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    I bought a quarter cow & I have more ground beef than I know what to do with. Please save me from burgers every night!
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  • #2
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    • #3
      Mix up your favorite meat loaf recipe, scoop out into a muffin tin, top with tomato paste, and enjoy! (oh yes, bake them.)

      Chili is your friend.

      Meatballs are your friends.

      "chopped steak" is your friend.

      Stuffed peppers are your friends.


      • #4
        I'm getting ready to buy a share myself, here's my list of ideas so far:

        tomato meat sauce with spaghetti squash
        shepard's (cottage) pie
        stroganoff with cauliflower instead of noodles
        extra sloppy joes (no bun, use a from-scratch recipe rather than manwitch)
        no-bean chili
        stuffed cabbage with cauliflower rice
        stuffed peppers
        stuffed zuchini
        kebabs (can be spiced with garam masala for indian flavor or cumin, garlic and paprika for middle eastern)
        Meatloaf bound with purred veggies and egg
        Salisbury steak
        taco salad/taco bowl (I don't like lettuce much, so I layer taco meat with salsa, sour cream and guac and a little cheddar on top to make a 5 layer dip without the beans or tortilla chips. a spoon is a much more efficient way to get it to your mouth)
        simple saute and crumble with veggies on hand and spices and sauces to taste (perfect for the last bits of things hanging out in the fridge.)
        Taco soup
        What a friend of mine calls ghetto goulash (made with ground beef)
        ALL KINDS of burgers. check out the website for the counter or another build-your-own burger restaurant for inspiration. if you've never tried a burger with a fried egg or with a slice of grilled pineapple drizzled with soy or teriyaki sauce, you can't say you're bored.

        and then there are hundreds of things you can do with meatballs
        Note: recipes often call for breadcrumbs, I use sauteed minced veggies (mushrooms and onions work well once they give up some of their moisture) or almond meal and up the binding factor with some egg.

        meatballs with tomato sauce and zuchini pasta
        swedish meatballs (small ones in cream sauce with nutmeg)
        "greek" meatballs with feta and chopped olives in them, dip in lemon aoli
        if you're eating rice you can make porcupine meatballs
        meatballs in soup (albondigas-mexican, wedding soup- italian, Avoglemono-greek, pho-vietnamese)
        if you're like me and love to explore other cultures through food these may be a good jumping off point for more meatballs Meatball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and A collection of meatball recipes from around the world (the latter has a recipe for liver and juniper meatballs I am not adventurous enough to try at the moment)

        if you do primal baking (perhaps coconut flour biscuits) and eat dairy AND have made your own bbq sauce, you could try to convert this recipe which I loved when I was young and didn't know better. Barbecue Cups - Frugal, Cheap, Dinner Recipes

        if you're not a big cook and need help with how to translate some of these recipes to primal, (or find them in the first place) let me know, I may be able to help.


        • #5
          I absolutely love meatloaves! The curry one from the free book is a winner! And the brazillian one from this site stuffed with eggs and ham is out of this world.

          One great secret I learned from Cordaine's recipe book was to do stuffed everything like cabbage rolls, peppers or zuccinis or whatever with using boiled eggs instead of rice, YUM!!!!

          If you soak your beans/do slow cooker real chili once in a while is a fine thing.

          I love basic tomato sauce with mushrooms, peppers and carrots and basil, it goes well with any veg that replaces pasta

          We love meat ratatoille, with grilled eggplants and zuccinis

          Stir-fried with snow peas and musrooms goes great over shiritake noodles.
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          • #6
            Breakfast Curry ( just finished )
            coconut oil/ beef tallow 1T of each
            whole cumin, mustard, coriander, red pepper flake ( say 1/4 T of each, i cook be intuition and feel after 35 years <shrug>)
            Sea Salt
            12 oz ground beef
            1T Curry Powder
            1t Tumeric Extract ( yeah you probably dont have this, i got it from my naturopath for medicinal use but damn it packs a punch, else double the curry powder )
            1/2 cup Bone Broth ( you have some simmering in the Crock pot right this moment dont you ???? LOL )
            1/2 can coconut milk
            1/3 cup coconut

            items listed in the order they were added and the ground beef was 90% browned before i added the Curry powder
            the shredded coconut was a last 2 min of cooking item

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            • #7
              Originally posted by me2 View Post
              I bought a quarter cow & I have more ground beef than I know what to do with. Please save me from burgers every night!
              We're a big fan of this:
              Healthy Hamburger Helper GAPS SCD Paleo Primal compatible recipe for ground beef

              You can change the tone of this dish by what spices you choose. Last time I made it, I added sweet curry spice. Delish.
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              • #8
                My favorite is Curry Beef Lettuce Wraps.

                I cook 1lb ground beef in a skillet, adding salt and curry powder to taste (I like a lot of curry). If it's super-lean I also add coconut oil to allow the meat to cook more evenly and quickly. Serve wrapped in lettuce with mango slices. Quick, simple, and super-tasty. Minimal clean up too!
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                • #9
                  One of my favorite stir-fry meals is a big cast iron skillet where I have sweat some onions in a little coconut oil, throw in a handful or more of cut okra, zucchini and or yellow squash, some shrooms, sliced radishes, 1-3 baby carrots that are sliced, cooked just till tender, then add a decent amount of pre-cooked ground meat, then a full bunch of Dino kale (stem vein removed, kale chopped) thrown on the top, with an occasional handful of little frozen peas ... turn the heat off and let it all set around and get happy. Finish it off with a little onion powder, a bit of sea salt and some coconut aminos. If I think about it, I'll throw a few olives into the mix too.
                  Wonderful as is, and even better the next day with eggs and some fresh arugula or spinach for breakfast.
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                  • #10
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                    • #11
                      Hamburger gravy (the ultimate comfort food!): saute chopped onion and mushrooms in fat of your choice, add ground beef, season to taste with salt & pepper. When it's almost done, add heavy cream-half a cup or so. Let simmer a few minutes, until thickened and serve over mashed cauliflower.
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                      • #12
                        Meatza! This site's search engine should turn up several recipes, and they're easy to modify for near-infinite variety.
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                        • #13
                          You guys are seriously awesome! @ DarthFriendly: What's chopped steak?

                          OMFG I want to make the hamburger gravy NOW!

                          How do you make ground beef kebabs?
                          Last edited by me2; 09-04-2011, 09:23 AM. Reason: Meow
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                          • #14
                            Chopped steak is the upper class term for ground beef. Apparently the term is to "ghetto" for some. I was a bit gobsmacked the first time I heard chopped steak used to refer to ground beef on a cooking show, I had to go and double check the term. Yep, its good old ground.
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                            • #15
                              I love this quick coconut curry from
                              EZ Coconut Curry | theclothesmakethegirl

                              Also, picadillo is another hamburger dish I love.

                              Bonus: both freeze really well!