If you’re looking for ways to get dinner on the table in less than an hour, then ground beef should be a staple in your freezer. Unlike other cuts of meat, there are no connective tissues that need to break down. This means it cooks faster, saving you a lot of time. It’s versatile too! Read on and be inspired to use ground beef!
Whenever you’re browning the beef, don’t overcrowd the pan. Browning the ground beef in batches will ensure that it doesn’t end up steaming. As the meat cooks, you can break it down with a wooden spoon or fork. Add your seasoning once the meat has browned. Here are delicious ways you can use ground beef.
Burgers. Homemade burgers are easy enough to make at home, and once you try it, the ones at the fast-food joint simply won’t do. To make a copycat smashburgers you don’t need any additional fillers. Simply smash a small ball of ground beef on a hot grill, pressing down for about 10 seconds. Turn over and cook. Serve with fresh hamburger buns, tomatoes, cheese, and pickles.
Deconstructed Shepherd’s Pie. There no reason why this comforting meal has to take a lot of time to make. Simply sauté ground beef in a large skillet until brown. Add frozen vegetables (mixed) and chopped bell peppers. Spoon the mixture over baked potatoes, top with cheese, and bake until the cheese has melted. You can also try our recipe for a Ground Beef and Potato Pie.
Beef Wellington. The traditional Beef Wellington is made with beef fillet and the recipe is especially tricky. Ground beef is cheaper than fillet, and it’s also easier to cook with. Try our recipe for a delicious Giant Cheeseburger Wellington.
Ground Beef Stuffed Cake. If you have more of a savory tooth, then try this Ground Beef Stuffed Cake. A delicious cake-like dough is filled with ground beef, mushrooms, and other aromatics – delicious!
Stuffed Peppers. If you want a nutritious (but quick) dinner, then add stuffed peppers to your repertoire of recipes. Half the peppers lengthwise, scooping out the seeds. In a large skillet, cook onions until translucent. Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink. Add 1 cup cooked rice, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Spoon the mixture into the halved peppers and bake at 350°F/180°C for about 30 min. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for another 10 minutes.
Beef Nachos. An easy dinner that packs a punch of flavor. To make Beef Nachos, you need ground beef, black bean, tomatoes, cheese, and of course, tortilla chips. Try our easy recipe today!