Classic German Hamburgers

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
The bit of nutmeg in the meat mixture adds a subtle Old World flavor to these patties. Serve them with your favorite potato recipe.—Virginia Biehler, Fremont, Ohio


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced, separated


  1. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, onion, parsley, eggs, seasonings and flour; mix well. Shape into six patties. Melt butter in a skillet; cook patties to desired doneness. Remove hamburgers to a serving platter and keep warm.
  2. Cook onion rings in pan juices until soft and golden. Spoon onions and remaining cooking juices over hamburgers. Serve immediately.