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Baked Beef Patties Recipe

This simple recipe turns ordinary burgers into an attractive tasty meal. You can make them ahead and bake when ready for dinner.—Diane Hixon, Niceville, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme or 1-1/2 teaspoons dried thyme, divided
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Dash paprika
  • Dash pepper
  • 1-1/4 pounds lean ground beef
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  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup spaghetti sauce, divided
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 to 6 hamburger buns, split, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine 1-1/2 teaspoons of fresh thyme (or 1/2 teaspoon dried), water, garlic salt, oregano, paprika and pepper. Add beef; mix well. Shape into four to six patties. Coat patties with flour; dip into egg and then crumbs. In a skillet, brown patties in butter. Arrange in a greased shallow baking dish. Pour half of the spaghetti sauce over patties. Sprinkle with cheeses; top with remaining sauce. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Sprinkle with remaining thyme. Serve patties and sauce on buns if desired. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 319 calories, 18 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 121 mg cholesterol, 636 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 25 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.