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Recipes Easy Meals with one Pound of Ground Beef

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Many of us are crunched for time and dinner is certainly no different. We want something fast, easy, and inexpensive. This is how Hamburger Helper got its great start. They put a meal in a box. All you need is one pound of burger and a skillet and dinner will be served shortly. However, Hamburger Helper isn't inexpensive (unless on sale). Fear not, there are lots of quick and easy dinner ideas that take one pound of beef and just a little work.

Beef and Noodles.
This meal is one of our favorites and is great for other meats. You can use it with chopped beef, venison (both chopped and ground), and other wild meats. We have used this on several occassions with wild meat that was given to us.

1 pound of meat
1 onion (optional)
1 package of onion soup mix or beefy onion soup mix
1 can of cream of mushroom or cream of onion soup
1 pound of egg noodles
Salt, pepper, and garlic to taste.

Start browning your burger. Toss in your onions and let them cook with the beef. Drain most of the grease that comes out of the burger. Mix in one can of cream of mushroom or onions soup and one package of onion soup mix or beefy onion soup mix. Add salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste. Add the cooked egg noodles and serve.

Italian Sauce and Noodles.
This is a different sauce to add with your egg noodles.

1 pound of ground beef
1 onion (optional)
1 can of tomato paste
1 container of sour cream (10 ounces)
1 Tablespoon Italian Herbs
Salt, pepper, and garlic to taste.

Cook your egg noodles while browning your beef and onion. Drain your beef and sprinkle your Italian herb mix on it. Then add the can of tomato paste and sour cream. Cook till warm, add your cooked egg noodles. Salt and pepper to taste. This is also good with rigatoni and peppercorn pasta.

Mac and Cheese Surprise.
This is a little more work, but really worth it and not too hard (after all it is boxed macaroni and cheese.

1 pound of ground beef
2-3 boxes of boxed macaroni and cheese
1 package of taco seasoning mix
1 small container of sour cream
4-8 oz of cheddar cheese.

Brown the beef with the package of taco seasoning mix. Make the boxed macaroni as directed. Place the beef in the bottom of a baking pan. Add the macaroni and cheese on top of that. Add the cheese (either sliced or grated) and top with sour cream. Place in the oven on 350 degrees for 10-20 minutes. This will heat it up and melt the cheese. This is one very good easy and inexpensive dish.

Nachos Supreme.
1 or 2 bags of nacho chips
1 pound of ground beef
1 package of taco seasoning mix
1 can of beans
1 8 oz (or 16 oz if you are making lots) package of cheese
You will also need toppings such tomatoes, onions, salsa, peppers of choice, olives, avocados or guacamole. Any thing else you might want to top them with.

Brown your beef and drain. Add seasoning and beans. The beans can be those of your choice northern beans, pintos, black, or refried beans will all work for a very tasty treat. Place the nacho chips onto a backing tray. Top with cheese and the beef and bean mix. Throw in the oven at 350 degrees until the cheese is melted. Top with tomatoes, sour cream, salsa, peppers, avocados, whatever you want to the top of your nachos.

Dinner can be a breeze and it can be done with one pound of ground beef. Simple, inexpensive, and fast.

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