Potato-filled burgers: Retro dinner recipe from 1959

Potato-filled burgers: Retro dinner recipe from 1959

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Hunt’s potato-filled burgers

You fix it in just about 20 minutes. You serve it for less than a dollar [1959 prices] — to four hungry people. And — it’s delicious!

These big, hearty hamburgers are stuffed with tender cubes of potato, all spicy with Hunt’s Tomato Sauce. Then you simmer them in Hunt’s. That ripe-tomato goodness makes a wonderful gravy!

Potato-filled burgers: Retro dinner recipe from 1959

Potato-filled burgers: Retro dinner recipe from 1959

Potato-filled burgers, retro-style

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1-1/2 cups cooked, diced potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 eight-ounce can of Hunt's tomato sauce
  • 1 pound ground beef


  1. Toss together potatoes, seasonings, onion, and parsley with 1/4 cup Hunt’s Tomato Sauce.
  2. Divide beef into 8 thin patties.
  3. Top 4 patties with equal portions potato mixture.
  4. Place remaining patties over filling; pinch edges together well.
  5. Brown burgers in hot greased skillet.
  6. Turn, and pour remaining Hunt’s over them.
  7. Cover; simmer 10 minutes.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 388Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 641mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 33g

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Potato-filled burgers recipe card

Hunt's potato burgers retro dinner recipe card from 1959

Creative cooking comes easy with Hunt’s Tomato Sauce. There are so many ways you can use it to brighten your everyday favorites. For instance: as a flavorful simmering sauce for hamburger patties, chops, cutlets, or the new frozen “choplets.” Allow one 8-ounce can of Hunt’s for 4 patties or 2 chops.

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