Gwen Mitchell's Barbecue Burgers

Gwen Mitchell's Barbecue Burgers

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Barbecue Burgers and Skillet Burger Balls, vintage recipes


2 tablespoons Crisco
1 pound hamburger
2 large onions, chopped
1/2 cup diced celery
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1/4 cup catsup
1 cup tomatoes
1 cup water
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 tablespoons tapioca
Soft rolls


Fry hamburger, onions, celery, and mushrooms in hot Crisco until brown. Add catsup, tomatoes, water, and seasonings. Cover; simmer 15 minutes. Add tapioca; cook until slightly thick. Split rolls; brown in frying pan in a little hot Crisco. 

All measurements level. Serves 6-8


On the back of the card is a picture of Gwen Mitchell's Barbecue Burgers, and a recipe for Skillet Burger Balls.

Skillet Burger Balls


1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 slightly beaten egg
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs


1/4 cup Wesson Oil
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
2 8-ounce cans tomato sauce (2 cups)
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon celery seed
Dash of pepper


Combine ground beef, 1 1/2 teaspoon salt, egg, and crumbs. Shape into balls 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Brown in skillet in hot Wesson Oil, remove from skillet. In the same skillet, cook onion and green pepper several minutes. Add rest of ingredients, heat to boiling. Add meatballs; cover, and simmer 30 minutes. 

Makes 6 servings. 

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