By: Karl Bublitz On: August 1, 2023 In: Karl's Kitchen Comments: 0

Karl’s Kitchen – The Bangin Burger


1lb ground beef
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp smoked paprika
1 tbsp salt
1/2 tbsp pepper
1/2 large sweet onion sliced
1-2 tbsp butter
Burger buns
Havarti cheese

Karl’s Secret Spread

1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
zest of half a lemon
salt & pepper to taste


  1. Heat up a small pan, then add olive oil, onions and 1 to 2 tbsp of butter. On medium heat continue to cook and rotate the onions until they look translucent and a caramel color. This will take about 25-30mintes but is well worth it. The flavor is incredible!
  2. Start by heating up your grill or cast iron skillet. Liberally season burgers with garlic powder, chili powder, smoked paprika, salt and pepper on both sides.
  3. Place the burgers on the grill and cook to desired doneness. My personal favorite is cooking to about 135-145 degrees which is medium. A few minutes before removing from the grill add your favorite cheese. I like using havarti for this one as it goes really well with the secret sauce.
  4. In a small bowl, combine mayo, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, garlic powder, chili flakes, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Mix until fully combined.
  5. Lightly butter your rolls and place onto the grill until desired toast.
  6. Time to start assembling. Put the secret sauce on both sides of the bun then add the burger, onion, avocado, lettuce, tomato, and enjoy!

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