Firehouse Hamburger Barbecue Recipe

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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.

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Servings: 25


Cost per serving $0.36 view details


  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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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 63g
Recipe makes 25 servings
Calories 102  
Calories from Fat 57 56%
Total Fat 6.27g 8%
Saturated Fat 2.49g 10%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 165mg 7%
Potassium 238mg 7%
Total Carbs 4.58g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.6g 2%
Sugars 3.33g 2%
Protein 6.94g 11%



  • Jann from PA
    September 28, 2012
    It is excellent, and freezes well, too!
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    • Glenn
      July 20, 2017
      Thank you Shalee, our family has enjoyed it since the 1920s. Glad we can pass on the joy.
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