As burger recipes go, this is a simple one. But I can assure you it is delicious. I first went to the famous Sid’s Diner in Oklahoma while in high school.
I was travelling with a drum and bugle corp and we stopped at Sid’s for lunch. After days of eating pretty bad camp food, Sid’s Diner was a real treat.
A few months ago I visited with my wife and kids again. It was just as good as I remembered. While there, I watched how it was all done and now I’d like to show you too.
This recipe may not be exact but it tastes pretty damn close.
The idea of the Olkahoma Onion Burger stems from the Depression. They added lots of onions to the burger as meat was expensive and hard to come by.
There was no need to change the recipe when times got better. This one is a real winner and worth a try.
Be sure to slice your onions paper thin. I use a food processor to get them as thin as possible.
The meat I used was a 80% meat, 20% fat mix of quality Angus beef. Talk about gorgeous.
At Sid’s, the meat is placed on the grill in a ball and then pressed down into a flat patty. The resulting burger is nicely charred on one side with caramelised onion on the other.
If you are ever in El Reno Oklahoma, Sid’s Diner is a place you’ve got to try. If not, you can now try a burger that is very similar at home.