Oct 1, 2009

By Ellen Wilson
Ground Beef Ground beef can be browned in just minutes and added to any dish for a good source of protein.  Incorporate this meat into your week with some of the following dishes:

Add taco seasoning and you've got a meal.  Just purchase taco shells, tomatoes and lettuce.
Save the extra meat to make taco salad for lunch the next day.
Spaghetti Sauce
Brown the ground beef, drain, and add to your favorite spaghetti sauce. A good idea is to make extra and freeze for future meals.
All you need is hamburger, buns, cheese, and your favorite toppings. We suggest a fried egg in addition to your ketchup and mustard.
American Goulash
Pasta, beef, onions, and cheese mixed with tomato soup. Find recipe under our Menu Planner.
Hamburger stroganoff
A creamy topping of sour cream, hamburger, and mushroom soup over noodles. Find recipe under our Menu Planner.
See our Easy Cheesy No-Boil Lasagna Recipe
Sloppy Joes
Mix your ground beef with onion, peppers, ketchup, brown sugar, garlic, pepper and salt and slop onto a bun for a quick, messy meal.
Ground beef, onion, kidney beans, tomatoes, peppers, garlic, and chili powder. Put in the crock pot for an even easier meal.
Mix ground beef, eggs, breadcrumbs, ketchup and seasonings for meatloaf, a warm, baked meal that is quickly mixed and thrown in the oven.
Roll ground beef, onion, green pepper, eggs, garlic, and whatever seasonings you'd like into balls for homemade meatballs. Serve on a sub or with spaghetti.
Shepherd's Pie
A filling casserole of beef, onion, carrots, peas, and corn covered in mashed potatoes. Made to keep you down in a windstorm.
When freezing meat, it's best to keep it in its original wrapping. If you plan on keeping it in the freezer for a long time, wrap the store wrapping with addition freezer wrap (such as plastic wrap or aluminum foil) or put inside a freezer bag. If you'd rather divide the original packages into smaller portions, store the portions in sturdy freezer bags.