Cheeseburger and Bun

Dysphagia-friendly cheeseburger on green plate

Enjoy our recipe for a classic American summer staple—the Cheesburger! This delicious burger allows for plenty of customization and meets IDDSI Levels 4-7


Ingredients 1 serving 6 servings 12 servings
THICK & EASY® Pureed Bulk Beef

Item: 78544

1/3 cup (3 oz portion) 2 cups (about 18 oz)
1 quart
1 quart (about 36 oz)
Seasonings (optional)

Onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper

Dash Dash Dash
BUN 1 serving 6 servings 12 servings
THICK & EASY® Pureed Bread & Dessert Mix #118519 2 Tbsp ¾ cup 1 ½ cups
Vegetable oil ½ Tbsp 3 Tbsp 6 Tbsp
Water, hot 3 Tbsp 1 cup + 2 2 ¼ cup
Cheese sauce 1 Tbsp 6 Tbsp ¾ cup

How to Prepare

Burger Patties

    • Thaw and heat THICK & EASY® Pureed Bulk Beef per package directions.
    • If desired, add seasonings to the meat mixture for added flavor. Add a few drops of liquid smoke for a grilled flavor.
    • Cover and hold for service at 135°F or higher.


    • Add vegetable oil to bread mix and stir until mixture resembles wet sand.
    • Add hot water to bread mixture and stir briskly until blended.
    • Immediately portion bread mixture into food molds; or leave in mixing bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and allow to rest at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.

To Serve

    • Remove bread from molds (if using) or portion #40 scoops of bread onto serving dish.
    • Using a clean gloved hand, flatten and shape each bread scoop into 2–3-inch diameter circles.
    • Top one of the bread shapes with 3 oz (about one #12 scoop) meat mixture and flatten with a spatula.
    • Add burger toppings of choice.
    • Place another bread shape on top of meat patty.

(For a browned appearance, lightly brush top of bun with browning sauce or Worcestershire sauce)

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 burger patty – About 3 oz or one #12 scoop, 1 Tbsp cheese sauce, 1 bun (two #40 scoops)

Calories: 300

Total Fat: 18 g

Saturated Fat: 4.5 g

Trans Fat: 0 g

Cholesterol: 30 mg

Sodium: 560 mg

Total Carbohydrates: 17 g

Dietary Fiber: 0 g

Total Sugars: 3 g

Added Sugars: 0 g

Protein: 17 g

Calcium: 50 mg (4% DV)

Iron: 1.5 mg (8% DV)

Potassium: 90 mg (0% DV)

*Nutrition calculated for meat patty, cheese sauce and bun only (no condiments).