Hamburger with beer braised onions |

Well, here we go; the first, real Dude Food Tuesday article with recipe. Last week was more an announcement so we’re not counting that one. It’s officially a fact and there is no going back. From now on there will be a recipe by and for men, every Tuesday!

And what would be the ultimate ‘manly’ recipe to start with?

Which dish is a real testosteron hunter, a dish which every man can use to calm his inner caveman? Well that had to be a hamburger bun ofcourse.


Hamburger bun with braised onions and chipotle mayo |

We all know what happens when the sun shines and you hear a cheerful voice exclaiming through the house ‘Let’s have a barbecue tonight?’

Upon hearing those words, deep within each man there is a start of a prehistoric instinct, rumbling inside. The ‘cavemen’ sounds are buzzing in his ears and all he can hear is something along the lines of: “Make fire, bake meat, outside, man…cook!” The modern man of today translates these sounds into a happy smile to his wife and answers: “Lovely dear! I will do the cooking!” while in his mind a picture forms of big juicy hamburgers and other large slabs of meat… Roasting away above the burning coals.

Now I am pretty sure that most men already have their own specific recipe for the best hamburger in the world. Or you have one of the best kept family secrets to the ultimate burger hidden away within a small notebook that goes from generation to generation. That’s why – for today – I will stick with ‘Make a good hamburger’. And for those of you who now get a Neanderthale look on their face and have no idea how on earth to make a good hamburger,  I will tell you this; ‘Go on then. Buy a good hamburger and in the future I will share my recipe of the ultimate burger with you.’

The same goes for the bun. Make your best buns for around the hamburger or buy a good one. Today I am sharing the recipe for a fabulous onion topping on your hamburger and a smokey and spicy chipotle mayonaise that go perfect together with any burger. Easy, delicious and manly and of both of these one tablespoon on your hamburger bun is enough to give it a sweet and spicey kick.

O and feel free to buy some extra onions because next week onions will also be playing a major part in Dude Food Tuesday.

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Beer braised onions and chipotle mayonaise

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4


  • Onion topping:
  • 2 large red onions
  • 3 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp seasalt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp spicy chili powder
  • 1 cup of dark brown beer
  • 300 ml beef stock
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • For the chipotle mayonaise:
  • 4 tbsp of good mayonaise home made is most manly, but mayo from Hellman's is a good alternative
  • 2 chipotle pepers in adobo sauce
  • 2 tsp tabasco if you can find the tabasco with chipotle that would be best but if not regular will do


  • Onion topping
  • Cut the onions into thin rings and throw into the pan (heat your oil first of course) Leave the onions to simmer for a few minutes until they become translucent. Add your beer of choice and bring to the boil. Add the other ingredients and leave to simmer for at least half an hour. You want the fluids to have mostly been dissolved and the onions to be sticky and sweet.
  • Drink the rest of the beer in the meantime while you wait for your onions to cook.
  • Top your burger with the onions
  • Chipotle mayonaise
  • Cut your chipotle peppers finely and add to the mayonaise. Feel free to add a little bit of the adobo sauce in there as well.
  • Add the tabasco and taste if it is spicy enough to your liking. Hellman's is fairly salty so no need to add salt or pepper but if you use another brand or made your own be sure to taste if it is ok.
  • Enjoy the mayo on your burger. It will have a smokey flavor and a spicy afterbite
  • Snijd de chipotle pepers fijn en schep ze door de mayonaise


The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.

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