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Barbara's Big Juicy Burgers

Shape into 12 patties for smaller, quarter-pound burgers.

Southern Living AUGUST 2004

  • Yield: Makes 10 servings
  • Cook time: 18 Minutes
  • Prep time: 20 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.


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