Dilly Swiss Cheese Burger

Dilly Swiss Cheese Burger

Looking for a burger that’s packed full of big, bold flavors, and is lip-smacking good? Then listen carefully because this Dilly Swiss Cheese Burger is calling your name.

Dilly Swiss Burger

The idea for this burger came to me while I was in the grocery store trying to figure out a tasty idea for dinner that night. Since I love Swiss cheese, and my husband loves Cuban sandwiches, this burger is a delicious combination of the two, and is something we both enjoyed.

Dilly Swiss Burger

When I work on recipes, I don’t always have specific ideas in mind before I start. With this burger, all I knew is that I wanted to use a beef and pork mixture, stuff it full of chopped dill pickles, and top it with Swiss cheese. The rest just sort of happened after I took out the mixing bowl.

Dilly Swiss Burger

This recipe makes eight quarter-pound burgers. If however, you decide that you’d like to make only 4, this recipe is easy enough to half. For example: Instead of using one pound of ground beef and one pound of ground pork, use ½ pound of ground beef, and ½ pound of ground pork, and so on.

These burgers can be cooked in the oven, in a skillet on the stovetop, or outside on the grill. I’m sharing the cooking directions for all three variations with the following recipe.

Yield:  8 burgers       Prep Time:  5 minutes      Cook Time:  13-15 minutes

1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground pork
2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons dried dill weed
½ cup finely chopped dill pickles
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
salt and pepper to taste
8 slices Swiss Cheese
8 buns (I like pretzel buns)
toppings of your choice

-In a large bowl, mix together the first seven ingredients and form into patties (approximately 2/3 cup of meat per patty). Season the patties liberally with salt and pepper.

-To cook on the stovetop: Heat a large skillet over medium/high heat. Add the burgers to the preheated skillet and brown on each side (approximately 5-7 minutes per side).

-To cook in the oven: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a rack. Place the burgers on the rack and cook in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.

-To cook on the grill: Cook over medium/high heat for 5-6 minutes per side.

-Top each burger with a slice of Swiss cheese and place each burger on a bun of your choosing.

-Serve immediately with toppings of your choice (not pictured). Red onion, lettuce, mustard, mayonnaise, tomatoes, etc.

Dilly Swiss Burger

And, as we all know, nothing goes better with a tasty burger after a long day’s work than a nice, frosty beer served in a custom painted pilsner 🙂

Firefighter and Nurse Painted Pilsner


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  1. I love dill in everything-this looks great!

  2. I love dill and this burger looks perfectly juicy and delicious!

  3. To think I used to hate dill and pickles!! I know, I am strange but this burger sounds so appealing! Need to make this next BBQ season 🙂

  4. I can imagine how flavorful these burgers must be with all those wonderful ingredients. They look delicious!

  5. Dill and swiss are made for each other. I'm getting out the grill pan for the hubby.

  6. I've been craving burgers all week! This swiss burger looks so amazing. I want to make it tonight!

  7. Ok! Bookmarking this for our next burger night! Sounds just great!

  8. What a creative burger idea!

  9. What a delicious burger! My family would love these!

  10. Mmm I love swiss cheese – yum!! Love that you came up with this idea in the grocery store!

  11. What a great idea to stuff the burger with pickles…i've got to try this

  12. Mixing beef and pork really makes a tasty burger!

  13. I absolutely LOVE the flavors in this burger! YUM!

  14. What a fantastic burger! Love all of the zesty flavors you've added!

  15. Love the Cuban influence in the burger!

  16. OH, I love that there are actually pickles in the burger – brilliant idea! I love swiss (and Cubans) too, so I know I'd enjoy this!

  17. I sometimes end up with a totally different recipe than what I set out to do ha! Those are usually the best anyway — this burger looks absolutely mouth watering!! Mmm now I'm craving burgers!!

  18. Nothing better than a great burger. I love that you combined meats, that's the best way to get a great burger.

  19. I love a good burger, not sure why however I'd rather eat a homemade one that one out! Weird right??

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