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If You Have a Pound of Ground Beef, You Have Dinner

Updated on June 16, 2013

It is dinner time. You have a hungry crowd and no idea what to fix and it needs to be quick before they start eating the silverware.

Following are some ground beef recipes we enjoy in our family. You can use ground turkey in these recipes instead of ground beef for a bit of a healthier dish. Your family will not know the difference. I promise.

Potato and Ground Beef Casserole
Potato and Ground Beef Casserole
Beans and Rice
Beans and Rice
Wow.  I never knew I could taste so good.  These dishes look delicious.
Wow. I never knew I could taste so good. These dishes look delicious.
Meatloaf
Meatloaf
Quick Veggie Soup
Quick Veggie Soup
Ground Beef Casserole
Ground Beef Casserole
Serving any of these recipes will get you a huge thumbs up.
Serving any of these recipes will get you a huge thumbs up.
Leprechaun Casserole
Leprechaun Casserole
Take a bow, Mom.  Dinner was awesome.
Take a bow, Mom. Dinner was awesome.
Bacon Cheeseburger Pie
Bacon Cheeseburger Pie
Mama Sue's Sausage and Beans
Mama Sue's Sausage and Beans
Egg noodle bake
Egg noodle bake
Mom, we are stuffed.  Thanks.
Mom, we are stuffed. Thanks.

Potato and Ground Beef Casserole

Line bottom of baking pan with a bag of frozen hash browns or shoestring potatoes.

Mix can of cream of chicken soup with a can of cheddar cheese soup and a little bit of milk. Mix in browned ground beef. This recipe is also great with ground sausage or half beef and half sausage. Pour over potatoes. Top with shredded cheese. Bake at 350° until cooked through and bubbly.



Beans and Rice

Cook rice. Set aside. Brown ground beef with onion and pepper. Drain. Add package of taco seasoning. Pork sausage works well in this recipe or a mix of ground beef and sausage. Mix with cooked rice. Add 2 cans of chili beans drained, 2 diced tomatoes, a can of corn niblets drained and rinsed. Put in a casserole dish. Top with pepper jack cheese. Bake until cheese is melted.



Meatloaf

1 lb ground beef

2 eggs

Approximately 2 cups dry oats or breadcrumbs or crushed crackers

Salt and pepper to taste

Small onion, chopped

½ to ¾ cup tomato sauce or ketchup

Muenster or Provolone cheese slices

Mix ground beef, dry oats, eggs, onion, salt, pepper, tomato sauce or ketchup. Put a layer of meatloaf in bottom of pan. Lay slices of Muenster or Provolone cheese on top. You can also put a layer of spinach in the middle with the cheese or by itself. Cover with rest of meatloaf. Top with more tomato sauce or ketchup. You can put uncooked strips of bacon across the top of your meatloaf instead of the tomato sauce or ketchup.

Bake in 350° oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until brown and bubbly.



Quick Veggie Soup

Brown a pound of ground beef. Drain. Mix in with two cans of tomato soup and enough water to make your desired consistency. Add a bag of frozen mixed vegetables, any variety will work. I like the broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower. When veggies are almost cooked through, stir in shaped pasta. Serve with a sprinkle of Romano cheese on top.



Ground Beef Casserole

Brown ground beef with small chopped onion. Drain. Set aside. Lightly grease casserole dish.

Slice three potatoes. Slice three carrots. Put sliced potatoes and carrots in casserole dish. Add a can of drained peas. Add browned ground beef. Cover with mozzarella cheese. Top with a can of tomato soup. Bake for one hour in preheated 350° oven or until potatoes and carrots are tender.



Leprechaun Casserole

1 pound ground beef

2 baking potatoes, thinly sliced

1 -2 cups frozen green peas according to your tastes

1 can of cream of mushroom or cream of chicken soup

½ cup grated cheddar cheese

Brown the beef in a skillet. Drain. Set aside. Cook potatoes in boiling water for five minutes. Drain. Combine beef and potatoes in casserole dish. Add frozen peas. Stir in soup. Sprinkle cheese evenly over top. Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 30 minutes.



Bacon Cheeseburger Pie

1 pound ground beef

Small onion

Small bell pepper

6 pieces fried bacon

1 can of cream of chicken soup

¼ cup ketchup

8 ounce package of cream cheese, softened

½ cup milk

Canned biscuits

Shredded cheese

Brown ground beef with onion and bell pepper. Drain and set aside. Fry bacon. Drain and set aside.

Mix soup, milk, ketchup, and cream cheese. More ketchup can be used to suit your tastes. Add beef and crumbled bacon to soup mixture.

Bake in 350° oven 30 minutes or until bubbly. Take out of the oven. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Put canned biscuits on top of cheese covered casserole. Bake until biscuits are browned.


Mama Sue's Sausage and Beans

My boss' recipe calls for a pound of pork sausage. Ground beef would work or half ground beef and half sausage would work as well.

Brown the pound of meat with one chopped onion. Drain. Add two cans of pinto beans and one large can of chopped tomatoes, not drained. Simmer. Mixture will be thick. Serve over egg noodles or rice or with a chunk of cornbread.


Egg Noodle Bake

Brown a pound of ground beef with one chopped onion and one chopped bell pepper. Drain. Pour beef over cooked egg noodles in a casserole dish. Smother with cheese. Add chopped tomatoes and add more cheese. Bake in a 350 degree oven until the cheese is melted through. This is awesome served the next day.

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    • lcbenefield profile imageAUTHOR

      lcbenefield 

      4 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, Hendrika, for reading. Hope you enjoy.

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      Hendrika 

      4 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      Lovely recipes. of course I will have to adapt them a little for South Africa, but as ground beef is almost the any meat we can afford these will come in very handy.

    • lcbenefield profile imageAUTHOR

      lcbenefield 

      5 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, Jane.

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      Jane Holmes 

      5 years ago

      Just read your ground beef hub! It's great and so true. One can really stretch a meal with a pound of ground beef! Great job.

    • lcbenefield profile imageAUTHOR

      lcbenefield 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Lucy, Thanks for reading. It's fun to come up with new ways to cook the same old thing.

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      Bonny OBrien 

      6 years ago from Troy, N.Y.

      I enjoy finding new hamburger recipes, because there are just so many ways to cook it!

    • lcbenefield profile imageAUTHOR

      lcbenefield 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Teaches, Thank you for reading and commenting. My family loves to cook and to feed people. I hope you enjoy the bacon cheeseburger pie.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      I love your post! I love ground beef, but your writing style and design is makes this recipe idea enjoyable to read. Looks like your family really enjoys the cooking. I will have to look into the bacon cheeseburger pie -- yum!

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