RECIPE MONDAY: African Hamburgers

First, let me say that I am sorry I’ve not posted much recently. If you were a reader in September, you may remember me posting about eliminating a lot of “stuff” so we could put our house on the market. The house sold a few weeks ago and we are scheduled to close on the 22nd of this month. PTL! We decided to move about 10 days before closing, so our moving date is this Saturday, the 13th.  Are we ready? Absolutely not! Will we be ready by Saturday? Hope so, but don’t place any bets.

Today’s recipe is an old family favorite. “Miss Dana,” the mother of my best friend, Debbie Meade Mapp, developed this recipe when we were just kids.

It is simple, quick and delicious.

“Miss” Dana’s African Hamburgers

  • 1-2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • ketchup
  • mustard
  • pinch of sugar

In a large skillet, heat a small amount of cooking oil. Saute the onions until tender and translucent. Remove from pan.

Brown ground beef until done. Drain grease and pour beef back into pan. Add onions.

Here’s the fun part: Add ketchup and mustard to taste.  What my friend, Debbie, and I do, is pour a large circle of ketchup around the inside edge of the pan. Then, squeeze a circle of mustard inside the circle of ketchup and stir to mix all. Reheat beef mixture. You may want to test the mixture to see if the amount of ketchup and mustard is right for you. Once you have the right mixture, sprinkle several pinches of sugar over the mixture and stir.

Spread mayo on the rolls. Place beef mixture on top of bottom roll and place top roll. Or if you would like, make this an open face sandwich.

This is good served with a slice of cheese on the roll. Also good served with french fries or tater tots.


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