These monster burgers are fun Halloween appetizers perfect for your Halloween party. They are easy to make and full of flavor. Includes process shots and useful tips!
If you are looking for new Halloween food ideas, these monster burgers are it. They would definitely make a great addition to your party menu.
And, if you want more Halloween recipes, you can find some ideas at the bottom of this post.
For these monster burgers, I made homemade beef patties, but you can use any store-bought ones you like. They can be made of chicken, pork or beef or a combination of these. You can grill them, bake them in the oven or cook on a skillet!
My burger recipe is simple. I use ground beef which I mix with salt, pepper, thyme, egg and a little amount of breadcrumbs.
It’s important to mix the meat mixture well to achieve an even distribution of the seasoning. For that reason, I like to use gloves or a fork to do it.
You will get 4 patties out of this recipe, so if you want to make a few, you will need to double/triple the recipe.
Assembling Halloween monster burgers
First, prepare everything – make the mayo sauce, wash and pat dry lettuce (if not ready-washed), cook the patties, … Then, just put everything together.
Please have a look at the step by step process photos if not sure.
Tips for making burger monsters for Halloween
- Vegetarians can use veggie burger patties instead of meat.
- You can go wild and use other ingredients to make the eyes. They don’t have to be on toothpicks. You can place them on top of each burger (sliced cherry tomatoes, green or black olives, baby cucumbers, etc…).
- Use any sliced cheese you have on hand/you like.
- I love making a quick mayonnaise sauce by combining it with ketchup. You can also add crushed garlic or hot sauce for an extra kick!
- Baby romaine lettuce can be substituted with any other green leaf lettuce you like.
- Burger buns can be also toasted or grilled!
Halloween party food ideas
Easy Halloween Snacks – easy peasy appetizers ready in minutes. You will need a small pumpkin cookie cutter though to make them.
Spooky Halloween Desserts – a fun and easy way to make some simple Halloween desserts.
Eyeball Deviled Eggs – with a help of red food coloring and candy eyes you can create great Halloween appetizers.
Hot Dog Mummies – easy and tasty spooky appetizer perfect for your party!
Halloween Monster Burgers
For homemade burger patties: see note 1
- 4 tablespoons cooking oil
For mayo sauce:
- 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 4 teaspoons ketchup
- Making burger patties: In a mixing bowl, combine ground beef, salt, pepper, thyme, egg and breadcrumbs. Using your hands or fork, mix thoroughly. You want to distribute the seasoning as evenly as possible.
- Divide into 4 equally-looking pieces. Roll them into balls and place onto a tray lined with baking parchment. Press down until you get large and thin patties. Press each in the middle to make a slight dent.
- Heat oil in a large skillet, place patties in and cook to your preferred doneness, about 3-4 minutes per side (see note 4). You can also grill them or oven-bake.
- Mayo sauce: In a small bowl, mix together mayo and ketchup.
- Assembling monster burgers: Take a bun base, spread with about a tablespoons of mayo sauce, lettuce, cooked burger.
- Top with a slice of dill pickle and a slice of cheese that you have cut some triangles out so it looks like teeth. Spread about a tablespoon of ketchup over (to resemble "blood") and cover with bun.
- Stick 2 large green olives onto 2 toothpicks and stick these into the bun.
- Each patty weighs ¼ pound. You can use store-bought burger patties instead of making them yourself if you prefer.
- I use large buns with sesame seeds. You can use buns of any size, with or without sesame seeds. Feel free to toast or grill them, if you like!
- Any sliced cheese will work (gouda, mozzarella, cheddar).
- The internal temperature should reach 160 Fahrenheit (71 Celsius). Cook for longer if needed!
- This recipe can be easily doubled/tripled,…
- Make sure to remove the toothpicks especially when serving these to kids!
- More tips and Halloween appetizer recipes are in the post above this recipe card.