Classic Hamburger

May/June 2011

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Slow-cooked onions add moisture and flavor to these lean beef burgers. A quick blend of mayonnaise, ketchup, relish and vinegar makes a perfect tangy, sweet and creamy “special sauce” for this burger. We love the dill relish here, but use sweet relish if you prefer it. Serve with sweet potato fries.

Classic Hamburger

3 Reviews for Classic Hamburger

Best Healthy Beef Burger Recipe EVER

This is my go-to burger recipe now. I use 93% - 96% lean ground beef, but the burgers are very moist and flavorful, due to the sauteed onion/ketchup mixture, and small amount of oil for the saute (I use olive oil, for a healthier choice.) I don't make the extra sauce, but these burgers are a giant hit with everyone EVERY TIME. My 10-year-old niece and nephew BEG me to make these, any time we visit! I hope your family will enjoy this recipe as much as mine does.

Easy, common ingredients

Made tonight for dinner, my husband said it was the best burger he ate in years.


My go to burger recipe from now on - including the sauce. Totally yummy!


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