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Popular Ground Beef Recipes Make Weeknight Meals A Breeze

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Ground Beef Recipes

I have compiled a list of 20 ground beef recipes for dinner that are suitable for keto, paleo, and gluten free diets.

Ground Beef Nutrition Facts

3 ounce cooked ground beef.

  • Calories: 218
  • Fat: 13g
  • Sodium: 76mg
  • Carbohydrates: 0g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugars: 0g
  • Protein: 24g

Source: USDA

Health Benefits Of Beef

  • Delivers amino acids that increase satiety
  • Speeds up metabolism
  • Builds lean muscle
  • Source of L-Carnitine
  • Beef provides glutathione
  • High in protein
  • Its rich in minerals
  • Consumption of beef prevents iron deficiency anemia
  • Its nutrients support blood formation, as well as brain and nervous system function
  • Beef is full of vitamins i.e iron, zinc, niacin, selenium, vitamin E, and B vitamins
  • It is an excellent source of CLA (conjugated linoleic acid)
  • Beef contains the performance enhancer creatine

Source: Beef Central

Can You Eat Ground Beef Everyday

Yes.  We recommend 90 to 95% percent lean or grass-fed ground beef. Both options are lower in calories and fat than grain-fed beef.

However, grass-fed beef is better for you.

It’s much leaner than it’s conventional counterpart. It’s also higher in key nutrients, including antioxidants, vitamins, and a beneficial fat called conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) that’s been tied to improved immunity and anti-inflammation benefits.

Source: Health

Which Ground Meat Is Healthiest

Ground round and ground sirloin have the lowest fat content. They are the lightest, healthiest options.

How To Store & Freeze Ground Beef

To preserve freshness and slow the growth of bacteria refrigerate or freeze ground meat as soon as possible.

If the meat will be used soon it can be frozen or refrigerated in its original packaging.

If refrigerated, keep at 40 °F (4.4 °C) or below and use within 2 days.

For longer freezing, wrap in plastic wrap or store in freezer bags.

Use within 4 months.

The Best Way To Thaw Out Ground Beef

To safely thaw ground beef the best method is in the refrigerator.

Keeping meat cold while it is defrosting is essential to prevent the growth of bacteria.

To defrost ground beef more rapidly, you can defrost in the microwave oven or in cold water.

Don’t leave ground meat at room temperature for more than 2 hours or less in hot weather.

Should You Wash Ground Beef

The USDA recommends not washing your meat to prevent cross-contamination.

However some people prefer to wash their ground beef with water before cooking.

How To Cook Ground Beef

Ground beef is very simple to make, and it cooks fairly quickly. You just need a skillet and a stovetop.

  • Heat the pan and coat it with oil.
  • Add the ground beef to the hot pan and break into small pieces.
  • Season and brown.

The beef is cooked when it is evenly browned and shows no signs of pink.  Make sure that it has browned all the way through.

How Long Should You Cook Ground Beef

On most stove tops, browning a pound of ground beef should take approximately 7 to 10 minutes.

It’s important to stir and break into pieces with a wooden spoon or heatproof spatula so the ground beef cooks evenly.

Can I Cook Frozen Ground Beef

Yes. It is perfectly safe to cook frozen meats.

To fully thaw the meat cooking time will be approximately 50% longer than the recommended time.

How Can You Tell If Cooked Ground Beef Is Bad

Signs of bad ground beef are a slimy texture sour smell. Discard and do not taste it.

Do You Season Ground Beef Before Cooking

It is best to season just before cooking. It will help to infuse flavour into the meat.

How Long Does Ground Beef Last In The Fridge

1 to 2 days.

How Often Should I Eat Ground Beef

Three portions per week is fine. Three portions is equivalent to about 350–500g cooked weight.

Ground Beef Ideas For Diner

The possibilities are endless. it’s easy to incorporate red meat into meals, especially when you’re cooking with ground beef.

  • Burgers
  • Chili
  • Shepherd’s pie
  • Tacos
  • Lasagna
  • Moussaka
  • Frittatas
  • Patties
  • Rissoles
  • Sausages
  • Koftas
  • Kebobs
  • Burritos
  • Lettuce wraps
  • Pies
  • Sausage rolls
  • Dumplings
  • Stews
  • Soups
  • Stir-fries
  • Salads

Before you get to the list of ground beef recipes you may also want access to a list of other dinner recipes.

Other Dinner Recipes

Dietary Types Featured

  • Keto
  • Low carb
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Paleo

Ground Beef Recipes

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Ground Beef Recipes

See below a list of the best healthy ground beef recipes you can make at home.

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd's Pie

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Cheesy Garlic Burgers with Lemon Butter Zucchini Noodles

Cheesy Garlic Burgers with Lemon Butter Zucchini Noodles

Read full details on: eatwell101

Korean Beef

Korean Beef

Read full details on: Table For Two

The Best Homemade Sloppy Joes

The Best Homemade Sloppy Joes

Read full details on: The Chunky Chef

The Best Mexican Stuffed Peppers

The Best Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Read full details on: Foodie Crush

Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet

Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet

Read full details on: Savory Nothings

Ground Beef Tacos

Ground Beef Tacos

Read full details on: Carlsbad Cravings

Easy Beef Lasagna

Easy Beef Lasagna

Read full details on: Tastes Of Lizzy T

Korean Beef Bowl

Korean Beef Bowl

Read full details on: Real Simple Good

Beef Enchiladas

Beef Enchiladas

Read full details on: Gimme Some Oven

Easy Ground Beef and Broccoli

Easy Ground Beef and Broccoli

Read full details on: Countryside Cravings

Salisbury Steak With Mushroom Gravy

Salisbury Steak With Mushroom Gravy

Read full details on: Cafe Delites

Homemade Spaghetti And Meat Sauce

Homemade Spaghetti With Meat Sauce

Read full details on: Foodie Crush

Meatballs and Gravy

Meatballs and Gravy

Read full details on: The Cozy Cook

Creamy Ground Beef & Cauliflower Rice Casserole

Creamy Ground Beef & Cauliflower Rice Casserole

Read full details on: eatwell101

Buffalo Sloppy Joes Tater Tots

Buffalo Sloppy Joes Tater Tots

Read full details on: Curious Nut

Sweet And Sour Meatballs

Sweet And Sour Meatballs

Read full details on: Dinner At The Zoo

Stroganoff Pasta Bake

Stroganoff Pasta Bake

Read full details on: Super Golden Bakes

Low Carb Burrito Zucchini Boats

Low Carb Burrito Zucchini Boats

Read full details on: Healthy Fitness Meals

Pineapple BBQ Meatballs

Pineapple BBQ Meatballs

Read full details on: Savory Nothings

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Written by Rhonda Shade

Rhonda Shade Is the founder of Change In Seconds. A healthy living platform that features clean eating, healthy recipes, meal prep, printable workouts & a unique tracking software to help you achieve a healthy lifestyle.

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