MY Groundbeef Wellington


On Stretching Meat (and Double Entendres)

Sexual innuendo aside (in your endo), these are tough times. Remember when you couldn't afford steak so you turned to the cheaper alternative, ground beef? Now ground beef is easily $3.69 a pound, same as a gallon of gas and a gallon of milk. Since the cost of living has doubled, are you making double the salary you were at the beginning of the year? Neither am I. So, stretch we must. Let me reintroduce you to a little technique you might have learned if Home Ec had bothered to teach anything useful about home economics. How to make meatballs....more
I make a lot of meatballs..Love them..Love that I can use what is onsale to make them.  Turkey, ...more

Ground Beef Recall Expands Across U.S.

A massive ground beef recall of products packed by National Beef Packing Co., LLC in Dodge City, Kan. expanded to stores in nearly 30 states today. The recall, which affects approximately 60,424 pounds of ground beef, was first announced on August 12. ...more
This makes me so happy that I buy meat at the local farmers market and have never stepped foot ...more

Bunless Burgers with Eggs on Horseback -- French & English Recipes

Today's recipe is famously Parisian. You can probably find this on the menu of any sidewalk cafe. The French don't eat eggs at breakfast like we're used to doing. They elevate the humble egg to lunch and dinner and serve it in ingenious ways. For me, a crazy egg lover, this makes perfect sense. I look for any opportunity to try a new egg recipe. Remember the Parisian oeuf en croute?...more

Lentil Mince

The recipe I’m sharing today is a pretty health-friendly one (dietician approved). It’s a variation of my bolognaise sauce mince (ground beef) I make. It works really well served with brown or wild rice. Full recipe here ...more

Drowning in a Sea of Ground Meat

I try to be the sort of person who does not take a blessing for granted.  Sometimes it's a challenge.Almost 26 years ago, I married a man who likes to hunt.  We made our home in a state that has some amazing hunting opportunities.  I learned how to hunt, too.  So for about 26 years, we've been eating game meat.  Occasionally I buy meat at the store, just for a change.  ...more

Meatballs - The Healthy Way

The Souper Meatballs – The Healthy Way Mixing fresh ground beef with healthy add-ins creates a healthier version of everyone’s favorite meat dish. Baking the newly-created version of my meatballs cuts down on calories as well....more

Recipe: Sloppy Joes Without the Manwich

Oh, Sloppy Joe, let's get married. I love you so.Sounds like the makings of a bona fide country song, doesn't it? It's a food love affair our entire country can identify with -- the Sloppy Joe is an American favorite. ...more

Have you ever tried it with ground turkey? We use ground turkey almost exclusively and am sure ...more

No need to avoid ground beef if you buy local

The latest ground beef recall has prompted me to stop unpacking moving boxes long enough to post.  Obama Foodarama is urging people to "avoid beef like the plague", pointing out that the recall is voluntary, so there is no guarantee that the recalled beef is actually being pulled from the shelves.  On top of that, of course, is the issue of traceability and ...more

Is local ground beef safer?

There is a post on What to Eat discussing a suite of lawsuits between a meat packing company and a church regarding responsibility for sickening people who ate meatballs at a church fundraiser. ...more