Ground Beef: A Working Mom’s Savior

My fridge is empty. Empty in the condiments, milk, and eggs-only sense of the word. But, when you have cattle, it seems there’s rarely a shortage of ground beef. If I have ground beef, I can feed my family a never-ending list of fabulous meals, despite having few other groceries.

My mother-in-law got me this great cookbook at a meats conference somewhere along the way. I rarely use cookbooks, and I never follow recipes, but this cookbook gives me ideas so we don’t get caught in the same-food-slump.


Today I browned two pounds of burger. I love having the two pound packages, because I can brown it all and use half now and half later. Right now, I’ve got a batch of chili in the crockpot and enough cooked ground beef for a pasta meal tomorrow. Another quick and easy tip is to brown your meat then put some in freezer bags and store in the freezer for later use. This saves a lot of time on busy nights.

I’d love to hear from you about your favorite easy ground beef meals. Please share your ideas in the comment section under this post.

From my stove to yours,
The Displaced City Girl

5 thoughts on “Ground Beef: A Working Mom’s Savior

  1. We just had taco pasta tonight. I used last night’s leftover taco meat, add a can of petit diced tomatoes or rotel, sliced olives heat thoroughly. Boil up pasta of your choice, we like whole wheat penne, throw the pasta in with taco meat & tomatoes & olives. Top off with cheese of your choice, throw it under the broiler for super bubbly cheese. I like to sprinkle with fresh cilantro and also can add crushed up doritos or tortilla chips to your own pasta for extra crunch!

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