Easy ground beef recipes your kids and family will LOVE!

Easy ground beef recipes your kids and family will LOVE!

Ground beef is one of the most versatile ingredients to cook with and is cost efficient! With the right recipe, you can make everything from burgers to meatballs that everyone will love. All you need is a few ingredients and you are all set.

Here are a couple of recipe ideas from our Recipe Tool to get you started.

Filipino Picadillo

Easy ground beef recipes your kids and family will LOVE!

A classic in any Filipino home cooking recipe book!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked white rice
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 ½ cups yellow potatoes, peeled and diced into bite sized pieces (one pound)
  • 2 cups carrots, peeled and cut into ½ inch dice
  • ½ pound ground pork
  • 1½ cups onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 pound 80/20 ground beef
  • ½ pound fresh plum or San Marzano tomatoes, seeded, corded and diced
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 3 tablespoons good quality soy sauce
  • a teaspoon chili garlic paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • Fried egg for each serving
  • Tabasco sauce, served as a condiment
  • Savory Fried Plantains

Steps

  1. Begin cooking rice by adding twice as much water as rice to a pan or rice pot. Cook rice while preparing the dish. In a large skillet or sauté pan, over medium to medium high heat, place 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Once shimmering, add potato and carrots.
  2. Fry this for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. They should start to brown and be just shy of tender. Remove these to a bowl with a slotted spoon but leave oil in pan.
  3. Add remaining tablespoon of oil and onion and sauté for three minutes. Put in the garlic and sauté for one minute.
  4. Add the ground beef and ground pork and sauté for about eight minutes or until browned. Make a hole in the center and add tomato paste and stir that for one minute.
  5. Add the tomatoes, salt, pepper, raisins, fish sauce, soy sauce, chili garlic paste, water and reserved cooked potato and carrot mixture.
  6. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until most of the liquid has evaporated.
  7. Add peas, stir and remove from heat. In a fry pan, fry enough sunny side or over easy eggs as needed for each dinner guest.
  8. Serve by placing cooked white rice in a serving bowl. Top it with the Picadillo and one fried egg on top of each portion. Serve with Tabasco on the side along with Savory Fried Plantains.

Cantonese Beef Rice Bowls
Easy ground beef recipes your kids and family will LOVE!

Are you a big fan of rice bowls? Here is one of the tastiest!

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp any oil
  • a pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion (finely diced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tbsp Shaoxing wine (or dry sherry)
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 3 tbsps oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsps light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/8 tsp white pepper
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 tbsps cornstarch (mixed with 2 tablespoons water)
  • Steamed rice (to serve)

Steps

  1. Heat a wok over high heat and add a tablespoon of oil. Add the ground beef and cook until slightly browned. Break up any large chunks of beef. Add the onion, garlic, and Shaoxing wine, and turn the heat down to medium. Cook until the onion is translucent. Add the chicken stock.
  2. Bring to a boil and lower the heat to a simmer. Stir in the oyster and soy sauces, sesame oil, and white pepper. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove the cover, add the peas, and stir-fry for one minute.
  3. Stir the cornstarch slurry (since the starch will separate from the water when left to sit). Slowly drizzle into the sauce while stirring constantly. The sauce should thicken until it coats a spoon. If it’s not thick enough, add more cornstarch slurry (a couple teaspoons at a time) or simply let the sauce simmer and reduce a bit longer. If it’s too thick, add a bit of water. You can make these adjustments until the sauce reaches the desired consistency. Serve over steamed rice!

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Aimee Marcos

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