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Party Burgers


3 pounds lean ground beef
2 tablespoons instant chopped onion
1/2 cup flat beer
2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
10 French rolls


Prepare coals. Mix all ingredients except rolls, form into 10 oval patties and grill 4 inches from flame to desired doneness. Place on split rolls, toasted on barbecue grill. Guests assemble their own international burgers from sauces and garnishes that follow:

Mexican Burger

Sauce: Mix 2 medium tomatoes, chopped; 1/2 small onion, chopped; 1/2 green pepper, chopped; 2 tablespoons bottled Taco sauce and salt to taste. Garnish: chopped avocado with shredded cheddar cheese.

Italian Burger

Sauce: 1 can Pizza sauce; 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning, mixed. Garnish: sliced ripe olives and shredded Mozzarella cheese.

French Burger

Sauce: Mix 4 chopped mushrooms; 1 tablespoon flour; 1/2 cup beef bouillon and 3 ounces bottled Diable sauce. Garnish: sliced mushrooms, sauteed in butter.

British Burger

Sauce: Mix 1/2 cup sour cream; 2 tablespoons mayonnaise and 1 to 2 tablespoons horseradish (to taste). Garnish: capers.

Serves: 10

Preparation Time: 1 1/4 hours

Approximate calories per serving: 375

From the Kitchens of Dorothy Taylor

Recipe & Photograph courtesy of Curtin Publications, Inc., New York, NY ©1973