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Old 07-30-2010, 10:10 AM   #1
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Recipes for ground beef

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I am in need of some recipes using ground beef, or cheap cuts of meat or chicken, that will help out a person in need trying to budget... I know we have an amazing amount of talent out there... I'm kind of depending on you all to help me help her...

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Old 07-30-2010, 10:21 AM   #2
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BBQ Beef Bowl

1 lb ground beef, lean
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 14 1/2 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup frozen corn
1/2 cup Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce

1. COOK meat with peppers and onions in large skillet on medium-high heat for 5 minutes, or until meat is browned, stirring occasionally.

2. ADD tomatoes, corn and barbecue sauce; mix well. Reduce heat to medium, simmer 15 minutes; stirring occasionally.

3. SERVE over rice. Top with shredded cheese and green onions

Servings: 4

Author Notes
For spicier flavor, stir in hot sauce or ground red pepper (cayenne) to taste.
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:33 AM   #3
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I like the.....

BBQ Beef Bowl

1 lb ground beef, lean
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 14 1/2 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup frozen corn
1/2 cup Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce

1. COOK meat with peppers and onions in large skillet on medium-high heat for 5 minutes, or until meat is browned, stirring occasionally.

2. ADD tomatoes, corn and barbecue sauce; mix well. Reduce heat to medium, simmer 15 minutes; stirring occasionally.

3. SERVE over rice. Top with shredded cheese and green onions

Servings: 4

Author Notes
For spicier flavor, stir in hot sauce or ground red pepper (cayenne) to taste.
Thankyou... Could you use this on a bun, like a sloppy joe kinda thing???
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Old 07-30-2010, 12:41 PM   #4
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Mimi, a hundred years ago, in my other life, I had a little cookbook called "101 ways to cook hamburger" and I think I tried most of them as a new bride on a very tight budget. In those days of long ago, hamburger was less than 50cents a lb !! I remember making sloppy joes with a half lb. of meat, one can of tomato sauce and an envelope of onion soup mix. It wasn't bad.
Today I don't think decent hamburger is a bargain at all, when you can get a whole Foster Farm chicken on sale for 67cents a lb. just yesterday at the grocery. Teach your friend how to cut up a whole chicken, a skill everyone on a budget should know in my opinion.Even if she doesn't master cutting up a chicken, a 5 lb home roasted whole chicken can cost a little more than $3.00 and provide several meals.
I wish your friend the very best.
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Old 07-30-2010, 01:53 PM   #5
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Mimi,
What does your friend like to eat? How many people?
Does she/ he like to cook from scratch?

Were paying $4.49 a Lb here for hamburger. It's not cheap stuff.
Just off the top of my head other meats come to mind that might be a better choice and have more versatility.

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Thankyou... Could you use this on a bun, like a sloppy joe kinda thing???
Sure, but then it wouldn't be a beef bowl.
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Old 07-30-2010, 02:12 PM   #7
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All the following suggestions are inexpensive to make and there are multiple recipes for them here and all over the net.
For ground beef:
Cottage pie, like shepherd's pie but with ground beef
Meat loaf
Old-fashioned chili & beans that was always mild
Spaghetti and tomato sauce with ground beef
Ground beef and cheese casserole
For Chicken:
King Ranch casserole
Mexican quesadillas or enchiladas
Chicken pot pie
Apologies if these are all too obvious but sometimes the 'most' obvious is forgotten and winds up the best way to answer the question.
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:39 PM   #8
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I made this a couple of weeks ago when we had company over. It also works well to package up freeze and take for work lunches. Tastes great and easy to do.


Tamale Pie
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Recipe By: Adapted from Williams-Sonoma
Serving Size: 16

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons canola oil
3 yellow onions, chopped
3 large green bell peppers, seeded and chopped
3 to 5 serrano chilies, seeded and minced
4 1/2 lb. ground lean beef, browned, drained
4 cups corn kernels, fresh or thawed frozen
1/4 cup ground cumin
4 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes, drained
1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
3 1/2 tablespoons coarse salt, plus more, to taste
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
6 cups prepared cornbread mix, mixed to package directions
1 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
Sour cream for serving

Directions:

Preheat an oven to 400°F.

In an All-Clad lasagna pan or a large, deep sauté pan over medium heat, warm the oil until almost smoking. Add the onions, bell peppers and chilies and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.

In the same pan over medium heat, cook the ground beef, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon to break up the meat, until browned, about 10 minutes. Stir in the onion mixture, the corn, cumin, chili powder, tomatoes, tomato paste and the 3 Tbs. salt and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasonings with salt. Remove from the heat and let stand for 15 minutes. If the meat mixture was cooked in a sauté pan, transfer it to a lasagna pan. Sprinkle with the cilantro.

Put the corn bread mix in a large bowl and stir in the cheese. Prepare the corn bread batter according to the package instructions and spread the batter evenly over the meat mixture. Bake until the corn bread is golden brown and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Let the tamale pie rest for 20 minutes before serving.

Notes:
Fills 16 x 12 pan.

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Old 07-30-2010, 04:35 PM   #9
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your tamale pie sounds wonderful. think i will make it next time my granddaughter and boy friend come for dinner. thank you
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Old 07-30-2010, 04:48 PM   #10
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Thank you all for your suggestions, and yes your right ground beef is kind of expensive now a days... I will take your advice K and teach her how to cut up, and debone, a whole chicken... I will also grind some of it, when she needs it, so that she may use it as a ground product...

Munky there are three she must feed...

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