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Country Beef Patties

When my family wants a down-home dinner, this is the recipe they usually request. Bacon in patties gives a subtle smoky flavor, while tomato gravy adds a little zip.—Bernice Morris, Marshfield, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1 hour
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 to 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup water


  • In a large bowl, combine the beef, bacon, onion, salt and pepper. Shape into four oval patties; brown in a skillet over medium heat. Remove patties and keep warm.
  • Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. In the same skillet, saute green pepper and onion in drippings until tender. Add the tomatoes, bay leaves, sugar, celery salt, salt and pepper.
  • Combine flour and water until smooth; add to tomato mixture, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Return patties to gravy. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Uncover; simmer 10 minutes longer. Discard bay leaves.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 327 calories, 21g fat (8g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 822mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein.

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  • oldfashionedcook
    Feb 17, 2014