Hamburger Recipes, Sauces, and Burger Seasonings

Hamburger with Chips
Hamburger with Chips. Diana Rattray

Whether grilled, broiled, fried, baked, or picked up at a nearby fast-food restaurant, hamburgers are one of the most popular foods in America.

Burger Origins
Our beloved hamburger has been around for more than 100 years. According to "The Encyclopedia of American Food & Drink, by John Mariani, one of the first known mentions of a "hamburg steak" in print was in 1884 in the "Boston Evening Journal." The term "hamburger" appeared on a New York Delmonico's restaurant menu which was believed to have been printed in 1834.

In Mrs. Rorer's New Cook Book (1902), the hamburg steak is described as beef put twice through a meat grinder and mixed with onion and pepper.

By 1912, ground meat patties were being served in buns, and according to "The American Dictionary of American Slang", the suffix "burger" came to mean "any hot sandwich served on a bun, often toasted, with many condiments...."

See Also Homemade Slider Buns and Bread Machine Hamburger Buns

Fast Food
White Castle opened their first "hamburger stand" in 1921 in Wichita, Kansas, and the popularity of the hamburger grew as Americans began to travel by car. In the 1950s the McDonald's chain began, creating more competitors.

Also according to "The Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink", Americans eat three hamburgers per week per person! That's about 38 billion annually, or 59 percent of all sandwiches consumed.

See Also Food Safety: Internal Temperature for Burgers

Featured Hamburger Recipes, Sauces, and Seasonings

Juicy Grilled Burgers 

Juicy Baked Burgers​

Grilled Garlic Burgers With Sauce Ideas

Beef and Bacon Burgers

Mozzarella Burgers

Burrito Burgers

Poblano Burgers​

Mini Burgers With Remoulade Sauce

Turkey Burgers With Garlic

Mushroom Stuffed Burgers​

Cheddar and Bacon Stuffed Burgers and Burger Cooking Tips

Reuben Burgers​

Sauces and Seasonings

Easy Burger Seasoning Blend

Spicy Chipotle Mayonnaise Dip or Spread

Louisiana Remoulade Sauce

Tomato Chutney

Creole Mayonnaise