Hearty Backyard Burgers Recipe
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Hearty Backyard Burgers Recipe

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I like to toast rye rolls or whole wheat hamburger buns on the grill for a few minutes while the burgers finish cooking. Then I top the burgers with ketchup and pickle planks right before serving.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 6 rye rolls or whole wheat hamburger buns, split
  • 6 lettuce leaves
  • 12 tomato slices

Nutritional Facts

1 burger equals 307 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 70 mg cholesterol, 686 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into six patties.
  2. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack.
  3. Cover and grill over medium-high heat or broil 4 in. from the grill for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear.
  4. Serve on rolls with lettuce and tomato slices. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Hearty Backyard Burgers in Light & Tasty August/September 2004, p27

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 Apr. 28, 2015

"This is a family favorite."

Reviewed Apr. 1, 2009

"I make these burgers often - this is one of my husband's favorite recipes."

Reviewed Apr. 25, 2008

"you can get rye rolls at most bakkeries or even at your local grocery store"

Reviewed Apr. 24, 2008

"so where do you get rye rolls?"

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