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What are some healthy recipes I can make with extra lean ground beef?

Asked by chelle21689 (7648points) January 8th, 2011

Something tasty and easy to make. Someone gave me a recipe that included beef broth but there’s way too much sodium in it.

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SamIAm's avatar

Tacos! I use turkey but you can use beef Get McCormack’s taco seasoning… cook the beef according to that package. Then get:
Tomatoes, avocado, red onion—dice, combine in mixing bowl, add salt and pepper and evoo
Lettuce
Black beans – canned, or refried if you’d like. I use whole black beans and add some cumin, yellow onion and cook on the stove until hot (stirring so they don’t stick).
Cheese – I use a strong cheddar
Sour Cream – because it’s yummy, use Light
Taco shells

I put the meat in, then add the beans, tomato/avocado salsa, cheese, lettuce and sour cream to top it off. I also add some Tapatio (hot sauce). Yummy!

Also, you could make a red sauce (or use a canned one) and add the beef. Then make lasagna or add to pasta. Any Italian dish would be good. And you can use whole wheat pasta to make it a little healthier.

chelle21689's avatar

lol, everyone gave me recipes for tacos.

SamIAm's avatar

Yeah, but mine are better ;)

jca's avatar

do a stir fry thing (not necessarily in a wok – you can use a regular pan). saute the meat with some spices or sauce of your choice (Worcestershire, soy sauce, whatever suits your taste), throw in some veggies of your choices (string beans, peas, bean sprouts, broccoli – whatever suits you) and throw in some cooked rice and stir it all up for a few minutes – quick, flexible, thrifty, good for you and low fat if you’re going that route.

Aster's avatar

I don’t know if “healthy” and “ground beef” go together but meatloaf is the easiest recipe I can think of. Just put the meat in a bowl, add bread crumbs, a beaten egg, s&p, half a chopped bell pepper and a chopped onion. Shape into a loaf with wet hands. On top, put a mix of ketchup and brown sugar. Bake @ 350 for an hr + – depending on how much meat you have. To me, the bell pepper is the most important ingredient.

faye's avatar

chili! Chop and fry in olive oil, onion, celery, red and green peppers, then add beef, garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano, worcestershire sauce. When done add cans of tomato soup, diced tomatoes, kidney beans. My daughter likes to add corn, I don’t, I like more beans.

chelle21689's avatar

Extra lean meat is healthy!

chelle21689's avatar

Aw, screw it, I’m going to make DELICIOUS MEATLOAF haha I hope it turns out right.

snowberry's avatar

Spaghetti is fast and easy with canned spaghetti sauce. Brown hamburger in small chunks, drain, and add spaghetti sauce. Meanwhile, heat large pot with water to boiling, and add spaghetti pasta or any pasta you prefer. When pasta is done, drain and add to sauce. Serve with parmasan cheese and a salad.

partyparty's avatar

Healthy Cottage Pie

Ingredients
500g (18oz) extra-lean steak mince
400ml (14fl oz) beef or vegetable stock
1tbsp tomato purée
Salt and pepper
1tbsp cornflour
500g (18oz) potatoes, peeled and chopped into chunks
400g (14oz) root vegetables (eg, celeriac, carrot, turnip,
parsnip), peeled and chopped into chunks
2tbsp reduced-fat crème fraîche or olive oil

Method
Pre-heat the oven to 220°C/425°F/gas 7.
Brown the mince in a non-stick frying pan and drain off any fat. Add the stock and tomato purée and season. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 30–40 mins, adding a little extra stock if necessary.
Mix the cornflour with 2tbsp water to form a smooth paste, then add to the mince and stir until thickened. Transfer the mixture to an ovenproof dish.
While the mince is simmering, boil the potatoes and root veg for around 20 mins, until tender. Drain and mash with the crème fraîche or olive oil.
Pile the mash on top of the mince and cook in the oven for 20 mins, until the top is crisp and golden. Serve with red cabbage and green beans.

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