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Oma's Best Hamburger Recipe 

➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson

German Hamburgers. Oh, so good! Try making this recipe just like Oma

My best hamburger recipe is posted below. So easy to make, I'll show you the basic steps on how to make hamburgers. 

Not only easy, but these taste like real German hamburgers.

Depending on which part of Germany you're from, these are either called Buletten or Frikadellen. Usually, they are fried, however, they can be done on the BBQ, grilled, or broiled.

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They'll taste a bit different, depending how you cook them, but to start with, they all use the same recipe. 

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You'll notice this is very similar to the Quick Meatloaf recipe, and that's because, when you have a great recipe, you try to make the most of it. In fact, I use the same recipe when making meatballs.

This picture shows these hamburgers being served with potato salad using both regular and sweet potatoes. A real treat as well.

Check the hints at the bottom of the recipe for variations on this basic "how to cook hamburger" recipe.

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Oma says,

Don't overcook, or you'll have "Bremsklötze" (brake pads) ... German humor :)


Oma's Best Hamburger Recipe

Not only are these hamburgers easy, but these taste like real German hamburgers, especially when made with the Kaiser roll instead of bread crumbs.

Depending on which part of Germany you're from, these are either called Buletten or Frikadellen. Usually, they are fried, however, they can be done on the BBQ, grilled, or broiled.

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

15 minutes

Total Time

20 minutes

Servings:

Makes 3 - 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 stale Kaiser roll or ¼ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • ½ small onion, chopped (optional) 
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp oil and 1 tbsp butter

Instructions:

  1. Slice the Kaiser roll, and soak it in some warm milk or water for about 10 minutes. Drain it, squeeze out the liquid, and crumble the roll into a large bowl. (If using breadcrumbs, add them to the bowl instead.)
  2. Add the remaining ingredients, except the oil/butter, and mix gently. 
  3. Shape into patties (3 or 4 depending on size wanted)
  4. Heat the oil and butter in a skillet and brown the patties on both side. Cover and continue to fry on medium heat for about 15 minutes, turning occasionally. 

Notes/Hints:

  • Add ¼ cup ketchup, BBQ sauce, or mustard to meat mixture
  • Add ½ cup cubed cheese (cheddar) to the meat mixture
  • Try different seasonings to find your favorite. I like using "Montreal Steak Spice." (I know .... it's not German!)
  • Personally, I prefer using lean ground beef. If you wish, you can use a regular grind and/or a mixture of beef, pork, or veal.
  • You can easily double and triple the recipe.
  • These can also be grilled on a BBQ for about 6 minutes per side or until done.

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This best hamburger recipe is one of many hamburger recipes you'll find on among our German meat recipes. Super easy. Super quick. Super delicious!


Ingredients: ground beef, olive oil, kaiser roll, onion,

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