Master Meat Mix

Use this thrifty base in three recipes. It makes enough for two meals.



About 3 lb. 6 oz. (serving size: 4 oz.)

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1 14.5-oz. can kidney beans, drained, 1/4 cup liquid reserved
2 pounds 85 percent lean ground beef
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 large onion, finely chopped (about 1 1/4 cups)
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper


Prep: 20 Minutes

1. In a large bowl, using a fork, mash kidney beans with reserved liquid. Add beef, eggs, onion, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper and mix gently but thoroughly with your fingers.

2. Divide mixture into 2 portions, about 1 lb. 11 oz. each. Use immediately or place each portion in a large ziplock bag, squeeze out air and seal. Refrigerate for up to 1 day or freeze for up to 1 month.

Created date

December 2012

Nutritional Information

Calories 206
Fat 12 g
Satfat 5 g
Protein 17 g
Carbohydrate 6 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 82 mg
Sodium 342 mg