I am so excited to welcome Anyonita from Anyonita Nibbles to my blog today! Anyonita is actually the very first guest blogger ever on Dizzy Busy and Hungry! Her blog is packed with all kinds of delicious recipes, helpful tips, and more. Definitely head on over and check out all the goodies on her site! When I saw the recipe she is sharing today, I have to say my mouth starting watering and I began to crave these amazing burgers. And it is such a bonus that they are made in the crock pot! Thanks, Anyonita, for sharing this fantastic recipe with us! Without further delay, here is Anyonita!
A big hello from me to you! I'm Anyonita and I blog over on Anyonita Nibbles where I'm concerned with producing nourishing, flavorful food! But before we get to the recipe, let me tell you a bit more about me: I'm an American expat living in Manchester, England with my husband (yes, he's British) and our mischievous toddler, Callum. I'm a stay-at-home and full-time blogger as well as the owner and baker of an international online bakeshop, specializing in French macarons, The Mighty Macaron. I'm so excited to be guest posting here for Kristin and even more excited that I'm the first person to ever guest post on Dizzy Busy and Hungry! Okay, let's get straight to the recipe!
This time of year, my slow cooker gets neglected. I don't know why, exactly but I always associate it with cold weather and seem to think it's only capable of pumping out heartwarming stews and chillies. Then I heard about someone making burgers in the slow cooker and wanted to give it a try. Let me tell you, I was stunned by how juicy and flavorful these burgers were! I topped them with a bit more of the barbecue sauce they cooked in and some caramelized onions and we licked our fingers and happily ate with barbecue sauce in the corners of our mouths.
1 pound ground beef
1 medium to large white onion, sliced into rings
1 tbsp oregano
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tsp lemon pepper
1 tbsp sea salt
1 tbsp butter
2 cups of your favorite barbecue sauce or enough to cover the burgers
In a large bowl, using your hands, incorporate the beef with the oregano, onion powder, pepper and salt. Shape into patties and place in your slowcooker.
Cover the burgers with the sauce and cook on low for 6 hours.
Remove the burgers from the slowcooker and cover to keep warm. Pour the sauce into a saucepan and bring to the boil and allow to reduce by about 1/3.
Meanwhile add the butter to a skillet and caramelize the onions.
Assemble the burgers with a slice of cheese on the bottom then the burger. Drizzle a spoonful of the reduced sauce over the burger and top with three or four of the caramelized onions and lettuce. (We didn't use any mayo or butter on the bread because of the barbecue sauce.)
Serve the burgers with oven Fries or your favorite side.