Mom's Big Burgers Recipe -
Mom's Big Burgers Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Mom's Big Burgers

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"These burgers are delicious and very big! A perfect blend of spices give these big burgers a spicy kick!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat the oven's broiler.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, onion soup mix, water, garlic, hot pepper sauce, chili powder, ketchup, mustard and pepper using your hands. Pat into 4 large thick patties. Place them on a broiler pan.
  3. Broil the burgers for about 15 minutes per side, or until well done. Place buns on the broiler pan and toast briefly. Place whole green onions on the broiler pan at the same time, and just toast until limp.
  4. Place burger patties onto the bottom halves of the buns and top each one with a slice of cheese and some avocado slices. Top with the top buns. Serve with green onions.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 02, 2007

I thought the measurements on this were a little off. I don't think a pinch of chili powder and 1/4 tsp. of ketchup and mustard do much to 2 lbs. of ground beef. I liked the combination of ingredients so I increased the chili powder to 1/2 tsp., the ketchup and mustard to 1 tsp. each, and the pepper to 1/4 tsp. I omitted the hot pepper sauce. Instead of broiling, I cooked the burgers in my electric fry pan and didn't bother with the green onions. Instead I just served these with the usual toppings, sliced onion, lettuce, tomato, sliced avocado, etc. They were good.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 27, 2012

Too bad about using Onion soup mix. Too much sodium and artificial taste. We prefer something a little more homemade not using artificial ingredients with colours and preservatives added. This is too 1970s when we didn't know better. Sorry. We didn't like this.

Jun 15, 2009

I cut the recipe in half for 1 pound of lean ground beef (90/10). I didn't bother with the water, I just didn't see the point. I added a little extra dijon mustard, ketchup, and Frank's red hot. These came out very moist and delicious. I served these on toasted rolls with thin sliced red onion and melted american cheese.

Feb 04, 2007

These burgers were awesome! Cooked on my George Forman grill. Highly recommend! Thanks for sharing :)

Jun 04, 2007

This recipe is delish as is. They are the best homemade burgers. My kids had friends over the night we made them and they said they tasted like a burger from a restaurant. When youre making the patties big, after you formed them make a indentation in the center of the burger with all your fingers (kind of like a birds nest) this way when you cook them on the grill they wont shrink. They will stay the same size and they wont dry out. You wont be disappointed.

Jul 30, 2005

Very delicious. I halved the recipe (so I guess that means I have to make it again, now that I have half a pkg. of onion soup hanging around). Instead of water, I used lactose-free skim milk. I don't know what difference it made, but I thought I'd try it. Did a bit extra ketchup and mustard, using the spicy brown variety. I mixed the green onions (sliced) right into the burgers. I didn't have pepperjack cheese, so I used mozzarella. I'm sure pepperjack would have been better, and unfortunately, I had no avocado! I love avocados on my burgers, so that's what drew me to the recipe. This is really easy, and great with macaroni or potato salad.

Feb 07, 2007

Everything is great except for the "well-done" advice. I will not eat a burger that is overcooked i.e. well-done...... anyone??

Feb 10, 2007

This was very tasty and moist. However, I agree with other reviewers that many miniscule quantities added nothing, and they were cooked too long. I tasted mostly garlic and some spice, and the liquid made them light. As I had mashed avocado on hand, I spread that on the top role and it was fine. Instead of scallions, I sliced a red onion and broiled it a few minutes, and I didn't think the cheese added much. Too many other flavors going on.


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  • Calories
  • 785 kcal
  • 39%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.9 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 189 mg
  • 63%
  • Fat
  • 47 g
  • 72%
  • Fiber
  • 7.1 g
  • 28%
  • Protein
  • 57.1 g
  • 114%
  • Sodium
  • 1239 mg
  • 50%

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

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