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Milo's Hamburger Sauce

From: Patrick Wood 
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 5:21 PM
Subject: Sneaky Petes hot dog sauce

I grew up in Birmingham and love this sauce. I've never been able to find the recipe. 
Sneaky Pete Hot Dogs

Another great Birmingham tradition is Milo's Hamburgers. They have the Souths greatest 
sweet tea. They also have an outstanding & unique hamburger sauce.
Milo's Hamburgers

Thanks in advance & may your luck be better than mine in finding these recipes.

Hello Patrick,

No luck finding the “actual” recipe for either of these. The recipe is closely guarded by the restaurants, and not even all of the employees in the local restaurants know the recipe. Also, one or both of these may be made & bottled by outside vendors now, rather than being made in-house.

I did a thorough search for Sneaky Pete’s sauce a few years ago, with little success. A new search today had no better results. The old search is here: 6-25-2012

As for Milo’s sauce recipe, there are a few copycats available,. See below. The first one is posted on several message boards, but one person who tried it said it wasn't even close. Others seemed to think it is close.

Some folks say just worcestershire and bbq sauce will get you close to the taste of Milo’s. Some say there’s some sort of gravy mix in it. If the second recipe below is close, but not close enough, you might try adding some Worcestershire to it. The last recipe below is the most unique in that it uses taco sauce. I’ve never had Milo’s sauce, nor have I made any of these recipes, so I can’t recommend one of them. If you try them, let me know the results.


Milo's Hamburger Sauce (copycat recipe)

1 cup non smokey BBQ sauce 
3/4 cup Swanson's beef broth (buy the good stuff) 
1/2 cup ketchup 
1/3 cup Dale's steak seasoning sauce 
1/8 cup Worcestershire sauce 
1 envelope brown gravy mix 
1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper 

Light corn syrup to taste 
more cayenne to taste

Mix all ingredients in small sauce pan and cook 10 minutes on medium-high heat. 
Store in a tight container keep 2 weeks in refrigerator..

Yield 2 1/2 cups
Milos Sauce 

1 cup store brand "original" Barbeque Sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 package Cajun Style Brown Gravy powdered mix (sold in the gravy section)

Mix together and use. 

I recommend using the other 1/2 of the gravy mix to season the thin hamburger 
that you pan fry to cook. “This is as close as I've ever gotten to the real thing!”
Hamburger sauce like Milo's

1 bottle smooth taco sauce (Ortega is best)
1 bottle small ketchup
Fill ketchup bottle with water
Handful chopped onions
1-2 tsp chili powder depending on taste
Simmer until the onions are clear.

Also, grill/steam the buns with some fat in the pan, and steam the burgers if you can. 
Just put a lid on top of your frying pan. 
Also, you might want some garlic/onion powder in the sauce, depending on your taste. 

A & P Sultana Salad Dressing

From: Tracy 
Sent: Sunday, February 07, 2016 10:51 PM
Subject: Sultana Salad Dressing

I am looking for this recipe for my father. It was sold in A&P stores. I'd like to make it
for him and take him back to his childhood. If you could find it, I'd really appreciate it. 


Hi Tracy,

A bit of history: “Sultana” was one of A&P’s store brands, like “Ann Page” and “A&P” were store brands for A&P. A&P sold a variety of products under the name “Sultana,” such as pork & beans and stuffed olives, as you can see from this 1954 newspaper ad: Google News

They also had an “Ann Page” salad dressing. The question is: “What was ‘Sultana salad dressing’? What were the ingredients?” I had no success finding any information about it other than a newspaper ad that said “it’s rich with salad oil and egg yolk..“ “Sultana salad dressing” doesn’t appear to have been a type of salad dressing like Italian or French or Green Goddess or Ranch. It and “Ann Page” salad dressing seem to have been a product that was more similar to “Kraft Miracle Whip salad dressing” than to what we usually think of as dressing for a green salad. It may have been similar to mayonnaise, only seasoned a bit differently. In many of the ads I saw from newspapers, it was offered as an alternative to mayonnaise, for use on sandwiches and in things that typically call for mayonnaise such as tuna salad, chicken salad, etc.

I’m at a loss as to how one might find a recipe or even a list of ingredients for it. I’ll post this for reader input. Perhaps someone who remembers the taste of it can recommend a product that tastes similar.


Chocolate Fruit Dip

-----Original Message----- 
From: Robyn
Sent: Thursday, February 04, 2016 4:07 PM
Subject: Fruit dip


I'm looking for a fruit dip recipe that uses sour cream,powdered 
sugar , vanilla and a grated chocolate bar. I'd be most grateful for your 
help. Thank you

Robyn K.

Hello Robyn,

Sorry, I could not find a recipe that fits your description. I'll post this on the site for reader input.


From: "Robyn" 
Subject: Fruit dip
Date: Saturday, February 06, 2016 1:57 PM

Thanks for your quick reply. I turned my kitchen upside down and found the recipe- 
stuck to the back of another recipe card. Happy to share it with you. Thanks!                                                         
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup sugar                                             
1 oz. semi sweet chocolate, grated
1 or 2 Tbl. Half & half as needed

Mix all ingredients together. Chill. Serve with fresh fruit.               

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