Category Archives: Beef

Beef Taco Skillet

I confess that I’m a little embarrassed about this recipe because it uses condensed soup.  I draw the line at cream of mushroom, though, and this one calls for tomato.  In the clear.

1 1 lb ground beef

1 can condensed tomato soup

1 cup salsa

1/2 cup water

8 flour or corn tortillas (6″), cut into 1″ pieces

1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

COOK beef in skillet until browned. Pour off fat.

ADD soup, salsa, water, tortillas and half the cheese. Heat to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat 5 minutes or until hot.

TOP with remaining cheese.


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Filed under Beef, Cheese, Mexican, No oven necessary., Quick

Skillet Beef with Pantry Goods

My MIL gave me this recipe a long time ago.

1 lb ground beef

1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped onion

2 cloves minced garlic

Brown these in the frying pan and then add:

14 oz can stewed tomatoes

1 1/2 cans water (use the tomato can)

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp Italian seasoning

about 2 cups uncooked noodles

Cook until the noodles are done, about 10 minutes or so.

Sprinkle about a cup or more of grated cheddar cheese on top and let melt.

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Hearty Lasagna Soup

1 lb ground beef

1/4 tsp garlic powder

2, 14 oz cans seasoned beef broth with onion

14.5 oz can diced tomatoes

1/4 tsp dried Italian seasoning

1 1/2 cups uncooked mafalda or corkscrew pasta

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

Cook beef with garlic in skillet until browned. Pour off fat.

Add broth, tomatoes and Italian seasoning. Heat to a boil.

Stir in pasta. Cook over medium heat 10 minutes or until pasta is done. Stir in cheese. Serve with additional cheese.

Serves 4.

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Filed under Beef, Comfort Food, Italian, Pasta, Quick, Soup

Caryn’s Meatballs

I believe this is the final recipe from my “John & Caryn” collection.

Mix together:

1 lb ground beef

2 cloves garlic

2 eggs

1 cup Parmesan

1 1/2 T parsley

s & p

Then add:

2 cups bread crumbs

1 1/2 cups lukewarm water (1/2 cup at a time)

Form into 2″ balls.

Heat 1 cup olive oil in a skillet and fry the meatballs in batches.  When very brown and slightly crispy, remove from heat to paper towels.  If they fall apart when cooking, cover.

Cook fried meatballs in tomato sauce 15 minutes.


Filed under Basic Cooking, Beef, Italian, Kid friendly, Mike's favorite, No oven necessary., Pasta

BBQ Sauce

1/2 cup ketchup

2 T white vinegar

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 T chopped onion

1 tsp lemon juice

1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

1/8 tsp ground allspice

1/2 pinch celery sault

1/2 pinch mustard powder

Combine and simmer over medium low 5 minutes.

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Teriyaki Shish Kabobs

1/2 cup ketchup

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup soy sauce

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp ground ginger

2 lbs boneless beef sirloin steak, cut into 1 1/2″ cubes

1 1/2 cups fresh or canned pineapple chunks (about 1″)

1/2 lb whole fresh mushrooms

1/2 lb pearl onions, peeled

1 large bell pepper, cut into 1″ pieces

Combine first 5 ingredients; toss with beef.  Cover and refrigerate overnight. Drain beef, reserving marinade. Thread meat, pineapple and vegetables, alternately on metal or soaked bamboo skewers. Grill over hot heat for 15-20 minutes, turning often, or until meat reaches desired doneness and vegetables are tender. Simmer the marinade in a small saucepan over low heat 15 minutes. Remove meat and vegetables from skewers; serve with marinade.

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Kim’s Cheese Ball

I love this one, although Mike thinks it has too much A-1.  Bear that in mind for your own preferences.

2, 8 oz packages cream cheese

2 packages Carl Buddig Beef

2 T A-1 sauce

2 T dehydrated onions

Dice beef and save 1/3 to the side. With cheese at room temperature, mix all ingredients and roll into a ball.  Roll the ball in the remaining beef dices to cover the outside.  Enjoy with crackers.

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