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Beat the Hamburger Doldrums
by Debra Vaughn

Let's face it, hamburger is one of the most inexpensive meats that you can buy (at least where I live.) It is also one of the most versatile meats there is, most people just don't know it.

Is your family getting tired of hamburgers, spaghetti with meat sauce or meatballs, meatloaf and the rest of the same old boring recipes they eat on a weekly basis? Try a few of these nutritious, inexpensive and interesting solutions for your burger doldrums. All recipes serve four people and cost less than 25 per person.

Rice Goulash

1 1/3 cup rice
3 cups water
1 pound hamburger
1 (10 oz) can of cream of mushroom soup
3/4 cup milk
salt and pepper to taste

Boil rice in the water. Brown hamburger until fully cooked. Drain rice. Mix all ingredients together. Serves 4. *Note: This looks rather 'unique' but tastes great. Reheats very well.

Cheeseburger Pockets

2 cans biscuits
1/2 pound ground hamburger
5 slices of cheese

Open biscuits. On a floured surface, flatten biscuits until they are about 1/8 of an inch thick. Brown hamburger. Place half of the flattened biscuits on a cookie sheet. Put one table spoon of meat in the center of each biscuit. Place half of a slice of cheese on top of the hamburger in each biscuit. Place ramaining biscuits on top and seal. Bake at 425 until the pockets are golden brown, about 10 minutes. You can freeze these and reheat for 1 minute each and they are delicious!

Chicken Fried Steak

1 pound hamburger
1 egg
1 cup cracker crumbs
1 cup flour
salt and pepper to taste
oil for frying

Make patties out of hamburger that are about 1/4- 1/2 inch thick. Heat enough oil in a pan. First, coat each patty with flour, dredge through beaten egg, then coat with cracker crumbs. Fry in oil until done through and the crust is golden brown. Repeat until all patties are done.

*Note: For a truely southern meal, serve with mashed potatoes, white gravy, corn on the cob and biscuits!

Debra Vaughn is a stay-at-home mother to 3 young girls. She is a freelance writer in her spare time.

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