Onion Cheddar Hamburger Recipe – Dinner Under $10

Yummy Onion Cheddar Burgers

This is a favorite in my house. There is nothing like cheddar oozing out of a good hamburger when you bite into it. By putting the ingredients on the inside I have also found this eliminates a good bit of burger shrinkage. The patties actually balloon up as it cooks instead of shrinking.

A good bit of the ingredients are also things we always have at the house, and lets all be honest, there is nothing like a nice juicy homemade hamburger!



Cheap Under $10 Grocery List

  • 1 pound Ground Beef, $3.99
  • 1 Box Lipton Onion Recipe Secrets, $1.29
  • 1 Small Onion, .63
  • 1 loaf Bread, $1.29
  • 1 8oz Block Cheese, $2
  • Seasonings on hand
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Hamburger Seasoning



Prepping and Cooking Your Onion Cheddar Hamburgers

  1. In a medium bowl add ground beef, seasonings, and one packet of Lipton Recipe Secrets Onion mix. Mix with hands until all seasonings are equally throughout the ground beef.
  2. Grab 1/3 – 1/4 a pound of ground beef and flatten on plate.
  3. Dice Onion
  4. Slice half the block of cheese.
  5. Add 2 slices of the cheese and 1 tablespoon of onion to the center of the flattened ground beef.
  6. Fold the ground beef edges over the middle tucking the onion in first. Continue folding and shaping until no cheese or onion is visible. Then shape the patty into a circle with your hands.
  7. Continue this until all of your ground beef has been used.
  8. Refrigerate your patties for 1 hour. If you don’t they will crumble when being cooked. A nice cold patty will stay shaped in the pan better as it cooks.
  9. One hour later heat a pan on the stove at medium heat.
  10. Add the burger patties to the pan carefully and cook 5 minutes each side. Do not flip more than needed.
  11. While your patties are cooking toast your bread. You can always add a bit of better and garlic powder to the outsides of the bread before toasting for even more flavor.
  12. Assemble you burgers and devour!!




What Makes This Recipe So Cheap?

First of all I like to make sure everyone knows that I am in rural, southern USA. Prices are awesome compared to other parts of the country, however with frugal shopping you can find similar prices just about anywhere outside of the major cities in the USA.

I like buying my ground beef in bulk when I find a sale for $2.99 a pound at the grocery store. This time though I wanted to try out some 90/10 ground beef being sold at a locally owned discount food business. They get meats locally and I like the idea of knowing where my meat is processed. This turned out to be a good buy.

I know some people prefer using actual hamburger buns. Personally I think they are a huge waste of money. They usually get soggy just as quick as regular sliced bread, and I always feel like I can’t use them for anything else. Regular sliced bread though is $1.29 for store brand, I can toast it up with some garlic powder on it, and I can use the rest of the loaf for anything I want.

For most of my recipes I assume whoever will be cooking them has the basic seasonings around the house. As someone who cooks often I have an entire seasoning cabinet over my stove. For the basic seasonings I will not include them in costs or in the shopping list because I assume you already have them, and if you don’t you should if you plan on cooking at home on a regular basis.

Similarly I don’t add in “add on ingredients” such as lettuce on these type recipes. I hope that if you eat at home you have these things for other uses. I only included bread on this list because of how much would be needed to make 4 burgers. Why? Most people have bread in their home, but we need 8 slices to make 4 burgers, so in case you’ve used half your loaf you will need to replace it.

If I will be using a lot of one ingredient then it goes on the list to buy.


Best Affordable Food Chopper

We have a small homestead, with a huge garden. I cook every night using veggies from our garden. Slicing, dicing, shredding, are all things that take up more time than it should at dinner time, but we like to use our garden veggies. I was a little reluctant about trying out the Brieftons Food Chopper, but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by it’s abilities.

I have to say that this is one of the best kitchen items I have ever owned!! Last night we diced onions, bell peppers, Jalapenos, lettuce, and tomatoes. We were having burritos so I wanted it finely chopped. It was so easy to use, my 5 year old daughter did all of the chopping and even shredded the cheese! Even better was that this thing has a draw sting pull like a lawnmower. So my 5 year old actually loved getting to help with it!

What You Need to Know :

-You can chop just about everything in it!

-Chop, Shred, slice, you name it!

-The divider in the 2 side container does not leak through to the opposite side.

-Easy pull string does the chopping. Easy enough to pull even with arthritis.

-Cleans easy with minimal effort.

-Interchangeable top is easy to remove.

What You Get For Your Money :

– A twin bowl with divider

– Lid with a pulling cord

– 2 chopping rotators

– 2 mixer attachments

– Julienne insert, slicer insert, shredder insert and grater insert

– Safety food holder

This thing is great. I have never had a chopper that I actually felt like helped more than it slowed me down. This is the first time I have ever had a chopper that I like. Most of them make you almost chop the item completely before you can ever even put something in it. So I love this Brieftons Food Chopper!