Archive for the ‘Ground Beef’ Category

One-Pan Italian Pasta

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Recipe & picture courtesy of Kraft Foods

Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 30 min
Makes: 8 servings, 1 cup each

  • 2 lb. ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 oz.) beef broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups bow tie pasta (farfalle), uncooked
  • 1 medium zucchini, sliced
  • 1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
  • 1/4 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup KRAFT Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese
  1. Brown meat with garlic in large skillet; drain. Return to skillet.
  2. Add tomatoes with their liquid, the broth and water; mix well. Bring to boil. Add pasta and zucchini; mix well. Cover. Reduce heat to medium; simmer 15 min. or until pasta is tender.
  3. Stir in tomato paste and Italian seasoning until well blended. Sprinkle with cheese.

**Personal Review: No Review Yet**

Beef and Beer Chili

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Recipe & picture courtesy of My Recipes

Serves 4

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped red onion (about 1 medium)
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper (about 1 small)
  • 8 ounces extralean ground beef
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 (19-ounce) can red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (14-ounce) can low-sodium beef broth
  • 1 (12-ounce) bottle beer (such as Budweiser)
  • 1 tablespoon yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  2. Cook 5 minutes or until beef is browned, stirring to crumble. Stir in chili powder, cumin, sugar, and salt; cook 1 minute.
  3. Add oregano and next 4 ingredients (through beer) to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Stir in cornmeal; cook 5 minutes. Stir in juice.

**Personal Review: No Review Yet**

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

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Recipe & picture courtesy of Food Network

Cook Time: 55 min
Yield: 1 (9 by 5-inch) loaf

  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 10 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 (8-ounce) package sharp Cheddar, grated
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs, toasted
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1 (3-ounce) can French fried onions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ground chuck and next 8 ingredients, mixing well.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup and mustard. Stir 1/4 cup ketchup mixture into meat mixture, reserving remaining ketchup mixture.
  4. Press meat mixture into a 9 by 5 by 3-inch loaf pan, or shape into a loaf and place on a rack in a broiler pan. Spread remaining ketchup mixture over loaf. Bake 40 minutes. Top with French fried onions; bake another 10 to 15 minutes, or until meat is no longer pink.

**Personal Review: This came out AMAZING. It wasn’t as firm as meatloaf usually is but it had such great taste. Everyone gobbled it up at dinner. There were no leftovers – I did cut the bacon raw before cooking it, it made it cook faster and instead of crumbling it I just put the pieces in as cut. It provided a nice crunch.**

Cheesy Meatballs

cheesymeatballs_250Recipe & picture courtesy of Rachael Ray

MAKES ABOUT 60
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 10 min

  • 1 pound ground beef chuck
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons grated pecorino-romano cheese
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 4 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  1. In a large mixing bowl, gently break apart the beef with a fork. Add the onion, breadcrumbs, parmesan, pecorino-romano, ketchup, parsley, basil, salt, Worcestershire sauce and garlic powder and stir gently to combine. Stir in the egg until just incorporated.
  2. Using your hands, shape the meat into 1-inch balls, to make about 60 meatballs.
  3. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Working in batches, add the meatballs and cook, turning, until lightly browned, about 10 minutes, adding more oil when necessary. Drain on paper towels.

**Personal Review: No Review Yet**

Taco Soup

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Recipe & picture courtesy of Kraft Foods

Prep Time: 5 min
Total Time: 25 min
Makes: 12 servings, 1 cup each

  • 1 lb. extra lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cans (15.5 oz. each) mild chili beans, undrained
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) whole tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (14.25 oz.) corn, undrained
  • 1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
  • 1 pkg. (1-1/4 oz.) TACO BELL® HOME ORIGINALS® Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  1. Brown meat with onions in large saucepan; drain.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients except cheese; stir, breaking up tomatoes. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 5 min., stirring occasionally.
  3. Serve topped with the cheese.

**Personal Review: No Review Yet**

Ravioli and Zucchini Lasagna


Recipe & picture courtesy of Good Housekeeping

Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Total Time: 40 min
Serves 6

  • 2 medium zucchini (about 1 lb total), cut lengthwise into 1/4 inch thick slices
  • 1 package (26 oz) frozen large cheese ravioli
  • 3 tsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 8 oz lean ground beef (90% fat free)
  • 1 jar (26 oz) tomato-basil sauce
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheet with paper towels. Grease 1 quart ceramic baking dish.
  2. Heat large covered saucepot of water to boiling over high heat. Add zucchini and cook 5 minutes. With tongs or slotted spoon, remove zucchini to prepared cookie sheet to drain. Return water to boiling. Add ravioli and cook until ravioli rise to the top.
  3. Meanwhile, in 3 qt saucepan, heat 2 tsp oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook 8-10 minutes or until tender and lightly browned; transfer to small bowl. In same saucepan, in remaining 1 tsp oil, cook beef over medium high heat 3-4 minutes or until browned, breaking up beef with side of spoon. Stir in tomato sauce and onion; heat to boiling.
  4. Drain ravioli; return to saucepot. Add meat sauce to ravioli in saucepot and stir until combined.
  5. In prepared baking dish, arrange half of zucchini; top with half of ravioli, then half of mozzarella and half of Parmesan. Repeat layering all ingredients. Bake 20 minutes or until hot in the center and golden and bubbly on top.

**Personal Review: This is one of my favorite recipes – it’s really simple to make and it tastes wonderful.  It’s a big hit with everyone.**

Taco Salad Bowls


Recipe & picture courtesy of Kraft Foods

Prep Time: 20 min
Total Time: 20 min
Makes: 4 servings

  • 4 flour tortillas (8 inch)
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder, divided
  • 3/4 lb. extra lean ground beef
  • 1 cup matchlike carrot sticks
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. TACO BELL® HOME ORIGINALS® Thick ‘N Chunky Salsa, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. KRAFT Light Mayo Reduced Fat Mayonnaise
  • 4 cups torn salad greens
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Reduced Fat Four Cheese Mexican Style Cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Crumple four large sheets of foil to make four 3-inch balls; place on baking sheet. Place 1 tortilla on top of each ball; spray tortilla with cooking spray. Sprinkle evenly with 1/2 tsp. of the chili powder. Bake 6 to 8 min. or until tortillas are golden brown. (Tortillas will drape over balls as they bake.)
  2. Meanwhile, brown meat with carrots and remaining 2-1/2 tsp. chili powder in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Add 1/2 cup of the salsa; cook 2 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
  3. Mix mayo and remaining 2 Tbsp. salsa in large bowl. Add salad greens and tomatoes; toss to coat. Spoon into tortilla shells; top with meat mixture, cheese and cilantro.

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