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Ground Beef Recipes

Ground Beef Recipes

Ground beef is a convenient way to include protein in your diet, and it contains important vitamins and minerals. It is the primary ingredient in many favorite foods from chili con carne to meatballs. Below I’ve selected four of my favorite ground beef recipes for you to try out.

Make sure to purchase local, organic, grass-fed beef. By doing so you’ll reap the highest benefits (Read 7 Benefits to Eating Local Grenadian Grass-Fed Beef). Additionally, when you purchase local meats and produce you’re helping the Grenadian economy to grow.  Enjoy!

Ground Beef Recipes

STUFFED CABBAGE CASSEROLE

This stuffed cabbage casserole recipe is cabbage leaves filled with beef and rice, coated in onion bacon and wine sauce, and simmered to perfection. A comfort food classic that’s hearty, delicious, and simple to make.

For this meal of 4 people you will need:

    • 1 kg of ground beef
    • 300 g of sausage (herb, chorizo or caprisiosa)
    • 1 cabbage
    • 1 can/box of mushrooms or wild dry (optional)
    • 40 cl of white wine
    • 3 eggs
    • 100 g of grated Gruyere or cheddar (optional)
    • 100 g of long grain rice (not basmati)
    • 100 g of bacon
    • 1 onion
    • 1 parsley
    • 1 cup of bread crumbs
    • 2 cloves garlic
Directions

Start by cooking the rice al dente – don’t cook too long. It will cook more later. Moistening the bread crumbs with a little bit of the wine. Save the rest for later. Blanch the cabbage leaves (by immersing them for 1 minute in boiling water). For the cabbage heart – finely chop and add it to the stuffing. Drain the cabbage leaves, and remove the central groove of the leaf, without cutting the leaf in half.

Now prepare the stuffing. Mix the ground beef with the sausage meat. Then add the eggs and mix well. Next,  add the parsley, garlic, wet breadcrumbs, and rice, mix well until that the mixture is homogeneous. Finally add the cheese, salt, and pepper, and mix again.

Make the rolls. Place a ball of stuffing in the center of the leaf and wrap it up like a roll. Use a thread to tie if necessary.

In a pan, brown the chopped onion and then the bacon. Then deglaze with white wine. Remove the resulting mixture from the pot, and then place all the cabbages delicately, one beside the other. Put the white wine sauce on top, add the mushrooms, bay leaf, thyme, and cover with water, to soak everything well.

Simmer for 1h30, watching.  If you think there is not enough water keep adding until the cabbages are soaked, but also add a little wine and seasoning (salt, pepper) to keep the taste.

Ground Beef Recipes

BEEF “OLÉ”

Here is a very good beef recipe with a spicy and tasty sauce! You can also replace the beef with chicken if you want to change it up.

For this meal of 6 people you will need:

    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • 125 ml shallots, chopped
    • 60 ml of soy sauce (Kikkoman)
    • 1/4 tsp. pepper
    • 900 g ground beef or beef cubes
    • 3 tbsp. oil soup
    • 80 ml cane brown sugar
    • Water
    • 2 to 4 chili peppers, chopped (1/2 teaspoon dried chili)
    • 2 green peppers, diced
    • 6 large carrots, cut into sticks
    • 1 L tomato juice or diced
    • 2 cup of long rice
Directions

In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Add the beef cubes; marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove the beef cubes from the refrigerator; drain.

In a pot, heat the oil; sprinkle with brown sugar; mix. Brown the beef on all sides. Add enough water to cover the meat. Stir in the rest of the ingredients except the rice. Cover; cook for 1 hour. or until beef is tender. Add the rice. Cover; simmer for 15 min. Serve.

Ground Beef Recipes

BEEF MEATBALLS WITH CORIANDER

These coriander meatballs are tender, juicy, and full of flavor. Made with flavorsome coriander, the heat of harissa/cayenne, a touch of cumin, and garlic all adding a nice kick. These make perfect appetizers or sides. But, can be easily transformed into a main course when served with rice.

For this meal of 6 people you will need:

    • 1 tsp harissa (option ½ tsp cayenne pepper)
    • Salt or fine salt
    • ½ tsp to 1 tsp ground coriander or powder coriander
    • ½ tsp of cumin seed or powder
    • 1 clove of garlic
    • 2 eggs
    • 500 g of ground beef
Directions

Combine the minced meat, eggs, finely chopped garlic, coriander, cumin, harissa, and the salt. Form balls about 3 cm in diameter and fry them in oil. When they are well colored add a glass of water and cover.

Cook over medium heat until almost all the water has evaporated. Serve with basmati rice.

Ground Beef Recipes

CHILI WITH GRENADIAN CHOCOLATE

If you’ve never tried Chili with Grenadian Chocolate, you are in for a treat! The chocolate adds a deep and slightly sweet flavor that counterbalances the heat from the chili powders. It’s a must-try and a great way to feed a hungry crowd.

For this meal of 6 people you will need:

    • 750 g of ground beef or diced
    • 500 g of tomato puree or diced
    • 300 g canned red beans
    • 8 cloves of garlic
    • 2 onions (large)
    • 25 cl of beef broth or red wine
    • Olive oil
    • ½ tsp cayenne
    • 1 tbsp  unsweetened (72% min) Grenadian Chocolate
    • 1 tbsp cumin powder
    • 1 tbsp oregano powder
    • ½ tsp cinnamon powder
    • Salt or fine salt
    • Freshly ground pepper
Directions

Peel the onions and garlic. Slice the onions and finely chop the garlic.

In a frying pan, brown the onions and garlic in olive oil over low heat. Avoid that they color too much. At the same time, in a cast-iron casserole dish, At the same time, brown the minced meat in a little olive oil. Salt. Stir regularly.

Add the onions and garlic to the meat. Then add all the spices. Heat over low heat for 5 minutes while stirring.

Add the tomato puree and beef broth (or red wine). Check the seasoning. Cook uncovered and over low heat for 1 hour. Finally, add the red beans 15 minutes before the end of cooking. For more spice use Shirasha sauce on the table.

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