Platte County Fair Kraut Burgers

Total Time
15 mins
20 mins

Platte County in Missouri, USA is known for it's kraut burgers. Time and convenience have changed the way they serve them, but this is the old-fashioned way that everyone remembers from their childhood. With the exception of the seasoning, which is my touch. Even non-kraut lovers like these.

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  • 1 lb ground chuck
  • 1 cup sauerkraut, drained
  • 3 hamburger buns
  • McCormick's Montreal Brand steak seasoning


  1. Divide chuck into thirds.
  2. Then divide each third into half, and flatten them out into 6 patties.
  3. Place 1/3 cup sauerkraut on each of 3 patties.
  4. Top with the other 3 patties, being sure to seal well around the edges.
  5. Sprinkle with steak seasoning.
  6. Grill until done.
  7. Place each burger on a bun and top with mustard or your favorite topping.