Saturday, April 29, 2017


This recipe is for anyone who lived in the Washington, D.C. area in the 1950s and 1960s.
I found a recipe for the Mighty Mo hamburger online and added a couple of my favorite ingredients to the burger patties. Remember, this is only a 4-ounce hamburger and one uncut regular sesame seed hamburger bun, cut into thirds.

Mighty Mo Sauce
¼ cup ketchup
2 T chili sauce
1 t A-1 Sauce
¼ t Worcestershire sauce
2 drops hot sauce
¼ cup sweet pickle relish
½ cup mayonnaise

In a medium size bowl, add the above ingredients and stir to combine.
Cover and refrigerate.

1 lb lean ground beef
½ t sea salt
½ t ground black pepper
2 t Worcestershire sauce
¼ cup dehydrated minced onions
4 uncut sesame seed hamburger buns 
2 T softened butter
Shredded iceberg lettuce
4 slices American cheese
Mighty Mo sauce
Dill pickle chips

Add ground beef to a medium size bowl.
Add salt, black pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and dehydrated onions.
Mix to combine and shape meat into 8 (4-inch/2 oz each) diameter patties and place on a platter.
Cut sesame seed buns crosswise into three equal slices.
Spread bottom, top and one side of center cut bun with butter. 
Lay buttered sides in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat and lightly brown.
Remove to a platter and set aside.

Cook patties in the cast-iron skillet on each side for about 4 minutes.
Add a slice of American cheese to 4 patties and let melt.

To Assemble
Spread about 2 teaspoons of sauce on the bottom layer of each bun. 
Top sauce with shredded lettuce, then a hamburger patty. 
Top patty with middle layer of bun, grilled side up. 
Spread middle bun with more sauce. 
Top with cheeseburger. 
Place pickle chips on cheese and top with last bun.

Serves 4