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Hamburger marinade

Hamburger Marinade Recipe


By Anita Fowler of Live Like You Are Rich

It’s almost summer—and with it comes tons of opportunities to enjoy a great hamburger. They’re perfect for picnics, BBQ’s, days out at the lake or beach, and backyard dinners.

But maybe your plain hamburger lack flavor. Or perhaps you’re looking for a way to sneak veggies into a meal without your picky eaters knowing about it. Or you just want to make a dynamite burger. Regardless of the setting, these instantly marinated hamburgers are a perfect fit.

What makes these burgers different? It is a hybrid of your basic burger and a veggie burger. They are loaded with veggies, herbs, and spices, which make the ground beef super flavorful and delicious. My son (a picky eater who won’t eat many veggies) will actually eat these. And he doesn’t have a clue he’s consuming tomatoes, onions, and mustard.

There’s no need to flavor them before or during the cooking process. They’re instantly marinated beforehand by blending lots of wonderful flavors together and then mixing the marinade puree in with the ground beef for a gourmet patty. Making these burgers for family and friends is always a huge hit.

hamburger marinade

Hamburger Marinade

Makes 6 Burgers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Ready in 20 minutes



1 small tomato
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tsp garlic powder
¼ red onion
½ tbsp yellow mustard
½ tsp salt
½ tsp Worcestershire sauce

Hamburger and toppings

1 pound defrosted ground beef (organic tastes awesome)
Hamburger buns and toppings


  1. Blend marinade ingredients in a Blendtec blender on medium speed until pureed.
  2. Mix puree into ground beef.
  3. Form hamburger patties and cook in pan on medium heat until they are prepared to your liking. (You can grill on a BBQ, but they are very soft so I highly recommend using a pan.)
  4. Place cheese on patties and cover with a pan lid to melt cheese onto the burger.
  5. Prepare hamburger bun as desired.
  6. Serve warm.

hamburger marinade

About the Author

Anita is a resourceful wife, mother of two, and author. On her website she writes about how to create a rich life on any income. She has lots of money-saving tips, which include family-friendly, healthy, and gourmet recipes.

(0) Comments on “Hamburger Marinade Recipe

  • Amy @ The Quiet Homemaker

    Wow! Thanks for the great idea! These look and sound really yummy and I am always looking for ways to spice up our burgers.

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