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Classic German Hamburgers

 Classic German Hamburgers
The bit of nutmeg in the meat mixture adds a subtle Old World flavor to these patties. Serve them with your favorite potato recipe.—Virginia Biehler, Fremont, Ohio
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 2 pounds ground beef
    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced, separated


  • In a large bowl, combine ground beef, onion, parsley, eggs,
  • seasonings and flour; mix well. Shape into six patties. Melt butter
  • in a skillet; cook patties to desired doneness. Remove hamburgers to
  • a serving platter and keep warm.
  • Cook onion rings in pan juices until soft and golden. Spoon onions
  • and remaining cooking juices over hamburgers. Serve immediately.
  • Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 323 calories, 16 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 155 mg cholesterol, 358 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 32 g protein.

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Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.