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Old 03-01-2011, 05:22 PM   #1
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What to do with ground beef

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.

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Old 03-01-2011, 05:46 PM   #2
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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.
Stuffed peppers or pigs in the blanket (cabbage rolls, golumpki) comes to mind. Unless you mean you do not want to buy anything else.
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Old 03-01-2011, 06:19 PM   #3
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I dont have peppers .. but that is a good idea! I havnt had those in a long while.

I just got back from the Grocery .. and I totally remembered I could make Spaghetti or Tacos. So I got some Ragu & veggies to add to it, and taco seasoning, large corn tortillas & Salsa.

For the peppers, I'll buy the stuff I need next time I need to goto the Grocery.

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain white rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 green bell peppers
  • 2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
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Old 03-01-2011, 06:24 PM   #4
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Mmm .. this looks good .. I should have Googled some stuff before asking here

Allrecipes.com and http://www.cooks.com/ have good stuff.

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 (16 ounce) can chili beans, with liquid
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans with liquid
  • 1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, with liquid
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans peeled and diced tomatoes
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chile peppers
  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:51 PM   #5
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Here's a link that will give you ideas, not only for ground beef, but for economical meals of all kinds.

Recipes for ground beef

Peruse through it. Lots of ideas are available.

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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.
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:11 PM   #7
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Here is another thread Recipes for ground beef? (urgent!)

The meatloaf surprise picture is actually the reason I joined the forum. I wanted a dif. meatloaf recipe and tried molding it around a cauliflower and it was perfect (and easy)! I got a huge cauliflower so next time I will get a smaller one (only 2 people here) that way there aren't as many leftovers, but other than that I thought it was a cool meatloaf to make.
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Google a recipe of Porcupine meatballs. They are a yummy retro dish.
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:11 AM   #10
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Thanks everyone for the ideas .. I'll keep you updated on what I try and make
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