Ultimate Book of Beef  by: Ground Beef Recipes

Ultimate Book of Beef

Recipes for ground beef is best prepared with lean ground beef because is a cheap and easy obtainable ingredient thousands of quick ground beef recipes.

Minced beef is a world-wide staple ingredient. Its versatility adds infinite possibilities to an endless number of beef dishes and is simply beef that's been ground or finely chopped, and it's available in a range of prices depending on what beef cut it is from but it usually originates from the tougher parts of the animal, like the flank and chuck.

The process of grounding the meat acts as a tenderizer which is useful for the tougher meat from the standard beef cuts. This tenderizing process reduces the dryness of the fat and improves the flavour.

When all the 'best' cuts and joints have been removed then whatever is left can be what you get. A lot of the tougher parts of the animal are used like the skirt/belly etc.

But you can also go to your local butcher and say I want six of your finest steaks grounded/minced for me he would gladly do it and charge you whatever the steaks would cost.

You have to be careful when buying ground beef because some butchers will keep braising /stewing beef until it begins to discolour slightly and if it does not sell by then the will mince it.

The leanest -- and most expensive per pound -- is sirloin, which is sometimes labelled "extra lean." Sirloin is more expensive than the other ground beef as it is a much tenderer and lean beef cut.

Next in line is the round steak, then chuck, and then regular "ground beef" or just plain "hamburger," which is the highest in fat and the least expensive.

A question that gets asked a lot is: “What is the difference between ground beef and hamburger beef?” There is basically one major difference and that is that fat may be added to hamburger beef and no fat may be added to minced beef. Regulations stipulate that both varieties cannot contain more that 30% fat. Seasoning may be added to both but no phosphates, binders, extenders or water is allowed to be added.

The lower the fat content, the less flavourful the meat will be when cooked. You might even have to add fat to the pan to cook extra lean ground beef since so little is rendered during cooking.

You might want to consider using the least expensive, regular ground beef in dishes that require you to brown the meat, because you can drain off most of the fat but still keep the beefy flavour.

I have listed some of the best ground beef recipes on this site. Please try a few (or all of them) and do not be shy to leave a comment about the once you have tried.

If you're like most cooks, you can't have too many ground beef recipes.

Ground Beef and Baked Beans

Baked Beans with Ground Beef

Here is a quick recipe which I got from somebody a very long time ago. It was so long ago that I have no idea what-so-ever as to who gave this to me.

Must be old age syndrome kicking in now. (Just joking, I’m not that old, really)

This is very quick and easy to do with very little preparation work, but it tastes great!

I don’t think I can make this better but feel free to let me know what you can do to improve this.

Baked Beans with Ground Beef

Recipe Ingredients:
1 lb. Ground Beef
250g (1 packet) whit button mushrooms
2 cans pork & beans
1 large onion
1 tbsp. mustard
1/2  bottle ketchup (about 500ml)
Small – Medium green pepper
Small – Medium yellow pepper
Small – Medium red pepper
1 tbsp. Worcestershire
1/4 c. brown sugar

Recipe Method:
Chop up the onion in medium to thick slices and do the same for the three sweet peppers. Chop the mushrooms in half or in quarters.
Grill the onions and peppers in a large pan until the onions are almost brown. Now add the ground beef to this and fry till the meat is brown.
While meat is frying, mix all the liquids together (with the beans) and add it to the beef in your pan. Simmer on low heat for around 5 minutes.
Transfer the food (and add the raw fresh chopped mushrooms) from the pan into a casserole dish and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

The sweet peppers is adding nice color to this meal. Let me know if you can think of some variation of this Baked Beans with Ground Beef recipe.

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