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Horn & Hardart Hamburger Steak & Gravy

Subject: H & H hamburger steak
From: Michael
Date: 1/15/2019, 1:28 PM

On 1/15/2019 8:04 AM, Michael Marinoff wrote:
 Hi….Horn and Hardart Hamburger Steak and it’s gravy??


Hello Michael,

Sorry, I could not find a recipe for Horn & Hardart's Hamburger Steak and gravy.  I did find a comment that it was fried in lard. The gravy is referred to as "vegetable gravy" on menus, but I could not find anything about it.

In checking articles about Horn & Hardart and scans of H & H menus, I found three dishes that someone might call "hamburger steak." I could not find recipes for any of them. Below is what I found:

Herald Tribune
hamburger steak came with macaroni and cheese, vegetable gravy and fresh beets

MINY Stories
Despite being fried in lard, even their hamburger steak in sauce compares favorably in some nutritional categories to modern McDonald’s hamburgers.

Recipe Secrets
"Salisbury steak with mashed potatoes."

NYC Public Library
"Broiled deluxe chopped sirloin steak with home fried potatoes and buttered fresh string beans"
also on a menu: "Broiled deluxe chopped sirloin steak with baked macaroni au gratin and cole slaw"


Subject: Re: hi,
From: Robin
Date: 1/16/2021, 9:55 AM

On 1/15/2021 7:31 PM, Robin wrote:

I plan to cook my way through my favorite H&H recipes. 
Is this from the Daily News H&H recipe pamphlet?  
I don't see their Salisbury Steak recipe.
thank u

Hello Robin,

Sorry, I do not have this recipe, and I don't think it is available. I searched for the H & H Hamburger Steak/Salisbury Steak recipe in 2019 with no success, and I searched again today with similar lack of success. I have never been able to locate a copy of a recipe pamphlet from H & H from the Daily News or elsewhere.

See: 1-16-2019

The main H & H page is here: Horn & Hardart


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