Beef Breakfast Patty

Prepare this tasty dish when you have a houseful of guests for breakfast; You can do the basic preparation the night before and allow the herbs to do their work in the refrigerator overnight.

8 patties; 49 mgs. of sodium per patty
1 pound lean chopped beef
freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon unsalted onion powder
1/4 teaspoon unsalted garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon dried sage
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

Directions: Place all ingredients in a bowl. Wash your hands well, then use your fingers to mix the herbs into the meat so that they are evenly distributed. Form the meat into round patties about two inches in diameter and place them in a large ziplock bag. Put them in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours. Cook the patties in a nonstick skillet over medium heat until cooked through (about 10 minutes).

Orange Cookies

Orange Cookies

This simple, tasty cookie goes well with ice cream or a fruit dessert. It makes a great contribution to the picnic basket.

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp orange extract
  • 2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp ow-sodium baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cream the butter and sugar together with a fork, stirring until fluffy. Add the egg and beat well. Stir in the orange extract. Sift together flour, cinnamon and low sodium baking powder. Drop pieces of dough about an inch in diameter on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes until just cooked through.