Basic Cheeseburger with Purple Pickled Onions

Oh, so I hope you don’t mind all my awesomeness fanciness with this recipe today. 

It’s kind of unavoidable.

Purple onions are delicious on their own, but even better when pickled. Yes, PURPLE onions. They aren’t red here, people. I mean, come on.

Oh and my roasted potatoes were rich, buttery, and farm fresh. I got everything for this recipe at our local farmers market, which I highly recommend. The produce there lasts a lot longer because it is picked like the day before you buy it. I also feel good helping out the community and the local farmers.

Also, a word on meat. I used to be a vegetarian because I felt so bad for animals after seeing a documentary on animal abuse, so I gave up meat. Then I realized that all animals aren’t raised that way, so I always buy ethically raised grass fed meat when possible. They are so much healthier for you because they aren’t fed food with tons of steroids and other stuff.

Purple Pickled Onions:

3 small PURPLE onions, sliced thinly
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp whole peppercorns
1/2 tsp herbes de provence
1 tsp salt

1. In a small saucepan, add everything except the onions and bring to a boil.
2. Once at a boil, add the onions and cook for about twenty minutes until reduced in volume and softened. 
3. Pour into a jar and cover. Keep chilled until ready to use.

Roasted Potatoes Recipe

2 lbs new potatoes, partially boiled
3 tbsp olive oil
a dash of salt
a few cracks of pepper
a pinch of chili flakes
a pinch of paprika

1. Add everything into a baking dish and stir to coat. Bake in a 400 degree Fahrenheit oven until fork tender and cooked through.


Enough ground sirloin to make a patty for each person you are serving
Cheese slices
pickled onions
rolls of your choice ( I used organic Mediterranean style ones)

1. Grill your burgers over a high heat until cooked to your desired internal temperature. Add the cheese on top and melt.
2. Split the bun and add your burger, pickled onions, and arugula on top. Serve with the potatoes and ENJOY!!! 


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