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Saucy Beef Patties

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition 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.

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  • Jeff
    Jun 28, 2020

    Made this without the brown sugar and used tomato mushroom sauce...felt it didn't need the sweetness. Was delicious

  • shapeweaver
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Jan 13, 2013

    My family loved this! This is a keeper.