Papa Burger Recipe
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Papa Burger Recipe

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When whipping up something for Father’s Day or the Fourth of July, I go big and tall with this fully loaded, juicy yumburger. —Chase Bailey, Costa Mesa, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef or ground buffalo
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 slice whole wheat or white bread, broken into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hamburger or steak seasoning
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 onion hamburger buns, split
  • 4 Bibb or Boston lettuce leaves
  • 1/3 cup prepared Thousand Island salad dressing
  • 4 slices red onion
  • 1 large heirloom tomato, sliced

Nutritional Facts

1 burger: 464 calories, 22g fat (6g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 713mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 26g protein.


  1. Combine first nine ingredients; mix lightly. Shape into four 3/4-in.-thick patties. Press patties into flour to lightly coat both sides.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, cook burgers over medium heat until a thermometer reads 160°, about 4-5 minutes per side. Layer bun bottoms with lettuce, burgers, salad dressing and onion and tomato slices. Replace bun tops. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Papa Burger in Taste of Home June/July 2016, p70

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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TeresaWitt User ID: 4117537 250083
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2016

"Great flavor and easy to make!"

dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 249844
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2016

"Great burgers!"

Remenec User ID: 6059530 248964
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2016

"This was a juicy burger recipe, despite not being a whole lot of liquid in the recipe. The wine vinegar really came through and added nice flavor. I loved the toppings-especially the Thousand Island sauce. It cooked up very quickly on the stovetop. This is replacing my current hamburger recipe!"

dublinlab User ID: 1682119 248654
Reviewed May. 26, 2016

"These were excellent. Janet VFE"

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