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Havarti Onion Burger Recipe

Havarti Onion Burger Recipe is the perfect grilling recipe to add to your summer backyard BBQ party. Loaded with crunchy fried onions & paired with Lipton Iced Tea!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Author Gina Kleinworth


  • 2 lbs ground chuck
  • 3-4 tbsp olive oil
  • salt pepper, season salt, granulated garlic to taste
  • Havarti cheese slices
  • 1/8 cup fried onions per burger
  • 3-4 pepperoncini yellow peppers(per burger)
  • Your choice of burger buns


  • Preheat your grill
  • Place beef in large bowl & add in your salt, pepper, season salt, granulated garlic to taste
  • Work seasoning into your beef so it's all combined
  • Form into patty shape
  • Place raw patties on baking sheet & brush with olive oil
  • Once grill is ready - place patties on the grill to sear - flipping once to sear both sides
  • Once seared, lower temperature & allow to cook for about 15-20 minutes flipping only one more time. Don't press down on them - or you will press all the juices out. You want to just let them cook without being disturbed, slow & steady.
  • When you are getting close to your time insert a meat thermometer - if it reaches above 160 degrees (if not continue cooking a little longer) - add your cheese & allow to melt slightly before removing patties from the grill.

It's time to assemble your burger

  • Add your burger patty to your bun
  • Top with fried dried onions & finally your pepperoncini


Make it fast - use the air fryer! Cook at 375 for 7-8 minutes, flip and cook another 7-8 minutes. Add the cheese and cook for another 1-2 minutes or until melted.