Bumpy Stew (1938)

A. Maberry maberry at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Fri Dec 20 16:47:06 UTC 2002

I know this dish as "Hamburger gravy" usually served over rice or other

maberry at u.washington.edu

On Fri, 20 Dec 2002, Kathleen E. Miller wrote:
> My grandmother (b. 1918) used to make this, mom (b. 1938) picked it up and
> now I make it and serve it over noodles or some other starchy thing. But,
> we've never had a name for it. My mother swears that her grandfather (b.
> 1886), a PA Dutch Mennonite, had a PA Dutch name for it. Anybody have any
> idea what that was? Or what it's called elsewhere? Nowadays we just call it
> "Grandma Bessie's hamburger gunk," but I'm pretty sure we're the only ones ;-)
> Katy
> Kathleen E. Miller
> Research Assistant to William Safire
> The New York Times

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