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Convenience Meat Loaf or Meatball Seasoning Mix

Part of Saving Money With Homemade Convenience Mixes

Originally prepared by Nellie Hedstrom, Extension nutrition specialist
Revised and updated by Statewide Nutrition and Physical Activity Educator Kate Yerxa

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Saving Money With Homemade Convenience Mixes provides recipes for master convenience mixes that you can make and keep on hand. These mixes are healthier and less expensive than the packaged convenience mixes you buy in the store, and allow you to control the amount of fat, sodium, sugar and additives in your foods without sacrificing the convenience of a mix. There are 15 master convenience mixes, each with recipes you can make from the mix:

  1. All-Purpose Convenience Mix
  2. Whole Wheat Convenience Mix
  3. Corn Bread Convenience Mix
  4. Rolled Oats Convenience Mix
  5. Hot Cocoa Convenience Mix
  6. Convenience Spaghetti Sauce Seasoning Mix
  7. Convenience Taco Seasoning Mix
  8. Convenience Chili Seasoning Mix
  9. Convenience Meat Loaf or Meatball Seasoning Mix
  10. Convenience Seasoning Mixes For Rice
  11. Convenience Seasoned Coating Mix for Meat, Fish, and Poultry
  12. Convenience Seasoned Cornmeal Coating Mix for Meat, Fish, and Poultry
  13. Convenience Salt-Free Seasoning Mix
  14. Basic Oil and Vinegar Dressing Mix
  15. High-Fiber Convenience Snack Mix

Convenience Meat Loaf or Meatball Seasoning Mix Food Nutrition Facts LabelConvenience Meat Loaf or Meatball Seasoning Mix

Makes 3 cups mix or 4 individual packages

2 cups dried bread crumbs
1/2 cup nonfat dry milk
1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons instant minced onion flakes
1 tablespoon parsley flakes

Combine ingredients. Store whole mix recipe in a tightly covered container. Use 3/4 cup of mix for each recipe.

Meatloaf Food Nutrition Facts LabelMeatloaf

Makes 6 servings

1/2 medium green pepper, chopped
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/3 cup water
1 egg, beaten
1 pound lean hamburger
3/4 cup Meat Loaf or Meatball Seasoning Mix

Sauté green pepper in vegetable oil until soft. In a large bowl, add water, egg, and 3/4 cup Seasoning Mix to hamburger. Mix well and press into 8- x 4-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350°F 1 hour or until done (160°F on meat thermometer).

Meatballs Food Nutrition Facts LabelMeatballs

Makes 18 meatballs

Prepare as for meat loaf mixture. Shape mixture into 2-inch balls, brown on all sides in small amount of fat, add to spaghetti sauce and simmer until thoroughly cooked.

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