Recipe challenge (AKA help a lazy girl make dinner) **what I made**

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by FrenchHen, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    The mission:

    An easy dinner that uses already browned ground beef and tastes good with cornbread.

    I have dry beans, none canned, so chili is out. I need it to take less than an hour, preferably much less because I feel lazy today.

    Veggies included is a plus, but not necessary.

    Ready, set, GO.
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2009
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    Got a bottle of BBQ sauce? Brown the ground beef, drain and heat with BBQ sauce.

    Slice cornbread squares in half and butter generously.
    Spoon BBQ ground beef mixture over the top.
  3. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Vancouver, WA
    my grandpa was famous for his sloppy joes recipe... brown a chopped onion in a large pan, then add beef. Brown. Then add a can of Campbell's Chicken Gumbo Soup (it has rice & veggies) and stir in mustand and ketchup to taste. Also optional is adding hotsauce and/or brown sugar. Everything is to taste. Normally it would be served on hotdog or hamburger buns, but just a scoop with cornbread would be good too.

    I know it sounds weird, and I NEVER cook with anything from a can like that, but it's actually darn good and it holds a place in my heart because it's family recipe.

    Another option would be cheeseburger patties (if you don't have buns). mix an egg, chopped onion, and lots of grated cheddar (or other) cheese with salt and pepper into the meat. Make into patties and grill or sear in a pan.
  4. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    I like the BBQ sauce idea. Husband would like it too.

    The beef is browned and in the freezer for days like this.
  5. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Vancouver, WA
    another option would be some sort of meatballs... mix meat, egg, breadcrumbs, parmesan or other cheese and any seasonings you like to taste and roll into balls. Serve with tomato sauce or barbecue sauce for dipping, depending on your seasonings and cheese choice.
  6. sweet_peeps

    sweet_peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    If you have some veggies and beef bouillon you could make a vegetable beef soup which would go well with the cornbread.
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2009
  7. bwebb7

    bwebb7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 16, 2008
    Brooksville, Fl
    Canyon casserole!
    1 lb. ground beef
    1 (1 1/4-oz.) pkg. taco seasoning mix
    1 (14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes, undrained
    1 (7-oz.) can vacuum packed whole kernel corn, drained
    1/2 cup water
    1 egg
    1 cup Martha White[​IMG] Self-Rising Corn Meal Mix
    1/2 cup milk
    2 tablespoons oil
    4 oz. (1 cup) shredded Cheddar cheese

    1 . Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease 8-inch square (2-quart) baking dish or shallow 2-quart casserole. Brown ground beef in large skillet over medium-high heat until thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain.
    2 . Add tomatoes, corn, water and taco seasoning mix; mix well. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Pour into greased baking dish.
    3 . In small bowl, combine corn meal mix, milk, oil and egg; blend well. Stir in cheese. Pour batter over ground beef mixture in baking dish.
    4 . Bake at 400 degrees F. for 30 to 35 minutes or until topping is golden brown.
    6 servings

    I use frozen corn-corn from a can-yuk!
  8. heyeddah

    heyeddah Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2008
    Milford Ct
    Flour Tortillas, brown on pancake griddle
    Shredded cheese any kind
    browned beef with taco seasoning if available
    sauteed onion. pepper, scallion,and any vegetable or not.
    assemble tortillas on outside of cooked ingredients
    serve with sour cream, avocado, salsa
    Spanish rice mix
  9. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    I cut up half an onion, two carrots, and two ribs of celery and softened them in olive oil. I covered them with water and boiled them soft. I chucked in a small can of tomato paste and a bit of liquid smoke and pureed the whole thing (son won't eat carrots).
    Then I added the ground beef when I stuck the cornbread in the oven.

    Cornbread with sloppy joe meat topped with sharp white cheddar.

    Thanks Terrielacey! I was having a brain blank on what to fix.
  10. Robin L

    Robin L Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 12, 2008
    Quote:Thats how my mom and I make it and its soooo good!
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2009

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