Hamburgers - It's in the Bun Recipe -
Hamburgers - It's in the Bun Recipe
  • READY IN 17 mins

Hamburgers - It's in the Bun

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"My grandmother used this recipe at her summer resort. Preparation of vegetables is very important. All vegetables should be thinly shaved with large knife. She used to cook these burgers and people would come from miles to eat at her kitchen and then go fishing."

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Original recipe makes 4 burgers Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    7 mins

    17 mins


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill to high heat, and lightly oil grate.
  2. Divide the ground beef into 4 balls, and flatten into patties between sheets of waxed paper. Lay patties onto the grate of the prepared grill. Sprinkle the tops of the burgers with salt. Grill for about 5 minutes per side, or to desired degree of doneness.
  3. While the burgers are cooking, spread each top bun with 1 teaspoon of butter, and spread each bottom bun with 1 teaspoon of mustard. Place the buns onto the grill for just a minute to toast.
  4. Assemble the burgers in this order: Bun, onion, burger patty, cheese, tomato, lettuce, a pinch of salt, and top bun. Spread mayonnaise onto top bun if using.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 28, 2010

Not sure about the negative reviews on this one - it's a classic burger recipe. I couldn't figure out what to make for dinner tonight (didn't thaw anything) so we went out and got a pound of hamburger and fired up the grill. These were great and really hit the spot. We poured a little beer over these while they were cooking (an old trick from my Dad) added a little ketchup, some pickles and a side of kettle cooked chips (oh and a couple of beers).

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 24, 2003

This is a great hamburger but isn't this just an all American typical burger? I really didn't need a recipe for this. As far as slicing the veggies thin and assembling it in a certain way being special, well that's nice....give me a big old slab of juicy tomato and a nice slice of vidalia, oh yeah, some barbeque sauce and relish and ketchup and pickles and ...I'm, getting carried away and my mouth is watering. Gotta go fire up the grill.


13 Ratings

Jan 14, 2011

In response to those who thought it was so simple that a recipe was unnecessary...I'm so glad I saw this. I'm a novice cook, especially with meat, so this was what I needed. Some of us still need recipes for the simplest meals. And this one was both simple and delicious! I just added lots of Worchestershire.

Jun 26, 2005

We like to season our burgers up a bit with either seasoning salt, lemon pepper, black pepper or whatever we are in the mood for. We use either a Vidalia or a red onion, sliced thin, yummy! If you happen to be frying your hamburgers instead of grilling you can also use the same principle for the buns indoors, just place butter in a pan and lay your buns open side down in the hot pan. Lots of restaurants prepare their buns this way on their grills. Hubby likes to add bacon to his burgers, kids omit tomatoes. It's all good.

Jul 23, 2003

YUM! Is there any other way?? I use ground sirloin & red onion. I also sprinkled the salt on the tomato. TASTY!

Feb 24, 2008

I'm trying to figure out why everyone came running for this recipe. Seems pretty common and nothing special. Dissappointing.

Aug 22, 2005

I have never made burgers before, this recipe was so easy, and they tasted so good. My friends loved them and i served them with potato wedges and corn on the cob. I will always use this recipe, Thanks!

Mar 04, 2010

kinda strange you need a recipe for this...this is just a typical hamburger recipe???


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  • Calories
  • 663 kcal
  • 33%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.5 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 136 mg
  • 45%
  • Fat
  • 48.7 g
  • 75%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 30 g
  • 60%
  • Sodium
  • 861 mg
  • 34%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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