1. Burger with Caramelized Onions and Cranberry Relish
Burger with Caramelized Onions and Cranberry Relish

Burger with Caramelized Onions and Cranberry Relish

Julia Mueller | Dinner, Lunch, Relish |American

We love to find different, tasty ways to enjoy a juicy burger, and this burger with caramelized onions and cranberry relish does just that! This burger recipe uses our Country Cranberry Relish, so get ready to impress friends and family this grilling season.

A flavorful, juicy burger can be one of the best parts of summer. And a great way to feed a crowd! This recipe takes the flavors of cranberry relish and caramelized onions along with Havarti cheese, to create a delicious burger. Don't want to go outside to fire up the grill? Don't worry, these burgers can be made in a large cast iron skillet as well. These burgers are so versatile and easy to make, it'll soon become one of your favorite recipes. This simple burger is a must-try, so fire up the grill or grab your skillet and enjoy! Your taste buds will thank you.

Burger with Caramelized Onions and Cranberry Relish

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 50 minutes | Total Time: 1 hours


  • 3 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 large yellow onions, sliced
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 4 slices Havarti Cheese (or cheese of choice)
  • 1 Jar Harry & David Country Cranberry Relish
  • 4 potato burger buns (or bun of choice), toasted


  1. Heat olive oil at medium-high in a large skillet and add the sliced onions. saute, stirring occasionally, until onions are translucent
    and begin to brown on the sides, about 10 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until onions become deep brown and are caramelized, about 40 minutes.
  3. Add sea salt to taste. Note: if onions begin to stick to the skillet at any point, add a few tablespoons of water to de-glaze the pan.
  4. Add ground beef, oregano, parsley, paprika, and sea salt to a mixing bowl.
  5. Use your hands to mush everything together until ingredients are well-combined.
  6. Form three 1/3-pound patties, or four 1/4 pound patties.
  7. Preheat grill to high heat. Carefully place patties on grill and cover with the grill lid. Grill for 3 minutes until first side is golden-brown and slightly charred.
  8. Flip patties, cover, and cook 2 minutes.
  9. Add the sliced cheese to the burgers and cover.
  10. Cook until cheese has melted, about 1 minute. Note: for well-done burgers, cook an additional 2 minutes.
  11. Spread just 2 to 3 teaspoons of Harry & David Country Cranberry Relish on each slice of toasted burger bun.
  12. Top burgers with caramelized onions, and serve alongside your favorite side dishes.
Makes: 4 burgers
Serves: 4 servings