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Mom’s Lipton Onion Soup Burgers recipe uses Lipton onion soup mix to make juicy burgers that are super flavorful and delicious. You only need 3 ingredients for this easy recipe to make some of the best burgers on the planet!

lipton onion soup burger with cheese in hamburger buns on the table

Tired of the same boring burger recipe? You’re going to love this super easy recipe for hamburgers made with Lipton Onion Soup Mix.

They’re juicy, delicious and definitely kid approved. Never serve boring, dry burgers again!

My mom always made hamburgers with onion soup. Hers were more like meatloaf burgers, but I keep mine simple.

lipton onion soup mix and ground beef and water on the table


You only need 3 simple ingredients for Mom’s onion soup mix burgers — it really doesn’t get much easier than this! What you don’t already have in your pantry can be found online on in local grocery stores:

  • Ground beef — we use 80/20 mix
  • Package Lipton Onion Soup Mix
  • Water

Water is the secret ingredient to juicy burgers, folks. We use it in all of our favorite burger recipes, including Instant Pot Hamburgers, Air Fryer Hamburgers and Jalapeño Bacon Cheeseburgers.

How to Make Lipton Onion Soup Burgers

First, add the packet of onion soup mix to the ground beef in a large bowl. We usually use around 2 pounds of ground beef, but you can easily adjust the recipe as needed.

Then, add 1/4 cup of water. With clean hands, gently mix beef with the dry onion soup mix by hand until the meat is firm enough to handle.

ground beef with onion soup mix and water

Form the meat into hamburger patties. You should be able to get 6 or 7 patties — around 1/2 inch thick each.

Then, gently press the middle of each patty with your thumb to make an indentation. This helps prevent the hamburgers from shrinking too much while they cook.

hamburger patty with indentation in the middle

Cook Time

Once you’ve made the burgers, you can use your favorite cooking method to cook them. Cook burgers on gas grill over medium-high heat for 5 to 7 minutes per side or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees, according to a meat thermometer.

You can add your favorite cheese during the last minute or so. We like American cheese on these burgers, but cheddar or Colby Jack is also good.

You can also cook burgers on the Ninja Foodi Grill or similar indoor grill. Just insert the probe and select your preferred cooking time.

We love Blackstone Griddle smash burgers! But, you can cook regular hamburgers on your outdoor griddle too!

cooking hamburger on a gas grill

To cook onion soup burgers in an air fryer oven, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place on the tray, and cook for 15 minutes, turning about halfway through.

Use a meat thermometer to make sure the internal temperature is 160 degrees. Add your favorite cheese right before the burgers are done cooking.

Last, but not least, you can always cook onion soup burgers on the stove over medium heat!


There are a couple ways to customize this Lipton onion soup burger recipe to your liking.

Instead of water, use beef broth for a little extra flavor. Or, add some Worcestershire sauce into the mixture.

Use any kind of cheese. Of course, American cheese and cheddar cheese are burger classics, but provolone cheese, Swiss cheese, and even gruyere cheese go great with a French onion soup burger!

We like to use brioche buns with these beefy onion burgers, but you can also use potato buns, sesame buns, or whatever buns you like.

Season beef with more than just the onion dip mix. Onion powder, a savory herb spice blend, or a little salt and pepper are great options.

In addition to your favorite toppings, try some caramelized onions or fresh sweet onions on these tasty burgers.

If you don’t want to use packet Lipton onion soup mix, make a homemade onion soup mix with a blend of dried minced onions, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

lipton onion soup cheeseburger with lettuce and red onion on white plate

How to Store

Made too many burgers? You can store leftover burgers in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the refrigerator.

For longer storage, wrap cooked hamburgers in wax paper or plastic wrap, place in ziptop freezer storage bag, and keep frozen for up to 4 months for best quality, according to the USDA.

Reheat burgers in the microwave, over the stove or in the air fryer.

5 from 12 votes

Mom’s Lipton Onion Soup Burgers Recipe

By: Dee
Mom's Lipton Onion Soup Burgers recipe uses Lipton onion soup mix to make juicy burgers that are super flavorful and delicious. You only need 3 ingredients for this easy recipe to make some of the best burgers on the planet!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 2 pounds ground chuck 80/20 blend
  • 1 package Lipton Onion Soup Mix
  • ¼ cup water or beef broth
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  • Season beef with soup mix
  • add water, and mix well. Form into patties, about ½ inch thick, and make indentation with thumb in middle of patties
  • Grill burgers over medium high heat for about 5 to 7 minutes per side or until internal temperature is 160 degrees
  • Top with cheese, if desired, before serving


To make burgers in air fryer, preheat to 400 degrees, place patties on tray, and cook for 15 minutes, turning over about halfway through cooking, or until internal temperature is 160 degrees, according to meat thermometer.


Calories: 412kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 30g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Trans Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 107mg, Sodium: 865mg, Potassium: 477mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 1IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 41mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main
Cuisine: American
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This Lipton onion burgers recipe is one of the easiest hamburger recipes ever! I hope you love it as much as my whole family does!

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Recipe published in 2021 and updated in 2022.

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  1. Louis says:

    Easy to make with tons of flavor! No measuring just add and form the patties! Everyone loves these!5 stars

  2. Sandra says:

    This is really good and delish!! A comforting and filling meal! My kids loved it!5 stars

  3. Beth says:

    These burgers are amazing and so juicy! My family absolutely loved these burgers! 5 stars

  4. Cathy says:

    The Onion Soup mix gives these burgers such great flavor!

  5. Robert says:

    Simple and yummy! Our new family favorite.5 stars

  6. kat says:

    This was absolutely amazing!! I am so glad I decided to try this recipe!5 stars

  7. Beti says:

    I loved the flavors in these burgers!! SO YUMMY!5 stars

  8. Amanda Livesay says:

    Onion soup mix makes the best burgers! These are so yummy.5 stars

  9. Catalina says:

    Oh my goodness! Who can resist these burgers? My mouth is watering!5 stars