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Scandinavian Hamburgers (Biff a la Lindstrom)



  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup cold mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup minced pickled beets
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons capers


  1. Mix beef, egg, potatoes, salt and pepper.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  3. Shape mixture into 4 patties, each about 1 inch thick.
  4. Set oven to broil or 550 degrees F.
  5. Broil patties with tops about 4 inches from heat until desired doneness, 6 to 8 minutes on each side for medium.
  6. Top each patty with fried egg if desired.

Yields 4 servings


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