On the Trail of the Slugburger

Trail of the Slugburger from Southern Foodways on Vimeo.

Invented sometime around World War I and popularized during the Depression, a slugburger uses a starchy extender such as cracker meal or flour to make a small quantity of ground beef or pork go a long way. Slugburgers are a local favorite in Corinth, a North Mississippi town that claims to be the birthplace of this budget-friendly delicacy.

Learn more about slugburgers in this short Greenhouse film, made for the SFA by John McCall, Paul Chase, and Matt Stewart. Click here to learn more about our Greenhouse projects.