Potato Chip and Onion Dip Burgers

Smoked Gouda cheeseburgers topped with potato chips and caramelized onion sour cream dip. A “crunchburger” that ranks as one of the messiest burgers I ever ate. And one of the best.

It’s all about texture, temperature and taste. Crunchy, salty chips. Tender, smoky-sweet caramelized onions. Cool sour cream. Warm, gooey Gouda cheese. Atop a hot, juicy burger. All of that in each incredible bite.

Growing up I always put some sort of chip on my sandwich. Salty potato chips on tuna fish. Nacho cheese Doritos on turkey and salami. Although technically not a chip. . . french fries on my burgers. . . something I still do.

Since I cleaned up my junk food ways the only time I eat chips is when I go to Panera and always the baked ones. Plus tortilla chips. Do those count as junk food? They don’t seem as evil. They aren’t overflowing with chemicals, preservative and msg. They have a short ingredient list, all of which I recognize. Have you looked at the mile-long ingredient list on Doritos lately? I have and it’s scary. Don’t. Do. It.

Eat this instead.

Potato Chip and Onion Dip Burgers

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: serves 3-4

Potato Chip and Onion Dip Burgers

Smoked Gouda cheeseburgers topped with potato chips and caramelized onion sour cream dip.


For dip:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
2 large onions, thinly sliced into half moons
coarse salt and fresh black pepper
3/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons canola mayonnaise
For burgers:
1 pound ground sirloin
1/3 pound smoked gouda cheese, sliced
hamburger buns
potato chips
Your choice of fixin's:
sliced tomatoes


  1. Melt the oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook 20-30 minutes, stirring often. Season with salt and pepper to taste and remove from heat.
  2. Once onions are cool mix with sour cream and mayo. Season to taste. Refrigerate.
  3. Make 4 (1/4) pound patties out of the sirloin or 3 bigger ones. Season both sides with salt and pepper. Cook in a skillet or on a grill to your desired doneness, melting the gouda on top of each during the last few minutes.
  4. Serve on buns with a big dollop of sour cream dip topped generously with potato chips and your choice of fixin's.

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  1. says

    Its been forever since I last been here and then I’m greeted with the sight of that gorgeous burger. It makes me salivate even just after having breakfast ! I cannot imagine how to possibly eat that though as it would be soooo messy indeed. But worth it!

  2. says

    That is one awesome looking burger. I bet that first bite is a bit tough with trying to get your mouth around that ….lol

  3. says

    i LOVE this! I also put doritos on my cream cheese bagels (that was a teenage discovery that i am too attached to give up).
    The burger is beautiful. and yes it looks messy but i can equate the messiness by how delicious it looks. well done!
    WANT! (i’d say that would make a great PMS burger LOL when i crave salt like WHOA.)

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