Prep 30 mins
Cook 5 mins
In the little southern town of Fayetteville, Tennessee, people come from all around to have these burgers. People who have grown up in the area but have moved away make special trips to get them. There are two different pool rooms on the square (Bill's Pool Room and Honey's). However, you can find these burgers at any greasy spoon in the Lincoln County area.
- 1 gallon chopped head of cabbage
- 1 quart mustard
- 1 tablespoon pepper
- 3 large onions, chopped
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 4 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 1 tablespoon salt
- hamburger patty, grilled
- hamburger bun
- Put all ingredients in a large pan and just bring to a boil.
- Put slaw and burger on bun.
- The traditional way of eating this is without any other condiments.
- Put the rest of the slaw in jars and seal.
- It does not have to be refrigerated until opened.
I worked several years for the man who invented the Pool Room Slaw Burger.The recipe that is posted here is slightly different from the original. As for how to eat the burger, the following is the most popular;fry your burger then put a layer of the slaw over the pattie(as much as you like),then a slice of raw onion, topped off by 4 to 5 dill pickle chips.They are best served on a toasted bun.
My mother helped me make the slaw for the hamburgers because I've never canned anything before. We have eaten these at the pool room when we go to visit my grandmother. They are really good! This recipe tastes like what you get in the pool rooms.
Pretty good stuff. I will make it again; however, it was just a little sweet for my tastes. I will cut down on sugar next time. Reminded me of old fashioned mustard pickles.