Sabroso Saturday: Budget Friendly Hamburger Recipe

by Migdalia Rivera

It’s Sabroso Saturday (Translation: Tasty Saturday)!  The day when we share recipes that have helped us stretch our budget, our imagination and our taste buds, without sacrificing our health!


This week I am noting a budget friendly hamburger recipe my Mother used to make when I was younger. Children love it because they think its fast food. Parents, on the other hand, know its healthier than store brought or fast food burgers because of the added fiber in the wheat bread. Its also budget friendly, since you’re using less meat.

Budget Friendly Hamburgers*
can be fried OR baked

  • 1 lb ground beef, ground turkey OR ground chicken
  • 2 “butt” ends from a loaf of wheat bread (aka the end pieces)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder or a minced clove of garlic

Note: Seasoning is done according to taste. You may add more or less salt, pepper, onion and garlic powder. Alternatively, you may also use a tablespoon of Goya Adobo All Purpose Seasoning with Pepper.I prefer the Goya brand but you can use any Adobo brand.


Frying Directions

  1. In large bowl, mix meat and spices.
  2. Soak bread in water for 5-10 seconds. Squeeze excess water from bread and mix it into the seasoned meat.
  3. Shape meat into hamburger sized patties. 
  4. In a skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Add hamburger. Cook until brown on all sides.

Baking Directions

  1. In large bowl, mix meat and spices.
  2. Soak bread in water for 5-10 seconds. Squeeze excess water from bread and mix it into the seasoned meat.
  3. Shape meat into hamburger sized patty. 
  4. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Bake hamburger in a covered pan for about 30 minutes or until they are no longer pink in the center.


To save time, you can double up the recipe and freeze patties for future use.



Do you have a Sabroso Saturday recipe you would like to share?  It’s easy!

If you are a blogger,  you can share any sabroso/tasty recipe you have posted this week on your blog by adding a DIRECT  link to it below.

If you do not blog but have a Latinalicious recipe that you would like to share, shoot me an e-mail at MsLatina (AT) latinaonamission.com with “Sabroso Saturday” in the Subject line. If I am able to make it at home and my family enjoys it, I will feature it!   

Readers can view linked-up recipes by clicking on the recipe names below.

Enjoy & have a healthy Sabroso Saturday!


About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rachel October 9, 2010 at 10:16 am

Great recipe. I love chicken burgers. Maybe I will add some jalapeno and peppers to it. Spice it up! I can make them ahead of time and freeze em for suture use to. Awesome!

2 Lisa October 9, 2010 at 11:18 am

YUMMY!! My kids love burgers too. I like the ease of it and the nutritional value ;) Thx for the recipe.
Lisa recently posted..Easy Recipe- Potato Pancakes With Avocado &amp Eggs Sabroso Saturday

3 Romina Mamá XXI October 9, 2010 at 11:33 am

mmmm Home made burguers are the best!!! Thanks for this recipe!!

4 Ofelia October 9, 2010 at 12:33 pm

This is a great way to use the end pieces of bread – especially for families where the little kids think it looks weird
Ofelia recently posted..Pan De Yuca – Sabroso Saturday

5 Carolyn Gonzalez October 9, 2010 at 4:16 pm

This looks delicious!!!
Carolyn Gonzalez recently posted..Pillsbury Grands Mini Biscuit Review and Gveaway

6 Isolated Existence October 9, 2010 at 8:17 pm

I have to try it out! Sounds delish :-)
Isolated Existence recently posted..My First Sabroso Saturday – Beef Stew!

7 Tonia -@TheChattyMomma October 10, 2010 at 6:11 am

I love burgers! We had some tonight. Great tip on the Goya Adobo for seasoning!

8 Mariana October 10, 2010 at 10:01 am

Never would have thought to add bread to the burger patties. I add it to meatloaf, so why not, right?
Mariana recently posted..Wisk Lab – Tailgate Party Experiment

9 Lilian Hurn - Súper Baratísimo o Gratis October 16, 2010 at 3:42 am

WOW, i did not know that i can find all the recipes here from my favorites bloggers.
Lilian Hurn – Súper Baratísimo o Gratis recently posted..Sears 10 de descuento en 20 de compra

Leave a Comment

{ 1 trackback }

Previous post:

Next post: