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Fourth of July Burgers

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These juicy and classic burgers are shaped and decorated like the American flag, perfect for celebrating the 4th of July.

. Prep
10 min.
10 min.
Ready In
30 min.
4 servings
Trans-fat Free, Low Carb
Metric measurements


1pound ground beef
1/4cup onion finely diced
1clove garlicVideo minced
1/4cup bread crumbs
1/4teaspoon salt
1/2teaspoon thyme dried*
1each eggVideo
1x ketchup home made if possible*
4slices cucumber
1ounces white vinegar
1x food coloring blue*
4tablespoons mayonnaise
* not incl. in nutrient facts


Cut the slices of cucumber into square/rectangle shapes. In a small bowl add the cucumbers, vinegar and blue food coloring and set aside.

Make the patties: In a bowl thoroughly mix together the ground beef, onion, garlic, bread crumbs, egg, salt and thyme.

Shape into 4 equal sized patties in the shape of a square or rectangle. Refrigerate until ready to cook.

When ready to serve cook the patties on a pre-heated grill.

Decorate the burgers:

The ketchup and mayonnaise should be place into squeeze bottles.

Place a slice of blue colored cucumber in the upper right corner of the burger.

Using the ketchup make stripes of the American flag lengthwise across the patty.

Using the mayonaise add white stripes between the red stripes from the ketchup.

If desired make stars to compliment the stripes using small dots of mayonaise.

Serve with the burger on the lower half of the bun. Other condiments can be placed onto the upper half of the hamburger bun as desired and allow your guests to assemble their own burger.

See the photo for ideas.

For even more wow factor make your own 4th of July ketchup, see the link below for the recipe.

First published: last updated: 2014-12-16

5 stars - based on 2 ratings, best: 5, worst: 0, reviews: 1


Reviewed: over 4 years ago

The presentation really wowed my guests and I have received a lot of comments after shooting and uploading the photo. A bit of work but it's worth it for the reaction you get when these burgers are served.


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1. Fourth of July Catsup over 4 years ago
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That looks really creative!!!!!!!!

Rodeo, United States over 3 years ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 171g (6.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 38257% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 148mg 49%
Sodium 407mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Sugars g
Protein 60g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 5% Iron 20%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

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