German-Style Hamburgers Recipe
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German-Style Hamburgers Recipe

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I read about these burgers nearly 40 years ago. I've made them once a month since then because they're so delicious.—Agnes Golian, Garfield Heights, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 hamburger buns, split
  • Lettuce leaves and tomato slices


  1. In a bowl, combine potatoes, onion, Worcestershire sauce and salt. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into four patties, about 1/2-in. thick.
  2. In a skillet, cook patties over medium-high heat for 10-12 minutes or until no longer pink, turning once. Serve on buns with lettuce and tomato. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as German-Style Hamburgers in Quick Cooking November/December 2004, p11

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed May. 27, 2015

"This recipe need something to bind the burgers. They just fell apart, no matter how much I packed them. And, you wouldn't be able to grill these on a grill without them falling all over the place."

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