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Just took freezer inventory - what are your favorite uses for ground beef?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: September 20, 2022 10:59PM
As mentioned in the past, I buy a quarter cow and half a pig from a farmer once a year and store it in two freezers. Most of the year I just rummage through whats on top but there comes a point where you're worried that a certain cut of meat has been pushed to the back and its all you'll be eating for a few weeks. So I took inventory. I have over 40 lbs of ground beef to eat over the next 24 weeks.

We have burger night every friday. That accounts for about half of it. We have tacos on occasion but perhaps we need to do that more often. Past that, there's the occasional chili.

Whats your favorite use of ground beef that I might add to my repertoire?



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Re: Just took freezer inventory - what are your favorite uses for ground beef?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 20, 2022 11:07PM
Spaghetti.



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Re: Just took freezer inventory - what are your favorite uses for ground beef?
Posted by: MikeF
Date: September 21, 2022 12:32AM
As mentioned, pasta meat sauce or meatballs. Meatloaf. Tater tot casserole.

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Re: Just took freezer inventory - what are your favorite uses for ground beef?
Posted by: testcase
Date: September 21, 2022 12:35AM
Sloppy Joe?

Meatballs (plain, Italian, Swedish),

Meatloaf,

A local restaurant (Aubreys) occasionally offers vegetable beef soup and, it's DELICIOUS! It's 95% seasoned ground beef with a few vegetables and a bit of seasoned liquid added. I could almost eat it with a fork! If it's on the menu when I visit, I order it.
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Re: Just took freezer inventory - what are your favorite uses for ground beef?
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: September 21, 2022 01:27AM
Chili
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Re: Just took freezer inventory - what are your favorite uses for ground beef?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: September 21, 2022 05:13AM
Some quick ideas, that I do --

Picadillo over rice
sloppy joes
Salisbury steaks
meatball subs
Cottage Pie



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Re: Just took freezer inventory - what are your favorite uses for ground beef?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 21, 2022 05:38AM
....generally....

in sauce with pasta
meatloaf
taco or some type of wrap
put in any type of casserole
filing in eggroll / dumpling / wonton


…..you can probably make beef stroganoff but using ground beef…..



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Re: Just took freezer inventory - what are your favorite uses for ground beef?
Posted by: srf1957
Date: September 21, 2022 07:54AM
Amish lasagne . That is what its called in rural cookbooks . Basically. ground beef, egg noodles. a tomato sauce and cheddar cheese. You can add what spice you like .
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Re: Just took freezer inventory - what are your favorite uses for ground beef?
Posted by: iaJim
Date: September 21, 2022 09:05AM
Hamburger stroganoff.
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Re: Just took freezer inventory - what are your favorite uses for ground beef?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: September 21, 2022 09:28AM
Perhaps make up a breakfast sausage patty?
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Re: Just took freezer inventory - what are your favorite uses for ground beef?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 21, 2022 09:32AM
Quote
mikebw
Perhaps make up a breakfast sausage patty?


…. His name is matt, not Patty….



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Re: Just took freezer inventory - what are your favorite uses for ground beef?
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: September 21, 2022 09:43AM
Stuffed peppers.
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Re: Just took freezer inventory - what are your favorite uses for ground beef?
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: September 21, 2022 09:48AM
Pig and cow combo!
Best meatballs ever…
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Re: Just took freezer inventory - what are your favorite uses for ground beef?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: September 21, 2022 10:11AM
I think I should try a few kebob variations. Something simple and tasty.



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Re: Just took freezer inventory - what are your favorite uses for ground beef?
Posted by: Forrest
Date: September 21, 2022 11:11AM
Stuffed peppers are great.
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Re: Just took freezer inventory - what are your favorite uses for ground beef?
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: September 21, 2022 11:24AM
Lots of good suggestions here.

My first choices would be chili, lasagne, and spaghetti sauce.

Meatloaf!
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Re: Just took freezer inventory - what are your favorite uses for ground beef?
Posted by: d4
Date: September 21, 2022 12:40PM
Roll it out into long sausage shapes. Cook in the oven. Serve on hotdog buns, with hotdog toppings. Ketchup, mustard, relish, onions, etc... It's the same, but different!



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Re: Just took freezer inventory - what are your favorite uses for ground beef?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: September 21, 2022 01:13PM
My thunder seems already stolen...

Spaghetti
Meatloaf
Beef Stroganoff
Cottage pie
Burgers
"Salisbury Steak" (a bunless burger, basically)
Stuffed peppers
Taco's
Taco Soup
Taco Salad

Heck, get creative, and make a pseudo-haggis... Cooked Oats, cooked barley, onion, sauteed ground beef, bunch of spices, and wrap it up in cling-film to boil... Just, hold the sheeps lungs, liver, heart, and sheeps stomach... Other than that, it's, like, JUST like haggis... only different. grinning smiley



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Re: Just took freezer inventory - what are your favorite uses for ground beef?
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: September 21, 2022 01:24PM
All good suggestions so far, and the first ones I'd have suggested too.

Since you have plenty to experiment with, why not get creative? As a denizen of thrift stores, I've seen lots of cookbooks from the 1970s devoted solely to casseroles on the shelves, and I remember my mom and my aunt both making casserole recipes then that were very good but that they never made again, so it couldn't hurt to pick up an old casserole cookbook or two and give the better-sounding ones a try.



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Re: Just took freezer inventory - what are your favorite uses for ground beef?
Posted by: Michael
Date: September 21, 2022 01:26PM
Chili and meat loaf.

I could alternate those daily and use us that ground beef before the next purchase!
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Re: Just took freezer inventory - what are your favorite uses for ground beef?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 21, 2022 01:52PM
Beef stroganoff is great using ground beef. Lots less chewing and more stroganoff in my stomach.



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Re: Just took freezer inventory - what are your favorite uses for ground beef?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 21, 2022 06:53PM
....you can also use to help.....keep you grounded.....



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Re: Just took freezer inventory - what are your favorite uses for ground beef?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 21, 2022 08:53PM
Stuffed peppers!

Meat loaf!

Kabobs!

Tamales!


I'm down with spaghetti, beef and macaroni, and chili, etc.

But those for above are a little less common and they'd be a great variety.

On the subject of meatballs, I've never met any from a supermarket product that were at all tasty.

I presume the provide some nutrition of some level, but wouldn't swear to it.

They're always so bland.

Back to tamales — I love a good pork tamale, and beef is a close second (chicken in is a non-starter in this category).

I think I mentioned going to the supermarket and a girl was selling tamales, complete with corn husks out of a heated container in the trunk of her car, in the parking lot.

A dollar each, I got ten pork and ten beef, and they were delicious.

I haunted the market lot looking for more, but no joy.






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Posted by: davemchine
Date: September 22, 2022 12:32AM
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Re: Just took freezer inventory - what are your favorite uses for ground beef?
Posted by: dk62
Date: September 22, 2022 10:04AM
Moussaka
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