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what to do with leftover ground beef?

Hello everyone,

I made a big pan of shepherd's pie for dinner last night, and I have about 3 cups of cooked ground beef leftover. It's seasoned with some HP sauce, a little Worcestershire, and a little soy sauce. There's also a diced onion and some garlic in there.

Please hit me up with your favorite/original ideas to use this up for dinners or lunches this week.

Thank you!


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Jan. 18th, 2010 05:38 pm (UTC)
Hmmm. Maybe make some bread/biscuit dough and make some pseudo-pasty/meat pies? I could also see mixing it in with some macaroni and cheese. I don't think I'd use it in a tomato sauce, but I can't actually taste it. :)
Jan. 18th, 2010 06:22 pm (UTC)
This was my thought, and if not biscuit dough then wonton wrappers are good for little treats(or even pie crust cut into little meat pie shapes).

Jan. 18th, 2010 05:40 pm (UTC)
Well... chili!

1) Beef.
2) Can of kidney beans, drained.
3) Can of chickpeas, drained.
4) Diced onions and garlic.
5) Sliced celery.
6) Pinch of chili powder. Cayenne will do, too.
7) A can of tomato sauce OR a [SMALL] can of tomato paste OR a can of diced tomatoes, with liquid (unless it's a weird liquid like tomatoes packed in olive oil or something.) and HALF a can of tomato sauce.

Combine, stir, simmer for fifteen minutes. Serve either straight-up or with any combination of the following:
- Nacho chips
- Grated cheese (cheddar is traditional, mozzarella will do)
- Parmesan cheese
- Sour cream

Edited at 2010-01-18 05:41 pm (UTC)
Jan. 18th, 2010 05:40 pm (UTC)
make some patties - cheat way is to take the pilsbury triangles, pinch 2 together to make a square. put some cheddar cheese, some of the ground beef mix, maybe some sauteed onions, then pinch closed and bake

make birdseye - big bowl of (heated) ground beef, rice, peas - simple but yummy :)

ground beef, onion, cheese pizza

ground beef tacos

Jan. 18th, 2010 05:43 pm (UTC)
Chili would be tasty with the flavors you already have.
Jan. 18th, 2010 05:49 pm (UTC)
Filling for stuffed peppers?
Jan. 18th, 2010 05:59 pm (UTC)
I would do something like this:

I'd fry up some onions, green peppers, and mushrooms if that's your thing then mix it with the hamburger. Then put that mixture on the dough. Roll it up and top it a little more worcestershire sauce, and some provolone.
Jan. 18th, 2010 06:13 pm (UTC)
Eggplant comes to mind. Here's lebanese-style stuffed eggplant. (I haven't tried this particular recipe, but I love Smitten Kitchen.) Actually, any stuffed vegetable: zucchini, bell peppers, tomatoes.

Maybe samosas. Lasagna. Shepherd's pie. Quesadillas. Cabbage rolls. Stroganoff.

Oooh, Back To Basics: 12 Ways To Prepare Ground Beef | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn.
Jan. 18th, 2010 06:26 pm (UTC)
Chuck some fajita seasoning in there and heat up again in a pan. Put it in flour tortillas and bam with lettuce, cheese and salsa or sour cream oir guac if you have any of that. Bam, instant fajitas :)
Jan. 18th, 2010 06:33 pm (UTC)
Make the dough for buns (or buy the frozen dough for buns) and stuff them before baking. then you can freeze them for quick lunches.
I do this alot with pulled pork.
Jan. 18th, 2010 06:57 pm (UTC)
do you freeze them before or after baking?
Jan. 18th, 2010 06:49 pm (UTC)
hot dish. This is what I make in a pinch for time.

boil up a package of noodles, drain, add the ground beef plus a can of tomato soup, top with some shredded cheese.

I also like to add in a few squeezes of hot sauce to spice things up.
Jan. 18th, 2010 08:52 pm (UTC)
Maybe use it for Tacos or put it on top of pizza?
Jan. 18th, 2010 11:59 pm (UTC)
Sloppy Joes!

BTW, what's HP sauce?
Jan. 18th, 2010 11:59 pm (UTC)
Sloppy joes. Meatloaf. All my other ideas were already mentioned above.
Jan. 19th, 2010 01:37 am (UTC)
Put it in a fry pan, grate some ginger into it, add some cut up tofu blocks (if you can find fried tofu, even better) add more soy sauce and miren/sweet white wine/sake if you've got some, a little cornstarch to thicken up the sauce, heat through and top with chopped scallions.
Jan. 19th, 2010 02:31 pm (UTC)
Mix it with a little sour cream and some egg noodles.

By the way, adorable icon! That video broke my brain when I first saw it.
Jan. 19th, 2010 04:57 pm (UTC)
another vote for sloppy joes
Jan. 21st, 2010 05:29 pm (UTC)
I just had to stop by and say that I adore your icon! ^-^ Cute kitty!
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