Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

My husband's favourite burger shop - the only burger shop in our little village 35 years ago - still serves this Hamburger called "Hamburger Neu" which means "Hamburger New". Unluckily the owner of the place who invented this fabulous burger has died several years ago. There are new owners who serve the same burger, but it's not quite the same as it used to be, so we decided to make it ourselves. The onions used can be purchased in boxes in Germany. If you don't get them in the US, just fry your own, it's more work but even better I guess ;-)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir together ketchup and curry powder.
  2. Combine mayonnaise and mustard.
  3. Slice pickled cucumber and tomato.
  4. Lightly toast the split burger bun while frying the burger patty until done.
  5. Place the lettuce leaves on the base of the bun, top with sliced tomato.
  6. Place the burger patty on top of the tomato slices, cover with sliced cucumber.
  7. Pour curry ketchup on top, then decorate with mustard-mayonnaise.
  8. Top with fried onions and the second half of the bun.
  9. Don't try to take this with your hands and bite into it. Use fork and knife to prevent a mess.
  10. Enjoy :).
Most Helpful

Wow! I need more stars!!! I made two burgers out of this with cutting the ketchup mixture in half...I told the hubby that he needed a knife and fork to eat it...He doubted me...but after taking the photos he made a point of reminding me that I needed a fork and knife to eat the first bite was full of dancing flavors...I could only eat half of the was very filling but satisfying...thanks for posting the recipe...made for Spring 2014 PAC...=)

teresas April 06, 2014

What a different type of burger for me! First, I didn't have a hamburger patty....just ground chuck. So I wasn't sure how large it was supposed to be and just improvised! Wasn't sure if it was supposed to be seasoned or not, but decided to stick with just salt and pepper because of the curry in the ketchup. My first bite was different from anything I've ever had, but by the 3rd bite I was sold. Just had to wrap my head around such a different taste for a burger! LOL! I think this would be really good on Naan bread or Pita bread....I'll give that a go next time. Thanks for sharing! Made for Aussie Reunion Tag.

breezermom December 04, 2012

Very good. I made it exactly as directed ans both me and my DH loved it. Thank you, this is a keeper!

pammyowl March 20, 2012