Ground Beef Make-Ahead Mix for Hambergers, Meatballs, Meat Loaf


For 2 For 8

Ground beef 1/2 lb. 2 lb.
Egg 1 4
Bread crumbs or wheat germ 2 Tbl. 1/2 cup
Milk 1 Tbl. 1/4 cup
Chopped onion 2 Tbl. 1/2 cup
Salt 1/4 tsp. 1 tsp.
Pepper 1/8 tsp. 14 tsp.

Worcestershire sauce 1/2 tsp. 2 tsp.
Chopped parsley 2 Tbl. 1/2 cup
Grated cheese 1/4cup 1 cup
Chopped green bell pepper 1 Tbl. 1/4 cup

Mix all ingredients together, adding one or more variations if desired. Form into patties, balls or loaves. Make-Ahead Mix for 2 makes 2 meat patties or 12 meatballs, or 1 individual meat loaf. Make-Ahead Mix for 8 makes 8 hamburger patties, 48 meatballs or 1 large or 4 individual meat loaves. Freeze in serving sized portions.

For hamburger patties:
Fry 5 minutes on each side or broil 4 minutes on each side for medium doneness. Baste hamburgers with soy sauce or Barbecue Sauce while cooking if desired. Serve in a bun with traditional garnishes or top with any of the following: sautéed mushrooms, cheese, sour cream mixed with chopped chives or bacon bits, or Béarnaise Sauce.

For meatballs:
Bake in a 375º oven for 30 minutes or fry in 1 tablespoon oil for 10 minutes, turning to brown. Add cooked meatballs to Barbecue Sauce or Sweet and Sour sauce and heat through.

For meat loaf:
Place mix for 8 in a large 9×5-inch baking pan. Bake in a 350º oven about 1 1/2 hours. Place mix for 2 in one 6x3x2-inch loaf pan and bake in a 250º oven for 45 minutes. If desired, top with 1/4 cup tomato sauce before baking.
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