I had a box of fried onions on hand that was in my food pantry box from Thanksgiving.
For some reason, I ended up with two. It's been staring at me ever since waiting to be incorporated into some enchanting recipe. Well, this is definitely the one!
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 pound ground beef
4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
4 hamburger buns, split and toasted
8 cooked bacon strips
1/2 cup french-fried onions
Lettuce leaves and sliced tomato, optional
In a large bowl, combine Worcestershire sauce, garlic, seasoned salt and pepper. Add beef; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four 1/2-in.-thick patties.
Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat until a thermometer reads 160°, 5-7 minutes on each side. Top with cheese; grill, covered, until cheese is melted, 1-2 minutes longer.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, ketchup, vinegar and honey; spread over cut sides of buns. Top bun bottoms with bacon, burgers, french-fried onions and, if desired, lettuce and tomato. Replace tops.