Category Archives: Ground Beef

Patty Melt Casserole

Patty Melt Casserole

2 yellow onions, diced
2 tsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup ketchup
4 Tbsp. minced dill pickles, divided
1 1/2 lbs. ground round
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp. minced fresh garlic
2 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. each kosher salt and caraway seed
2 Tbsp. flour
1 cup low sodium beef broth
6 slices marble rye bread
12 oz. shredded Swiss or cheddar cheese
1 bag frozen crinkle cut French fries, 33 oz

Preheat oven to 450. Caramelize onions with sugar in oil in skillet over medium low heat, covered, 20 to 25 minutes.Meanwhile, whisk together mayonnaise, ketchup, and 2 Tbsp. pickles for dressing.
Add ground beef, Worcestershire, garlic, pepper, salt and caraway seed to skillet increase heat to high and cook til meat is browned. Drain and discard all but 2 Tbsp. drippings.
Stir in flour, cook 3 minutes. Stir in broth and 1 cup dressing; cook to thicken into gravy.
Layer 3 bread slices in bottom of a 7 x 11 inch baking dish. Top bread with a third of the cheese, meat mixture, remaining 3 bread slices another third of cheese and French fries. Cook casserole til fries are crisp, 20 to 25 minutes.
Preheat broiler to high with rack 6 inches from element. Sprinkle remaining cheese over casserole and broil til cheese melts, 3 minutes. Drizzle casserole with some of the dressing and sprinkle top with remaining 2 Tbsp. pickles. Serve remaining dressing on the side. Serves 6

Country Beef And Rice

Country Beef And Rice

2 Slices bacon, cut into 1″ pieces
1 c (10 3/4 oz.) condensed Mushroom soup
1 lb Ground beef
1 Soup can water
1/2 c Chopped onion
1/4 ts Garlic powder
2 c (1/2 pkg.) frozen broccoli,Corn and red bell peppers
1 1/2 c Dry rice

Cook bacon in a skillet until crisp.Remove bacon and set aside. Brown beef with onion in hot drippings in skillet;drain fat. Add vegetables,soup,water and garlic powder.Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 1 minute.Stir in bacon and rice.Cover; remove from heat.Let stand 5 minutes.

Texas Cowboy Stew

Texas Cowboy Stew

2 pounds ground beef
2 (16 ounce) packages kielbasa sausage, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 (14.5 ounce) cans peeled and diced tomatoes, drained
4 medium baking potatoes, peeled and diced
2 (15 ounce) cans pinto beans, with liquid
2 (15.2 ounce) cans whole kernel corn, with liquid
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, with liquid
1 (10 ounce) package frozen mixed vegetables
4 cups water
2 teaspoons cumin
2 teaspoons chili powder
salt and pepper to taste

Crumble the ground beef into a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage, garlic and onion; cook and stir until the meat is no longer pink. Drain off grease, and transfer the contents of the skillet to a large pot. Pour the tomatoes into the pot with the meat, and stir in the potatoes, pinto beans, corn, diced tomatoes with chilies, mixed vegetables and water. Season with cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. Cover, and simmer over medium-low heat for at least 1 hour. Stir occasionally. The longer this stew cooks, the better it gets.