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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 each: 451 calories, 22g fat (10g saturated fat), 99mg cholesterol, 897mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 32g protein.

Reviews for Jack-o'-Lantern Burgers

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xlsalbums User ID: 5254917 31054
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2013

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

landstromd User ID: 2714243 22729
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."

raych32 User ID: 1013655 47846
Reviewed May. 25, 2012

"The flavor of these burgers are outstanding!"

raych32 User ID: 1013655 24564
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2012

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

lindachicken__Oklahoma User ID: 227696 30577
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2010

" What a cute idea!


deedeeneric User ID: 4805759 30573
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2010

"Easy, delicious, and hearty!"

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