101 Ways to Use Ground Beef

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Ground beef can be transformed into a variety of dishes and is relatively economical, particularly if purchased in bulk, divided and frozen.

I'm always searching for ways to stretch the grocery budget and ground beef is a staple in my home.

Meatloaves? Casseroles? Soups? What are YOUR favorite recipes which include ground beef?

Happy Holidays and a Cookbook Idea

By George Levinthal
Dec 9, 2015
Good afternoon all:

I'm thinking about putting together a cookbook next year highlighting, of course, burgers but also everyone's favorite dishes to go along with burgers, including desserts and beverages. I know right now we're all deep into the holidays but, after life settles down after the holidays, please send me links to those yummy burgers, sides, desserts and beverages that you would like to share with the world and I'll start putting it together. Other ground beef dishes (meatloaf, chili, etc.) would be good too. Also, your favorite tips for preparing and cooking your burgers would be great to add. In advance, thanks for your contributions. And please share this with others who may want to contribute to this. The more the merrier.

And lastly, but most importantly, I want to wish everyone a very happy, joyous and peaceful holiday season. Whether it Hanukah, Christmas, Kwanza or other holiday that you celebrate, and of course New Years, may it be a great one for us all. The world's crazy these days but we have to do our part to keep ourselves and love ones safe and sane. Of course, some good food can help that.

Be well and peace for us all.

George Levinthal

Breakfast Patty Melt

By George Levinthal
Nov 2, 2015
I'm off to the World Food Championships this week and this is one of the burgers I'll be making. It my Top of the Morning Sunrise Melt taking the classic patty melt and turning it into a tasty breakfast sandwich for everyone. The ketchup is spicy but that can be toned down for the kids or those who don't care for lots of spice. Enjoy.

Top of the Morning Sunrise Melt

IT'S NATIONAL CHEESEBURGER DAY!!!!

By George Levinthal
Sep 18, 2015
For of you burger lovers out there, celebrate by fixing your favorite cheeseburger for lunch or dinner. It's our day, let's enjoy it. Have a great weekend everyone. And, don't forget to pour your favorite beverage


To Grill or Not to Grill.....

By George Levinthal
Aug 9, 2015
...is that a question? For many hamburger lovers, there is no question, it's on the grill, always. But, for some, there are other methods. What's yours?

Most of the time, the BBQ is the place for my beef and lamb burgers. But for some of the meats I've used, the BBQ grill won't work. Especially when I make salmon burgers or turkey burgers. Then it's on a grill pan or a cast iron pan, usually on the stove top. On the BBQ grill they have fallen through. For some though, the burger on a flat top in a diner is best. There, the burger cooks in it's own fat as it renders out of the meat putting a great crust on the burger. A cast iron pan will do the same and adds flavor to the burger.

Others prefer under the broiler, some, a smoker and some steamed. Not my choice, but there is a place in the east, I believe, where steamed burgers are a favorite.

We all have our own way of preparing our burgers, and for each person, that's the best way to go. Lets hear from you how you like to prepare you burgers and why.

I hope you're enjoying your weekend and putting those BBQ's to work. Have a great week.

New Discussion Group

By George Levinthal
Jun 29, 2015
Good morning all. I just started a new discussion group, 'Burgers, burgers and more burgers' to bring together everyone who loves burgers of all kinds. If you make burgers or want to see what the other burgers lovers on JAP are doing join our group and let's have some burger fun. Thanks,

George Levinthal

how do I join.

By Cheryl Stringfellow
Jul 13, 2014
I would love to learn more recipes. I have a small restaurant and we are trying to come up with more plate lunch recipes.
a lot of recipes are too fancy for a small town cafe.

Can I be allowed to come in and share food?????

By Bob Cooney - On a Journey to Fit and Trim
Apr 1, 2014
You will be surprised at the ways I know how to use Ground Beef....

All I want to do is share my recipes and share a Smile or two....

Sincerely,
Fireman Bob :)

Christmas Present for Hubby's Supper

By Heidi Hoerman
Dec 25, 2013
There is a mac'n'cheese stuffed meatloaf complete with woven bacon blanket headed to the oven. Hubby is enthralled. May you and your loved ones be well and happy through the holidays!