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We were just gifted A LOT of ground beef.  So, I need to start collecting unique (not your typical pasta, ground beef, cheese) recipes...we don't eat super fancy...but I am open to pretty much anything. So, PLEASE give me your best ground beef recipes. 

THANKS!!!!

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Here’s our favorite non-fancy, uses cans recipe. 🙂

Mexican casserole

1.5-2 pounds ground beef, browned

1 can ranch style beans, drained

1 can cream of chicken soup

1 can diced green chilies 

1 can red enchilada sauce 

1/2 can water, if needed

garlic salt, onion powder, chili powder, salt and pepper (add all of these to taste)

corn tortillas

shredded cheese (cheddar/mont jack)

in a saucepan, warm all of the cans of stuff and seasonings. Add the water as needed if it’s thick. Add the cooked ground beef. 

In a 9x13 dish, layer torn corn tortillas over the bottom. Cover with half the beef mixture. Add shredded cheese over that. Do another layer of corn tortillas, rest of beef, cheese. Bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes until warm and bubbly. Can make the night before and bake the next day; just add about 15 minutes to bake time. 

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https://realsimplegood.com/korean-beef-bowl/

This is one of my faves! It's Whole 30 also (although if you don't need that, the original recipe calls for soy sauce and brown sugar in place of coconut aminos - I don't think anything else is very different). When I am doing Whole 30, I eat it over crunchy, shredded lettuce (like finely shredded romaine hearts or even iceberg), and I LOVE the little spicy drizzle, but if you're not a fan of the added fat/calories, topping with some additional fresh green onion works great! This would typically be eaten over rice, so if you aren't doing Whole 30, it's great over Jasmine rice!

It's a dry/crumbly topping, not like a wet/gravy topping, but it's REALLY yummy! I love it with some kimchi on the side!

I've also done a Thai basil beef recipe with ground meat, and it's quite yummy too! I used The Defined Dish's recipe (you can search online for it), and just used ground beef in place of the thinly sliced steak (I've done it both ways - the steak is great of course, but doing the ground beef tasted just fine, and it's cheaper). We get a lot of ground beef as well because my sister raises free-range, mostly grass-fed cattle, so even though it's not as fancy in some recipes, I know it's clean, good beef!

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We love this Korean Beef recipe with rice. Just add steamed broccoli/veg. https://www.melskitchencafe.com/korean-beef/

These Beef Kofta Meatballs: https://www.budgetbytes.com/beef-kofta-meatballs-with-roasted-vegetables/

Beef Baked Beans (great with cornbread!): https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/trisha-yearwood/baked-bean-casserole-recipe-2078312

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Taco Casserole, similar to the mexican casserole, no " cream of"

Brown the ground beef (amount depends on how many you are serving." 

Drain, season with taco seasoning of your choice.  

Add a drained can of beans-red or black as you prefer.  If you don't like beans, don't add.

Add cooked rice-brown, white, whatever you prefer.  If you don't like it, don't add it.

Add some frozen corn.  Again, if you don't like corn, don't add.....but I haven't found any other veggie works as a sub.  

 

Put the whole thing in a casserole dish, top with shredded cheese-cheddar, taco, pepper jack, whichever you like.  Bake about 20 minutes at 350....you want the cheese melty and bubbly.

Top with your favorite taco toppings like lettuce, tomatoes, olives, whatever you like.  Scoop it into a bowl to serve, serve with tortilla chips for scooping it out, this is where you would set out something like sour cream or guac.  

 

 

 

And, for that matter, straight tacos.  You can of course just do regular ground beef tacos.  But, one recipe I like is this

https://www.bhg.com/recipe/salads/zesty-beef-medley/

It makes enough that you can set aside a good portion for a later time.  Depending on family size of course.  

 

I also LOVE this mini meat loaf recipe.  

https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/meat-loaf-miniatures/

It works well when frozen....make them up, freeze individually on a sheet tray, throw in a freezer bag, you can pull out however many individual ones you want and nuke them.  Great if you are sending lunches to work or something.

 

My mom's meatloaf recipe is the BEST for regular meatloaf IMO, but I would have to type it out individually, and right now my recipe book from mom is in a whole lot of various parts *sigh*

 

OH, this meatball stew

https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/simple-meatball-stew/

The stew itself is ok.  The meatballs...those are GREAT!  I double batch the meatballs, freeze them and then use them in any other meatball recipe.  In fact, the stew doesn't actually need as many meatballs as it calls for.  

 

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I like hamburger in vegetable soup.  Stuffed bell peppers are good too.  You can layer chili in a casserole pan and top with cornbread batter then bake it into a chili pie.  Meatball subs are nice and so are enchiladas made with ground beef or even homemade empanadas.  Ground beef gyros might be worth a shot:   https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/ground-beef-gyros/ You could make italian wedding soup with ground beef meatballs.

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We like Bierocks.  I like to add onions and peppers and mushrooms to the filling.  If you don't like to make your own bread dough, feel free to substitute with the frozen stuff from the grocery store.  Sometimes I use the dough from the Artisan 5 minute recipe (It's the dough that you just mix and stick in the fridge and use later).

https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/23658/pams-bierocks/

These can also be stuffed with any other kinda of saucy meat you like just in case you end up with extras of something else.  My one daughter loves leftover pot roast and gravy baked in hers.

 

We also really like these Greek meatballs.  The recipe came from the Plated  meal subscription but we make them all the time ourselves.  I use 2 parts of ground beef to 1 part ground lamb. I also usually use dry herbs as that's what I have on hand.

https://www.plated.com/recipes/lamb-meatballs-with-tomato-lemon-sauce-and-feta-dill-rice

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Ground beef curry is a staple here.  

Sauté onions & garlic.  Brown hamburger & drain grease.  Add curry powder, paprika, cloves, and a smidgen of cayenne, and stir.  Add water - maybe a cup or so, depending on volume.  Cook 5 minutes or so.  Add a cut-up tomato and maybe some frozen peas.  Heat through and serve.

 

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8 hours ago, aaplank said:

Pakistani Kima - Hands down, this is my most requested ground beef recipe.  It is the ultimate comfort food.  I bring it to new moms, or those who need a special meal.  It is so, so good.  Oh, and be sure to make the Moroccan carrots that are listed in the recipe as a side.

https://wholenewmom.com/recipes/pakistani-kima/

I was also going to recommend kima.  Here’s the recipe we use:

https://wellnessmama.com/5228/pakistani-kima/

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This is a recipe my family has been making for more than 50 years. I've adapted the original to update it. It's called Enchiladas, but doesn't resemble enchiladas in any way. 

1 1/2 lbs ground beef cooked and drained. Add 3 cans undrained ranch style beans and a can of enchilada sauce. Heat until all ingredients are hot through. On a plate, stack the following: fritos, meat mixture, shredded cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onion, corn, sour cream, and olives. My parents still eat this but without the corn, sour cream, and olives. Original recipe had us frying up corn tortillas. Mom also used fried flour toritillas. I prefer the fritos because it makes it so easy.

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Between how much my kids like tacos, burgers, and meatballs on spaghetti, I cannot imagine how much ground beef you've gotten that we would not be able to tear through without new recipes.

One thing we do is mini-meatloaves. I got this idea when we used to do Hello Fresh. They have a ton of them - some have pork or other ground meats. They cook quickly with potatoes or green beans or root veggies and you just make a gravy for them. Here's a super easy one:
https://www.hellofresh.com/recipes/meatloaf-a-la-mom-5cae4d38e3f33925de38ba92

We also do ground beef stir fry occasionally. It comes out nice if you let some of the ground beef sort of overcook and get slightly crispy. I don't use a recipe, so I looked for one that's similar to what we do. This is similar to how I do it, though I'd use more sauce and flavorings:
https://valentinascorner.com/ground-beef-stir-fry/ 

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13 hours ago, aaplank said:

Pakistani Kima - Hands down, this is my most requested ground beef recipe.  It is the ultimate comfort food.  I bring it to new moms, or those who need a special meal.  It is so, so good.  Oh, and be sure to make the Moroccan carrots that are listed in the recipe as a side.

https://wholenewmom.com/recipes/pakistani-kima/

 

I want to try this.  I love that it doesn’t have sugar as an ingredient and gives substitute suggested options for making the recipe AIP or paleo or whole30 compliant! 

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2 hours ago, Farrar said:

Between how much my kids like tacos, burgers, and meatballs on spaghetti, I cannot imagine how much ground beef you've gotten that we would not be able to tear through without new recipes.

 

We would freeze most raw and some cooked, and it would get used up like that here too!  

Plus “Breakfast scramble” which involves a lot of whatever there is cooked with eggs and usually cheese. And is a dinner or lunch as often as breakfast.  

Plus we now started bitsied burger with spices over zoodles. 

We also sometimes (okay, rarely actually) have a Vietnamese style salad with beef in it.  Burger isn’t ideal for that, but will do. 

However, I’m glad of this thread.  We are expecting our CSA Meat share shortly and I plan to give that Kima a try. 

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This is an easy hamburger vegetable soup recipe I've had forever. My family likes it and it's really quick plus I usually have all the ingredients on hand.. You can really use whatever vegetables you want and even use frozen mixed vegetables if you're in a hurry. The potato makes it more filling. It doubles easily and freezes well. I don't know if the kitchen bouquet is necessary for flavor or if it just adds color. I've always used it but you can probably skip it.

1-1/2 lbs. hamburger
3 c. water
3 med. carrots, chopped (about 1 c.)
2 med. stalks celery, chopped (about 1 c.)
1 large potato, cut into ½ inch pieces (about 1 c.)
2 med. onions, chopped (about 1 c.)
2 t. salt
1 t. bottled brown kitchen sauce
1/4- 1/2 t. pepper
1 bay leaf
1/8 t. dried basil leaves
28 oz. canned tomatoes with liquid. I usually use diced or stewed but you can use whole tomatoes. Break them up if you do.

Cook and stir hamburger in Dutch oven or large stock pot until light brown; drain. Stir in remaining ingredients; break tomatoes with a fork if whole. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.

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Here a a couple of recipes I tried recently that we all like.

https://www.skinnytaste.com/korean-beef-rice-bowls/

This one has a pretty strong curry flavor but you can cut down the amount if you want it milder.

https://www.budgetbytes.com/curry-beef-with-peas/

Picadillo is another good one. Everyone seems to have their own way of making it. I have mil's recipe that she got from a Cuban friend when they lived in Key West pre-Castro. Both of these are similar though the second one leaves out the raisins.

https://www.mybigfatcubanfamily.com/2016/07/picadillo-recipe/

http://www.traditionalcubanfood.com/recipes/picadillo/

 

ETA: I just went back and clicked on links. I see a lot of us posted Korean beef bowls and some type of curry beef. You have to make at least one of those dishes since they're recommended by a number of Hive members. 🙂 

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pastitisio. (greek lasange).  I use the recipe in greek cooking for an American kitchen.  lots of eggs, lots of butter, lots of parmesan cheese.

Cornish pasties

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Favorites here are: Salisbury steak, Korean beef, Pakistani kima, Bierrocks, and Hamburger stroganoff. Also meatball anything. 

Eta: I didn’t read first. All mine have been suggested in some form! 🤣

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Good thread.  I don’t have the recipe handy but beef stroganoff over egg noodles using ground beef works well.

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