Barbara's Big Juicy Burgers

Barbara's Big Juicy Burgers Recipe
Shape into 12 patties for smaller, quarter-pound burgers.


Makes 10 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 18 Minutes


2 (6-ounce) cans 100% vegetable juice
3 white sandwich bread slices, torn into pieces
3 pounds ground chuck or ground round
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
10 hamburger buns
Vegetable cooking spray
Garnish: dill pickle spears


Microwave vegetable juice in glass bowl at HIGH 1 minute; add sandwich bread pieces, and let cool. Combine with hands.

Combine vegetable juice mixture, ground chuck, and next 3 ingredients. Shape into 10 patties.

Grill patties, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 6 to 8 minutes on each side or until beef is no longer pink.

Spray cut sides of buns with cooking spray; place buns, cut sides down, on grill rack, and grill 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve hamburgers on buns. Garnish, if desired.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used V-8 for vegetable juice.

Barbara Manning, Birmingham, Alabama,

Southern Living

August 2004
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