Ingredient: Ground Beef

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Recipes Using Ground Beef

Cabbage Roll Casserole

Nan’s famous cabbage roll recipe with a few tweaks for modern day convenience. Adapted from the “Taste of Home” magazine, this one fuses lasagna with galumpkis in a satisfying way! The non-cabbage lovers in my household can’t resist it… A can of Campbells tomato soup is one of Nan’s secret ingredients, and doesn’t live on the “Staples” list in Veggiescope so you’ll have to make a trip to the grocery store, but I’m willing to bet it’s good without it, too.

Winter Root Vegetable Chili

A great comfort food to get you through the winter doldrums (or a depressing Superbowl). This is a very flexible recipe.  Turnips, small diced sweet potatoes, and carrots would also work as your primary veggies.  Substitute the beef for ground pork, chicken, goat (chorizo!), turkey or tofu (though I’d recommend adding the latter about 30 minutes from the end of cook time).  As always, make it your own!

Lacos (aka Lettuce Tacos)

Lacos, or “lettuce tacos” can be an easy way to go gluten-free or paleo with your dinner. It’s also fun and delicious, the ingredients are very flexible, it’s more of a concept than a recipe… Next time you get that big leafy lettuce in your garden or your CSA, consider if it’ll make a nice alternative to a tortilla, and if so, prepare your taco ingredients!

Hunter’s Meat Loaf with Cabbage

Think of this as a cross between a meat loaf, a cabbage roll, and a lasagna. It’s delicious, and a great way to use that cabbage when you’re unsure what to do with it.

Burgers with Sautéed Arugula and Garlic Scapes

This one is easy and flexible. Simply sauté garlic scapes with arugula in butter. This can top a burger, or be a springy side dish. If you want to enjoy some creamy shiitakes, grab some heavy cream, thyme, and sherry and go to town with that as well!

Cilantro Ginger Burgers

Although it’s not served on a bun, don’t skip the outside grilling, it really adds to the flavor of this dish. You can choose to serve it on a bun if you’d like, maybe add a ginger mayo to the mix?