OK First a garbage plate is baked beans[grandma browns],macaroni salad,fried potatos,a coupla fried hot dogs,[or burgers] 1/4 loaf french bread,covered with chopped onions,mustard,and hot sauce.[or whatever you want].I got this recipe back in '71 from a cook i knew that worked at the diner that originated it.At the time it was best served at 3am after a rough night of "socializing" with friends.Allthough i no longer partake of the follys of my youth.I still enjoy a good plate every now and then.The pict i posted is my "DIET" version of the plate.The original is about 5lbs of chow and about 10'0000 calories.And if you could do one a them babies you were good for about 3 days.
cook burger and chopped onions in lrg frypan till onions are tanslucent,just keep mashing allong and frying.
what i do then is sometimes i drain it sometimes i dont,depends how greasy i wanna feel,put in blender and pulse till very fine consistancy.add a little water to keep it loose
then i put the burger and onion back in frypan,add everything else.Sometimes i add the crisco sometimes not but i find ya do need a little bit of it maybee a glop or two,and simmer adding water as i go to loosen it up to whatever consistancy i want.I usually let it go a long time cuz i love the smell of a greasy greek allnight diner.Brings me back to the craziness of my youth.I hope it works for you too.