Ground Beef recipes anyone?
- coconutgoddess Oct 8, 2007 09:47 AM
SO I just bought a boat load of ground beef. Looks good.. fresh, simple regular gb.
I have a family of 4. (me and the little ones)
Do any of you have some ideas for ground beef that is NOT meatloaf, hamburgers,tacos or red spaghetti sauce? I have always had such good luck with recipes on this board.. would love to find something new to serve my family.
thanks in advance
Trying to think kid-friendly, not gourmet...
Name: Beefy/Cheesy Spud Bowls
1/2 pound ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tomato, juiced, seeded and chopped
Tostitos Salsa Con Queso, 1/2+ cup
1 VERY large potato or 2 small
Saute choppped onion, set aside.
Brown meat and add onion, garlic and reheat.
Off heat, stir in cheese sauce.
Cut potato in half, squeeze to make a bowl. Fill with meat/cheese mixture and top with chopped tomato
This is a pretty simple recipe that tastes better than it sounds! It's Thai ground beef. Saute chopped onions and garlic until soft, then add ground beef and brown it. Stir in curry paste to taste (take it easy here, since you have little ones!), then pour about a cup of tomato sauce in (I know, I know, but it makes the sauce and keeps it easy!). Once that has cooked down a bit, grind some lime zest over it, throw in a splash of fish sauce if you have it, and stir in about a half cup of coconut milk. Let that cook down a few more minutes.
I know that that all sounds really crappy and odd, but it ends up with a very rich, deep flavor and great sauce.
Another take on Thai ground beef: Saute garlic and some fresh chili (remove hot bits for little people) till the garlic starts to color, add ground beef and let it brown. Then turn off heat, add some fish sauce, lime juice, and cilantro. Serve with rice, or even more fun, with lettuce leaves that you can roll up.
What do you think about the ideas from this thread?
Many are just ideas, not recipes, but there's definitely variety in what people offered! What are the tastes of you and your family like? For example, what's something new that they loved, and what's something that wasn't such a hit (and why- taste, texture....)?