Category Archives: Barbecue

Party Hamburgers

Cooking time: 15 mins. frying, 25 mins. baking
Preparation time: 15 mins.
Main cooking utensil: either skillet or roasting pan
Oven temperature: 400-425°F.
Oven position: above center

For 8 people you need:
1 lb. ground beef
1 medium-sized potato
2 medium-sized onions
pinch mixed herbs
1 egg
little fat
8 sandwich buns

rings raw onion
slices apple
lemon juice
chopped scallions
candied cherries

  1. Mix ground beef, grated potato, onions, herbs, seasoning, and egg together.
  2. Form either into round or square patties.
  3. Either fry in a little hot fat turning carefully or bake on a well-greased pan.
  4. Toast buns and butter if wished.
  5. Put the hamburgers on buns and keep warm until required – do not overcook otherwise they dry and toughen.
  6. Garnish with raw onion rings, slices of apple dipped in lemon juice, olives and candied cherries on toothpicks, chopped scallions, and yogurt (or mayonnaise) and parsley.

TO SERVE: Hot with knives and forks and salad, or make smaller so they can be heated with fingers, see Card 24.

TO VARY: Omit the grated raw potato and add a little flour to bind; add chopped parsley and little Worcestershire sauce.

TO STORE: Make beforehand, wrap in foil.

PRINTED IN CANADA. ©Copyright Paul Hamlyn Ltd. 1967

Giant Stuffed Grillburger

1 beaten egg
1 ¼ cups herb-seasoned stuffing mix, crushed
1 4-ounce can chopped mushrooms, drained
⅓ cup beef broth
¼ cup sliced green onion
¼ cup snipped parsley
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 pounds ground beef
1 teaspoon salt

Mix together the egg, stuffing mix, drained mushrooms, beef broth, green onion, parsley, butter or margarine, and lemon juice; set aside. Combine meat and salt; divide mixture in half. On sheets of waxed paper, pat each half into an 8-inch circle. Spoon stuffing over one circle of meat to within 1 inch of the edge. Top with second circle of meat; peel off top sheet of paper and seal edges of meat.

Invert meat patty onto well-greased wire grill basked; peel off remaining paper. Grill over medium coals for 10 to 12 minutes. Turn and grill about 10 to 12 minutes more or till desired doneness. Cut the burger into wedges; sever with warmed catsup, if desired. Serves 8.

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Sausage Stuffed Steak


2 1 1/4 to 1 1/2-pound flank steaks
Salt and Pepper
1/2 pound ground pork
1/2 pound ground beef
1/4 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 cup prepared cornbread stuffing mix
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup shredded carrot
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1 apple, pared and diced
1 egg

Prepare coals. Gently pound steaks with a mallet to 1/4-inch thickness; season with salt and pepper. Sauté sausage in a skillet until lightly browned; add beef and brown completely. Remove meat; drain all bu 2 tablespoons fat. Sauté celery and onion until tender. Combine stuffing mix with water; add meat, vegetables, walnuts, apple and egg. pin long sides of steaks together with toothpicks; turn meat so picks are on bottom and spread stuffing mixture over meat. Roll tightly, beginning with the long side; skewer ends to enclose stuffing securely. Using butchers string, tie roll securely in 5 or 6 places; remove toothpicks. When coals are ready, spread them in a circle to the outside of the grill; place meat in center of grill. Cook 1 to 1 1/2 hours until done, turning frequently.

Serves 6
Preparation time: 2 to 2 1/2 hour
Approximate calories per serving… 390

Beet Salad
Sausage Stuffed Steak
Peach Shortcake

© 1973 Curtin Publications, Inc. New York, N.Y. Printed in U.S.A.

Caucasian Shashlik


2 pounds boned lamb
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon dill weed
1 garlic clove, minced
4 mushroom caps, to garnish

Cut lamb into 1 1/2-inch cubes, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Combine remaining ingredients, except mushrooms, in a bowl. Add lamb, and turn to coat cubes evenly. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes, turning occasionally. Drain. Divide meat evenly and thread onto 4 skewers. Broil on a rack 4 inches from heat, until done to taste, turning often. Garnish with mushrooms, broiled. Makes 4 dinner servings.


2 pounds lean ground lamb
3 tablespoons chopped mint leaves
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
4 ounces finely chopped onion

Combine all ingredients, except onion; mix well. Divide into 8 equal portions; form each portion into a sausage-shape. Thread 2 “sausages” on each of the 4 skewers. Broil on a rack about 4 inches from source of heat, 4 minutes on each side. Sprinkle onion over “sausages.” Return to broiler for an additional 2 minutes, or until cooked to taste. Makes 4 dinner servings.

Copyright © Weight Watchers International, Inc. 1974. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Barbecued Duck Aloha


2 duckings, 4 pounds each
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 apple, chopped
1/4 cup Sherry wine
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Prepare hot coals. Season ducklings with salt and pepper. Fill cavities with a mixture of onions, celery and apple. Clip off wing tips of ducklings. Run spit through birds lengthwise, catching the bird in the fork of the wishbone. Cook on a rotisserie until tender – about 2 hours. Brush with a mixture of sherry, soy sauce, ginger and lemon juice during the last half hour of cooking.

Serves 8
Preparation time: 1 Hr. 40 Min
Approximate calories per serving…. 500

Fruit cup
Barbecued Duck Aloha
Chinese Peas and Water Chestnuts
Coconut Cream Pie

©1973 Curtin Publications, Inc. New York, NY Printed in U.S.A.

Fun With Franks

Bacon-Wrapped Franks

For each serving, fry 1 slice bacon 2 minutes on each side. Split 1 frankfurter lengthwise, not cutting completely through. Place one of the fillings below in the cut.

Apple-Cheese: 2 slices unpared apple and 1 strip process American Cheese
Peanut Butter: Crunchy peanut butter or peanut butter and salted peanuts
Orange: 3 mandarin orange segments
Melon: 3 canteloupe or honeydew balls or 1 melon wedge
Onion: 1 green onion or a dill pickle slice
Savory Stuffing: Mix 1/3 cup chopped sweet pickle, 1 slice bacon, crisply fried and crumbed, and 2 cups dry herbed stuffing mix prepared as directed on package. Enough for 8 frankfurters.

Wrap each frankfurter with bacon; secure with wooden picks. Place on grill 4 inches from medium coals. Cook 12 to 15 minutes, turning frequently.

Glazed Franks

For each serving, make diagonal cuts in frankfurter, not cutting completely through. Baste with cola-flavored carbonated beverage, pineapple preserves or mixture of 1 tablespoon brown sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons horseradish.

©Copyright 1971 by General Mills, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Bacon Wrapped Franks/Beans

1 2-pound can Pork and Beans with Tomato Sauce
2 tablespoons catusp
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon minced onion
1/2 cup chunk style pineapple, drained
1/4 cup pineapple liquid
1 pound frankfurters
1/2 pound bacon

Prepare hot coals on barbecue. Heat oven to 350°. Prepare beans while coals are heating. Combine pork and beans, catsup, brown sugar, onion, pineapple chunks and pineapple liquid. Bake for 30 minutes. Garnish with crisp bacon curls.

Wrap each frank with a slice of bacon, fastening each with a toothpick. Broil on hot coals about 4 inches from heat. Turn franks as often as necessary to prevent burning; broil until bacon is crisp.

Serves 5
Preparation Time: 45 Min
Approximate calories per serving: 580

Suggested Menu
Bacon-Wrapped Franks with Beans
Fresh Garden Vegetable Platter
Potato Salad
Lemon Ice with Fruit Crescents

©1973 Curtin Publications, Inc. New York, NY Printed in U.S.A.

Spiced Orange-Apricot Ribs

1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 pounds pork loin back ribs or spareribs
Hickory Chips
1/2 cup apricot preserves
1/4 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Combine salt, ginger, coriander, paprika, and pepper; rub onto meaty side of ribs. COver; refrigerate 2 hours. About an hour before cooking time, soak hickory chips in enough water to cover.

Lace ribs accordion-style on spit rod. Secure the ribs with holding fork. Arrange hot coals on both sides of a shallow foil drip pan. Drain hickory chips, sprinkle some over coals. Attach spit; position drip pan under meat. Turn on motor; lower the grill hood or cover with foil tent. Grill ribs over hot coals about 1 hour or till done. Sprinkle the coals with dampened hickory chips every 20 minutes.

Combine apricot preserves, orange juice, soy sauce, and lemon juice. Brush ribs frequently with orange juice glaze during the last 15 minutes of cooking. heat and pass the remaining glaze. Garnish ribs with orange slices, if desired. Makes 4 servings.

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Western Barbecues

The barbecue was brought to Virginia in 1700 from Haiti, but soon became a Southwest favorite. The word could mean “from snout to tail” as in roast pig or “a framework of sticks” as in grill.

Beef Brisket Barbecue

4-5lb well-trimmed boneless beef brisket
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup catsup
1/4 cup vinegar
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 tsp liquid smoke
1 bay leaf, crumbled
1/4 tsp. pepper

Rub meat with salt. Place on 20×15-inch piece of double thickness heavy-duty aluminum foil. Stir together remaining ingredients; pour on meat. Fold foil over meat and seal securely. Place on grill 5 inches from medium coals. Cook, turning once, 1 1/2 hours or until meat is tender. 10 to 12 servings.

Hamburger-Steak Sauce

1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp. butter or margarine, melted
1/4 cup vinegar
Few drops red pepper sauce

Combine all ingredients. Brush on both sides of hamburgers or steaks; let stand 15 minutes. During cooking, brush meat with sauce, 2/3 cup.

©Copyright 1971 by General Mills, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Spunky Shoulder Slices

1 1/2 cups orange juice
1/2 cup vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
2 tablespoons cloves
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1 tablespoon ginger
1 tablespoon molasses
2 tablespoons brandy, if desired
1 1/2 pound smoked boneless pork shoulder butt
Spiced apple rings

Mix all ingredients together except meat and apple rings with rotary beater. Cut meat into 3/4 inch slices. Place meat in a shallow glass dish; pour orange juice mixture over meat. Cover; refrigerate at least 8 hours. Remove meat from sauce; reserve sauce.

Place meat on grill 4 inches from medium coals. Cook 15 to 18 minutes or until done, turning and basting frequently with reserved sauce. 5 to 6 servings.

To complement these piquant pork slices, serve mounds of potato salad and spiced apple rings or Grilled Cinnamon Apples (below).

Grilled Cinnamon Apples

Core 6 medium baking applies; cut crosswise into thirds. Brush both sides with soft butter; arrange in hinged grill. Place on grill 4 inches from medium coals. Cook 8 minutes. Turn; sprinkle with granulated, brown or maple sugar and cinnamon. Cook 5 to 10 minutes longer or until tender.

©Copyright 1971 General Mills, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.