Texas Pepper Jelly is famous for many things: our products are the best, and our kitchen-tested recipes are, every one, delicious, nutritious, and easy to make.

One of our most popular recipes is for our Spicy Baked Hamburgers.

No buns are necessary. These are hamburger steaks, not hamburger sandwiches. On a crisp autumn day, a cold winter day, a mild spring day, or a blistering summer day, Texas Pepper Jelly’s Famous Spicy Baked Hamburgers are part of a perfect meal.

Texas Pepper Jelly's Famous Spicy Baked Hamburgers
Texas Pepper Jelly’s Famous Spicy Baked Hamburgers


1 pound hamburger
2 eggs
1/2 cup sauce (see recipe below)


1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup Craig’s BBQ Sauce

This is the best barbecue sauce you'll ever taste.
This is the best barbecue sauce you’ll ever taste.

1/2 cup water
1 1/2 teaspoon vinegar
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

What to do:

Preheat the oven to 350.

Make the sauce first.

In a large bowl, mix together all the sauce ingredients. Pour into a medium saucepan.

In the same large bowl, mix the hamburger, eggs, and 1/2 cup of the sauce. Form into four patties and place in a casserole dish. Bake at 350 for thirty minutes.

While the patties are baking, put the saucepan of remaining sauce on a burner and simmer. Stir every few minutes.

When the patties are done, remove from the oven, drain on a paper towel, and wash the casserole. Put the patties back in the clean casserole and pour the thickened sauce over the meat. Return to the oven for fifteen minutes.

Serve. Enjoy. Bask in the compliments.