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Master Meat Mix

Prep time 20 mins
Yield About 3 lb. 6 oz. (serving size: 4 oz.)
Use this thrifty base in three recipes. It makes enough for two meals. 

 

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 206
  • fat 12 g
  • satfat 5 g
  • protein 17 g
  • carbohydrate 6 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 82 mg
  • sodium 342 mg

How to Make It

  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.