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Bland homemade burgers are a thing of the past - and you can wave goodbye to drive-thru windows, too! Paula Deen has you covered with a collection of burger starters that will add zest and mouth-watering flavor to the patties you make right at home. The flavors include Green chili, Sweet & Smokey Onion and even a delicious Veggie Burger option.


  • 9.5 oz Green Chili Burger Starter
  • 9 oz Veggie Burger Starter
  • 11 oz Sweet & Smokey Burger Starter

Burger Starter Details

  • Serving Size: 1 tablespoon (approximately 16 servings per container)
  • Shelf Life: Six months from shipment; consult best used by date
  • Country of Origin: USA

Care Instructions

  • Shelf stable; store in ambient temperature
  • Refrigerate after opening

Preparation Instructions

  • Green Chili Burger Starter:
  • Mix two teaspoons of Burger Starter per 1/4 lb. raw ground beef, chicken or turkey.
  • Shape into patties and cook as desired.
  • Veggie Burger Starter: Combine one drained can of beans, one egg, 1/2 cup bread crumbs and 1/4 cup veggie burger starter.
  • Chill 30 minutes
  • Form into 4 patties and cook in lightly greased skillet for 2-3 minutes per side
  • Sweet & Smokey Onion Burger Starter:
  • Mix four tablespoons per pound of ground beef.
  • Shape into patties and cook as desired
  • If more flavor is desired, add more starter or lightly brush starter over burgers just before they come off of the grill.
  • Sweet & Smokey Onion Stuffed Burgers:
  • Divide up 1/3 pound of ground beef or turkey into two thin patties.
  • Place one tablespoon of Sweet and Smokey Starter into center of patty.
  • Top with remaining patty and press edges well to seal.
  • Grill or pan sear as desired.

Nutritional Information

Please see the Ingredients tab for ingredient information.

Food Allergens

  • Veggie Burger Starter: Soy and wheat.
  • Note that suggested preparation instructions for Veggie Burgers include egg and bread crumbs.

Please Note: Cannot ship to PO Boxes and cannot ship to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands or Guam.

Green Chili Burger Starter: Sweet onions, green chili peppers (green chili peppers, water, salt, citric acid), natural roasted onion flavor, green bell peppers, garlic, jalapeno peppers (peppers, salt, acetic acid), Dijon mustard (vinegar, mustard seed, salt, water, white wine, spices), salt, extra virgin olive oil, brown sugar (contains molasses), cumin, Worcestershire sauce concentrate (vinegar, molasses, corn syrup, water, salt, caramel color, garlic powder, sugar, spices, tamarind, natural flavor), black pepper, garlic powder, chili powder, mustard powder, minced onions, citric acid and crushed red pepper.

Veggie Burger Starter: Sweet onions, tomatoes (vine-ripened tomatoes, tomato juice, less than 2% of salt, citric acid, calcium chloride), roasted sweet red bell peppers, garlic, artichoke hearts, Dijon mustard (distilled vinegar, water, mustard seed, salt, white wine, citric acid, tartaric acid, spices), salt, brown sugar (contains molasses), soy sauce (water, soybeans, wheat, salt), extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice concentrate, garlic powder, vegetable juice concentrate (carrot, celery, beet, parsley, lettuce, spinach and watercress), onion, black pepper, carrots, celery, mustard powder, fennel seed, celery seed, citric acid and ascorbic acid.

Sweet & Smokey Onion Burger Starter: Sweet onions, pure cane sugar, brown sugar (contains molasses), apple cider vinegar, fire roasted red bell peppers (sweet red pepper, water, salt and citric acid), natural roasted onion flavor, natural smoke flavor, jalapeno peppers (peppers, salt, acetic acid), kosher salt, pectin, roasted garlic, garlic, minced onion, citric acid, black pepper and cayenne pepper.