It’s been a while since I’ve added a post to this series. In the past, we’ve covered:
- 10 Ways to Cook Fish – No Recipe Required
- 10 Ways to Cook Chicken on the Fly – No Recipe Required
- 10 Ways to Cook Beef Roast or Other Cuts – No Recipe Required
Sometimes, you just don’t feel like dragging out a cookbook or even looking something up on the computer. For those days, try one of these easy ideas.
I love to have ground beef browned out and stored in the freezer. It makes it really easy to pull together a meal. If you’d like to cook it in bulk, try using your crockpot to cook ground beef.
There are a million ways to top a burger. And you can choose to cook them on the outdoor grill, a George Foreman type grill or in a skillet. Easy and classic.
Season the cooked ground beef with your favorite homemade or store-bought seasoning. Stuff in your favorite shells. Top with your favorite toppings. Chances are, this meal is a staple in your house.
3. Add to Spaghetti Sauce
This is a quick way to beef up your favorite spaghetti sauce.
Another classic with a million ways to fix it. Try this method:
- 1 egg per pound of meat
- 1/2 cup tomato product (ketchup, BBQ sauce, chili sauce etc) per pound
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs per pound
- onions (and peppers and/or celery if you want), diced
- salt and pepper
5. BBQ Sandwiches
Stir your favorite barbecue sauce into a pound of cooked ground beef. Serve it on buns.
Add cheese, tomatoes, salsa etc. Fill soft tortillas and toast in a skillet.
7. Gravy Topped Potatoes
Add a jar of beef gravy to one pound of browned hamburger. Top baked potatoes for a hearty meal.
8. Cheeseburger Baked Potatoes
Add your favorite grated cheese or Velveeta to a pound of cooked hamburger. Top baked potatoes. Add diced tomatoes and bacon bits too.
9. Top a Pizza
I usually think of pepperoni or sausage for topping pizza, but ground beef is tasty too.
10. Poor Man’s Steak
Add 1/2 cup bread or cracker crumbs, salt and pepper to a pound of raw hamburger. Pat into patties and fry in skillet. Pour 1 can cream of mushroom soup mixed with 1/3 can of water over the patties. Heat and serve.
What’s your favorite way to use ground beef?