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Test Kitchen Approved

Outside In Burgers with Sweet & Spicy Ketchup

Recipe By Mike and Janet Johnston, Savory Spice founders


4 servings

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cooking Time

15 Minutes

Recipe By Mike and Janet Johnston, Savory Spice founders

This is our version of “inside out” or “Juicy Lucy” burgers, as they are known in various parts of the country. Try our Outside In Burger recipe and let us know what you think!

Serving Suggestions


For ketchup:

1 cup ketchup

For burgers:

1 1/2 lbs. ground beef

1 egg, beaten

1/4 cup Cheddar cheese, small diced

1/4 red onion, finely diced

4 buns

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Hungarian Sweet & Spicy Paprika

    Hungarian paprika, known as a Csemege, comes from a sweet red pepper grown in the region of Hungary referred to as Kalocsa. We've created our sweet...

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  • Coarse Black Malabar Pepper

    Malabar black peppercorns are named for the region from which they are harvested, the Malabar Coast of India. These peppercorns have a bold and wel...

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  • Mayan Sea Salt

    Mayan Sea Salt has a clean appearance and flavor but is also an interesting tie to the ancient Mayan way of life. This sea salt was harvested off t...

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  • Granulated Garlic

    Garlic, native to Central Asia, quickly spread to the Mediterranean and now is cultivated and widely used all around the world. As it’s one of the ...

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  • Mexican Oregano

    Mexican Oregano comes from the mint family and is widely used in both Southwest & Mexican cooking. Our variety of dried Mexican oregano is a bi...

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  • Ground Cumin Seeds (Organically Sourced)

    Cumin, also known as Comino, is native to the Nile valley in Egypt. It is now cultivated in other hot regions of India, the Mediterranean, and Nort...

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For ketchup: Mix ketchup with Hungarian Sweet & Spicy Paprika, cover, and refrigerate while you prepare the burgers.

For burgers: Preheat grill. Mix together ground beef, egg, Coarse Black Malabar Pepper, Mayan Sea Salt, Granulated Garlic, Mexican Oregano, and Ground Cumin Seeds until just combined (be careful not to overwork). Form into 4 equally sized balls. Flatten out each ball to 1/4-inch thickness and place a Tbsp. each of the diced red onion and cheese cubes in the middle. Fold the edges of the meat over the onion and cheese, enclosing them securely in the center. Form each ball into a 3/4-inch thick burger patty and grill for 5 to 7 min. per side, or until cooked through and lightly charred. Remove burgers from grill, cover with aluminum foil, and set aside. Set buns cut-side down on the grill for about 2 min., or until toasted. Serve burgers on toasted buns, topped with seasoned ketchup.