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Dec 29, 2006 05:19 PM

Unique Ground Beef Recipes?

The family just came back from Costco with about 5 pounds of ground beef...i'm not sure what happened, but please, we need to use this up soon. any good ideas besides the obvious meatloaf, burgers and stroganoff?

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  1. recently sauteed chopped onion, added cinnamon, cumin, cayenne, coriander, s&P, also, small amt smoked paprika..added beef and then served on top of hummus with pita or naan on the side

    1. Not unique per se, but you can make beef chili, meatball, and meat sauce for spagetti.

      Since you have so much, you can make a big batch of meat sauce (with tomato and so forth), separate into smaller portions and put them into individual ziplock bags and just freeze them. Then next time you will have meat sauce readily available for quick dinners!

      1. moussaka, shepard's pie, soup.

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        1. Empanadas! If you have a latin population where you live the supermarket should have the dough ready made, which I understand is as good as homemade. the filling is much like the first response above (maybe minus the paprika), and perhaps with some golden raisins if you are doing s. American style. Serve red or green salsa and fried sweet plaintains on the side.

          1. Meat, Corn, that order...always a pleaser.

            Sautee meat with minced celery and onion, salt, pepper, poultry seasoning and a few spoons of plain bread crumbs. Add a litle water or chicken broth if dry.

            Warm canned corn. (I use fresh shucked corn when in season)

            Your favorite mashed potatoes.

            Grease a round pan with butter and layer meat, corn and potato. Sprinkle with parmesean cheese and bake.