Hemingway Burgers

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground beef (90% lean or better)
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tsp India relish1
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 1 tsp sage
  • 1/2 tsp Beau Monde
  • 1/2 tsp Mei Yen powder2
    • 3/20 tsp salt
    • 3/20 tsp sugar
    • 1/30 tsp MSG
    • 1/16 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup dry red or white wine
  • cooking oil

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients save the wine and oil thoroughly in a bowl
  2. Add wine and let marinate for approx. 15 minutes
  3. Heat oil in frying pan
  4. Form large patties (above recipe makes 2) and place in oil
  5. Cook approx. 4 minutes each side or until done
  1.  Heinz apparently still makes this, but I haven’t found it nearby. Replace with MTR Tomato Thokku Pickle, or similar tomato relish.
  2. The replacement listed is probably not realistic unless you have a very impressive selection of measuring devices. More reasonably, mix 3 tbsp (9 tsp) salt, 3 tbsp (9 tsp) sugar, 2 tsp MSG. Take 1/3 tsp of this resulting mixture, and 1/16 tsp soy sauce, as a substitute for the 1/2 tsp Mei Yen powder.

Strawberry Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 brick (8 oz) cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tub whipped cream (e.g. Cool Whip)
  • 1 pkg frozen strawberries, chopped (10 oz)
  • 1 small can crushed pineapple
  • 3 chopped bananas (optional)

Directions:

  1. mix cream cheese & sugar
  2. stir in all other ingredients
  3. pour in 9×9 pan
  4. freeze for 4 (or more) hours
  5. serve frozen

Meatloaf

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground beef (90% lean or better)
  • 1 egg
  • 4 saltine crackers
  • 1 package meatloaf seasoning
  • salt, pepper, onion, ketchup, cheese to taste

Mix in bowl

Place in loaf pan

Bake at 375 °F for 30–35 minutes.