ground beef dinners?

Jennifer - posted on 11/12/2008 ( 32 moms have responded )

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i make the same old same old all the time and need some ideas...anyone know of any?

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Jill - posted on 11/25/2008

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My childhood favourite is lovingly called "Macaroni Mush" at our house



Brown hamburger, slices onions, and some garlic in a pan

Drain, if needed

Add one large can of stewed tomatoes (two, if you like it runnier)

Add cooked Macaroni noodles, enough to feed your family

Mix well



mmm... we love Macaroni Mush! I usually make a HUGE pot because it's always better the next day :)

Jennifer - posted on 11/25/2008

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Cook ground beef. Mix with 1 can cream of chicken soup, 1 can cream of mushroom soup, 1 can evaporated milk. Put in casserole dish and top with tator tots. Bake on 350 for about 30 minutes. Yummy!

Shortie3091 - posted on 11/24/2008

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sorry I skipped this step before I submitted the recipe. Add the meatloaf mixture on top of potatoes then flatten it and add the ketchup or tomato sauce and bake.

Shortie3091 - posted on 11/24/2008

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meat loaf casserole mix your hamburger like you are making a meatloaf and set aside put sliced potatoes in the bottom of a 9x13 pan and season them with seasoned salt and pepper and then flatten top with ketchup or tomato sauce bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes take out and add slices of cheese or shredded cheese and put back in oven and bake until cheese is melted and bubbly. My kids love this too.

Wendy - posted on 11/18/2008

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one of my kids favorites is pretty easy. i brown 1lb grd beef and add the noodles from a box of kraft dinner. then add one cup of water. let it simmer for 5 mintues then add either brocoli or asparagus. cook for another 5 minutes. add powdered cheese and stir. cleap fast and easy.

Mara - posted on 11/18/2008

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My kids call this Beef Buckets, that sounds horrible to me but I have lost track of the real name at this point!
1 lb ground beef browned and drained
BBQ sauce mixed in (the amount to your liking)
a little brown sugar mixed in too if the BBQ sauce is not a sweet kind.
1 tube of Pilsbury type biscuts (8 is what I use)
flatten them/stretch them out a bit with your hands and place in a muffin tin with a well to put the beef mixture in.
gratted cheese over the top
bake until buiscuts are brown (usually what the package states for time and temp)
My 10 and 11 year old love this. Good Luck

Lira - posted on 11/18/2008

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I have done a tatertot casserole but with a little variation:



1 lbs. ground beef

2 cans cut green beans (drained)

2 cans cream of mushroom soup

milk

tatertots to your liking



cook tatertots to package directions. I usually use a cookie sheet full. Brown the meat in skillet. Drain. In a 13 x 9 or 4 quart casserole dish mix soup and milk (2 soup cans of milk) Blend well. Add your grean beans, hamburger, and tatertots. Leave enough tater tots to garnish the top. Bake covered for 30 minutes at 375 degrees. I sometimes season the soup with Mrs. Dash steak seasoning and the hamburger with garlic and onion powder. It's my favorite that I got from my mom. Hope you enjoy.

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A favorite with my kids...Deep-Dish Pizza Casserole (for larger families-double the recipe)



Prep Time: 15 min

Total Time: 35 min

Makes: 4 servings



1 pkg. (12 oz.) VELVEETA Shells & Cheese Dinner

1 lb. ground beef

1 green pepper, chopped

1 small onion, chopped

1 can (8 oz.) pizza sauce

1/2 cup KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese



HEAT oven to 375°F. Prepare Dinner as directed on package. While Macaroni is cooking, brown meat with peppers and onions in large skillet; drain. Stir in pizza sauce.

SPOON Dinner into 8-inch square baking dish; top with meat mixture and mozzarella. Cover.

BAKE 20 min. or until heated through.

Kristin - posted on 11/17/2008

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Sweet and Sour Meatballs:

meatballs (I make them ahead and freeze them)

can of chunk pinapple

worschester sause

vinegar

cornstarch

Mix pineapple juice with other wet stuff and cornstarch and a little water. cook till thick pour over meatballs and add pineapple, I add shredded carrots, green pepper

Ashley - posted on 11/17/2008

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Thanks Annie ! I am always glad to see someone else's family loves it as much as we do!!!

Annie - posted on 11/17/2008

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YUMMY....the tatertot recipe was a hit at my house...thanks



We have now added that to our recipe box..

Shortie3091 - posted on 11/17/2008

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I have used green beans for the veggie but I stick with the cream of mushroom soup because I love it I am a picky eater and I don't use tomato soup at all because I don't care for it but I am sure it would be good if you liked it.



Hamburger Stroganoff is another good recipe too you brown up hamburger then add cream of mushroom soup sour cream a can of mushrooms drained and I add 8 oz of cream cheese stir it until it is well blended and the cream cheese is all melted in and serve it over egg noodles. When I make this I always mix my mushroom soup and milk in a bowl with a wisk before adding it to the pan and I make it to the consistency of a med thickness and I use the family size can but I cook for 5. Let me know if your family likes this one too.

Tasha - posted on 11/17/2008

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I make "Cheeseburger pockets" I mix cheese, bacon, hamburger (whatever you might have on your burger that will cook nicely) chop it up and brown it together (add cheese after browned and drained).



I make my own dough but you can use any bun or bread frozen dough that you follow rising directions- roll out and cut into pieces to fit your meat, wrap around and bake 8-10 min until the bread is done.



GREAT for kids becuase they can pick them up an dip them.

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I've been using more ground beef lately, so what I have been doing is cooking all the ground beef I need for a few weeks and freeze the cooked meat in ziplock bags (In menu size portions). This has made it even easier to make dinner on the nights the recipe calls for ground beef. I can even just cumble off a little bit to throw on a pizza.
Meal ideas for ground beef:
package of walmart brown gravy, mashed potatoes (boxed or real) and ground beef.
taco salad
sloppy joes
chili
spaghetti
macaroni cass (basically spaghetti with cheese on top and elbow noodles)
burritos (roll beans, meat, veggies, salsa and cheese in flour tortilla and bake. To make it 'fancy' puree the salsa or canned tomatoes with chilis in a blender and pour in a line over burritos before baking)
Good luck

Jennifer - posted on 11/16/2008

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lisa, the shepards pie was a big hit! i dont know why i have never made it before, its so easy! have you ever substituted the mushroom soup for tomato soup? or used a different veggie? there are so many variations you can do with this, just wondering if you have tried any more? it was good thanks!

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Need a new idea for supper tonight...

Go to: http://www.dianaskitchen.com/page/grndbi...



Try this:

Cheeseburger Pie

1 pound lean ground beef

1/2 cup milk

1 egg

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/2 cup ketchup

1/2 cup chopped sweet onion

1 small can (6 ounces) sliced black olives, drained

1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley

Combine the ground beef, milk, egg, garlic and seasoning in a bowl; blend well. Press the beef mixture evenly on the bottom and up sides of an ungreased 9-inch pie plate. Layer with the ketchup, chopped onion, olives, and cheese. Bake in a preheated 400° oven for 30 to 35 minutes. Sprinkle with the parsley and cut into wedges. Serve cheeseburger pie hot.

Serves 4.

Jennifer - posted on 11/14/2008

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well thank you lydia...you sure know your ground beef! definately doing the chilli!

Lydia - posted on 11/14/2008

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Vegetable Beef Soup

* 1 Tbs oil
* 1 medium onion, diced
* salt, to taste (keep in mind how salty your broth may be)
* 4 cloves garlic, minced
* 1 lb ground beef
* 1/2 packet onion soup mix
* 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
* 1 Tablespoon sugar
* 2 cups beef broth
* 14 oz can diced tomatoes
* 3 small potatoes, diced
* 3 large carrots, sliced
* 1/2 cup cut fresh green beans
* 2 Tbs oil
* 4 oz mushrooms, quartered

Sweat the onions in 1 Tbs oil over low heat until they change color. Season with salt. Add the beef and garlic and increase heat to medium. When the beef is brown, add the broth, onion soup mix, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, tomatoes, potatoes, and carrots. Bring to a boil and simmer until vegetables are almost soft. Add green beans. Meanwhile, sauté the mushrooms in 2 Tbs oil. Add the mushrooms to the soup just before serving.

Lydia - posted on 11/14/2008

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Easy Crock Pot Chili

Brown one pound ground beef and place in crock pot. Add two cans of beans, undrained (I use one can black and one can pinto), and one can diced tomatoes. Sprinkle half a packet of Williams chili seasoning over the top. Don't stir until ready to serve - the spices get toasty hanging out on top. Cook on low 6-8 hours. Serve over pasta or rice, topped with cheese. (Alternately, use half a pound of ground beef and three cans of beans.)

Lydia - posted on 11/14/2008

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Taco Casserole

* 1 Tbs oil
* 1 medium onion
* 1/2 lb ground beef
* 8 oz can tomato sauce
* 1 small (4 oz?) can olives ( or try mushrooms, corn, or bell peppers)
* packet taco seasoning (I usually use half the packet)
* 15 oz can refried beans
* about 4 cups corn chips
* cheese

Cook the onion (and bell pepper, if using) in oil over medium low until it begins to soften. Add the beef and cook until brown, stirring to break into chunks. Add the tomato sauce, olives, and seasoning.

Stir water into the beans until they are a spreadable consistency.

Slightly crush the corn chips, and place half in a 13x9" baking dish. Cover with half the meat mixture. Spread half the beans over it. Repeat layers with the other half of the ingredients. Top with cheese. Bake 25 minutes at 350. Serve with salad.

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Heres a recipe for Pizza Cassarole:



Turkey or hamburger meat (i use turkey)

spagehetti sauce

green peppers

onions

mozs cheese

pepperoni

egg noodles or lasagna noodles



(with this recipe you can add everything you like on a pizza into this dish, you can add sausage, blk olives, bacon, anything)



Basically cut your meat, peppers and onions. Drain. Mix up your meat and spaghetti sauce and season to your and your families liking. Place your layer of noddles in a greased dish then layer with your meat and sauce mixture, then add your pepperoni and other ingredients, layer with mozarella cheese. Repeat til you get to the top of your pan. Bake in oven at about 400 or 450. til all cheese is melted.

Jennifer - posted on 11/13/2008

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yeah, i have always wanted a recipe for tator tot casserole! thanks so much! thank you too alicia, i cant wait to try it as well!

Ashley - posted on 11/13/2008

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Tater Tot Casserole. Very Easy!! Very Quick, except the cooking part(about 30-35 mins). It was in the Kraft Foods Fall magazine. I am proud to say it is mine!! They made it different than the actual recipe I sent them. But anyway, it is.......

1 lb of hamburger meat, 1 can of cream of celery soup, 1 package of cheddar cheese, and a bag or Tater Tots. You can add finely diced onions if you like as an option too.

Preheat oven to 350 F

Brown the meat(and onions, optional) and drain. Mix the soup with the hamburger and place mixture in a 8 x 11 casserole dish(I usually mix the meat and soup in the casserole dish). Layer the cheese on top and then the tater tots. Place in preheated oven for 30-35 mins until the tater tots are golden brown and the cheese is bubbling. I turn on the broiler for a couple of minutes to help it along and make it crisp.

We usually have a salad or green beans with it and it has proven to be VERY kid friendly even to the picky eaters. It does look and sound odd but it is very tasty! Hope this helps!!

Alicia - posted on 11/13/2008

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Last night I cooked turkey meat (can you hmbgr turkey was cheaper) then prepared a box of cheesey mexican rice and a pot of peas (any veggie would work peas are my kids favorite) once they were all done I mixed everything together into one pan and served. It was vey yummy and my kids liked it :) Good luck

Jennifer - posted on 11/13/2008

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thanks lisa, i am gonna make this tomorrow night cause i have all the ingredients in the house and wont need to make a trip to the store!

Shortie3091 - posted on 11/13/2008

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I make sheperd's pie brown up the hamburger and while I am doing that I boil enough potatoes to make mashed potatoes, Then I put the browned burger in the bottom of a casserole dish then I prepare a can of cream of mushroom soup only using half a can of milk instead of a whole can pour it over the burger I then add 1 or 2 drained cans of corn you can use frozen too then I mash up the potatoes and spread it over the corn, soup, and meat and I cook it for about 30-45 minutes at 350 degrees. I hope you like it.

Marla - posted on 11/13/2008

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Do you like mexican food.... Saute onionsand green peppers. remove from pan then add gound meat and cook. Once the meat is cooked add the cooked onions and peppers, throw in a bag of frozen corn, shredded mexican cheese, taco mix and a jar of salsa. Cut for a 5 min until flavors are blended. Remove from heat and place in a caserole dish. Using a box of Jiff corn muffin mix, prepare mix as per box instructions. Pour over meat mixture in caserole dish. Bake in over on 375 for 20 - 25 min. until corn muffin mixture is golden brown. I also usually make a salad to go along with this dinner. Hope you like it, it's one of our favorites.

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Get a pack of frozen pie crusts (pillsbury works fine), a package of ground beef (I use lean), peel some potatoes (3-4 large do the trick) and peel some carrots or use 8-9 baby carrots sliced up. Mix carrots and potatoes together. Brown the beef, adding salt, pepper and a little garlic powder to taste. Preheat oven to 350. Roll out dough and cut into little turnover size. Put potatoes, carrots and beef in middle and add a top part of the turnover. Press to seal. Cut hole in time to let everything breathe inside. Add a small pat of butter to hole to moisten inside. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until brown on a cookie sheet. Any unused potatoes, carrots and beef can be boiled in a little bit of water to cook, adding salt, pepper, and beef bullion cubes. Serve over turnovers. My husband likes cheese soup served over it, but I like it fine plain. Really easy, has one pot appeal, and great on a cold day.My mom called them pasties.

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