Cola Burgers

“A friend who’s an excellent cook shared this hamburger recipe with me, and it has since become a family favourite. The unusual combination of cola and French salad dressing added to the ground beef gives it fabulous flavour. The mixture is also used as a basting sauce on the moist burgers.” —Melva Baumer, Millmont, Pennsylvania

Cola Burgers
Servings Prep Time
6servings 30minutes
Servings Prep Time
6servings 30minutes
Ingredients
Portions: servings
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Ingredients
Portions: servings
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Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine egg, 1/4 cup cola, cracker crumbs, 2 tablespoons salad dressing, Parmesan cheese and salt. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into six 3/4-in.-thick patties (mixture will be moist).
  2. In a small bowl, combine remaining cola and salad dressing; set aside.
  3. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat for 3 minutes on each side. Brush with cola mixture. Continue grilling to desired doneness, 6-8 minutes, brushing and turning occasionally. For medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°. Serve on buns. Serve burgers with optional toppings as desired.
Recipe Notes

Editor's Note: Diet cola is not recommended for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts 1 burger: 461 calories, 24g fat (8g saturated fat), 112mg cholesterol, 714mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fibre), 29g protein.