Total Time
Prep 7 mins
Cook 8 mins

Might refer to this as a retro recipe. We had these on a regular basis growing up. Since I can't find anyone here in Virgina who knows what they are, it may be a Midwest thing. Mom said that you always served them at parties in the 50's & 60's because the boys liked them so much. They became legendary in my group of friends when Mom made them one evening for dinner. The guys kept asking where the tops to their burgers were to get under Mom's skin. It worked (she threatened to never cook for them again) and they still laugh about it today. Boys are rotten. We love them anyway. They did like the burgers! Note: You must use a lean ground beef or there is a tendency to end up with a soggy, greasy bun. Not good.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients and mix.
  2. Divide equal portions of mixture between the eight bun halves and spread on top.
  3. Make sure to spread mixture out to the edge of the bun as any portion of the bun exposed to the broiler has a tendency to brown too much.
  4. Place under the broiler for 6-8 minutes.


Most Helpful

These were very tasty! DH and I both really liked them. Followed recipe exactly and didn't add a thing and they were perfect! I did have to cook just a couple of extra minutes, but that is probably just my oven. Will make these again!

Karen in Kansas November 04, 2007

I'm not giving this one stars, because it was horribly bland. After putting quite enough mixture on my 2 buns, I had enough left over for another half. I'm guessing that I had too much meat in the mixture, and that made the flavorings go further. I wasn't particularly fond of the texture of the thing, but I do want to give the burger another chance, using the correct amount of meat, and see if the flavor is more appealing. If so, it will be a nice change from a regular burger.

~Bliss~ March 23, 2008

Retro or not, I've never heard of this technique and I thought it worked great! (I couldn't resist using the other 4 buns from the package to cover the burgers after they were cooked, sorry, lol) The flavors were awesome, and the house smelled excellent when they were done. (BTW, 8 minutes was perfect) Being Halloween, I've had several of the parents of trick-or-treaters comment that something great was cooking, lol.. I will definately make these again - very flavorful, and practically no cleanup! Thanks for the post, witch!

steve in FL October 31, 2007

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