Ground Beef Casserole Recipes, Tips and Videos!
Ground beef typically comes from the chuck roast, though any beef cut can be ground and be considered ground beef. The texture of ground beef lends itself to all sorts of dishes: meatloaves, hamburgers and especially casseroles! Add noodles, rice, cheese or whatever you please to ground beef and you have a casserole in the making. Just mix and bake!
Ground Beef Casserole Recipes
Beef, Cheese and Noodle Bake - This beef, cheese and noodle bake recipe makes a family-friendly casserole that is a great way to incorporate more vegetables into children's food. For creamiest results, do not overbake.
Spaghetti Beef Casserole - Easy baked spaghetti becomes a hearty meal with beef and bacon.
Spicy Salsa Mac and Beef - Add some spice to your normal macaroni and beef dish.
Asian Beef Casserole - This stir-fry meal-in-one cooks quickly and is less heavy than a regular casserole.
Beef Taco Bake - A very cheap, quick and easy dish to make for the whole family to enjoy.
Beef, Bean and Cornbread Casserole - You could make a meal out of this beef, bean and cornbread casserole dish, it's so filling and fabulous.
Beef Casserole - Serve this chili and onion casserole/pie, with a crescent roll crust, with a tossed green salad.
Cabbage Beef Casserole - This is a nice casserole dish that includes carrots, onions rice and cabbage with beef and beef broth.
Golden Beef Casserole - This is a favorite at our church pot luck lunches.
Beef Casserole Oriental - Do something different for a beef dinner with crunchy chow mien noodles, ginger, and soy sauce.
Ground Beef Casserole Tips
Lean to Fat Beef Ratio
Many supermarkets have started adding numbered ratio codes to the different grades of ground beef. Along with the titles "Ground Chuck" or "Ground Sirloin" you may see a number like "80/20" or "90/10." This is simply a "lean/fat" ratio (for example 80/20 means the meat is produced using 80% lean and 20% fat). This is actually more accurate because Ground Chuck is seldom produced using only Chuck roasts. Keep in mind that leaner is not always better for all recipes. A burger made with 90/10-ground chuck can be dry and flavorless.
Mixing Ground Beef
Wet your hands in cold water before mixing or shaping ground beef and the meat won't stick to them.
Freezing and Thawing Casserole
You can cook and eat thawed food mixtures like casseroles, pot pies, dinners, or pizzas if you are certain they have not reached a temperature above 40 F for more than one to two days. Do not refreeze these foods.
A meat thermometer can be used for all foods too. It measures the internal temperature of your cooked meat and poultry, or any casseroles, to assure that a safe temperature has been reached and that harmful bacteria like certain strains of Salmonella and E. Coli O157:H7 have been destroyed. Use it every time you prepare foods like poultry, roasts, ham, casseroles, meat loaves and egg dishes.