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Category: Beef (page 1 of 6)

Any and all things beef, from hamburger to roast to steak.

Lasagna Soup

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Recipe Source: Modified from a Betty Crocker recipe.

Originally called ‘Cheesy Lasagna Soup

Ingredients:

1 pound lean ground beef
1 medium onion, sliced
2 large green bell peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 cups water
1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes with Italian herbs, undrained
1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
2 cups uncooked pasta (4 ounces)
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning, crumbled
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese of your choice (6 ounces)

Directions:

Cook beef, onion, bell peppers and garlic in Dutch oven over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown and onion is tender; drain.

Stir in water, diced tomatoes and tomato paste. Stir in pasta, brown sugar, Italian seasoning and pepper. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender.

Top with cheese and serve.

Cheeseburger Pasta (2)

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Recipe Source: Campbell’s Tasty Tuesday website (tastytuesday.com)

Prep/Cooking Time: about 15-20 minutes total

Ingredients:

1 pound ground beef
1 can cheddar cheese soup
1 can tomato soup
1 1/2 cups water
2 cups uncooked medium shell pasta

Directions:

Cook beef in skillet until browned. Pour off fat.

Add soups, water and pasta. Heat to a boil. Cook over medium heat 10 minutes or until done, stirring often.

Nicki’s Variation:

This is an excellent recipe as-is, but we love it with small shells, southwestern pepperjack cheese soup and chicken!

Jules’ Sweet ‘n Smoky Chili

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Recipe Source: Jules @ everydaymommy.net

“Our extended autumn-like weather came to an abrupt end yesterday when the temperatures dropped to below 20º and Kansas City was hit by a wave of sleet. The frozen ground is now covered with one to two inches of tiny ice pellets. When the weather is this bitter there’s only one thing to do. Make chili! I’m not sure if I’ve shared my chili recipe before, but here ’tis. I think everyone has their own way of making chili, and this is mine. To those of you in Texas, I apologize. This is yankee-style chili. But, it tastes darn good.”

Ingredients:

1 lb lean ground beef
1 lb ground pork
1 lg green bell pepper, diced
2 lg yellow onions, diced
3 cans chili beans (I prefer Brooks brand chili hot beans)
1 can beef broth
1 x-large can tomato juice (juice, not sauce – get the x-large can)
3-4 tbsp brown sugar
3-4 tbsp liquid smoke (I prefer Colgin brand liquid smoke)
Garlic powder
Kosher salt
Chili powder
Dash Cayenne pepper
1/2 stick butter

Directions:

In your largest pot saute the diced onion and diced bell pepper in about 2 tbsp olive oil till tender. Season with salt. Add beef and pork and brown completely. Drain excess fat. Season with garlic powder and salt. Add beans, beef broth, tomato juice, brown sugar and liquid smoke. Stir well and let simmer on low about 30 minutes. Liquids will reduce slightly and flavors will blend. Season to your taste with chili powder and cayenne pepper. Be careful with the cayenne as a little goes a long way. Stir well and taste for seasoning. When it is seasoned to your taste add (yes, this is the secret) the half stick of butter. Let it melt in the chili and stir well. Check seasoning before serving. The longer you allow the chili to simmer the more reduced the liquid will be and the more concentrated the flavors.

Serve with a bit of sharp cheddar cheese on top and crackers. Enjoy!

Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

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Recipe Source: “Soul Food Recipes Learned on a North Carolina Tobacco Farm” by Willie Crawford

Ingredients:

2 slices bacon
1 pound ground beef
1 tablespoon beef bullion powder
1 large green pepper (seeded and chopped)
2 stalks celery, chopped
1/2 pound shredded mild cheddar cheese
4 cups milk
4 tablespoons flour
1/8 teaspoon Lawry’s Seasoned Salt

Directions:

Fry bacon in medium pot. Remove bacon from grease and leave 1 1/2 tablespoons bacon drippings in pot. Stir in onion, celery and green pepper, lightly cook until done. Stir in the ground been and cook over medium heat until browned.

Slowly stir in the beef bullion and the seasoned salt. Stir in the flour, mixing well. Turn down heat to low and mix in the milk slowly. Mix thoroughly. Stir in the cheese and allow to melt.

Serve hot sprinkling some of the crumbled bacon bits in each bowl.

Spicy Cocoa Sloppy Joes

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Recipe Source: hersheys.com

Ingredients:

1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1 to 1-1/4 cups chopped onion
1 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons HERSHEY’S Cocoa
1-1/2 tablespoons yellow mustard
2-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1-1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1-1/4 teaspoons salt

Directions:

Cook ground beef and onion in large skillet on medium heat until beef is browned and onion is tender. Drain excess fat.

Stir in ketchup, cocoa, mustard, chili powder, pepper and salt. Heat 10 to 15 minutes on low heat or until hot. Serve in buns. Cover; refrigerate leftovers. About 4-1/2 cups sandwich filling.

Frogmore Stew

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Also known as “Lowcountry Stew” and “Beaufort Boil”

Recipe Source: www.co.beaufort.sc.us

Ingredients:

2-3 long links smoked beef sausage
3-4 dozen ears shucked, cleaned corn on the cob (best if cut in half)
1 1/2 pound shrimp, headed
Several heaping tablespoons of seafood seasoning (to taste)

Directions:

Fill a big pot halfway with water. Add seafood seasoning, cover pot and bring water to a boil. Add corn, cover pot and cook for ten minutes at full boil. Cut sausage into 2″ pieces and add to corn in the pot. Cook for five minutes at full boil. Add shrimp all at once. Cover pot and bring back to full boil. Cook until shrimp are reddish and completely done (sample one).

Pour contents pot into a colander and let the liquid drain into a sink for a minute. Put cooked sausage, corn, and shrimp on plates and serve hot!

NOTE: Some people like to add potatoes to the recipe. If you do, add several medium potatoes, unpeeled and quartered, five minutes after the corn.

Serves 3-4 people.

Corn Bread Pie

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Recipe Source: mom

Ingredients:

1 lb. ground beef
1 can tomato soup
1 can crisp corn, drained
1 med bell Pepper, sliced or chopped
1 med onion, sliced or chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tbsp chili powder
1 1/2 cans water

Directions:

Corn Bread Topping: Make your corn bread the way you usually do.

In a large frying pan brown the ground beef and drain off fat. Add tomato soup and 1 1/2 tomato soup cans of water. Add all the other ingredients. Stir and simmer for about 15 minutes. Then pour into a large oven proof bowl. Slowly spoon the corn bread topping over the beef mixture. If you try to put on to much at one time it will sink into the mixture.

Bake in the oven at 400° F. for about 25 minutes or until the corn bread is good and brown.

Serves: 4

Three Bean Casserole

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Recipe Source: mom

Ingredients:

1 lb. hamburger
1 medium onion
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cups catsup
1 tbs. worchestershire sauce
#2 can (2 1/2 cups) lima beans (drain)
#2 can (2 1/2 cups) light kidney beans (drain)
#2 (2 1/2 cups) can of pork and beans – do not drain.

Directions:

Cook hamburger and onions in a skillet until browned.

Drain off excess fat.

Mix brown sugar, catsup, and worchestershire sauce and add to meat mixture.

Combine with all three types of beans (make sure you have drained the lima and kidney beans).

Put in a casserole dish and bake for 1 hour at 350° F.

Mijo’s Slow Cooker Shredded Beef

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Recipe Source: Kyle, allrecipes.com

Prep/Cooking Time: Ready in 10 Hrs 20 Min

Ingredients:

5 pounds chuck roast
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon celery salt
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1/2 tablespoon ground black pepper
1/2 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
4 fluid ounces beer
1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
4 tablespoons hot pepper sauce
2 teaspoons liquid smoke flavoring
1 large onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2 jalapeno chile peppers, chopped

Directions:

Using a sharp knife, poke several 1 inch deep holes in the roast. Insert the garlic slivers into the holes.

In a small bowl, combine the paprika, celery salt, garlic powder, parsley, ground black pepper, chili powder, cayenne pepper and seasoned salt. Mix together well and rub over the meat.

In a separate small bowl, combine the beer OR cola, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce and liquid smoke and mix well. Place the roast in a slow cooker and pour this mixture over the meat.

Add the onion, green bell pepper and jalapeno chile peppers to the slow cooker.

Cook on low setting for 10 hours, or more, if desired.

Cheesy Tomato Penne Bake

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Recipe Source: hunts.com

Prep/Cooking Time: Prep Time: 20 / Cooking Time: 20-30 minutes

Ingredients:

12 ounces dry penne pasta, (3 cups), uncooked
1 pound lean ground beef (or ground turkey)
2 cans (14.5 ounce each) Hunt’s® Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic and Oregano, undrained
1 can (15 ounces) Hunt’s® Tomato Sauce
2 packages (8 ounces each) Sargento® Chef Style Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, divided
PAM® Olive Oil No-Stick Cooking Spray

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook pasta according to package directions.

Meanwhile, brown meat in large skillet or saucepan over medium-high heat; drain. Stir in tomatoes with their liquid and tomato sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, about 8 minutes.

Drain pasta; return to same pot. Add meat mixture; toss well. Add 3 cups of the cheese; toss again. Spray 13 x 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Pour pasta mixture into dish; top with remaining 1 cup cheese.

Bake 20 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted.

Makes 8 servings (about 1-1/2 cups each).

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