Rating: 4.17 stars
102 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 54
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 6

These aren't your everyday hamburgers. They taste a little different, but this is the only way I make them. Everyone loves these, and they are fairly simple to make. The brown sugar brings out the flavors of the other spices. Please note that these aren't exact measurements. I just throw a little of this and a little of that in.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 burgers
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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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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil grate.

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  • In a medium bowl, mix ground chuck, onion, brown sugar, Cajun seasoning, garlic powder, steak sauce, and Italian seasoned bread crumbs. Form the mixture into four burger patties.

  • On the prepared grill, cook the burgers 3 to 5 minutes on each side, or to desired doneness.

Nutrition Facts

383 calories; protein 21g; carbohydrates 27.8g; fat 20.8g; cholesterol 80.5mg; sodium 421.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (78)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2002
This is by far the best hamburger I have ever tasted. I chose to eliminate the cajun and add a lot of fresh garlic. The brown sugar really shows off the spices while maintaining a sweet taste. Read More
(39)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/27/2003
This recipe is a good place to start but I wasn't thrilled with it as written. I like sweet foods but my burger was so sweet I couldn't even finish the whole thing. Also they didn't hold together very well while cooking but that might have been because I pureed the yellow onion. It might also have been because our burgers ended up HUGE -- we used extra lean ground beef which basically means we had enough mixture for six patties instead of four. They also turned out very sticky and gooey which was pretty unappealing while they were being put together. The best thing about this meal was the chipotle pepper flavored corn chips I found at our Asian market to serve with them! Reduce the sugar by maybe half make the burgers pretty small and add cheese chips and anything else that will tone down the sweetness & stickiness and they just might work. Read More
(10)
102 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 54
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2002
This is by far the best hamburger I have ever tasted. I chose to eliminate the cajun and add a lot of fresh garlic. The brown sugar really shows off the spices while maintaining a sweet taste. Read More
(39)
Rating: 4 stars
05/24/2010
Pretty "Good Burger"! I only used 2 Tbsp. of brown sugar which seemed to balance the heat of the cajun seasoning and used bit of minced garlic vs. garlic powder. Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2005
These were great!!! The only thing I changed was I did not use steak sauce. Instead I used the same amount of Worcestershire sauce. These received a lot of comments and I have given the recipe to several people since I served them. Read More
(26)
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2005
This was the most awesome burger recipe ever. They go excellent with seasoned texas fries. Read More
(12)
Rating: 3 stars
01/27/2003
This recipe is a good place to start but I wasn't thrilled with it as written. I like sweet foods but my burger was so sweet I couldn't even finish the whole thing. Also they didn't hold together very well while cooking but that might have been because I pureed the yellow onion. It might also have been because our burgers ended up HUGE -- we used extra lean ground beef which basically means we had enough mixture for six patties instead of four. They also turned out very sticky and gooey which was pretty unappealing while they were being put together. The best thing about this meal was the chipotle pepper flavored corn chips I found at our Asian market to serve with them! Reduce the sugar by maybe half make the burgers pretty small and add cheese chips and anything else that will tone down the sweetness & stickiness and they just might work. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2007
This a very tasty burger. One of the best I have tasted in a while. I didn't use the onion due to the fact I am not an onion fan. Over all though it had a very good taste and it will be made again. Read More
(10)
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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2003
Unachica, you're absolutely right, these are not your every day burger, but that IS the beauty of it = a great change from the every day version. If you read the description of the burger, it states that they are not exact measurements, so I really didn't have a problem in that area (my tastes), I did use a little less sugar, but everything else was as written. Oh, I also mixed it into a pattie and put it in the fridge so that the flavors could "marry". It was a good burger, not an everyday burger, but a really good once in a while burger (sweet tooth burger). Next time I will try it topped with mango salsa, thanks Unachica! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2006
My husband and I were surprised with how good these burgers are. They are sweet and yet spicy. This is by far the best burger recipe we've ever had! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/07/2011
We liked the kick of the spices (just right for me) but WAY too much brown sugar for our tastes. Instead of 6 Tbs I would try 2-3 TBS. We wanted it to be flavor enhanced not sweet like a dessert. Otherwise tasty:) Read More
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