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Burgers with Lime and Red-Onion Relish

  • prep: 15 mins
    total time: 1 hour 30 mins
  • servings: 4




  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef (preferably chuck)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 slices toast


  1. Step 1

    Make relish: In a large mixing bowl, combine onion and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper. Cover tightly; set aside to marinate, about 1 hour or up to overnight.

  2. Step 2

    Make burgers: In a mixing bowl, gently combine ground beef and Worcestershire sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Divide into 4 equal-size patties.

  3. Step 3

    Heat a large nonstick skillet with a tight-fitting lid over medium-high, until water droplets sizzle. Add patties; cover. Cook until golden brown, turning once, 6 to 8 minutes total. Place each patty on a slice of toast, and garnish with onion relish.

Everyday Food, November 2005