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Southern Smothered Burgers

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from Tracy Rapp - Memphis,TN


  • 3 pounds hamburger meat
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 medium to large yellow onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup Manischewitz® Matzo Meal, divided
  • 2 teaspooons seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups pareve beef soup base - 4 teaspoons powder add to 1 cup hot water
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Water
  • Garnish (if desired):
  • Red leaf lettuce
  • Pickles
  • Mustard – squeeze bottle
  • Ketchup – squeeze bottle
  • Sesame seed bun
  • Tomato


Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F. Heat skillet and saute pan on medium-high heat. Slice onions and sauté in 12" skillet that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray; stir frequently until browned. In a large bowl, beat eggs, mix season salt, garlic powder and pepper. Add hamburger meat and 1/3 cup Manischewitz® Matzo Meal and combine well. Put 2/3 cup matzo meal on a plate. Form patties from the hamburger mixture and coat all sides with matzo meal. Spray sauté pan with non-sticking cooking spray and put hamburger patties into pan and brown on both sides until almost cooked through. Mix 4 teaspoons of parve soup base with 1 cup hot water and set aside. Spray 9" X13" Pyrex with non-stick cooking spray and place patties in dish. Pour onions into sauté pan and mix in "drippings" and then pour over and "under" patties. Pour soup base mixture into Pyrex over burgers and onions. Put in oven, uncovered for 40-45 minutes.


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