Joe's Favorite Hamburgers Recipe -
Joe's Favorite Hamburgers Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Joe's Favorite Hamburgers

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"This is my son-in-laws favorite and a family crowd pleaser. Makes a great, moist hamburger."

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Original recipe makes 10 hamburgers Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate.
  2. In a blender or food processor, gradually place sweet onion. green bell pepper, garlic and tomato. Blend into a thick liquid. Mix steak sauce into the mixture.
  3. Pour the blended mixture into a large bowl. Place ground beef into the bowl, and thoroughly mix together. Set aside approximately 15 minutes.
  4. Mix again if liquid is present, then gradually introduce dry bread crumbs until the ground beef mixture is firm enough to form hamburger patties. Salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Form the ground beef mixture into hamburger patties. Cook on the prepared grill to desired doneness.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 07, 2005

This is an excellent recipe. HOWEVER, I can see why people have commented on it the way they have. When you blend up all the ingredients,it is a lot of liquid to add to just 2 pounds of ground beef. I was having a large party and I added it to 7 POUNDS of ground beef. I let it sit longer in the fridge too. It didn't dilute the flavor and the meat was formed into patties that stuck together just fine. I really didn't even need the bread cumbs, but I added them just as a precaution. Everyone LOVED them. They were juicy and very flavorful. Thanks a lot!!!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 25, 2003

We made this recipe for a barbeque party we were having. Thank goodness we tried one before we served our guests! The burgers totally fell apart on the grill and made an awful mess! We tried adding more bread crumbs, tried egg, even tried frying, but it was still more like a meatloaf then a burger!! I will never make these again, and even had to make an emergency run to Wal-Mart for more hamburger to serve at our party!


36 Ratings

Aug 14, 2003

This is one of my favorite ways to make burgers. I really like the flavor the steak sauce gives the mixture. I admit that due to some picky eaters at my house I have to make without the vegetables. I suspect they would go a long way to adding to the flavor.

Dec 08, 2003

We've had this recipe twice. My husband and I think the flavor is great, but we're not too hip on the texture. I usually make four burgers and freeze the second two raw and throw them on the grill when I need them. Both times I have done this we have liked the way the taste and grill up better after they are frozen. Go figure! It's great to have a recipe that's not just plain hamburgers once in a while. I give it a must try, but not a family favorite.

Aug 28, 2004

There is too much liquid in the recipe for the amount of beef. Thumbs down!

Jun 21, 2004

Well what can I say. They were good, but there was nothing extra special about these. It was a lot more trouble to make than the reward of the final product. I will not be making these again.

Apr 28, 2004

This was too much like meatloaf on a bun. Maybe if you leave out the breadcrumbs they would be better and maybe not fall apart while grilling.

Jul 01, 2003

I just loved these burgers. I also added mushrooms and black olives to the vegetable mixture. Had to increase bread crumbs somewhat, still should use egg to hold together better. You can taste every veg. as if you were eating them seperately, can't wait for my dad to try these he will flip. The veg. mixture when mixed looks like something you would find at a old folks home, had my doubts, but stuck with it. Was quite pleased with end result and you will to.


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  • Calories
  • 209 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 56 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 13.2 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 16 g
  • 32%
  • Sodium
  • 119 mg
  • 5%

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

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