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I have a pound of ground beef and no imagination. Hamburgers are not appealling and we had spaghetti a few days ago. Has anyone ever made meatloaf sans ketchup?
 

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What about tacos?<br><br>
I make meatloaf without ketchup all the time- just meat, onions, spices, garlic, sometimes some diced tomato.
 

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Here is another idea if you like mushroom soup, my DH and DS won't eat mushroom soup, but they love hamburger gravy. I fry hamburger, drain any fat, mix in 1 or 2 cans of mushroom soup 1/2-1 can of milk(depends how saucy you want it) Some pepper, garlic and onion powder, cook for awhile. Put on mashed potatoes, rice, noodles, or what ever you think would taste good!!! It is so yummy I love it!!!
 

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nak -- try this one. other ideas: shepherd's pie, chili, meatballs stroganoff. hth!<br><br>
~nick<br><br><b>Picadillo</b><br><br>
1 lb ground beef<br>
1 medium onion, chopped<br>
1 medium green pepper, chopped<br>
1 clove garlic, minced<br>
1 small can tomato sauce<br>
1 cup beef broth or bouillon<br>
1 small jar green olives, drained<br>
1 cup raisins<br>
cumin<br>
chili powder<br>
oregano<br>
cayenne<br>
salt<br>
pepper<br><br>
Brown ground beef; drain. Saute onion, pepper, and garlic in a splash of olive oil until aromatic. Return ground beef to pan and add tomato sauce, beef bouillon or broth, and spices to taste. Simmer for 10-20 minutes or until liquid has reduced and thickened somewhat. Add raisins and green olives and simmer a few more minutes, or until raisins are plumped. Serve over white (or brown) rice.
 

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I was going to suggest Picadillo. It was the dish of choice for ground meat until we started having digestive issues. Now, I use a combination of white potatoes and sweet potatoes in place of the ground meat. It is still yummy.
 

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Thanks everyone! (That was fast.) SO offered, without my prompting, to get some taco fixings on the way home. Do any of you make tacos without using the packets? I know I'm spending money on something I could probably easily do myself and I hate that. I will try those other recipes another time. They sound tasty.
 

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Yep-<br><br>
I cook the ground beef, then add chili powder, chili flakes and cayenne and a bit of water and simmer for about ten minutes. Then I spoon onto hard shells or soft tortillas, add salsa, sour cream, tomatoes, cheese, lettuc, hot sauce, wahetever everyone feels like.
 

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my fave homemade taco seasoning is this:<br>
1 T chili powder<br>
1/4 tsp garlic pwd<br>
1/4 tsp onion pwd<br>
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper (i often leave out)<br>
1/4 tsp oregano<br>
1/2 tsp paprika<br>
1 1/2 tsp cumin<br>
1 tsp sea salt<br>
1 tsp black pepper<br><br>
i pour in 1/2-1 cup of water with seasonings and then thicken with a little cornstarch or you could use flour. i make these up and store in small jars in the freezer so it's ready to go. it makes a good chili too.<br><br>
yum yum, makes me hungry for tacos and not the chicken soup i have cooking on the stove <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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