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Jack-o’-Lantern Burgers

It's fun to "carve" cheesy faces on these nicely seasoned burgers I served at my Halloween theme party. Hungry trick-or-treaters in our family welcome the hearty sandwiches…and they're a can't-miss entree for a casual holiday get-together. —Vicki Schlechter, Davis, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 10 slices process American cheese
  • 10 hamburger buns, split


  • In a large bowl, combine soup mix, ketchup, brown sugar, horseradish and chili powder. Crumble beef over mixture; mix well. Shape into 10 patties. Grill, broil or pan-fry until the meat is no longer pink.
  • Cut eyes, nose and mouth out of each cheese slice to create a jack-o'-lantern. Place cheese on burgers; cook until cheese is slightly melted, about 1 minute. Serve on buns.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 451 calories, 22g fat (10g saturated fat), 99mg cholesterol, 897mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 32g protein.

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  • xlsalbums
    Oct 7, 2013

    hamburgers were really good but our cheese melted too much and we lost the faces. We'll try it again...

  • landstromd
    Oct 30, 2012

    My mother-in-law has been serving a different version of this recipe for over 50 years. It isn't halloween at our house without them.

  • raych32
    Jan 29, 2012

    This is a great tasting burger! We make these at least once a month.

  • lindachicken__Oklahoma
    Oct 5, 2010

    What a cute idea!

  • deedeeneric
    Oct 5, 2010

    Easy, delicious, and hearty!

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