Posted: April 27, 2011

Meals Using Deals takes deals each week and makes a dinner for under $10 for a family of 4. We use whichever store has the best deals out of: Walmart, Target, Kroger/Smiths, or Maceys. I will try to post several during the week.

This week, one of our Meals Using Deals posts from LunaSavings is for Meijer’s ad!

Mama’s Homemade Burgers and Fries

2 pounds of chopped meat (will make 8 burgers) Naturewell 3.49/lb ($7)
1/4 cup parsley
1 small onion diced
2-3 cloves of garlic chopped
1 tbsp paprika
1/4 tsp cumin
hamburger buns Meijer brand (.99)
8 slices of white American cheese
4 red potatoes washed – keep skin on and slice into fries
Mix all ingredients together. Score meat so that you have 8 even patties. Round out patties and flatten them. Is it ok to make them large and flat – they will shrink when they are cooked. I cook them on an indoor grill until they are medium well. I put the cheese on the last 30 seconds of cooking so that the heat melts it on the burger.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place fries on an aluminum baking sheet that has been sprayed with olive oil. Drizzle olive oil over fries and sprinkle with garlic powder, salt, pepper and paprika. Mix with your hands and place them in the oven until they are golden brown.
To get that “Big Mac” taste, I slice red onions and lettuce to put on the burger with thousand island dressing and pickles.
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