Best Ground Beef Recipes?

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Churches are known for their potluck dinners. Some of the best ground beef recipes ever invented were served at the Colton Lutheran Church where I grew up. The early parishioners were Swedish and brought a rich heritage of good cooking all the way from “the old country.”

Here are a couple of recipes for ground beef casserole from an earlier era.

Zucchini Hamburger Dinner

Ingredients:

½ pound ground beef
½ cup sliced onion
1/2 cup sliced green peppers
2 or 3 ripe, medium-sized tomatoes
1 small zucchini, sliced
1 can tomato sauce
1 teaspoon seasoning salt
½ teaspoon chili powder

Procedure:

Brown the ground beef. Drain off any excess fat. (Use grass-fed hamburger if you can find it. There will be little fat.) Add onion, green peppers, tomatoes, tomato sauce, salt and chili powder. Cook 5 minutes, then add sliced but unpeeled zucchini. Cook until zucchini is tender and serve.

--from Mary Ramm

Hamburger Casserole With Cabbage

Ingredients:

2 pounds ground beef
1 onion, chopped
6 Tablespoons raw rice
3/4 cup cubed cheese
2 cans tomato soup
2 cans water
4 to 6 cups shredded cabbage
1 slice carrot

Procedure:

Brown beef and onion together in heavy skillet. Stir in soup and water. Add rice and simmer about 5 minutes. Arrange cabbage on bottom of a 9 x 13 inch buttered pan. Add carrot and cheese. Pour the mixture of meat and rice over all. Do not stir. Cover and bake 1 and 1/2 hours at 350° F.

Both of these are easy recipes for ground beef. Even a bachelor could prepare them! Are they the best recipes for ground beef? Maybe, maybe not, but they do bring back memories of by-gone days of luscious church potlucks.





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