This juicy, county fair-style cheeseburger is a true American classic!

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Want to make a cheeseburger that Jimmy Buffett would be proud of? Leave your wimpy burgers behind — this county fair-style burger is juicy, filling and full of flavor. The key to these burgers are the sautéed onions, which you'll cook down in Worcestershire sauce to bring out their unforgettable sweet and savory taste. The tangy onions are the perfect addition to cut through the heaviness and grease of the burger.
Of course, there is no right or wrong way to make a cheeseburger, but the recipe below combines size, juiciness and taste for one of the best burgers you'll ever eat. All ready to devour in under an hour! The patties are cooked with butter on a flattop grill, while classic slices of American cheese top the burger to complete these fantastic sandwiches. Yes, the burgers are messy, but they're super delicious for kids and adults.
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County Fair-Style Deluxe Cheeseburger
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2 pounds 80/20 ground beef
4 large yellow onions, ½ inch diced
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
16 slices American cheese
8 hamburger-size potato rolls or preferred bun, toasted
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
To prepare the burgers, divide the ground beef, and form it into 8 equal sized patties, about ½-inch thick by 5 inches across. Do this by rolling the meat into a ball and flattening each one out. Freeze the patties until you're ready to cook.
In a medium skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Sauté the onions until they become light brown and translucent, about 10-15 minutes.
When onions are done, cover the skillet and set aside.
In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Season one side of the burger patties with salt and pepper, and place them seasoned-side down in the skillet. Season the other side while the first side is cooking.
Grill the patties for about 2 minutes on each side, until browned and almost crispy on the edges.
Reduce the heat to medium-low, and top each patty with a slice of American cheese, followed by ¼ cup of grilled onions, another slice of American cheese, and another ¼ cup of onions. Repeat this process for all the patties until you've used all the cheese and onions.
Cover the skillet, and allow the cheese to melt and the onions to come back to temperature, about 2 minutes. Remove from the grill, and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
Take your toasted hamburger buns, and fill each with the cheeseburger patty. Serve with traditional toppings like lettuce and tomato, and condiments like ketchup, mustard or relish. Serve hot immediately.
Pro-tip: Add a little extra flavor to your burgers by using a blend of ground beef and ground pork.
Pro-tip: Mix things up by using your favorite cheese to top your burgers, or add a little heat by including some roasted jalapeño slices.
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