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Budget Ground Beef Recipes

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BBQ Bacon Burgers

BBQ Bacon Burgers

BBQ Bacon Burgers

With a slice of bacon inside and a tasty barbecue-mayo sauce on top, these are definitely not ordinary burgers. We think you'll agree. —Joan Schoenherr, Eastpointe, Michigan

Flavorful Swedish Meatballs

Flavorful Swedish Meatballs

Flavorful Swedish Meatballs

Our kids—Garrett, 10, and Heather, 5—love to roll the ground beef and pork mixture into these moist meatballs. We enjoy them prepared in a creamy gravy. But the frozen meatballs also are great additions to soups and stews, or to stir into spaghetti sauce and serve over pasta. —Stacy Thomas Anchorage, Alaska

Spicy Touchdown Chili

Spicy Touchdown Chili

Spicy Touchdown Chili

For me, football, cool weather and chili just seem to go together. Whether I’m cheering on the local team on a Friday night or enjoying a Saturday afternoon of Oklahoma Sooner football with some friends, I enjoy serving this chili on game day. —Chris Neal, Quapaw, Oklahoma
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Farmhouse Barbecue Muffins

Farmhouse Barbecue Muffins

Farmhouse Barbecue Muffins

Tangy barbecue sauce, fluffy biscuits and cheddar cheese combine to make these hearty muffins. Try them with ground turkey or other shredded cheeses to vary the flavor. —Karen Kenney, Harvard, Illinois

Best Salisbury Steak

Best Salisbury Steak

Best Salisbury Steak

A good recipe for Salisbury Steak is hard to find! I remember enjoying it often when I was growing up, but when I decided to add it to my recipe collection, I wasn't able to find it in my modern cookbooks. I came up with these ingredients on my own and experimented until it tasted like I recalled. It makes a hearty meal when served with mashed potatoes. —Faye Hintz Springfield, Missouri

Italian Stuffed Shells

Italian Stuffed Shells

Italian Stuffed Shells

A dear friend first brought over this casserole. Now I take it to other friends' homes and to potlucks, because it's always a big hit! —Beverly Austin, Fulton, Missouri

Burrito Lasagna

Burrito Lasagna

Burrito Lasagna

A friend showed me how to make stacked enchiladas years ago. I took it even further to create this filling casserole. I serve it with Mexican corn or chips and dip. I love the rave reviews I get every time I make it.—Deana Briggs, Maud, Texas

Minestrone

Minestrone

Minestrone

Vegetables and herbs fresh from my garden make this one of our favorite soups. This recipe makes a lot, so it's perfect for large gatherings or to freeze in smaller containers for fast meals.—Virginia Bauer, Botkins, Ohio

Dinner in a Bag

Dinner in a Bag

Dinner in a Bag

When it comes to convenience, Darlene Brenden has dinner in the bag. The Salem, Oregon cook measures dry noodles and a mixture of spices into separate plastic bags, then stores them in a paper bag with canned stewed tomatoes. This "pantry kit" gives her family a head start on a hearty meal. "Since I work late occasionally," she says, "they just have to brown ground beef, and soon dinner is simmering."

Asparagus Shepherd's Pie

Asparagus Shepherd's Pie

Asparagus Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd's Pie takes a testy twist with this version. Between the fluffy mashed potato topping and the savory ground beef base is a bed of tender, green asparagus. Even my kids ask for big helpings. —Steve Rowland, Fredericksburg, Virginia

Beef Stroganoff Sandwich

Beef Stroganoff Sandwich

Beef Stroganoff Sandwich

This filling sandwich was a winner in our local beef cook-off several years ago. It's always been one of my favorites.—Julie Terstriep, Industry, Illinois
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