Thursday, February 14, 2008

What Can You Do With Hamburger Meat?

I was recently involved in a discussion about all the things you can do with hamburger meat. So I thought it would be fun to post some recipes here.

Hamburger and Potatoe Casserole

3 potatoes, sliced thin
1 pound hamburger (you can also use ground turkey)
1 small onion
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1 - 16 ounce can green beans, drained
1 can cream of celery soup
1/2 can of milk
4 ounces grated Cheddar cheese

Place sliced potatoes in the bottom of a greased casserole dish. Brown hamburger and onion (drain). Put on top of potatoes. Add garlic salt. Next add green beans. Mix celery soup and 1/2 can of milk and pour over beans. Top with grated cheese. Bake, uncovered, in 350 degree oven for 45 minutes. Cover for last 10 minutes of baking.

Note: Play with flavors here. Try cream or broccoli or cream of mushroom soup. Try swiss cheese.

Sloppy Joe Casserole

1 1/2 pouns ground beef
1 cup tomato sauce seasonings for sloppy joes
2 teaspoons chopped onions
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cans crescent dinner rolls
2 cups shredded cheese

Brown ground beef and tomato sauce in skillet. Add seasonings, onion and salt.

Separate each can of crescent rolls into two large rectangles. Press two into a large 9 by 13 pan.
Spoon on meat mixture and sprinkle the cheese on top. Place two remaining rectangles of dough on top of meat and cheese. Pinch edges and brush top with milk. Bake at 425 for 15 to 20 minutes.

Easy Lasagna

1 lb. ground beef
3 1/2 c. (32 oz.) thick spaghetti sauce
1 1/2 c. water
2 c. (15 oz.) Ricotta cheese
3 c. (15 oz.) shredded Mozzarella
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
2 eggs
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
8 oz. lasagna, uncooked

Brown beef in 3-quart saucepan; drain off excess fat. Add sauce and water; simmer about 10 minutes. Combine remaining ingredients, except lasagna, for filling. Pour about 1 cup sauce on bottom of 9x13x2-inch baking pan.

Layer 3 pieces of uncooked lasagna over sauce; cover with about 1 1/2 cups sauce. Spread half of cheese filling over sauce. Repeat layers of lasagna, sauce and cheese filling. Top with layer of lasagna and remaining sauce. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes. Remove foil; bake about 10 minutes longer. Allow to stand 10 minutes before cutting.

Beef Enchilada Casserole

2 pounds ground beef
1 can El Paso enchilada sauce
1 small can chopped green chives
5 ounces Longhorn cheese
1 medium onion
1 can mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 pound Velveeta cheese
2 dozen tortilla chips

Cook beef and onion together until beef is done. In skillet, add enchilada sauce, mushroom soup, chicken soup, chopped chives, Velveeta and Longhorn cheese. Layer all the sauce and tortilla into pan and then cook at 350 degrees for 30 minutes in a 13 x 10 inch pan lightly greased.

Beef Noodle Soup

1 pound ground beef
1 - 46 ounce V8 juice
1 envelope onion soup mix
1 package ramen noodles, beef flavor
1 - 16 ounce package frozen vegetables

In a large saucepan, on medium heat, cook beef until pink is gone. Drain. Stir in the onion soup mix, V8 juice, seasoning packet from the ramen and the vegetables. (do not add noodles yet)

Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 6 minutes uncovered. Return to a boil and add noodles. Cook for 3-4 more minutes. Noodles should be tender.

Audrey :)


mommy2caitlin said...

Mmmm... those recipes look yummy! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! =)
Well I started out crocheting and just caught the knitting bug over the past year. Now I LOVE both! And I'm really enjoying Debbie's "Shop on Blossom Street" which I'm reading now. I realized I'm reading them out of order though. "A Good Yarn" is the 2nd book which I read first!

Jenera said...

I'm going to have to try a few of these. I've been getting a little bored with my usual recipes. I know the hubby would like the lasagna one too.

*Jilly* said...

Hey there:)
Thanks for visting my blog..on the 6th. I just saw your comment:)

I love your blog! I am getting very hungry reading it though..ha! Great recipes..I will be adding some of these to my recipe box..thanks and have a great weekend!

P.S. I am adding you to my link that I can keep up with all these fabulous recipes:)

jennifer said...

Sloppy Joe casserole is a MUST try around here. We had canned sloppy joes the other night and it took hubby and I back to elementary school. MMMMM. That casserole sounds divine! Jennifer

Princess said...

Some great ideas!! I love sloppy joes!

The Journey Begins Here said...

I'm set for the week. How are you...I haven't stopped by in a while. I have to catch up with all of those recipes and plan my menu for next week. Theresa

letjim14344 said...

Thanks for visiting my blogs and leaving a comment Audrey. I'm gonna be visiting your blog often for more recipes so I'm subscribing to your Atom Feed. I'm gonna try your hamburger and potato casserole soon.

GAMER said...

These recipes look great. Im on my own in college and it always helps to add more variation to what I can eat. Greatly appreciated