Joan's Hamburger Plan

This was Joan's first cooking session and she did such a great job I thought I would put it on the website for folks to have a little more variety...

My Hamburger Plan 
By Joan Detzner

  1. Make Spahetti Sauce

  2. Makes 36 cups. Freeze 23 cups and use 13 cups for:
  3. Brown 6 pounds of ground beef with 4 onions, divide in half for
  4. Use 6 pounds raw ground beef for the meatloaves

Joan's Spaghetti Sauce 
makes 36 Cups

6 pounds ground beef -- browned and drained
1 pound gound Italian Sausage -- browned and drained
4 onions -- chopped
6 cans mushrooms (or 2 pounds fresh, sauteed) -- drained
italian seasoning
7 jars spaghetti sauce (Approx. 180 ounces)
3 cans tomato -- diced
1 cup chopped peppers (I have them frozen)
1 can tomato paste -- large can

Brown beef, onions, peppers, sausage and Italian seasoning (2 pounds at a time). Drain well. Put in stock pot, add mushrooms, sauce, tomatoes, tomato paste, and remaining seasoning, simmer.

Use 13 cups in the following recipes, Freeze the remaining in freezer bags in family size portions for pizza and spagetti.

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Baked Mostaccoli 
(Makes 2 meals)

6 cups Joan's Spaghetti Sauce
16 ounces mozzarella cheese -- shredded
2 pounds mostaccoli noodles -- just cooked

Cook noodles until just done, drain, cool with cold water. Add sauce, divide in half, put each half into gallon freezer bag. Divide mozzarella and freeze separately in quart freezer bags. Attach cheese to mostaccoli.

To serve: Thaw for 1 day, put into casserole dish and sprinkle cheese on top. Microwave for 5-10 minutes.

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Lazy Lasagna
(Makes 3 meals)

12 ounces lasagna noodles -- uncooked
7 cups Joan's Spaghetti Sauce
2 cups cottage cheese
2 eggs, beaten
16 ounces Mozzarella --shredded

Mix together cottage cheese and egg. In two 10x6x2-inch baking dishes, spread one cup of the sauce on the bottom of each dish. Then make layers in this order: uncooked noodles, cottage cheese/egg mixture, mozzarella cheese and sauce; repeat; sprinkle cheese on top. Wrap pan in foil; label and freeze.

To serve: Thaw completely (takes about 1 1/2 days in refrigerator.) Bake tightly covered at 350-degrees F for about 45 minutes, or until the edges are bubbly and center is hot. Take cover off during final 10 minutes of baking time. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Note: Make sure the noodles are completely covered with sauce - if necessary add a small amount - 1/2 c - of water

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Hamburger Pie
(Makes 3 meals)

2 onions -- chopped
3 pounds ground beef
4 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
6 9" pie shell
4 egg -- beaten
3 cups cottage cheese
3 cups mozzarella cheese -- shredded

Saute onions. Add hamburger, cook until no longer red. Add salt and pepper and put 1/4 meat mixture in each pie shell. Beat eggs. Add cottage cheese to eggs, pour 1/2 over meat on each pie. Put the rest of the meat on and sprinkle with cheese. Place another pie crust on top, crimp edges. Cover with foil, flash freeze, then put into ziplock.

To serve: Thaw all day in refrigerator, then bake at 375F for 30 minutes.

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Hamburger Stroganoff 
(Makes 3 meals)

3 pounds ground beef -- browned and drained
2 onions -- chopped
6 cans mushroom (or 1 pound fresh, sauteed)
6 cans cream of mushroom soup, condensed
3 cups milk
sprinkle pepper
3 cups sour cream (Added after thawed)

Brown beef & onion. Drain. Add the rest of the ingredients, simmer 10 minutes. Divide into thirds. Put each third in a gallon freezer bag, flatten and freeze.

To Serve:Thaw, and heat, adding 1 cup sour cream. Serve over noodles

Note: My stroganoff was a bit runny when thawed, I made rice and made it into a casserole.

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Joan's Meat Loaf 
(Makes 3 meals)

6 pounds ground beef -- thawed
4 eggs -- beaten
2 packages onion & mushroom soup mix
1 cup ketchup
1 cup BBQ Sauce
1/2 cup worcestershire sauce
2 cups oatmeal

Mix all ingredients well. Put 1/3 in each aluminum lined dish. Flash freeze. Remove from dish and put in ziplock.

To Serve: Thaw for 1 day, put back in dish and bake at 350F for 1 hour.

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