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California French Onion Dip ‘n Chips Burger

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French Onion Dip as a …condiment? Why not?! It is absolutely INCREDIBLE on a burger as it goes so well with beef! These 1/4 pound sliders were a HUGE hit smothered with swiss cheese, crushed potato chips, crispy chopped peppered bacon, fresh lettuce, and cool, creamy dip all piled onto a soft, pillowy brioche slider bun. Life just got even better! 

*Just a quick disclaimer, this, (unfortunately), is not a paid post, just sharing a few of my favorite things!


Who said just about everything “burger” has already been done?! I don’t think that the burger world will ever stop growing with innovative ideas and crazy new concoctions! 

Though I, too, love a good chicken sandwich, don’t get me wrong. This midwestern-raised, cornfed beef lover will still choose a great burger over a chicken sandwich any day of the week! Chicken is good, but let’s face it, beef will always reign queen of the sandwich world!

So, after playing with some pretty cool chicken sandwiches lately, my heart was really missing a great burger! And this idea had been floating around in my head for WAY too long! I simply had to try it out. And BOY am I glad I finally did!

It’s super easy to make, and you might even already have everything you need right at home. The main surprise in this burger is the always popular California French Onion Dip!

I mean, who doesn’t love that addicting dip, right? With just two ingredients, it just doesn’t get any easier! Sour cream + Lipton Onion Soup Mix and,… you’re done!  





Well, almost. The shining star attraction is done, anyway! But we still have to make the burger. But that’s easy, too!

Just fry up some peppered bacon until crispy, and set on paper towels to drain. I decided to chop ours, as we’re really digging chopped bacon on burgers and sandwiches now. It’s so much easier to eat, and you get bacon flavor in every, single bite! 





Then form your ground beef into whatever sized burgers you prefer! Thick or thin, big or small, this burger is yours to enjoy! So, you just make them however you prefer. 

Cook them to the doneness you prefer, too. You do you! I then topped them with swiss cheese, and melted until nice and creamy. Swiss went extremely well with the Onion Dip flavor, but if you really don’t care for swiss, a nice provolone, havarti, or monterey jack would be delicious, too!

I made 4 – 1/4 pound burgers for us that were nice and thick, and we enjoyed ours on brioche slider buns! But you can make larger, thinner 1/4 pounders for regular sized buns, or three 1/3 pound burgers, or just go for it and make a couple of monster-sized 1/2 pounders! I won’t tell! 




Next, we’re going to really have some fun!!

What goes best with French Onion Dip, but good ol’ Ruffles Potato Chips with Ridges! Am I right?

So grab some handfuls, and top your burgers with them, either whole or crushed, and pile on as much as you like! I crushed ours and it really couldn’t have worked out better that way! But don’t crush up the whole bag! You’ll probably have some dip leftover, and you’ll want to enjoy it some of the still whole chips.  




Then, for extra fun and a blast of flavor, I added the chopped, peppered, crisp-cooked bacon! Perfect harmony going on here!

But the star of the show is, of course, that famous, creamy-delicious, Onion Dip!

OH. MY. GAWD was it good on this burger! SO good, that we added a nice spoonful on our plates to dip our burgers in. I thought that the big ol’ spoonfuls that I added on top would be sufficient, but it really was begging for even more.

Okay, we just WANTED more. I’m an admitted double-dipper. Shoot me. 





I swear, that dip was MADE to be a burger topping! 




And last but not least, the bun. NEVER underestimate the importance of the bun! The wrong type of bun, or simply a bad one, can almost ruin a burger. Not kidding. 

This burger didn’t have a lot of super heavy ingredients, and everything was chopped or shredded, including the lettuce, so a hearty, heavy bread wasn’t needed. 





I went with a nice, soft, pillowy brioche, (slider-sized), and that was just right. It didn’t fall apart, crumble, or get wet, soggy and disgusting! I SO hate that, don’t you? It really can ruin the whole experience. 




So, If you’re looking to up your burger game, and are a life-long fan of California French Onion Dip, this awesomely incredible burger is made especially for you! A total flavor explosion in every single bit!

Add what you need to your grocery list, because you’re going to want to make these SOON!! 

Take care all, and I’ll be back with another must-make recipe created just for you! 


California French Onion Dip 'n Chips Burger
Yield: 4 burgers

California French Onion Dip 'n Chips Burger

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

A seriously tasty burger slathered with French Onion Dip, crushed potato chips, bacon, and smothered with melty swiss cheese! Life just got even better.


  • 1 envelope powdered onion soup mix, I used Lipton's
  • 1 (16 oz.) cont. sour cream, I used Daisy
  • 4 - 8 strips peppered and crisp-cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1 lb. hamburger
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 slices swiss cheese
  • crushed wavy potato chips to taste, I used Ruffles
  • 2- 4 hamburger buns or 4 slider buns, I chose brioche sliders, buttered and toasted
  • shredded or whole lettuce leaves


  1. In medium bowl with lid, add sour cream and soup mix. Stir to mix well. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
  2. In frying pan, add bacon and season with fresh cracked black pepper. Fry until crispy, drain on paper towels, then chop if desired.
  3. In original bag or smaller baggie, crush potato chips to desired size. Set aside.
  4. Form hamburger into 2 - 4 patties as you wish. Season on both sides, then fry or grill until doneness desired. Top each with swiss cheese and melt.
  5. While cheese is melting, butter insides of buns and toast in another pan or on grill.
  6. To assemble: Top bottom toasted buns with lettuce. Place cheese burgers on top, then crushed chips and chopped bacon. Top with big spoonfuls of dip. Place on top bun and gently press down. Serve hot with whole chips and leftover dip. Enjoy!




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Friday 17th of February 2023

Wow that is an impressive burger and I smiled all the way through your post. We love a good burger and this is a must try but ours will be thinner as I can't imagine wrapping my mouth around yours. :-)

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