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.
Healthy Ground Beef Recipes
1 pound of ground beef
3/4 cup of sour cream
2 cups of water
1 chopped onion
2 cups of uncooked egg noodles
1/2 cup of ground beef mix
250g white button mushrooms
Mexican Ground Beef Casserole
Ground Beef Casserole Recipe Ingredients:
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef; browned, drained
1 pkg. or 5 Tbsp. onion soup mix
1 Tbsp. flour
8 oz. can tomato sauce
2 cups cooked macaroni
Simple Beef Meatloaf Recipe Ingredients:
3lb. lean ground beef
4 slices bacon cut into small pieces (remove rind)
1 crushed garlic clove
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon wine vinegar
4 tablespoons red wine
Crockpot Beef Stew Ingredients:
2- 3 lb. beef roast cut into 1 inch cubes
4 Tbsp. oil
1 clove garlic, split
1/2 onion, sliced thin
3 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 celery stalks, sliced
1 beef tongue
1 medium onion, quartered
1 small carrot, scraped and sliced into 1-inch pieces
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon salt
¼ teaspoon whole black peppercorns
2 tablespoon butter
Beef and Asparagus Pasta Recipe:
1 pound ground beef
3 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
1 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup minced shallots (about 2 large)
Swiss Steak Recipe Ingredients:
1 1/2 lbs. rump steak, cut 1 inch thick
2 tbsp. flour
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 c. celery, diced
1 clove garlic, minced, about 2 hours before serving
Stuffed Peppers Ground Beef Recipes Ingredients:
Hungarian Stuffed Peppers
1 medium onion
2 pounds ripe tomatoes, peeled if desired, and diced; or two 141/2-ounce
diced tomatoes with their juice
2 tablespoons tomato paste
Beef easy ground recipe ingredients:
(Ground Beef and Baked Beans)
1 pkg. ground beef
1/4 c. brown sugar
2 cans pork and beans
2 c. ketchup
2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 c. chopped onion
Asian Pepper Steak Ingredients:
1 lb Round Steak, cut against the grain into 3/4-inch slices
3 Large red or green peppers, trimmed, seeded and cut into 3/4-inch slices
2 Large onions, halved and cut into 1/2-inch slices