What Can I Make With Hamburger Meat?

What Can I Make With Hamburger Meat

Hamburger, otherwise known as ground beef, is one of our most versatile foods. You can make literally hundreds of different dishes with hamburger meat by cooking it in different ways, adding various other foods to the hamburger, and adding your favorites spices or sauces! This article will not give specific recipes. They already exist in the hundreds of thousands all over the internet. Get a general idea of what sounds good here and then either “wing it” if you’re adventurous or find a recipe using any search engine.

The first item that comes to mind is the common hamburger sandwich. Simply form the meat into bread or bun sized patties and cook them. You can fry them in a frying pan, bake them in the oven, or grill them with charcoal or on a gas grill. Add bread crumbs or saltine crackers ground up fine to give your hamburgers more of a meatloaf flavor. You can also add tomato sauce, finely ground onions and/or green peppers, and spices like oregano or italian seasoning or taco seasoning. Adding sage will give the hamburgers a sausage-like flavor! If you really want to get inventive, try more unusual additives like refried beans, an egg, kernel corn, minced carrots, or any combination of all items mentioned that sounds good to you!

Another great way to make sandwiches with hamburger meat is to chop the meat until it is very fine and add minced onions. Add a slice of cheese, pickles, or a slice of tomato if you like. They’re a bit messy, but worth the effort! Ketchup or mustard also adds a great flavor and some people like a leaf or two of lettuce! Add some tomato sauce and oregano to the meat and onions for a homemade sloppy Joe.

Meatloaf sometimes has a reputation as being boring because most people don’t spice it up! Try some barbecue sauce, worchestshire sauce, spagetti sauce, pizza sauce or ketchup in your meatloaf. The same spices already mentioned work great in meatloaf too and a bit of salt and pepper always works wonders! Meatloaf is another dish that you can get creative with by adding stuff like finely chopped green pepper, kernel corn, etc. Some people prefer the ease of making meatloaf with only the hamburger meat and onion soup mix. In that case, be careful about adding more spices or onions as the soup mix is very salty and obviously very oniony.

Here are some more ideas of what to make with hamburger meat:

  • Stuffed Green Peppers
  • Chili
  • Dips (To eat with corn chips)
  • Beef Casseroles (Tons of different kinds)
  • Pot Pie
  • Enchiladas
  • Soup
  • Goulash
  • Meatballs
  • Shepherds pie
  • Chili Mac (Chili with Mac and Cheese)
  • Tacos
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Spagetti with Meat Sauce
  • Lasagna
  • Hamburger Stroganoff
  • This is admittedly just a very small sampling of what you can make with hamburger meat. Your imagination (and the hundreds of recipes on the web) are all that limit you! Bon apetite!

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