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Nov 18, 2010 06:15 PM

I'm making something with ground beef tomorrow, any ideas?

My husband wants it fried with canned tomatoes and macaroni. I'm thinking something a little more fun....any ideas?

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  1. 1) Picadillo: Saute the meat with onions, maybe some green pepper if you have it. Add an 8-oz can of tomato sauce, stuffed green olives, raisins, garlic powder, salt, and cumin (the "comino" is essential in this Hispanic dish). Simmer for a few minutes and serve with rice. 2) Meatloaf: put half an onion,half a green pepper, an egg, and some ketchup through the Cuisinart then mix it with the meat and enough bread crumbs to make the meat possible to form into a loaf, then do so. Coat the loaf with brown sugar moistened with ketchup plus add a few good shakes of nutmeg. Bake 45 min to an hour and serve with mashed potatoes and gravy; no husband will complain even if he was expecting Beefaroni.

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    1. re: Querencia

      I usually also add just a smidge of cinnamon or allspice to my picadillo. A great way to serve it is stuffed in a roasted sweet plantain split down the center lengthwise (like a banana split). Or you could just serve it with the maduros on the side, along with black beans and rice.

      1. re: Passadumkeg

        TACOS!!! Or maybe Greek tacos? Picadillo in pita bread with tzatziki and jalapenos? Fuse, Baby, fuse! '-)

        1. re: Caroline1

          goluptsi (Eastern European stuffed cabbage with tomato sauce poured over) but with tzatziki inside and dump the macaroni unless it's wanted as an un-needed side.

          Caroline: have I ever expounded on my ideas for Russe-Tex-Mex?

          fuse, yes, but not the obvious choices.

          1. re: hill food

            Stroganoff gorditas or tortilla borscht? Sounds good to me! So what's on your menu? '-)

            1. re: Caroline1

              the only idea I've actually ventured to make was duck broth based borscht with jalapenos, cilantro and queso fresco served as a sort of a strained consomme.

              although I can see other intersections. esp. in technique if not ingredients.

      2. You can't beat a wonderful hamburger. Or meatloaf. Classics are the best.

        1. Empanadas - brown the ground beef and add onions, garlic, celery, tomato paste, chicken broth (don't let it get too wet) and anything else you might like and use it to fill Empanadas. Bake (of course) and serve with guacomole.

          1. pastitsio! so good.

            or i also like the empanadas idea