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"Frugal Recipes: 26 Easy Ground Beef Recipes for Dinner" eCookbook
By: Sarah Kennedy, Editor, RecipeLion.com
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As we all continue to strive to cut costs in this struggling economy, having a great collection of easy frugal recipes on hand is important. There's one ingredient that's very universal to cook with and very budget friendly - ground beef! With this collection of Frugal Recipes: 26 Easy Ground Beef Recipes for Dinner eCookbook, you are sure to find several options to please the palate, and your wallet. There are so many ways to cook with ground beef, from casserole recipes, to pasta and potato dishes and even slow cooker recipes. In this 42-page collection find not only many pleasing frugal recipes, but several quick and easy recipes for dinner that can feed a whole family. You can never have to many cheap meals planned out.
Casserole recipes with ground beef make some of the best frugal recipes, not to mention they can feed a large group. These casserole recipes make the perfect easy ground beef recipes for dinner, with a good variety that's sure to please everyone. Another great thing about these ground beef casserole recipes, is that many of them can be made ahead of time and frozen to cook up later. So stock your freezer with cheap meals for the month, or just plan out a week's worth of meals. By creating freezer recipes like these it also makes it easier to plan out your food budget for the month.
This collection of casserole recipes with ground beef makes life easy for whoever is doing the cooking. With the popular Cowboy Casserole (pg. 6) you'll find ingredients like tater tots, which not only make the kids happy, but bring happy memories back to the table for the adults too. Simple ground beef recipes like the Ravioli Taco Bake (pg. 10.) have so few ingredients required to make this dish, you won't believe it can be packed with such delicious flavors. Another ground beef recipe using only a few basic ingredients is the Amish-Inspired Beefy Casserole (pg. 17); this recipe brings those simple Amish values right to your dinner table. You can bring some real zest and fun to your Mexican dinner night with the Mexicalli Pie (pg. 14), it's one of the easiest Mexican casserole recipes you'll ever find.
They great thing about easy casserole recipes is that you can also add in whatever you want to make the casserole just the way you like it. If a casserole calls for peas, and you don't like peas, you can easily make a substitution for another one of your favorite vegetables. You rarely lose flavor when you make a substitution. So, if you see something that you don’t like in one of our casserole recipes, feel free to spruce it up. Add a little bit of spice, or heck, maybe you want more cheese. You really can't go wrong with easy casserole recipes. They're the most forgiving meals out there.
Easy casserole recipes aren't the only way to utilize ground beef, there are plenty of simple ground beef recipes you can make on the stove top with your skillet, Dutch oven or similar. From Sloppy Joe recipes to every day pasta recipes, ground beef has found its way into many recipes for dinner. Let's not forget the staple of meatloaf recipes either, that time-tested dish is the ultimate among simple ground beef recipes. Let's not forget about comfort food either, many simple ground beef recipes, like these below, can easily be found on our list of the best comfort food recipes.
Make keeping to that meal planning budget super simple with frugal recipes like these winners. You can't go wrong with this recipe for Cheeseburger Macaroni (pg. 21), just toss everything in one skillet and this dinner is ready in no time. It's one of the best one pot recipes to make again and again. Another great skillet recipe that you must add to your frugal recipes list is the Poor Man's Asian Beef and Noodles (pg. 29). It's made with the always cheap (and staple of every college student known to man) ramen noodles. Learn how to cook and eat for an army with easy ground beef recipes like this Army SOS Creamed Ground Beef (pg. 33). This recipe can easily be doubled and quadrupled to feed a large crowd, and it's one of the most frugal recipes you'll ever find. Of course you can't go wrong with a recipe like BBQ Potato Cheese Meatloaf (pg. 27), it takes ordinary meatloaf and loads it with comfort classic flavor. Then there is the always budget friendly 20 Minute Sloppy Joes (pg. 32), the perfect dish when you're in need of quick and easy recipes for dinner.
You can't have a collection of frugal recipes that doesn't include some great slow cooker recipes. Ground beef recipes for your slow cooker not only make for cheap meals, they are low-maintenance and easy! There isn't much better for a busy household than recipes you can make ahead like these; so the next day it's just toss in and go. Every kitchen needs to be stocked in easy slow cooker recipes.
Enjoy cheap meals with plenty of flavor with recipes like this Ground Beef, Rice and Cabbage Hot Pot (pg. 35), it has the added bonus of feeding a lot of people. Like spaghetti recipes weren't already easy, we've found a way to make them easier with this recipe for Slow Cooker Beef Spaghetti (pg. 36). Even a cooking challenged individual will find this Slow Cooker Ground Beef Stroganoff recipe (pg. 39) a breeze to make. Plus you simply can't go wrong if you whip up a batch of Slow Cooker Hamburger Casserole (pg. 41), it's perfect for freezing and heating up later too.
So make your family happy with these delicious frugal recipes and cheap meals. With these easy ground beef recipes you'll have plenty of ideas to come back to again and again; and who knows, maybe you'll save some money to enjoy on other fun things!
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