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There has been quite a lot of outdoor grilling going on at my house this summer and I try to keep it interesting. The same old burgers, hot dogs and chicken breasts are really fun to cook and eat early in the season! But as the summer goes on, the heat ramps up and we have eaten the same thing for dinner several times, standing over a hot grill becomes less enticing. Enter the Grilled Green Onion & Garlic Burgers with Aioli!

Living a frugal lifestyle means saving money where you can. And saving money on groceries is directly related to fewer grocery store trips (fewer opportunities for those impulse purchases!) so I rarely make a special trip to the grocery store for tonight’s dinner ingredients. My refrigerator and larder are pretty well stocked and I try to adapt recipes to use what I have on hand. That’s what happened with these burgers!

I was really surprised at how much my husband LOVED this burger with all the toppings – and I’m going to share it with you! The aioli was very easy to make and came from The Food Charlatan site.

The Burger:

  • 1 lb organic hamburger 85/15, free range, grass-fed, hormone & antibiotic free
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg (cage free)


Mix all ingredients together in zip lock bag, mush it up until all mixed and refrigerate at least an hour. 3-4 hours would be even better to amp up the flavors.

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Grill the hamburgers until done – this took about 30 minutes on a slow charcoal fire.

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Aioli Recipe by The Food Charlatan

Ingredients for the aioli:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon (or more!) lemon zest
  • 2-3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Mix these all together and chill in refrigerator until time to eat.

The burger toppings:

4 slices thick cut bacon, cooked until crisp

1 onion, sautéed in garlic olive oil (I used Garlic Gold)

4 slices Cotswold Double Gloucester cheese (from Trader Joe’s)

Stack it up! On the burger place 1 slice cheese, some bacon, and top with aioli and sautéed onions.

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OMG this was sooo good – and so easy! My hubby says to say it definitely is husband-approved! So amp up your grilling this weekend and give it a try!!

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Grilled Green Onion & Garlic Burgers with Aioli — 20 Comments

  1. My husband and I both loved grilled onion burgers. I’ve never thought of using green onions. What a different spin!

  2. THANK YOU for posting this; I’m so glad I happened to find it!
    I haven’t eaten meat since grade school, and my culinary skills when it comes to grilling (and hamburgers, and cooking meat in general) are… Well, “limited” would be putting it generously. But I’m going to print this recipe out for this holiday weekend!

  3. This sounds fabulous! I am always looking for new burger recipes since its my fiancé’s favorite. this will definitely be one to try

  4. wow that looks amazing the reciepe is simple and i cant wait to try this out

  5. Because the Grilled Green Onion & Garlic Burgers with Aioli looks so delicious, I can hardly wait to try this special recipe out. I only hope that I can do as good as you did in the mouthwatering photos.

  6. This sounds like a burger from a fancy restaurant – yet it is easy and you may already have everything! And it looks super good! I’d love to try this!

  7. I do not eat regular onions but I do eat green onions, so I am sure this would be great. I love burgers and making my own Aioli I will defiantly try this recipe out.

  8. I love that you created this recipe with whatever you already had in your fridge/pantry. And aoili on a burger? YUM!

  9. I have not thought of adding an aioli to my burgers before, but it makes sense. I love that this is not on a huge bread roll, since I am eating low carb this is something that I can eat and enjoy. Yumm.

  10. Thanks So Much for Sharing This Yummy Recipe for Grilled Onion & Garlic Burgers with Aioli, it Sounds Just Delicious! It’s Funny b/c I Used to Not Like Hamburgers but Now I Really Enjoy Them and I Hate Aw Onion but I Love Them When They are Grilled or Cooked! I Will Definitely Save This Recipe for Future References b/c I’m Always Looking for a Change from the Original Hamburgers! Thanks Again, Have a Blessed Day! – Jana

  11. This sounds so good. I don’t think I have ever had aioli before. What a great recipe. Thank you so much for sharing

  12. These look quite good. I love the onions on top. I am an onion fanatic. I bet these would be terrific when it is vidalia season!

  13. What an awesome burger. The ingredients are great. I can’t wait to make these. Thank you so much for sharing

  14. This looks like an excellent burger. I didnt even know what the sauce was, but it sounds quite simple. I would wait and do these when vidalia onions are in season. We LOVE those grilled. I think too if you liked mushrooms this would lend itself well with that. I love grilled foods and not much beats a good burger.