Food You Can Eat: Yard Long Burgers

I only did this because the directions said to cut it into small pieces. The rest of the time I just cut each burger into half and called it good.

First things first:  These are easy to make and are great party food.  Unfortunately, we don’t host parties, so I had to take one for the team and eat these myself.  It was…a lot of food.

A caveat before we get started:  I didn’t make the entire recipe in one go, because I knew I would be on the hook to eat these, so I made these one French bread loaf at a time, then ate one half one day and one half the next (after reheating it in the microwave to keep the bread from getting too hard).

Here’s what you’ll need:

2 Lbs. Ground Beef

2 Eggs, slightly beaten

2 Tbsp. Mustard

½ Cup Onion, finely chopped



6 Slices Cheese

3 Sm. Loaves of Brown and Serve French Bread

Mix together ground beef, eggs, mustard and onion.  Add salt and pepper to taste. 

Split French bread lengthwise and spread meat mixture on both halves.

Spreading the meat reminded me of when I was a kid and we used to have raw beef on little cocktail rye bread. Heaven.

Bake in a 300-degree oven for 40 minutes.  Approximately 5 minutes before burgers are done, cover with cheese.

40 minutes was actually perfect. The meat was just barely done and the bread wasn’t hard.

Cut into 2- or 3-inch portions.

Makes 12 servings.

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  1. Nice variation on a classic!

  2. “Makes 12 servings.” The voices in my head (did I ever introduce any of you to them?) converted this to: “Feeds 2, plus a little for the Ravenous Hound.” I really have to get off this pandemic diet and rejoin the world of Sensible Eating.

    • Well, to be clear, this is coming straight out of my grandmother’s mid-century recipe box.  People in the 1950’s ate almost nothing.  I don’t know how they even survived.

  3. My neighbor just texted me earlier today “Sweet pickles or Dill?”

    I wrote back “are you asking me?”

    I figured she was ordering lunch for her family and texted the wrong person. However, she is in Indiana and is apparently buying me pickles (sweet, for the record).

    Have we had a great pickle debate around these parts? I don’t recall!

  4. I thought at first these would be made with yardlong beans. I’m a little disappointed, but also love the convenience of this baked burger monstrosity.

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