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Papa Burger

When whipping up something for Father’s Day or the Fourth of July, I go big and tall with this fully loaded, juicy yumburger. —Chase Bailey, Costa Mesa, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef or ground bison
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 slice whole wheat or white bread, broken into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hamburger or steak seasoning
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 onion hamburger buns, split
  • 4 Bibb or Boston lettuce leaves
  • 1/3 cup prepared Thousand Island salad dressing
  • 4 slices process American cheese
  • 4 slices red onion
  • 1 large heirloom tomato, sliced


  • Combine first nine ingredients; mix lightly. Shape into four 3/4-in.-thick patties. Press patties into flour to lightly coat both sides.
  • In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, cook burgers over medium heat until a thermometer reads 160°, 4-5 minutes per side. Layer bun bottoms with salad dressing, lettuce, burgers, cheese, onion and tomato slices. Replace bun tops.

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  • eugene
    Jun 22, 2018

    Per Order The Picture Ain't Never What The Directions Call For , And NO Cheese Was Listed !!!

  • TeresaWitt
    Jul 4, 2016

    Great flavor and easy to make!

  • dschultz01
    Jun 27, 2016

    Great burgers!

  • Remenec
    Jun 2, 2016

    This was a juicy burger recipe, despite not being a whole lot of liquid in the recipe. The wine vinegar really came through and added nice flavor. I loved the toppings-especially the Thousand Island sauce. It cooked up very quickly on the stovetop. This is replacing my current hamburger recipe!

  • dublinlab
    May 26, 2016

    These were excellent. Janet VFE