Sizzle Burgers {A trip down memory lane with our mamas

Sizzle Burgers {A trip down memory lane with our mamas

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David decided it was time to make some Sizzle Burgers, so we took a trip down memory lane.

There’s nothing like a good fried hamburger now and then. I have fond memories of when my mama would fry us one on Friday nights when my daddy was eating at the hunting club. She would fry the hamburgers in the pan without anything but the wonderful juices of the meat. When they were done, she would put the burger in the center of two pieces of mustard covered loaf bread and cut it into triangles. We would usually have potato chips or French fries to accompany our burgers. Those burgers were better than one from any fastfood restaurant and she made them in a matter of minutes in the comfort of our home.

Sizzle burgers are fried ground beef patties seasoned with salt & pepper, in a pan with Worcestershire sauce and butter. Place them on a bun and enjoy! |

David’s has fond memories of his mama frying hamburgers too. He said years ago they saw a commercial for Worcestershire sauce on television. The commercial introduced people to “Sizzle Burgers”. They were called that because the burgers were doused with a few splashes of Worcestershire sauce, which made them sizzle. His mama started making them and that memory has stayed with him just like my mama’s mustard topped triangle burger sandwich.

Sizzle Burgers are ground beef patties seasoned with salt and pepper, fried in a pan with Worcestershire sauce and butter until golden brown, then placed on a bun with cheese and your toppings of choice. 

However, we highly recommend that you limit the toppings as to not overpower the great flavor of the sizzle burgers because less is always more! We simply put some sauteed onions, mayonnaise, and ketchup.

Sizzle burgers are fried ground beef patties seasoned with salt & pepper, in a pan with Worcestershire sauce and butter. Place them on a bun and enjoy! |

Do you have fried hamburger memories too? What’s your favorite way to fry a hamburger?

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Sizzle Burgers
Sizzle burgers are fried ground beef patties seasoned with salt & pepper, in a pan with Worcestershire sauce and butter. Place them on a bun and enjoy! |
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Sizzle Burgers

Sizzle burgers are fried ground beef patties seasoned with salt and pepper, in a pan with Worcestershire sauce and butter. Place them on a bun and enjoy!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword butter, ground beef, Hamburger, Sizzle Burgers, Worcestershire Sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 533kcal


  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter divided
  • 2-4 splashes Worcestershire Sauce to taste
  • 4 hamburger buns split; toasted, if desired

Suggested Toppings: Cheese slices, onions, mushrooms, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, the possibilities are endless!


    • Divide the meat into 4 equal portions. Form each portion into a ¼-inch-thick burger. Do not over pack and make a deep depression in the center with your thumb, so that it will not shrink as much. Season both sides of each burger with salt and pepper.
    • Heat the 2 tablespoons of butter in the pan or medium-high heat until the butter begins to foam. Splash in some Worcestershire sauce and place burger in the pan. Cook until golden brown and very slightly charred on the first side, about 3 minutes.
    • Before flipping the burgers add 2 tablespoons more of the butter and allow it to melt. Flip the burgers over and move them around in the butter to coat the bottoms. Splash is some more Worcestershire and cook the burgers until golden brown and very slightly charred on the second side. 4 minutes for medium rare (3 minutes if topping with cheese).
    • Add the cheese, if using, to the tops of the burgers during the last minute of cooking and top the pan with a lid or tent the burgers with aluminum foil to melt the cheese. Remove the burgers from the pan. Place in a warm place and allow to rest while browning the buns.
    • Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in the pan. Split the buns in half and place them in the pan. Allow the buns to brown and become crispy.
    • Sandwich the hot burgers between the buns, add toppings and serve immediately.


    Calories: 533kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 360mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 435IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 3.7mg
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    19 thoughts on “Sizzle Burgers {A trip down memory lane with our mamas”

    • I love a good sizzle burger just as much as a grilled burger! But, back to the grill…Many years ago David introduced me to his famous “BBQ Burgers”. I was amazed at how something so simple could be so good and I had never thought of doing it! We still enjoy them regularly.

      • Yes, those famous BBQ Bacon Cheeseburgers… I don’t care for BBQ part but that’s ok, I can admire folks as they eat them. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I, too, have fond memories of the Sizzle Burgers from the Worcestershire Sauce commercial. I was just thinking of that, as I pulled out my Worcestershire Sauce to douse into my Spaghetti sauce. Lover that Worcestershire sauce. I could not remember if Sizzle Burgers was really a name, or if that was just what my family called it. so, had to look it up on the web.

      • Hi Karen!
        I’m glad you were able to find the Sizzle Burgers and we were able to bring back fond memories. Worcestershire sauce is a secret ingredient in so many things. Hope you’ll relive your memories of the burgers. Thanks for stopping by!

        Debbie Spivey

    • I don’t remember the butter being part of the sizzle burger commercial. But it sure sounds good.
      My family acts like I have presented them a meal from a master gourmet when we have our version of the Sizzle Burger.
      I lightly salt the bottom of the pan,(because Mama said) I let the pan get hot then add the burgers and lots of thick slices of onions. Yes lots. By now the burgers are starting to sear so I add the Worcestershire (probably more than most people would). Flip them and more Worcestershire. Now is when I start adding more burgers as everyone expects leftovers. Again more sauce when put in and when flipped. The onions should be pretty close to ready now. We enjoy a good burger cooked on the grill but actually prefer these.
      I’m adding the butter next time!

    • Yea!!! I’ve been looking for my sizzle burger instructions! Thank you for posting. I stuff mine with a pat of butter and some minced onion, too. Can’t wait to eat!!

    • 4 stars
      Making memories today! Sizzle Burgers are a preferred
      Food in this home. Always use the butter as part of this dish.
      Always fry onion too.

      This was and is served without a bun or bread of any kind. We either have Burgers (with a bun) or a Sizzle Burger (no bun).

    • 5 stars
      I searched for “sizzle burger” to verify my memory and you were right on. But…I used salted butter. ๐Ÿ™‚
      They were INHALED by the crew. Thanks for the memories and the blog!

    • 5 stars
      I have great memories of cooking hamburger patties in Worchestershire sauce. and some butter In the early years of our marriage and that has been 45 years. Upon seeing this recipe I’m going to be fixing it tonight, I will be adding some pepper to it though. Thank you

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