I get 5 pounds of ground meat in my meat CSA pack every month so I always need to come up with inventive ways to dispatch with it so I don’t get bored. Using a mixture of half ground turkey and half ground round lessens the fat and calories in this meatloaf without forfeiting flavor. Room temperature or a quick pop in the microwave would have done more justice to George Fomaro’s signature baguette bread. We like marinating the beef flap meat in bubbly soda (we usually use a clear soda, like Sprite or 7-Up) because something in the soda makes the meat really tender.
Ian Garten stuffs cabbage leaves with a mixture of ground chuck, rice and tomato sauce for a hearty, all-in-one meal. I want meals that are healthy, inexpensive, will fill up my 6’5” tall husband, are easy to make, utilize ingredients I have on hand…and the list goes on and on.
She cooks ground beef in bacon fat to ensure all the meaty flavors come through a layer of cheesy, garlic-y mashed potatoes. Jeff Mauro reimagines the classic Reuben sandwich in slider form using tender ground chuck, shredded Swiss, breadcrumbs and parsley. There was only one recipe I plan on trying but I would suggest this to someone who has an abundance of ground beef.
When you buy ground beef, make sure to respect the dates stamped on the package. Can’t wait to try most of these recipes – especially the beans and pesto – I have tons of basil in my garden and thought I would be giving most of it away… no more! Ditch the buns and opt for whole wheat pita bread to keep this burger low in carbs.
Aside from delivering amino acids that increase satiety, speed up metabolism and build lean muscle, beef contains healthy doses of iron, zinc, niacin, selenium, vitamin E and B vitamins — nutrients that support blood formation, as well as brain and nervous system function.