Beef and beans are a perfect match both nutritionally and flavour-wise in these delicious sliders! The protein from the beef and the fibre from the beans makes a dynamite combination that helps keep you feeling fuller for longer. Both beef and beans provide iron – beef provides heme iron while beans provide non-heme iron.
Beef and Egg Fried Rice
This recipe for Egg and Beef Fried Rice is perfect for the beginner cook! Nothing beats a whole meal in one pot and is a great way to start cooking in the kitchen. This recipe is protein rich thanks to the eggs and beef. Plus it is easy to pack for lunches in a thermos or bundle with an ice pack and enjoy cold.
All the classic flavour of a cheeseburger baked into a frittata! A frittata is a great meal option for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The flavour combinations are endless. Feel free to get creative and add your favourite cheeseburger toppings.
Rainbow Beef Stir-Fry
The colours alone could knock this one out of the park, but the sweet, savoury and somewhat exotic flavours carry it the extra mile. This is a fantastic dish for any occasion, any time of year.
Speedy Beef Sloppy Joes
With Big Batch Beef in the freezer, it's so easy to get a good-for-you super speedy weeknight meal! For singles in the kitchen, just divide ingredients by 4: 1/2 cup Big Batch Beef, 1/4 can of the pizza sauce, 1/3 cup frozen veggies, 1/2 tsp Worcestershire and a tablespoon of water. As a pantry staple, make up some Big Batch Beef for the first year college student in your life so you're sure they start off eating right.
So Simple Meaty Minestrone
This soup is ready in a snap with Big Batch Beef in the freezer. You can substitute 1/2 lb (250 g) lean ground beef if you like, browning in a pan with 1/2 onion (diced) and adding to soup.
Mexicali Ground Beef Chili and More
This is a snap to pull together with simple pantry ingredients. Use it to fill tortillas and bake as a casserole (see Chili Enchiladas below) or just serve from the pot with wedges of baked tortilla. If you prefer a fiery version, add a teaspoon or so chopped canned chipotle peppers.
These little lasagnas are easy to make and are the perfect nosh for game night at home or a tailgate party out at the field. One easy recipe makes many and kids love them too. Switch-up the flavours to make the mix Mexican or Greek versions – variety is the spice of life!
Classic Sweet and Sour Pineapple Meatballs
Oven-roasting the meatballs instead of pan-frying leaves you free to make the sauce. The meatballs can be assembled the night before, if you wish so you can just pop them in the oven when you get home from work. The sauce can also be made ahead. Serve with cooked rice or rice noodles and snow peas.
Tex-Mex Beef Tacos
Tacos are a great weekend night dinner solution. Prepare the Big Batch Tex-Mex Beef recipe ahead and scoop out the amount of meat you need to make these tacos. This beef mixture is also great lunchtime solution. Pack 1/2 cup of the meat mixture into a microwave safe lunch container. Pack the taco fixings. At lunchtime, heat the beef mixture and assemble with taco fixings.
Beef’n Cheese Stuffed Potatoes
Here’s a meat'n'potatoes appetizer or paired with a salad, a light family meal the kid's will love. The small potatoes micro-bake in minutes and with Big Batch Beef, they're ready in a flash! If you want to skip making the Big Batch Beef, pan-fry 1 lb (500 g) fresh ground beef with 1 EACH onion and clove garlic, minced – take what you need for the recipe and save the rest to add to pasta sauce for next night's dinner.