Sour Cream and Onion Burger

Two burgers on a cutting board with waffle fries next to them

We have been experimenting with cast iron skillet burgers recently as we wait for our new grill to be deliver. There is just something about the weather warming up that puts you in the mood for a juicy burger and these Sour Cream and Onion Burgers are the juiciest. If you haven’t tried our Farmers Market Turkey Burger, it’s a must. Another goodie for this time of year is our Pesto Turkey Burgers. All of these burgers are filling, rich with flavor, and most important, JUICY! Check out the recipe below and let us know what you think!

Two burgers with jalapeños on top sitting on a wooden chopping block. Waffle fries are sitting in front of the burgers.

Inspiration

While thinking about a new summertime recipe to make, I just so happen to be preparing a sour cream and onion dip for Phillip and I to enjoy with some chips and beers on the deck. As we were munching away we kept talking about how a classic like onion dip just never goes out of style and always keeps you coming back for more. The sour cream gives you just the right amount of creamy tang, and the minced onion and seasoning once sitting in the sour cream takes on a life of its own. “I always look forward to this at a cookout every summer with a burger” Phillip said. From there this recipe just came to us, a juicy burger that embodies the flavor of a sour cream and onion dip!

Close up side shot of a juicy burger with sour cream and jalapeños on top.

Tools Needed

Cast Iron Skillet or Frying Pan: While you can cook these burgers on the grill, they are very sticky and flimsy, getting stuck or falling into the grill. We choose a cast iron skillet but a regular frying pan will also get the job done.

Ingredients

Lipton Onion Soup Mix: This is the key ingredient to these Sour Cream and Onion Burgers. Many have made versions of this before and they are tasty but just not the same. Save the time, money, and energy of making your own mix and buy the packets from the professional at the store!

Sour Cream: The sour cream acts as the binding agent in these burgers but also provides the fat needed to keep these burgers moist.

Chives: This herb adds the perfect herb-kick to the recipe. Save a few chopped pieces for garnish as well!

Panko Bread Crumbs: The sour cream will make this recipe VERY sticky. So to help, add the panko bread crumbs to absorb some of the moisture as well as leaving room for air . This helps the burger breath and cook thoroughly.

Two burgers next to waffle fries sitting on a wooden board garnished with sour cream and jalapeños.

Step by Step

Begin making these Sour Cream and Onion Burgers by mixing together all of your burger patty ingredients into a large mixing bow. Add the ground turkey or ground beef, sour cream, Lipton onion soup mix, minced chives, cayenne, and panko bread crumbs into a bowl and mix so everything is combined. Cover the bowl and let sit in the fridge for about 15 minutes so the onion soup mix is absorbed into the mixture. In the mean time, combine the sour cream topping ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Set aside to let the flavors combine. Remove burger mixture from the fridge and make into patties, typically this makes about 4-5 burgers.

In a large frying pan or cast iron skillet heat to medium. Add about 3 tablespoons of oil to the bottom of the pan and let it come to heat. Place your patties on the pan and cook. Be sure to not over crowd your pan so the burgers cook evenly. After about 3-4 minutes flip your patties and let cook. If you are using ground beef, let cook until internal temperature of your liking, 160 degrees is a medium temperature. If you are using ground turkey, cook until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Remove the burgers from the pan and place on a paper bag or directly onto your burger buns. Top the burgers with your sour cream topping and enjoy! We like to add some jalapeños and pickles to our burgers.

From our kitchen to yours, cheers!

Two sour cream and onion burgers sitting on top of a cutting board next to seasoned fries.
Two burgers on a cutting board with waffle fries next to them
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Sour Cream and Onion Burgers

The best part of a cookout in one, juicy burgers and onion dip. Juicy and tasty, you will never be able to go back to borning burgers again!
Course Main Course
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

Burger Patties

  • 2 lbs ground turkey or ground beef
  • 1 packet Lipton onion soup mix
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp minced chives
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 3-4 tbsp panko bread crumbs

Sour Cream Topping

  • cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp adobo sauce
  • 1 chili in adobo sauce minced
  • ¼ tsp salt

Burger Toppings

  • 4-6 burger buns

Instructions

  • Begin making these Sour Cream and Onion Burgers by mixing together all of your burger patty ingredients into a large mixing bow. Add the ground turkey or ground beef, sour cream, Lipton onion soup mix, minced chives, cayenne, and panko bread crumbs into a bowl and mix so everything is combined.
  • Cover the bowl and let sit in the fridge for about 15 minutes so the onion soup mix is absorbed into the mixture.
  • In the mean time, combine the sour cream topping ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Set aside to let the flavors combine.
  • Remove burger mixture from the fridge and make into patties, typically this makes about 4-5 burgers.
  • In a large frying pan or cast iron skillet heat to medium. Add about 3 tablespoons of oil to the bottom of the pan and let it come to heat. Place your patties on the pan and cook. Be sure to not over crowd your pan so the burgers cook evenly.
  • After about 3-4 minutes flip your patties and let cook. If you are using ground beef, let cook until internal temperature of your liking, 160 degrees is a medium temperature. If you are using ground turkey, cook until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  • Remove the burgers from the pan and place on a paper bag or directly onto your burger buns. Top the burgers with your sour cream topping and enjoy! We like to add some jalapeños and pickles to our burgers.

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