If you don't hail from Iowa, there's a high chance you've never heard of loosemeat sandwiches, a regional specialty that's said to have originated in Sioux City, IA in 1924. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't get to know these close relatives of sloppy joe sandwiches. Use leftover ground beef to form a crumbly, seasoned filling to go between pillowy, sweet hamburger buns. Customize the rest of your meal with condiments, cheese, and vegetables of your choice. To try your hand at loosemeat sandwiches, all you have to do is read more
Now that Spring is here, spend less time in your kitchen and more time outside enjoying your lush new surroundings. Dinner doesn't have to be heavy on the time or the calories for it to taste good, as evidenced by this recipe for piquant, spicy beef tacos. If you're looking for a gratifying meal that'll be ready in 20 minutes, then read more
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I like to think of this meal of warm, creamy polenta with ground beef and vegetables as comfort food on its best behavior. The soothing texture of polenta is everything your body craves in Winter, but, unlike so many other carbo-licious foods, the ground beef and stewed vegetables are actually wholesome and nutritious. When I make it for dinner tonight, I'll be stirring in some sun-dried tomatoes and my favorite Italian pesto. To add this recipe to your slow cooker collection, read more
Part potato skins and part nachos, this recipe is the perfect dish to kick off your Super Bowl weekend. The classic meat and potatoes combination gets transformed into the ultimate layered dish.
While the potatoes crisp in the oven, a flavorful mix of ground beef, black beans, and taco seasoning cooks on the stove. To make this cheesy dish vegetarian, simply omit the meat. Check out the recipe when you read more
Still haven't decided what to serve your family during the Super Bowl? How about good, ol' sloppy Joes?! I recently got a craving so intense that I had to make them. Sloppy Joes are a hearty favorite that bring back nostalgic memories of childhood. The messy sandwich consists of ground beef, onions, red peppers, and a spicy tomato sauce. I topped mine with finely grated sharp cheddar cheese because that's how my mom used to serve them. The leftovers only taste better, so make a large batch and enjoy all week. They're great with beer, potato chips, and pickles. To get this scrumptious recipe, read more
This week I had my banker over for dinner and I decided to wow him with a Tex-Mex-inspired meal. Naturally, nachos were on the menu. Since I wanted something a little healthier than chips and melted cheese for the main course, I served the nachos as appetizers. To make them bite sized, I used Tostitos scoops. Each chip bowl is filled with a classic ground beef taco mixture and topped with cheese. The mini edible bowls are broiled until the cheese is melted and the chips are crispy.
These nachos are incredibly scrumptious and this recipe is easily adaptable, so feel free to get creative! The scoops would be wonderfully delicious with grilled chicken or black beans. For more details on my variation, read more
I have a weakness for pizza, it's one of my favorite foods and I love it in all forms. Tonight I am treating myself to a Greek style pizza. Meat seasoned with cloves, cinnamon, allspice, and oregano is baked atop a store bought dough. Red onion, cherry tomatoes, and feta cheese finish off the tasty dish. To take a look at the recipe I'll be using, read more
Listen up! The first ground beef recall of 2008 has arrived. The Rochester Meat Company of Rochester, Minn., has voluntarily recalled over 180,000 lbs. of ground beef due to a possible E. coli contamination. The recall comes after five illnesses in Wisconsin and one in California.
The scariest part is that the product is actually not available on a retail level, but is sold for commercial purposes. So hopefully the places where you're eating ground beef are being diligent in their practices. Make sure that ground beef patties have been cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. I know, some of you prefer yours a little more rare than that, but it's better to be safe than sorry, no?
If you're concerned about the meat your restaurant has, find out which boxes are being recalled.
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