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Quick and Easy Inexpensive Ground Beef Recipes

Updated on June 27, 2013
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Easy family recipes

This set of recipes are geared towards a family dinner. You put them together when you first get home, pop them into the over and let them cook while you get a few things done around the house. They are basic recipes that children and adults seem to love. Everyone of them can be served with a salad, baked potato or a serving of vegetables. Or you can combine any of the choices to make a satisfying, filling dinner. Preparation time is minimal and the enjoyment factor is high.

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Quick Family Meatloaf


2 lbs ground beef

3/4 cups Italian bread crumbs

2 beaten eggs

1 pkg onion soup mix

1/3 cup ketchup

salt and pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Combine all of the ingredients, make into loaf and place in baking pan.

Bake for 1 hour.

Serve with baked potato, vegetable or salad.


Mexican Meatloaf


2 lbs ground beef

1 small onion, chopped

1 small green pepper, chopped

3 stalks celery, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 pkg onion soup mix

1 cup Italian bread crumbs

2 eggs, beaten

1 cup mexican blend shredded cheese

1 can diced tomatoes


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In large mix together all ingredients.

Form into loaf and place in baking dish.

Cover and bake for 1/2 hour. 

Remove cover and continue to bake for another 1/2 hour.

Serve with baked potato, vegetable or salad.


Hamburger pie


1 lb ground beef

1 medium size chopped onion

1 chopped green pepper

2 cloves garlic

1 cup chopped mushrooms

1 pkg (16 oz) frozen mixed vegetables

2 cups leftover mashed potatoes or instant potatoes

1 beaten egg

1 beef bouillion cube

1/2 hot cup water

2 tsp cornstarch

salt and pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In large fry pan brown ground beef.

Add onion, green peppers, garlic and saute until onion turns transparent.

Add frozen mixed vegetables and cook for about 5 minutes.

Mix together mashed potatoes and beaten egg until creamy.

Butter a 9 x 13 inch baking dish and spread potato mixture into it.

Add beef and vegetables.

Mix together beef bouillion, hot water, cornstarch, salt and pepper and pour over ingredients in baking dish.

Bake for 35 - 40 minutes.

Enjoy with a side salad.

Taco bake


2 lbs ground beef

1 chopped onion

1 chopped green pepper

2 cloves minced garlic

1 cup salsa

1 pkg taco seasoning mix

1/2 cup water

1 can sliced mushrooms

1 can corn

1 cup sliced black olives

1 cup mexican mix cheese, shredded

1 pkg cornbread mix


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In large skillet brown ground beed with onions, green peppers and garlic until beef is cooked. 

Stir in salsa, taco seasoning mix and water and bring to a boil.

Reduce to low heat and cook until mixture is thickened.

Stir in mushrooms, corn and olives

Place mixture into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.

Prepare cornbread mix by pkg instructions, adding cheese and stirring until mixture is smooth.

Spread cornbread mixture over meat mixture and bake foe 30 - 40 minutes or until cornbread is golden brown.

Good topped with salsa and sour cream.  Serve with side salad.


Canning ground beef


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