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Italian Beef Patties

 Italian Beef Patties
Make these pizza flavored patties from Deanna Maciejewski of Bridgeton, Missouri and watch the kids devour them! Give them a try in buns for a pizza-like cheeseburger, or try them on rice or with a side of deli pasta salad for a super-fast fix.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 2/3 cup pizza sauce, divided
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 3 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese, halved


  • In a large bowl, combine 1/3 cup pizza sauce, egg, bread crumbs,
  • onion, oregano, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix
  • well. Shape into six patties. Place on a broiler pan coated with
  • cooking spray.
  • Broil 6 in. from the heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until
  • juices run clear, basting frequently with remaining pizza sauce. Top
  • with cheese. Broil 1 minute longer or until cheese is melted. Yield:
  • 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 325 calories, 19 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 132 mg cholesterol, 365 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 29 g protein.

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Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.