Ground Beef Recipes Without Pasta

Are you in the mood for a scrumptious ground beef dish, but want to skip the pasta? Look no further! In this article, I’ll be sharing two finger-licking recipes that will satisfy your cravings without a single noodle in sight. Get ready to indulge in these mouthwatering creations!

Ground Beef Recipes Without Pasta
Ground Beef Recipes Without Pasta

Recipe 1: Flavorful Ground Beef and Mushroom Stir-Fry

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Let’s start with a sizzling stir-fry that combines the rich flavors of ground beef and shiitake mushrooms. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 ground beef patties
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp meat seasoning
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped ginger root
  • 200g / 7 oz Shiitake mushrooms
  • Green onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp butter
  1. Begin by seasoning the ground beef patties with salt, black pepper, and meat seasoning. Cook them over medium-high heat, breaking them into small pieces for that perfect texture.
  2. Once the beef is browned, add the chopped garlic and fresh ginger to the pan. Cook for an additional minute to infuse those delightful flavors.
  3. Toss in the shiitake mushrooms and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Now, it’s time to add the green onions and butter. Give everything a good mix and allow the butter to melt into the dish.
  5. While the stir-fry simmers, let’s prepare some delectable pasta to go with it. Boil 400g / 14 oz of Penne in salted water for 4-5 minutes, until it’s about halfway cooked.
  6. Before draining the pasta, scoop out 2 ladles of the starchy pasta water and add it to the pan. This will help create a silky, flavorful sauce.
  7. Drain the pasta and add it to the pan, coating it evenly in the beef and mushroom mixture.
  8. Finally, turn off the heat and sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the dish. Give it a good mix, ensuring every bite is infused with cheesy goodness.
  9. Remove from the stove and get ready to savor the mouthwatering flavors of this delightful creation.

Recipe 2: Creamy Pasta with a Twist

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If you crave a creamy, satisfying dish without the pasta overload, this recipe is just what you need. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 8.5 oz (250g) pasta of your choice
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 4 eggs
  • Parsley for garnish
  • 1/2 cup (100 ml) yogurt (optional)
  1. Start by cooking your preferred pasta according to the packaging instructions. Don’t forget to add a pinch of salt to the boiling water – it adds that perfect touch of flavor.
  2. While the pasta cooks, let’s create the creamy sauce. In a pan, melt the butter and add olive oil, tomato paste, salt, black pepper, paprika, and basil. Combine everything and let the flavors meld together.
  3. Crack the eggs into the pan and cook them over low heat for 2 minutes. For those who prefer a runny yolk, this step is crucial in achieving that desired consistency.
  4. Before draining the cooked pasta, save a scoop of the starchy water for later use. Add the drained pasta to the pan and mix it well with the sauce.
  5. For an extra creamy twist, add 1/2 cup (100 ml) of yogurt to the pan. Stir everything and let it cook for another minute over low heat.
  6. Now, it’s time to serve this delectable creation. Garnish with fresh parsley and get ready to delight your taste buds!

A Refreshing Side Salad

No meal is complete without a refreshing side dish. Here’s a simple kale salad recipe that pairs perfectly with these meaty delights:

  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 small or 1/2 medium garlic clove, minced
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 to 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup (50g) Parmesan cheese
  1. Rip the kale leaves into bite-sized pieces, discarding the tough stems.
  2. In a small bowl, combine minced garlic, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, olive oil, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Whisk it all together to create a tangy dressing.
  3. Add the Parmesan cheese to the dressing and stir well to combine all the flavors.
  4. Toss the dressing with the kale leaves, ensuring they are well coated.
  5. Your refreshing kale salad is ready to be enjoyed alongside these tantalizing ground beef dishes!

So, there you have it – two tantalizing ground beef recipes that will leave you craving for more. Whether you prefer the savory stir-fry or the creamy pasta, these dishes are sure to satisfy your carnivorous desires. Don’t forget to whip up the zesty kale salad for a verdant and refreshing accompaniment. Bon appétit!

Ground Beef Recipes Without Pasta

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