I have this folder where I stuff recipes that I've found in magazines or books or online...do 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.
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.