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Budget Ground Beef Recipes

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Jalapeno Bean Dip

Jalapeno Bean Dip

Jalapeno Bean Dip

This is the snack my family usually requests. We especially like to make this zippy dip on camping trips. —Lorene Goodwin, Belle Fourche, South Dakota

Bacon Swiss Meat Loaf

Bacon Swiss Meat Loaf

Bacon Swiss Meat Loaf

This recipe is quick because I already have packages of cooked bacon and shredded cheese in my freezer. I just defrost them and add them to the ground beef mixture.—Kimberly Lund, Park City, Kansas

Double-Shell Tacos

Double-Shell Tacos

Double-Shell Tacos

These two-shell tacos from our Test Kitchen staff are twice the fun. A warm pita spread with refried beans enfolds a crispy taco shell filled with savory ground beef and tempting toppings.
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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."

Mushroom Salsa Chili

Mushroom Salsa Chili

Mushroom Salsa Chili

Green, sweet red and yellow peppers give this hearty chili a splash of color. I often fix it for my grandsons. Because they don't like spicy chili, I use mild salsa, but try it with a hotter variety if you prefer. —Richard Rundels, Waverly, Ohio

Corn Bread Hamburger Pie

Corn Bread Hamburger Pie

Corn Bread Hamburger Pie

"This one-dish skillet supper is a big hit with children," remarks Carol Ellis of Quartzsite, Arizona. "We've added green beans and other vegetables to it and ti always turns out." To speed up prep, use chopped green pepper and onion.

Beefy Kraut and Rice

Beefy Kraut and Rice

Beefy Kraut and Rice

From Sioux City, Iowa, Kristi Baker shares this simple supper. "My husband and I are both police officers, and after a long workday, I rely on meals that come together easily," she explains. "This hearty hot dish is easy to make and has a tangy twist that even our kids enjoy."

Beef Onion Strudel

Beef Onion Strudel

Beef Onion Strudel

"I collect recipes that use crescent rolls, like this one," relates Judy Lohse of Belvidere, Illinois. "The filling in this strudel changes depending on what's in my vegetable drawer."

Beef Chow Mein Skillet

Beef Chow Mein Skillet

Beef Chow Mein Skillet

When her family craves an Asian-style meal, LaVonne Hegland of St. Michael, Minnesota pulls out this easy one-dish recipe.

Meat Loaf for a Mob

Meat Loaf for a Mob

Meat Loaf for a Mob

Our small synagogue has two teams that alternate with churches of various denominations and civic organizations to provide meals at a homeless shelter. This tasty satisfying meat loaf is well liked there. -Niki Reese Eschen Santa Maria, California

Beefy Corn Bread Casserole

Beefy Corn Bread Casserole

Beefy Corn Bread Casserole

To stretch our grocery budget, we eat a lot of soups and pots o' beans. This satisfying Mexican corn bread always livens up the meal. Like many of my recipes, this one came from a church cookbook. -Patty Boling Seymour, Tennessee
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