Recipes Using Ground Beef

August 22, 2011
Stuffed Shells over Ground Beef SauceThis is a special recipe I like, not only because of the foods in it, but also the spices. I am making a point of using more spices, especially cinnamon.


  • 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 (4 1/2 oz.) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (4 1/2 oz.) can beef broth
  • 1 1/2 cups Penne pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen cut green beans, thawed
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 can small potatoes drained (optional)


In large skillet cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink.

In a large saucepan, bring broth and tomatoes to a boil. Add Penne pasta, reduce heat and simmer for 15 - 20 minutes, uncovered, until pasta is done.

Drain the beef mixture and add to pasta. Stir in the beans, tomato paste, oregano, garlic powder, cinnamon, and potatoes. Heat through. Serve.

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 25 Minutes

Source: I have a collection of recipes I have had for a long while. They have kind of morphed over the years. I adjust them as needed.


By Robyn from TN

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March 2, 2011

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.

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May 7, 2012

This recipe looks good and taste great. this is a confort food we use to eat.

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August 19, 2010

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.

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January 20, 2010

Steam beef in double boiler, medium heat for 1 hour. Drain beef and add seasonings. Serve on large buns as a sandwich.

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April 29, 2009

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.

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August 7, 2008

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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April 18, 2012

Great sandwiches!

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March 23, 2011

Combine broth (chicken, beef of pork), broth from vegetables, vinegar, brown sugar and soy sauce. Stir in the cornstarch that has been mixed with a little of the vegetable broth to liquify.

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February 10, 2011

In large saucepan, cook beef, onion, and garlic till beef is browned and onion is tender. Stir in minestrone soup, pork and beans, 3 cups water, celery, Worcestershire sauce, and oregano.

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June 5, 2007

This is my favorite comfort food and to this day, when I am feeling blue, I make it and feel better. Make beef into thick patties and fry until done to your preference.

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April 22, 2005

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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June 30, 2009

Does anyone have any recipes for ground meat, besides hamburgers, spaghetti, or meatloaf? I want to try something new.

By Dawn from McNeil, AR


July 1, 20090 found this helpful

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.

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July 1, 20090 found this helpful

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.

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July 2, 20090 found this helpful

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.,1626,156163-249204,00.html

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November 16, 2009

I am looking for easy meals made with hamburger.

By mary from KY

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March 12, 2008

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?



March 14, 20080 found this helpful

Have you tried 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.


Good luck!

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March 16, 20080 found this helpful

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
2 eggs
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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December 11, 2016

This is a page 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.

Mashed Potato and Hamburger Casserole

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