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Beef, it's whats for dinner

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Created April 18, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Anyone have any good ideas for what I can make with Ground beef? I don't want burgers or meat loaf and I am at a loss for culinary creativity when it comes to what else I could make with it!

All thoughts are appreciated, i need some variety in my life.

E68bdbd83e45fd5be130e393ace9c9a9

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

Oh god, how I miss blue cheese! Can't wait to re-add dairy.

5c94900002a867dfa2a8fcd91a576c5e

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on June 03, 2012
at 04:23 PM

I'm with you Lynsey. I'm new to cooking meat and eating meat in general. Googling returns thousands of recipes. It's nice to have it narrowed down by personal experience. Thanks for posting the question, the answers you've gotten have helped me a lot.

32c599220cfbc3e5bfd44137ec95238e

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on April 23, 2012
at 03:05 PM

I think I will for sure try this one! Thanks!

32c599220cfbc3e5bfd44137ec95238e

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on April 19, 2012
at 04:24 PM

Crushed pork rinds may be the best idea i have heard! I was just trying to figure out how to replace the crackers/breadcrumbs I use!

F0e558010a2ecb31fa37b7c491596b8e

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on April 19, 2012
at 03:16 AM

I don't see why not. Give it a try.

A4216f1b1e1f5ab3815bd91700905081

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on April 19, 2012
at 12:55 AM

Oh, wow... Crushed pork rinds instead of bread or rice. Brilliant! Any idea if this works for, say, replacing the corn meal or flour for fried smelt or sauteed trout?

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on April 18, 2012
at 11:31 PM

I often call the places around me that serve it ahead of time to make some bulgar-free. So good!

F0e558010a2ecb31fa37b7c491596b8e

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on April 18, 2012
at 10:06 PM

I was just at a Lebanese restaurant last night lamenting that I couldn't have the raw kibbe. I have some ground lamb in the freezer and I may try and make some with some grains of cooked rice instead of the bulghur wheat.

32c599220cfbc3e5bfd44137ec95238e

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on April 18, 2012
at 10:04 PM

im perfectly capable of googling things on my own, i just prefer to hear idea that people have actually tried and used.

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F0e558010a2ecb31fa37b7c491596b8e

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on April 18, 2012
at 10:03 PM

Depending on your food choices these are all pretty darn tasty -

Stuffed zucchini boats - scoop out the seeds, chop and mix with beef and seasonings, top with tomato sauce (optional)

Sautee onions and mushrooms add ground beef and sour cream (I'm currently using goat's milk yogurt) and eat like stroganoff.

Make meatballs using crushed pork rinds and eggs as binding. Add spices and chopped garlic. Bake or fry until cooked through. Serve in whatever sauce you like.

Add some salsa and avocado and make taco salads.

Fry up with garlic, chopped onion, whatever vegetables you have around, and curry powder. Serve over rice or not.

Cook with fish sauce, garlic, cilantro, any other spices you like and make lettuce wraps.

Meatza!

32c599220cfbc3e5bfd44137ec95238e

(36)

on April 19, 2012
at 04:24 PM

Crushed pork rinds may be the best idea i have heard! I was just trying to figure out how to replace the crackers/breadcrumbs I use!

F0e558010a2ecb31fa37b7c491596b8e

(3850)

on April 19, 2012
at 03:16 AM

I don't see why not. Give it a try.

A4216f1b1e1f5ab3815bd91700905081

(1646)

on April 19, 2012
at 12:55 AM

Oh, wow... Crushed pork rinds instead of bread or rice. Brilliant! Any idea if this works for, say, replacing the corn meal or flour for fried smelt or sauteed trout?

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Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on April 18, 2012
at 09:02 PM

For the love of all things! It's ground beef! It can go in anything cooked! (Sometimes, uncooked, like kibbeh!)

My suggestion: make a nice Texas chili. Easy to make, the house will smell nice, and you'll get a few meals out of it.

Good luck! :-)

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on April 18, 2012
at 11:31 PM

I often call the places around me that serve it ahead of time to make some bulgar-free. So good!

F0e558010a2ecb31fa37b7c491596b8e

(3850)

on April 18, 2012
at 10:06 PM

I was just at a Lebanese restaurant last night lamenting that I couldn't have the raw kibbe. I have some ground lamb in the freezer and I may try and make some with some grains of cooked rice instead of the bulghur wheat.

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6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on April 18, 2012
at 09:37 PM

I just made something I called a Dungeon Scramble (loosely based on the Red Robin Dungeon Burger) for breakfast.

Sliced onions and mushrooms sauteed in bacon fat sprinkled with smoked salt

add ground beef and lots of dry dill, keep mixing to break up the meat

when it starts to look cooked add chopped dandelion greens and saute for 4-5 more minutes for the flavors to combine and dandelions to soften

Now here's the really yummy bit, cover the top with crumbled blue cheese and enjoy.

E68bdbd83e45fd5be130e393ace9c9a9

(2063)

on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

Oh god, how I miss blue cheese! Can't wait to re-add dairy.

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Bbe930da8c8ef3869b033b72f517d609

on April 18, 2012
at 11:44 PM

Meat sauce over spagetti squash

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A9fa2bf11cf5f32d5195d677ff2af197

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on April 20, 2012
at 02:37 AM

Paleo Lasagna

2 lbs grass fed ground beef 1lb mild Italian sausage 1 red onion diced 4 cloves crushed garlic 2 tbsp dried oregano 2 tbsp dried basil 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 1/2 tsp sea salt 2 tbsp olive oil 1 28 ounce can of diced tomatoes drained 1 small can of tomato paste 1cup organic black olives sliced 6 zucchinis thinly sliced

In a large soup pot saute onions and garlic in the olive oil for about 3 minutes.?? Add ground beef and sausage and brown.?? Season meat mixture with all dry ingredients and add drained diced tomatoes and tomato paste and mix well.?? In a big lasagna baking dish place a layer of sliced zucchini and then ladle on a thick layer of the meat mixture and top with the sliced black olives.?? Top meat and olive layer with another layer of sliced zucchini and top with a final layer of the remaining meat mixture.?? Cover tightly with aluminum foil and back at 350 for 30 min.?? Let sit for 10 min before serving.

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Eea6a68f5a7190d13c60e1c72417a581

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on April 20, 2012
at 02:28 AM

Taco salad: Shred a big bowl of cabbage Cook ground beef w salt, spice, garlic Top cabbage w beef, salsa, avocado, olives, peppers, hot sauce, lime juice, etc. Fast cheap and filling.

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76c885d7d27e6c83542ea493ca866dcd

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on April 19, 2012
at 12:15 PM

I just made these enchiladas (wrapped in cabbage leaves rather than tortillas) and they were amazing. http://www.healthylivinghowto.com/1/post/2012/01/winner-winner-beef-enchilada-dinner.html

My favorite quickie ground beef meal is to brown it & then add salsa and mashed up avocado. YUM!

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A5b266f504b73f1252ab746796685865

on April 19, 2012
at 03:23 AM

this morning i sauteed some ground beef with onions, garlic, and adobo seasoning. then added some andouille sausage, some diced tomatoes...topped it off with a fried egg, mixed in some guac, voila! super easy, simple and delicious.

when it doubt, just add guac. makes everything better. =]

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E68bdbd83e45fd5be130e393ace9c9a9

(2063)

on April 19, 2012
at 12:55 AM

Last month I bought 35 pounds of grass-fed ground beef during a sale, so I've been getting a lot of experience on this subject! By far my favorite recipe is this one. It takes a bit of time to prepare, but I usually get about 3 very filling meals out of it.

In a big casserole dish, roast some diced root vegetables. I usually do one onion, about five carrots, a yam, and a mix of red and golden beets, along with some cloves of garlic. When the root vegetables are almost done, brown a pound of the ground beef in a big skillet on the stove. Sometimes I add broccoli. When the beef is almost done, I add some kale or spinach and salt. To serve, put a big scoop of the roasted vegetables in a bowl and top with the beef and wilted greens. The greens help soak up the melted fat, but sometimes I add more beef tallow or coconut oil if I don't feel there's enough fat already. Sprinkle more salt on top and GO TO TOWN. This is one of my favorite meals of all time. I crave it if I haven't had it for a few days... something about the mix of starch, greens, protein and fat is just perfect.

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A4216f1b1e1f5ab3815bd91700905081

on April 19, 2012
at 12:52 AM

Ragout!

  • 2 lbs. Ground Beef
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 red bell peppers, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 6-12 plum tomatoes, cut into eighths
  • 1 cup beef or chicken stock (use 1 1/2 cups if omitting wine)
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine (optional, but it really helps add flavor)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  1. Heat the oil over medium heat in a dutch oven (enameled cast iron is awesome for this)
  2. When oil shimmers, add the meat and brown.
  3. Add the garlic, bell peppers, and onions, stirring continuously for 5 minutes or so
  4. Crank the heat to high and add the wine (or 1/2 cup of broth); scrape the bottom of the pot to deglaze
  5. When the while boils, turn the heat back to medium and add the tomatoes, parsley and broth.
  6. Simmer, covered, for a half an hour or so; stirring occasionally. If the ragout is too thick after 30 minutes, remove the lid and lower the temperature until you get a slow bubbling.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste.

You can eat it as is, use it to top spaghetti squash, roasted green beans, or just about anything else.

32c599220cfbc3e5bfd44137ec95238e

(36)

on April 23, 2012
at 03:05 PM

I think I will for sure try this one! Thanks!

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Ba09704971e33481f5716c4790648966

(1794)

on April 19, 2012
at 12:25 AM

Meat Balls!

ground beef bacon egg carrots cilantro onion other stuff

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85178e006119b00322a2401c494dd3a4

on April 19, 2012
at 12:21 AM

Joe's Special:

http://hollywouldifshecould.net/2012/01/ugly-food-that-tastes-good-joes-special/

It's one of our new favorite meals around here. Ground beef, spinach, a few other ingredients. Looks ugly, but it's super easy and super tasty.

The Shepherd's Pie recipe on Mark's Daily Apple is also great. One of the first meals we made after starting paleo:

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/shepherds-pie/

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3408e1d1c7d6b49fca2edb96b433ff9b

on April 18, 2012
at 09:40 PM

Ground bison > beef I make patties and put saut??ed green onions or maybe a saut??ed mushroom on top. :) then some type of cheese to melt if you do dairy... All saut??ed in butter. Noms!

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D05f3050dc3d973b8b81a876202fa99a

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on April 18, 2012
at 09:40 PM

There's tons of recipes online for stuffed bell peppers that includes ground beef. That's one of my favorites. You just throw them in the oven and you can add whatever you want to the mixture. Raisins, onions, spices etc. If you do a search on google I'm sure you can find something delicious. Best of luck I'm curious as to some other ideas people might have.

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47edf681280750c3712a3a56f2eae33b

on September 14, 2012
at 04:19 AM

tapatio chile con carne! brown ground beef, add diced onions, garlic, whatever and keep on adding the tapatio until it is as hot as you like it. UBER!

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on April 18, 2012
at 09:02 PM

32c599220cfbc3e5bfd44137ec95238e

(36)

on April 18, 2012
at 10:04 PM

im perfectly capable of googling things on my own, i just prefer to hear idea that people have actually tried and used.

5c94900002a867dfa2a8fcd91a576c5e

(456)

on June 03, 2012
at 04:23 PM

I'm with you Lynsey. I'm new to cooking meat and eating meat in general. Googling returns thousands of recipes. It's nice to have it narrowed down by personal experience. Thanks for posting the question, the answers you've gotten have helped me a lot.

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