Originally Posted by Joshatdot
besides burgers .. and I do not know how to make meat loaf.
I have a big bag of Basmati rice .. some baby carrots, celery .. prolly some other stuff.
I have not heard of any ground beef & rice dishes.
A couple of things you might not think of immediately: brown some and freeze it cooked. You have a serious jump start on tacos, spaghetti sauces, and various recipes that call for browning the beef first. For the best results, IMHO, deglaze the browning pan with a little stock or water and freeze with the beef. If you freeze it flat in a ziplock. you can break off what you need for a sloppy joe, or a chili dog with no trouble.
Also, stick a few golf ball size pieces in the freezer (I wrap them in saran and put the collection in a ziplock. When you need emergency beef stock, saute a little trinity, add a can of commercial stock/broth and then the lump of hamburger. Simmer until the beef is cooked well, then strain. Remarkably better than you would get with just the can; almost as good as if you had started from scratch.