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Meat Loaf Patties Recipe

"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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.

Recipe Note

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 each: 212 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 441mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 17g protein.

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Windey73 User ID: 8291050 222717
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2015

"This was absolutely delicious! I added a little more onion than called for and my hubby said I could've added more. So daggone moist! Easier than meatloaf yet tastier than a plain burger... A new family fave!"

MLH6 User ID: 5421376 78361
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2012

"easy and tastes great! Next time I will only use half the garlic."

okiema User ID: 5889536 69635
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2011

"i have been making these patties since recipe was published in 2000. very easy to make and easy on the budget. i always serve them with mashed pototoes and some kind of veggie for a very satiisfying meal for my family of five!"

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