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Learning To Cook With Ground Beef

Today instead of sharing a ground beef recipe, I thought we would talk about cooking ground beef.

One of the things that I talk about in my Cooking 101 For Kids ebook is the importance of learning to cook ground beef. It seems like such a simple step that you may over look and assume that everyone knows, but it is something that will be new to a beginner cook and it is an important step to learn.

Ground beef is the starting point to so many recipes that we eat all the time. Chili, tacos, taco pasta, taco soup, spaghetti, many soups, and more. All these foods and recipes require you to brown the ground beef before you make the recipe.

So, if you are teaching your kids to cook, or are teaching anyone to cook, don’t skip the important step of teaching them to cook ground beef. It was one of the first things that I taught my kids to cook when they were old enough to work around a hot stove and I am so grateful that they learned this skill early.

I am always looking for new ideas and recipes to use with my kids, so I would love to hear what ground beef recipes you have taught your kids to cook. 


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  1. I’m probably different than most people, but I make my ground beef the same way, pretty much no matter what I’m going to turn it into. The same things you mentioned. It’s always with a healthy amount of onions, a little salt, some garlic powder and pepper.

    The huge bonus of this is that I can make A LOT at one time, then freezer it in smaller portions. Then I don’t have to think too hard about what I’m going to turn it into. Doesn’t matter if that bag is destined for tacos or spaghetti, it’s ready!

  2. My favorite soup is Cheese Soup and it is on my blog. Thanks.

  3. Sarah Cassill says:

    The cheapest, most practical way for me to buy ground beef is in the 10 pound tubes; which by happy coincidence fits PERFECTLY into my (7quart?) crockpot, along with a little water or broth, some onions, some bell peppers, some garlic, and salt and pepper. Let it cook, using a potato masher or that fancy tool from Pampered Chef to break it up, drain and freeze flat in freezer bags. Thaws FAST under running warm water and you’ve got a HUGE head start with any recipe that starts with “Brown ground beef”….


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