What to cook with ground beef? Need ideas!

Erin - posted on 01/29/2009 ( 45 moms have responded )

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I have 2 pounds of ground beef and need an idea that my husband and I would like as well as a 3 1/2 year old. Any ideas on what to cook with ground beef?

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Amy - posted on 01/29/2009

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Here are scome recipes that I have always used that my entire family has liked.



 



~Meat Loaf..Combine uncooked meat, 6 saltine crackers, 1 egg, 4 oz. tomato sauce, salt, pepper, 1/4-1/2 tsp. of dried basil. Place into loaf pans and pour remaining 4 oz. of tomato sauce on top. Spread evenly over the top. Bake at 375 for 40-45 minutes or until the meat is pulled from the sides and corners are browned. *This recipe is for 1lb. of meat.*



 



~Beef Stroganoff..Boil egg noodles; brown meat and add spices to your tastes. Combine Cream of Mushroom Soup and 1/2-1 cup of Sour Cream; combine with meat. Serve over the egg noodles or add the noodles into the meat mixture. *For 1lb. of meat.*



 



~Goolash..Brown the meat and spices to taste. Add one 8 oz. can of tomato sauce, a can of diced stewed tomatoes, and one can of corn. Cook until heated through. *For 1lb. of meat.*



 



~Beef Mac and Cheese..Either make the box Mac and Cheese or homemade. Add ground beef to the Mac and Cheese.



I have several ideas on what to cook with ground beef, but these are the most common recipes that I use almost every week. I hope this will help give you some ideas. If you are interested in more ideas let me know.



 



Amy



 



 

Elizabeth - posted on 06/16/2012

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hamburger, rice, and onion is good. Brown the ground beef and onion together and drain. make the rice according to directions. When done mix some butter in and then mix in the hamburger mixture. Serve with rolls.

Carrie - posted on 06/06/2012

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My grandma makes a casserole that I have loved since I was a kid. Brown up the meat. layer 1-2 cans of cream of mushroom soup on top. then layer green beans if using frozen, cook first and finally cover with tater tots. Bake in the oven at 350 until the tater tots are cooked through usually about 30 minutes.

Kay - posted on 06/13/2012

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Easy shepherds pie. Got this from a magazine and we all love it.
1 lb ground beef
Chopped onions - to preference ( I use diced frozen)
Salt & pepper
Cook those together
Add 1 bag frozen green beans thawed (I like cut ones)
1 can tomato soup
Mix together, top with prepared mashed potatoes ( like Bob Evans or Yoders) and shredded cheese( personally I found we like Veleeta the best)
Bake in 375 oven for til bubbly and cheese has melted.
For easier clean up I use my calphalon skillet cuz I can go from stove top to oven with using a casserole dish!

Samantha - posted on 05/02/2012

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I know this was posted along time ago. But one thing I like is tator tot casserole. My mother n law taught me this.

A bag of tator tots, preheat oven to what the bag says I think usually 425. brown ground beef, drain then add 1 can of cream if mushroom soup and frozen mixed veggies. Heat to warm. put the meat mixture in a casserole dish, put frozen tots on top. Bake as directed of the tots. 5 mins before it finishes add some shredded cheese to the top!. Its really yummy and easy my kids and hubby love it!!

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Jill - posted on 12/26/2012

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These are from my meal plan service and are SOOOO good. They are Weight Watchers friendly but you would never know it. Even my picky eater gobbles them.

Mini Meatloaves
From: Shrinking On A Budget

1.5 pounds lean ground beef
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons ketchup
3 tablespoons low-fat milk
1 small onion, chopped (3/4 cup)
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 sticks light string cheese

Topping:
2/3 cup ketchup
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard

Directions:Preheat oven to 375;F. Coat 8 muffin cups with cooking spray. Cut string cheese into 8 equal pieces (4 pieces per stick).Mix egg, oats, parsley, 2 tablespoons ketchup, milk, onion, salt and pepper in a large bowl.;Add beef and mix just until liquid mixture is distributed.Form the mixture into 8 balls and place in the prepared muffin cups. Push one string cheese piece into each muffin. Combine the Topping ingredients and distribute evenly over the meatloaves.Place the muffin pan on a baking sheet. Bake the meatloaves for 30-35 minutes. Pour off fat before serving.

Nancy - posted on 12/26/2012

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Absolutely Delicious, Skinny Beef and Bean Enchilada Casserole...Forget all the tortilla rolling, I’ve got a skinny twist that’s easy to assemble and really, really good. The skinny for 1 serving, 285 calories, 4 grams of fat and 7 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. http://www.skinnykitchen.com/recipes/abs...

Linda - posted on 12/13/2012

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well I just got a recipe from my daughter. Had no time to come home an cook and wanted stuffed peppers. This is for your slow cooker or crock pot. So cook chop meat and drain,then chop some red and green peppers add to cooker,add tomato sauce,tomato juice, and stewed tomato,put the meat right on top of all that,add rice to cooker also add water for the amount of rice being used. GO TO BED......Turn on in the morning I cook on low for the day. Come home and enjoy....Hope you all like it.. Freeze left over for next time......ENJOY.......LP

Renee' - posted on 06/19/2012

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add can cream of mushroom soup reg can and a can of golden mushroom soup to a sauteed onion an a couple of grated garlic cloves to a couple pounds browned ground beef add milk to however soupy you like usually a can of milk just start slow and see what you think almost a gravy like consistency Ive added in sour cream , and even cream cheese you know that makes everything better or leave out make enough rice for your family pour over buttered rice serve with salad or whatever

Marcela - posted on 06/13/2012

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Pacholes is a dish from Mexico that my nephew and niece LOVE-

Grounf Beef
One smash potato
two smash carrots
catchup
one egg
bread crumbs
MIX every ingredient- make thing patties - bread them and fry them both sides.
Degrease on paper towels-
Kid love them with catchup-
grown ups love them with pico de gallo-salsa on a corn tortilla-

Your daughter will love Pacholes- dish from Puebla, Mexico
Marcela

Jean - posted on 06/12/2012

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Recently I've used my ground beef to make enchilada pie. I brown the beef, drain it and season it with salt/pepper, cumin, and taco seasoning mix. I add a large can of enchilada sauce and a can of that spicy or mild chopped tomato sauce with green chili. Maybe a can of sliced black olives. To the sauce I add corn tortillas (just break them into pieces). I place this in a casserole dish and layer it with cheese and bake, uncovered, at 350 or 375 until the cheese melts and browns slightly on top. My kids actually love this although it's not really my favorite. Served with salad it makes a nice meal.

Nancy - posted on 06/08/2012

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Erin, you might want to try this super easy recipe, Skinny Sweet and Sour Cabbage Roll Skillet with Just 199 Calories a Serving. Get all the fabulous flavors of traditional stuffed cabbage but without all the rolling! Here's the link to this recipe-http://www.skinnykitchen.com/recipes/ski...

Tamara - posted on 06/05/2012

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taco salad!!! i just made it the other day and not only did my husband and my sister, but my daughter enjoyed it as well as my 2 nieces and 2 of their friends!!! i made enough to last a few days but it ended up only lasting a day...my hubby had to have 2nds and i gave some to my brother and mother as well.

Gina - posted on 05/31/2012

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ok here is one of the recipes I have been using and it is delicious. get 28 crackers and mash them up in a bowl add black pepper to your taste put in a cup of milk. Meanwhile soak the crackers in one cup of milk for about 5 to 10 minutes. Preheat your oven to 350. In a separate bowl get two to three things of gravy poured into it I use beef and mushroom gravies respectively. Put in 1/2 to 2 tbsp of Worchestershire sauce and some Pepper as well as minced dried onions (at this point you could just use a packet of Lipton onion soup mix others have) and parsley 2 Tbsp, mix and form the patties after you have put them into the cracker mixture. Spray your pan make it a deep one because of the gravy you pour over top of the hamburgers you can cook these for about 55 minutes the whole process should take a bit over an hour. Serve over bread or with mashed potatoes. We have even thought rice would go well with this dish. I hope I helped you a little its just one of my families favorite things I think I saw it on food network and I just adjust everything to make it my own if you want another I have plenty of recipes especially for hamburger its cheap and feeds my family of 9 well.

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make hamburgers.

Add 2 eggs and BBQ sauce.
Work till it sticks together then form burgers.
BBQ slowly. If you don't BBQ you can broil or fry these and eat as you would at McD's.
Cut them in 1/2 or 1/4 for the 3 1/2 yr old.


Make a beef stroganoff and serve over cooked noodles.

Scramble fry beef in large skillet or dutch oven.
Add some chopped onion, a can of mushrooms, chopped celery.
Add 1 can mushroom soup (cream of celery, cream of chicken may be substituted)
Add 1 cup Commercial sour cream
Simmer to combine ingredients and flavors and somewhat thickened.
Nothing to it.

My kids ate this from the time they could eat.

Spaghetti sauce is another good recipe.
Meat loaf.
Google "homemade hamburger helper"

There is no end to what one can do with ground beef. I always have a beef and 1/2 when we butcher and have the 1/2 in hamburger which equals about 200 lbs of hamburger(ground beef). This will last for about a yr.

Karen - posted on 05/14/2012

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I don't personally use ground beef, I prefer ground turkey, but, I use it in place of ground beef. Some suggestions right off the top of my head are, meatloaf, sloppy joes, lasagne, spaghetti with meat sauce, tacos, chili. A lot depends on what your child will eat and not eat. I make something from an old recipe called Texas Hash. It's basically hamburger, rice, onions, green peppers, canned tomatoes, you brown the beef and drain, then mix in uncooked rice and all the other ingredients, pour it in a covered casserole dish, pop it in the oven at about 350 for about an hr and it's done! If all else fails, get on your computer and search for Hamburger recipes. You will find hundreds of recipes. You can always make plain grilled hamburgers also. Texas Hash has been a favorite around our house for years. If your child doesn't like green peppers, take them out before serving, it will still add the flavor. My daughter is a very picky eater, so it's not always easy to find things she will eat.....she loves the Texas Hash though! Good Luck!

Ellen - posted on 04/17/2012

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This is our favorite. Got it from www.stellibell.com. We are members. I can highly recommend their service. All their meals are clean and only take 30 mins to cook. Enjoy!

Swedish, yes Swedish! Taco stew
This dish can be served for dinner with rice and a salad, or at a party as a dip with tortilla chips.

20-minutes
4-6 servings
Ingredients

1 pound of ground beef or turkey
8 oz can of corn
8 oz can crushed tomatoes
8 oz of light or regular sour cream
Jalapenos (Optional. Nice if you want an extra kick to it)
2 tbsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. paprika
½ tsp paprika (can be switch to cayenne pepper if you want a kick to it)
½ tsp. onion powder
½ tsp. garlic powder
¼ tsp. black pepper
¼ tsp. chili powder
Brown rice
Tortilla chips

Directions

Fry the meat and add all the spices. Let simmer for a couple of minutes.
Add the crushed tomatoes, corn and sour cream and let simmer for 5 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!

Christie - posted on 04/11/2012

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im assuming ground beef is what id call mince? in that case my go to dish is spaghetti bolognaise (sp?) or at least my version of it lol. fry the meat with an onion till brown, add tomato paste, tomato soup and diced tomatoes (i use a 425g tin of each soup and diced tomatoes, and a couple tblsp of paste to roughly 1kg mince) one tsp of sugar (or you could use ketchup as it has added sugar), crushed garlic, basil, oregano and marjoram to taste, allow to simmer. i put the pasta on to cook as soon as the meat is browned and serve as soon as the pasta is cooked to give you an idea how long it takes. a variation that is also popular here is leave out the diced tomatoes, add peas corn diced carrot etc to the meat simmer till veges are cooked, instead of spaghetti cook spiral pasta, in a deep oven dish layer meat and pasta top with breadcrumbs and cheese and put in the oven till browned and crispy on top. loving these other sugestions, might have to steal some, i always have mince in the freezer, its so versatile :)

Yolanda - posted on 03/25/2012

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My mom's goolash.......

Box of Kraft mac and cheese (the one with the creamy cheese)

Lb of hamburger

1 Small can of tomatoe sauce

1 Can of cream of mushroom soup



brown hamburger and cook mac and cheese as directed. Add all ingredients plus one can of water (use soup can)



make either garlic bread or cornbread



This fed 6 people as I was growing up. Now my kids love it as well.

Claudia - posted on 03/14/2012

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Hola Erin, i'm claudia and i'm a culinary student, im no doc/nutrisionist, but i do knw of many thngs tht can b done w ground beef: here r som:



Stuff Shells, Lassana, sloppy joes, pizza, ovr pasta, meatballs, meatloaf. just to name a few.



also u can check out some food sites, lik: bettycrocker.com, and others.



goodluck, if u want here's my personal email: ginsllygrl92@yahoo.com, drop me a line,k.

Tera - posted on 03/13/2012

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Never fail w/shepards pie. Mashed potatoes on top, beef and one can of tomatoes or sauce in middle, string Beene on the bottom, or mixed veggies. Cover w/cheese.



Or hamburger soup. Potatoes, peas, carrots, and any other veggies you want, ground beef cooked. Beef stock and some seasonings..



Hope helped...



Oh or tacos...

Huguette - posted on 03/13/2012

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je regrette mais mon texte n'a pas été traduit de bonne façon, en français,,,,,

Huguette - posted on 03/13/2012

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POURQUOI PAS UN BON HAMBURGER -MAISON , faire revenir les oignons roses(plus doux), réserver au chaud, hacher un peu la salade (coeur de laitue de préférence) , faire une mayonnaise maison ajouter du ketchup (1c à café), chauffer les pains spéciaux à hamburger au four puis faites un mille-feuille en commençant par le pain -oignons frits- salade- steak haché cuit à la poêle avec un peu de beurre -fromage à tartiflette- salade -pain, je l'avoue c'est un peu long à préparer mais tellement meilleur qu'au M,,D,,,,, et aussi facile à préparer que des faritas,,,,,essayez , goutez et vous verrez,,,,bon appetit!!!!!!

April - posted on 01/31/2009

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Hamburgers and Secret Sauce, it's sweet but a nice treat.  Cok hamburger patties and put them on a papertowel or plate for a few.  in your pan combine a cup or so of brown sugar the juice from a small to medium can of sliced pineapples, a dash of ketcup and a dab of mustard, keep stiring it as it will make into a thin sauce, then put your hamburger patties back in the pan along with the slced pineapples.  do this long enough to warm the hamdburgers back up and let them soak up some of the jiuce.  serve with mashed potatoes and peas, put the patty on the plate with a sliced pineapple on top along with some of the juices.  it's a sweet dinner but nice to have a little something different..

Jenni - posted on 01/31/2009

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My go-to dish is tacos. I just throw in garlic powder, pepper, chili powder and a can of tomato sauce. Flour tortillas are fine or fry up some fresh corn tortillas. Add whatever fixin's you like (guacamole and sour cream make it more fun). Then if you have corn chips and some ranch style beans you can use those and all of the leftovers to make taco salad for lunches.

Heidi - posted on 01/31/2009

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Hamburger Rice Casserole





 





1 lb. Ground beef, browned



1 onion chopped and cooked with beef



1 can Cream mushroom soup, undiluted



1 can Cream of Chicken Soup, undiluted



¼ cup Soy sauce



½ cup quick cook rice



1 cup water



1 can Chinese rice noodles



After browning beef and onions, drain fat. Add soups and soy sauce and mix well. Stir in uncooked rice and water. Place in ungreased casserole dish and bake covered for 50 minutes. Uncover and add the rice noodles, bake for 10 minutes more.



A Family Favorite Here!

Pj - posted on 01/30/2009

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I have a good recipe that my grand childern like it is called Cowboy stew

2 pounds of ground beef(I use ground chuck) 4 med. potatoes 1 can corn 1 can diced tomatoes 15 oz. 1 can tomatoe soup 1 med onion salt and pepper to taste2 cups of water1 can ranch beans 1 small can of green chilies (can be omitted for the little one) brown meat darin well add onions and all the other ingred.simmer until potatoes are tender

Krystyl - posted on 01/30/2009

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my Man makes 'hamburger muck'... sounds gross, I know... but basically, he fries up the hamburger and adds a bit of water and beef soup stock,... it makes kind of a hamburger-ey  gravy, we usually have it over rice with veggies, or on mashed potatoes or french fries

Cathy - posted on 01/29/2009

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Hi Erin how about spagetti bolonaise, or try rissoles, which are patties, to make these you roll a piece to mince with floured hands and flatten them with you palms of your hands and fry for 5/10. mins

Chelsey - posted on 01/29/2009

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Ground beef is brilliant as it can be used in many recipies.  Cook it all off, then separate to make different meals, then freeze til the nite before you need it.  You could try it with mash potatoe and cheese on top, then baked in the oven, and its great for disguising veg if you have a fussy toddler.  Also try adding some chopped onions and tomatoes, as this is a great way to start your child on these because they can be quite strong tasting.  Do you have baked beans in your country???  I'm sorry if that sounds naive but i wasn't sure!! Tip a can of these in and put on top of baked potatoes with grated cheese on top of that.  You could also make bolognase or chilli with it.  Or if you have suet available, make some dumplings, mix a beef stock into the beef, with carrots and peas, or whatever veg you have available, then put the dumplings n 20 mins before its finshed cooking.



Good luck, enjoy your ground beef



Love chelsey xx

Brittnee - posted on 01/29/2009

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When I can't think of anything else to make with beef, I go to an old favorite in my family. Mom's Mess...2 lbs of beef, rice, corn, diced tomatoes and black beans. You can add cheese and sour cream to it. What toddler doesn't like cheese? My 20 month son loves it and so does my husband. They are both big eaters so it works because it's made for 6 people but we have big boys in my family!



Hope this helps!

Naomi - posted on 01/29/2009

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Spaghetti and meatballs or meat sauce is a hit at my house. I like the Classico canned sauce. It has less sugar than most.



For the meatballs, take about 1 pound of the meat and mix it with some breadcrumbs (or crushed saltines), Italian seasoning, garlic and onion powder (or the real thing if you have the time to chop it), salt, 1 egg and about ¼ cup parmesan cheese. Roll into small balls and bake on cookie sheet at 400 until cooked through. Add them to sauce.



For meat sauce, just brown the meat in a pan. Add some salt, pepper and garlic to it, then throw it in the sauce.

Mary - posted on 01/29/2009

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Tacos are always a favorite at our house. Everyone can pick and choose what they want on their taco.

Courtney - posted on 01/29/2009

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Quoting Kelley:

Chili is always quick and easy. Just chop up some onions and green peppers. Add some kidney beans, oregano, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt and pepper and your done.


I completely forgot about chili and we just had that.  Yep that is an easy dish and again you could alwasy freeze the leftovers.

Kelley - posted on 01/29/2009

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Chili is always quick and easy. Just chop up some onions and green peppers. Add some kidney beans, oregano, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt and pepper and your done.

Courtney - posted on 01/29/2009

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OK so does you 3 1/2 year old like ground beef? The reason I ask is mine does not. I was thinking you could cook off the 2 lbs and divide it up and with one pund make spaghetti and then with the other make sloppy joes.  If you want to use 2lbs. at once meatloaf always seems to use 2lbs of ground beef.  You could also do a salsbury steak with gravy and mashed potatoes and some kind of vegetable your family enjoys.  The nice part of any of these meals you can freeze your left overs so you do not have to worry about wasting.

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