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Cinnamon Burger

Updated on August 5, 2012
Cinnamon Burger with sauce
Cinnamon Burger with sauce | Source

After making these for my son and nephew, I am not allowed to make "regular" burgers anymore. Cinnamon is what makes this recipe fantastic, and I use cinnamon for other beef and pork recipes as well. The main reason I like to use cinnamon is for its health benefits. Once digested, the cinnamon kills bacteria and such in your body. It is also a wonderful healing agent.

As mentioned in the instructions, for best results in flavor, do not press down on the burger patties to speed up cooking time. All of the juices that escape out while pressing down on the patties is all flavor being missed out on.

This same recipe can be used to make meatballs as well, just add a bit of sausage to it.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: 6


  • 1.5 pounds Ground Beef
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Coarse Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Onion Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Oregano
  • 2 tablespoons Fennel seeds
  • 3 tablespoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 cup Hoisin Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Teriyaki Sauce
Ground beef with ingredients.
Ground beef with ingredients. | Source
Cinnamon burger balls
Cinnamon burger balls | Source
Cinnamon burger patties
Cinnamon burger patties | Source
Ready to serve cinnamon burger.
Ready to serve cinnamon burger. | Source
  1. Thaw out ground beef and put into a mixing bowl.
  2. Add salt, pepper, oregano, fennel seeds, cinnamon, garlic powder, and onion powder, and mix well.
  3. Pull off a small hand full of ground beef and roll it into a ball. With the ball in the palm of one hand, use the fingers of the free hand and "slap" the ball to flatten it out. This method helps to keep the patty in tact without it breaking apart around the edges versus just smashing it flat with both hands.
  4. Heat up a skillet and place the patties in the skillet. Cook on one side for 5 to 7 minutes over medium-high heat. After 5 to 7 minutes, flip the patties over to cook the other side. Try not to press down on the patties as this will cause the flavorful juices to escape the patties. Once the patties are finished cooking, set them on a plate to rest.
  5. While the burgers are resting, the sauce can be prepared.
  6. To prepare the sauce, pour the Hoisin sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and Teriyaki sauce into a small mixing bowl and mix well.
  7. Once the burgers are rested, you can begin building your burgers.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: .25 pound
Calories 515
Calories from Fat288
% Daily Value *
Fat 32 g49%
Saturated fat 13 g65%
Unsaturated fat 16 g
Carbohydrates 33 g11%
Sugar 10 g
Fiber 5 g20%
Protein 23 g46%
Cholesterol 98 mg33%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
2 stars from 1 rating of Cinnamon Burger


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      Kevin 2 years ago

      If you are looking for a "smoky" flavor without breaking out the outdoor grill and dealing with the labor of cleaning it afterward, you can try adding a little bit of Liquid Smoke in the meat, or in the sauce.

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      Anthony 2 years ago

      I will try this recipe. I am looking for Burger recipe that would make the burger with a smoky kind of flavor. Do you think the cinnamon would give that smoky flavor?

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      Jeremy Barger 5 years ago from North Lewisburg, Ohio

      Sound great! I've done cinnamon burgers before, but not anything like this at all. Can't wait to try it! However, most people like their cheese melted onto their burger. Just something to consider. Thanks for the recipe!

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      Keely Deuschle 5 years ago from Florida

      I would have never thought to add cinnamon to a hamburger! I will have to try this recipe as it sounds delicious!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      This looks awesome! I'm sharing, voted up and interesting!

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      KevinMillican 5 years ago from Stilwell, OK

      I've never had goat meat, but hey, you'll never know until you try...

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      These look delicious. As I don't eat beef I guess could I use goat meat instead?

      Voted up.

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      KevinMillican 5 years ago from Stilwell, OK

      Lisa, I wish I had a crock pot hehe. For now, I use a 12 qt stock pot for my broiling. I'm so used to cooking stove top, that it took me a couple of months to learn how to basically use my microwave when I first bought it.

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      Lisa Chronister 5 years ago from Florida

      Wow, these sound fantastic! I make a brisket in the crock pot with Hoisin and five spice (which has cinnamon). However, I never thought of using it for hamburgers. I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing, voted up!

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      davidlaw2 5 years ago

      Sounds tasty. I will try it tonight. Thanks

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      KevinMillican 5 years ago from Stilwell, OK

      Good, no. Delicious, yes! ;)

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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      I bet these are good?

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      Sharilee Swaity 5 years ago from Canada

      These look delicious! I never would have thought of cinnamon in ground beef but it does make sense. I would like to try this! Now, where's that bookmark function? Darn! Voted up and more. (And sharing!)

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      KevinMillican 5 years ago from Stilwell, OK

      I'm still playing around with the amounts of ingredients with this recipe, so if you try it, you may have to play around with the ingredients amounts as well....

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Cinnamon! I'm going to have to try this. Looks so tasty!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Never would have thought cinnamon would be good in a burger, but I'll try this. I'll let you know how they turn out :)


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