Curry-Spiced Beef Burgers with Caramelized Onion & Lime Mayo

Curry-Spiced Beef Burgers

with Caramelized Onion & Lime Mayo

30 MIN
2 Servings
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From the Test Kitchen

To give these burgers a burst of bright flavor, you’ll cook rounds of red onion alongside the beef patties until they’re lightly charred, then layer it all on soft buns with a zesty lime mayo. A vibrant sweet chili dressing and crunchy peanuts bring dynamic flavor and texture to our simple side salad.
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Curry-Spiced Beef Burgers with Caramelized Onion & Lime Mayo
Title
  • 10 oz Ground Beef
  • 1 Tbsp Yellow Curry Paste
  • 3 Tbsps Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 3 Tbsps Roasted Peanuts
  • 1 Romaine Lettuce Heart
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 Lime
  • 2 Tbsps Mayonnaise
  • 2 Burger Buns
Prepare the ingredients
1 Prepare the ingredients

Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel the onion and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick rounds, keeping the layers intact. Using a zester or the small side of a box grater, finally grate the lime to get 1 teaspoon. Halve the lime crosswise. If necessary, halve the buns. In a bowl, combine the mayonnaise and the juice of 1 lime half; season with salt and pepper.

Form the patties
2 Form the patties

In a bowl, combine the beef and as much of the curry paste as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be; season with salt and pepper. Gently mix to combine. Form the mixture into two 1/2-inch-thick patties.

Cook the patties & onion
3 Cook the patties & onion

In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the patties and onion rounds in an even layer. Loosely cover the pan with foil. Cook 4 to 5 minutes per side (flipping carefully, as the oil may splatter), or until the onion rounds are lightly browned and the patties are browned and cooked through.* Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a work surface. Carefully drain off and discard any excess oil.

*The USDA recommends a minimum safe cooking temperature of 160°F for beef. 

Make the salad
4 Make the salad

Meanwhile, roughly chop the lettuce. In a large bowl, combine the sweet chili sauce, lime zest, and the juice of the remaining lime half; season with salt and pepper. Just before serving, add the chopped lettuce and peanuts to the bowl; toss to coat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

Toast the buns & serve your dish
5 Toast the buns & serve your dish

Add the halved buns, cut side down, to the pan of reserved fond. Toast on medium-high 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until lightly browned. Transfer to a work surface. Assemble the burgers using the toasted buns, lime mayo, cooked patties, and as much of the cooked onion as you’d like. Serve the burgers with the salad on the side. Enjoy!

Tips from Home Chefs

Prepare the ingredients
1 Prepare the ingredients

Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel the onion and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick rounds, keeping the layers intact. Using a zester or the small side of a box grater, finally grate the lime to get 1 teaspoon. Halve the lime crosswise. If necessary, halve the buns. In a bowl, combine the mayonnaise and the juice of 1 lime half; season with salt and pepper.

2 Form the patties

In a bowl, combine the beef and as much of the curry paste as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be; season with salt and pepper. Gently mix to combine. Form the mixture into two 1/2-inch-thick patties.

Form the patties
Cook the patties & onion
3 Cook the patties & onion

In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the patties and onion rounds in an even layer. Loosely cover the pan with foil. Cook 4 to 5 minutes per side (flipping carefully, as the oil may splatter), or until the onion rounds are lightly browned and the patties are browned and cooked through.* Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a work surface. Carefully drain off and discard any excess oil.

*The USDA recommends a minimum safe cooking temperature of 160°F for beef. 

4 Make the salad

Meanwhile, roughly chop the lettuce. In a large bowl, combine the sweet chili sauce, lime zest, and the juice of the remaining lime half; season with salt and pepper. Just before serving, add the chopped lettuce and peanuts to the bowl; toss to coat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

Make the salad
Toast the buns & serve your dish
5 Toast the buns & serve your dish

Add the halved buns, cut side down, to the pan of reserved fond. Toast on medium-high 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until lightly browned. Transfer to a work surface. Assemble the burgers using the toasted buns, lime mayo, cooked patties, and as much of the cooked onion as you’d like. Serve the burgers with the salad on the side. Enjoy!

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