OT Dinner Ideas For Ground Beef

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Kara H. - February 6

I have a pound of ground beef if the fridge I need to cook or toss today for dinner, but I don't want the usual boring spaghetti or tacos. I not opposed to mexican or italian tonight, just not the usual. Any ideas/recipes?


sahmof3 - February 6

I like to make hamburger BBQ sandwiches... brown meat, drain, and then add 1 cup ketchup (per lb.), 1 TBSP mustard, 1/8 cup br. sugar, 1 tsp. Worchestershire sauce and a pinch of celery seed.


Shannah - February 6

meatloaf is easy


Nerdy Girl - February 6

Cheesy Beef Ca__serole - cook noodles, then layer in bottom of a 9x13. Mix sour cream, cream cheese, chopped onion in a bowl and layer over the noodles. Brown the ground beef, drain, add tomato sauce. Pur tomato & beef mixture over sour cream layer. Top with shredded cheddar cheese and bake at 350 for about 35 minutes.


TinaMarie - February 6

Swedish meatb___s over noodles is always good and easy. Someone already said meatloaf. If you want to try some good meatloaf, instead of the normal bread crumb etc. there is a recipe on the kraft site where you use a box of stove top stuffing in the meatloaf. (there are a few other things added, but very basic) It is really yummy!!! Everyone I ever told about it has loved it.


KLC - February 6

My dh and kids love when I make them shepards pie. All you need is mashed potatoes, canned corn and hamburger.Just make some homemade mashed potatos and brown your hamburger. Layer your hamburger on the bottom of a ca__serole dish and then pour a layer of canned corn over the hamburger. Last cover those layers with the mashed potato. Sprinkle some paprika over the top of the mashed potatos and bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until potatoes are browned. Quick and easy and really good. I usually serve it with crescent rolls :)


Emily - February 6

My new favorite with hamburger is biscuit casorole…..taek one tube of grands refrigerated bicuits and peal them in half so you have 16 thin biscuits. Lay nad pread half of the biscuits in the bottom of a greeazed 9-13 pan. Brown one lb hamburger, drain and add one can cream of potaoto soup. Put beef mixute on top of biscuits. Sprinkle on one cup (we use a litle more than a cup) of shedded chedder cheese. Then place the remaining bisuits on top and pread to cover. Then bake in 350 oven for about 20-30 min until the buscuits on bottom are done. Sometimes I bake the bottom biscuits for a few minutes while I brown burger so that they get a head start and top biscuits do not burn. I have also heard of people using sour cream and cream of mushoom together instead of potato soup. I alos like tator tot casorole. Ground bef and cream of mush or potaot soup (which ever you prefer) on bottom of badking dish. Cover with shedded cheese and frozen tator tots. Bake 45 minutes in 350 oven. My two year old loves both of these!


Mellissa - February 6

I have one I make when I'm in a hurry. It sounds gross, but it all comes together and tastes delicious! cook one pound ground beef, add shredded cabbage (about half a head), when the cabbage gets soft add a jar of ready made spaghetti sauce. put the mixture on a tortilla with a little bit of parmesan cheese and you have what my friend's mom calls Kraut Burgers. They are super easy, and everyone I've made them for is hesitant at first, but likes them a lot.


jb - February 6

I love hamburger macaroni! Make a box of mac and cheese. Brown your ground beef. Mix the two together with a can of tomato soup (you may need a little more...depends on how you like it. Bake it in the oven at 400 for about 20-30 minutes. Sometimes I just skip the oven part...depends on how humgry I am and if I want it super hot or not.


Kara H. - February 6

I had thought about meatloaf but my recipe needs a green pepper which I don't have - and since we are under a snow advisory I don't think I will go out for one. But it didn't occur to me use a new meatloaf recipe. Geeze, talk about mommy brain...


mcatherine - February 6

Yuck - I hate green peppers in meat loaf (well, I hate them period...) - so just skip the peppers in the recipie!!


ashtynsmom - February 6

chilli, hamburger helper, cheesy hamburger hasbrowns, cheeseburgers :)


Mingill - February 6

Lasagne, hamburgers (do you have a george forman grill) add a little dijon mustard to the meat for a little extra flavour, hamburger and macaroni soup - brown beef, set aside. Boil a pot of water, add some noodles, and 1 can of tomato soup, add beef cook till noodles are done. Or there's a quick noodle caserole - cook noodles drain, set aside, cook hamburger, add to noodles, add 1 can of mushroon soup and stir. Add some grated cheese if you want and top with croutons (broken crakers sauteed with b___ter till golden). Fast beef stroganoff - brown beef, drain. Cook up egg noodles, drain. Add in beef, add 1 can of mushroon soup and some sour cream.


lynnstress - February 6

Here's a great one if you like sloppy joes: If you have Bisquik or something similar, make a double batch recipe of biscuits and put half in a bundt pant, use a spoon to get it up the sides. Cook the hamburger and use a powder mix, a can of Manwich or make your own sloppy joes. Put that mix on top of the biscuit mix, then top with the rest of the biscuit mix and bake according to directions. When it's golden brown on top. it's done! Just a cute variation of sloppy joes. I found the recipe for at Betty Crocker.com.


Kara H. - February 6

Mcatherine - I'm not a fan of green peppers or carrots, but both are in the recipe. You put the green pepper, carrots and onion thru a food processor until they are extemely finely diced then add to 2 lbs gound beef (one pound lean one pound not-so-lean), commercial bread crumbs, BBQ sauce, and seasonings (garlic salt, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, and what ever else you like). Make into a free form loaf and place in a 9x13 pan. Thin slice potatoes and toss them with garlic salt, pepper, dill, thyme - whatever you like - and olive oil.. Spread potatoes around meat loaf and bake for 1 hour at 375.


Kara H. - February 6

Oh I forgot to mention, veggies are invisible when its done, but they add tons of moisture and nutrients


k.p.j.e. - February 6

This makes me hungry. Have you tried looking at the Food Network website? Tons of awesome recipes. Anything by Ina Garten is insane!



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