IDDSI Level 5 Hamburger and Bun

An easy to swallow Thick and Easy® burger on an easy to swallow bun

Just in time for grilling season our new easy to swallow hamburgers meet IDDSI levels 5, 6 & 7. They taste great, are super customizable and are a great way to make sure you, your patients or loved ones can all enjoy a cookout together.


Beef broth or Water, Hot 3 Tbsp 1 cup + 2 Tbsp 2 1/4 cup
THICK & EASY® Instant Food & Beverage Thickener
Item: 17938
1 1/2 tsp 3 Tbsp 6 Tbsp
Thick & Easy® Level 5 Minced Beef, thawed & heated
Item: 114401
1/2 cup 1 bag
(11.9 oz)
2 bags
(11.9 oz)
THICK & EASY® Texture Modified Bread & Dessert Mix
Item: 118519
2 Tbsp 3/4 cup 1 1/2 cups
Vegetable oil 1/2 Tbsp 3 Tbsp 6 Tbsp
Water, hot 3 Tbsp 1 cup + 2 Tbsp 2 1/4 cup

NOTE: Before serving, always test for Level 5 using IDDSI guidelines. Add additional broth slurry if meat mixture is too dry or crumbly; or add a small amount of Thick & Easy® Instant Food & Beverage Thickener if too wet or thin.


Burger Patties

  1. Add THICK & EASY® Instant Food & Beverage Thickener to hot broth or water and stir briskly until mixture starts to thicken.
  2. Add to thawed THICK & EASY® Level 5 Minced Beef and stir to combine.
  3. If desired, add seasonings or spices to the meat mixture for added flavor.
  4. Cover and hold for service at 135°F or higher.


  1. Add vegetable oil to bread mix and stir until mixture resembles wet sand.
  2. Add hot water to bread mixture and stir briskly until blended.
  3. Portion #40 scoops of bread mixture onto a pan lined with wax paper or parchment.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rest at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.

To Serve

  1. Using a clean gloved hand, flatten and shape each bread scoop into 2–3-inch circles.
  2. Place one bread circle on a serving plate.
  3. Top with about 2 oz (one #12 scoop) thickened meat mixture and flatten with a spatula.
  4. Add burger toppings of choice.
  5. Place another bread circle on top of meat patty.
  6. (For a browned appearance, lightly brush top of bun with browning sauce)

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 burger patty – About 2 oz or one #12 scoop, 1 bun (two #40 scoops)

Calories: 240

Total Fat: 14g

Saturated Fat: 3.5g

Cholesterol: <55mg

Sodium: 250mg

Total Carb: 15g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Total Sugars: 3g

Added Sugars: 0g

Protein: 16g

Vitamin D: 2% DV

Calcium: 0% DV

Iron: 6% DV

Potassium: 2% DV