Ernest Hemingway's Hamburger recipe



For those who can't grill for now, here is a recipe to cook in your skillet.



This is the burger that I posted a larger picture of. I came across this recipe yesterday and was going to post it, I checked and saw that I had already posted this burger recipe back in Jan. So, I was just having some fun with it. Thanks for playing along.

Bob Correll

TVWBB 1-Star Olympian
Sounds more like meatloaf.


  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 2 oz. sliced ham, minced
  • 1⁄3 cup dry red or white wine
  • 1⁄4 cup grated cheddar
  • 2 tbsp. capers, drained
  • 2 tbsp. grated tart apple
  • 1 tbsp. minced parsley
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp. ground sage
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp. India relish
  • 1⁄2 tsp. Beau Monde seasoning
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced garlic, minced
  • 2 small scallions, minced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 plum tomato, cored, peeled, and grated
  • 1⁄2 small carrot, grated
  • 1⁄2 small yellow onion, grated
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp. canola oil
  • Hamburger buns, lettuce, sliced tomato and onion, ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise, for serving


  1. Mix ingredients, except for oil, buns, and condiments, in a bowl; form into four 6-oz. patties. Heat oil in a 12″ skillet over medium-high heat. Cook patties, flipping once, until cooked to desired doneness, 8–10 minutes for medium rare. Serve on buns with lettuce, tomato, onion, ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise.