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Calico Burgers Recipe

Calico Burgers Recipe

"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. YIELD:4-6 servings


  • 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
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil


  • 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.

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.

Reviews for Calico Burgers

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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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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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