Luchow Hamburgers

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by drhousespcatcher

To quote my sister in law: "how did you make them? My son says yours are better than mine." Out of the mouth of a nine year old who hates hamburgers. These stay very moist. Been making them since I was in my teens. Not low fat.

Top Review by TattooedMamaof2

Though I didn't have any veal kidney fat or beef suet, and I made it with ground turkey, this was very good! I'll make this again, but probably with a little less nutmeg. Thanks for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 lbs beef
  • 12 lb veal kidney fat or 12 lb beef suet
  • 4 slices white bread, soaked in water
  • 1 12 teaspoons salt
  • 12 teaspoon pepper
  • 14 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 eggs, beaten


  1. Mix the meat and the fat. Squeeze as much water as you can out of the bread.
  2. Add to the meat and mix smoothly. Add the seasoning and eggs. Combine well.
  3. Shape into large patties. Broil or cook in a little hot fat in a pan until brown and done.
  4. There should be NO pink showing in the burger.

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