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The Perfect Hamburger

 The Perfect Hamburger
Chili sauce and horseradish add some zip to these hamburgers and make them a nice change from ordinary burgers. We think they're perfect! —Shirley Kidd, New London, Minnesota
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 4 hamburger buns, split
  • Sliced tomato, onion, pickles and condiments, optional


  • In a large bowl, combine egg and seasonings. Crumble beef over
  • mixture and mix well. Shape into four 3/4-in.-thick patties.
  • Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and
  • lightly coat the grill rack. Grill, covered, over medium heat or
  • broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a
  • thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear. Serve on buns with
  • toppings if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 burger equals 321 calories,

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The Perfect Hamburger (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 109 mg cholesterol, 758 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 27 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.