March 25, 2011

Beef Vegetable Burgers - A World War II Recipe


I found this recipe in the above cookbook and it is delicious.  Of course meat was rationed during World War II so a smaller amount of meat is used in this recipe.  If you can find any recipes that were used during the war, you will find that although they cut back on meat, these meals were very nutritious.  During the war there was a lot of information given out about proper nutrition and how to provide nutritious food when many food items were scarce or rationed.

Beef Vegetable Burgers

3/4 lb. ground beef
1 cup finely grated potato
1/2 cup finely grated carrot
1/4 cup finely chopped red or green bell pepper
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 teaspoons shortening
6 sandwich buns

Combine beef, potato, carrot, onion, bell pepper, egg ketchup, chili powder, salt and ground pepper in a bowl.  Shape into 6 burgers.  Heat 1 teaspoon shortening over mediumheat in a large heavy skillet.  Add burgers and cook 10 minutes.  Add remaining shortening; turn and cook until both meat and potato are cooked.   Serve on sandwich buns, if desired

1 comment:

Kris Watson said...

I'm hungry! That sounds SO good!!!!