Cook's Note 1: You can prepare the cooked beef mixture in advance, dividing it into portions and freezing for up to 3 months. Then, when having a get-together, just thaw some to make into appetizers.
Cook's Note 2: You can make a quick supper stir-fry using half the batch of cooked beef mixture. In large non-stick skillet, heat 1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add 3 cups trimmed cut green beans and 1 sweet red pepper cut into strips. Stir-fry briefly. Add 2 tbsp (30 mL) water. Cover and steam until tender-crisp, about 3 minutes. Add 3 cups (750 mL) cooked beef mixture. Cook, stirring for 3 minutes or until hot. Serve over noodles, sprinkled with peanuts (if desired). Makes 6 main or 12 starter courses.