5 Irresistible Hamburger Recipes
Let’s face it: hamburgers are an American staple made from beef. Most families gather around for backyard grilling, and burgers never miss. And for a good reason, although hamburger is classified as fast food with high calories, sodium, and refined carbs, it contains essential nutrients such as iron, zinc, B vitamins, and high-quality protein with every bite.
Do you want to enjoy hamburger recipes guilt-free? Pair up with fruits and vegetables to increase your daily consumption and add a boost of nutrition. Add veggies such as spinach or red peppers and top with pineapple, tomatoes, or mangos. Ensure that you use whole-grain buns, gluten free buns/ bread, or lettuce wraps and low-fat cheese or avocado to eat the food you love in a healthy and nutritious form.
A brief overview of National Hamburger Day
The actual origin of the invention of the hamburger is not very clear since many people have claimed it. One theory claims that it originated in Germany, and it was named after Hamburg, the second-largest city in Germany. Another theory by the Library of Congress claims that in 1890 Louis Lassen, a famous businessman, placed a piece of grilled meat between two pieces of toast since he was in a rush and wanted a quick meal. The controversy is because the Chinese have been doing the same since 1045.1
Despite its origin, we must agree that the worldwide sensation is the best invention of time. For sure, National Hamburger Day will be celebrated for a long time, and what a better way to mark the day on May 28th than to make these five irresistible hamburger recipes in the comfort of your home.
Apple and Walnuts Burger2
Apple has found its way to these delicious hamburger recipes. Add some walnut and blackberry. You’ll be delighted.
- 16 ounces lean ground beef
- 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon dried red bell pepper
- 1 cup freeze dried apples
- ¼ tablespoons softened Brie cheese
- 4 teaspoons blackberry preserves
- 4 whole-grain rolls
- Combine beef, walnuts, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl. Don’t over mix.
- Divide and shape into four 1/2-inch thick patties. Grill for about 10-15 minutes while covered over medium heat at 160°F.
- Grill the apple rounds for about 3 minutes, if desired.
- Layer two apple rounds on the bottom of each roll. Then, top with a burger. Spread the cheese and preserves evenly over burgers and close the sandwiches. Enjoy.
Tomato and Avocado Hamburger3
Avocado adds a magic touch to any recipe, and this hamburger recipe is no exception.
- 16 ounces ground lean beef
- 1 teaspoon salt
- A pinch of your favorite spices
- 4-ounce cheddar cheese
- 4 medium French rolls
- 1 medium avocado
- ½ cup dried tomato flakes
- 1 cup shredded lettuce
- 2 cup grapes (for serving)
- Mix ground beef with salt and your favorite spices. Divide into 4 patties.
- Heat a skillet over medium heat. Cook all the patties on each side until cooked enough and browned. Once cooked, add 1 ounce of cheese to each patty.
- Half the French rolls. Add the cooked burgers to the rolls.
- Top with avocado, lettuce, and tomatoes. Serve with grapes.
Make this hamburger recipe with simple ingredients available in your pantry. Use whole grains variations and veggies, such as spinach and red bell peppers, to make it healthier.
- 24 ounces ground sirloin
- ¾ cup prepared Tzatziki sauce
- ¼ cup dried onion
- ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ¾ cup dried spinach
- 1 tablespoon salt-free Greek seasoning
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon dried red bell pepper
- ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
- 6 ciabatta rolls
- Salt to taste
- 1 cup dried tomato flakes
- ½ cup cucumber slices
- Combine the sirloin with the onion, parsley, seasoning, and lemon juice in a mixing bowl. Add the cheese and mix to incorporate. Then, season with salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Divide the mixture into six ¾-inch-thick patties.
- Grill the patties while covered over medium heat for about 10 minutes at 160°F while turning occasionally.
- Meanwhile, toast the buns just before the burgers are done.
- Spread the sauce on the surface of the rolls. Assemble the burgers and top with chopped spinach, tomato slices, onions, and cucumber slices.
Hamburger with Mango Salsa5
This hamburger recipe is sweet, spicy, and simple to make. The mango salsa topping adds a boost of flavor.
- 1-½ pounds ground lean beef
- 2 tablespoons Caribbean Jerk seasoning
To make Mango Salsa
- 1 cup freeze dried mango
- 2 teaspoons chopped cilantro
- ½ tablespoons dried onion
- 2 teaspoons chopped jalapeño pepper (or our dried jalapeno peppers)
- 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
- Combine ground beef, salt, and Caribbean jerk in a mixing bowl. Divide into four thick patties.
- Grill the patties for 10-15 minutes while covered over medium heat at 160°F. Turn the patties frequently until cooked.
- Combine all the salsa ingredients in a medium bowl as the patties cook.
- Assemble the hamburger and serve with salsa.
Healthy Fruit Burger Recipe6
We rarely use the words healthy and tasty in the same line, but this fruit hamburger recipe is that and more.
- 5 burger buns
- 2 kiwi fruit
- ¼ cup freeze dried whole strawberries
- 1 tablespoon mixed fruits jam
- 5 toothpicks
- Cut the burger buns in half. Apply jam on one side of each bun.
- Assemble the burgers. First, place the kiwi and then the strawberry and cover with the burger top. Repeat for all the buns.
- Insert a toothpick into the top of each bun.
Take advantage of our freeze dried fruits and vegetables to make healthy hamburger recipes all year long. Did you try out any of these hamburger recipes? Please share the outcome in the comment section below.