Corn Burgers

Not a vegetarian option.

While corn is a frequent guest in vegetarian burgers, it’s also a favorite with beef. You see them together in cottage pies (also known as shepherd’s pie–the terms have been used interchangeably since shepherd’s pie entered use and has never been reserved for lamb or mutton), in casseroles, and next to each other on the grill. This just saves you the trouble of taking two bites.

A chili-sauce enhanced version appeared in the June 16, 1955 edition of the Lima (Ohio)News:

Chili-Corn Burgers

Ingredients: 1 pound ground beef; 1 can whole-kernel corn, drained; 1 egg, beaten; 1/2 cup ketchup or chili sauce; 2 tablespoons grated onion; 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder; 1 teaspoon salt; 1/8 teaspoon pepper; 6 hamburger buns.

Method: Combine all ingredients, shape into six patties. Cook in a frying pan in small amount of hot shortening until browned, turning once.

Place on six toasted buns; top with onion rings, if desired. Serve with additional ketchup or chili sauce.

Makes six patties.

Here’s a further twist from the July 31, 1969 edition of the Wichita Falls (Texas) Times:

Coney Corn Burgers

1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup crisp rice cereal
1 slightly beaten egg
1/4 cup chopped onion
4 teaspoons prepared mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon monosodium glutamate
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash pepper
One 8-1/2 ounce can vacuum-pack golden whole kernel corn, drained
8 coney buns.

Combine beef, cereal, egg, onion and seasonings. Gently stir in corn. Divide into 8 portions; shape in form of frankfurters. Broil or grill over hot coals about 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally. Serve in coney buns. Yield: 8 sandwiches.

From the box of L.R. from Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Corn Burgers

1-1/2 lbs. ground beef
1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 Tablespoon steak sauce
1 (8 oz.) can whole-kernel corn, drained

Mix thoroughly but lightly–mixture will be soft.

Shape in 6 or 8 large patties and broil with grill close to coals 5 or 6 minutes. Or, broil indoors.

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