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Budget Friendly Ground Beef Recipes

on February 14, 2012
Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Baked Empanadas

For a little Latin flair, turn to these lean ground beef empanadas. Their flaky puff pastry shells compliment the cayenne and paprika spiced beef perfectly. Recipe: Baked Empanadas

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Beef and Black Bean Burgers

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Cincinnati Chili

Our meaty and beefy Cincinnati chili may look like a basic spaghetti topping, but with ingredients ranging from unsweetened cocoa to cinnamon to cider vinegar, this chili is anything but ordinary. Recipe: Cincinnati Chili

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Asian Express Beef Lettuce Wraps

An easy appetizer or light dinner, these crispy wrap-ups are textural powerhouses. The warm ground beef filling balances the crunch of the lettuce while complimenting the vegetables' fresh taste. Talk about ying and yang! Recipe: Asian Express Beef Lettuce Wraps

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Lasagna with Cheddar Cheese

Traditional lasagna and cheddar cheese make surprising soul-mates in this beefy Italian-American recipe. The dish can be easily prepared ahead of time making it a great party serving. Recipe: Lasagna with Cheddar Cheese

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Apricot Turkey Meatloaf

You got us. Our turkey meatloaf isn't a ground beef bite. But we're including it here because this meatloaf doesn't taste like the leaner dine it is thanks to it's bacon covered loaf. Recipe: Apricot Turkey Meatloaf

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Beef and Cheese Tamale Pie

Incredibly rich, our Mexican inspired tamale pie pulls out all the stops with its homemade cornmeal batter, cheesy filling and creamy topping. Recipe: Beef and Cheese Tamale Pie

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Napa Valley Basil Burger

Who knew a burger could be so sophisticated? Our basil burger is certainly high class with its pesto mayonnaise spread and red Zinfandel infused patty. Recipe: Napa Valley Basil Burger

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Mini Stuffed Meatloaves

Meatloaf, meatloaf, double-beat-loaf! Lucky for you, your kids will have nothing to whine about with these family friendly stuffed meatloaves. In fact the mini loaves are so simple to make your kids can shape their own! Recipe: Mini Stuffed Meatloaves

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Irish Stout Cheese-Stuffed Burgers

It doesn't get much better than beef - ground beef that is. The affordable and versatile staple is a fantastic fix for busy weeknight dinners. But we believe busy should never equate with boring, so ditch bland burgers and take a bite out of this fabulous burger stuffed with Dubliner cheese. Recipe: Irish Stout Cheese-Stuffed Burgers

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