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Old 01-29-2018, 05:24 AM   #1
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Menu planning help!

I need some budget friendly dishes with ground beef, it should be stews and casseroles.

What is cheap in Sweden is root vegetables, onions, beans, potatoes, lentils, rice, tinned tomatoes and frozen vegetables.

Could any one help me?

I am really stuck and we cant eat Pasta bolognese ever Thursday this month, I need a bit of variations.

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Old 01-29-2018, 06:34 AM   #2
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Shepherd's pie.
Meatballs in gravy.
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Old 01-29-2018, 06:46 AM   #3
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Mexican casserole - ground beef cooked with taco seasoning, sautéed onions, a can of tomatoes and thawed frozen corn, with rice cooked with a half cup of salsa to replace some of the water.

Stuffed cabbage casserole. Layer the meat, cabbage and tomato sauce instead of rolling.

Swedish meatballs over mashed potatoes.
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Old 01-29-2018, 08:05 AM   #4
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We have had meatballs a little bit too much lately.

Shepherds pie, yes that could be lovely and Mexican casseroles sounds yummy.

This is good a good start.
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Old 01-29-2018, 08:42 AM   #5
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Roadrunner Chili



Ingredients:

2 Lbs. Roadrunner, cooked and chopped (you can substitue chicken)
1 pound Coyote, ground (you can substitute beef)
2 Tbs cooking oil
1 28oz. can crushed Tomatillos
1 28oz. can Crushed Tomatoes
1 Cup Chicken Broth
1 Cup Green Chiles , chopped
Juice of 1 lime
1 Medium Onion, chopped
1 Bell Pepper, chopped
3 Cloves Garlic, minced
1 Jalapeno Pepper, chopped
¼ Cup Chili Powder
½ Stick of Butter
1 tsp. Crushed Red Pepper
2 tsp. Cumin
1 tsp. Black Pepper
2 tsp Salt
2 Lbs Pinto Beans, cooked
3 Tbs tequila
Fresh cilantro, for garnish

Instructions:

In a 12-quart chili pot, brown the coyote in cooking oil. Add the tomatillos, tomatoes, chicken broth, lime juice and cooked chopped roadrunner to the chili pot and reduce the heat to a simmer.
In a sauté pan, sauté the green chiles, onion, bell pepper, and jalapeno pepper in butter until the onions are translucent. Add the garlic, crushed red pepper, cumin, salt and black pepper and continue to sauté until all the vegetables are soft. Add the sautéd vegetables to the chili pot, then add the chili powder, beans, and tequila. Simmer for 1 hour. Serve in bowls with chopped fresh cilantro as garnish.
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Old 01-29-2018, 08:50 AM   #6
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I save that recipe, Sir_Loin_of_Beef. Tomatillo cost between 4- 8 dollar per tin and tequila is 12- 40 dollar , so at the moment that is out of my price range. But I will save it because my brother would love this for his birthday.
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Old 01-29-2018, 10:32 AM   #7
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I think this discussion should start with Andy M.'s ACS recipe!

Slumgullion or American Chop Suey Recipe
American Chop Suey

1 Lb Ground Beef
1 Ea Onion
1 Ea Green Pepper
2 Cl Garlic
3 Tb Tomato Paste
28 Oz Canned Tomato
1/2 Lb Elbow Macaroni

Brown the beef in a sauté pan over medium high heat. Remove it from the pan. Pour off all but two tablespoons of fat.
Sauté the onion, pepper and garlic in the remaining fat until softened.
Add the paste and sauté for an additional 3 minutes.
Add the tomato and the meat to the sautéed vegetables. Simmer for 15-20 minutes.
Prepare the pasta according to package directions.
When the pasta is cooked, drain off the water and mix the pasta with the vegetable and meat mixture. Cook together for 2-3 minutes to allow the flavor of the sauce to cook into the pasta.
Serve with grated cheese.

Also consider some of these ideas.

Spanish rice - https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/...th-ground-beef

Stir fry or fried rice - https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/hamburger-stir-fry

Beef stew made with meatballs - https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/meatball-stew

Hamburger soup - Hamburger Soup I Recipe - Allrecipes.com

I think that you could adapt almost any recipe to use ground beef in some form. If the recipe calls for chunks of beef or chicken substitute meatballs.

Good luck!
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I saw this thread the other night, but my brain wasn't working already...

Cake here's my thoughts:

Nachos (think Taco Meat atop chips with melted cheese)
Dirty Rice or Puerto Rican Gandule (there's all kinds of ways to sub out stuff)
https://www.hawaiianelectric.com/rec...e/gandule-rice
Stuffed Peppers
Zucchini Boats
Hamburger Steak with canned Mushrooms
Stuffed Cabbage Soup
Ground Beef Gyros in Pitas
and my all time fav - in Hawaii we make Hamburger Curry Stew


In Hawaii we eat our's over rice, so there you go, you'd be HAWAIIAN!!
You could Google search most of these recipes
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Old 01-30-2018, 08:13 PM   #9
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A nice pot of chilli served on top of a baked or mashed potato is alway a favorite of mine. Also I love a good pot of beef & vegi soup. Stir fry the veggies and lentils mix with rice that's always quick and delicious we serve with spiced canned tomato or soy sauce or brown sugar
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I saw this thread the other night, but my brain wasn't working already...

Cake here's my thoughts:

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and my all time fav - in Hawaii we make Hamburger Curry Stew


In Hawaii we eat our's over rice, so there you go, you'd be HAWAIIAN!!
You could Google search most of these recipes
I showed this to DH and he said, "Ooh, let's have that for dinner tomorrow!"


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