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Sauerbraten Burgers



  • 1/2 cup (8 cookies) crushed gingersnaps, divided
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup onion, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • Dash of black pepper


  1. Reserve 2 tablespoons gingersnaps. Combine remaining gingersnaps, 2 tablespoons tomato sauce, onion and salt.
  2. Add meat and mix well.
  3. Shape into 4 half-inch thick patties.
  4. Heat grill to medium/high. Place patties on grill. Put sauce on side burner and heat till slightly bubbly.
  5. When patties are nearly done, spoon a small amount of sauce on tops and heat for a minute or two.
  6. Sprinkle remaining gingersnaps on patties after removing from grill.


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