Where’s the beef? Right here! Well, more specifically — the grass-fed beef! Read on for healthy and delicious recipes using grass-fed ground beef, and to learn more about why grass-fed beef is superior to conventional beef.
I like to think of myself as “mostly plants + conscious carnivore.” This means when I do eat red meat I make it a priority to source organic, grass-fed, ethically, and humanely raised animal products. Remember, not all “meat” is the same. The quality of the meat that you are consuming can make a huge difference in regards to disease prevention, and overall health. Grass-fed beef has a very different nutritional profile than conventionally raised beef. So different, in fact, that I think it would be a big mis-steak (had to!) to eat conventional beef over grass-fed.
Many studies have shown that the nutrients in beef can vary depending on what the cows eat (makes total sense). Grass-fed beef is higher in omega 3 fatty acids (anti-inflammatory) containing as much as five times the amount of conventionally raised beef, as well as almost twice as much CLA (another good-for-you fatty acid associated with numerous health benefits). Grass-fed beef is also packed with more vitamin A and E than conventional beef.
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And bonus — grass-fed cows are more likely to spend more time outdoors roaming around, and less likely to be given antibiotics. Woo hoo! (Or maybe I should say woo moo..?!!!). This is because conventional cows are more likely to get sick, as they are usually raised in crowded and filthy feedlots, and fed corn and grains, which their digestive systems are not designed to process. For this reason, sustainably raised grass-fed beef is also less likely to harbor harmful bacteria, such as E. coli.
Grass-fed beef for the win! Bonus: Meals that start with ground beef tend to be super easy. Here is a roundup of my favorite – simple and delicious grass-fed beef recipes!
I had to start with a burger recipe! This is not just any burger, this baby is loaded with flavor and served on warm naan bread with creamy feta sauce, lot's of pickles, and OMG, it's just delicious! I had you at feta sauce, didn't I?
Everyone should have a reliable, delicious meatball recipe. Well here it is. The beef is combined with finely chopped wild mushrooms and the result is out of this world! These meatballs are PERFECT for meal prep!
I have no shortage of amazing chili recipes, this kale and grass-fed beef chili recipe is quick and easy and one of my favorites! Serve with cornbread or warm rice, and of course… all of your favorite chili toppings!
Ground beef is ideal for quick and easy skillet dinner recipes. In this recipe cubed sweet potato, bell peppers, and southwestern spices get all happy together in one pan. Top with cheese and avocado for a real family treat!
Grass-fed ground beef, onions, garlic, and fragrant shawarma spice blend stuffed into a sweet red bell pepper, baked to perfection and topped with a tahini sauce. Seriously, the best stuffed peppers you've ever had!
While we are stuffing things… how about a stuffed sweet potato with sloppy joe mixture! OMG how about YES! This is my (literal) favorite recipe for a busy weeknight. No muss, no fuss, just pure deliciousness!
Another skillet dinner, this one combines grass-fed ground beef with sliced zucchini, bell peppers, and spices. Serve over greens for a healthy meal!
We can't talk about delicious ground beef recipes without highlighting a family favorite meatloaf recipe! This is no ordinary meatloaf, it is loaded with veggies and stuffed with mozzarella cheese, you have to try it!
Homemade healthy sloppy joes an updated recipe with veggies and pickles!
I hope you loved these Delicious Recipes Using Grass-Fed Ground Beef. If you make any of them snap a photo and tag me on Instagram @abrapappa or use the hashtag #abraskitchen so I can feature your photo!
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