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Tomato Ground Beef Mix Recipe

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"After more than 50 years of cooking, I'm happy to find recipes like this one that help put a variety of meals on the table," remarks Lorraine Caland of Thunder Bay, Ontario. The mixture is handy to keep in the freezer to jumpstart the three main dishes shared here.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min. + freezing
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min. + freezing
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds ground beef
  • 4 medium onions, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cans (28 ounces each) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) tomato paste
  • 1 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 535 calories, 28g fat (11g saturated fat), 150mg cholesterol, 1158mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 6g fiber), 49g protein.

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, cook the beef, onions and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Uncover; simmer 15 minutes longer. Cool.
  2. Freeze mixture in 2-cup portions in freezer containers. May be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before using. Yield: about 16 cups.
Originally published as Tomato Ground Beef Mix in Quick Cooking March/April 2001, p36


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ckeddy50 User ID: 2124483 46222
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2013

"Haven't actually tried this yet, but looks good! How can I find the "related recipes" of things I can make with this mix?"

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rachellestratton User ID: 2983875 30031
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2009

"Instead of ground beef, I used ground venison"

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CAROLANN321 User ID: 4459508 84861
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2009

"I USE THIS RECIPE FROM soup TO pasta DISHES. WHAT A GREAT GO TO WHEN YOU HAVE TO MAKE dinner IN A HURRY. THAW IN MICROWAVE WHEN THE pasta OR RICE COOKS. FOR soup ADD LEFT OVER VEGETABLES VERY GOOOOOOD"

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lisa53202 User ID: 1079567 29842
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2009

"Note the recipes using this mix in the "Related Recipes" box."

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Mom to 4 dogs User ID: 3148910 30030
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2008

"You can use this base for lots of dishes, such as chili, spaghetti, etc. Suppose it might be good on potatoes as well. Good luck!!"

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skoobiedoo1 User ID: 2581303 87791
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2008

"What do you put this on like bread or maybe mashpotatoes"

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