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12/10/11 1:58 P

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Calzones, a little different. Use ground meat and cheese.

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12/1/11 8:36 P

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Mmmmm! I love that, too.

How about sautéing onion and peppers, add the ground beef, mushrooms if you like, then put on top of whole wheat pitas, top with low-fat cheese and put under the broiler until the cheese melts!

Yummy!

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12/1/11 8:03 P

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silly but my husband absolutely loves hamburg cooked with lots of onions and then mixed with cooked macaroni, how easy is that??


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11/12/11 7:57 P

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For eggplant and squash, cut in half, lengthwise, take out the center, leaving a 1/4 to 1/2 inch shell. Parboil to slightly soften the outer part.
The center that you removed, should be cut into coarse cubes.

Heat up one tablespoon of olive oil, or canola oil and sauté the cubed eggplant or squash along with diced onion and green or red peppers. Cook until tender, about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and add salt, pepper and basil, or whatever you like.

Brown ground beef or turkey, season and add to cooked veggies. Stuff parboiled halves and place in casserole dish. bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes, top with any cheese that you may have, bake 10 more minutes or until cheese has melted.

If using peppers to stuff, just halve and parboil, since they are hollow.
Mushrooms, just use meat, onion, seasonings and cheese.
Sometimes I add some brown rice or whole wheat bread crumbs, too.

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11/12/11 6:59 P

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Stuffed veggies!

Sounds good!
Do you have a basic recipe to share?

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11/11/11 9:33 P

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I love stuffed veggies! Peppers, eggplant, squash, even mushrooms! Add different seasonings, top with cheese, if desired. Let your imagination run wild! emoticon

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10/17/11 4:52 P

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Yeah, we have chicken and pork. He doesn't really like chicken but loves pork. Tends to be a lot more expensive that beef though.

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10/17/11 8:12 A

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I Can't think of MUCH with out tomatoes,besides salisbury steak(excuse spelling , hope you know what i'm talking about) Lipton onion soup mix in burgers, swedish meatballs, and like someone else said, shepard's pie. They have savings packs of different cuts of beef together(like sirloin steaks, cube steaks, stew beef) at my main grocery store(Price Chopper) So you can get a few meals out of one package.Also have this with chicken and pork. Wonder if they have that where you live? It's saves money, and you can freeze some for later.

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10/15/11 7:30 P

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Some great ideas here. Thanks!

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10/15/11 12:43 P

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You can also take the meatloaf mix, add cooked rice and make meatballs (when made with rice they're called "porcupines"). Bake the meatballs on a sheet tray for about 20 minutes at 400 degrees, serve with a veggie side dish and you've got a complete meal.

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You say ground beef, and I think tomatoes! Spaghetti and meatballs, lasagne, chili...

.. but I also think of Shepherd's Pie (my favorite has carrots and mushrooms, but traditional recipes have potato and corn )

... and meatloaf!

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10/14/11 9:12 P

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Mix your ground beef with one egg per pound, Italian seasoned bread crumbs, an envelope of onion soup and a good squirt of ketchup. Combine with your hands (if it's too wet add more bread crumbs). Shape into a loaf in a baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for about an hour. Not only is meat loaf delicious right out of the oven, but the leftovers make killer sandwiches!

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10/14/11 7:07 P

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My other half and I are one income family while he goes back to study. Ground beef is one of his favourites and is very cheap. But he doesn't like tomatoes as base and doesn't like mushrroms. He's fantastic at cooking and throws things together. But I need to lift my game! He's a meat and three veg, spaghetti bolognaise traditional kind of eater.

He loves the homebrand satay sauce, but it's loaded with calories. Does anyone have any filling recipes for ground beef that don't include tomatoes.

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