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    Joe Bury’s take on Hamburgers

    When I was a kid, a man named Joe Bury bought an abandoned Gas Station up on
    the big highway, converted the repair bay area into a living space, and
    “office” area into a burger joint. The inverted “U”- shaped counter only
    had 16 stools, and the cooking area was right there along the back wall.
    The man never had any hired help; He was in there from 11:00 A.M. to 11:00
    P.M. seven days a week.
    He offered just three things on his menu; His idea of a burger, deep-fried
    potato nuggets (something like Tater Tots), and cold sodas. The only toppers
    offered were grated parmesan cheese and hot pepper rings, and ketchup for
    the nuggets.
    ………….that tiny place was never without patrons.

    I ate about a thousand of those burgers before moving away……..
    As soon as I had my own kitchen and started serious cooking, I worked to
    duplicate the Joe Bury experience………here’s the result.

    2 lb. ground Italian sausage (mild)
    2 lb. ground beef
    1 lg. can tomato juice (46 oz.)
    1 qt. tomatoes (crushed)
    2 cans (6 oz. each) tomato paste
    2 tsp. salt
    1/2 tsp. pepper
    1 tsp. sweet basil
    2 cloves minced garlic
    Parmesan cheese

    Mix ground Italian sausage and ground beef together. Make into patties and
    place into large baking pan. Mix tomato juice, tomatoes, paste, salt,
    pepper, sweet basil and garlic together and pour over patties. Bake at 350
    degrees for about 40 minutes or until patties are cooked through. Serve on
    lightly toasted soft Kaiser rolls. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and pepper
    rings, if you like.


    Whoa!! Now that is a keeper fer shure!! Thanks Lucky!!


    Ditto. Sounds yummy and a nice change.


    đŸ™‚ Wow! I will definitely try this next time I get my whole little family together. This is a keeper. Thanks a bunch Lucky for a different version of a burger that really sounds great!

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