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1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1-3/4 cups bottled spaghetti sauce
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce (or soy sauce for those who observe not mixing fish with meat)
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/4 cup water, or as needed
Black pepper to taste
Combine the beef, bread crumbs, 1/4 cup of the tomato sauce, the Worcestershire or soy, onion powder, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning to a large bowl and mix thoroughly with your hands.
Heat the oil over medium heat in a 12" nonstick skillet that has a lid.
Meanwhile, shape the meat into four 3-1/2" patties, about 1/2" thick, adding them to the skillet as you make them. Cook the patties for 5 minutes on the first side.
While the patties cook, pour the remaining tomato sauce into a 2-cup measure. Add enough water (about 1/4 cup) to make 1-3/4 cups sauce. Stir to blend and set aside. After 5 minutes, when the juices have risen to the surface of the patties, carefully turn the patties over.
Cover and continue to cook until the meat is cooked through to personal preference, 4 to 7 minutes. Place each patty on a serving plate. Pour the tomato sauce into the skillet. Cook until the sauce is heated through, 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly and scraping any brown bits from the bottom of the skillet. Season with black pepper, spoon the gravy over the patties and serve.
Poster's Notes: Great for weekday dinner.
Posted by Raquel Schnitzer
Nutritional Info Per Serving: 434 Calories (kcal); 33g Total Fat; (68% calories from fat); 21g Protein; 12g Carbohydrate; 97mg Cholesterol; 500mg Sodium
Food Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 2-1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 5 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates