• Firehouse Hamburger Barbecue

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    Firehouse Hamburger Barbecue
    Prep: 45 min Cook: 30 min Servings: 25
    by Glenn
    39 recipes
    Served at fairs and firehouse gatherings as well as church picnics and community events in Lancaster County, PA. The recipe is from Eva M. Koehler, my grandmother, of Lititz who served as a cook for the Ladies Auxiliary of the Lititz Volunteer Fire Company No. 1.


    • 2 lbs Ground Beef
    • 1 cup Chopped Onions
    • 1/2 cup Chopped Bell Peppers
    • 1/2 cup Chopped Celery
    • 1 cup Tomato Paste or Sauce
    • 1/2 cup Ketchup
    • 2 tbs. Vinegar
    • 1 tbs. Worcestershire Sauce
    • 1 tbs. Sugar


    1. Brown Ground Beef and drain.
    2. Add all ingredients.
    3. Salt and pepper to taste.
    4. Simmer until vegetables are tender.
    5. Serve on hamburger buns.

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    • Jann from PA
      Jann from PA
      It is excellent, and freezes well, too!
      • Glenn
        Thank you Shalee, our family has enjoyed it since the 1920s. Glad we can pass on the joy.


        • ShaleeDP
          This is awesome. I like it!

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