Each of us loves to eat delicious dishes. How often did you think about what you can cook using such a simple product as ground beef? We will show recipes for those who do not like to stand by the stove. And for those who with the word “ground beef” think only about a burger or pasta bolognese, You have a chance to surprise yourself and your loved ones.
1. Lazy Margarita Pizza
If you have ground beef and baguette, then in half an hour you can cook an excellent dinner.
- 500 g of 96% ground beef
- 350 g of tomatoes in their juice;
- 1 baguette;
- a bunch of basil;
- vegetable oil.
Sauté the minced meat in a well-heated pan for 5–8 minutes. Then add the tomatoes and simmer for about 15 minutes until the liquid evaporates.
Cut the baguette along and remove the pulp from the middle. Dry both halves in the oven for 2-3 minutes. Dice the mozzarella and chop the basil.
Spread the minced meat with tomatoes and cheese on both halves of the baguette. Sprinkle with basil and bake it another 5 minutes.
2. Beef Wellington
Wellington beef is an expensive, beautiful dish. But it can be simplified by replacing beef tenderloin with ground beef. The result will be no worse.
- 1 kg of ground beef;
- 500 g puff pastry;
- 200 g of mushrooms;
- 100 g of tomato sauce;
- 25 g butter;
- four eggs;
- three cloves of garlic;
- parsley and other herbs to taste;
- vegetable oil.
Mix the minced meat with chopped onion, two cloves of garlic and herbs. Add three eggs and mix well. Put in a baking dish and send in the oven preheated to 180 C for twenty minutes. Then cool it. Sauté the mushrooms with the remaining garlic. Mushrooms will give liquid – fry them until it evaporates.
Roll out the puff pastry, put the cooled mushrooms and a little ground beef on it. Wrap the roll. Beat one egg up and grease the roll, make cuts on top of the dough. Bake at the same temperature for 30-40 minutes.
3. Stuffed onions
This dish will appeal to even those who do not like onions. Thanks to the stuffing, it turns out to be soft, delicate and aromatic. Cooking takes a little more than half an hour.
- 300 g of 96% ground beef;
- 50 g butter;
- six large onions;
- a bunch of thyme, basil, and parsley;
- salt and black pepper to taste.
Peel the onion and cut off the base so that the onion stands, as well as the top. Using a spoon or knife, carefully remove the inside of the onion so that about 1.5 cm thick walls remain. Send the onion for 5–8 minutes in the microwave.
Mix the minced meat with chopped herbs and softened butter, salt, and pepper. Insert the filling into the onion and wrap each with a foil. Bake stuffed onions for 30 minutes at 200 C and serve hot.
4. Pita roll
This is a very simple recipe, as the ingredients do not require additional processing. If you have ready-made ground beef at hand, you can make a roll in 20 minutes, and after another 40 minutes get a delicious dinner.
- 500 g ground beef;
- 200 g of thick sour cream or yogurt;
- 150 g of hard cheese;
- one egg;
- two thin pita bread;
- salt, pepper, and herbs to taste.
First of all, add salt and pepper to the minced meat and mix well. Add chopped greens to it. Sprinkle one pita bread with a small amount of grated cheese, put another pita on top. Mix the minced meat with sour cream and spread the pita bread with it. Roll the roll tightly.
Grease the resulting roll with a beaten egg and sprinkle with grated cheese. Put the roll on a baking sheet with baking paper. Bake for 40–45 minutes at 180 C.
We often underestimate ground beef, but it is a great source of protein, minerals, antioxidants, and microelements that are necessary for us. Try to include it on your menu. Our simple recipes will help you with it. They allow you to feel yourself a famous chief, as you can cook such beautiful dishes in less than one hour.