This recipe is a family favorite that was passed down over the generations. Grandma and Pap just ate them plain, with a fork (sometimes dipped in ketchup), but our family likes to top these burgers with cheese and serve on a hamburger bun in a the traditional way. I have also seen these referred to as Kotlety Mielone. These can also be cooked on the grill.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix ground beef, onion, green pepper, egg, ketchup, and sea salt together in a bowl; mix in the white bread pieces until evenly distributed. Form the mixture into 4 patties.

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  • Spray a large skillet with olive oil cooking spray and set over medium heat. Cook the burgers until well-browned on the bottoms, about 10 minutes; flip the burgers and cook until the meat is no longer pink and the juices run clear, 8 to 10 more minutes.

Cook's Note:

For the juiciest burgers, do not press the meat and try to only flip once.

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Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

269.9 calories; 21.9 g protein; 10.6 g carbohydrates; 115.3 mg cholesterol; 362.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2012
These were amazing leftover! Normally I don't like burgers leftover- they dry out and lose their flavor. But these kept their mositure and the flavor was great when I reheated one 2 days after I had initially made them. I made these small and served them on sweet Hawaiian rolls and topped them with cheese, tomato, and additional onion (since I love onion). Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/14/2013
tasted like meatloaf and they fell apart to easy n quick. Couildnt really make it a burger. could flavor though Read More
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2012
These were amazing leftover! Normally I don't like burgers leftover- they dry out and lose their flavor. But these kept their mositure and the flavor was great when I reheated one 2 days after I had initially made them. I made these small and served them on sweet Hawaiian rolls and topped them with cheese, tomato, and additional onion (since I love onion). Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2012
These were amazing leftover! Normally I don't like burgers leftover- they dry out and lose their flavor. But these kept their mositure and the flavor was great when I reheated one 2 days after I had initially made them. I made these small and served them on sweet Hawaiian rolls and topped them with cheese, tomato, and additional onion (since I love onion). Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2012
These were really yummy! A really nice variance on the typical burger. I used red onion and the flavor was fantastic. I made these burgers on the grill and topped them with white American cheese. The bread in these burgers helps to keep the moisture in the meat. I'm saving this recipe and will be making them again very soon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2012
I made these with lean 85/15ground beef and red onion. The flavor from the onion and green pepper was wonderful. The bread seems to help keep the burgers moist and it's not too much bread even when putting the burgers on buns. I had leftovers and when I reheated a for lunch it was still very moist and the flavor was even better the next day. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2015
It sounds like the person who gave this recipe one star didn t even make it how unfair--nor did he read the description correctly. The traditional to which the contributor is referring is that they served it with cheese ketchup and on a bun like a traditional hamburger. Re Klupskies not being a word (really???) this is what this family called them much like a nickname does that mean it can t be a good recipe? Plus there are many family variations to most traditional recipes including Kotlety Mielone. Two wrongs don t make a right but maybe it will help so I m giving 5 stars without making it to help offset a very unfair and pompous review. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2012
These burgers were very moist and juicy and the flavor from the green pepper and the onion was fantastic. I grilled these and they turned out perfect- the green peppers and onion cooked perfectly in the meat and gave it a great flavor. I might have to make these instead of regular burgers from now on. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/15/2012
These are pretty good and quixk. My wife is Polish and this is the way her Mom made them when she was a kid so she really likes them. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2013
My Gramma made these my whole life but with a few differences. She used only finely ground pork butts (shoulder) with all the fat trimmed. She grated an onion into the meat used 4 pieces of dried bread also grated added parsley and salt & pepper. She lightly fried them until they browned some but weren't hard. Then she baked them for about a half hour at 350. Have made these for all my friends over the years and they've always been a BIG hit. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2012
After making thesw twice they have become the new favorite for my family. The flavor is awesome and they are SO good leftover. I do not like leftover hamburgers but these keep the flavor and the moisture and I have no problem eating them days later. On a side note I like these on a potato bun with white american cheese and topped with additional grilled onion. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2012
I couldn't make the all polish version of this so I made a Polish/Mexican version instead. I am on a limited budget and did not have any green pepper but had all the other ingredients so I used some jalapenos in an escabeche mixture instead. So I ciselered the jalapeno mixture and WOW these were AWESOME. Read More
(3)
Rating: 2 stars
03/14/2013
tasted like meatloaf and they fell apart to easy n quick. Couildnt really make it a burger. could flavor though Read More