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    Ugh - I keep forgetting this list is no HTML and messages get sent back
    to me to fix before I can re-send them *lol*) One of these days
    hopefully I'll remember!

    Hi! I thought I would share this recipe with you, that I come up with about 2
    months ago. It is REALLY good and they are so easy to make as well

    These burgers are meatless but honestly, they don't taste like they are at all!
    I don't much like meat at all and also I really have to watch what I do eat due
    to cholesterol levels that were at heart attack level.

    Since there is just dh and I here at home now, many times we'll just grab a
    sandwich or something if we're hungry. DH eats lunch meat though I will not and
    so if I don't have any of my burgers made ahead and am hungry, I'm too likely to
    just grab a cheese sandwich (and cheese is a big NO-NO for me!!)

    By the way, my dh has tried and likes these burgers as well (he likes them with
    gravy over top of them!) and also my son who doesn't live with me, has tried
    them and in fact, when ever he stops by - he always asks if there are any made
    up in the fridge. *lol*

    Okay here goes with the recipe and the directions and please if you happen to
    try them, let me know what you think, okay? It'd make me feel good to know that
    I've blessed someone! (And yes, I did think up this recipe all by myself -
    still can't believe that it worked though *lol*)


    OATMEAL-STUFFING BURGERS
    1 cup oatmeal
    1 cup stuffing mix (I get the kind that the seasoning packet is mixed right in
    with the stuffing)

    1/2 package of dry onion soup mix (or beefy-onion soup mix)

    1/4 cup of more of diced onion (sometimes I use more 'cuz I love onions)

    Seasoning packet from ramen noodles (any flavor and I've even used the shrimp
    flavored packets and could not tell - they were good too!!)

    1 egg
    1/2 cup water Mix all ingredients together and when thoroughly mixed, shape into
    patties. Put into a frying pan which has been sprayed with non-fat spray.

    Brown burgers on low heat then turn and brown on the other side as well.

    When browned on both sides, I then take about 1/2 cup of water (sometimes a
    titch more but not much) and pour over top of all the burgers making sure I get
    water on all of the burgers. Then I put the lid on the pan and simmer until the
    water is all gone. Sometimes I will flip the burgers one more time when they've
    been simmering for awhile.

    Once the burgers are done, I take them out of the pan and place them on a plate
    and let cool. I then, once they are cool - put them into a bowl with a lid and
    put them in the fridge.

    For some reason, these burgers get MUCH better texture if you make sure and do
    this (let cool and then put in the fridge). I have tried them right after
    cooking and to me, the texture was no where near as good as letting them cool
    and then refrigerating for awhile.

    I haven't tried to freeze these but imagine that they would freeze well. Also,
    haven't tried using this recipe in making other things but would think it would
    work as well.

    Note: When I first made the recipe, I used 1/2 packet of instant mushroom gravy
    in place of the packet from ramen soup but it cost more to do this and once I
    found that I could use the packet from ramen noodles and it tasted just as good,
    I quit using the gravy mix.

    Love, Jennelle PS A couple of years ago, I used to make oatmeal burgers (with
    oatmeal, sage and various spices, bouillon and an egg); however I like this new
    recipe much better as I don't have to mess with all the spices 'n such, it's
    just so quick and easy!

    The recipe (from a few years ago) worked fine when adding it to recipes in place
    of meat and they froze well also, so I don't see why it wouldn't work for the
    oatmeal-stuffing burgers too. Would just have to try it and see, I suppose.

    This recipe is a wonderful way to stretch your food dollar!!

    Note: This week, I had about 1/4 of a loaf of homemade bread left over that was
    still good (not stale or anything) but it was really dry. So what I decided to
    try to do, was to put it over the cheese grater and grated it up (not too small
    but in stuffing like chunks)
    and then the next time I made the burgers, I only used 1/2 cup of stuffing mix
    and 1/2 cup of the dried bread crumbs and it worked just fine.

    So, I figure by doing this - it'll stretch the stuffing twice as far. (The
    stuffing mix I buy is only 69 cents a box at Save-a-lot so you don't have to use
    expensive stuffing, I bet if you made your own that it'd work just as good!!)



    From: Jennelle
    Date: Mon Feb 9, 2004 2:04 pm
    Subject: Cheap burgers - No Meat!!

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    Jennelle,
    What do you do with the unused Ramen noodles ?
    Kathleen

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    Dear Kathleen,

    HI! I haven't been using the ramen noodles packet in the
    burgers long enough to really have any noodles yet. I had some packets
    in my cupboard (no idea what happened to the noodles *lol*) and I'm
    still using the packets.

    I was wondering too, what I could do with the ramen noodles when I
    start needing more of the packets. Anybody have any ideas?

    Love,

    Jennelle

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    My mom puts them in when she makes chicken soup from a package because she likes
    more noodles.

    Mel

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    I make a mixture my kids dubbed Momma Helper using Ramen Noodles and
    1 packet of the mix, this leaves me 1 leftover for other recipies.

    Momma Helper
    2 packages Ramen Noodles (flavor depends on meat used)
    1/2 pound ground beef or 1 cup leftover chicken or turkey
    1/2 to 1 can corn, mushrooms or other leftover vegetables

    Beef: brown 1/2 pound ground beef and drain. Add 2 packages of Beef
    flavored Ramen Noodles broken up, 1 packet of seasoning mix, 2 cups
    water and corn or mushrooms. Cook until noodles are done, about 5
    minutes.

    Chicken or turkey: Put 1 cup chopped up cooked chicken or turkey in
    a pot, add 2 packages chicken flavored Ramen noodles broken up, 1
    packet of seasoning mix, 2 cups of water, and peas or other
    vegetables. Cook until noodles are done, about 5 minutes.

    Oriental: Put 1 small can baby shrimp ($1 at dollar store) into a
    pot, add 2 packages oriental flavored Ramen noodles, 1 packet of
    sauce mix, 2 cups of water and some stir fry vegetables or bean
    sprouts. Cook until noodles are done, about 5 minutes.

    Makes 4 servings for under $2.00

    Kim in Mi

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    I have heard of frying them up to make crunchies for salads. Personally, I love
    to make my own cheese sauce, so I would probably put cheese sauce over them.

    Debi

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    Debi can you share your cheese sauce recipe? Sounds good for my
    husband

    Thank you in advance......

    Rachelenn!

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    Jenelle wrote: I was wondering too, what I could do with the ramen noodles when
    I
    start needing more of the packets.


    Raine replies: I try to stay far away from Ramen, as the noodles are fried, and
    they're really bad for you. Also, I'd imagine it has a ton of sodium, and
    perhaps MSG? (Just guessing here.)
    I'm wondering if you couldn't use bouillon, and get the same flavor?
    Or, an even more frugal idea that I'm experimenting with... dehydrate homemade
    broth, and make your own bouillon.

    -Raine
    "Don't worry about the world coming to an end today.
    It's already tomorrow in Australia." -Charles Shultz

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