Nothing says "American summer" than burgers (okay, hot dogs, too!). Burgers are a classic American dish that have been a part of summer culture for a century in the USA. The Amish are as smitten with burgers as anyone else, so using their culturally super culinary talents, they have come up with some great twists on the traditional burger.
So we've compiled a list of the 10 most mouthwatering burger recipes from Amish cooks that will take your taste buds on a journey. These recipes range from classic beef burgers to veggie burgers with a twist. Each recipe has been carefully curated to ensure that it is not only delicious but also easy to make. So if you're ready to indulge in some seriously tasty burgers, grab your apron and get ready to cook up a storm. Get ready to take your burger game to the next level with these 10 must-try burger recipes.
🍔 Where's the Beef?
Most Amish have their own supply of home-sourced hamburger. They typically raise their own cows and then slaughter them on their own property. If an Amish person doesn't raise their own steer, they usually know family and friends that do, so the hamburger is almost always locally sourced.
After the animal is slaughtered, the Amish butcher will typically cut the meat into smaller pieces and then package it for storage. The meat can then be used to make a variety of dishes, such as steaks, roasts, and stews.
For the Amish, butchering their own beef is yet another way to live a more sustainable lifestyle. They believe that it is important to be self-sufficient and to produce their own food whenever possible. By butchering their own beef, the Amish are able to ensure that their families have access to fresh, healthy meat. That said, if they don't have access to fresh beef, there's nothing saying an Amish person can't grab some hamburger at Walmart when they are in town.
🫓 Amish Tips For The Best Burgers
- Use fresh, high-quality ground beef.
- Add a little bit of bread crumbs or oats to the ground beef to help bind it together and keep it from falling apart. I run into oats in a lot of Amish burger recipes. For those who are not oat fans, no worries, you can't taste it.
- Season the ground beef with salt, pepper, and your favorite herbs and spices before you make the beef into patties.
- Form the ground beef into patties that are about ½-inch thick.
- Grill or pan-fry the burgers over medium heat until they are cooked through.
- Serve the burgers on fresh-baked buns with your favorite toppings
🧂 More Burger Thoughts
My grandmother used to make the best hamburgers. I wish I had taken the time when I was younger to get her exact recipe.
It's been over 20 years since I've had one of her hamburgers, but I remember they were very simple. They were thin, and fried flat on a stovetop griddle. She would dice onions on them. I think she would mix in some onion powder. I don’t know what made them so good, but they were thin and flavorful.
As an aside, there’s a place not far from me, called the “Hamburger Wagon “in Miamisburg, Ohio. Several national news outlets have called them the best burgers in the country. One of my daughters asked me how anybody could possibly know which burgers are the best in the country, and I agree. I told her that hamburgers are very subjective. One person might taste a burger and think it’s super and another person. might think the same burger is horrible.
🙋 Amish Burger FAQ
Well, not just an Amish burger, but any burger is best cooked over a medium-high heat, that sears the outside while sealing the juices inside!
Yes! All of these can be made with ground turkey instead. What a lot of Amish cooks do is blend in venison with hamburger to stretch out the meat supply and add flavor. Even ground bulk sausage blended with hamburger is a great option.
Almost anytime is a good time for a hamburger, just like anyone else. But summer cook-outs, especially around Memorial Day, July 4, and Labor Day are especially favored!
🍔 Amish Burger Recipes
A hallmark of Amish burgers is that they are very juicy, the fresh, fatty meat usually results in that and I love a juicy burger. When you are making these at home, try to use 80/20 ground beef. This means that the beef is 80% lean and 20% fat. The fat helps to keep the burgers juicy.
And when you make your patties, don't smack the meat around. Be gentle when you make the patties so you don't squeeze out all the juice.
The Amish burger recipes below are all so good, you can't really go wrong with any of them, but the juicy world famous are probably my favorite!
Gloria's Springtime Burgers
THE AMISH COOK BY GLORIA YODER My favorite holiday is just around the corner. How could your favorite season be so saddening, yet absolutely complete, you might be wondering? Good Friday and Easter, though, have a beauty all its own. When I was a young girl, our Amish youth group would go Easter caroling early
Juicy World-Famous Hamburgers
You want a hamburger to be juicy (or at least I do), dripping with flavor and this Amish recipe makes sure your burger will quench your thirst as well as your hunger!
Super Juicy Baked Burgers
Burgers like you have never tasted! Stack the fixin' on them high and no worrying about firing up the greasy grill.
Amish Mushroom Barbecue Burgers
Mushrooms are something that you can never smother your burger with enough, in my opinion! Enjoy!
Amish Baked Barbecued Burgers
a delicious twist on an old summer stand-by. Also great with a slice of cheese!