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“Ground beef taken to a sophisticated level and, oh, so easy to prepare. Recipe notes: -- I prefer to use sirloin ground beef, but if you don't have that, the fresher the ground beef, the better. -- The beef base I use is "Better Than Bouillon" as it gives the ground beef a pot-roast kind of flavor, but you can use two cubes (or packets) of your favorite beef bouillon instead. -- Brown onions work just as well as red onions. Just be sure it is a BIG onion. I usually serve this with a tomato-garlic-mint salad (see recipe for this) and a large mound of vegetables, such as broccoli, maple-glazed carrots, baby green peas, grilled zucchini, or grilled cauliflower. I invented this when my then-four year old son was extremely picky about what he ate.”
READY IN:
40mins
SERVES:
4-5
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook the diced onion and oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring often, until the onion is translucent and starting to brown. About 6 - 8 minutes.
  2. Add the ground beef and continue to cook, stirring often for another 8 - 10 minutes.
  3. While the meat is cooking, dissolve the beef base (or bouillon if using) in 1/4 cup of hot water.
  4. When the beef is no longer pink, add the dissolved base/bouillon and mix well.
  5. Cover and turn heat to low. Cook for at least 10 minutes.
  6. Remove lid and turn up heat to medium-high.
  7. Cook, stirring often, until the water is evaporated and the meat is dark brown and starting to get a little crispy.
  8. Taste -- if the meat tastes a bit plain, add more dissolved beef base or beef bouillon until it tastes yummy-good. (Older ground beef tends to need a lot more flavoring.)
  9. Serve immediately.

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