Recipe: Hamburg Meat Cakes

  • 1 pound BEEF 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 thin slice salt PORK 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup dried crumbs ½ cup milk

Use any of the cheaper cuts of BEEF; put through the meat chopper with the salt PORK, add crumbs, seasoning, and milk; mix well, shape into small flat cakes, roll in flour, and sauté slowly in BEEF drippings until brown, allowing ten minutes for each side. Remove meat to platter; add two tablespoons of flour to the fat in the pan, and stir until brown; add one-fourth teaspoon each of mustard, salt, and paprika, and one cup of boiling water. Stir until smooth, and pour around meat cakes. One teaspoon of grated onion may be added to meat.

Better Meals for Less Money, by Mary Green (Year 1909)