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Butter Ball Burgers

Butter Ball Burgers

These 3-ingredient burgers will quickly become a gameday favoritethe secret is the perfectly portioned Butter Ball in the center of each burger.

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5 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time



1 pound ground beef (not less than 80% lean)

4 (2 tablespoons) Land O Lakes® Butter Balls

3/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste

1/2 teaspoon pepper, or to taste

4 slices Land O Lakes® Deli American

4 hamburger buns, split

Optional Toppings

Lettuce leaves

Tomato slices

Red onion slices

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Form 1/4 of ground beef into ball. Using thumb, make 1/2-inch indent into center of patty; place 1 Butter Ball into center. Repeat with remaining beef and Butter Balls.

  2. STEP 2

    Heat skillet to medium-high heat. Place burgers butter-side down into skillet. Heat 30 seconds or until butter starts to melt. Using spatula, smash burgers to 1/4-inch thickness. Sprinkle with half each salt and pepper. Cook 3-4 minutes.

  3. STEP 3

    Flip burgers over; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook 3 minutes. Add 1 slice Deli American to each burger; cover. Cook 30 seconds or until cheese is melted and internal temperature of burger reaches 165°F.

Tip #1

Form these burgers up to a day ahead, then cover and refrigerate before cooking.

Nutrition (1 burger)

440 Calories
24 Fat (g)
105 Cholesterol (mg)
1010 Sodium (mg)
24 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
31 Protein (g)
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