My hamburgers are generally pretty simple. However, today I measured wrong when grating my carrots for carrot bread, so I had some extra grated carrots left over. I mixed these in with my pound of ground beef and made four patties. I think I'll do this every time; you can't taste the carrots if you don't like carrots, but you can see them.
1 lb ground beef - $1.30
4 oz grated carrots - $0.16
We used one half of our crock pot bread recipe. I sliced four slices for my husband and I and chopped the rest into two large "biscuits" for the kiddos. The crock pot bread is awesome for hamburgers because the burger and bread are the same size and shape.
1/2 crock pot bread - $0.33
We put on cheese, onion and ketchup. I make my own ketchup, so it really is good and nutritious. My toddler eats platefuls of this ketchup like it's pudding. When he's done eating this jar, I'll make another batch and post the recipe.
1/2 cup ketchup - $0.32
2 oz of onion - $0.06
4 cheese slices - $0.32
The major downfall of this meal is there are no leftovers, so I plan to have it after chicken night so there are plenty of chicken leftovers for my husband's lunch tomorrow.