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What to do with a pound of hamburger?

mrsmegawatt Jul 27, 2006 11:17 PM

I have a pound of hamburger thawed out. What the heck should I do with it, other than burgers or tacos? anything good, quick and easy?

  1. Dommy Jul 27, 2006 11:45 PM

    Meat Balls! Or Meat Sauce! I love Chilis too! :)


    1. j
      Jcooks Jul 28, 2006 12:13 AM

      -= Exported from BigOven =-


      Recipe By:
      Serving Size: 6
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      -= Ingredients =-
      1 1/2 pound Ground beef ; sirloin
      2 cups Peas ; frozen
      2 cup Potato ; cubed (I use frozen hash browns!)
      1 cups Onion ; diced
      2 cloves Garlic ; minced
      2 cups Tomatoes ; canned, crushed
      2 tablespoon Butter
      1 teaspoon Olive oil
      1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
      1/2 teaspoon Ginger
      1/2 teaspoon Tumeric

      -= Instructions =-
      saute onion and garlic in butter and olive oil.

      brown ground beef. Add tomatoes, onions/garlic, potatoes, peans and spices. simmer 25 minutes. serve with rice.

      ** This recipe can be pasted into BigOven without retyping. **
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      1. re: Jcooks
        mrsmegawatt Jul 28, 2006 05:25 PM

        Jcooks...is that an Indian recipe? Sounds delicious!

        1. re: mrsmegawatt
          Jcooks Jul 29, 2006 05:41 PM

          Pakistani, I think. It was given to me by a woman I used to work with. We love it.

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        AnneM Jul 28, 2006 12:23 AM

        Or, scramble it with some diced onion and have it with mashed potatoes. This is comfort food for me

        1. j
          j2brady Jul 28, 2006 12:30 AM

          I second meatballs.

          I made one from Molto Mario's cookbook called Molto Italiano. They were really good. They were moist and soft like butter, not dry little nuggets.

          The recipe also calls for fennel seed which I love and really complements the beef.


          1. bryan Jul 28, 2006 01:56 AM

            How about sloppy joes?

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            1. re: bryan
              TongoRad Jul 28, 2006 03:16 AM

              There is a Cuban version of sloppy joes called picadillo that includes olives, raisins, and a dash of cinnamon. It is heavenly with an accompaniment of black beans and sweet plantains.

            2. s
              SizzlingJoe Jul 28, 2006 02:07 AM

              or filling for pierogis?

              the food network has one from an emeril show... hamburger meat, ricotta cheese (recipe calls for farmer's cheese) green onion, garlic (?) and eggs to bind it all together.

              break out the phyllo dough and make small baked pierogi thingies.

              or pasties if you use pie dough...

              (i like to add a bit of cheddar cheese to my mix also... )

              1. kare_raisu Jul 28, 2006 03:03 AM

                ma po tofu over rice mmm...

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                1. re: kare_raisu
                  mrsmegawatt Jul 28, 2006 05:25 PM

                  mmmm care to share you recipe?

                2. oakjoan Jul 28, 2006 03:31 AM

                  My parents used to make "Bean Stroganof" years ago and I still whip it up every now and again.

                  It's browned ground beef, sauteed onions, garlic, and a bit of chicken broth all cooked together. Add a couple of cans of kidney beans and cook for a while to meld the flavors.

                  Jst before serving, add some sour cream and stir over low heat (without letting it boil) until heated through.

                  Serve with chopped green onions. It's even better the second day.

                  1. steinpilz Jul 28, 2006 05:39 PM

                    tacos! I'll also make an indian style spicy beef, chop up some onions garlic and ginger, saute the beef with these, pour off excess fat, add turmeric cumin pepper salt etc... this will be good hot and can be reheated for a snack.

                    1. withalonge Jul 28, 2006 06:30 PM

                      how about stuffed bell peppers? CI is the recipe I usually use. it does heat up the kitchen a bit, but when served with a salad, makes a nice summer dinner.

                      1. MaggieB Jul 28, 2006 07:40 PM

                        Meatloaf! Deeee-licious :)

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                        1. re: MaggieB
                          peachblossom Jul 28, 2006 08:45 PM

                          I second meatloaf! mmm

                        2. j
                          JoCreek Jul 29, 2006 04:12 PM

                          Calico Beans is a comfort food for my husband,is an easy do ahead, and freezes very well.

                          Serves 6
                          4 slices of bacon
                          1 lb. ground chuck
                          1 medium onion, chopped
                          1/2 cup brown sugar
                          1/2 cup catsup
                          1 can kidney beans,drained
                          1 can lima beans,drained
                          1 can cambell's pork & beans, undrained

                          Fry bacon until crisp; remove and pat dry. Brown meat and onions in bacon grease. Add remaining ingredients except bacon and stir well. Pour into a greased (Pam) 2 1/2 qt. deep casserole. Crumble the bacon over the top. Bake, uncovered, at 300 for 1 1/2 hour.

                          Serve with a salad & bread.

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