Convenience Mix #9: Convenience Meat Loaf or Meatball Seasoning Mix

Part of the Saving Money With Homemade Convenience Mixes Series

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

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.

A complete index of convenience mix recipes can be found on the Bulletin #4029, Saving Money With Homemade Convenience Mixes page.

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Index to Recipes


Convenience Meat Loaf or Meatball Seasoning Mix

Convenience Meat Loaf or Meatball Seasoning Mix Food Nutrition Facts Label (click to view)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

Meatloaf Food Nutrition Facts Label (click to view)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

Meatballs Food Nutrition Facts Label (click to view)Makes 18 meatballs

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


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