Horseradish Havarti Burgers.

It has been hot as hell in Chicago this week.  So hot that I probably could have cooked these burgers just by setting them outside for a bit.  Burgers are a Summer staple so we decided to revisit them for this week’s recipe swap.

I chose not to stand outside in front of a hot grill in the 100+ degree heat but instead cooked these up inside on my cast iron grill pan.  The horseradish flavor was prevalent but not overwhelming.    We like things hot so I wish I would’ve used a little bit more or used a hotter variety.  I also changed up the recipe just a little bit by adding some cheese to the patty itself and a couple shakes of Worcestershire for just a little extra zing.

We kept it simple as far as toppings go, just dressing it with a super ripe tomato on a pretzel bun but I was longing for a couple of cool, creamy avocado slices to tie it all together.

Horseradish Havarti Burgers.


  • 1 Lb. Ground Beef
  • 1/4 Cup Prepared Horseradish
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Parsley, chopped
  • 4 Shakes Worcestershire Sauce
  • 8 Slices Havarti Cheese, divided
  • Hamburger Buns
  • Condiments of choice


Preheat grill or place a cast iron grill pan over medium-high heat.

Combine the ground beef, horseradish, parsley, and Worcestershire in a bowl. Tear 4 slices of Havarti into small pieces and mix into the beef mixture. Form into 4 patties.

For medium rare, cook for 4 minutes per side, topping each burger with a slice of Havarti 1 minute prior to removing patties from the heat.

Transfer to buns and dress with the condiments of your choice.

Source -

Slightly adapted from I Was Born to Cook

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7 responses to “Horseradish Havarti Burgers.

  1. I’m glad you enjoyed them!

    Thanks for being part of the recipe swaps!

  2. Pretzel bun? Those sound delicious! Wish I could find those here where I live. We love horseradish and havarti…I think these will definitely have to be a treat this summer.

    • I found them at Whole Foods, although I think they may have been made locally. You could always try making them yourself!

  3. Am I even allowed to look at those and not gain weight….pretty sure I don’t care but need a care package filled with these burgers!

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