Tuesday, December 1, 2009

"hamburger help yourself" meals

I am a fan of one dish meals. One dish meals that are cheap and easy are even better. One dish meals where you can fool the eaters into thinking they are having a meat loaded meal is better and meals made from food storage or "preps" is bestest. Keep in mind all these are made with ground beef but one could substitute ground chicken, turkey, venison , pork or bunny and they would still be good.

This base mix of seasons can be made ahead and kept in a sealed container and then measured out for each recipe.

base mix Ingredients:
2 cups nonfat dry milk
1 cup corn starch
1/4 cup beef bouillon powder
2 tablespoons onion flakes
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons dried parsley
1 tablespoon garlic powder

Chili Mac
1 pound ground beef, browned and drained
1 cup water
1/2 cup macaroni noodles (uncooked)
2 cans chopped tomatoes
1 Tb chili powder
1/2 cup mix

1 pound ground beef, browned and drained
2 cups water
1/2 cup mix
2 cups uncooked egg noodles
1/2 cup sour cream

Potato Beef Casserole
1 pound ground beef, browned and drained
3/4 cup water
6 potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
1 cup frozen mixed veggies
1/2 cup mix

Quick Lasagna

1 pound ground beef, browned and drained
1/2 cup mix
1 onion, chopped
2 cups water
16 ounces tomato sauce
3 cups lasagna noodles, uncooked, broken in bits
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded


Chili Mac: Combine all and simmer 20 minutes or until macaroni is cooked

Stroganoff: Combine all except sour cream. Simmer 20 minutes or until noodles are tender. Stir in sour cream and serve.

Potato Beef Casserole Combine all and simmer, covered, until potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove cover and cook until excess water is evaporated.

Quick Lasagna: Combine all except mozzarella in large skillet. Bring to a boil, let simmer for 15 minutes or until noodles are cooked. Top with mozzarella. Turn off heat and let cheese melt.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, thanks for sharing this. I have been looking for a recipe like this. Will give it a try.