Mixing ground beef serves as a perfect base for a whole host of meals. It’s one of the more affordable meats, and it can be made into a wide range of very affordable meals that are also very easy to store and to serve up on multiple different days.
In fact, ground beef is also a very healthy option. That’s because it is a great source of protein – which the body uses to repair injuries, build muscle and skin – and generally maintain our health. Our bodies are made from protein. When we eat proteins, our bodies break them down into amino acids, and those amino acids are used to then rebuild our own muscles, digestive enzymes, brain chemicals and much more.
Mince isn’t the leanest source of protein of course – it has quite a lot of fat – but studies are increasingly finding that this isn’t a bad thing. In fact, natural fat like this is good for supporting the absorption of nutrients, and the production of sex hormones.
Beef is also packed with nutrients you don’t get from any other meat. That means things like coenzyme q10 and even creatine.
On top of all that, these beef mixes give you lots of opportunities for adding yet more nutrition to your meals. You can do this by adding onion, carrot, tomato and more.
Read on then and you’re going to learn 14 different delicious dinners you can make using this simple base.
Bolognaise is an absolutely classic meal you can make for practically anyone, practically any time of year. To make this one you are going to first prepare your beef mince. This is very easy to do – you just want to fry up your mince along with some onion and some garlic. All finely chopped.
Now you take that mixture and you add a little extra beef stock on top (or Maggi), then you add some tomato in the form of chopped tomato and tomato puree.
Stir and keep it sizzling away. Meanwhile, you’re also going to start boiling some pasta. Traditionally you will do this with spaghetti (hence ‘spaghetti bolognaise’) but it does work just as well with any other type of pasta. Some people don’t like spaghetti because it is hard to eat, but to solve this problem you can break it in half before cooking. Add a little salt.
Now add extra veg if you want to. Grate in some carrot for instance and then mix it all in with your pasta. Serve with grated cheddar cheese on top.