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Wisconsin Butter Burgers

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

It’s no secret that Wisconsinites love their dairy—so much that they sometimes top their burgers with a generous pat of butter. My recipe is a lot like the butter burgers you’ll find in popular restaurants all over the state. —Becky Carver, North Royalton, Ohio
Wisconsin Butter Burgers Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons plus 4 teaspoons butter, divided
  • 4 hamburger buns, split
  • Optional toppings: Tomato slices, lettuce leaves, dill pickle slices, ketchup and mustard


  1. Sprinkle ground beef with seasoned salt and pepper. Pulse mushrooms in a food processor until finely chopped. Add to seasoned beef, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four 1/2-in.-thick patties.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add burgers; cook 6-8 minutes on each side, basting with butter, until a thermometer reads 160°. Remove from heat; keep warm. Add bun tops to skillet; toast until golden brown.
  3. Transfer burgers to bun bottoms. Top each with 1 teaspoon butter. Replace bun tops. Serve with toppings.

Butter Burger Tips

How do you store butter burgers?

Just like other burger recipes, you can store butter burgers for about 3 to 4 days in the fridge. Here's how long other leftovers last.

Can you make butter burgers ahead of time?

Yes, you can make these butter burgers ahead of time! Either make the patties ahead of time and cook when you're ready to serve, or reheat your cooked burgers.

What else can you put on butter burgers?

There are so many burger toppings to choose from! To make it an authentic butter burger, you need to pile on the cheese (American or cheddar, preferably). We also recommend adding tomato slices, lettuce leaves, dill pickles, ketchup and mustard.

Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 burger: 400 calories, 21g fat (10g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 543mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein.

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