Hamburgers - It's in the Bun

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."

Ingredients 17 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 663 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 663 kcal
  • 33%
  • Fat:
  • 48.7 g
  • 75%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.5g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 30 g
  • 60%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 136 mg
  • 45%
  • Sodium:
  • 861 mg
  • 34%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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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  1. 14 Ratings


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).


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.


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.