Grilled Cheeseburger Wraps

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This recipe looks awesome–I had never thought to serve cheeseburgers in this way! The recipe comes from Semi Homemade Mom, and is actually a relatively healthy recipe. It also contains cheap ingredients and is easy to make–perfect for a hungry college student!

Here is the recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce (or more to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • pepper and salt to taste
  • 5 flour tortillas (the larger ones)
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • sliced tomatoes
  • yellow mustard

Directions:

  1. Brown ground beef in large skillet and drain. 
  2. Add Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, dried onion, and salt and pepper to the beef and simmer for 5 minutes. 
  3. Sprinkle shredded cheese down center of each tortilla. 
  4. Add a few heaping tablespoons of the beef mixture on top of the cheese. 
  5. Spread some mustard on top of the beef along with some slices of tomato. 
  6. Roll up tortilla burrito-style and place wraps on preheated indoor grill (Try using a George Foreman). 

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Reviewers had positive things to say about the recipe, and many suggested additions or substitutions. You could really add any toppings that you might put on a burger!

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Quick Taco Salad

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This Kraft Foods recipe would make for a great quick, cheap and easy weekday lunch or dinner. While the Kraft variation may not contain the healthiest ingredients for a salad, this recipe is easily adaptable.

Here is Kraft’s original recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 pkg. (1-1/4 oz.) TACO BELL® HOME ORIGINALS® Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 10 cups torn romaine lettuce (about 1 large head)
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 cups tortilla chips, coarsely crushed
  • 1/4 cup KRAFT Classic Ranch Dressing

Directions:

  1. Brown meat with onions in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat; drain.
  2. Add seasoning mix and water; mix well. Bring to boil. Simmer on medium-low heat 3 min.
  3. Divide lettuce among 4 plates. Top evenly with meat mixture, tomatoes, cheese and crushed chips. Drizzle with dressing.

Here is what reviewers had to say:

Salad1 Salad2 Salad3 Salad4This recipe definitely leaves room for substitutions and additions. Personally, I think that altering some of the ingredients would make for a healthier salad and a more delicious meal.

Enjoy!

Taco Bake

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This Taco Bake recipe from The Country Cook is perfect for college students. It contains ingredients that most students are very likely to have on hand at all times. It takes very little time to prepare and cook, and it saves well–many reviewers raved that the leftovers tasted just as good as the original product.

Here is the recipe:

Ingredients:

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  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • water as called for on back of seasoning packet
  • 3 large flour tortillas (8-inch size)
  • 1/2 cup Salsa Con Queso
  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend

Directions:

  • Brown and crumble ground beef.
  • Drain excess grease.
  • Add in taco seasoning and water (following directions on back of seasoning packet).
  • Once the taco meat is ready, turn off heat and add in 1/2 cup salsa con queso. (Mild is the best option–the dish is already somewhat spicy)
  • Give it a good stir, until thoroughly combined.
  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  • Spray an 8-inch round baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Layer the bottom of  the pan with a flour tortilla.
  • Now add about 1/3 of the ground beef taco filling on the the first layer.
  • Then add 1/3 of the shredded cheese.
  • Continue until you are done with all the layers: another tortilla, more taco mixture, more cheese.
  • Bake at 350F degrees for about 15-20 minutes, until cheese is melted and edges are slightly golden brown.
  • Allow to cool for a couple of minutes, then slice and serve.

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The Country Cook recommends topping the dish with sour cream and diced tomatoes.

Reviewers generally raved about the recipe:

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I tried a variation of this recipe for dinner on Sunday night. I chose to cut the recipe in half, and only do two layers, as opposed to three. It was super easy to make, and was delicious! The leftovers saved well, and still tasted great the next day–not as good as they tasted fresh out of the oven, but definitely still delicious. I didn’t have a circular pan, so I was unable to layer the topping as close to the edge as the original recipe shows. Here’s a picture of my attempt–sorry its a little blurry!

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Enjoy!

Cheeseburger Pie

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This quick and easy group recipe was submitted to DisneyFamily.com by Anne Coleman. The recipe serves six, so it is ideal to make it with friends or roommates. It could also be easily saved as leftovers. This recipe is incredibly easy on the wallet, only costing $1.10 per serving.

Ingredients:

-1 can crescent rolls
-1 pound ground beef
-1/4 cup finely chopped onion, OR 1 teaspoon onion powder
-1/3 cup chopped dill pickle slices
-2 tablespoons ketchup
-1 teaspoon prepared mustard
-2 tablespoons flour
-2 tablespoons dill pickle juice
-2 tablespoons milk
–2 cups shredded American cheese, divided

Directions:

-Preheat oven to 375°.
-Unroll crescent rolls and press into the bottom and up the sides of an 8 inch pie pan.
-Cook ground beef in a skillet until browned. Drain well.
-Stir in onion, chopped pickle, ketchup and mustard.
-Sprinkle with flour and add pickle juice and milk. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.
-Remove from heat and add 1 cup of shredded cheese.
-Pour into the prepared crust and bake for 15 minutes, or until edges of crust are golden brown.
-Remove from oven and top with remaining cup of cheese. Let stand until cheese melts.
-Garnish with extra ketchup, mustard and pickle slices.

The site offers “Tester Reviews” through Disney’s Family Approved Program. The Stephens Family approved the recipe, endorsing it as a quick, easy, budget-friendly go-to meal. The family also adds several add-in suggestions if you wish to spice up the recipe:

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Personally, I love the idea of adding bacon, mushrooms and avocado to the mix. The pie tastes just like a cheeseburger, so no topping is off limits!

Enjoy!