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Oct 8, 2007 09:47 AM

Ground Beef recipes anyone?

SO I just bought a boat load of ground beef. Looks good.. fresh, simple regular gb.
I have a family of 4. (me and the little ones)

Do any of you have some ideas for ground beef that is NOT meatloaf, hamburgers,tacos or red spaghetti sauce? I have always had such good luck with recipes on this board.. would love to find something new to serve my family.

thanks in advance


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  1. Trying to think kid-friendly, not gourmet...

    Name: Beefy/Cheesy Spud Bowls
    Serves: 2

    1/2 pound ground beef
    1 onion, chopped
    1 teaspoon minced garlic
    1 tomato, juiced, seeded and chopped
    Tostitos Salsa Con Queso, 1/2+ cup
    1 VERY large potato or 2 small


    Bake potato
    Saute choppped onion, set aside.
    Brown meat and add onion, garlic and reheat.

    Off heat, stir in cheese sauce.

    Cut potato in half, squeeze to make a bowl. Fill with meat/cheese mixture and top with chopped tomato

    1. If your family is adventurous you might try making kibbee.

      It can be served either raw or cooked, but I would have serious reservations about serving it raw unless I ground the meat myself.

      1. See this thread for links to recipes for empanadas & Jamaican beef patties (including one posted by me). Tasty, unusual, and kid-friendly. Lots of other ideas in that thread, too.

        1. This is a pretty simple recipe that tastes better than it sounds! It's Thai ground beef. Saute chopped onions and garlic until soft, then add ground beef and brown it. Stir in curry paste to taste (take it easy here, since you have little ones!), then pour about a cup of tomato sauce in (I know, I know, but it makes the sauce and keeps it easy!). Once that has cooked down a bit, grind some lime zest over it, throw in a splash of fish sauce if you have it, and stir in about a half cup of coconut milk. Let that cook down a few more minutes.

          I know that that all sounds really crappy and odd, but it ends up with a very rich, deep flavor and great sauce.

          4 Replies
          1. re: katecm

            Another take on Thai ground beef: Saute garlic and some fresh chili (remove hot bits for little people) till the garlic starts to color, add ground beef and let it brown. Then turn off heat, add some fish sauce, lime juice, and cilantro. Serve with rice, or even more fun, with lettuce leaves that you can roll up.

            1. re: Kagey

              And yet another variation -- similar to Kagey's except add thai basil instead of cilantro and add some palm sugar (brown sugar as a substitute).

              1. re: Miss Needle

                Oh yes! Great idea with the basil!

            2. re: katecm

              How do you serve? Just over rice? Or is is thick enough to roll up in a tortilla (my kids will eat almost anything in a tortilla)?

            3. What do you think about the ideas from this thread?


              Many are just ideas, not recipes, but there's definitely variety in what people offered! What are the tastes of you and your family like? For example, what's something new that they loved, and what's something that wasn't such a hit (and why- taste, texture....)?