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Top 10 Ground Beef Recipes


Ground beef is still one of the best buys in the supermarket, even in these days of high prices. It's often on sale, and a pound can be stretched to feed six to eight people. When it's on sale, buy it and freeze it in small portions so it's easy to thaw and cook. Ground beef can be combined with everything from tomatoes to fruit to cheese to pasta. Try some of these quick and easy recipes and enjoy.

1. Sicilian Casserole

Sicilian Supper
Linda Larsen

This controversial recipe is delicious. What can be better than combining tender ground beef, a tangy tomato sauce, smooth cream cheese, and pasta?

2. Old-Fashioned Skillet Goulash

Old Fashioned Goulash
Linda Larsen
This is the recipe my mother made often when I was growing up. It's simple, easy to make, and perfect for a last minute meal. Season it according to your own taste; you can vary the paprika and marjoram amounts.

3. Beef Cheese Pan Quiche

Beef Cheese Pan Quiche
Linda Larsen

This recipe is one of my all time favorites. It's like a very thin quiche, rich and cheesy, with a tender crust. It's even fabulous reheated the next day.

4. My Mom's Meatloaf

My Mom's Meatloaf
Linda Larsen

Meatloaf is meatloaf, unless my mom makes it. This easy and savory meatloaf recipe is one of my all-time favorites.

5. Beefy Spaghetti

Beefy Spaghetti
Linda Larsen
This super simple recipe can be on table in about 20 minutes, start to finish. If you're a vegetarian, use those great meatless crumbles instead of the ground beef.

6. Palpettoni

Linda Larsen

For me, this is the ultimate in comfort food. A creamy, garlicky rice filling is rolled in a meatloaf mixture, then baked until everything blends together into a wonderful recipe.

7. Beef Cottage Cheese Pie

Beef Cottage Cheese Pie
Linda Larsen

This old-fashioned recipe is delicious and inexpensive. You can make your own pie crust, or use a premade crust. The cottage cheese topping may sound unusual, but it's like a mild quiche topping.

8. Beefy Greek Skillet

Beefy Greek Skillet
Linda Larsen
Lots of Greek flavors make this easy skillet meal luscious. It's flavored with rosemary, oregano, cinnamon, and olives, and is topped with feta cheese and sour cream. Yum.

9. Alpine Meatballs

Alpine Meatballs
Linda Larsen

These delicious meatballs have celery leaves, rice, and Swiss cheese built right into them for wonderful flavor and texture. You can combine them with more rice to make a casserole, as directed in the recipe, or freeze the meatballs to use later any way you'd like.

10. Pizza Spaghetti Style

Pizza Spaghetti Style
Linda Larsen

This casserole stretches a pound of ground beef to feed eight to ten people! It's delicious, perfect to make ahead of time, and easy too.

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