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Old 10-20-2011, 07:36 AM   #1
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What to do with ground beef?

I was picking up a few things for dinner yesterday at my local grocery store and stopped to get a few things and noticed that someone had mislabeled some angus chuck for $1.29/lb. I grabbed all 9 packages in my haste and excitement and need to seperate and freeze it. My question is what in the world can I do with it all! It's around 16lbs I believe, 3 of which are going in my chili tongiht along with some ground turkey. I'm thinking meatloaf sounds great for this weekend or sometime next week I guess, I use ground beef in spaghetti, DH doesn't like shepard's pie (horrible experience when he was younger and won't touch it now?), I guess hamburgers sometime next week as well, but that still leaves quite a bit left! Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Oh, and how do you thaw it properly, in order to make something like meatloaf out of it. I've never thawed it to mix with anything, just tossed it in the skillet and cooked it. Thanks mamas

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Swedish Meatballs
Stuffed Peppers/Cabbage Rolls
Impossible Cheeseburger Pie
Crepe filling
Meatballs and spaghetti
Tacos
Lasagna

For thawing, just make sure it is thawed enough that you can manipulate it... thawing in fridge is safer, but I sometimes start it on the counter then finish in the fridge. Microwave thawing sometimes makes it hard to do meatloaf and hamburgers as the edges sometimes get a little cooked in my micro.
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:14 AM   #3
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Re: What to do with ground beef?

Meatloaf
Hamburger casserole (tomato and creamy)
Suffed pepper rice casserole - no stuffing
Soup


I've also recently started frying it up and then separating and freezing. This is such a tremendous help for future dishes.
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:11 AM   #4
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I love to use it for beefy vegetable soup. You could even just brown it and then use it in scrambled eggs. Pizza.
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:07 PM   #5
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Tacos
spaghetti
stuffed peppers
meatloaf

I love ground beef because you can do so much with it.
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tacos
meatballs
burgers
sloppy joe
stuffed green peppers
chili
meatloaf.

I deforst 1lb hamburger in the fridge for 8-12 hours.
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Hamburger stroganoff
Sloppy Joes
Hamburger & Rice hotdish--with onion, celery and cream of mushroom soup
Calico beans with hamburger
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:07 AM   #8
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You could cook some or all of it and then freeze it in meal portions and when you need a quick meal it doesn't take too long to defrost.
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:51 PM   #9
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great ideas! What about beef and barley soup. yum!
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