Copycat Culver’s Pretzel Haus Pub Burger Recipe

Do you know what has made Culver’s so popular? Well, I tell you, it is their Pretzel Haus pub burger that made them so famous in America.There hasn’t even been any worthy competitor ever! But unfortunately, they stopped serving this stunningly amazing burger. Again, they came back with it to celebrate their always popular summer burger season. Now, they are back in business again. But what if they stop serving this burger again?

Well, nothing to worry about, as I’m here with the original culver’s pub burgers recipe. It is barely a 25-minute recipe but there is no compromise neither in taste and texture with the original one, I bet. And you will see the rest when you prepare it yourself.

This pub-style burger is a delicious combination of tangy pickled onions, crispy bacon, soft pretzel bun sandwiching, never frozen beef, Wisconsin cheddar, and, of course, the Culver’s signature Bistro Sauce as per your liking. So, I can guess, you can already imagine what it is going to be like! Come on!

What is Culver’s®?

If you don’t know already, Culver’s® is a family-favorite restaurant. It also serves Wisconsin Cheese Curds, Fresh Frozen Custard, yet mostly known as being a family-favorite restaurant only for their most popular local Butter Burgers. And this Pretzel Haus pub burger is one of these items.


  • Ground beef (80% lean; 1-1/2 pounds)
  • Worcestershire sauce (2 tablespoons)
  • Butter (2 tablespoons)
  • Flour (2 tablespoons)
  • Nicely grated white onion (3 tablespoons) *
  • Canola oil, or a drizzle of olive oil
  • Whole milk (1/2 cup)
  • Dijon or English mustard (1 rounded tablespoon; about a squirt)
  • Cayenne (1/4 teaspoon)
  • Granulated garlic (1 teaspoon)
  • Sharp yellow cheddar; shredded (1 package; around 8 ounces)
  • Warmed and split pretzel hamburger rolls
  • To tase, salt
  • To taste, pepper

*** Grate the white onions in a bowl so that you can catch the juice.

For the Toppings

  • Watercress sprigs
  • Grainy Dijon mustard
  • Chopped white onion
  • Bread-and-butter or dill pickle chips


  1. Over medium-high heat, heat the large cast-iron skillet or your griddle pan carefully.
  2. Then, combine the grated onion, Worcestershire along with the beef. Season these ingredients using salt and pepper as needed. Now, form, slowly, 4 large patties. The middle of the patties needs to be thinner for oven cooking. Be careful!
  3. Use the oil to drizzle the patties well and cook, turning occasionally, for 8-10 minutes.
  4. At the same time, over medium heat, heat the medium saucepan. Place the butter in the pan and whisk it when it starts to melt. Later on, whisk in, gradually, the milk and finish off by seasoning with salt.
  5. Keep cooking the sauce for 2 minutes, whisking often, till the sauce gets the desired consistency.
  6. Now, add the cayenne and garlic one by one and reduce the heat to low at the same time.
  7. At this point, add the cheese a little at a time at regular intervals, whisking properly, so the previous amount melts well.
  8. To finish cooking the Pretzel Haus pub burger, use the grainy Dijon on the bottoms of the spread the buns and prepare the burger. Use the chopped onion and some pickles to top initially.

In addition to the initial topping, you can now use the patties with some cheese sauce along with a few sprigs of watercress. Thus the bun tops well and gets the best feeling.

What to pair wendy’s pub burger with?

If you are a burger lover, I guess you are as you are here, you might want to pair up the pretzel Haus pub burger with other burger recipes as I do frequently. So, here is your magnificent option to pair up your burger recipe with other amazing burgers out there. In fact, you are never out to options to have an enricher burger cooking experience:

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Nutritional Information

This burger recipe doesn’t compromise on the nutritional value like some other burgers. You are using healthy ingredients. So, the outcomes are quite the same as well.

Serving (500 gram)Nutritional ValueDaily Value
Carbohydrates26 g14%
Protein48 g15%
Fat14 g34%
Saturated Fat09 g40%
Polyunsaturated Fat0.75 g
Monounsaturated Fat
Cholesterol82 mg37%
Sodium445 mg98%
Potassium234 mg34%
Fiber7 g13%
Sugar08 g42%
Iron31 mg37%
Note: Daily Value percentage is based on a 2,000-calorie diet a day.


What kind of cheese is in pretzel Haus Burger?

The sauce that we get with pretzel Haus Burger is a combination ofWisconsin cheddar cheese. Thus, this sauce is comparatively mild and gooey compared to other cheese out there. On top of that, this cheese cascades the burger in such a way that is sure to satisfy your cheesy cravings.

This sauce is also popular as Tangy Bistro Sauce. Consequently, this Pretzel Haus Pub Burger is full of a tangy punch with this sauce.

As far as the advertainment of Culver’s® concerned, this Pretzel Haus pub burger was served at all the locations only on August 2, 2021, for a limited time.  But for now, you can find it only in selected locations. But you don’t have to miss the thrill of that. You can just grab the ingredients anytime and prepare the burger at home and enjoy.

Kindly, let me know if you have any variations of this recipe available. I would really appreciate it!

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