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Yummy Hamburger/Turkeyburger Print E-mail

This hamburger recipe works just as well as a turkey burger recipe. It's fun to learn to grill and it's an essential part of our American cuisine. 

You'll need:

  • 1 lb. ground meat - beef or turkey
  • 3 tbsp. ketchup or 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic - finely chopped or pressed
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped onions
  • wax paper or foil


  • A big bowl
  • barbecue grill
  • long handled spatula
  1. Wash your hands well before you start because this is a recipe where you squish everything together.
  2. Cut a couple sheets of wax paper or aluminum foil. Put one on a plate and have the other waiting off to the side. You'll need this to keep the burgers from sticking together.
  3. Put the ground meat into a big bowl. You want to have enough room for all the ingredients and your hands.
  4. Add all the other ingredients.
  5. Using your hands, mix all the ingredients. The fun part is that you can squeeze the meat through your fingers. Keep this up until everything is evenly mixed.
  6. Grab a big handful of the mixture, roll and pat it into a burger shape. You can make them thick or thin but remember the thicker they are, the longer they take to cook.
  7. Lay the burgers down on the wax paper on the plate. When you have filled the plate, lay the second sheet of wax paper and put the rest of the burgers on top. You can add more layers if you need them.
  8. Now your burgers are ready to grill or broil. You'll need help with this part. Remember that "please help me" and "thank you for helping me" have a magic power to make everything in the kitchen go smoothly.
  9. If mom or dad let's you help flipping the burgers, a spatula with a long handle is the best tool to use. You can slide the edge of it between the burger and the grill. Short, sharp motions will help loosen any places that are sticking. Once you have the burger on the spatula, give it a quick flip.