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Bring More to Family mealtime

Mealtimes fuel healthy routines, bolster focus during the school day, and can be valuable time spent together as a family. This recipe collection includes beef meals that are simple, convenient, kid-friendly, and cost effective.

Budget Friendly Meals


classic meatloaf

INGREDIENTS: 1-1/2 pounds Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner)
3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
3/4 cup ketchup, divided
1/2 cup minced onion
1 egg
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon dried thyme
Salt & Pepper

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Cheeseburger Mac

cheeseburger Mac

INGREDIENTS: 1 pound Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner)
1-3/4 cups water
1 cup dry elbow macaroni
6 ounces processed cheese spread, cut into cubes
8 to 10 dill pickle slices (optional)

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Slow Cooker Shredded Beef - Indian Variation

Slow Cooker Shredded Beef

INGREDIENTS: 1 beef Shoulder Roast (2 to 2-1/2 pounds)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil (optional)
1 large onion, chopped
2 tablespoons minced garlic
Salt and pepper

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Buffalo-Style Beef Tacos

INGREDIENTS: 1 pound Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner)
1/4 cup hot pepper sauce
8 taco shells
1 cup thinly sliced lettuce
1/4 cup reduced-fat prepared blue cheese dressing
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1/3 cup chopped celery
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

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Cuban Crispy Shredded Beef (Vaca Frita)

Cuban Cripsy Shredded Beef

INGREDIENTS: 12 ounces shredded cooked beef Chuck Pot Roast
1 cup sliced green bell pepper
1 cup sliced onion
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Hot cooked rice, black beans and lime wedges (optional)

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Ready in 30 minutes

Beef & Vegetable Fried Rice

Beef & Veggie Fried Rice

INGREDIENTS: 1 pound Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner)
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 package (6 ounces) frozen pea pods
3 cups cold cooked rice
3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions

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Mongolian Beef

Mongolian Beef

INGREDIENTS: 1 beef Top Sirloin Steak, cut 1 inch thick (about 1 pound)
2 tablespoons minced garlic, divided
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup oyster sauce
2 tablespooons sugar
1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
2 cups bamboo shoots, edamame, baby corn or water chestnuts
2 cups hot cooked rice

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Classic Beef Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes

INGREDIENTS: 1 pound Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner)
1 cup minced sweet onion
1 cup minced green bell pepper
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) unsalted tomato sauce
1/4 cup barbecue sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon dry mustard

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Fresh Tomato, Beef and Penne Pasta

Beef & Tomato Penne Pasta

INGREDIENTS: 1 pound Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner)
3 teaspoons fresh minced garlic
2 cups chopped tomatoes
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1-1/2 cups uncooked penne pasta, cooked
2 tablespoons sliced fresh basil leaves
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

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Korean Beef and Vegetable Bowls

Korean Beef & Vegetable Bowl

INGREDIENTS: 1 beef Flank Steak (about 1 pound)
1 cup uncooked rice
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
4 teaspoons toasted sesame oil, divided
1 package (16 ounces) frozen broccoli stir-fry vegetable mix
1 cup Korean barbecue sauce marinade

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Kid Friendly Recipes

Rock and Roll Beef Wraps

Rock & Roll Beef Wraps

INGREDIENTS: 1 pound Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner)
1 cup water
1/3 cup uncooked quinoa
2 tablespoons dry ranch dressing mix
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups packaged broccoli or coleslaw mix
4 medium whole grain or spinach tortillas 

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Muffin-Style Cheeseburger Pizza

English Muffin Pizzas

INGREDIENTS: 1-1/2 pounds Ground Beef (95% lean)
2 cups pasta sauce (any variety)
1 cup diced onion
1 cup diced red bell pepper
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 English muffins, split, toasted
1/2 cup reduced-fat shredded Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup reduced-fat shredded mozzarella cheese 

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One Pot Lasagna Pasta

One pot lasagna

INGREDIENTS: 1 pound Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner)
1 medium zucchini, chopped (about 1-1/2 cups)
1 jar (24 to 26 ounces) garden-style pasta sauce
2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon pepper
6 ounces uncooked mini bow tie (farfalle) pasta (about 2-1/8 cups)
2/3 cup reduced-fat ricotta cheese
1 cup reduced-fat shredded mozzarella cheese
Thinly sliced or chopped fresh basil 

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Beefy nuggets cooked in the oven, perfect for little hands to dip as they wish.

Popcorn steak bites

INGREDIENTS: 1 pound beef Cubed Steaks, cut 1/2 inch thick
6 cups ridged potato chips (any flavor)
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon pepper
2 large eggs, slightly beaten

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On-the-Go Beef Taco

On-the-go Beef Tacos

INGREDIENTS: 1 pound Ground Beef
1 package (1.25 ounces) reduced-sodium taco seasoning mix
3/4 cup water
4 bags (1 ounce each) nacho cheese-flavored tortilla chips
Lettuce, cheese, salsa, sour cream (toppings)

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