Wow! What a busy week! With the nice weather we’ve been having, we try to ride as much as we can. We had our first Texas Jr. High rodeo this past weekend, the first of the season. All in all, it went pretty well. We both compete in 6 events. We team rope together, Amanda heads and I (Lydia) heels. Then we run barrels, poles, tie goats, breakaway and ribbon rope. I’ve been competing since I was 5 years old, and Amanda since she was 3.

Between the two of us, we haul 6 horses to every rodeo, and last weekend we had two performances in one day. So we saddled and unsaddled 24 times over the course of Saturday. Dad had a meeting near Dallas, and had to miss last weeks, but Mom, Myles (16) and Ike (5) were there to help us and cheer us one. And RA, (my brother) who lives on our other ranch and his girlfriend Kristen got to come too!

Amanda and Mom were brainstorming on what to cook last week. Mom had ground beef thawed & some wonderful frozen rolls out to cook…Amanda thought of frying the beef patties & “wah-lah”, Pint Size Chicken-Fried Beef Burgers were born!!

Well, we tried it and it was REALLY good!! We loved it! Hope you will as well!! 🙂

Pint Size Chicken-Fried Beef Burgers
1lb. ground beef
2 eggs
1 cup milk
Montreal Steak Seasoning
Mustard, Mayonaise,Ketchup
Frozen rolls from your freezer section

Start by cooking rolls. Homemade would be great! We used “White Texas Rolls”, instead of hamburger buns. It turned out really good, they were in the freezer section at the grocery store. If you can not find them, any rolls will work. Just read directions on back. These are hot roll size, so this will make an extra small burger.

Make patties: we made them smaller than regular burgers, the size of a pint jar lid. Beat eggs and milk together and dip patties, then dip them in flour, & repeat. ( You can dip them once but we thought they were better double dipped.)


Put in fryer, we use a “Cool Daddy”, and let cook about 7 or 8 minutes or until golden brown. Season with Montreal Steak Seasoning.

Cut up vegetables and just make a burger.

This was easy and really fun, maybe not as healthy as Amy would do it, but you need something fried every once in a while!! 😀

Serve with fresh fruit, vegetables, chips or whatever. ENJOY!!
~Lydia and Amanda

ground beef – $3.29
eggs – $o.17
milk – $0.20
veggies $1.75
Frozen rolls $2.49
Total:  $7.70/8 = $0.96