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Bob Friend's Steak Burgers

Bob Friend was a pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and 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.



  1. Mix well eggs, salt, pepper, and ground round steak.
  2. Make 12 large thin patties about 8 to 10 inches in diameter.
  3. Place cheese, tomato, onion (or pickle) on six flat patties
  4. Place other patties over the filling and seal together - making six stuffed patties.
  5. Put these on a hot grill, cook about 6 to 10 minutes on each side until burgers are cooked through.
  6. Serve patties on toasted, buttered, large sized buns.

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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