Pretzel-Crusted Burgers Recipe

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Add some excitement to your next backyard barbecue with these deliciously different burgers. After one bite of the beef patties coated with pretzel crumbs, your guests will be asking for the recipe.—Shirley Zembsch, Cherokee, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups crushed pretzels, divided
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 8 hamburger buns, split

Nutritional Facts

4 ounce-weight: 453 calories, 19g fat (7g saturated fat), 139mg cholesterol, 1002mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 32g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, tomato sauce, 1 cup pretzel crumbs, onion, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into eight 3/4-in.-thick patties. Coat with remaining pretzel crumbs.
  2. Grill patties, uncovered, over medium heat for 7-8 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Serve on buns. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Pretzel-Crusted Burgers in Country Woman May/June 2005, p35

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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MommaOtt User ID: 7231030 64281
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2013

"I tried out these burgers on my family, tonight. TOTAL HIT! They loved themand an't wait to have them again."

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