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The Twenty Dollar Burger Recipe
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The Twenty Dollar Burger

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"The first comment I got about this burger was, 'I would pay twenty dollars for this...WOW!' I serve these on a whole wheat bun, with blue cheese and horseradish mayo."

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Original recipe makes 6 burgers Change Servings
  • PREP

    35 mins
  • COOK

    12 mins

    1 hr 47 mins


  1. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add red onion and garlic; cook and stir until the onion softens and begins to turn brown, about 8 minutes. Scrape onion into a large bowl. Add yogurt, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, mustard powder, garlic powder, horseradish, parsley, cilantro, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, and hot sauce. Whisk together until smooth. Mix in the ground beef until evenly blended with the yogurt mixture. Cover, and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat. Shape mixture in to 6 patties 1/2 inch thick, and 5 inches across.
  3. Grill burgers until no longer pink in the center, about 6 minutes per side.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 27, 2009

Absolutely fantastic! Did once without cilantro (at the request of my mother) and then again later when she wasn't visiting. Personally, I think the cilantro really adds some zip to the whole thing - don't leave it out if you have the choice! Still, even without the cilantro, this is a GREAT recipe. Lots of zing and heat. Edit: If you're having trouble forming a patty with this recipe - An easy trick is to use two forks so that you don't over-handle the meat. Overlap pieces together, start small and work your way up, keeping the patty even throughout. Don't smash anything down! You might want to add a cup of oatmeal or breadcrumbs if you're really having a hard time of it.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 02, 2008

NO WAY would I pay $20 for this burger. I spent enough for the ingredients as is. Sorry.

Apr 24, 2008

I made these last night and just had the last one for lunch..very good!! I'll be making these again and again;0) I didn't have cilantro but can't wait to make these with cilantro.

Oct 19, 2009

We have made this burger several times already... it is so delicious! It's also a fun one to experiment with, adding new and unique ingredients. A word of caution if you experiment though.... my husband and I did find is that if you add too many 'wet' ingredients, the burgers won't stick together and become difficult to grill. Perhaps the addition of breadcrumbs or instant rice might combat this. Otherwise, this burger gets our stamp of approval! It is PACKED with flavor!

Apr 24, 2008

These burgers were absolutely delicious, so flavorful. Served them at a BBQ and everyone ate them up. Loved the horseradish mayo, a real bonus.

Jul 12, 2008

Good taste, but it was pretty hard to get them to stick together. If you squeeze the patties out inside paper towels before putting them on the grill, that helps.

Sep 16, 2007

Everyone in my family LOVED this burger!

Jun 25, 2010

I made these for a house full of teenagers and I got great reviews. They said they were the best homemade hamburgers they ever had.


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  • Calories
  • 332 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.5 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 102 mg
  • 34%
  • Fat
  • 21 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 28 g
  • 56%
  • Sodium
  • 814 mg
  • 33%

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

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