Bold burger stars during grilling season


Say goodbye to bland burgers and typical toppings! Impress at your next backyard cookout with these fabulous and flavorful Ring O Fire Burgers!

The kicked-up spice comes from hot sauce-marinated fried onions, and burger patties spiked with pickled jalapenos and horseradish cheese. Creamy herbed mayo, crisp lettuce and juicy tomatoes cool it down and tie the flavors together.

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Ring O Fire Burger

2 whole onions

12 oz. Frank’s hot sauce

1 c mayo

5 basil leaves

2 stalks of tarragon leaves

1 lime

salt and pepper

1 dash hot sauce

1/2 c diced onions

2 lb ground skirt steak

8 oz. bacon, cooked and chopped

8 oz. horseradish cheese, grated

3 tbsp pickled jalapeno, chopped

1 btl canola oil

2 c flour

8 bakery-style hamburger buns

Lettuce, pickles, tomatoes


Slice onions into 1/8-in thick slices. Place in a large ziplock bag with 12 oz. hot sauce. Marinate for 2 hours.

In blender combine mayo, basil, tarragon, zest of one lime, juice of lime, pinch of salt & pepper and a dash of hot sauce. Blend until well combined and chill until burgers are cooked.

To caramelize onions, saute 1/2 cup diced onion in a touch of oil and a little salt and pepper. Cook over low heat until brown (careful not to burn), about 30 min. Let cool.

For burgers, combine beef, caramelized onions, bacon, horseradish cheese, jalapeno, salt and pepper, and shape into 6-8 patties

For onion rings, heat oil to 365 degrees. Drain raw onion in colander to remove excess hot sauce. Dredge handful of onions in flour (shaking off excess). Fry in oil until golden brown. Drain on paper towel. Repeat with remaining onions.

Grill burgers to desired doneness. Serve on bun topped with mayo mixture, onion rings, and desired toppings.

“This burger has quickly become a family favorite. Don’t let the amount of ingredients scare you. It’s very simple to put together, and it’s YUMMY!”

-Stephanie Heitmeier

Old Hickory, TN

pop. 23,287

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