Hey Grandpa, What’s For Supper? – Hamburg Barbecue

5968E47B-F023-462F-A74A-FF8011831203_4_5005_cThis is the favorite hamburg barbecue recipe of my family.  It comes from an old cookbook from when my mom worked at CNA Insurance.  While CNA no longer exists, the comradery lives on in this recipe provide by Cindy Mumford. 

This is a great recipe to take to a pot luck as it travels well in a crock pot, but it must be made on the stove top.

Hamburg Barbecue

2 lb. ground beef

2 Tbsp. white vinegar

1 small onion, chopped

1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

½ c. ketchup

1 tsp. mustard

1 Tbsp. brown sugar

Brown the ground beef and onion in a pan until the raw red color is gone and the meat is browned.  Meanwhile, stir the other ingredients together in a bowl or measuring cup until smooth. Once meat is browned add the sauce to the hamburg; simmer at least 20 minutes.  If you like juicier barbecue add extra ketchup to your taste or mix up an additional batch of the sauce to your taste. This freezes well if you have a smaller family.

Tammy Ely 


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Jeffrey R. Bellomo, Esquire is a Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation under authorization of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. As the owner of Bellomo & Associates, LLC he advises families about the legal challenges facing them today. He counsels clients and provides solutions on: Asset Protection, Special Needs Trusts, Wills, Trust Design, Guardianships, Medicaid and Estate Planning & Administration. His mission is to provide professional caring service to all his clients.

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