Loaded French Dip Burgers {Giveaway!}

Months ago I had grandiose plans of hosting summer gatherings in my new back yard, equipped with cutesy homemade citronella candles and platters of grilled fruits and homemade ice cream. Sounds pretty heavenly, right?

That’s what I thought.

I’ll let you come to your own conclusion on whether or it’s actually happened but I’ll give you a hint– the grill has been fired up ONCE this summer and it wasn’t to grill pineapple and peaches.


But, oh! Our summer has most definitely not been a bummer just because our grill has been neglected. And besides I have a good solid month, maybe more, to give it all the love it deserves.

And honestly, these Loaded French Dip Burgers are just about good enough to make me forget the grill all together– or at least while I’m stuffing my face with them because nothing trumps grilled pineapple in my book.

Along with a few other bloggers, I teamed up Lipton Recipe Secrets to create a signature burger to get you ready for Labor Day weekend and all the burger consumption that will surely ensue.  These burgers come together in a few minutes and use just a handful of ingredients making them great for a quick weeknight meal, with or without the grill.  We’ll start off with some Lipton onion soup mix.

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Mix 1/2 of a package together with a pound of lean ground beef, just a dollop of mayo, and some Worcestershire sauce.

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Divide the meat into four patties and set aside.

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Thinly slice a few bell peppers and a sweet onion and place in a large skillet with a tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat.

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Cook those veggies until the peppers are soft and the onions start to caramelize and get all yummy. Remove them from the pan and set aside.

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Place your patties in the skillet and cook until cooked through, about 8 minutes flipping half-way through. Top each patty with a slice of provolone or swiss cheese.

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While the patties are cooking heat 2 cups of water and the remaining onion soup mix until boiling, cook for 5 minutes and remove from the heat. This will serve as your “Au Jus”.

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Once all your components are ready, slice up a crusty baguette into portions that will fit your patties and pile on the peppers on onions. Ladle some of the onion soup into dipping bowls and munch away.

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These go down pretty easy, if I do say so myself.  This recipe and those of fellow bloggers can be found on Lipton’s new site, The Secret Society of Burger Lovers . There you can learn burger tips and tricks, find recipes, and enter some fun sweepstakes. I also have a little…


Lipton Recipe Secrets has given me

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$50 Visa Gift Cards to giveaway to three of you beautiful people!

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite way to eat a burger. That’s it! I’ll pick 3 winners on September 1st and contact them via email. GOOD LUCK!

Loaded French Dip Burgers
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 packet Lipton Onion Soup Mix, divided
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 C water
  • 2 bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 lg sweet onion, sliced
  • 4 slices provolone or swiss cheese
  • 4 large slices of crusty french bread
  1. In a large non-stick skillet saute peppers and onion in a little bit of olive oil until soft and caramelized, about 10-15 minutes, season to taste with salt and pepper. remove from pan, and set aside.
  2. Heat 2 C of water and remaining 2 tbsp of onion soup mix until boiling, cook for 5 minutes and remove from heat.
  3. Combine ground beef with 2 tbsp of onion soup mix, mayonnaise and Worcestershire sauce. Divide meat into 4 equal portions and form into patties. Brown patties in the same skillet used for the peppers and onions. Cook over medium-high heat until desired level of doneness and top with a slice of cheese.
  4. For assembly: place burgers on toasted french bread and top with cooked peppers and onions. Serve with prepared onion soup for dipping.

This post was created in connection with my appointment as an Ambassador in the Lipton@ Recipe Secrets® Blogger Program. Visit The Secret Society of Burqer Lovers to join the conversation.


  1. Natalie J Vandenberghe says

    I love hamburgers seasoned with Lipton Onion Soup Mix! Served with avocado or guacamole, cheese (I love so many different varieties), sauteed mushrooms, and ketchup (I only eat one brand). I don’t need a bun; however, if I’m eating my burger on bread, I like to have spinach or lettuce and tomato.

  2. sharonjo says

    I like them grilled over charcoal, on a toasted (homemade) bun, with ketchup, mustard and pickles. Thanks!

  3. Jacqui says

    I love a burger with onion, lettuce, and extra pickles! And usually hot sauce… everything is better with hot sauce.

  4. Chris Noel says

    Every May we have a party in a big backyard garden. Everyone brings something delicious and the host grills burgers. Those burgers, eaten with friends in a beautiful setting, are the best.

  5. says

    I love Lipton Soup packets!! They are my secret recipe in my meatloaf!! I love my burgers med rare with grilled onions and mushrooms. Must be juicy and all up in your face!!!

  6. Tammie says

    I like my medium hamburger ALL THE WAY and mayo no mustard…..and then some! Jalapeno, grilled onion and bacon are the additions I can never refuse!

  7. Savannah says

    Yumm! Those look delicious! Burgers are my favorite food, and even though I’ve had loads of tasty ones, the burgers my dad makes for rare always the best! Especially since they are cooked over charcoal…. Yummy!

  8. Susan says

    My favorite way to eat a burger is classic. A medium burger with cheese, mustard, ketchup, pickles, lettuce, red onion (a little) and tomato, on a nice, toasted bun. And a lot of napkins.

  9. Ann says

    These look mighty tasty!! I ground my own meat for burgers for the very first time recently. I followed Alton Brown’s advice and used equal amounts of sirloin and chuck. Those burgers were so good that I may never eat another burger made from store-bought ground beef ever again!

  10. says

    GREAT recipe! My fave way to eat a burger is on a little Hawaiian kings roll, with loads of melty swiss cheese, a slice of crispy bacon, and a little bit of dijon!

  11. Ashley C says

    I love making jalapeno popper burgers with jalapenos and cream cheese in the middle


  12. Andrea Matson says

    My favorite way to eat a burger is a burger that’s been done on the grill, either indoor or out, but out is best, with lettuce, tomatoes, and onions along with yummy pepper jack or Colby jack cheese. All that on a pretzel bun! Yum!

  13. Rosie says

    My fav way is to have a burger that has been grilled, and to top it with a toasted bun, mustard, ketchup and pickles. MMMMM

  14. Michelle Hudak says

    I love them on the grill and then on a huge kaiser roll with cheese, tomato and lots of ketchup and mustard.

  15. Marge says

    I like to add cheese and worchestire sauce in before I make the patties, shape them and grill or fry Yumo.. Thanks!

  16. Anne says

    I’m an onion lover, so your recipe looks good to me. But my favorite burger is charcoal-grilled, on a good bun (preferably an onion roll) that’s been spread with Sweet Vidalia Onion salad dressing, and topped with caramelized onions. So good!

  17. Blessie Nelson says

    I love my burgers open faced with a sliver of Gouda cheese, bacon, angus beef and garlic zesty chips!

  18. Pam says

    My favorite way to enjoy burgers is simply with lots of fried or grilled onions and ketchup…with a slice or cheddar or American cheese if I’m in the mood!

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