOPPING: In blender combine mayo, basil, tarragon leaves, zest of one lime, juice of lime, pinch of salt & pepper and a dash of hot sauce. Blend until well combined. Put in the fridge while you assemble the rest of the burger.
  • 3
    CARAMELIZED ONIONS: To a pan add 1/2 cup diced onion, a touch of oil and a little salt and pepper. Cook over low heat until nice and brown (careful not to let it burn.). This takes about 30 minutes. Let cool.
  • 4
    BURGERS: Combine skirt steak, carmelized onions, bacon, horseradish cheese, jalapeno with some salt and pepper. vShape into 6-8 patties, then set them aside while you work on the onion rings.
  • 5
    FRIED ONION RINGS: Heat oil to about 365 degrees. Drain raw onion rings into a colander to remove excess liquid. Take a handful of onion rings and dredge in flour (shaking off excess flour.)
  • 6
    Fry onions in oil until golden brown. Drain on paper towel, then repeat with remaining onion rings. (Can be kept warm in a low-temp oven.)
  • 7
    Grill Burgers to desired doneness. Serve on a bakery-style bun topped with the herbed mayo and your crispy, spicy onion rings. Add lettuce, pickle, tomatoes and more sliced jalapeno if you wish! (NOTE: If you can't find skirt steak or it isn't on sale, you can most certainly use a ground chuck or a lean ground sirloin. The skirt steak is delicious.)