Monday, April 4, 2011

Hamburger Pie *

 We tried this one a few nights ago! It feeds a lot of people! I really liked it. It reminded me of my mom's shepherds pie. My husband thinks it needs more pepper. Also I used shredded cheese instead of kraft singles! YUMMY!! 


    93% Lean Ground Beef, 
    6 cups Mashed Potatoes,
    2 cups Tomato Soup, 
    2 cup Green Beans French style 


peel and boil six to eight potatoes - mash and add light butter and milk - set aside
brown two packages of lean beef, add garlic salt and peppr to taste - drain
add 2 cans of green beans
add 2 cans tomato soup
mix well -
place in large baking dish -
add cheese on top of meat mixture
add potatoes on top - bake at 350 for 45 minutes

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ESLAUGHENHOUP.

Number of Servings: 10

Quick and Easy Ground Beef Stroganoff *

Quick and Easy Ground Beef Stroganoff

 Minutes to Prepare and Cook


    1 cup plain fat free yogurt 
    1 can cream of mushroom soup (10.75 oz)
    Dash Salt
    Dash Black pepper


Brown ground beef. Drain fat and rinse. Stir in yogurt and undiluted soup. Add salt and pepper to taste. Simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes.

Makes approximatedly 8 1/2-cup servings.

Good over noodles, baked potatoes or mashed potatoes. We like it with wide egg noodles.

Shortcut: I buy ground beef in bulk and boil 5-10# at once. May include chopped onion if desired. Drain. Rinse. Divide into freezer bags for future meals. One pound of cooked ground beef weighs about 12 ounces and measures out to a 2-cup portion. Later, just thaw a package and use for quick spaghetti sauce, taco meat, vegetable beef soups, chilis, or other recipes calling for browned ground beef.

Number of Servings: 8

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 159.4
  • Total Fat: 11.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 34.5 mg
  • Sodium: 262.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 3.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 9.9 g

Ground Beef Goulash *

Have not tried yet but sounds really good!! 


    1 pound ground beef
    1 onion, diced
    1 clove garlic
    2 tbsp ketchup 
    1 can (14.5 ounces) petite diced tomatoes 
    1 tsp salt Tobasco to taste 
    1 12 ounce package of ronzoni health harvest wide noodles


Makes 8 - 6.75 ounce servings
Cook noodles to package directions. Meanwhile, brown turkey, onion and garlic together. Drain. Add ketchup, petite diced tomatoes, salt, and tobasco to taste.

Number of Servings: 8

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 258.8
  • Total Fat: 8.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 29.3 mg
  • Sodium: 424.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 33.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.0 g
  • Protein: 13.5 g

Chicken Cacciatore Royale*

I have not tried this one yet but excited to try it!

Chicken Cacciatore Royale


    2 cans stewed tomatoes (cut-up) 
    1/2 onion, thinly sliced
    1/4 cup green pepper, thinly sliced 
    1/2 tsp pepper 
    1 tsp crushed garlic
    1/2 - 1 tbsp oregano


Cook the chicken breasts in a slow cooker on low 8 - 10 hours.
Cool, cut-up in cubes or small strips.
Store in refrigerator (not more than three days) or freezer until ready to make the recipe.
On the morning you plan to serve this - put thawed cooked chicken in slow cooker with the remainder of the ingredients.
Stir once and cook on high for 4 hours (or for supper, cook on low). Serve over rice or potatoes.
This can also be made on stovetop with leftover, cooked chicken breast.

Number of Servings: 6

Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken *

Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken

OK this one was great!! I did replace the clove of garlic for garlic powder.
 Minutes to Prepare and Cook


    4 tsp unpacked brown Sugar
    Chicken Breast, 12 ounces
    Garlic, 1 clove 
    2 TBSP Butter, salted
    1 tsp salt
    1 dash Pepper 


This makes four servings, 3 oz per person
1. Melt the butter in a frying pan
2. Brown the garlic in the butter
3. Add chicken breasts to garlic and butter and cook thoroughly, adding salt and pepper as you like it.
4. When chicken is fully cooked add brown sugar on top of each breast
5. Allow the brown sugar to melt into the chicken (about 5 minutes)
6. Serve with your favorite carb, and veggie or salad. We usually have rice or noodles and carrots or green beans.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ALECSANDRA.

Number of Servings: 4

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 156.9
  • Total Fat: 6.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 64.6 mg
  • Sodium: 678.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 3.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 19.7 g

Cheesy Hamburger Casserole

I have not tried this one yet so I am not sure on this one yet but I am going to try it soon!


    18oz 93% lean ground beef 2 cups elbow macaroni 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, low fat 1 can diced tomatoes 1 cup chopped onions 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper 1 tbsp oregano 1 tbsp basil 1 tbsp ground cumin salt and pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 350*F.
Cook macaroni according to package and drain.
In a skillet, saute' onions and peppers until soft.
Remove and set aside.
Brown hamburger and drain.
Add onions, peppers, meat, tomatoes, oregano, basil, cumin, salt, and pepper. Mix together.
Add mixture to macaroni and pour in a baking dish coated with cooking spray.
Heat in oven for 5 minutes.
Add cheese to the top and bake until cheese melts and dish is bubbly.
Let set for about 5 minutes before cutting.

Number of Servings: 6

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 290.6
  • Total Fat: 8.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 56.6 mg
  • Sodium: 719.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.3 g
  • Protein: 30.2 g

Baked "fried" chicken *

Two words: YUMMY, EASY


2 boneless, skinless breasts
1 bottle I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Spray
2 cups Kellog's Corn Flakes Cereal
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

Other spices, optional. * I have used garlic, basil, red pepper flakes, cumin, and rosemary...all with good results!


Preheat oven to 350 F.

Use rolling pin or plastic bag to crush corn flakes to fine crumbles, and mix in salt, pepper & any other spices.

Spread corn flake mixture onto a flat surface.

Slice chicken breasts in half to your preference.

Spray each half with butter spray, lightly coating each side evenly.

Roll chicken breasts into the corn flake mixture, coating them evenly.

Place in a shallow baking pan or flat cookie sheet, and bake until internal temperature reaches at least 165 F, or about 40 minutes.

Serves 4.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user STARBERR1E.

Number of Servings: 4

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 180.4
  • Total Fat: 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 68.4 mg
  • Sodium: 231.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 12.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 28.2 g

Sweet and Sour Meatballs *

1 lb ground beef
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 tsp mustard
1 egg
Cook meatballs in oven for about 25 minutes at 400 (they will be light brown)

1/2 c brown sugar
1 TBSP cornstarch
1 can pineapple
1/3 cup vinegar
1 TBSP Soy sauce
1 small green pepper

Mix brown sugar and cornstarch in skillet. Stir in pineapple (with syrup), vinegar and soy sauce then heat to boiling stirring constantly. Reduce heat. Add meat balls, cover. Stir occasionally for 10 min. Add in green pepper simmer until crisp-tender (about 5 min). Serve over rice

Nutrition Facts

5 Servings

Amount Per Serving

Calories 266.6

Total Fat 5.7 g

Saturated Fat 2.4 g

Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g

Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g

Cholesterol 52.0 mg

Sodium 288.9 mg

Potassium 204.4 mg

Total Carbohydrate 44.0 g

Dietary Fiber 0.7 g

Sugars 39.2 g

Protein 19.8 g