15 min serves 2-4

French Onion Campfire Burger

Super fast and easy these make-ahead burgers deliver an extra dash of flavor thanks to a handy packet of French onion soup or dip mix. Make 2 large 1/2 pound burgers or 4 smaller 1/4 pound burgers. Serve up on your favorite bun or lettuce wrap if you’re going bread free.



  • 1 16 oz package Pre 85/15 ground beef
  • 1 1 oz packet favorite dried low sodium onion soup seasoning mix
  • 2 t Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 t cooking oil
  • 2 to 4 slices gruyere or Swiss cheese
Dijonnaise Sauce, optional: 
  • Mix 1/4 C mayonnaise with 1 T dijon mustard, 1/2 t of kosher salt and a dash of cayenne pepper. Store in a container with tight fitting lid. Dijonnaise will keep for up to one month in the refrigerator.
  • 2 to 4 favorite burger buns, optional
  1. Remove ground beef from package and blot well with paper towel. Place on a work surface and sprinkle meat with the onion soup mixture and Worcestershire sauce, mix in, using your hands, until well blended in to the meat.
  2. Divide ground beef in to 2 or 4 equal pieces depending on how many burgers you’d like to prepare. Form each piece in to a patty, and use your thumb to create an indent in the center of each patty. This will help keep the patties uniform during cooking and not change shape.
  3. Place a piece of parchment paper between each patty and wrap tightly in foil. Patties can be made up to 3 days in advance. Store in the fridge until ready to use.
  4. Heat your camp stove or campfire to medium high heat, about 375°F to 400°F. Place your cooking pan on heat and add the cooking oil. When oil is shimmering, about 2 minutes, add the burgers. Cook burgers for 2 to 3 minutes per side, flipping each burger four times, for a total of 8 to 10 minutes total for medium-rare for larger 1/2 pound burgers. For smaller 1/4 pound burgers cook for 1 1/2 minutes per side, flipping each burger four times for a total of 6 to 8 minutes for medium rare.
  5. Put a slice of cheese on each burger and remove burgers to a plate, let rest for 5 to 10 minutes.
  6. Reduce camp stove heat to low or move pan to a cooler part of the campfire. Toast buns to just crisp, about 1 1/2 minutes.
  7. Spread 1 T Dijonnaise sauce on the bottom of each bun, place patty on bun and serve.
Made with Pre©

85% Lean Ground Beef - 10 Pack

  • 21g

  • 85% Lean Ground Beef - 10 Pack
  • 280mg

  • 112mg

    Omega 3s

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*vs. USDA Data for Choice 85% Lean Ground Beef


French Onion Campfire Burger

Amount per 152g

  • 152g

    1 serving
  • 380kcal

  • 27.66g

  • 143mg

  • .01g

  • 20.91g

  • 2.26g

  • .67g


Nutrition is approximate, data retrieved from happyforks.com

Recipe developed by   Jennifer Borchardt