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Thread: In Need of Something New to do With Ground Beef

  1. #1
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    Dec 2005
    Queensbury, NY

    In Need of Something New to do With Ground Beef

    Anybody know any quick and easy recipes other than Shepard's Pie-like recipes for ground beef? I buy it every week and it seems like every recipe we try is a version of Shepard's Pie. We like that dish, but I'm pretty sick of it.

    I get out of work at 8 oclock so I'm hoping for something quick and easy! Thanks
    Beau, Bella, Hollie, Crosby & Alissa

  2. #2
    quavec Guest
    hmmm...for me, when it doubt and have ground beef I do one of the three:

    Shepards pie

    How about Lasagna? They have those no boil noodles now so it makes prep time real quick. Throw in some ricotta, mozerella and jared (I know - shame on me) spagetti sauce!

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    Gainesville, FL
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    Beef Strognauff- super easy

    A quick and super easy recipe

    1 lb ground beef
    1 onion, chopped
    2 cans beef gravy
    1 pt sour cream
    salt, pepper, italian seasoning
    Egg noodles

    cook egg noodles
    saute onion and brown ground beef.
    add in beef gravy, let heat
    when hot, stir in sour cream and seasonings
    let sour cream heat a little (but not too much, it still will curdle like milk does if it is let to get too high.
    serve over egg noodles

    this is a family recipe that is super easy and quick it serves my family when i am home and there are four of us (but i also have a 16year old brother who eats everything so it may serve 5 or 6) Hope this helps
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    Flint, Michigan, USA

    How bout

    1# ground beef
    1 med onion
    1 taco seasoning
    1 box Mac n Cheese
    Medium Pace Picante sauce

    Brown meat w/chopped onion and follow directions on taco seasoning package.

    Make Mac n Cheese.

    Stir all together, top with Picante sauce (to your taste) and eat with tortilla chips (instead of utensils).

    Double recipe for larger amounts.
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    Barry's mom Guest
    Spaghetti casserole - this is really fast and good!!

    Ground beef (1 pkg - lg or small)
    1 large can Chef-Boyardee spaghetti w/o meatballs
    1 large can Ranch Style Beans

    Brown ground beef, drain, add canned spaghetti and beans. Top with grated cheese til it melts. Just make sure you get the chef-boyardee WITHOUT meatballs - I think they taste funky!!

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    red haired girl Guest

    Stuffed Cabbage Casserole

    1# Ground Meat
    1 Med. Onion Chopped
    1 Cup instant rice (minute rice)
    2 cups chopped cabbage
    2 Small cans of tomato sauce
    1 Can Sauerkraut (don't rinse)
    Salt and Pepper to taste

    Brown meat and onion. Drain. Add rice and mix well. In a 2 Qt baking dish put 1/3 of meat mixture top with a layer of cabbage, then sauce. Continue layers until finished. Top with undrained saurkraut. cover with lid or foil. Bake in a 350* oven for 60 to 90 minutes.

    Serve with Mashed 'Taters and corn bread.

  7. #7
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    Dec 2005
    Ft. Myers, Fl
    Quote Originally Posted by beausmom1
    Anybody know any quick and easy recipes other than Shepard's Pie-like recipes for ground beef? I buy it every week and it seems like every recipe we try is a version of Shepard's Pie. We like that dish, but I'm pretty sick of it.

    I get out of work at 8 oclock so I'm hoping for something quick and easy! Thanks
    If you like meatballs, just go to the freezer case and get a bag of the frozen variety that are already cooked, a 10 ounce jar of grape jelly and a 10 or 12 ounce jar of chili sauce. Microwave the meatballs, while heating the jelly and chili sauce together in a skillet. Add the meatballs and simmer for about 20 minutes. Doesn't get much easier than that. Serve with spaghetti, rice, potatos (and you can buy those yummy Shedds mashed potatos if you don't want to deal with those either) for a quick and easy meal.
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    London, Ontario, Canada
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    How about hamburger patties with gravy?

    Make your patties and fry them.
    Dump the grease out of the pan but don't scrape the bottom
    Add a package of onion soup mix and 1.5 cups of water
    Bring to a boil while wisking the brown bits from the bottom of the pan

    Mix a large tbsp of corn starch with water until thick but not chunky and add to onion soup mixture to thicken the gravy.

    Return the patties to the pan and cover.
    Cook on med-low for another 15 minutes.

    Serve with your favorite side dishes.
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  9. #9
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    Dec 2005
    Queensbury, NY
    Yum! Thanks everyone! Now I have quite the repitoire of ground beef recipes!
    Beau, Bella, Hollie, Crosby & Alissa

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    Oct 2004
    You guys are making me hungry. Janet i had something similar at Denny's the other day and they smothered the hamburger with mushrooms-yummy. You can call it hamburger steak or salisbury either way they are good.
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    bumpergirl Guest
    I call this one "Tater Tot Casserole". It's maybe a little Shepherd's pie-ish, but not completely. It's GOOD!

    1 lb very lean ground beef
    1/2 bag frozen tater tots
    1 can Cream of Chicken soup
    1 can Cream of Mushroom soup

    Optional: diced onion and shredded cheese

    In a bowl, mix the 2 cans of soup and one can of water with a whisk until well blended. You want the mixture not too thick, but not real runny.

    Take a 9"x13" glass baking dish, and smash the ground beef into an even layer across the bottom, covering the entire bottom surface.

    (Optional) scatter diced onion over the top of the ground beef

    Evenly distribute the tater tots over the top of the ground beef.

    Pour the soup mixture evenly over the top of the beef and tots.

    (Optional) spread shredded cheese over the top

    Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve. Yum.

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    Pandawags Guest
    Florentine Meatballs

    1 10 oz pkg frozen chopped spinach, thawed/moisture squeezed out
    3 eggs
    2 slices bread, shredded
    2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
    1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
    salt and pepper to taste
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1 1/2 pounds ground chuck
    1 small onion, grated or finely minced
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1/2 cup beef broth
    1/2 cup red wine
    1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

    Beat eggs and mix with bread, parsley, cheese, salt, pepper, and garlic.
    Add meat, spinach and onion, mixing well. Shape int 1-inch balls, roll in flour
    and brown in olive oil. Remove meatballs, and in the same pan add the beef
    broth and wine. Boil until reduced about 1/2. Add oregano. Put meatballs in
    the crock pot and pour sauce over them. Cook for 2 to 4 hours on low.

    Beef Florentine

    2 cups medium egg noodles
    1 1/2 pounds ground beef
    2 cloves garlic, chopped
    1 teaspoon oregano
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon pepper
    2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
    1/2 cup water
    1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
    1 (8 ounce) container cottage cheese
    1/4 cup chopped onion
    2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
    8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese

    Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta, and cook for
    8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    In a skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef until evenly brown;
    drain excess fat. Season with oregano, salt and pepper. Stir in tomato sauce
    and water. Remove from heat, and stir in cooked noodles. In a medium bowl,
    combine spinach, cottage cheese, onion, and Parmesan cheese. Spread half
    of noodle mixture in a large casserole dish. Layer with all of spinach mixture,
    then cover with remaining noodle mixture. Bake in preheated oven for
    15 minutes. Cover with mozzarella, and continue cooking 10 minutes, or
    until cheese is melted.

  13. #13
    Izzyinatizzy Guest
    I speak from expierence, the tater tot casserole is super easy, and soooo absolutely yummy!


  14. #14
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    Oct 2003
    Spaghetti with Meatballs??? Here's my sauce and meatball recipe. I do 3 times the sauce recipe and 2 times the meatball recipe and cook it all up in a huge pot. Store it in tupperware containers (the freeze, micro ones). I can get about 8 meals out of one day of cooking along with small extras for grinders, etc!


    1/4 c olive oil
    1 tsp onion powder
    1 clove garlic, minced (I always double this!)
    1 tsp dried basil
    1 - 2 tbsp dried parsley
    1 tsp dried oregano
    1 18 oz tomato paste
    1 28 oz crushed tomatoes
    28 oz of water
    1 tsp sugar
    1 tsp sugar
    2 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp pepper

    Low heat as long as your dear heart desires. I do mine in the morning and let it simmer, covered, all day. Be carefull that it doesn't burn on.

    2 - 3 lbs ground beef
    1 tsp onion powder
    1/4 cup dried parsley
    1/4 cup grated parmesan
    2 tsp salt
    2 tbsp italian style bread crumbs
    2 eggs
    1 clove minced garlic
    1/2 tsp pepper

    Form into meatballs, brown in olive oil in pan. Cook through, drain. Add to sauce along with stickings from pan.

    If you double up, you should be able to get extra meatballs which are awesome with a smaller portion of saved sauce served as meatballs grinders with grated parm cheese on top.

    Serve with a salad, garlic bread if you have it. This is an OLD recipe!!!

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  15. #15
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    Oct 2003
    Here's another recipe for you:
    Double it, put in disposable pans and freeze, only issue is it takes an hour to cook. If you took it out in the morning to thaw and someone else could throw it in the oven, you'd be fine. To recap the reviews, leave out the salt (cheese has enough salt in it), add a lb of cooked hamburger to the sauce (I didn't do mushrooms) and add an additional small jar of sauce. Easy to make, really tasty and not heavy like lasagna. My family really likes this!

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