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Chili Burger Surprise

When I made these burgers, I was looking for something different, flavorful, delicious, and something that would taste great any day of the week and not be time consuming. I came up with this recipe and it has all that I was looking for. My family loved them and wanted more. That is the biggest compliment a cook can get!


1 Pound Lean Hamburger
1/4 Tsp Salt
1/4 Cup Chili (See Chili Recipe)
10 Slices  Sweet Pickles
2 Large Onions (Cut Into Rings)
1/4 Cup Chili (Reserved For Buns)
5 Large Sesame Hamburger Buns
1 Tsp Basil
1 8oz Can Tomatoe Sauce 
4 Tbs. Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 Tsp. Salt
1/4 Tsp. Black Pepper
1/4 Cup Yellow Mustard
1/2 Tsp. Italian Herb
1 1/2 Tsp. Louisiana Hot Sauce
1 Can Milwaukees Best Beer


Chili: Mix all ingredients in a pot and bring to boil on burner of gas grill. When it starts to boil, turn down and cook for 10 minutes. When done, remove from burner and set aside. Hamburgers: In a large bowl mix hamburger, salt,and chili, mixing well. Roll mixture in hand in even round patties (makes 5).Place on grill (gas grill)and cook for approximately 20 minutes turning over half way thru.In a frying pan (on gas burner of grill), fry 2 onions (cut into rings)until sauted, drain and set aside. Take 5 seseme seed buns (separated)and place on top rack of grill (last 5 minutes of hamburgers grilling)facing seed side up and bottoms up. Remove burgers from grill and set on plate. Remove buns from grill and set on a plate. Lay out the bottoms of the burger buns and place 1 hamburger on each. Place sauted onions on top of the burgers (dividing onions evenly between the 5 burgers)and top with 2 Valastic pickles on top of each burger. Add reserved chili to each burger and place the hamburger bun tops on.


The chili is great on all meats for added taste,aroma,flavor, and a delicious change of pace. Can use on hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, boston butts to name a few. The hamburgers are flavorful, and have a taste that is heavenly. This is also a quick fix for those nights when you are in a rush but want something good to eat. Bon Appetit!