Mom’s Favorite Olive Burgers

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Aug. 22, 2023
When she was in her 80s, my mom would reminisce about the olive burgers at Coney Island she loved. I used her instructions to make them and ended up pleasing both of us. —Lorraine Hickman, Lansing, Michigan
Mom's Favorite Olive Burgers Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup sliced green olives with pimientos, drained
  • 1/4 cup Miracle Whip
  • 1 tablespoon stone-ground mustard
  • 4 hamburger buns, toasted
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese, optional
  • Bibb lettuce leaves, optional


  1. In a large bowl, combine beef, soy sauce, Worcestershire, garlic powder and onion powder, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four 1/2-in.-thick patties, indenting the center slightly.
  2. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet; cook burgers over medium heat until a thermometer reads 160°, 4-6 minutes on each side.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine olives, Miracle Whip and mustard. Serve burgers on buns with olive mixture. If desired, top with feta cheese and lettuce.

Test Kitchen tips
  • For mayo purists, we know Miracle Whip just won't cut it, so feel free to swap one for the other.
  • Want even more olives? Finely chop 1/2 cup and add it to the beef mixture before forming into patties.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 burger with 2 tablespoons olive mixture: 425 calories, 24g fat (8g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 837mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein.