Creative recipes for Ground Beef

Liz - posted on 07/09/2009 ( 31 moms have responded )

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We recently purchase 1/3 of a cow and the majority of the meat is ground. I'm looking for some new and creative ideas using ground beef. We are tired of eating spaghetti with meat sauce or meatballs, hamburgers, tacos, beef and gravy, stuffed peppers. My biggest challenge is my husband is on a low carb diet. I usually can get him to eat pasta on the weekends when he allows himself to cheat on his diet. Please share your recipes even if they are loaded with carbs, i've learned to adapt them!
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My MIL makes this one, I call it Mock Stroganoff.



Brown 1 lb ground beef with a finely chopped onion. When cooked add 1 can cream of mushroom soup. Cook enough rice for 6 servings according to package directions. Add rice to beef mixture and mix well. Easy and tastes great.

Alison - posted on 08/26/2009

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Ground beef

taco seasoning

chopped spaghetti vegetables (onion, carrots, celery, green/red pepper)

cooked macaroni (or other pasta)

salsa

shredded cheese

sour cream (optional)

corn chips (optional)



Pretty straightforward... brown beef, add taco seasoning according to directions, add veggies and cook a few minutes, stir in pasta & salsa, pour into baking dish and cover with cheese. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes, serve with sour cream and corn chips (if you wanna go that way).

Denise - posted on 07/15/2009

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i make eggrolls. Not the everyday eggrolls. I brown 2 lbs ground beef. add cabbage, onion, carrots, and garlic. when the carrots and cabbage are just barely crunchy. i put it aside and drain any grease. i take an eggroll wrap put a tablespoon of meat mixture and a pinch of mozzerella and pinch of cheddar cheese. and roll. i cook them in my electric frying pan in about 2 inches of oil till both sides are brown. usually makes around 30+ eggrolls. My in-laws request them when ever they come home. I hope you enjoy.

Sarah - posted on 07/15/2009

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Try Taco pie.

Preheat over to 350-375 degrees F

brown and season beef as you would to make tacos, but instead of shells take a 1-2 tubes of cresent rolls. Unroll one tube of the dough in either a pie plate or on cookie sheet. Mound the taco meat in the center. Pull up the sides of the dough & use the second tube if need to completely cover the meat. Put the whole thing in the over until the dough is golden brown. Cut and serve like pie with the traditional taco toppings. Sometimes I add 1-2 cups shredded chedder & jack cheese to the meat before we close up the dough. I personally always add a dollop of sour cream and quatamole to my servings.

Coral - posted on 07/13/2009

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Try this one:

BLUE MOON DUMPLINGS

1 egg
1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
1 tbsp basil
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 lb ground beef
dumpling wrappers or egg roll wrappers
1 egg beaten
oil - for frying

combine first 4 ingredients in a med bowl. Add ground beef. Spoon about 2 tsp of beef mixture onto center of wrapper, pinch edges to seal & brush with the 2nd egg. Place on waxed paper and cover to prevent drying out. Deep fry for about 2 minutes or until wrapper is golden.

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Sabrina - posted on 08/31/2009

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or carne picada. brown gr. beef with onion,cumin, garlic,salt,pepper. drain and add can of tomato sauce and can of corn or mixed veggies. eat with tortillas or bread. 10-15 inutes tops!

Sabrina - posted on 08/31/2009

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my mom makes this pizza casserole and my kids and husband beg for it!

Brown 1 lb. each of gr. beef and italian sausage together, drain mix in 1 jar/can spaghetti sauce

while browning meats, boil rotini(colored or white). mix 2 meats browned, 1 sauce and noodles together. add in pepperoni,black olives(your liking), and onion diced.(Pepperoni I cut in fourths.) Mix together one good time with all ingredients. Put half in casserole dish, cover with layer of mozzerella.Put remaining half on tpo and another fianl layer of mozzerella chesse and bake at 350 for about 30-40 minutes. Just enough to brown crust. let sit for ten minutes to semi-cool and voila! Hope this helps.

Alison - posted on 08/26/2009

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Great low carb recipe!

Cabbage Roll Casserole



ground beef

coleslaw (without the dressing)

cream of tomato soup

sour cream



Brown beef. Add cabbage and soup (a bit of water) and cover to cook. Once cabbage is soft, stir all together and add sour cream or serve sour cream on the side. Great with rice for the carb eating family members.

Heather - posted on 08/26/2009

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i had gotten alot of ground beef on sale for 75 cents a lb one time when they had a sale(seemed like a good idea) then i was stuck in your posittion! so i started researching recipe sites. we now make our own burgers and freeze them but to add a lil bit of spice i dug in my pantry to old bottle of spices or rubs i needed to use up and mixed it in with the ground beef.(must admit so far i have not had any spice or rub i did not like in them) the second recipe i found that my family truely lovesssss is beef jerky! walmart sells a beef jerky press for ground beef that has seasoning packages in it. prepare as instructed on the box and can be dried in your oven or in a food dehydrator(i have never tried doing it in my oven but the box says you can) when i ran out of the seasoning that came in the box i went back online to research more!(imagine that..why do they create cook books again i never use one) there are many recipes online for seasoning ground beef for beef jerky and i have used many. when we lived on the mainland beef jerky was semi pricey in the store but after moving to hawaii i was like umm yeah,,nope not in the budget sorry! my kids love it and beg to take it to school as a snack each day and it used up our ground beef rather quickly(now i am waiting for them to have another 75 cent sale on ground beef since mine is all gone,,sighs

Chris - posted on 08/26/2009

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This is a really tastey salad--although to some it doesn't sound like it. It's an old one from Pampered Chef and great for the low carb option. . .



Deluxe Cheeseburger Salad

4 sesame seed hamburger bun tops

1 small red onion, divided

2 plum tomatoes

¾ lb 95% lean ground beef

½ cup finely diced dill pickles

¾ cup ketchup

1 tbsp yellow mustard

8 cups thinly sliced romaine lettuce

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese



Preheat oven to 425F. Slice bun tops into ¼-in strips (if bun tops are very thick, slice bottoms off horizontally before slicing into strips). Arrange in a single layer on Large Bar Pan; bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly toasted. Remove to Stackable Cooling Rack; cool completely.



Slice half of the onion crosswise into thin rings using Ultimate Mandoline fitted with the thin slicing blade. Remove and discard the stems from tomatoes; cut tomatoes into quarters lengthwise and slice crosswise using Utility Knife. Set onion and tomatoes aside.



Cook ground beef in Sauté Pan over medium-high heat 5-7 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles using Mix ‘N Chop. Chop remaining onion half using Food Chopper. Finely dice pickles using Utility Knife. In Classic Batter Bowl, combine chopped onion, pickles, ketchup, and mustard. Add cooked ground beef; mix well using Small Mix ‘N Scraper.



To serve, arrange lettuce on large serving platter. Spoon beef mixture over lettuce. Top with cheese, tomatoes and sliced onion. Arrange hamburger bun croutons around the edge of the platter. Serve immediately.

Jaci - posted on 08/26/2009

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We also get 1/3 of a cow and we get alot of ground beef. I have learned to make up recipes that seem to go with hamb.

One of my recipes is:



1lb-11/2lb. hamb meat (it just depends on how many people you are feeding, it doesn't matter which one you use.)

1 box of scalloped potatoes (doesn't matter which one I like to use the original or cheesy ones)

Frozen corn (whatever looks good to you)

~mix together in a baking pan and put chedder cheese on top bake to the directions on the scalloped potato box or until cheese is browning.



good luck, it is just a matter of getting creative.

Debra - posted on 07/19/2009

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Try a meatloaf recipe...and then with the leftovers, dice onion and garlic and saute in olive oil then add chopped up leftover meatloaf, add a little 1/4 cup red wine, 2 tblsp of balsamic vinegar let simmer and add dried basil 1 tsp, 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper, one 20+oz can of diced tomato the Italian style, and 1 can tomato paste, one small can of tomato sauce(smallest can) stir all ingedients to blend, cover and let simmer on very low heat for 30 min. to an hour stirring occasionally. Boil your lasagna noodles according to box directions. Layer lasagna noodles top with meat mixture, 1/2 pkg shredded mazzarella cheese and shredded parmasian cheese. keep alternating til you run out. May need 2 pkgs of both cheeses if you make a large lasagna. Make sure to save a cup to top the lasagna off with. Bake for 30 min. til bubbly. The great thing is is that you get two really great meals out of one dinner. It makes cooking it much faster. Tastes really good.

Dawn - posted on 07/18/2009

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Hamburger Onion Pie:
Brown 1-1.5 lbs ground beef with an onion. Put it into a pie crust (single pie crust recipe from Betty Crocker works great). Top with a small container (16 oz) of cottage cheese mixed with one egg. Sprinkle paprika on top. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes....or when the cottage cheese/egg top looks firmish. My kids love it.

Or...Hamburger over rice. Brown the ground beef (a pound or so) with or without onion. Add beef bouillon and water (or beef broth)....about 2 cups per pound...and a little flour to help it thicken. Spoon over rice.

Rebecca - posted on 07/18/2009

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i have been known to just throw something together if it sounds good and u have the ingred, thro them in and like u said adapt to them i do the same thing. good luck i have a doritos recipe that uses cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup if u would like to have it hit me up and drop me a line!

Crystal - posted on 07/17/2009

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Taco Soup:

Prepare ground beef with taco seasoning as you normally would for tacos.

In a pot, add (undrained) a can of whole kernal corn, can of kidney beans, can of tomato soup, can of stewed or diced tomatos, and your beef when ready!

When all heated, serve with shredded cheese, black olives, Fritos, and sour cream.

Nini - posted on 07/17/2009

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Greek Style Skillet Supper



1/2 pound ground beef or ground turkey

1/2 cup chopped onion

1 can (14 1/2 oz.) beef broth

1 1/2 cups penne pasta, uncooked

1 can (14 1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes

1 1/2 cups frozen cut green beans

2 tablespoons tomato paste

2 teaspoons Oregano Leaves

1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder

3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese, divided





In large skillet, brown beef with onion over medium-high heat.

Drain fat.



Add broth; bring to a boil. Stir in pasta. Return to a boil and

simmer, covered, 8 minutes.



Stir in remaining ingredients except cheese. Return to a boil.

Stir in 1/2 cup feta cheese. Simmer, uncovered, 7-10 minutes,

until sauce thickens slightly. Sprinkle with remaining feta cheese.



Makes 4 servings

Nini - posted on 07/17/2009

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Coney Island Hot Dog Sauce:



Ingredients:

1 Tbsp butter

1 Tbsp margarine

1 1/2 lb ground beef

2 onions, chop

1 clove garlic, crush

Salt & pepper

2 Tbsp chili powder

1 Tbsp prepared mustard

6 oz can tomato paste

6 oz water

3/4 lb hot dogs





Directions:

In a saucepan, combine all ingredients, except the hot dogs. Simmer until thick. Do not brown ground beef first. In a food processor fitted with a metal blade or a meat grinder, grind the hot dogs & add to the sauce, stir. Cook 15 minutes longer. Serve this sauce over hot dogs in buns.

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Beef-Bean Enchiladas:

Makes 4 servings.



Ingredients:

1 1/2 lb ground beef

1 onion medium chopped

1 16-oz can refried beans

1 c olives pitted, quartered

1/3 c taco sauce canned or bottled

1 tsp salt

1/8 tsp garlic powder

2 10-oz can red enchilada sauce

Vegetable oil

12 corn tortillas

3 c cheddar cheese shredded



Directions:

Crumble ground beef in a skillet; add onion. Sauté until meat is browned and onion is tender. Drain off excess fat. Stir in beans, olives, taco sauce, salt and garlic powder; heat until bubbly. Heat enchilada sauce; pour half the sauce into an ungreased 3-quart oblong baking dish.



In a small skillet, heat about 1/4 inch of oil. Dip tortillas, one at a time, in hot oil to soften; drain quickly. Place about 1/3 cup of the beef filling on each tortilla; roll to enclose filling. Place seam-side down in baking dish. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over the filled tortillas and cover with shredded cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until heated thoroughly and cheese is melted.



To serve: Top each serving with sour cream combined with canned or bottled green chili salsa. Garnish with sliced pitted ripe olives.

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Cheeseburger Bake:

Makes 8 servings



Ingredients:

1 lb ground beef

1 large onion, chopped (3/4 cup)

1 (12-oz) pkg condensed cheddar cheese soup

1 c frozen peas and carrots, if desired

1/4 c milk

2 c Original Bisquick®

3/4 c water

1/2 tablespoon fresh ground pepper recipe calls for 1/4 tablespoon

1 c shredded cheddar cheese (4 ounces)



Directions:

1. Heat oven to 400°. Grease rectangular baking dish, 13 x 9 x 2 inches. Cook beef and onion in 10-inch skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain. Stir in soup, vegetables and milk; remove from heat.



2. Stir Bisquick and water in baking dish until moistened; spread evenly. Spread beef mixture over batter. Sprinkle with cheese.



3. Bake uncovered 30 minutes.

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Reuben Meat Loaf:....Makes 8 servings.



Ingredients:

1 8-ounce can sauerkraut

2 1/2 cups bread crumbs soft

1 pound ground beef

1 12-ounce can corned beef

1 8-ounce can tomato sauce

2 eggs

3 tablespoons parsley chopped

1 clove garlic minced

1 cup swiss cheese shredded (4 oz.)

2 tablespoons tomato paste

2 teaspoons horseradish prepared



Directions:

Rinse, drain and coarsely chop sauerkraut. Place in a large bowl and add bread crumbs, ground beef, corned beef, 1/2 can of the tomato sauce, eggs, parsley and garlic; mix until well blended. Press one-half of the mixture into a 1 1/2 -quart glass ring mold or use a 10-inch glass deep-dish pie plate that has an inverted glass custard cup in the center.



Evenly sprinkle cheese over meat mixture in mold or pie plate. Press remaining meat mixture on top. Cover tightly with plastic wrap, piercing to allow steam to escape. Microwave at 100% power (700 watts) for 8 to 10 minutes or until meat is firm and has lost its pink color, rotating dish every 3 minutes. Remove from oven, cover with foil and let stand for 5 minutes. Drain off meat juices if necessary. Invert meat loaf onto a serving plate.



In a small bowl, mix remaining 1/2 can of tomato sauce, tomato paste and horseradish. Spoon over top of ring. Microwave at 100% power for 1 minute to reheat.



Reheat leftover meatloaf slices the next day and make sandwiches using pumpernickle bread.

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Potato-Topped Chili Loaf

Submitted by: Glenn Schildknecht



Yields: 6 servings



"Here's a meat loaf that constitutes a whole meal. The beef, potatoes, corn and beans will satisfy the heartiest of appetites."



3/4 cup diced onion

1/3 cup saltine crumbs

1 egg

3 tablespoons milk

1 tablespoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 pounds ground beef



TOPPING:

3 cups hot mashed potatoes (prepared with milk and butter)

1 (11 ounce) can Mexicorn, drained

1 (15.5 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained

1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions

1 cup shredded Cheddar or taco cheese, divided



1. Combine the first six ingredients; crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Press into an ungreased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 375 degrees F for 25 minutes or until no longer pink; drain.



2. Combine the potatoes, corn, beans, onions and 1/2 cup of cheese; spread over meat loaf. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Bake 15 minutes longer or until the potato layer is lightly browned and heated through.

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Cabbage Casserole



1 medium head cabbage, shredded or chopped

2 pound lean ground beef

1 cup dry rice cooked in 2 cups water

2 cans condensed tomato soup

garlic salt to taste



Brown ground beef and drain off fat. Add beef and all other ingrdients to a large casserole dish and mix well. Cover and bake for one hour at 350 degrees.

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ENCHILADA PIE



2 Onions (thinly sliced)

3 Bell Peppers (red, green or a combination of both)

2 4oz. cans green chilis

2 Garlic cloves (minced)

1 Tomatoes (28 oz. Can)

1 kg. Ground Beef (lean)

1 tsp. Salt

1 tsp. Pepper

1 TBSP Red Wine Vinegar

2 tsp. Cumin

1 tsp. Oregano

6 Flour Tortillas

3 Jalapeno peppers (sliced into rings)

4 cups Monterey Jack cheese (grated)



Heat oven to 350 degrees. Fry 6 tortilla shells in hot oil until just lightly browned, but still soft and pliable. Slice onions and bell peppers. Mince garlic and drain tomatoes. Cook beef in a large frying pan until no longer pink. Remove with a slotted spoon. Add onions, bell peppers, garlic, ½ tsp. salt and ½ tsp. pepper and cook until soft (about 15 minutes) then add green chilis, stir until combined. Remove with a slotted spoon and return meat to the pan. Drain tomatoes and add with vinegar, cumin, oregano, and ½ tsp salt and ½ tsp pepper. Break up tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes.



Line bottom and sides of 2 quart baking dish with 4 tortillas. Put in half the meat mixture and top with half the onion mixture. Cover with 2 tortillas. Repeat layering of meat and onion mixture. Top with cheeses and sprinkle with jalapeno peppers. Cover loosely with foil & bake 20 minutes. Uncover and bake for 10 minutes.



* For an equally exquisite taste, substitute chopped cooked chicken for the ground beef

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Greek Style Skillet Supper



1/2 pound ground beef or ground turkey

1/2 cup chopped onion

1 can (14 1/2 oz.) beef broth

1 1/2 cups penne pasta, uncooked

1 can (14 1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes

1 1/2 cups frozen cut green beans

2 tablespoons tomato paste

2 teaspoons Oregano Leaves

1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder

3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese, divided





In large skillet, brown beef with onion over medium-high heat.

Drain fat.



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Adriana - posted on 07/15/2009

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picadillo, very simple and tasty, brown ground beef and add finely cubed potatoes,cilantro,tomatoe,garlic and onion season with salt and add a splash of water,cover and let cook until potatoe is cooked through,about 10-15min serve with with white rice. Sooo good

Adriana - posted on 07/15/2009

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picadillo, very simple and tasty, brown ground beef and add finely cubed potatoes,cilantro,tomatoe,garlic and onion season with salt and add a splash of water,cover and let cook until potatoe is cooked through,about 10-15min serve with with white rice. Sooo good

Melanie - posted on 07/15/2009

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2 (16 oz.) can refried beans
1 sm. pkg. taco seasoning mix
1 sm. onion, finely chopped
1 dried red pepper
6 avocados, pared and finely chopped
1 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. mayonnaise
1 tsp. vegetable oil
4 drops Tabasco sauce
2 (6 oz.) cans pitted black olives, finely chopped
1 (9 oz.) jar green olives, finely chopped
1 bunch green onions, finely chopped
1 (3 oz.) can jalapeno peppers, finely chopped
Cherry tomatoes, sliced and drained
8 oz. Cheddar cheese, grated

Mix beans with taco seasoning mix and form into ring on a serving dish. Combine onion, red pepper, avocados, salt, lemon juice, oil and Tabasco sauce to make guacamole. Spread thick layer on ring, reserving what is not used.

Combine black and green olives, green onions and jalapeno peppers. Spread in layer over guacamole. Arrange layers of tomatoes over olive layer. Spread reserved guacamole over tomatoes. Sprinkle with cheese and refrigerate. Serve with tostitos or crackers.

This may be prepared 1-2 days ahead. Is better when made before hand. Serves 50.

you can always alter the recipe to make less. and it is so easy to make

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My family loves tortilla pies. I brown up the ground beef and then add either red or black beans, fire roasted tomatoes (with juice), some green chiles (from the can or cut up fresh, whatever is easier), and some frozen corn. I then layer the tortilla, beef mixture, and mexican cheese in a spring form pan and heat in the oven until the cheese is melted and the tortillas are heated through (about fifteen minutes). You can cut into pie slices and serve with salsa, guacamole, and sour cream.

Angela - posted on 07/14/2009

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I make what is called a Western Mac. 1lb of ground meat, 1 box of reg. mac and cheese, 1 can of whole kernal corn with juice, 1 chopped onion, 1/2 chopped bell pepper, 1 can of tomato paste and 1/2 cup of water......brown ground meat with onions and bell peppers till ground meat is cooked, then addtomato paste and stir well and cook for about 15 minutes, stir often so it doesn't burn. cook this part on a low med heat, then add corn and juice and water and cook till corn is hot. Then cook the mac and cheese and per the directions on the box and then add to the mixture and stir well...this is a very big hit with my family....Enjoy

Allyson - posted on 07/14/2009

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combine cooked egg noddles, browned ground beef and tomoto soup. Add salt and peper to taste.....great....kids love this as well as adults.....and you can add whatever you want.

Jamira - posted on 07/14/2009

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Empanadas are great and easy to make. Ground meat seasoned w/ Adobo and Sazon found in the Spanish section. Just about 3 pinches of Adobo, and a whole packet of Sazon. Season to taste. Buy Empanada disc. they come in pk of 10. Place meat in middle of disc with 1/2 slice of cheese, and fold empanada and make fork marks on the edges of the empanada to close it. Place into deep fryer, when its golden color remove and place on paper towel. Very easy to make.

Claire - posted on 07/14/2009

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My Grandmother made this hamburg stew, That I still love.
1lb. groundd beef
3 cups of sliced carrot
3 cups of dice to bit size potatoes
2 small onions peeled and whole
In a hot stew pot make small balls of ground beef and brown. Then cover with water and addenough water to cover, bring to a boil and add carrots and more water as you go to keep all covered, bring carrots and meat to boil, add satl and pepper to taste, celery salt or celery also add good favor, when it come to a boil again add spoon dumpins( recipe to follow) cover and boil 20 mins.

spoon dumplins
2 eggs beaten
3/4 cup of water
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tps. sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
Then start adding flour(About 3cups.) till mixture won't take any more and still stay in a ball. dip spoon in hot stew and add spoon size dumplins by dipping spoon with dough in boiling stew, they should follow of the spoon. when all dough is in cover and cook 20 mins. on med heat.
My grandmother came from the old school of cooking her hand was her measuring cup and everything was done by eye or feel.so if you want fluffer dumplins next time add more baking powder.

Cindy - posted on 07/13/2009

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brown ground beef. add tomotoe sauce and corn . serve over rice. my kids love this. use like 2 can tom, sauce and one can water.

Shelly - posted on 07/13/2009

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Super easy recipe that my kids and husband LOVE!



Brown the ground beef; add two cans of cream of celery soup (I use the Healthy Request version), two cans of french cut green beans (drained) and mix with a box/bag of cooked pasta (we use wheat versions). Fastest, easiest meal and everyone loves it! Used corn last week instead of green beans and they still loved it :)

Adiva - posted on 07/13/2009

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Sweet & Sour meatballs. We use sugar and sour salt, but we have used splenda in place of the sugar. We put it over spaghetti squash instead of pasta as well.

Megan - posted on 07/12/2009

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I cheat with homemade chinese and other ethnic foods all the time, using ground beef in place of the beef strips or chunks, and serve with brown rice. You can also make a variation of gyros (My favorite) with ground beef instead of lamb, or lamb and beef. Have you thought of meatball kabobs, meatball stews, meatloaf, enchiladas, groundbeef veggie soups and stews? You could also try a variation of stuffed peppers using tomatoes instead. And instead of spaghetti, why not a casserole?
Rice or pasta with a tomato sauce (not your average spaghetti sauce) or maybe a little bbq sauce mixed in, with veggies? And you could always make a large batch of chili and freeze part. Or you could simply cook the ground beef with your favotite basic seasonings, drain the grease, and freeze it for use when you aren't tired of ground beef anymore.

Francis - posted on 07/09/2009

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why don't you try a shepherd's pie...there's tons of variations but I usually use a layer of mashed potatoes, a layer of corn and some cheese on the top!!

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