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Reader reveals Bury’s secret recipe

A York Fair goers enjoys a Bury’s hamburger outside the iconic restaurant chain’s stand. Also of interest: Bury’s burgers at the York Fair, 21st-century style and Bury’s Burgers: A significant piece of York Countyana.

Jean Fix of York has put forth the secret recipe for Joe Bury’s hamburgers, that iconic York County treat readily available only once a year at the York Fair.
She remembered that the York Sunday News published the recipe in 2000, and Jean saved it.
She mailed it to us after I lamented its secrecy in a newspaper column and post “Bury’s burgers: Nostalgia on a bun”:
Here goes, according to Jean:

Bury’s Hamburger Recipe
1 cup ketchup
2 cups water
1 tsp. mustard
1 tsp. vinegar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 TB sugar
4 TB dried onion
Boil all ingredients, then simmer 10 minutes. Add cooked hamburgers and simmer.
Comment below if you tried this recipe and tell us how it came out.
Bury’s recipes
– Bury’s recipe as published in the York Sunday News, 2000, click here.
– That York Sunday News recipe with additional ingredient reportedly from Joe Bury himself (this adds in Worcestershire sauce, click here.
– A quick alternative: This Bury’s burger sauce comes from a can, click here.
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To read stroll back memory lane, see posts in Nostalgia and Memories category.