Murder Burgers

I should preface this entry with the fact that I have no clue why these burgers are called Murder Burgers. I sometimes find that the hardest part of me coming up with recipes is what to call them. I should talk to whoever came up with the name for these burgers, maybe they could help me.

My mom passed this recipe over to me, like many other recipes, and they have been a hit with everyone for the past year that I’ve made them. It’s a twist on a classic burger night with no BBQ required – just a lot of tin foil. My boyfriend came in when I was finished packing up the burgers and he just couldn’t understand what was in the foil. So this recipe might confuse some as to how this makes cheeseburgers, but trust me they come out great, as weird as the recipes methods seems.

I doubled the recipe for the amount of guests I have and it made 8 PACKED bricks of burgers.


1 1/4 - 1/1/2 # 97% lean ground beef  (Don't substitute turkey)

1/2 cup lite mayo

1 package of onion soup mix

1 cup fat free shredded cheese (any flavor you want, I prefer Cheddar)

One package of PARTY SIZE  potato rolls or the Hawaiian Sweet Rolls.  (Smaller dinner rolls)

Preheat oven to 350 to 375.  I did 375.  Put one rack up in the upper section of the oven.  Leave enough room for the "tent" height of the packages.


Slice each of the bricks of roll in half but not all the way apart.  You want to spread it open so you can spread or spoon the filling in.


Mix the meat, mayo, soup and cheese together.  Spread or spoon evenly into the bricks of rolls.

Put each brick into it's own separate aluminum foil.  A big piece that you can make a tent out of but close the sides tight.  You want the meat to steam in the foil pack and the rolls to get crispy.  It really works.

Put each aluminum package directly on the upper rack.  DO NOT USE A PAN OR A TRAY. Close the oven door and cook for 40 minutes.

*Optional – You can caramelize some onions and put them on top of the ground meat in the rolls – it adds a little flair. If not, I suggest adding some on the side for people to add themselves.

That's it.

Don't open the packs or cut into individual "rolls" till ready to serve.  Bring ketchup.

Serves 3-4 people.

Also is great paired with my Buffalo Cheese Fries: