• Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Servings: 3-4
  • About This Recipe

    “The olive oil really makes the meat moist and it won’t dry out. It adds a nice flavor too.”


  • 1lbgood quality lean ground beef
  • 1tablespoonolive oil
  • 2garlic cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoonsalt
  • 2 -3tablespoonsWorcestershire sauce
  • 1tablespoonhorseradish( optional but good)(optional)
  • Directions

  • Chop garlic cloves on wooden surface then put in mortar and pestle.
  • Add salt and olive oil and make a paste.
  • Add this to the meat along with the Worcestershire and horseradish.
  • Mix everything and adjust ingredients to suit your taste.
  • When you make the patties place an indention in the middle of each one with your thumb (almost all the way through).This keeps the burgers from shrinking.We like ours thick and I like them to stay that way!
  • Salt and Pepper according to taste when done.
  • An added note on 04-03-06 – Thank you all for your positive feedback.It’s nice to get confirmation on something I thought was good and different.
  • Please note that I usually add more ingredients than what is called for above.I nuke a tiny hamburger (meatball size) and taste.I usually add more of everything.The horseradish does not taste like horseradish when cooked.It gives it a flavor note that otherwise wouldn’t be there.Unless you are allergic to it, please try it.
  • Reviews

  • “Definately make these if you love horseradish and garlic. Best burger i’ve had in a very long time. They were great! I doubled on the horseradish, which may be a lot for some people, but was just fine for us. Really great mixture of flavors. BF and I were fighting over who would take the leftover burger in their lunch this morning! A keeper for sure!”

  • “This is a great recipe, the horseradish gave it a good kick but was not overpowering. Great combination”

  • “Juicy and tasty burgers!I followed the recipe exactly and they turned out really great.Only problem I had was that they had a small tendency to not adhere together while attempting to turn them on the grill.Not really bad, but I might be tempted to add an egg in the future just to combat that very minor problem.”

  • “Interesting blend of flavors.Next time I will add salt and pepper, and increase the horseradish.”

  • “Good, good, good.I was out of horseradish, so I used onion.Also felt the burgers needed salt and pepper, which was easy to add when eating.Will try horseradish next time.We really liked the Worcestershire taste.”

  • “Excellent hamburger recipe. I was looking for a way to spice up regular hamburgers and this was just the ticket. I will be making them like this from now on.”

  • “Since you used two of my favorite items…garlic and horseradish, I knew this recipe couldn’t go wrong!”

  • “These are really very tasty and moist.I didn’t grill them ’cause my BBQ is broken, but fried on the stove-top and they were still wonderful.Will definitely make them again!”

  • “After reading many comments about these burgers falling apart, I think I might have stumbled across the reason and the cure. I think it is in the handling of the beef.Typically, the less you work the beef, the more tender the burgers will be.There were so many variables in my recipe, things I did differently from others to be able to tell what was causing the falling apart.Even those who used an egg or added bread crumbs had them fall apart.Others said they had no problem.I made my own vriation on the recipe. I made 4 burgers. Three had trouble holding together; one was perfect.The perfect one was one I formed twice bcause after forming it I found it was too large. I tore off some of the meat, rolled it around again and formed the patty again.It got worked twice as much as the other three.So, I’m thinking that the wet ingredients used are so wet that they actually require that the meat be handled a little more than one would usually do. At first I thought it was that I’d ground my own beef from chuck roast and it was not the right balance of fat to lean.Also, I was afraid the fresh garlic would burn in the high heat on the grill, so I used garlic powder instead. I used two slices of stale bread and a little Half and Half, plus a pinch of gelatin, and an egg.We’d just had a dish heavy on Worcestershire Sauce so instead I used about a teaspoon of A-1 Sauce and only a heaping teaspoon of horseraddish. Unfortunately, I overdid it slightly on the kosher salt I added last but they were still very delicious, especially the one that held together perfectly. Thank you for sharing what has obviously been a popular recipe to try. I’ll look forward to experimenting again soon.Next time I’ll try grinding steak tips with short ribs and use less milk on the bread; I’ll also use more horseraddish (I’m working my way up to the 3 Tablespoons a teaspoon at a time.)”

  • “These burgers were great. I always put garlic in my burgers but I have never thought of putting horseradish in them. I used 3 lbs of ground beef and added 2 eggs. This is the recipe I will be using from now on. Thanks”

  • “Excellent burgers!I used about 4 lbs. of lean ground beef and added an egg to the meat, but we still had a bit of a problem with them breaking on the grill.Next time I’ll try adding two eggs.Broken or not..they were delicious!”

  • “I’ve made these before, and they’re very good. A tip for the reviewers who said the burgers would fall apart:if your hamburger is too lean, ie: ground sirloin, for example, it won’t hold together. You need fat content. I use 80%-20% ratio.I don’t like to add eggs, bread etc. to a beef patti, it then reminds me too much of a meatloaf mixture. I had been searching for a “better burger” and was delighted, and not disappointed when I found and tried this recipe”

  • “I’m a pretty good cook, only 2 things give me major trouble in the kitchen, cookies and hamburgers.Two simple things that continuously make me look like an amateur!However, I may now be the reining hamburger queen in my ‘hood!These are super tasty, they didn’t puff up like meatballs or fall apart like loose-meat…hooray! Thanks for everyone who has reviewed this and offered their tips.I used them all…and egg to hold them together, an indentation in the center to keep them from puffing up and freezing for 10 minutes or so.The horseradish was fantastic, I’ll add more next time.Thanks for posting.:-)Now I’m off to look for a fool proof cookie.LOL”

  • “GREAT flavor! I like salt, so per ther review of someone I added 1tsp instead of a 1/4 tsp…. I would say that was a little too much-somewhere between 1/4tsp- 1/2 tsp would probably suit the salt fans. I cooked these in a SKILLET on a medium-high heat 8 mins on one side then flipped for an additional 3 mins. Mine burned a little, but the char made them seem like they were from the grill lol. – They were Well done ( not a lot of pink)- which is fine because they were so moist from the olive oil. Boyfriend LOVED them. Thanks Vicky!”

  • “We thought the flavor was ok with these, just the texture we really didn’t care for. It was a bit too mushy for me but definatly moist. I used ground sirloin, and the patties formed really well, but when you go to flip them they can fall apart on you. Thanks for posting :)”

  • “I doubled the recipe as I has I had my crew coming in for a casual family dinner!I only added 3 T worcestershire, 1 T olive oil and 4 garlic, 1 T horseradish and a couple pinches of Recipe #62779.I actually liked the taste with the horseradish, but, I wouldn’t have wanted it any hotter than that!I would use caution about adding too much liquid as the burgers were very wet.I had made the patties up in advance chilled them for about 3 hours….so they did firm up a bit!I tend to make my burgers quite big, flatten each burger in between wax paper with a small flat plate…. this takes into account the shrinkage, and they fit the bun!!(I will prepare a batch of seasoned ground beef for the freezer using this method, and when I want a quick dinner, I remove what I need and thaw for about 30 minutes)…I quite enjoyed this recipe as it was a bit of a departure from my “same ol’, same ol’!!!I would do this one again!!!Thanks for the posting!”

  • “Let’s just say that mere words can not describe how truly fantastic these hamburgers are!I have made these many times and just realized I have not reviewed.I have made with qualily ground beef and the bargain ground beef you get in the big tube (for a crowd) and they were equally delicious.When short on time, I have made with garlic powder instead of the fresh minced garlic and again it was fantastic.I am not a big horseradish fan, however, it is a MUST in this recipe.I did cut back a little on the amount but wouldn’t dream of making them without it!I increased the salt to 1 teaspoon and added fresh ground black pepper.The result:tender, juicy, melt in your mouth burgers….the only way I make them now.Thanks Vicky for posting a true gem.”

  • “I made these a few weeks ago and the burgers did turn out juicy but I thought it lacked flavor.Next time I will add more fresh horseradish because I couldn’t taste just the one tablespoon.I will also add more of my own flavors like Montreal seasoning and maybe some finely chopped onion.”

  • “This was good, different with the worcestershire sauce, not a recipe we have found to use a whole lot, but nice for a change.”

  • “After you finish the patties, put them in the freezer for 10 minutes. This will keep them from falling apart!”

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