Beef – It’s What’s For Dinner

My midwife recommended I add more red meat into my diet to help my iron. But ground beef can only be prepared so many ways, and other cuts of beef are not in the budget. So I was delighted when my sister-in-law served me a new, yummy ground beef creation the other day. I made it the very next day, and am making it again tonight.

Here’s the recipe I used – it was so easy, and sooo yummy! Definitely comfort food, and great for my sagging appetite.


I chose the recipe that was completely from scratch, but there were lots of versions, and almost all could be made with what you already have in the cupboard and fridge!


It made a nice presentation, too, the plump, oval shaped ‘steaks’. It went well with mashed potatoes and corn.

What is your favorite ground beef recipe? I would love to add some new ones to my menu plans. I don’t cook with pasta, and try to avoid lots of flour in a recipe. Got one you think I’ll like? Post a comment!
(I fixed the link – sorry about that!)

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12 responses to “Beef – It’s What’s For Dinner”

  1. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    I LOVE your table! That blue tile is so pretty. The recipe sounds really good. I’m going to try to make it this weekend. (Probably with ground turkey, though–since I have lots of that in the freezer). My husband likes Salisbury steak, but I have never tried making it.

  2. Kinsleys5 Avatar

    Looks like you’ve got oats in there… Did you use oats instead of cracker crumbs? How did that work for you?

  3. Trina Avatar

    Whoo-hoo! Lots of great new recipes! Thanks, everyone! I’ll try to fix that link…

  4. Traci Avatar

    Miniature Barbecue meatballsMeat:1 lb ground beef1 egg1 C cracker crumbs1 tspn salt1/4 tsp pepper1 Tbspn finely minced onionSauce:1/4 C Ketchup3 Tbsp Brown Sugar1/8 tsp Mustard Powder1/8 tsp nutmegCombine first six ingredients and mix well. Mix the sauce and add half the sauce in to the meat mixture. Shape into little meatballs and brown in a pan on the stove. Add in the rest of the sauce, along with a little water and let it cook down over low heat.You can make the meatballs bigger if you plan on baking them, just put each ball in a muffin tin spot and cover with sauce. I personally think they are best served with a garlic smashed potato and a tossed salad. But that’s just me. I also make extra sauce to eat with the taters.. because I’m a saucy person.As far as burgers themselves go, we are huge fans of eating our burgers with mayo, crumbled feta cheese, fresh basil and halved grape tomatoes. Yum.

  5. Natalie_S Avatar

    Ok, I’ll stop, but I found one more on my blog. This time I’ll just post the link. http://commontricks.blogspot.com/2007/03/yummy-potatoes-and-veggies.html

  6. Natalie_S Avatar

    Oh yeah, that needs to cook for about an hour at 350. The way I make meatloaf I end up with lots of leftovers. They make yummy sandwiches, or they’re good on salad.

  7. Natalie_S Avatar

    You know you might look into buying half a cow or so sometime. Allen and I bought half a cow from his grandmother, and it’s lasted us about a year or maybe more. Anyway here’s my meatloaf recipe. I make mine like my mom did with rolled oats instead of bread crumbs. You can add or subtract ingredients to get different flavors. Sometimes I leave out the chedder, add italian seasonings, throw bacon in the mix, or leave out the mushrooms. 1-1 1/2lb ground beef3 eggs1 bulb garlic grated1 can tomato paste1 c rolled oats1 large onion well chopped1 green bell pepper well chopped.1/2 basket of baby portobello mushrooms chopped3-4 tbs finely chopped jalapeno peppers1lb very sharp chedder cubed (about pea size)generous splash Braggs Amino Acids (or soy/Worcestershire sauce)…about 2tbsdash each tobasco and cayenne pepper (to taste)salt and pepper. Chili is also good with ground beef. I make mine with bell peppers, onion, and pinto beans. No ketchup. The peppers add plenty of sweetness. What else…Beef stew with ground beef in a tomato sauce base. I don’t know how cube steak compares in price (we buy our meat by the half cow) but you can bread it with rice or potato flour, brown it, then make up a gravy, and let it cook very slowly with diced mushrooms for an hour or so until it gets very, very tender. That’s about all I can think of at the moment. Happy eating.

  8. Rachel Gucker Avatar

    This looks soooo yummy! My favorite beef recipe is a close running between beef enchilladas and soft tacos.

  9. Sheila Hargett Avatar
    Sheila Hargett

    Yes, it does look great and but the link didn’t work for me either!

  10. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    It looks so yummy! I would like to try it myself, but the link did not work for me. Is it just my cumputer or is anyone eles having problems with it?I love y’alls blog……Sarah M.

  11. Laney Avatar

    mmm, now i want hamburg for dinner!

  12. Natalie Roth Avatar

    Here’s one that’s really good, and it’s not too expensive either.Saucy Meatballs2 lb. ground beef1 cup soft breadcrumbs1 heaping t. salt1 t. pepper½ t. allspice½ t. nutmeg2 eggs, beaten½ cup milk2 T. oil6 T. all-purpose flour½ t. pepper3 cups beef broth1 (16 oz.) container sour creamCooked rice or noodlesCombine first eight ingredients, mixing well. Shape into 1 ½-inch meatballs.Brown in oven in oil at 400° for 15 minutes. (Or brown in a skillet on the stovetop). Reserve drippings in skillet. Add flour and ½ t. pepper to drippings; mix well. Gradually add broth, stirring until smooth. Cook over medium heat 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, add sour cream and meatballs; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until heated. Serve over rice or noodles.Yields: 6-8 servings (small servings!)I usually cook the meatballs in the oven simply because it makes less mess, but the stovetop is what the recipe called for originally, and that way you don’t heat up the house as much as using the oven in the summertime. And you can serve it over rice instead of noodles.

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