Beef Patties With Sweet & Sour Onions

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"This is out of the WW cookbook called "15-Minute Cookbook" dated 1998. I have it marked as being really good! It's a quick and easy dish to prepare. I have just used chopped onion in place of the frozen. If you do use the frozen make sure to drain well so gravy isn't watered down. This had 5 points on the old program. Hope you enjoy."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (212.5 g)
  • Calories 431.7
  • Total Fat - 23.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 336.5 mg
  • Sodium - 245.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 12.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.1 g
  • Sugars - 12.6 g
  • Protein - 40.7 g
  • Calcium - 26 mg
  • Iron - 3.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Combine first 3 ingredients; stir well. Shape meat mixture into 4 equal patties, 1/4 inch thick.

Step 2

Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; place over medium-high heat until hot. Place patties in skillet, and cook 5 minutes on each side or until done.

Step 3

While patties cook, thaw onion by placing in a strainer or colander under warm running water. (I just chop up fresh, about 2 1/2 cups). Drain well.

Step 4

Transfer patties to a serving platter, and keep warm.

Step 5

Add onion, sugar, and vinegar to skillet; cook 4 minutes over medium heat or until onion mixture is slightly thickened.

Step 6

Pour onion mixture over patties, and serve immediately.

Tips & Variations

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dienia b

These are really good used fresh onion and less sugar ,try these burgers

review by:
(16 Nov 2018)


Hubby gets me aged balsamic from a little specialty store we have and it is so good I could drink it out of the bottle so thought it would be great for this recipe. I used a fresh large onion and added less sugar so more of the sour flavor shined thru. The burgers were wonderful and a lot nicer then just adding a regular slice of onion on top. Might add some rough chopped mushrooms next time for the hubby. Made and reviewed for the recipe tag game For Your Consideration.

review by:
(28 Sep 2018)


Good burgers. I also chopped my own onions -- one large onion in a food processor. Served with fruit salad and chips. Thanks for sharing!

review by:
(14 Jan 2018)


We really enjoyed these patties. The balsamic onions were a nice treat. I used fresh onions and made as directed. Thanks for sharing, Teresa. Made for FYC tag.

review by:
(26 Feb 2017)

Susie D

I used fresh onions and very lean ground beef in the recipe. I assembled delicious burgers and would definitely make again. Served with veggies and dip. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

review by:
(20 Jan 2017)


I saw this recipe and thought that it would make a super burger - I was right! The onions are wonderful. Just right sweet & sour. I added a slice of tomato, some lettuce, spiced gouda and an onion bun - perfect burger.

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(24 Jul 2016)