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1 pound extra-lean ground beef
1/2 cup homemade bread crumbs (*see below for bread crumb recipe)
Preheat the oven to 400F.
Mix the ground beef and breadcrumbs together with your hands and place in a lightly greased loaf pan.
Bake for 45 minutes. Allow to cool slightly. Dice into small pieces.
You'll need 10 slices whole-grain bread, cubed.
Preheat oven to 225F. Place the bread on a baking sheet and bake for five minutes, turn the bread over, and continue baking for another five minutes. Remove bread from the oven and allow to cool completely. Then grind it in your food processor.