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Budget Ground Beef Recipes

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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

Herb-Stuffed Red Peppers

Herb-Stuffed Red Peppers

Herb-Stuffed Red Peppers

“We love to cook and experiment with new dishes,” writes Brenda Joyner of Pateros, Washington. “We found this recipe online but were missing a few of the ingredients, so we improvised. We like the results.”
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Homemade Individual Meat Loaves

Homemade Individual Meat Loaves

Homemade Individual Meat Loaves

I've made this hearty entree many times over the years, and it's always so good. Plus, these single-serving loaves bake much faster than one large loaf.—Norma Erne, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Italian Meatball Subs

Italian Meatball Subs

Italian Meatball Subs

This is one of those recipes you always come back to. A flavorful tomato sauce and mildly spiced meatballs make a hearty sandwich filling, or they can be served over pasta. I broil the meatballs first to quickly brown them. —Jean Glacken, Elkton, Maryland

Slow-Cooked Chunky Chili

Slow-Cooked Chunky Chili

Slow-Cooked Chunky Chili

Pork sausage, ground beef and plenty of beans make this chili a marvelous meal. I keep serving-size containers of it in my freezer at all times so I can quickly warm up bowls on busy days. —Margie Shaw, Greenbrier, Arkansas

Easy Taco Pizza

Easy Taco Pizza

Easy Taco Pizza

Convenient prebaked crust makes this tasty taco pizza as easy as can be. It's a great recipe, especially if you have teenagers. I keep the ingredients on hand so that we can whip up this filling meal anytime. —Mary Cass, Baltimore, Maryland

Favorite Hamburger Noodle Bake

Favorite Hamburger Noodle Bake

Favorite Hamburger Noodle Bake

This is an old family favorite I made when my boys were growing up. There were never any leftovers.—Patricia Teller, Lewiston, Idaho

Mom's Hearty Spaghetti

Mom's Hearty Spaghetti

Mom's Hearty Spaghetti

Flavored with Italian sausage and dotted with tender meatballs, the savory from-scratch sauce made this dish one of my mom's most-requested. We five kids were always thrilled to hear it was on the menu. -Grace Yaskovic, Branchville, New Jersey

Hamburger Gravy

Hamburger Gravy

Hamburger Gravy

For an old-fashioned stick-to-your-ribs meal, try this economical entree that's just 89¢ a helping. "As a newlywed, I was so grateful to my mom for sharing this easy recipe," notes Sandy McKenzie of Braham, Minnesota. "My husband enjoys this no matter how often I serve it."

Sweet Onion BBQ Burgers

Sweet Onion BBQ Burgers

Sweet Onion BBQ Burgers

Sometimes we don’t even bother with a bun for these moist, flavorful burgers. Smoked cheese, grilled onions and a special sauce make them out of the ordinary!—Christie Gardiner, Pleasant Grove, Utah
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