I will admit, I am an awful hamburger maker. My hamburgers always come out too dry. My husbands… they are perfect. So, when the kids want burgers, he is on call.
Ground beef is one of my go to meats when I have forgotten to get something out of the freezer in a timely fashion. If my husband is away that day, I’m the one left holding the hamburger patty (that is if I can’t convince the other members of the house that they would rather have hamburger stew, taco salad, etc). On one such occasion I decided to take the time to look for a hamburger recipe that I, hopefully, couldn’t mess up.
One of the recipe books I looked through was a book I found at a second hand store about a year ago, titled Sunset’s New Kitchen Cabinet Cookbook. I have a third edition printed in 1940. The book is a compilation of recipes from Sunset magazine from 1929-1938. It is an amazing book just to look through. I love the drawn images of the “housewife” cooking.
Many of the recipes include a menu. The menu which accompanied this recipe is as follows:
Platter of Hamburger Patties in Mushroom Gravy
Green Vegetable Salad
More Hot Biscuits
Red Raspberry Jam
Tea or Coffee
Deciding to get in the spirit of things I made the whole meal. Well, almost, I served green beans instead of salad and used black raspberry jam
It was a hit at my house and is now what everyone expects if Mom is left to make hamburgers…
Here is a link for the Gluten Free Cream of Mushroom Soup I use.