This is an unusual dish due to the range of flavors, but it is very flavorful and unique. The listed quantities are a guideline; adjust according to how spicy or sweet you like, and it's fantastic. One night we had leftover hamburger but no one wanted burgers/meatloaf, and I was pining for honey mustard chicken strips. After a little pantry digging, I scraped the recipe together and it was a hit. Been making it ever since. This can be a stand-alone meal or served over rice. During the cooking phase, taste the mixture to determine if it is too spicy or sweet. If too spicy, add honey by the teaspoon until it's to your liking. If too sweet, add extra ground beef to dilute the honey. Of you want to make it heartier, add 2 cups chopped mushrooms to the onions and 1/2 cup peas.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
3
Yield:
3 servings
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Ingredients

3
Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add onion to skillet; season with salt and black pepper. Cook and stir onion until tender, 5 to 7 minutes.

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  • Mix ground beef, egg, cheese, bread crumbs, honey, oregano, and cayenne pepper in a bowl to evenly combine; crumble beef mixture into skillet. Cook and stir beef mixture with the onion until beef is completely browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain liquid from skillet. Return skillet to medium heat.

  • Let beef mixture cook unstirred until bread crumbs on bottom begin to get crisp, about 2 minutes. Turn and cook until remaining bread crumbs are crisp, about 2 minutes more. Repeat as needed to crisp the bread crumbs and give the dish a crunchy texture.

Nutrition Facts

479 calories; protein 23.8g 48% DV; carbohydrates 45.9g 15% DV; fat 23.4g 36% DV; cholesterol 132.9mg 44% DV; sodium 332.7mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
03/25/2015
This recipe was just what I needed for my white rice! But I didn't add cheese I went very light on the cayenne pepper and I added red bell pepper sautéed with the onions. I will definitely be making this again Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/12/2013
I wish I could give half stars because this recipe would get 3 1/2 stars. I didn't care for it but my husband and mom really liked it.The recipe is very easy to make and doesn't take long to prepare. I may try this again only serve it different like maybe wrapped in lettuce. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2015
This recipe was just what I needed for my white rice! But I didn't add cheese I went very light on the cayenne pepper and I added red bell pepper sautéed with the onions. I will definitely be making this again Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/16/2012
Tried it tonight though I ended up using regular Onions. A Nice blend of spicy sweet and savory. Would probably make again Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/12/2013
I wish I could give half stars because this recipe would get 3 1/2 stars. I didn't care for it but my husband and mom really liked it.The recipe is very easy to make and doesn't take long to prepare. I may try this again only serve it different like maybe wrapped in lettuce. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/14/2016
Recipe was very good and very easy. I only used a 1/2 tsp of Cayenne Pepper because I like spicy not SPICY. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
09/05/2018
This was the oddest thing I ve ever made. First of all due to the egg and honey this stuff can not be crumbled into the skillet but all things considered not that big a deal. The honey is just very unnecessary making this dish sticky sweet and a bizarre combinations of flavor. I m adventurous but this was a bridge too far. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2017
What a really quick and tasty meal I followed your recipe to the letter and it was very tasty but I felt it was missing something so as I m a garlic freak I chopped up a couple of cloves of garlic and it just gave me what I was looking for. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/04/2013
Made for supper tonight it was okay. The only changes I made was I used 1 pound of ground beef and only 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. I was not sure what to serve with it any suggestions? I did not think rice or potatoes was a good side dish. I served it with grilled asparagus but I did not think it was a well rounded dinner. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2015
Stuffed meat in flour tortillas and fried in oil-excellent! Took out bread crumbs also Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/07/2014
I thought it was pretty good. Sweet and spicy! I actually used this recipe for burgers instead. I used one pound of beef and used only half the honey the recipe requested. Also since I doubled the recipe I used 2 eggs but next I think I'll use only one. Read More