Simple Monster Halloween Burgers are the perfect way to enjoy a savory dish on an overly sugary holiday! They are simple to make. You can modify these any way you like, and they are totally delicious! Let's play with our food! Your kids will love this fun project, and unless you are a really boring person, you will enjoy it too!
Why You Should Make These for Halloween
Halloween is already notorious for being a sweet holiday, full of sugar. It’s tough to draw the line and make sure everyone is getting fed instead of eating candy for dinner. You are sure to please your kids with a Halloween Monster Burger because they are so fun!
Not only are these fun, but they’re an excellent way to sneak some nutritious additions onto the burger. You can add a variety of veggies to the burger to make it healthy. In addition to packing veggies onto the burger, you could try making a black bean burger, if you’d like to avoid red meat altogether.
These burgers would also be great for an adult or family Halloween party. It’s hard to find foods that are geared towards adults around Halloween, but this burger can be customized to meet the needs of anyone you invite over. Whether you have vegan friends, gluten-free needs, this monster burger is adaptable.
- Ground Beef - I like to use 80/20 for all my hamburgers.
- Egg- This is used as a binder.
- Various Seasonings - I use worcestershire, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.
- Panko Crumbs- You can also use bread crumbs if you prefer.
- Cheddar Cheese
- Bacon - This is optional, you could use a vegetable for the monster tongue.
Monster Additions - Ideas include bell peppers, olives, tomatoes, lettuce, pickles etc
How to Make the Patties
- Preheat the pan or grill. I used my cast iron skillet here, so I heated it on medium heat. If you are grilling, heat your grill to 500 degrees.
- Combine all the burger ingredients and mix well. I like to do this by hand, but it can also be done in a mixer, just don't mix too long.
- Form into 4 patties. Make sure your patties are pressed together well.
- Now, place in your pan or on the grill. It is best to only flip once, so make sure you are ready when you do it.
- We like our monster burgers medium, so we cook them for around 2-3 minutes per side.
Assembling the Burgers
- Place your lettuce on the bottom of the bun, then put your burger patty on top.
- Place a half slice of bacon for a bacon tongue on the burger hanging down.
- Cut the cheese to look like teeth and place the cheese teeth on top of the bacon tongue.
- Add plenty of ketchup to look like blood.
- Top it off with the top bun.
- Now add your toothpicks to top and place the olives on the toothpicks for eyes.
- I also broke toothpicks in half to insert the bell pepper ears as shown in the post. Just make sure everyone knows to be careful of the toothpicks, we don't want anyone to get hurt.
- Be creative with this. You can adjust as you like and decorate how you choose. Everyone can have fun with these!
- Even though I usually use the healthiest ground beef I can find, I use 80/20 for my burgers because a fatter burger just tastes better!
- You can make your favorite vegetarian burger in place of the ground beef burger.
- If you prefer, you can choose a store-bought patty to make your burgers a little quicker to make.
- If you don’t like olives or bell peppers, you can get creative to find something that works for you. For example, tomatoes might work for the ears and you could cut cheese for the eyes.
Yes. Just make sure that you make or buy burger patties without gluten in them. You could make yours with gluten-free crumbs or omit the crumbs altogether. Use a gluten-free bun in place of a bun with gluten.
You don’t have to use olives for the eyes. I thought they were fun and looked like eyes, but there are a million ways to make these burgers work. Use your imagination and come up with something creative that you do like!
You can. If you are going for a lower-calorie burger, you could use ground turkey or even ground chicken.
Other Halloween Ideas
Simple Monster Halloween Burgers
- 1 pounds ground beef I generally use 93/6 for all my ground beef, burgers however I love to use a 80/20. So fatty, I know, but also so good!!
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon worchestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon onion powder or dried onions
- ¼ cup panko
Halloween Decor for the Burgers
- sliced cheese I used cheddar and cut it into ridges to look like jagged teeth.
- sliced of cooked bacon or slices of pickles
- ketchup, to look like blood
- olives for the eyes
- lettuce for ...well, whatever.
- slices of bell pepper for ears
- small toothpicks for holding decorations
- Preheat pan or grill. I used my cast iron skillet here, so I heated it on medium heat. If you are grilling, heat your grill to 500 degrees.Combine all ingredients and mix well. I like to do this by hand, but it can also be done in a mixer, just don't mix too long. Form into 4 patties. Well, you can make as many as you want. Maybe you are wanting bigger burgers, if so, only make 3. If you are wanting smaller burgers, go for 6. It is up to you! Make sure your patties are pressed together well. Now, place in your pan or on the grill. It is best to only flip once, so make sure you are ready when you do it. We take our's medium, so it is generally 2-3 minutes per side. Once they are finished, start assembling. I added my lettuce to the bottom of the bun, then topped with the burger. I then placed the bacon tongue on the burger hanging down. On top of the bacon was the cheese teeth. Add plenty of ketchup to look like blood. Top with the top bun. Now add your toothpicks to top and place the olives on the toothpicks for eyes. I also broke toothpicks in half to insert the bell pepper ears as shown in post. Just make sure everyone knows to be careful of the toothpicks, we don't want anyone to get hurt.Be creative with this. You can adjust as you like and decorate how you choose. Everyone can have fun with these!Now, sit back and enjoy. Not only are these fun, but they are delicious!