Whenever I see ground beef on sale, I stock up. Knowing I have a few packages stashed away in my freezer helps solve the
nightly question of “What’s for dinner?” I just pull out some ground beef the night before I plan to use it and let it
defrost in my refrigerator. When I get home from work the next day I can cook up any of these delicious recipes
using ground beef
in 45 minutes or less. Bonus: they’re all $3 or less per serving.
simple one-skillet spin on boxed burger “helper” was developed with picky eaters in mind. To make this healthier version, we
use 90%-lean ground beef and replace regular noodles with whole-wheat noodles to increase the fiber. The secret to boosting
the nutrients in this dish is adding finely chopped carrots, plenty of onion and mushroom.
Beef & Bean Chile
Chili in 30 minutes? Yes you can! A jar of salsa and choice seasonings give it oodles of slow-cooked flavor
in very little time. Serve with fresh cilantro, red onion and Monterey Jack. Add cornbread on the side and your favorite hot
Portobello & Beef Patty
This diner classic gets a makeover by replacing some of the ground beef with finely chopped portobello
mushrooms, which add moisture and flavor. We like a smear of pickle relish on top, but you could try chutney, mustard or hot
pepper relish in its place.
Potatoes are one of the great comfort foods, especially when stuffed with a satisfying mixture of lean
ground beef and broccoli florets plus reduced-fat sour cream and Cheddar cheese. Serve with a tossed salad.
Our updated Sloppy Joe takes lean ground beef and adds chopped cremini mushrooms and diced fresh plum
tomatoes, all in a zesty sauce. Served on a whole-wheat bun, it’s a hearty dinner sandwich that will please adults and kids