Jack-o'-Lantern Burgers Recipe
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Jack-o'-Lantern Burgers Recipe

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It's fun to "carve" cheesy faces on these nicely seasoned burgers I served at my Halloween theme party. Hungry trick-or-treaters in our family welcome the hearty sandwiches…and they're a can't-miss entree for a casual holiday get-together. —Vicki Schlechter, Davis, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 10 slices process American cheese
  • 10 hamburger buns, split

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 451 calories, 22 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 99 mg cholesterol, 897 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 32 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine soup mix, ketchup, brown sugar, horseradish and chili powder. Crumble beef over mixture; mix well. Shape into 10 patties. Grill, broil or pan-fry until the meat is no longer pink.
  2. Cut eyes, nose and mouth out of each cheese slice to create a jack-o'-lantern. Place cheese on burgers; cook until cheese is slightly melted, about 1 minute. Serve on buns. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Jack-o'-Lantern Burgers in Taste of Home October/November 1998, p37

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 451 calories, 22 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 99 mg cholesterol, 897 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 32 g protein.

Reviews for Jack-o'-Lantern Burgers

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Reviewed Oct. 7, 2013

"hamburgers were really good but our cheese melted too much and we lost the faces. We'll try it again..."

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Reviewed Oct. 30, 2012

"My mother-in-law has been serving a different version of this recipe for over 50 years. It isn't halloween at our house without them."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 25, 2012

"The flavor of these burgers are outstanding!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2012

"This is a great tasting burger! We make these at least once a month."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2010

" What a cute idea!
 

RACE-CURE

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