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The Burger Your Mama Warned You About! Recipe

The Burger Your Mama Warned You About!

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"I'm a burger making fool and I'm picky about how they taste. Check out my latest creation. I hope you like them!"

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Original recipe makes 8 patties Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    12 mins

    1 hr 27 mins


  1. Mix together the ground beef, red onion, green pepper, garlic, onion soup mix, barbeque sauce, bread crumbs, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and black pepper in a large mixing bowl. Divide the ground beef mixture into 8 equal balls and form each one into a patty. Place the patties on a baking sheet, cover, and refrigerate for at least one hour to allow all of the flavors to come together.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate.
  3. Cook the patties to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F (71 degrees C), about 6 minutes per side for well done burgers.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 01, 2007

Excellent!! I made a few changes with this burger, I made 16 really thin patties and topped 8 of them with Cheese and then placed a patty on top of it to make 8 cheese-stuffed patties, so tender, wonderful!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 30, 2007

These had too much going on in them. The red onion, bell pepper and garlic took away from the great flavor of the burger. When making them however, I left 2 burgers plain without those as I had a picky eater over, the plain ones were great. The barbecue sauce added a great flavor and really enhanced the flavor you look for from a burger. Probably wouldn't make this again, I like other variations better.

Mar 23, 2008

Wow! These are GREAT and a bit too spicy for my family. Next time I will cut the red pepper back to maybe 1 1/4 tsp instead of 2 tsp. Other than that, all I can say is WOW!

Jul 08, 2008

The flavor was okay, but the meat did not stick together at all. On the grill, it was like we were cooking a meatloaf that had fallen apart. It made a HUGE mess. We ended up taking the meat and adding barbeque sauce for "sloppy joes".

Jun 15, 2007

These burgers were off the heezy fo sheezy aka off the hook a.k.a. off the chain. These burgers were great!!

Sep 10, 2010

There was way too much garlic, my kids were not impressed. I kinda liked it. I forgot to grab a bell pepper at the store and ended up putting the red onion and an Ortega chilie on the burger. Maybe if you sauteed the garlic first or you Really liked garlic a LOT, these might be better. I did not grill mine and I am glad I didn't, they fell apart too. Sorry John, better luck next time.

Apr 29, 2009

Had a wonderful flavor to it, I just ran into the problem of the burgers falling apart on the grill. Next time, I think I'll use an egg to help it stick together. Other than that, wonderful!

Nov 06, 2007

Great burger. However, they fell apart on the grill and were even hard to eat with a fork.


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  • Calories
  • 285 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 13.9 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 20.9 g
  • 42%
  • Sodium
  • 809 mg
  • 32%

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

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