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Spiced Apple Beef Patties (VRP 400)

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Spiced Apple Beef Patties

This recipe for Spiced Apple Beef Patties is interesting with the use of rice and spiced apple rings (are they flat porcupine meatballs?).

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It is a large white metal box that measures 12” D x 5.5” W x 4” H and has a metal tag that says “American Home Menu Maker.” According to my research, the box was sold in multiple colors for $1 and included 212 “basic recipes” for an additional $.50. (See the image below, which is an order form to purchase the box.)

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Spiced Apple Beef Patties
Yield: 5

Spiced Apple Beef Patties (VRP 400)

Cook Time: 35 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 slightly beaten egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 of a 5 ounce jar spiced apple rings (5 rings)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 teaspoon monosodium glutamate
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Thoroughly combine meat, rice, and 1/2 cup water, the egg, monosodium glutamate, salt, and Worcestershire sauce.
  2. Shape into 5 thick patties
  3. Place in shallow baking pan
  4. Drain apple rings, reserving 1/2 cup syrup
  5. Press an apple ring onto each patty
  6. Bake, uncovered, in a moderate oven (350 F) for 35 minutes
  7. Meanwhile, combine reserved apple syrup, corn syrup, and lemon juice in a saucepan
  8. Stire 2 teaspoons water into cornstarch
  9. Add to syrup mixture
  10. Cook and stir till mixture is thickened and bubbly
  11. Spoon onto patties
  12. Bake 5 more minutes

Spiced Apple Beef Patties

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