Master Meat Mix

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



This recipe goes with Tamale Pie, Moroccan Meat Loaf, Beefy Calzones

Yield: About 3 lb. 6 oz. (serving size: 4 oz.)
Cost per Serving: $.50
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 206
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated fat: 5g
  • Protein: 17g
  • Carbohydrate: 6g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 82mg
  • Sodium: 342mg


  • 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


  1. 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. 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.
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