Tuesday, June 13, 2017


This recipe is from an old diner in the Southern Indiana town where I was born and raised. Sadly, the diner has been gone for years.

2 lbs ground beef
6 slices dry bread crumbs, grated
1 24-ounce bottle ketchup
1 24-ounce bottle water
1/2 cup cracker meal
2 tablespoons celery salt
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 or 5 shakes Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper (to taste)
     Mix hamburger and bread crumbs in a large bowl like meat loaf. This keeps the burgers together. Form into nice size burgers. Fry lightly in a frying pan. Lay them in a lasagna or 12 x 9 cake pan single layer. As you get more, layer them up. Slice a big onion and sprinkle on top.
     Meanwhile, mix all the first ingredients in a bowl and pour over the burgers. They should be covered. If not, mix up a little more water and ketchup. Pour over the top.
     Bake at 350 degrees for one hour and 15 minutes.

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