Calico Burgers Recipe
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Calico Burgers Recipe

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"On summer Sundays when our children were young, we'd often invite guests for cookouts," recalls Maryann Bondonese of Nazareth, Pennsylvania. "These unique burgers were always a hit."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 cup cooked rice
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Dash pepper
  • BARBECUE SAUCE:
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 218 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 712 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 21 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine the first eight ingredients; mix well. Shape into four to six oval patties. Grill over hot heat until meat reaches desired doneness, about 15-20 minutes.
  2. Combine all sauce ingredients in a saucepan; simmer for 15 minutes. Serve with burgers. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Calico Burgers in Taste of Home June/July 1995, p17

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 218 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 712 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 21 g protein.

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Reviewed Jun. 6, 2010

These are equally good served on buns with all the hamburger fixings. I like to add a few drops of Liquid Smoke to the barbecue sauce.

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