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.

Recipe for ground beef chili

Ground Beef Chili

Have you ever noticed how some people/recipe-books over-complicate chilli recipes?

It’s almost like they are busy with a serious science project!

Luckily not all chilli recipes are difficult to make and here are an easy ground beef chilli recipe for you.

This is one of my old time favorites and it is quick and easy to prepare for your family.

Try it and let me know what you think about this recipe.

Recipe for Ground Beef Chili

Recipe Ingredients:
1 1/2 lbs fresh ground beef
1 large chopped onions
1/4 chopped green sweet pepper
1/4 chopped red sweet pepper
1/4 chopped yellow sweet pepper
3 (16 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
2 (16 ounce) cans kidney beans (I used pinto & kidney)
4 Tb chili powder (use 2Tb for mild taste)
1 1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp seasoned salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Recipe Method:
Even thought you can freeze your ground meat for a long period, I prefer using fresh meat. It has a better taste.
You start of by browning the ground beef and unions in a large pan. Add the sweet peppers, garlic and celery.
Once the meat is nice and brown, drain off the excess fat. Mix in all the remaining ingredients and bring this to a boil.
Reduce the heat to low when boiling and then simmer this for 40-50 minutes or until flavors are blended.
This is very nice served over steamed white rice.

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