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This recipe is for a family of four. You could always make a smaller one by just having one can of sauce and one can of crescent rolls.
Put a little bit of sauce in a 13x9 inch dish. Unroll one can of crescent rolls over sauce. Add sauce/noodle mixture. Top with dollops of sour cream. Add half of cheese. Unroll second can of crescent rolls over top and add rest of cheese.
Bake for 20-25 minutes.
One tip: Leave crescent rolls in fridge until ready to use to keep from sticking together.
By Melissa from Bessemer City, NC
This page contains hamburger potato casserole recipes. Hamburger potato casseroles can be made with so many additions you will never need to serve the same one too often.
Brown hamburger. Add macaroni, cumin, garlic, tomato sauce, salt/pepper and two cups of hot water. Cook for 20 minutes.
Source: This is a meal my mother use to cook for us as children. We loved it then and still do.
By Carmen R. from Houston, TX
Lightly brown the chuck; drain off fat. Mix ground chuck with the other ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 3-4 hours. A crock pot is also a great way to make this.
By Robin from Washington, IA
Steam beef in double boiler, medium heat for 1 hour. Drain beef and add seasonings. Serve on large buns as a sandwich.
By Robin from Washington, IA
This is economical to make.
Evenly divide the meat and shape into 4 oblong (oval) patties. Flatten with hands and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Heat oil in heavy-bottomed skillet. Over med. high heat, saute the onion until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the beef patties and brown well on both sides.
Reduce heat and continue cooking until onions are golden and beef patties are mostly cooked through. Remove onions and beef to a platter and set aside.
Return pan to stove and heat over med.to med-high heat Add the flour and scrape up all the brown bits. Reduce heat and cook until flour is nicely browned. Very slowly add the dissolved bouillon, stirring or whisking well with each addition, until all the liquid is used and there are no lumps.
Simmer over med. to med. high heat until the gravy is thickened, stirring occasionally. Add the ketchup and mix well. (If the gravy isn't dark enough, add a little Kitchen Bouquet, if desired.) Taste the gravy and salt and pepper if needed.
Return the onions and beef patties to the pan and simmer over low heat until the patties are cooked through, about 10 minutes.
Serve with mashed potatoes.
Source: Adopted from William Bell's verbal instructions, and taste-tested for authenticity.
By indianlady from Boonville, NC
Mix ingredients through onion together in skillet:Cook until hamburger and onion are done. Let cool while you prepare biscuit dough.
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This is a guide about mashed potato and hamburger casserole. Casseroles topped with mashed potatoes are almost infinitely variable, with a simple change of ingredients. This is a good way to use leftovers.
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Cook meat and vegetables until meat is browned. Drain off fat. Add remaining ingredients, mix well. Cover. Simmer 20 minutes. Serve on hamburger buns.
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Does anyone have any recipes for ground meat, besides hamburgers, spaghetti, or meatloaf? I want to try something new.
By proudmama0325 from McNeil, AR
Have you tried casseroles? This is something I throw together when I'm busy and don't want to stand over the stove in the evening. If I have a project I'm going to be working on, I prepare this in the morning, put it in the fridge and pop it in the oven for supper.
Brown hamburger with chopped onion.
Make a box off Mac and Cheese.
Add hamburger mixer to the prepared Mac and Cheese.
Add a can of cream of anything, chicken or mushroom soup, what ever you have on hand.
Add how ever many slices of cheese you want.
I add a little canned stewed tomatoes, only I make sure the tomatoes are good and smooshed.
Add some salt and pepper (I usually add that to the meat as it's browning)
Spray a casserole dish, pour in the mixture. Cube up any stale bread you have, spread the cubes over the mixture, melt some butter and pour it over the bread. Bake at 350 until it's bubbly and the bread and butter has browned.
When I was growing up, we didn't have large freezer bags so we froze our hamburger in a lump wrapped in foil. When we would forget to thaw it out for dinner that night, we would have a boiled dinner. Bring a large pot of seasoned water to a boil. Drop in the frozen hamburger and then some potatoes, onions, and carrots. Bring back to a boil and turn down to a slow boil. When the lump of hamburger looks like the outside is cooked, poke it with a large meat fork occasionally being careful not to break up the lump.
When the veggies are tender and the juices run clear when the hamburger is pierced, the hamburger is done.
Gently remove the hamburger and veggies. Add more water if needed, bring back to a boil and drop a box of spaghetti into the pot. Cook until tender. The hamburger will slice like a meatloaf. I like to add a little Worcestershire sauce or steak sauce to my slice of meat.
We also made chili veggie soup with hamburger. Brown the hamburger and make the soup like normal. Add a chili roll and very small head of chopped cabbage. Very comforting on a cold, winter evening. Good luck.
How about Salisbury Steak? It's one of my family's favorites.
I serve it with mashed potatoes because a nice sauce remains from the golden mushroom soup in the pan. I use very lean beef, so the sauce isn't greasy. Add a side of corn or coleslaw - delish!
This is a link to the one I make, however, there are many, many versions from baked to broiled.
Brown around a pound of ground beef, drain, add a small pack of frozen peas (preferable to defrost them first), a can of mushrooms, and a small can of tomato sauce, mix well, cover, reduce heat, and cook for 15 mins. Serve over rice or in pita bread.
This is very simple and very good. Brown one lb. of ground beef with a chopped onion and then drain the fat. Add some chopped garlic and soy sauce and stir. Add a tablespoon or so of cornstarch to a cup or two of cold water, stir until there are no lumps and add it to the meat. When the sauce thickens, it is done. Serve with mashed potatoes.
Taco Hash Browns:
1 lb hamburger browned and drained
1 packet taco seasoning added to browned hamburger along with water
16-20 hash brown patties
2 cups cheddar
Optional add ins; sour cream, salsa, jalapenos
I don't let the water completely evaporate from the meat mixture. I start the hash browns cooking in the oven right before I start the hamburger to browning. When hamburger is done and has seasoning added, the hash browns are done. Kinda smash up hash browns in big bowl, dump in the cheese, and then the meat mixture. I don't let the water evaporate so that it can soak into the potatoes. Mix well. Put in bowls then you can add in whatever you want. I like sour cream, but my husband and son go all out and put in sour cream, salsa, jalapenos and whatever else you can find.
1-2 lbs ground beef
2 onions quartered & sliced
2 small cans tomato soup
1 box Creamettes Redi Cut Pasta (see note)
Any favorite seasonings
Cook pasta & drain. Brown ground beef & onion with fave seasonings & drain. Mix ground beef, pasta & soup all together.
This is the only spaghetti I knew when growing up. It's very NUMMY.
NOTE: If can't find this pasta I use the macaroni from 2 boxes of any mac n cheese. Save the cheese packet for another dish.
I posted this one a while back:
One of my favorites & so easy.
Brown 1 lb. chopped meat with 1/2 chopped onion, drain fat. Add 1/2 envelope taco seasoning mix & 1/2 cup salsa. Spread in 8x8 baking dish. Cover with 1 can drained pinto beans. Sprinkle 1-1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese over all.
Mix up 1 box corn bread mix according to directions. Spread over cheese. Bake 25 min. 350 degrees. Serve with sour cream & additional salsa. Makes 4 to 6 servings.
Stuffed anything - peppers, squash, eggplant, macaroni shells or manicotti. Works great in casseroles. Stroganoff, beef and noodles, SOS (hamburger gravy over toast with eggs, etc), salisbury steak, (I even tried "chicken fried steak, but that is another story). Meatballs, tacos, burritos. Oh my! Just some thoughts for a start. Oh, yeah, don't forget veggie beef soup!
I have a large family so this recipe feeds 6-8 & tastes like Salisbury Steak. Recipe can easily be made in half &/or leftovers can be frozen - my favorite trick for sometimes getting out of cooking.
You will need a blender or food processor, a large bowl for mixing, foil for covering top of baking dish, a saucepan for mixing the gravy, & a deep-sided baking dish large enough to hold 6 to 8-8 oz. patties and gravy. I usually use my roasting pan.
4 lbs. hamburger meat
1 pkg. saltines
2, 2 c. packages brown gravy mix or 4, 1 c. pkgs.
2 sm. cans mushroom stems & pieces, drained well, optional
3 stalks celery, wash & trim ends but leave the leaves on
1 medium-sized onion, peeled & cut into pieces
1 T. beef bouillon flavoring
2 t. black pepper
short 1/2 t. garlic powder
Put the raw meat into the large bowl, breaking into pieces. In the blender or processor cup, add about 1/4 of the crackers at a time & whirl into a powder; add the powdered crackers to the meat. Next, cut the celery into about 3-inch pieces; add to blender cup. Cut the onion into chunks & also add to blender cup. Add all remaining ingredients except for the brown gravy mix & optional mushrooms: whirl until smooth. Pour the vegetable mixture over the hamburger & crackers & thoroughly mix together - using your hands works best. Divide mixture as evenly as possible into 6 to 8 patties. Place on pre-heated, broiler pan & broil each side at the lowest position for 10 minutes on each side. While the meat is broiling, prepare your gravy mix using only 3 c. of water instead of the usual 4 c. you would normally make it with. Bring to a boil, then lower temperature & allow to simmer for a few minutes. At this point, you can add the optional mushrooms. Just before the hamburger patties are finished, pour about 1/4 of the brown gravy into the baking dish. When patties are done, use a spatula to remove them from the broiler pan & place ontop of the gravy in the baking dish. Pour remaining gravy over the top of the hamburger patties, cover with foil & bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes.
I know this sounds complicated but it really isn't. The beauty of it all is that you can put the cooled down patties & gravy in ziplock freezer bags to lay flat in the freezer. Our family has grown up & moved away but I still make the same amount, leave out 2 for dinner that night & freeze the rest so I won't have to cook later... Enjoy!
I brown a pound of ground beef and then put in two cans of chicken gumbo. Let it cook for about 15 minutes and it makes a pretty good quick meal.
I am looking for easy meals made with hamburger.
By Mary from KY
Patty the hamburger out and cook it. When its done take it out and put a can of cream of mushroom soup in with a little bit of water mix up and put your patties back in and like it simmer fir about 20 minutes. It's really good and easy.
Mix beef w/onion soup mix,bread crumbs or anything for a basic meatloaf-form into oval patties and brown on each side-put in casserole dish. in saucepan mix 1 or 2 cans brown gravy and 1 or 2 cans golden mushroom soup (campbell's, not regular mushroom soup, the golden is more like gravy) use equal cans of each. pour over patties bake @350 or 400 F.until bubbly and done in the center and you have Salisbury steak. The gravy is great over rice or mashed potatoes!
Debbie's Skillet Meat Loaf With Gravy
1 pound ground chuck
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 small onion, diced fine
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 cup oatmeal
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup ketchup (or a bit less)
1 squirt prepared mustard
1 10 1/4 oz Campbell's Beef Gravy
Mix all ingredients except gravy. Form into 7 or so round patties and brown real well on both sides in large skillet. (can add shortening if needed) Once they are nicely browned on both sides, drain grease. Add gravy over tops of patties, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
Basically I took my meat loaf recipe and made stove top. Not only is it quicker but it doesn't heat up the kitchen then, not having to turn on the oven! The gravy gets even tastier when it is simmering along with the patties. We like mashed potatoes and peas with it. Yum!
Possible variations: could use crushed crackers or even torn up bread, chili sauce, steak sauce. Add some sauteed mushrooms to the gravy, even fried onions. Might try flouring the patties before frying or coating with some more bread crumbs. Could add some diced green pepper. Many possibilities.
I make meatballs or meatloaf this way:
To 1lb of ground beef
add 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
1/4 cup water
dashes of salt, pepper, and garlic powder
This makes a very loose and wet consistency, don't worry about it. It comes out juicy and delicious.
If you have a grill pan, it helps with liquid run off.
Mix 50/50 ketchup and BBQ sauce and spoon on top before cooking/baking.
Delicious with mashed potatoes or mac & cheese or rice.
Saute ground beef with garlic and onions and cabbage and add one ramen seasoning packet with some soy sauce and brown sugar to taste. Separately boil the ramen noodles and drain and then saute them in a little oil and the soy sauce brown sugar mixture. Mix noodles with ground beef and cabbage mixture.
Of course there's the old stand by's of spaghetti, tacos, chili, etc. A good website to check out is hillbillyhousewife.com
Fry hamburger with thinly sliced celery and onion until browned, drain if needed. Add water to cover and beef boullion to taste, boil a few minutes. Use water and cornstarch, mix in a cup pour slowly into hamburger mixture until the thickness you want. Can add soya sauce, cook until bubbly and serve over rice, chow mein noodles, mashed potatoes. Taste good with what ever you have. My own recipe.
Looking for a recipe someone told me about but can't remember all of it. It has hamburger, cheese and egg in it and is layered on toast and baked in the oven, if I remember right. Does this ring a bell to anyone?
Have you tried www.allrecipes.com? You can search for recipes by ingredients. I found quite a few similar to what you're after. The first time I searched, I didn't find anything except burgers, but then instead of using the word hamburger, I used the word pork sausage. In fact, I made the easy sausage strata for Christmas morning breakfast, and it was easy AND good.
Years ago, I was taught a recipe by a single male friend he called "dogfood":
12 slices toast
1 lb hamburger
cream of mushroom soup
6 slices cheese
fry hamburger (w/ diced onions & peppers, if desired); stir in 1 or 2 tbs mustard. Layer 6 slices toast in a 9 x 13 pan; distribute burger mixture evenly over. Top w/ cheese, then other 6 toast. Mix soup, eggs, and about 1/2 can milk together. Pour over layers, trying to coat each one evenly. Cover w/ foil & bake 350 about 45 min. Uncover (add more cheese on top if wanted) & bake 15 min (or so) till brown on top.
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My dad loves hamburger, anything hamburger. We're getting a bit tired of hamburgers, chili, stuffed peppers, etc. Anymore suggestions?
By ivorylov from Ocala, FL
Louisiana meat pies. Just season your meat really good with Tony's and brown, drain really well, then saute' onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic in a little water. Then mix and let simmer with a few bullion cubes and a little water. (make meat well ahead of time and let cool)
My family loves these. (04/18/2009)
This is quite easy and quite good, I don't go by a recipe I just wing it, you can change the amounts to your liking.
Onion Burgers in Gravy
Mix all ingredients except the gravy. Form into large patties. Fry. When done, remove burgers from pan and pour off grease. Add the gravy to the pan, stir to get the residue from the pan mixed into the gravy. Return burgers to pan, cover and let simmer about a half hour, turning patties half way through. (you can broil your burgers if you don't like fried)
By Deb H.
What about tacos, spaghetti, Sloppy Joes, shepherd's pie, or meatloaf? I don't really go by recipes for those.
Here is one my husband likes. This one is made from basic pantry staples.
Country Style Skillet Dinner
I haven't made this one in a while so I don't remember, but you might need to watch and add some water during the noodle cooking time.
Trace in Jacksonville, FL (04/19/2009)
I mix hamburger with crumbled crackers and 1 egg. Shape into patties and wrap a piece of bacon around the edge. Bake until done and bacon is crispy. (04/19/2009)
I make hamburger pie. I fry the hamburger then drain and make mashed potatoes, then I put the hamburger in casserole dish. I then add a can of corn or any vegetables you like on top then spread the mashed potatoes on it and sprinkle with shredded cheese and seasoning. Bake at 350 until nice and hot all the way through and cheese is melted. My family loves it. (04/19/2009)
Mushroom meatballs have been a family favorite at my house for years.
Mix all, but soup and water. Shape into meatballs, put in single layer in 9 X 13 inch pan. Stir soup and water together. Pour over meatballs, cover and bake 350 degrees for 1 hour. The sauce can be used as gravy over mashed potatoes or over rice.
My mother-in-law makes this Mexican cornbread, the whole clan loves it.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix cornmeal, baking soda, and salt. Add milk, eggs, corn, peppers, and oil.
Pour half in pan, then add in layers; beef, onion, cheese. Add remaining cornmeal mixture and bake 45 minutes. (This recipe does not specify what size pan to use.)
Top any meatloaf with this and you have something special, very good.
Stir together and spread on any meatloaf 10 minutes before meatloaf is finished baking. Bake uncovered 10 minutes.
I don't know whether or not she knew what she was talking about, but many moons ago a friend gave me this recipe and said it was a Girl Scout campfire recipe. Sounds strange, but tastes good.
Girl Scout Recipe
Cook the hamburger, onion, and green pepper until browned. Drain. Stir in the beans and serve over slices of bread. (04/21/2009)
A very simple recipe is to lightly brown a pound of ground beef with an onion that is sliced thinly. Peel and slice 4 potatoes. Place a layer of beef, a layer of potatoes then 1/2 can of cream soup (mushroom, celery, cheddar). Repeat the layers. Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 1 hour. A quick version is to cook noodles and substitute them for the potatoes, then you only need to bake for 30 minutes.
A second favorite is to brown a pound of ground beef. Into a large pot add the beef, one onion diced, a can of corn, carrots, green beans (all drained first), 8 oz. of cooked pasta, and a jar of spaghetti sauce. Bake at 350 until heated through, about 30 minutes. Sprinkle on cheese and return to the oven until the cheese melts. What I do is save all my leftover veggies and freeze them and when I get the equivalent of about 5-6 cans of veggies I thaw and drain them and make the casserole. The only veggies that really don't work are like beets and sauerkraut. (04/22/2009)
Baked Taco Sandwich: Who says tacos have to be served in a taco shell? These tacos are like open-face sandwiches you eat with a fork. And you probably have all the ingredients you need on hand.
Beef and Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups
Prep Time: 35 minutes, Start to Finish: 1 hr 15 min
Makes: 2 servings Nutrition Information
Dinner for two? There's no need to make a whole pan of lasagna.
I know you said no hamburgers, but this recipe is awesome just serve with mashed potatoes for a meal.
Beef Patties in Onion Gravy
Combine all patty ingredients;mix thoroughly with your hands and shape into 4 patties.
Brown patties on both sides. Brown only. Remove any grease.
Mix dry onion soup mix and 1 1/2 cup water, pour over patties.
Cover pan and simmer for 20 minutes, very low boil.
Remove patties to a plate.
Combine 1/2 cup water with 2 tbs. flour, add to pan.
Stir constantly with a whisk until it comes to a boil.
Boil 1 minute.
Return patties to pan, serve or turn pan down to simmer. (04/22/2009)
This is Chili Nacho Bake.
Heat oven to 350. Grease a 2-1/3 - 3 quart casserole. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef in olive oil with the onions until the onions are lightly browned and the ground beef is no longer pink. Add the bell pepper and garlic and continue cooking, stirring for about 2-3 minutes until bell bell pepper is tender. Add pinto beans, tomatoes, chili powder and cumin. Cook, stirring, until hot and bubbly. Break tortilla chips into smaller pieces and put half of them in the bottom of the casserole. Spoon about half of the bean and beef mixture over the chips and sprinkle half of the cheese. Spoon the remaining bean and beef mixture over the cheese layer. Top with remaining chips and cheese. Bake for about 25 minutes or until bubbly and cheese has melted. Serves 6-8. (04/23/2009)
Easy Enchilada Casserole in this same newsletter. You could leave out the beans and double the meat. Still it is good. Today we had a second meal from it, topped with Mozzarella. Another thing to try is a box of Rice a Roni in layers with the beef, and I like it with a can of green beans mixed in. Good luck.
Great Granny Vi (04/24/2009)
As you will be able to tell by this recipe, it is for a crowd of people! Very well liked!