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Ground Beef: American & International Favorite

Updated: Jan 19, 2020

Ground beef is typically thought of an American favorite; we forget that it is in International cuisines too. Here is a gallery of of different ways I have cooked ground beef to give you some ideas. I just started with a few below. There are many other ideas: Tacos, Italian meatballs, Swedish meatballs, etc. I will add more as I cook them. :)


- You can buy smaller amounts from the butcher in the grocery store. It is pretty cheap.

- At the butcher, a lot of times they have premade meatloafs or burger patties with different mix-ins; this makes it easier and faster for you.

Bacon cheeseburger - with bacon jam, bleu cheese, and roasted potatoes (cooked on the stove)

Associated posts:

- Bacon jam: https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/can-i-make-this-bacon-jam

- Bleu cheese (from salad bar): https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/salad-bar-for-ingredients

- Roasted potatoes: https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/can-i-make-easily-the-best-garlic-herb-roasted-potatoes

- Cheeseburger on a stove: https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/easy-7-minute-cheeseburger-on-the-stove-like-a-diner

Kofta / Kefta - with tzatziki, hummus and feta

- You may not be familiar with this one. I think of it as a Middle Eastern meatball / meatloaf dish, but apparently it is really international! :) There are also Indian, South Caucasian, Balkan and Central Asian variations. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kofta

I make a simplified version by adding a generous amount of this spice mix I got to ground beef (probably 1 or 2 tablespoons to 8 oz.). If I have bread around, I mix-in 1/2 piece of bread per 8 oz. of meat for a binder. I cook it for a few minutes on each side. Sometimes I do not put bread in the mixture and it usually turns out fine.

- Spice mix: Sahad Kefta Kabob mix.

- with tzatziki, hummus, and feta from the salad bar: https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/salad-bar-for-ingredients

- Artisan Stonefire pizza crust (as pita): https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/tips-for-shopping-prep-for-small-servings

- Rice: https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/cooking-rice-on-the-stove-measure-and-watch

Quick Meatloaf (7-10 min.)

- Premade from the butcher with bacon jam I made and also roasted potatoes and creamed spinach

See Associated Posts:

- Quick Meatloaf: https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/quick-meatloaf-7-10-min

- Bacon Jam: https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/can-i-make-this-bacon-jam

- Roasted potatoes: https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/can-i-make-easily-the-best-garlic-herb-roasted-potatoes

- Frozen Spinach: https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/sneaking-in-spinach-to-be-healthy-ugh-the-invention-rise-of-the-frozen-food-industry

Empanadas - filling

- Fried or baked turnovers common in Latin American and Filipino cultures (see post for more info).

- Can I Make Empanadas? & Cleaning Out the Fridge: add link

Easy Cheeseburger Taquitos


Pan-Cooked is on the left and Baked is on the right.

Easy Mexican Hamburger Slider


Towers of Lasagna Encased by Meatloaf


Bacon-Wrapped Mashed Potato Stuffed Meatloaf


Juicy Lucy (Cheese-stuffed Burger)


Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs


Easy Fancy-Looking Meatball Sub Tart


Beautiful Nests of Spaghetti and Meatballs


I added marinara sauce in a pouring video. Haha. :)

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