Recipe of the Quarter: Cheeseburger Onion Rings

Ingredients:

- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 large white onion
- 1 cup flour
- 1/4 lb. cheddar cheese
- 5 eggs, beaten cut into 1-inch squares
- 3 cups panko crumbs
- Oil for frying
- Ketchup

Instructions: 

  1. Heat oil in a pot over medium heat to 350 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the ground beef, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  3. Peel and slice the onion into ½-inch thick rings, and detach the rings from each other.
  4. Take a spoonful of the beef mixture and press it into the bottom of a ring.
  5. Push a cheddar square into the center of the beef.
  6. Seal the top with another spoonful of the beef, pressing it flat.
  7. Repeat with the rest of the rings.
  8. Place the flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs into three separate bowls.
  9. Dip a ring into the flour, shaking off excess, then into the egg, then breadcrumbs, then back to the eggs, and one last time into the breadcrumbs.
  10. Repeat with the remaining rings.
  11. Fry the rings for 5-6 minutes, until deep golden-brown.
  12. Drain on a paper towel, then serve with ketchup!


*Recipe and photo provided by Riehl Food