These are great for “make ahead”. You can prep in advance the night before, pull out the pan the next day and just pop into the oven. They also freeze well.
3 pounds ground meat
2 medium onions
2 tsp. olive oil
1 can olives (6 oz. drained and sliced).
2 15 oz cans diced tomatoes
2 cans (6 oz each) tomato paste
2 Splenda packets
2 tsp. Kosher salt
2 Tbsp. basil
5 cloves garlic, minced
5 oz. mozzarella sliced for 10 patties
Sautee onions in olive oil. Add tomatoes, olives, Splenda, salt, basil, garlic. Add tomato paste, and mix well. Simmer on medium/medium low heat with the lid on for at least 15 minutes. Sauce should be fairly “thick”.
Meanwhile, form the meat into ten patties, and pan fry until cooked. You can season these however you like….I generally use salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Put cooked patties into a 9×13 pan, and spoon 1/4 cup of the sauce over each one. Top with sliced mozzarella.
Cook at 350 F for 15-20 minutes, or until cheese is browned and bubbly.
Fat 31.2g | Carb 7.2g | NetCarb 5.6g | Prot 39.7g | KCal 475