Monday, October 10, 2011

Halloween Week Day 4

Good morning bloggers! Welcome to another spooktacular edition of Everyday Meals. Today, we are keeping with the Halloween trend and we will be making some amazingly fun burgers that you and your kiddos will enjoy! Did you know... the first burger listed on a printed American menu was in 1826 from a restaurant called Delmonico's in New York? The original Delmonico's was owned and operated during the 19th and early 20th centuries. They closed down due to the Prohibition-era slowdown in 1923, but many people have opened shop using the Delmonico's name. Okay, I do want to say that this recipe is an easy one, so feel free to kick off your shoes, plant a smile on that face and enjoy the ride! Let's get cooking!

Jack-O-Lantern Burgers

You will need:

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


  1. In a large bowl, combine the soup mix, ketchup, brown sugar, horseradish and chili powder. 
  2. Crumble the beef over the mixture, then mix well. 
  3. Shape the meat into 10 patties. 
  4. Grill, broil or pan-fry until the meat is no longer pink. 
  5. Cut eyes, a nose and a mouth out of each cheese slice to create a jack-o-lantern (your children can help here by using a safety knife made out of plastic if allowed). 
  6. Place the cheese on the burgers and cook until the cheese is slightly melted, about 1 minute. 
  7. Serve.
  8. Enjoy!

I hope you all found this recipe extremely easy. Come back tomorrow for something a little more challenging. I will catch you all on the flip side. Happy blogging to all! <3