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what goes with ground beef? need ideas
« on: October 26, 2010, 01:38:07 PM »
I'm tired of the standard hamburger . . . and personally I like pork with spaghetti (especially my paleo spaghetti  ;D).  I have a good ground beef stroganoff recipe and another for a hamburger fruit salad (which isn't as weird as it sounds) . . . but other than those 3 things . . . what else goes with ground beef?

Please keep in mind it absolutely must be nightshade free  :)

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Re: what goes with ground beef? need ideas
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2010, 01:48:35 PM »
Everything. Seriously. Add spices to flavor it like chili, or tacos. Add carrots and celery to make a "stew". Add a couple eggs for a "skillet".

One of my favorite things to do is to brown some ground beef, then add stuff from the fridge. Onions, carrots, cauliflower, etc. Add a bit of water and let it simmer a bit to create a sauce while steaming the veggies.


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Re: what goes with ground beef? need ideas
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2010, 01:56:36 PM »
For something different, you can make stuffed grape leaves using ground beef and ground pork, browned with onion, garlic, grated carrots, maybe some mushrooms, let it all cool and mix in a egg as a binder, then roll that in grape leaves and either bake or steam until tender.  Meatloaf is easy and tasty too.  If you want to stretch it out some you can add nut flour to either recipe.  I also make stuffed zucchini which is pretty good.  You can stuff Acorn squash with it to.  Virtually limitless

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Re: what goes with ground beef? need ideas
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2010, 02:22:26 PM »
(smacking self upside head) I forgot to mention Kaiden can't have carrots or eggs.  Well, eggs are okay if I use 1 egg per lb of meat.  Or baked with fruit.  Cooked with veggies or by themselves, he throws up.  ::)  Carrots contributed to his seizure activity.

No tacos or chilis (nightshade).

It's hard when you have to cut out stuff!!  ;D

Dang, I'm out of zucchini or I'd try something there.  I made a stuffed round zucchini with chicken and that was delicious . . . at least to me, hubby wasn't so fond.

I have celery, onion, garlic, mushrooms, cauliflower, beets, kohlrabi, & 4 kinds of winter squashes on hand right now plus a great variety of herbs/spices . . . what do you use for seasonings when stuffing a squash with beef? 

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Re: what goes with ground beef? need ideas
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2010, 02:28:16 PM »
ok.  gonna try a kind of stir fry with the veggies i have . . . sans the cornstarch, soysauce, & broth the recipe called for.

Thanks for suggesting the cauliflower, I don't know that I've ever eaten it with beef before!


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Re: what goes with ground beef? need ideas
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2010, 02:43:59 PM »
Garlic, greens (I like beet or tatsoi), spring onion, mushrooms, a little bit of hot pepper flakes and or cayenne all stir-fried in tallow or ghee. 

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Re: what goes with ground beef? need ideas
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2010, 02:57:55 PM »
For something different, you can make stuffed grape leaves using ground beef and ground pork, browned with onion, garlic, grated carrots, maybe some mushrooms, let it all cool and mix in a egg as a binder, then roll that in grape leaves and either bake or steam until tender.  Meatloaf is easy and tasty too.  If you want to stretch it out some you can add nut flour to either recipe.  I also make stuffed zucchini which is pretty good.  You can stuff Acorn squash with it to.  Virtually limitless

Yumm, stuffed grape leaves sound wonderful!  I like the stuffed zucchini boats as well.  Yumm.


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Re: what goes with ground beef? need ideas
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2010, 03:18:46 PM »
I love using lettuce as a taco "shell".  It's really good, just season the beef like you would for tacos.

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Re: what goes with ground beef? need ideas
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2010, 03:31:46 PM »
ground beef + veggies (squash, asparagus, etc) + indian spices (yellow curry powder) + ginger/garlic/onion + broth + fresh mint = awesome ground beef curry

It's a weekly dish at Chateau Joshua. More ginger equals a livelier dish without having nightshades.

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Re: what goes with ground beef? need ideas
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2010, 03:43:34 PM »
Joshua, I say MaryAnne...  ;D

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Re: what goes with ground beef? need ideas
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2010, 03:45:45 PM »
Joshua, I say MaryAnne...  ;D
You can keep your girl-next-door. The fiery redhead is mine.

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Re: what goes with ground beef? need ideas
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2010, 03:48:11 PM »
Good deal, looks like we would make good cave mates since we would not be wasting our time fighting over the females...  more time to hunt, gather, and eat...build a nice warm fire and cuddle up with our ladies in some soft animal furs....

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Re: what goes with ground beef? need ideas
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2010, 04:25:38 PM »
Steak tar tar:
raw ground beef
onions
raw egg
some cayenne pepper

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Re: what goes with ground beef? need ideas
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2010, 05:02:15 PM »
One of my favs......just skip the race recap and go to post race meal and see pic.

http://rolfdevinci.blogspot.com/2010/06/riverport-road-race-update-happy.html

 Basically stir fried meat(of your choice) with assorted veggies and packaged slaw. Eat like that or over a bed of spinach or other greens. Spices of choice. Top with a dusting of your fav salad dressing if you want.

Packaged slaws stirfry up quite nicely, are convienent, cheap and stay fresh quite some time in the crisper.

http://rolfdevinci.blogspot.com/2010/09/my-paleo-staples-slaws.html

« Last Edit: October 26, 2010, 05:05:34 PM by Rolfdevinci »

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Re: what goes with ground beef? need ideas
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2010, 06:06:07 PM »
Everything. Seriously. Add spices to flavor it like chili, or tacos. Add carrots and celery to make a "stew". Add a couple eggs for a "skillet".

One of my favorite things to do is to brown some ground beef, then add stuff from the fridge. Onions, carrots, cauliflower, etc. Add a bit of water and let it simmer a bit to create a sauce while steaming the veggies.
This my MO as well.