Ground chuck is on sale...I need ideas!

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  1. hinodis

    hinodis DIS Veteran

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    Ground chuck is on sale for $1.39 this week! That's a great deal. Any ideas on what to do other then the obvious, tacos, sloppy joes, spaghetti, meatloaf, burgers...?
     
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  3. Mickeyherewecome123

    Mickeyherewecome123 DIS Veteran

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    where was it on sale that cheap?
    meatballs
    sheppards pie
    stuffed green peppers
    beef enchilada casserole
    check out recipezaar.com they have some awsome recipes on their site.
     
  4. Darsa

    Darsa <font color=deeppink>Has an active imagination<br>

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    My thought too; where so cheap??

    recipezaar is a wonderful site; I also visit allrecipes.com for some good stuff! :)
     
  5. mountdew1

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    chilli
    hamburg helper
    beef strogonoff
     
  6. hinodis

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    I live in a small town and it is at our local grocery store, Foodtown. It is not part of a chain.

    Thanks for the ideas!
     
  7. HM

    HM My tag from the Tag Fairy is now too long to use.

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    I use it in two things you might like--

    Brown ground beef and drain and set aside
    Use same pan to brown diced small onion and clove or two of garlic
    Add can of diced tomatoes and the beef
    Add spices to either make it italian (oregano, basil) or mexican (chili powder or chili mix) If you make it mexican, you can add a can of black beans
    Cook noodles of your choice (elbow, farfalle, penne, etc) to al dente and then drain and add to the beef mixture. Cook for awhile to blend flavors.
    Serve with salad and bread.

    Brown meat and drain
    In 2 qt casserole dish add 1 can condensed chicken noodle soup and one can chicken broth and 1/4 cup water. Add 1 cup uncooked rice and the ground beef, season with salt and pepper. Put in oven set at 375 for 1 hour, checking at 45 mins to see if all the liquid is absorbed, and add a bit more if it is.
     
  8. RichNKatHolly

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    We just used leftover taco meat and cheese to make taco omlettes for lunch. Yum!!!
     
  9. HunnyPots

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    My suggestion? Leave it on the shelf! :rotfl:

    Seriously, ground chuck has so much fat that you end up with much less meat than if you started with ground round or an extra lean cut. I find its not worth it to save a dollar and watch the meat just melt away... :confused3
     
  10. DWGal210

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    I got this recipe from a gal I used to work with so I can't take credit - I make it b/c it's easy and fast.

    Brown and drain the hamburger. Add in ketchup and mustard to taste (I add enough to make it sloppy-joe consistency). Put the meat in a greased 8x8 pan. Top the meat mixture with cheese slices, any kind of cheese you like. Top off with pre-made biscuits like Pillsbury. Bake in a 350 oven depending on the baking directions for the biscuits.

    Enjoy! I like it b/c it tastes like a cheeseburger but in a casserole. You could also add other burger ingredients if you wanted to (onion, bacon, etc).
     
  11. dislvr74

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    When I buy ground meat in bulk, I just brown it with some onions and green pepper and then freeze it in ziplock bags. It makes cooking a lot faster later when you don't have to brown the meat.
     
  12. mitchwebb

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    Some more - My kids love
    Sloppy Joes
    Spaghetti
     
  13. ExPirateShopGirl

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    I make soup and freeze it into pre-portioned containers to take to work and one larger portion for a family meal. With ground beef I make Stuffed Bell Pepper soup and French Onion soup.

    With ground beef, get the leanest you can and drain as much fat as you can. Simmering the soups for at least 2 hours will tenderize even the leanest meat.
     
  14. Stacerita

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    Meatballs. Make them and put them in the freezer in zip lock bags till you need them. Can be used with spagetti, soups, stroganaff (sp) or on their own.
     
  15. mrp4352

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    Dump it Soup!!

    brown 1 pound of ground beef; dump in 2 cans ministrone; 2 cans ranch style beans; 2 cans corn (drained); 2 cans ro-tel (we drain, but you don't have to). Stir and heat through.
     
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    Taco Soup
    Vegetable Beef Soup
    Pizza
    Lasagna
    Italian Sandwiches (my version of a sloppy Joe w/ an Italian twist)
    Creamy Stuffed Shells
    Enchiladas
     

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