Cast Iron

Michael's fabulous burgers with corn flake crumbs

July 23, 2010
3 Ratings
  • Serves 6
Author Notes

My husband does not cook, but he wooed me 30 years ago with these burgers that he claims he invented. I have tried them using other kinds of crumbs (e.g., rice krispie crumbs) and that works equally well. Recently I made these for my son, the gourmet cook, and he loved them. Very simple, but very good. - JoanG —JoanG

Test Kitchen Notes

This burger is delicious and very simple. These easy-to-find ingredients are a great way to give extra lean beef some much-needed flavor. The patties come together quickly and go well with any and all of your favorite toppings and garnishes -- the teens in the house each had two topped with cheese and loaded up with their favorite condiments, but the unadorned meat patty is moist and flavorful too. These burgers don’t need the smoky charred taste from grilling and it’s great to have a recipe for a burger that can be cooked in house year round. -- Angela @ the well worn apron —The Editors

What You'll Need
  • 1 pound ground beef (from grass fed cows)
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup corn flake crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  1. Mix all ingredients together and shape into 6 small patties. Heat a cast iron skillet or grill pan until hot and cook the patties until they are done. This is not a burger you serve rare, it should be only pink inside.
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I love food! I love to cook, eat, read about food, write about food, and enjoy meals with friends and family. I have been writing a food memoir for the past decade and am just about done! I epsecially love to create recipes using seasonal and local produce. I love to travel and wherever I go I shop at markets, cook, and try to take a cooking class.

5 Reviews

Burger M. January 1, 2022
This is our Aussie family favourite beef patties. Just love the taste and texture.

We use corn flake crumbs for fried chicken too. It’s great!
Kristi T. March 30, 2020
My mom made these burgers when I was a kid back in the ‘60s and ‘70s. She also put chopped onions in them. I always liked them.
luvcookbooks October 12, 2010
Joan, have you ever had a breakfast egg casserole with cornflakes? I had one in a hotel in Chicago some years ago. The restaurant in the hotel no longer serves this recipe and I haven't been able to locate it. Have saved five of your recipes, love them!! Keep us posted on the memoir.
Sagegreen August 6, 2010
Congrats on your ep! I would never have thought to put cornflakes with burgers, but this sounds so really interesting. Will have to try this out.
JoanG August 6, 2010
Thank you! We have been enjoying this combination for the 30 years we've been married!