My Mom made food and money go a long way during WWII, and this was one of her prized recipes, claiming it tasted a little like steak-and-onions, and "....a little meat goes a long way". It was always one of my Dad's favorites, and we always figured it was a special occasion when Mom prepared it! Sides of mashed potatoes and green beans are a must!

(UPDATED AGAIN 5/15/2018)
Serves: 4

1/2 cup crushed cornflakes or other whole grain cereal flakes
1/4 cup 2% or whole milk
1 pound lean ground beef
1 small onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
2 cloves garlic, grated or minced
1 tablepoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon coarse-ground black pepper
Extra virgin olive oil

Place cereal flakes into a large measuring cup and add the milk. Let stand until all milk is absorbed, stirring occasionally (mixture should be mushy but not runny), about 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet withnon-stick foil.

In a mixing bowl, combine remaining ingrerdients except the olive oil, and add the reserved cereal mixture. Mix well with your hands. If time permits chill the mixture for about 1 hour to allow flavors to blend.

Turn mixture out onto prepared baking sheet and shape into round pattie about 1-1/2 inches thick. Very lightly drizzle olive oil over the top and rub it into the meat.

Bake 30-35 minutes or until browned and cooked through and reaches 150 degrees F. on an instant read thermometer. Cover with foil and let sit about 10-15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition analysis per 4-oz. serving 240 calories
Sugars 3 g; Total Carbohydrates 11 g; Fat 12 g; Sodium 540 mg; Cholesterol 70 mg; Protein 31 g; Fiber 2 g; Potassium 270 mg

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