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Gordie Howe's Canadian Bacon Pot Roast

Canadian ice hockey player Gordie Howe was one of the athletes featured in The All-Star Athletes Cook Book. His recipe is reproduced here as an example of what may have been considered a meal fit for an athlete 50 years ago. The book contains recipes presented by most of the famous, and many not so famous, athletes of the 1960s from all sports - baseball to car racing, football to golf, and everything in between.


all star cookbookInstructions

  1. Use a large iron pot. Put in butter, corn oil, onion and garlic clove and saute until onion is golden brown. Stir in dry mustard, cayenne, cumin, maple syrup, cloves, vinegar and hot water. Blend together over low heat and stir in one can tomato sauce. Put in the piece of bacon.
  2. Cover and cook slowly over medium fire about 45 to 50 minutes. Turn bacon several times during this period.
  3. To finish cooking, remove bacon from pot, place on a spit and grill over hot coals, basting with the sauce until well glazed.

Serves 6.

Book Details

The All-Star Athletes Cook Book is by Oscar Fraley and David Huntley, cartoons by Willard Mullin. Publisher: New York Centaur House Hawthorn, First Edition 1965. Buy The All-Star Athletes Cook Book.

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