Thursday, May 10, 2012

tavern burgers

I have this folder where I stuff recipes that I've found in magazines or books or you have one of those?  I'll find a recipe, think "I should try that someday", and then stuff it in this folder, never to look at it again.  Well, the other day, I finally got out that folder!  There's tons of great stuff in there, including this recipe for Tavern Burgers that I got from a Gooseberry Patch calendar.

This recipe intrigued me because it required few ingredients and very little time.  Perfect!

You start by browning a pound of ground beef in one tablespoon oil.

Once the meat is browned, add one cup of chicken broth, one teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, one teaspoon paprika, and a little bit of salt and pepper.  You basically let it simmer until all the liquid is gone.

To serve, spread some mustard on a bun.  (Note: We used hamburger buns, but I'll probably use hoagie buns next time.  These were difficult to eat as a hamburger because the filling kept falling out!)

Put the filling on the bun, and top with onions and pickles.

Voila!  A hearty dinner that required very little effort or time.  I served these with some homemade French fries to make the meal complete.

Tavern Burgers
A Gooseberry Patch recipe
1 T. oil
1 lb. ground beef
1 cup chicken broth
1 t. paprika
1 t. Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper to taste
2 t. mustard
4 hamburger buns, split
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
1 dill pickle, sliced

Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.  Add ground beef, breaking apart as it browns; drain.  Add chicken broth, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper; bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Spread 1/2 teaspoon mustard on top half of each bun; set aside.  Spoon ground beef mixture evenly among 4 buns; top with onion, dill pickle and top half of bun.  Serves 4.


  1. These sound similar to Maid-Rite sandwiches we have in Iowa which are so tasty.


    1. Never heard of these! Next time I'm in Iowa, I'll keep my eyes peeled. :)

  2. Those are just like Nu Way burgers we have here in Kansas! So messy, but so good.

    1. No way...Kansas has a burger like this, too??!! My family lives in have I never heard of Nu Way burgers? I'll be on the lookout for those, too!


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