Food of the Eighties, Hamburger Extender
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Textured Vegetable Protein and Seasonings that you mixed with a small amount of Ground Beef before using to make it go farther. I think it was around during the early 1980's and meant to offset the high meat prices of that era.
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Spotdean - October 19, 2012 - Report this comment
The product was called "make a better burger"
lance - July 12, 2013 - Report this comment
it was very popular in the middle 1970`s
geeky - November 07, 2013 - Report this comment
sounds more like a burger in a box type thing were youd throw ground beef in and youd get flavored burgers
Charlie - January 17, 2014 - Report this comment
It was Make a Better Burger and it was by Lipton
Gate - August 10, 2015 - Report this comment
What was this really called? Please put a photo on. You guys have knowledge but we need a photo. Today was clean 8/10/15
Jon from Boston - August 11, 2015 - Report this comment
My brother, Tony, worked for these guys. Great company and great product. Better than Hamburger Helper I think. Hope we get more people on here. And please put a picture. Not %100 sure of the exact name.
Wendy - August 23, 2015 - Report this comment
It WAS called Lipton's Make-A-Better-Burger - soy additive. It was to offset high meat costs, made to stretch hamburg farther. But it was really tasty. It is sad they don't make it anymore.
Wendy - August 23, 2015 - Report this comment
It was in the 70s that we used to get it.
betty evans - September 09, 2015 - Report this comment
where can you still buy it
cheyenne - September 20, 2015 - Report this comment
My wife has told me about liptons make a better burger and how good it was. I think maybe the meat factoyrs may have had a hand in its removal, after all it did cut down on there sales at that time. Just a thought. I would have loved trying it.
Marcia - September 20, 2015 - Report this comment
I wish the lipton company would bring back its make a better burger product. I really lived it and so did my children.
Cindy - June 22, 2016 - Report this comment
I loved the chili burger mix. So wish it would come back
Ann - February 23, 2017 - Report this comment
There is a facebook page and you can like it and leave a message. I want this product back!
Nancy - May 27, 2017 - Report this comment
This product, "Lipton Make A Better Burger," made the most delicious meatloaf I've ever had. It also doubled the amount of hamburger you were using. If you started with 1 lb. of ground beef and added the Lipton product, you would wind up with the equivalent of 2 lbs. of meat. Everyone that tasted my meatloaf made with this product absolutely loved it! It's a real shame that they discontinued this product.
Griz - June 03, 2017 - Report this comment
This made the most delicious burgers. I still crave them. Please bring back.
Pam Joyce - March 26, 2018 - Report this comment
I grew up in a family of 10 people. We used this product in the 60s. Was very good and we all enjoyed it.
KAREN - March 23, 2019 - Report this comment
I loved it. My kids grew up on it. Certain flavors were great. I'd like to know why the product line ended.
Bean - July 14, 2019 - Report this comment
I tried to upload a pic but never can for some reason. I don't remember this product.
Skid Marx - November 09, 2019 - Report this comment
Used to see it in every store in Colorado Springs in the 70s. Big presence of military families on low pay and needing a way to make a pound of hamburger go farther. Don't remember a name, but I believe it was a soy based product.
Steve - October 09, 2021 - Report this comment
Yes!!! "Turn 2 Burgers Into 4"
RoMill - March 21, 2022 - Report this comment
I loved “Make A Better Burger” Chili Flavor

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