Today I have a quick tip and recipe to share.
Whenever I buy ground beef, I like to use it quickly. Because it’s ground and there is more surface area for air to spoil it, it’s never good to keep it hanging around, in the fridge or in the freezer.
If I am going to be making kababs, I buy it for that purpose, but if I need it for any other recipe that contains ground beef I cook the beef ahead of time.
I can use the beef for:
- stuffed roasted eggplant
- beef and bucatini
- taco beef
- spaghetti and meat sauce
- stuffed bell peppers
- anything else you want!
I like to cook beef very simply in some onions, salt, and pepper so that I can season it up however I want later.
Here’s how I do it:
Heat up 1 tbsp of vegetable oil in a pot over medium high heat. (one tablespoon per two pounds of 90/10 ground beef)
I add in 1/2 chopped onion per pound of ground beef. I could brown the beef simply without the onion, but I always pair onion with beef in all my recipes, so this part is easy for me and it helps take away the “beef” smell.
Add in the beef and season with 1 tsp of salt and 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper. We’re undersalting this now so you can adjust it when you’re using the meat.
I keep these on hand in the freezer and whenever I need some ground beef for anything, I take it out, pop it into a pot with 1/4 cup of water, put the lid on it, and let it steam for 10 minutes and it’s good to go. No thawing, nothing! It truly is the best time saver.
I hope you enjoyed this quick tip!