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Jack-o'-Lantern Burgers Recipe

Jack-o'-Lantern Burgers Recipe

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. YIELD:10 servings


  • 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


  • 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.

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..."

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."

Reviewed May. 25, 2012

"The flavor of these burgers are outstanding!"

Reviewed Jan. 29, 2012

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

Reviewed Oct. 5, 2010

" What a cute idea!


Reviewed Oct. 5, 2010

"Easy, delicious, and hearty!"

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