Today’s Tasty Tuesday recipe is from author Becky Van Vleet, who’s sharing a family favorite—Burgers with a twist!
1 ½ pounds ground beef
4 slices dry bread soaked in water, then squeezed out
1 beaten egg
1 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
½ tsp garlic powder
2 T milk
Add all ingredients to ground beef and stir until completely mixed. Shape into patties. Grilling is preferred, but pan frying works as well. Add your favorite condiments with a healthy bread and you will want to cook these frequently. Delicious!
This recipe originates from my Polish paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Holeva Troyan. When she would visit our home when I was a young girl, I always thought her hamburgers were “spiced” up a bit more than other hamburgers I ate. It wasn’t until I became an adult that I found out that she had her own recipe, and that, yes, indeed, they really were spiced up in her own special way. I chose a family recipe because I am all about creating and preserving family memories, the theme of my website. In fact, my first children’s picture book, Talitha, the Traveling Skirt, was inspired by a true family story. We have had a little red plaid skirt that has been traveling in our family for more than 70 years, spanning three generations. And this family recipe has been “traveling” around as well!
While the burgers grill check out Becky’s delightful picture book.
Talitha, the Traveling Skirt
By Becky Van Vleet
Meet Talitha, a little plaid skirt that likes to travel. Through the years, she visits many two-year-old girls in a special family who wear her to get their pictures taken. But Talitha encounters problems when she least expects them. And Tippy the dog certainly participates. Filled with colorful and detailed illustrations, young children, ages 3-8, will delight in this heartwarming story about a little skirt’s adventures, inspired by a true family story.
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About the author:
Becky Van Vleet is a retired teacher and principal. She and her husband make their home in Colorado Springs, where Becky enjoys oil painting, gardening, and hiking and biking in the great outdoors. Becky is all about creating and preserving family memories as you will see on her website. She relishes spending time with her family and especially reading books to her grandchildren.