Burger Americana Recipe
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Burger Americana Recipe

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Go on a burger road trip in your own backyard. Grill the patties and load them sky-high. Peanut butter and bacon make them Southern style; coleslaw and tomatoes, a Northern version. —Susan Mahaney, New Hartford, New York
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 sesame seed hamburger buns, split
  • Toppings of your choice

Nutritional Facts

1 burger (calculated without toppings): 429 calories, 20g fat (6g saturated fat), 123mg cholesterol, 796mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine bread crumbs, egg, salt and pepper. Add beef; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four 1/2-in.-thick patties. Press a shallow indentation in the center of each with your thumb. Brush both sides of patties with oil.
  2. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160°. Serve on buns with toppings. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Burger Americana in Taste of Home June/July 2014

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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duckyou User ID: 1326017 268560
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2017

"this was just what we were looking for the 4TH of july...thanks...sonny"

lmmanda User ID: 1101093 229039
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2015

"This is my kind of recipe! easy and tasty! I used ground turkey and Worcestershire Pub burger seasoning instead of the ground beef and salt and pepper."

newcountrywife User ID: 6001500 124914
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2014

"This was a very simple, yet flavorful recipe. This is now my go-to recipe for doing burgers on the grill. They held together very well and everyone was able to customize their burger just the way they liked it."

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