Main Dishes

Ground Beef & Vegetable Pie

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceRaelene Walker (1988)
Prep time
20 minutes
Cooking time
1 hour, 10 minutes
Total time
1 hour, 30 minutes

Ingredients

1
potatoes (large, or 2 medium, about 3/4 lb)
1 c
Swiss cheese (shredded)
3 T
butter (melted, or margarine)
3⁄4 t
salt
1⁄8 t
pepper
1⁄2 c
carrots (sliced)
1 c
broccoli flowerets
1 lb
ground beef
1⁄2 c
onion (chopped)
1 clv
garlic (minced)
1 T
Worcestershire sauce
1⁄2 t
salt
1⁄8 t
pepper
1
tomato (fresh, medium-size, peeled and chopped)
1⁄2 c
Swiss cheese (shredded)

Instructions

Cook potato with jacket on it in boiling water until almost but not quite tender; drain. Peel and shred while warm. Combine with 1 cup cheese, melted butter, 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper, mixing well. Press into bottom and up sides of well-greased 9-inch pie pan. While potato is cooking, cook carrots until tender. Drain and cool. Place broccoli in small amount of boiling water and cook only 1 minute. Drain and cool. In large fry pan, cook ground beef, onion and garlic until meat is no longer pink. Drain off drippings. Stir in Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper into meat mixture. Spoon meat mixture into prepared potato crust. Top with carrot slices, broccoli and chopped tomato. Bake in 350° oven about 30 minutes. Sprinkle remaining cheese over top of pie and return to oven 5 minutes.

Sloppy Joe Casserole

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceMarcia Schmidt (1972)
Prep time
10 minutes
Cooking time
1 hour, 10 minutes
Total time
1 hour, 20 minutes

Ingredients

1 pk
shell macaroni (8-oz)
1 pk
Sloppy Joe seasoning mix (1 5/6-oz envelope)
1 lb
ground beef
1 cn
tomato paste (6-oz)
1 cn
tomato sauce (8-oz)
1 lb
cottage cheese (cream-style)
1⁄2 c
sharp cheddar cheese (grated)

Instructions

Cook macaroni as package label directs; drain. Meanwhile, prepare Sloppy Joe seasoning mix with ground beef, tomato paste, tomato sauce and 1 1/2 cups water. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In 2 1/2-quart casserole, layer 1/2 the macaroni, 1/2 the cottage cheese and 1/2 of the meat sauce; repeat. Top with cheddar cheese. Bake, uncovered, 40 to 50 minutes, or until bubbling.

Chinese Beef Casserole

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceMarcia Schmidt (1976)
Prep time
20 minutes
Cooking time
45 minutes
Total time
1 hour, 5 minutes

Ingredients

1 lb
ground beef
2 T
salad oil
1 pk
frozen peas (thawed to break up chunks)
1 cn
mushrooms (4-oz, drained)
1 cn
condensed undiluted mushroom soup
3 T
milk
1 1⁄2 t
salt
1⁄4 t
pepper
1
onion (minced)
1 pk
chow mein noodles (or any favorite topping)

Instructions

Sauté beef in salad oil until browned and remove to casserole. Top with peas and mushrooms. Mix soup with milk, salt, pepper and onion; pour into casserole. Sprinkle with chow mein noodles or other topping. Bake at 350° for 30 to 40 minutes, or until bubbly.

Florentine Layers

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceCarol Ann Feltes (1978)
Prep time
10 minutes
Cooking time
1 hour, 20 minutes
Total time
1 hour, 30 minutes

Ingredients

1⁄2 lb
ground beef
1 c
onion (chopped)
1 clv
garlic (crushed)
2 cn
Hunt's prima salsa
1 c
water
1 pk
chopped frozen spinach
1 pt
cottage cheese (small curd)
1⁄4 c
Parmesan cheese (grated)
1
egg (beaten)
1⁄2 t
seasoned salt
1⁄8 t
pepper
1 pk
elbow macaroni (8-oz)
1 lb
American cheese (diced)

Instructions

Sauté beef, onion and garlic in 10-inch skillet. Add prima salsa and water. Simmer 5 minutes. Press spinach very dry. Combine with cottage cheese, Parmesan, egg, 1/2 of the salt and pepper; set aside. Cook macaroni according to package directions in a 2-quart greased baking dish. Layer half each remaining macaroni, cheese and meat sauce in layers. Bake at 375° for 45 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Ranch Beans

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceCarol Redinger (1987)
Prep time
10 minutes
Cooking time
45 minutes
Total time
55 minutes

Ingredients

1 lb
ground beef
1 pk
Lipton onion soup mix
1 cn
kidney beans (16-oz can)
2 cn
baked beans (16-oz cans)
1 c
ketchup
2 T
mustard
2 T
vinegar (or a little more for taste)

Instructions

Brown ground beef; drain. Add remaining ingredients; stir. Bake at 350°, uncovered, for 30 to 45 minutes. Serve.

Bean Casserole

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceKaryl Hanhilammi (2003)
Prep time
10 minutes
Cooking time
1 hour, 20 minutes
Total time
1 hour, 30 minutes

Ingredients

1⁄2 lb
hamburger
1⁄2 lb
bacon
1 c
onion (diced)
1⁄2 c
catsup
1 T
mustard (prepared)
1 T
vinegar
1⁄2 c
brown sugar
 
Salt and pepper (to taste)
1 cn
pork and beans
1 cn
kidney beans (drained)
1 cn
lima beans (drained)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 300°. Sauté hamburger, bacon and onion. Do not drain. Mix with the rest of the ingredients and place in a casserole dish. Bake for 1 hour.

Homemade Sloppy Joes

Summary

Yield
8 Servings
SourceAnn Moore (2004)
Prep time
10 minutes
Cooking time
45 minutes
Total time
55 minutes

Ingredients

1 1⁄2 lb
ground beef (or ground turkey)
 
salt (to taste)
 
pepper (to taste)
 
garlic powder (to taste)
3⁄4 c
ketchup
2 T
vinegar
  T
mustard
2 T
sugar
1⁄4 c
water
8
buns (up to 10)

Instructions

Brown meat in skillet and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste. Mix ketchup, vinegar, mustard and sugar in a bowl. Pour over meat and simmer for 30 minutes. Place meat in buns.

Taco Filling

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceNancy Alonzo (2003)
Prep time
20 minutes
Cooking time
40 minutes
Total time
1 hour

Ingredients

1 lb
ground chuck
1 clv
garlic (chopped)
1⁄2
onion (chopped)
2 T
parsley (minced)
1 t
oregano
1⁄2 t
cumin
1 cn
olives (small, chopped)
1⁄2 c
canned tomatoes (diced)
 
Salt and pepper (to taste)

Instructions

Cook onion and garlic with meat. Pour off fat. Add the rest of the ingredients to meat and simmer until most of the tomato liquid is absorbed. Serve with shredded lettuce, grated cheese, chopped tomato and salsa.

Scalopini Burgers

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceDebra McCann (1975)
Prep time
20 minutes
Cooking time
40 minutes
Total time
1 hour

Ingredients

1
egg (beaten)
2 T
milk
1 c
soft bread crumbs
1⁄2 t
salt
1 ds
pepper
1 1⁄2 lb
ground beef (or veal)
1⁄4 c
cooking oil
1 cn
tomato sauce (8-oz)
1 cn
mushrooms (3-oz, chopped)
1⁄4 c
dry white wine (or red wine)
1 T
parsley (snipped)
1⁄4 t
dried oregano
 
noodles (hot, cooked)
 
Parmesan cheese (grated)

Instructions

Combine egg, milk, crumbs, salt and pepper. Add beef or veal and mix well. Shape into patties and coat with flour. Brown in hot oil in skillet. Drain fat. Combine tomato sauce, undrained mushrooms, wine, parsley and oregano. Pour over meat. Cover and simmer 20 to 25 minutes. Serve over noodles and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Pizza Burgers

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceRussell E. Walker (1974)
Prep time
15 minutes
Cooking time
15 minutes
Total time
30 minutes

Ingredients

1 lb
ground beef (browned)
1 cn
Spam (shredded)
1⁄2 lb
cheese (shredded)
1 cn
pizza sauce (8-oz)

Instructions

Mix together and spread on bun half. Put bun halves in 350° oven for 15 minutes, or grill for 5 minutes.

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