Oops! It appears that you have disabled your Javascript. In order for you to see this page as it is meant to appear, we ask that you please re-enable your Javascript!

PICKLED ONION BURGER WITH GARLIC AIOLI

CELEBRATING MEMORIAL DAY WITH A GAME-CHANGING BURGER RECIPE


Memorial Day is right around the corner and I can almost smell the neighborhood grills firing up to celebrate the long weekend!  This weekend is the perfect opportunity to kick up your hosting skills a notch and serve your guests something more than just your average burger.  In this recipe, I’ve put a twist on the old classic and added pickled red onions with a garlic aioli sauce creating a flavor combination that is a complete game-changer in my book.

red, white, and chambray blue


SHOP THE MOMENT | CLICK ARROWS FOR MORE 


burger recipe

I know what you may be thinking, pickled red onions?  That’s in way over my head or I don’t have time for all that but I can honestly tell you that this recipe is super easy and simple to make.  The pickled red onions take about 5 minutes to throw together and you can do this several days ahead or the night before.   This method is called quick pickling and it’s way less intimidating than the real deal.  

Next up is the garlic aioli sauce.  This is another super easy way to dress up any burger or sandwich.  An aioli sauce traditionally consists of a mayo base, however, you can substitute it for Greek yogurt if you prefer.  Here is a major tip, if you decide to go the mayo route, use REAL mayo! I can’t stress this enough!  Without real mayo, your aioli will be a flop.  I personally like to use Hellman’s Mayonnaise but there are several other brands out there that you can use as well.  All it takes is some garlic, lemon and a little salt and pepper added to your base.  That’s it!  And the thing I love about this recipe is that you can change it up by adding other elements like fresh herbs or make it spicy with wasabi or Sriracha.  There are tons of recipes out there to try.

With these two delicious toppers accompanying your burger, you’ll have a crowd pleaser assembled in no time!  Check out the complete recipe below to get your Memorial Day weekend started off right!

PICKLED ONION BURGER WITH GARLIC AIOLI
Write a review
Print
QUICK PICKLED RED ONION
  1. 1 RED ONION, THINLY SLICED
  2. 1 CUP APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
  3. 1 CUP HOT WATER
  4. 1 1/2 TBSP SUGAR
  5. 2 TSP SALT
  6. A PINCH OF BLACK PEPPERCORNS
GARLIC AIOLI
  1. 1 CLOVE GARLIC, PRESSED
  2. 1 CUP REAL MAYONNAISE
  3. 1 TSP LEMON JUICE
  4. SALT + PEPPER
BURGER
  1. ORGANIC BEEF PATTIES
  2. PROVOLONE CHEESE
  3. ARUGULA
  4. FRESHLY MADE BREAD BUNS
Instructions
  1. PICKLED RED ONION: IN A SMALL BOWL COMBINE SUGAR, SALT, HOT WATER, AND APPL CIDER VINEGAR. ALLOW SUGAR AND SALT TO DISSOLVE INTO THE MIXTURE. PACK RED ONION INTO A LARGE MASON JAR BY PRESSING IT DOWN WITH A SPOON. ADD VINEGAR MIXTURE AND PEPPERCORNS. MAKE SURE THAT ONION IS COVERED IN LIQUID FOR PICKLING PROCESS. SEAL AND REFRIGERATE OVER NIGHT.
  2. GARLIC AIOLI: MIX ALL INGREDIENTS TOGETHER AND ADD SALT AND PEPPER TO TASTE.
  3. THE BURGER: SPREAD AIOLI ON BOTH TOP AND BOTTOM OF THE BUN. ADD THE BEEF PATTIE AND MAKE SURE THAT THE PROVOLONE (I PREFER TO MELT MINE ON THE PATTIE JUST BEFORE TAKING IT OFF THE GRILL). TOP WITH ARUGULA AND PICKLED RED ONION AND THE OTHER HALF OF THE BUN.
Notes
  1. THE PICKLED RED ONION SHOULD LAST UP TO A WEEK.
  2. BONUS, THE AIOLI MAY ALSO BE SERVED AS A DIPPING SAUCE FOR FRIES
COTTAGE-BOUND https://cottage-bound.com/
I hope you enjoyed this post and as always thanks for reading!  Feel free to share your favorite burger recipes in the comments!

Cheers- Ashley Nicole

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

Leave a Comment

FOLLOW ALONG @thecottageboundblog

  • Girl put your records on and play your favorite song 🎶 Just picked up a new record the other day! Have you heard of Cotton Jones? They sound so dreamy with a vintage kind of vibe that I can’t help but sway to! Swipe through to have a listen and let me know what you think! 💫
  • A Halloween colored golden hour and this house was dressed perfectly for the occasion... It’s still heating up here in the south and by the end of these photos my overalls were sticking to my legs so bad that I had to hike them up to get back into the car 😅 Hey fall over here!🙋‍♀️🍂 Anyone else dealing with all this heat still?
  • Happy first of October!!! 🎃 I’ve gone batty decorating the porch... 🦇 I added a few pops of green for a “gourd-gous” scene as my witchy side reminds me, tis near Halloween! Looking forward to starting October off right with all the spooky magic this month brings! Clearly Halloween is one of my fave holidays and I’ve been so ready for it! Have you started decorating yet? I’d love to know what you’re doing for porch decor this year! Also, what do you think of my DIY painted doormat?
  • Every year for as long as I can remember, my family has celebrated the fall season by bringing home a bag of @brachscandy Autumn Mix. #sponsored This year, I thought it might be nice to share the tradition with friends by making them a spooky sweet treat because it's not Halloween without Brach's candy corn. That said, I stopped by @target on my way home to pick some up (plus a bag of Pumpkins for me) and whipped up this super simple Dark Chocolate Candy Corn Bark (recipe below). To add some extra holiday spirit, I placed them in cute goodie bags with a little tag that says "This is for you, Boo!" Can't wait to hand these out and keep the tradition going! Happy Haunting, friends! (1) 12oz. Bag of Dark Chocolate Chunks (melted)
(1) 10-15 of Brach's Candy Corn
Sprinkles of Your Choice
(1) Cookie Sheet Covered with Parchment Paper

After the chocolate has been melted, carefully spread the warm chocolate out on the pan and smooth over into one layer.  Add candy corn/sprinkles and allow to cool in the fridge.  Once cooled, break the chocolate apart into large chunks/shards and disperse as you please.

#TargetEasyMeals #DIYatTarget
#momentmade #madetoshare #breakoutthebrachs
  • Most of the time my days off consist of me running errands, cleaning and working on stuff for the blog, not to mention, all the other things that come up in life. 
Today, I managed to wake up early and check out the local farmer’s market (they had 🎃 check out my stories if you wanna sneak a peek), catch up with some good friends that I haven’t seen in awhile, and even squeezed in a little DIY project that I’ve been wanting to try for quite some time (also in stories)... This was a rare day indeed, but a really good one and it pains me that I have to remind myself to do more things that bring me joy as it seems like I’m always busy these days. That being said,  I just thought I’d check in with you because I know first hand how easy it is to run yourself ragged. So here it goes, what have you done to feed your soul/bring you joy lately? ✨
  • Dreaming of the day we get our first cool crisp fall weather! Until then, I be wearing my sweaters in the AC and watching Harry Potter on repeat! Also, I’m super into this color  RN! Are you loving all the rusty hues this season? 🍂✨#whitecrowbrand #myzsupply #sweater
  • When it’s 92 degrees out, but you still wanna get your fall on! 🍂✨
•
Lately I’ve been cranking up the AC to pretend it’s cool out, lighting pumpkin candles, flipping through autumnal books/magazines, and watching Harry Potter because I’m determined to get in the mood for fall one way or another! 🤣 What are you guys doing to get your fall on? .
.
.
#fallinflorida #pumpkinspiceseason #slowmornings #slowandsimpledays #halloweencountdown #morningslikethese
  • Weekends are magic! There’s nothing like a relaxing weekend to hit the reset button, am I right?  What were you up to this weekend, was it relaxing or did you have a weekend project? Projects can be magic too when they’re all said and done! Swipe through to see my weekend mood in action✨
#weekendsaremagic #weekendmemories

Follow Me!