RE: Dumb hamburger questions....
Ground Ham....My mom used to make stuffed peppers - but she didn't use ground beef, she used ham! It was a great leftover meal, when she cooked a ham, a day or two later, she'd put the ham in her meat grinder, give it a rough chop grind, season it a little, then put it in halved green peppers, topped with a dollop or two of ketchup. Into a baking pan with a little water in the bottom, then into the oven. Baked until the top was crispy and brown, they were (and still are) the BEST stuffed peppers I've ever had! I've made this dish myself a few times, and it is honestly so much better than the typical rice/ground beef versions that most cookbooks have. Thanks Mom!