Saucy Beef Patties Recipe
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Saucy Beef Patties Recipe

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Our taste panel loved the flavor of these saucy patties. Said one: “They're sure to be a family favorite!” A simple recipe for rush-hour weeknights, it's great with mashed potatoes. Bernice Morris - Marshfield, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 253 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 108mg cholesterol, 717mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the egg, bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into four patties. In a large skillet, brown patties on both sides. Remove and set aside; drain drippings.
  2. In the same skillet, combine the remaining ingredients. Return patties to the skillet. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°.
    Freeze option: Cool beef patties in sauce. Freeze in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through slowly in a covered skillet until a thermometer inserted in patties reads 165°, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary.
    Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Saucy Beef Patties in Simple & Delicious January/February 2009, p66

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shapeweaver User ID: 3033170 249766
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2016

"This recipe was made on 6/24. I didn't have a full pound of ground beef, so I used 1/2lb.beef & 1/2lb.ground pork. Then added the rest of the meat ingredients. After mixing up the sauce ingredients and tasting, I felt that it was WAY too sweet. So a bit of Smoked Spanish paprika,garlic powder,lemon juice, and chili powder was added. That seemed to correct the sweetness of the sauce. " Keep Smiling :) ""

dverzic User ID: 762717 230829
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2015

"Husband liked it, but I thought it was just ok. It lacked something in the sauce. Not sure if it needed a little salt or what."

SanditheCat User ID: 1238615 229672
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2015

"Followed the recipe and ingredient list exactly. Very tasty. There is about 2-3 Tbsp of sauce per patty because it reduces and thickens while cooking, which was perfect for us. I served it with potato salad and sliced tomatoes."

luigimon User ID: 1692040 176461
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2014

"Good flavor. I need to make it in a smaller pan so it's saucier......the sauce spread out all over the bottom of the pan and was hard to 'spoon' it over the patties when serving. Will make it again!"

lmmanda User ID: 1101093 108132
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2014

"Delicious and simple! I sub'd ground turkey for the ground beef and had to sub ketchup for the tomato sauce since I forgot to get any at the grocery store. Will definitely be making this again!"

ahhschucks User ID: 6443665 108130
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2013

"A delicious, easy supper. The sauce was amazing. Wish I had doubled it, too. It would have been delicious served over the garlic mashed potatoes I served with the beef patties."

amybellis User ID: 4610659 177965
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2013

"My grandmother made a similar recipe for years. She called it Creole Hamburgers. My mother and I assumed she had created the recipe. She did this quite often.

The best thing is to use any extra sauce as gravy over the mashed potatoes. And, Grandma put about a 1/2 teaspoon of Cinnamon in the sauce.
I thank Taste of Home for putting this on their website. I recently became a Diabetic. Now that the nutrition values are on this page, I know how many carbs this family favorite has!"

Lynsue User ID: 4504275 96591
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2013

"This is the same sauce have used for years to top my stuffed peppers, always have to make extra, soooo good."

tmeetze User ID: 7070152 108129
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2013

"My family loved this! This is a keeper."

pinksuitcases User ID: 630663 176201
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2011

"Super easy to prepare and pretty tasty too. I doubled the sauce recipe, just because I like lots of sauce. They're like little sweet and sour meatloaves. I don't have kids, but I imagine this would be a big hit with them. Definitely worth adding to your recipe box!"

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