I learned how to make recipes for hamburger when I started out as a homemaker. It was about the only protein in our diet besides beans. It was the cheapest way to go; it was not ground beef, it was hamburger.
There was not a food magazine or recipe book on the newsstands that
did not include hamburger recipes. There were books for sale that were
only how to cook hamburger. Some had recipes for hamburger 100 ways and
some might have 200 ways. It was simply all cheap hamburger to stretch
the dollar. These times are what inspired my book How to Survive Inflation with the Rising Cost of Food.
When I learned how to make recipes for hamburger, it was the ground beef using the tougher and less desirable beef when the sides are carved into steaks and roasts. It could also be meat with lots of ground fat and gristle. In many recipes it is still delicious and is very cheap to make casseroles, soups, stews and many other hamburger recipes.
Today when we mention how to cook recipes for hamburger, everyone thinks we are referring only to the sandwich. This sandwich has become the most popular and well known food throughout the world because of all the fast food restaurants. We have become so prosperous that many people do not know that there are thousands of other recipes for hamburger; nor do many want to know. I know of many people who limit their beef eating only to top quality steaks, not realizing they are missing a lot of good eating. Although this ground meat is cheap, combined with other ingredients like pasta it can make some of the most deliciously flavored dishes.
Recipes for hamburger always include this tasty meal!
Preheat oven to 375F degrees.
Sautee onion and green pepper in butter in a large skillet.
Add the beef, cook and stir over medium heat until brown; add salt, pepper, oregano and Worcestershire sauce.
Meanwhile cook the macaroni as package directs, drain and turn into an oven casserole dish.
Add the beef mixture, mushrooms, tomato soup and chopped tomato; mix to blend.
Bake covered for 40 minutes.
Remove cover and sprinkle with the cheese; bake 5 minutes longer or until nicely browned.
Combine and mix the hamburger, salt, pepper, dill, steak sauce, bread crumbs and egg.
Shape mixture into 18 balls; brown well all over in the hot butter in a skillet.
Reduce heat and simmer 8 minutes; remove the balls from the skillet.
Make the sauce.
In the pan drippings sauté the onion and mushrooms 3 minutes; remove from heat.
Stir in the flour, meat extract and catsup.
Gradually stir in the bouillon; bring to a boil stirring.
Add the meat balls in the mixture and simmer for 5 minutes.
Stir in the sour cream, cooking and stirring over low heat until sauce is hot.
Serve over noodles.
Combine and blend all ingredients.
Divide mixture into 6 equal portions; shape into oval patties 1 ½ inch thick.
Place patties on broiler pan 4 inched from the heat and broil 7 minutes on one side and 5 minutes on the other side.
Place patties in a lightly oiled skillet.
Mix 1 can mushroom soup with ½ can water; whisk to blend.
Pour mushroom soup over the patties and heat on medium just to a boil. (Add any drippings from the broiler pan into the skillet for added flavor)
Serve with noodles or potatoes.
Sauté beef, green pepper and onion in melted butter; drain.
Add remaining ingredients except cheese; pour mixture into 9 X 13 inch casserole dish.
Top mixture with mozzarella cheese; bake at 400F degrees for 10 minutes.
Combine and mix following cornbread topping, pour over top and bake.
Add baking soda to milk; combine all ingredients with milk and blend thoroughly.
Pour batter over hot beef mixture; return to oven and bake for 35 minutes longer or until cornbread is done.
Combine and blend all ingredients; shape into walnut size balls.
Cook and pour off drippings.
NOTE: You can bake these in the oven or cook on the grill; I like to deep fry them because they retain their round shape better.
Meat Ball Sauce
Mix all ingredients together; pour over cooked meat balls.
Cover and simmer 10 minutes; pour into chafing dish and serve with toothpicks.
One of the favorite breakfast recipes for hamburger.
Mix together beef, eggs, rice, green pepper, onion, celery salt, salt and pepper.
Form into 6 patties; wrap each patty in a cabbage leaf.
Place in pan, cover with tomato juice and bake for 1 hour at 350F degrees.