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Zesty Hamburgers Recipe

Notes Sue Travnik Schiller of Western Springs, Illinois, "These burgers get their zip from horseradish."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef or turkey
  • 4 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 4 hamburger buns, split


  • 1. In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients; mix well. Shape into four patties. Pan-fry, grill or broil until no longer pink. Serve on buns. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 240 calories, 4g fat (0g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 355mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 31g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 3 lean meat.

Reviews for Zesty Hamburgers

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Mspoppy 9658
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2011

"needed more pinch - will probaably try it again"

sammatthews 18474
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2010

"Recipe is awsome!! I used "Whole Grain Dijon Mustard" and it gave it a little bit of a kick. The whole family loved these hamburgers."

berumen 200674
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2010

"This recipe was good but it needed more flavor for me"

bluebowtye 200673
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2010

"These are very good burgers. I made them for my Mom & Mother-in-Law and was a little concerned the horseradish might be to too spicy for them but they both thought they were really good."

charles coello 11269
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2009

"Very good! As a personal choice I prefer ground beef mixed with 1/2 lb Chorizo (spicy Mexican Sausage}, and I use Smoky Paprika."

misselaines 11267
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2008

"My husband loves these; I didn't think I could get him to try a turkey burger. Great recipe!"

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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