Hamburgers, Scandinavian Style

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 25 mins

For the food world tour I found a different way to make a hamburger. I made the burgers and the onion mixture the night before. Time does not include marinating time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large bowl mix beef, veal, ketchup, instant minced onion, salt, pepper, celery seed and garlic powder. Shape mixture into 16 thin patties; chill.
  2. Mix red wine vinegar, salad oil and dill weed.
  3. Place onion slices in a shallow glass dish; pour vinegar mixture over onions. Cover; refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
  4. Grill burgers according to how you like your burgers.
  5. Wrap rye bread in a single thickness of heavy duty aluminum foil. Place on grill 4" from medium coals. Heat 20 minutes, turning occasionally.
  6. Remove red onions from marinade.
  7. Top burgers with onions.
  8. Use reserved marinade for extra sauce on the burgers if you want to.


Most Helpful

I cut the recipe in half and made this for my boys. I used all beef because I didn't have any veal but followed the rest of the recipe as written. My boys enjoyed them as they were different.

bmcnichol March 29, 2012

These were really tasty! I used all beef instead of veal (just can't bring myself to eat it) and also added some havarti cheese and grilled it all like a patty melt. Delicious. Had a pasta salad as a side and enjoyed very much. Thanks for sharing. Made for ZWT3

little_wing July 06, 2007

Hi, liked the idea of putting onion and catsup in the meat patties. I guess we're used to loading up on condiments and cheese with our burgers so felt a little something was missing for our American tastes. We did like the vinegar flavor and onion together. We made our burgers thicker too. Thanks for posting.

Vicki in CT June 21, 2007

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