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Mock Filets - A Tasty and Creative Use of Ground Beef

Updated on June 5, 2010

Mock Filets

A Tasty Alternative to Expensive Filets

It was a Sunday morning and I laid out the ground beef and honestly, had no idea what I wanted to create. My wife loves going to the website, www.allrecipes.com, to look for creative recipes for meals. I find the website very useful because you can type in ingredients that you already have at home and find some creative recipe.

Well, on this particular Sunday, I typed ground beef and looked for recipes using ground beef. I came across a simple and easy recipe for ground beef and found mock filets. Before I created the recipe, I read some of the reviews by all those logged onto the website and this recipe scored 4 1/2 stars out of 5. The reviews by average people showed that the recipe was simple and easy to prepare.

The recipe take about 35 minutes total from start to finish. The ingredients for the mock filets are as follows:

1 pound ground beef

3/4 cup bread crumbs

2 eggs, beaten

2 tablespoons chopped onion

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

6 slices bacon

1/2 cup ketchup

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon dry

The directions call for the meal to be prepared in an oven broiler. I chose to grill the filets because I love to grill. The key is to pack the ground beef into a ball and wrap the bacon around it. The next time I make the mock filets, I will use uncooked bacon instead of the ready cooked bacon. The ready cooked bacon did not stay on the meat very well. Also, I should have had some toothpicks to keep the bacon wrapped around the filets. Putting the mock filets on the grill was a great idea. I think the mock filets remind you of a grilled meat loaf. The beef was great but what makes the mock filet even better is the sauce. I made the sauce which is pretty simple and it was awesome.

My wife was impressed with the recipe I found on the mock filets. Something else that makes mock filets appealing is that it rather inexpensive to create. There are very high reviews for the mock filets. You can always add your own touch to it. I may do that the next time I create. To quote from my wife, "if you can follow direction, you can create a meal". I would highly recommend this as a main course dish. So, the next time you are looking for a creative alternative with ground beef or ground turkey, mock filet would make a great and heary meal.

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