One And Many Recipes For Ground Beef

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At its mere mention, recipes for ground beef probably entail visions of the proverbial burger. Whether they are a product of the golden arches or a home-made version slapped together with special herbs and spices, the burger is possibly the best invention of a portable food. Although the Earl of Sandwich may have differing opinions, nothing beats a juicy patty layered with condiments and sauces, all tucked between a warm and soft bun.

The big brother of the burger is possibly the meat loaf, apparently an influence from the early days of piped television programs into one's dining room. Normally the citing of meat loaf night conjures up thoughts of leftover meats thrown together for a meal. However, this is far from it as the humble dish is enjoying better reception as it takes on center stage on the dining table. Due to cultures melting into one another, recipes for ground beef are brought across lands and seas. Upon introduction, they evolve to suit the tastes of local residents. Perhaps that explains why the pasta sauce bears more shades and forms than a chameleon. The traditional swear by just a few ingredients whereas the new include all sorts of ingredients, stretching the recipe and imagination. With the addition of beans, the infamous chili con carne becomes a favorite among many. By putting them between cornmeal shells topped with cheese, guacamole and chilies, tacos enjoy a place in daily meals and are elevated to fast-food chains.

Meatballs are also mainstays in many of these recipes. Cooking techniques stretch from the Scandinavian shores being served with creamy sauce, to simmering them in tomato sauce as close cousins of the pasta sauce. They also make up one of the vast selection of hors d'oeuvres served in tapas bars.

Ground meat was traditionally used to convert lesser choice cuts of meat into palatable dishes as well as to feed more mouths by adding fillers. As a substitute to costlier steaks, there are recipes which require some assembly and cooking of ground beef as pseudo steaks. Casseroles are also great ways to feed large crowds whilst lessening the cooking hassle as one-pot dishes.

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