Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs
These burgers are really tasty in this sauce. I servie this with coleslaw or salad, potato chips and pickles. My kids and hubby loved the sauce!
- 1 (14 ounce) bottle catsup
- 1 1⁄2 cups water
- 1⁄2 cup vinegar, drained from sweet pickles or 1⁄4 cup plain vinegar
- 1 1⁄2 medium onions, chopped fine
- 1⁄4 cup prepared mustard
- 1⁄4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 3 lbs lean ground beef
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Combine catsup, water, vinegar, chopped onions, mustard and Worcestershire sauce in large saucepan.
- Place over low heat and cook slowly while preparing hamburgers.
- Mix ground beef, salt and pepper and shape into 12 hamburgers.
- Put hamburgers in the heated sauce and cook gently for 2 hours or more.
- Serve burgers on buns.
Dh loved this one. He started talking about it when he walked in the door because it smelled so good. He says it's a good stand-alone hamburger; it didn't need any other condiments. To me, the sauce is a barbecue flavor. I did simmer it for the full 2 hours and the burgers didn't dry out. There was just enough sauce to add a spoonful to each burger bun. I made them a bit ahead, poured off the grease, and refrigerated the sauce to congeal the fat. I just reheated it and the burgers when it was time for dinner.
Frankly, I'm amazed. The recipe sounded like overcooked burgers in a simple sauce to me. They were excellent! I cut the recipe in half because there are only 3 of us. They were done, done, done in a hour on simmer. I served them in the traditional hamburger way on buns with mayo & mustard, tomatoes, lettuce & onions and added a spoon full of the sauce onto the top bun. I have enough sauce left over to do another three. I served them with cuban bean salad and oven fried french fries and we are stuffed and happy campers.
Wonderful flavor, includes ingredients I keep on hand, smells heavenly while simmering and easy to prepare. Is great on a sesame seed bun. I'm going to try as a leftover with pasta with garlic bread. Thanks for posting!