Easy Recipes with Ground Beef
Easy Burrito Recipe
Ground Beef Recipes
Ground beef, or hamburger meat, is finely ground beef chopped by a meat grinder. It is a common staple in many homes, being an easy food to work with and use in a variety of recipes, from simple hamburgers to chili.
Here you will find how to buy ground beef, ground beef nutrition, and two recipes using ground beef .
How to Buy Beef : Basics
Buying ground beef doesn't have to be difficult. You're basically going to be looking for two things: the amount of ground beef and the fat content.
The amount of ground beef depends on what recipe you will be making. If you're not sure about a recipe, you can buy any amount and freeze what you don't use. Whatever you buy should be used or frozen within two-three days.
There are a few different levels of fat content in ground beef: 90/10, 85/15, 80/20 are a few that you may see most often. 90/10 means that there is 10% fat in the ground beef, as 85/15% means there is 15% of fat in the beef. If you are watching your fat intake, choose the 90/10. If you'd like more flavor and texture, buy the 80/20.
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Ground Beef Nutrition Example : Angus Ground Chuck 80/20 (Used in Recipes)
|Serving size: 4 oz|
|Calories from Fat||207|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 23 g||35%|
|Saturated fat 9 g||45%|
|Carbohydrates 0 g|
|Protein 20 g||40%|
|Cholesterol 80 mg||27%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
Easy Ground Beef Recipe-Simple Burritos-Cook Time
Basic Burritos for Kids
My kids are in their picky eating stages, so I try not to make my meals too complicated. This recipe is great for kids who are picky about their food. You can choose the kind of salsa-chunky or smooth-to use, plus you can add whatever extras you'd like for the adults.
For this recipe, I used two different flavored tortilla wraps: sundried tomato and spinach. They added extra yummy flavors to the burritos!
Easy Ground Beef Recipe: Simple Burrito Ingredients
- 1lb ground beef, Angus ground chuck, 80/20
- 2 small onions, chopped
- 2 Tbs taco sauce, mild
- 1 cup shredded cheese, Mexican blend
- 1/2 cup salsa, chunky or smooth
- tortillas, large
- hot sauce, optional
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Easy Ground Beef Recipe: Simple Burrito Instructions
- Brown the ground beef. As it turns brown, add chopped onions. Drain when onions are tender.
- Add in cheese, taco sauce and salsa. Stir until cheese is melted.
- On a skillet or a flat grill, place tortilla shells. Let them sit for about 30 seconds to crisp.
- Spoon some of the burrito mixture onto the tortilla shells. Fold. In the seam, place a little shredded cheese to seal. Heat for about a minute.
- Serve hot.
Side Dishes for Burritos
- Spanish rice
- Guacamole salad
- Refried beans
- Salsa and chips
- Corn, or corn on the cob
- Fruit salsa
- The Best Homemade Mexican Salsa Recipe
Making homemade Mexican salsa is quick and easy. After trying this authentic recipe, there's no going back to insipid jarred salsa!
Easy Chili Recipe: Ingredients
This is my husband's super easy chili recipe. He throws it together in less than 30 minutes and cooks it for less than an hour. It's great for cool nights in the fall and winter when you want a warm meal that's easy to make.
- 1lb ground beef
- 1 can stewed tomatoes
- 1 can crushed tomatoes
- 1 can red kidney beans
- 2 small onions, chopped
- 2-3 medium chopped peppers, red, green, or jalepeno
- chili powder, to taste
- hot sauce, to taste, for added spiciness
- salt, optional
- pepper, optional
- sour cream, optional topping
- crackers, optional
If you like spicy chili, add some hot sauce and use some jalapeno peppers. Be easy on the extra hot flavors, though! You want to still be able to enjoy the chili without burning your taste buds away.
Mild or Spicy Chili
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Easy Chili Recipe Instructions
- Brown the ground beef. Drain.
- In a pot, add all of the ingredients and stir gently.
- Simmer for close to an hour. Serve hot with a dollop of sour cream and some crackers.
How much easier can you get?
For a different taste, try adding some semi-sweet chocolate. It doesn't overpower the other chili flavors, but it does enhance the other flavors of the chili quite well. When my husband adds chocolate, he uses about 2-3 oz. of a semi-sweet chocolate baking bar.
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