Steak Burgers with Jarlsberg + Sautéed Onions

These giant steak burgers are griddled and then topped with melted Jarlsberg, golden sweet onions and homemade steak sauce.

Is it possible to fall in love with a burger?

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Because I’m pretty sure I did.

This steak burger is topped with ouber gooey Jarlsberg cheese, sautéed onions, drizzled with homemade steak sauce and all of this is sandwiched in the middle of a toasty pretzel bun. It’s a beefcake of a burger and I’m not ashamed to admit that I ate it all.

This behemoth is not to be confused with a steakhouse burger, which is really just a hamburger pretending to be a steak-burger by a little steak seasoning and Worcestershire. This burger has real-deal steak actually in the hamburger and I made homemade steak sauce and put it up in and all over this burger. Word.

Griddled Steak Burgers with Jarlsberg + Sautéed Onions cube steak

Start with a pound of cube steak.

Griddled Steak Burgers with Jarlsberg + Sautéed Onions slice

With a sharp knife, slice it width-wise into super thin strips.

Griddled Steak Burgers with Jarlsberg + Sautéed Onions mince

Then grab a few strips and mince the bejesus out of it.

Griddled Steak Burgers with Jarlsberg + Sautéed Onions into a bowl

Throw the pound of minced cube steak in with a pound of ground chuck. I was leery about doing a 100 percent steak burger. I’m not saying it can’t be done… I just think the fat from the ground beef is essential for a super moist and flavorful burger.

Griddled Steak Burgers with Jarlsberg + Sautéed Onions steak seasoning

Add in a tablespoon of Montreal Steak seasoning. This still is a seasoning that I can’t seem to crack the code to.

Griddled Steak Burgers with Jarlsberg + Sautéed Onions pepper flakes

Add a pinch or two of red pepper flakes.

Griddled Steak Burgers with Jarlsberg + Sautéed Onions steak sauce

And a 1/4 cup of steak sauce.

Griddled Steak Burgers with Jarlsberg + Sautéed Onions pour

I made this recipe and it’s so dang good. If anyone has canned this… please inbox me the instructions. I will be forever grateful to you.

Griddled Steak Burgers with Jarlsberg + Sautéed Onions mix

Work the meat mixture until it all the seasonings are throughout and it resembles meatloaf in a way. This step is always so hard to describe because you don’t want to over work the meat and have it become like those weird grocery store patties. But you need it to come together so the burgers hold together when you grill or griddle them. Feel me?

Griddled Steak Burgers with Jarlsberg + Sautéed Onions four patties

Form the meat mixture into four or 8 patties. I wanted four giant burgers to fit the even bigger pretzel buns I picked up. I swear though, one day I’ll make my own buns… but for now I let the bakery do it for me.

Griddled Steak Burgers with Jarlsberg + Sautéed Onions patties

Form the meat into good-sized burger patties. season

Season the tops with more of the Montreal steak seasoning. onions 1

I preheated my fossil of a griddle to 375 degrees, lightly drizzled it with olive oil and sauteed the onions until the edges caramelized but the onions were still a little bit firm. sauteed

Next, set them off to the side and start working on those big fat steak burgers.

Griddled Steak Burgers with Jarlsberg + Sautéed Onions season side down and indent

Next add a little more olive oil to the griddle before I placed the burgers seasoning-side-down and made a small circular depression in the center. This will help the burger cook evenly and not have a huge dome in the center.

And then season with more steak seasoning and let the burger cook for 6-8 minutes…

Griddled Steak Burgers with Jarlsberg + Sautéed Onions flipped

Before flipping.

Griddled Steak Burgers with Jarlsberg + Sautéed Onions jarlsberg

Then top with the Jarlsberg. This is one piece that I cut in half and then I covered the burger{s} with a domed lid.

Griddled Steak Burgers with Jarlsberg + Sautéed Onions gooey cheese

The cheese melts like a dream, you guys! It’s amazing. So just continue to cook the burger until you’ve reached the desired doneness of your burger. I’m a well done burger fan myself, so I let it cook for 4 to 5 more minutes.

Griddled Steak Burgers with Jarlsberg + Sautéed Onions toasting pretzel buns

Finally, remove the burgers and lightly toast the pretzel buns.  

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These steak burgers are one of those unhinge your jaw type of burgers. 

I think you’ll like it.

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That burger and that cheese is phenomenal and the pretzel bun adds its own thang and it’s amazing. And let’s not forget those onion petals… as if there wasn’t already an OD of onions happening. 

Enjoy! And if you give these Steak Burgers a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Yield: 4 burgers

Griddled Steak Burgers with Jarlsberg + Onions

Griddled Steak Burgers with Jarlsberg + Onions
Giant steak burgers griddled and topped with melted Jarlsberg and golden sweet onions.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes


  • 1 pound cube steak, minced
  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 2 tablespoon Montreal steak seasoning, divided
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup Homemade Steak Sauce, plus more for serving
  • 1 large sweet onion, sliced
  • 4 slices Jarlsberg cheese
  • 4 pretzel hamburger buns


  1. Preheat a large griddle to 375° or a large 12-inch skillet to medium-high heat.
  2. In a large bowl combine the minced cube steak, ground chuck, 1 tablespoon of steak seasoning, a pinch of red pepper flakes and a quarter cup of steak sauce. Mix by hand until thoroughly combined
  3. Divide into 4 portions, form into large patties and sprinkle with a little of the remaining steak seasoning.
  4. Once the griddle is hot add in enough oil to coat the pan. Scatter the onions down onto the griddle and cook until slightly soften and golden brown. Remove and set off to the side.
  5. Add a little more oil to coat the griddle and lay the patties seasoned-side-down. Make a divot in the center of each burger patties and season with more of the steak seasoning. Cook the patties for about 6-8 minutes before flipping, laying down the cheese and then cover with a dome lid to steam the cheese and get it all melted.
  6. Remove the burgers to a clean plate and top with the griddled onions.
  7. Separate the buns and place down on the griddle for 2-3 minutes to toast.
  8. Serve the steak burgers on top of the toasted pretzel buns with a drizzle of more steak sauce.

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25 Responses to “Steak Burgers with Jarlsberg + Sautéed Onions”

  1. #
    Rachael — February 28, 2014 at 12:12 am

    Wow, just wow! I’m salivating. 🙂

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    Julia {The Roasted Root} — February 28, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Holy mother of all things righteous, these burgers look amazing!! I love the steak-sauce-in-the-burger, love me some Jarlsberg! Yes, I’m definitely in love with this burger, and I’m ready to kick off the weekend burger & beer-style!

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — February 28th, 2014 @ 8:47 am

      I like your style my friend! Happy Friday!

  3. #
    Kelly T — February 28, 2014 at 8:30 am

    I only just ate my breakfast, but I must say if that burger was sitting in front of me right now, I would eat the whole thing!

  4. #
    Sheila — February 28, 2014 at 9:24 am

    I’m on the way over with my Salsa Verde Mac-n-Cheese!!! This burger is CRAYzeeeee!

  5. #
    Liz@Virtually Homemade — February 28, 2014 at 9:52 am

    That is one beautiful burger! Perfect for Friday night dinner.

  6. #
    Courtney @ Neighborfood — February 28, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Be still my heart. Seriously, this looks ridiculously amazing. The pretzel bun?? Gah. Can’t even deal.

  7. #
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — February 28, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Well, I know what I”ll be making tonight for dinner! So drooling over here!!!

  8. #
    Annalise @ Completely Delicious — February 28, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    I’m pretty sure I just fell in love with this burger. Drool!

  9. #
    Christine @ Cooking with Cakes — February 28, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    this looks epic girrrl, I am dying for this!!!!

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert — February 28, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Oh my – gooey cheese, caramelized onions and a juicy burger – sounds like (and looks like) perfection to me! Have a lovely weekend.

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — February 28th, 2014 @ 3:08 pm

      Thanks Tricia! You too!!

  11. #
    Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe — February 28, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Now THAT is a burger! Perfection.

  12. #
    Joanne — March 1, 2014 at 6:57 am

    This is really a burger to be reckoned with! I’m sure it’s super juicy from the steak sauce that gets mixed in all up in there. And sauteed onions – best burger topping ever.

  13. #
    Shea Goldstein — March 1, 2014 at 7:16 am

    I want this right now and it’s 6 am. Beautiful burger!!

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    natalie — March 1, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Your recipes look great. I love cooking from scratch and it is wonderful to see others take pleasure in doing the same. I am curious about your use of the word ‘ouber’. What does it mean? Did you mean to use the word ‘über’?

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — March 1st, 2014 @ 2:48 pm

      Thanks Natalie! Ouber is just urban slang for super-duper-awesome. 🙂

  15. #
    whatjessicabakednext — March 2, 2014 at 3:58 am

    This looks absolutely divine!

  16. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — March 2, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    Is there anything better than a good burger? This looks fantastic!

  17. #
    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — March 3, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Gahhh! I want one now! I have not had a serious good burger in ages. This is all I will be dreaming of now. Thanks 😉

  18. #
    Linda — March 3, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Well hello luciousness…yummmm…so very tasty, juicy, tasty,…opps didin’t I just say that? But really, this recipe rocks. Made it any sat back with my honey and watched the NASCAR race last night.

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    Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch — March 3, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Oh my goodness bring on sunshine, hamburgers and cold beers! These look amazing!

  20. #
    ATasteOfMadness — March 4, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    I haven’t made burgers in forever! These look to DIE for!

  21. #
    Víctor — March 31, 2014 at 4:29 am

    Is there any chance you could post the recipe for that bread? and, is there any other seasoning I could use?

  22. #
    kita — June 17, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Why, hello heaven

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