Reel Meals: A 1950s-Style Drive-In Dinner

Reel Meals: A 1950s-Style Drive-In Dinner
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Reel Meals: A 1950s-Style Drive-In Dinner

This menu has everything you need to make a classic 1950s diner meal at home.

Onion Rings

These traditional onion rings are delicious as, but you can also give them a fresh twist by using a fun seasoning blend to add flavor to the breading. This tasty app is the perfect way to kick off your night in with this beloved American film.

Get the Recipe: Onion Rings

Double Fried French Fries

This decadent treat is a great alternative to onion rings. While it is decadent, it only requires four simple ingredients and takes no more than 30 minutes to create.

Get the Recipe: Double Fried French Fries

Classic Hamburger

Slow-cooked onions add moisture and flavor to this lean beef burger. A quick blend of mayonnaise, ketchup, relish and vinegar makes a perfect tangy, sweet and creamy “special sauce” for it as well. We love the dill relish here, but use sweet relish if you prefer it.

Get the Recipe: Classic Hamburger


From diners to drive-ins, we take a look back at classic American foods reminiscent of the 1950s as we celebrate the 35th anniversary of the film, Grease.

Set in the 1950s, the musical film Grease brought us beloved songs like "Summer Nights" and "Beauty School Drop-Out" as well as some serious fashion moments, from the Pink Ladies' and the T-Birds' jackets to Sandy's famed tight black ensemble at the end of the film. What many forget are those amazing scenes at the traditional diner and at the drive-in movie where cartoon hot dog advertisements fill the big screen.

Today, we pay tribute to those moments with a menu that celebrates the classic American foods of the '50s. Try making these dishes next time you watch this sweet summer flick.

Check out the slideshow above for everything you need to make a classic 1950s diner meal at home.

For more on Grease, check out Reel Meals: Have a Diner-Style Sing-a-Long With 'Grease' from our friends at Moviefone.

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