Burger on white plate with fried onion

Bloomin’ Blossman Burger

Blossman families are known to grill out often and share their favorite recipes. This is one such recipe that has been passed around throughout the decades from family to family. The sauce and crispy onions make it taste like it came from your favorite restaurant. It’s packed with flavor and will quickly become your go-to burger recipe.


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp. ketchup
  • 2 tbsp. cream-style
  • horseradish sauce
  • 1/3 tsp. paprika
  • 1/3 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • Dash of ground black pepper


  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • or cooking spray
  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • American cheese slices
  • Sesame seed hamburger buns


  • 1 large sweet onion
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/3 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/8 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cumin


  1. PREP THE SAUCE: In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, ketchup, horseradish, paprika, cayenne pepper, dried oregano, salt, and ground black pepper. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate until
  2. FRIED ONIONS: Slice the onion into strips. In a medium bowl beat the egg and milk together. In a separate bowl combine flour, salt, cayenne pepper, paprika, ground black pepper, oregano, thyme and
    cumin. Mix well.
  3. Coat the onion strips in the milk mixture and then cover with the flour mixture. Repeat once more.
  4. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large pot to 350 degrees F. Fry the onion strips in batches until golden brown. Remove onion strips from fryer and lay on paper towels.
  5. BURGER: Turn the grill on to medium-high. Form the ground beef into 4-6 patties. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
  6. Add the hamburger patties to the grill and cook, turning as needed until the internal temperature has reached 160 degrees F. During the last few minutes, brush the buns with vegetable oil or cooking spray and place on grill, cut side down, until they are golden brown. Top each burger with a slice of American cheese and cook until the
    cheese has until melted.
  7. Assemble the burgers with lettuce, tomato, and fried onion. Spread a layer of the sauce on the bun.