Beef Recipes for Dinner Cheap
Cheap Meals Using Ground Beef Recipes
Most of us are always looking for cheaper ways to feed our families but still giving them meals they will eat and enjoy. These simple ground beef recipes, not only gives a family of 4, three hardy meals but will leave them wanting more. Read: Beef Recipes for Dinner Party
This one basic recipe, using 2 pounds of ground meat, can do 3 meals for a family of 4. You will need to divide your meat into these portions.
 use one pound of meat for the meatloaf
 use 3/4 pound of meat for meatballs [12-14 small]
 add 1/4 pound of meat to the basic red sauce recipe for meat sauce.
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You can mix the meatloaf and meatball recipe at the same time. Use one for tonight’s dinner, then freeze and save the other for dinner later in the week.
Using a medium bowl, mix 1 3/4 pounds of ground meat, one 14 oz can of sloppy joe sauce. I have found using my hands will get this job done in a jiffy. If the mixture feels a little dry, add 1/4 cup ketchup. When you have finished mixing, place one pound meat in a small loaf pan. Pat down the top, forcing any air pockets out of the mixture. Read also: Beef Recipes for Dinner Asian
Leaving the air in the loaf will cause uneven cooking and take away from the visual effect of your food. Spread 2-3 tablespoons of ketchup over the top of the meatloaf, then place in a preheated 350-degree oven. Bake for 45-50 minutes. Allow the meat to rest for 10 minutes before placing it on a serving platter and cutting. [serves 4]
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