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Jack-o'-Lantern Burgers

 Jack-o'-Lantern Burgers
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
10 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon,

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Merlot or Syrah.