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What is your beef? recipe?

Asked by Aethelwine (42961points) June 23rd, 2009

I will have an unlimited supply of beef soon. The Longhorn is at the butcher as I speak. My mother always told me that she had 100 ways to cook ground beef for her six children. Do you? Was she exaggerating?

I’m stuck with tacos, spaghetti, hamburgers and meatloaf. Do you have any interesting beef recipes?

I will have many tomatoes and bell peppers from our garden to add to any recipe you might have.

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Mtl_zack's avatar

Stuffed green peppers—perfect with your peppers in your garden.
Meat balls

knitfroggy's avatar

Take a couple pounds of ground beef and mix it with about 1/2 cup uncooked rice, some salt/pepper, worcestershire sauce, a little mustard, garlic powder, onion and green pepper diced up, and make it into meat balls. Put the meatballs in about a 4 qt. stock pot or so and pour a can of tomato juice, not sure of the ounces, but it’s probably close to half a gallon over the meatballs. If you are making more than a couple pounds you’ll probably need two cans of juice, you want the meatballs totally covered. Simmer them for about 45 minutes until the rice is tender. I usually put a 1/2 cup rice mixed with the meat and then I’ll sprinkle about a palm full of rice into the juice just because the juice gets thick and tastes good even when all the meatballs are gone.

I hope this is an understandable “recipe”. This is how most of the recipes from my mom and grandma are told to me. I once wanted a recipe on how to make a dressing for broccoli/cauliflower salad and my mom told me to mix sugar, mayonaise and milk together until it “looked right” I was so confused!

Aethelwine's avatar

@Mtl_zack Sounds delicious!

@knitfroggy If I can’t figure it out, my husband will. Thanks!

knitfroggy's avatar

@jonsblond NP-it’s an easy, filling, cheap meal. Plus it tastes good!

Aethelwine's avatar

@knitfroggy I get stuck on the same stuff. I always wonder how my mother managed. I appreciate the help. :)

Darwin's avatar

Since you have the whole thing, how about traditional barbacoa? Although what I do is just take a big slab of chuck roast, put it in a slow cooker with just enough water to cover it, and then run the cooker overnight. Serve it with flour tortillas and Pico de Gallo.

And then there is oxtail stew

We also like to make stuffed burgers using various stuffings, generally based on cheese, garlic or butter.

There is also Cottage Pie which is a beef version of Shepherd’s Pie.

And don’t forget Moussaka and Swedish Meatballs and Chili and Lasagna and Empanadas de Carne y Pasas Estila Chilena (sorry, the recipe is in Spanish, but it is still very good).

knitfroggy's avatar

@jonsblond It’s easy to do-getting stuck. I get so tired of eating the same junk all the time! Last night I made a box of Spanish Rice Rice a Roni and added some ground beef and it was actually pretty good!

Mtl_zack's avatar

Why don’t you have a huge BBQ and invite all your friends and share all the meat? If you live in the US make it a 4th of July party or if you live in Canada make it a Canada Day party.

You can make your greens into a salad and serve that too.

Aethelwine's avatar

@knitfroggy We did the same recently with sausage cut up in pieces. That’s the problem, I’m tired of the same old recipes.

@Darwin Thank you!

augustlan's avatar

My mom used to make Shepherd’s Pie and Poor Man’s Stroganoff, both of which are easy and delicious. She added shredded cheese to the potato layer of the pie.

rooeytoo's avatar

@augustlan mmmmmmm I love Shepherd’s Pie.

And don’t forget good ole barbeque or sloppy joes. That’s always good.

Aethelwine's avatar

@MacBean Thank you. Blue Cheese Burger. Yum!

MacBean's avatar

@jonsblond: Lurve! The rest of my family thinks my taste in cheese is icky. They have no imagination! Silly processed American singles lovers. :(

PandoraBoxx's avatar

chili, sloppy joes.

Darwin's avatar

@MacBean – Try your burgers with Brie and a sauce made of white wine, garlic and real butter, or try them with Huntsman in place of the Stilton – a subtler flavor but more fat.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

Sign me up for a top sirloin, medium rare!

marinelife's avatar

One more vote for chili! How can you go wrong? Cumin is the key!

I make a scratch version of hamburger stroganoff (no cram of mushroom soup—yuck.) that is very good. Let me know if you want the recipe.

Fajitas. I marinate thinly sliced steak in lime juice, garlic and olive oil. Lots of peppers and onions, guacamole, sour cream, grated jack cheese.

BBQ beef short ribs or rasted beef shortrib sandwiches.

Marinated flank steak. Also makes fabulous leftovers for killer sandwiches.

Aethelwine's avatar

Thanks everyone! I’m so hungry now. :)

cak's avatar

Oh, if you are up for outside cooking, try a packet meal. Meat goes on the bottom, then (optional) chopped onions, mushrooms, potato slices or chunks (we’ve even used the can potatoes), some type of veggie on top. Season each layer however, you normally would season that individual item. (for the meat, I’ll mix in garlic, salt and pepper – for the mushrooms – garlic, potatoes- salt and pepper, carrots – no seasoning, they’re sweet on their own!)

Wrap these up in aluminum foil (start them on the foil) roll up the ends on the packets and place on the grill. (or open fire with a grate over it). You will need to flip the packets and when you serve them, they could be very hot – be careful! You can also serve with A-1 sauce, if you like A-1.

Blondesjon's avatar

@jonsblondI thought I was your unlimited supply of beef?

MacBean's avatar

@Blondesjon: lol4rl. I was going to say something about that, but decided against it.

Darwin's avatar

@Blondesjon You are her unlimited supply of beef cake

Aethelwine's avatar

@Blondesjon You are. :) I told you to not let me drink and fluther. What’s with the two question marks in my question!?!

augustlan's avatar

@jonsblond Welcome back. I missed you!

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