Old Fashioned Dough Burgers

When Jason and I married, I had never heard of dough burgers. Around my house, we bought or made slugburgers. Grandma Martin made her delicious dough burgers one time and I was hooked. Years later, after she moved back up to Indiana, Jason decided he had to figure out her recipe so we could eat them whenever we wanted, which is about once a month!



Unlike regular hamburgers, dough burgers have flour, milk and eggs in the “dough” to make the meat go a little farther. They did that back in the old days to save some money and it still works just as well today!


First you start with ground beef or chuck and add the eggs, milk, flour, salt and pepper. Mix it all up to form a dough. Form with wet hands into patties. Having your hands wet with a little water keeps the dough from sticking to you, making it a little easier to form those patties. Then lay the patties on a pan with a little cooking oil to keep them from sticking to the pan. Fry until golden on the outside and done on the inside.



You can dress these dough burgers up however you like your hamburgers. This is a great way to feed a lot of people on not a lot of money. I like mine with mayo, mustard, and ketchup while Jason is strictly ketchup and mustard only.

How do you dress your burgers? If you liked this post, please leave me a like and consider following me so you get an email whenever I upload a new post. Have a great week and a Merry Christmas!!

Old Fashioned Dough Burgers

Credit: mistydawnmississippimom.com


  • 1 1/2 pound ground beef or chuck
  • 1 1/2 cup self rising flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. pepper
  • 2 eggs


  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Form into patties with wet hands.
  3. Fry on skillet with oil until done all the way through.

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