Sorry I went AWOL. This year's record-breaking winter took its toll on me. But I'm back and starting with lots of cookout recipes. Here's the first.
Butter-Barbecued Beef Loaves
Vintage recipe from 1965 Alcoa Wrap advertising
2 lbs. ground lean beef
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 cup cracker crumbs
1/3 cup chopped green pepper
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup ketchup
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
8 onion slices
Butter Barbecue Sauce (see below)
1. Combine beef, eggs, crumbs, green pepper, milk, ketchup, salt and pepper.
2. Divide into 8 portions on double thick squares of Alcoa Wrap (aluminum foil); shape into loaves.
3. Top each with onion slice, 2-3 tbsp. butter barbecue sauce.
4. Bring up sides of foil; fold down onto meat in tight double folds; fold ends over and over up close to meat.
5. Grill 3 inches from coals 10 - 12 minutes; turn. Grill 10 - 12 minutes longer.
6. To serve: open foil; top with tomato slice if desired. Serves 8.
Butter Barbecue Sauce
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. chilli powder
3 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
dash of Tabasco sauce
1. Melt butter; add onion; cook until tender.
2. Stir in remaining ingredients; simmer 5 minutes.
3. If store in refrigerator. warm before using. Makes about 1 cup.
1960s moms stored leftovers in Tupperware.
According to The Thrift Shopper, Tupperware products purchased before September 3, 1979, should be hand washed; those bought after are dishwasher safe (except for Tuppertoys, Cake and Pie Takers, Cheese Server, Ice Cream Scoop and Imprinted Disney products).
Recipe via Classic Film