Friday, October 18, 2019

Vintage Recipe: Hamburger Tomato Casserole

I'm digging into old recipe boxes and rediscovering the family favorites hidden inside! You'll find carefully handwritten recipe cards, newspapers and magazines clippings and even some hastily scrawled directions on scraps of paper, all from years (and years) ago! They're all getting scanned and transcribed so you can enjoy them in your own home kitchen. 

This is an curious recipe for Hamburger Tomato Scallop. The recipe itself is interesting, even grabbing the attention of my picky teenage son who immediately requested I make the dish. But it is written on a piece of note paper from “Bob Collier Electric Co.” in Denver, Colorado. Judging by the phone number (Pearl 3677), the page dates to around the 1950s or so.

Bob Collier Electric Co. is no longer to be found in the Denver directory but because of the recipe written on the pink page, the business will not be forgotten.

The reverse side of the page had a recipe for Delectable Pork Chow Mein which I will be sharing next week.

It was found in an old large recipe file box full of other clippings and recipe cards. See more recipes from this collection!

The original recipe has been scanned and is transcribed below. It can be printed for use in your own home kitchen. Enjoy!

Please Note: Every effort has been made to transcribe these old recipe cards completely and accurately. Many have faded, are stained, or simply do not include every step or tool used in the process. We have changed the wording in some places and added instruction in others to make the text a bit clearer. We do not test or verify all the information found on these old cards. If you choose use the information found here, please know that you do so at your own risk.

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Hamburger Tomato Scallop


  • 1/2 lb Ground Beef, browned
  • 1 Onion, sliced
  • 1 Tbs. Margarine
  • 1 can Tomatoes, #2 can
  • 1/2 Bay Leaf, crushed
  • 1/4 tsp. Chili Powder
  • 12 Soda Crackers, crushed
  • Soda Crackers, crushed


  1. Brown ground beef in a skillet with margarine and onion. Mix in tomatoes, bay leaf, chili powder and crushed soda crackers.
  2. Pour into a 1 quart casserole dish. Top with additional soda crackers.
  3. Bake at 350°F for 35-45 minutes.


This recipe only makes a 1 quart sized casserole dish. This amount would work for 2 people or perhaps as a side dish but you will need to double or even triple the recipe if you have a group of hungry people.
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