Hamburger Patties in Mushroom Gravy, a recipe from the 1930’s

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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.


cookbook page

Many of the recipes include a menu.  The menu which accompanied this recipe is as follows:

Thrift Supper

Platter of Hamburger Patties in Mushroom Gravy

Hot Biscuits

Butter

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.

Hamburg Patties in Mushroom Gravy
A quick and easy recipe for hamburger patties covered in a mushroom gravy from the 1930's.
Servings
5 patties
Servings
5 patties
Hamburg Patties in Mushroom Gravy
A quick and easy recipe for hamburger patties covered in a mushroom gravy from the 1930's.
Servings
5 patties
Servings
5 patties
Ingredients
Servings: patties
Instructions
  1. Pour oil into deep sided pan and heat pan on medium setting.
  2. Combine meat, onion and salt and pepper to taste. I use my hands and just mix it all together. Form into patties.
  3. Place patties into hot pan. Cook until they are done to your preference (i like mine well done).
  4. Remove patties. Pour off any remaining fat from pan (I use 100% grass fed beef which creates very little fat. I don't usually pour off anything from the pan).
  5. Add the mushroom soup and mix with pan scrapings. Add hot water until mixture is gravy consistency. Heat until very hot then pour over patties and serve.
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