I pretty much exclusively eat grass fed ground beef for my meat consumption because it's cheap and I'm a poor college student. I don't really know many recipes other than a coconut curry beef one that I enjoy, but I want to try some new ones. Does anyone have a really good ground beef recipe they recommend? Thanks!
Off the top of my head:
Then there's the super obvious stuff I'm sure you've thought of (i.e., plus eggs = scramble; plus taco spices and lettuce = lettuce tacos; plus lettuce and a tomato = lettuce burger)
Really the list is endless. It's very versatile, which is sort of why it's the staple of 1950's housewives :)
Lately we eat alot of "Hamburger Helper"
Although, my helper is whatever vegetables are on sale.
I simply cook up some Beef in a pan, then add in the veggies. If I am doing squashes or something that needs to cook a little longer, I will cook vegies separately, then mix at the end.
Last night we had "Chili Cheese Fries" Made a ground beef chili, and spread over Jicama fries, added a little cheese to the top, then cried because it was so delicious.
I think that's all I can think of..
---EDIT---> Added the meatloaf recipe (if you don't want to do a loaf you can totally do these as burgers, cook the bacon and fill the middle of each burger with the piggy, then broil, grill, pan fry)
1 onion, finely chopped
2 carrots, finely chopped
1 large celery rib, finely chopped
4 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 tablespoons FOC
2 pounds ground beef - if you want you can do 1.5lb ground beef .5 ground pork
1/2 cup ketchup
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons paprika, if you have it
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
6 bacon slices, halved crosswise
Cook onion, carrot, celery, and garlic in FOC with 1 teaspoon salt over medium heat, covered, stirring occasionally, until tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.
Combine beef, pork, ketchup, eggs, smoked paprika, pepper, 1 teaspoon salt, and cooked vegetables and mix with your hands until vegetables are well distributed and mixture is cohesive. That is actually my favourite part - it's fun.
Form into a 12-inch loaf, about 4 1/2 inches wide, in pan, and lay bacon slices crosswise over it.
Roast in 375 oven about 40 to 45 minutes or so
If the bacon on top isn't crisp, reset oven to broil and broil the meatloaf until bacon is crisp and browned
There's a great moussaka recipe from Mark's Daily Apple http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-moussaka/#axzz1ii0Vmfgg
A few changes I've made to it- I use fresh tomatoes instead of canned, and I use one less egg and a little more greek yogurt for the topping.
I find this is a great change from the typical tastes you find in a lot of ground beef recipes.
This has become my all time favorite paleo comfort dish. I can't describe the warm and cozy satisfaction it gives me (sounds corny, but it's true.)
1 lb ground beef
4 strips bacon
Diced onions and mushrooms (I don't pay attention to how much)
Some minced garlic
About a cup of guacamole
Salt and pepper.
Cook up the bacon, onions, mushrooms and garlic in a skillet.
Add the beef and brown, but don't overdue it.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Remove mishmosh from heat and mix in guac.
I eat grass fed ground beef almost exclusively too. One of my favorites is minced onion and mushrooms sauteed in butter mushed into the meat and formed into patties. I fry it in a little bit of fish sauce (I know it sounds strange but it tastes good) then I put it between 2 pieces of raw spinach like buns with tomato, spicy mustard and raw onion. Sometimes i'll add a slice of raw cheese with a strong flavor like Havarti.
The best burgers I've had do not need a grill or a bun. Mix salt into the ground beef (1 tsp per 1.5 lbs), form patties, cook in a stainless steel pan on med heat (3-4 min per side), then make this awesome wine and butter reduction sauce to put on top.
This recipe call for almond butter; not sure how almonds really stack up. And, after I finished typing the recipe out, I realize that vinegar is probably not good also. I'm new to this! Maybe someone can hack this AMAZINGLY GOOD dish and give me some paleo subs?? (And I can't figure out how to make this display as I typed it in, in recipe format). Ugh.
Delish Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps 1# ground beef 1 red or yellow pepper 1 carrot, shredded 1 small red onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 TBS ginger, minced or shredded Butter or Romaine lettuce for wrapping Chopped green onions and cilantro for topping
2 TBS almond butter 2 TBS fish sauce 2 TBS lime juice 1 TBS rice vinegar or rice wine vinegar 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes.
*Brown beef in lg. skillet. When it is half-done, put all veg in & finish. Mix sauce ingred. in a separate bowl. Mix sauce with beef and spoon into lettuce wraps to eat.