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4 x 4 Ground Beef Recipes (4 recipes with 4 ingredients)

If you are reading this blog about four ingredient recipes, it may mean that you don't have much time to spend in the kitchen. Or maybe you just want a simple dish that still tastes delicious. Either way, these recipes are for you! We'll be exploring some delectable four ingredients added to ground beef to make a main dish. It will go to show how easy it can be to whip up something tasty with only a few ingredients on hand.

I was always a fan of quick and economical ground beef recipes when our kids were home. It always seemed if I had no other meat in the freezer, I had ground beef. Today, nothing has changed. I was a busy mom like so many of you are. Busy moms are nothing new. With sons in sports, church and work, my old standby quick ground beef recipes came in so helpful.

Nothing has changed over the years, except that now I sometimes use turkey instead of beef. That's why one of my favorite recipes is a simple four ingredient taco skillet dish. All you need is ground turkey, a packet of taco seasoning, canned black beans, and some diced tomatoes with green chilis. Cook the meat until it's no longer pink, add in the other ingredients and you have a fast, economical filling for tacos or the base of a taco salad.

Another idea is a simple four ingredient chicken Parmesan. Start with boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts, top them with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. Then sprinkle on some Italian seasoning for a little added flavor. Bake it all in the oven until the cheese melts and you have an easy meal that everyone will love.

Quick and economical is the name of the game!

Easy Ground Beef Recipes
Easy Goulash Recipe

Easy Goulash with 4 ingredients

1 lb Ground Beef

1/2 onion, chopped

1 lb. Macaroni, cooked

1 can Tomato soup

1 15 oz. can diced Tomatoes

Brown the ground beef until no pink remains and cook onions together .

until translucent.

As Beef is browning, cook macaroni until soft. Drain.

Put macaroni and ground beef together. Stir in one can of soup and tomatoes. Heat through.

Season with salt and pepper or Italian seasoning if you'd like.


Easy Ground Beef Recipes
Sloppy Joes Recipe

Sloppy Joes

1 lb. Ground Beef

1/2 Onion, chopped

1/2 cup Open Pit Barbecue Sauce

1/2 cup Ketchup

2 Tbs Worcestershire Sauce

Hamburger Buns

Brown the ground beef and cook onions together. When beef is cooked, drain grease off and add Barbecue sauce, ketchup and Worcestershire Sauce.

Season with salt and pepper to your liking.

Easy Ground Beef Recipes
Poor Man's Chop Suey Recipe

Poor Man's Chop Suey

1 lb. Ground beef

1/2cup onion, chopped

2 can Cream of Mushroom Soup

1/2 cup Rice, long grain

1 lge can Chinese Vegetables

1/2 cup Soy Sauce

Brown ground Beef with onions. Drain.

Add soups, 1 cup water, and 1/2 cup long grain rice.

Cover and turn to low temperature. Simmer over low heat until rice is done. Add one can Chinese vegetables and soy sauce. Serve.

Easy Ground Beef Recipes
Cheese Burger Pasta Recipe

Cheese Burger Pasta

1 lb. ground beef

1/2 cup onion, chopped

1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup

1/4 cup Milk (or 4 oz Cream Cheese)

1 package (7 oz) macaroni and cheese, cook according to package instructions

3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

In a large skillet brown ground beef with onions until no pink remains. Drain fat.

Add soup, milk, macaroni and cheese to the beef mixture, stirring until combined.

Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and season with salt and pepper to your liking. Serve hot. Enjoy!


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