Monday, June 10, 2013

Dempsey Depression Burgers

Serves: 12

3 cups grated carrots (about 4 carrots)
1 cup grated potatoes (about 2 small potatoes)
1/2 cup chopped onion (or dried minced onion to taste)
3 lb. ground beef (also works well with ground turkey)
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
2 tsp. Worchestershire sauce
1 lb. bacon (optional)

Combine carrots, potatoes, onions, and ground beef in a bowl. Add garlic powder and barbecue sauce Mix together and form into patties. Wrap with bacon and secure with a toothpick. Grill or broil until done.

Serve with fries, oven roasted potatoes, or mashed potatoes. Make ketchup and barbecue sauce available.

*For those who are interested, since I normally receive several questions about the name of these burgers, here's how they got their name. During the Great Depression meat was expensive, so people had to find ways to make it stretch. Thus, they added shredded vegetables, onions, cracker/bread crumbs, or eggs. I've heard of serving these burgers on buns with lettuce and tomato like any other burger, but my family never has. Nonetheless, Depression Burgers are one of my favorite meals from my childhood. Enjoy!

Nutritional information is approximate and based on the use of lean ground turkey instead of ground beef. I used the recipe calculator here.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 237.2
Total Fat 10.3 g

Saturated Fat 3.2 g

Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4 g

Monounsaturated Fat 1.1 g
Cholesterol 83.4 mg
Sodium 531.5 mg
Potassium 148.6 mg
Total Carbohydrate 11.3 g

Dietary Fiber 0.8 g

Sugars 7.1 g
Protein 23.9 g

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