Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This is a recipe that I used to make all the time when DH and I had Kids at home and money was a big issue. It is off a recipe card from Betty Crocker back in 1971. It's from the "Best before payday dinner" card. I used it alot and still make it once in a while because it is so good. I should put it in my "Money is tight now that I'm retired cookbook". (For future use) Based on Chef Tweaker's review I have moved some of the steps for ease in preparing this dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Barbecue Sauce:.
  2. In saucepan mix all ingredients for Barbecue Sauce.
  3. Simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°.
  5. Mix all ingredients except Barbecue Sauce.
  6. Shape mixture into 16 patties; place in ungreased baking pan, 13 X 9 X 2 inches.
  7. Pour Barbecue Sauce over patties.
  8. Bake uncovered 1 hour.
Most Helpful

These were great! I made 3 large beefies for 3 of us but made all of the barbecue sauce. The 2 guys raved about them. As has already been mentioned, these reminded me of mini meatloaves with the oatmeal in them and the sauce was really good. This made it into my Best of 2015 cookbook. Thanks Teresa for such a nice winner. Made for For Your Consideration tag.

lazyme March 19, 2015

These were awesome and a hit with the whole family...only downside..not enough sauce so when I make these again I will be doubling the sauce portion. Thanks for posting!

**Mandy** July 01, 2011

Originally rated on 3/4/09 - This recipe made it into my book#266453. I LOVED these cute lil bbq beefies! Sometimes, it is the simple and inexpensive recipes that really impress. I thought the sauce was perfect - just enough zing to make the recipe special, without overpowering the overall taste. I followed the directions and they came out perfectly. I would not change a single thing. Simple, delicious, economical and comforting. YUM!

LifeIsGood December 31, 2009