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Meat Loaf Patties

 Meat Loaf Patties
"I copied this recipe from my mom before my husband and I were married," recalls Nancy Carpenter, Sidney, Montana. "These moist burgers are still a favorite after more than 20 years." They're economical, too, at 39 cents a patty.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup coarsely crushed saltines (about 20), divided
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup ketchup


  • In a bowl, combine egg, milk, onion, chili powder, salt and
  • Worcestershire sauce. Mix in 1/2 cup cracker crumbs. Add beef; mix
  • well. Shape into six patties, about 1/2 in. thick. Coat with
  • remaining crumbs. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook patties
  • in oil for 5 minutes on each side or until meat is no longer pink.
  • Serve with ketchup. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note:The cost per serving does not include optional ingredients such as garnishes. When there is a choice of two ingredients, the cost is figured with the first one listed.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 212 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 83 mg cholesterol, 441 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 17 g protein.

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Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.