This recipe, Meat Loaf Patties, is one that I fall back on when I failed to plan ahead! I always have some ground beef in my freezer as I buy beef once a year from my uncle, and the other ingredients are staples in my pantry and refrigerator.
I consider these patties a cross between hamburgers and meatloaf. You fry them just like a hamburger, but they have more seasonings like a meat loaf!
They are rather quick to throw together and cook up quickly (much quicker than baking a meatloaf!) You just mix up all the ingredients together and fry them!
My children, who I consider to be picky eaters when it comes to meat, do like to eat these patties with some ketchup to the side.
I doubled this recipe when I made it for our family.
- 1 egg beaten
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 tablespoon 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 inch thick.
Coat with remaining cracker 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.