Ground beef
How to Cook Ground Beef
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Step by step instructions on how to cook ground beef properly and thoroughly to use in your ground beef soups, casseroles and more! 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Calories: 661 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1-2 tsp cooking oil
Optional
  • 1 medium white onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
Instructions
  1. Place the ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Break up the ground beef into large chunks using a wooden spoon or a ground beef chopper ( a special utensil that you use to break up the ground beef)

  2. Keep stirring and breaking the pieces into the same size so that the ground beef cooks evenly. 

  3. The ground beef should be cooked through with no pink areas and browned all over when done and takes around 7-10 minute for a pound of ground beef to cook. For safety the temperature should be 165 °F as well to ensure the meat is cooked completely.

  4. Drain the grease from the ground beef and use the beef in your recipe.

Ground Beef With Onions and Garlic
  1. Place the ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Break up the ground beef into large chunks using a wooden spoon or a ground beef chopper ( a special utensil that you use to break up the ground beef)

  2. Add in the chopped onion and cook until the ground beef is brown and  cooked through an the onion is soft and translucent.

  3. Add in the garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes until the garlic is browned and fragrant.

  4.  Drain the grease from the ground beef and use the beef in your recipe.

Recipe Notes

If you have a fattier ground beef, skip using the oil in the recipe. You can also add the oil if you have a pan that isn't non-stick.

Nutrition Facts
How to Cook Ground Beef
Amount Per Serving
Calories 661 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 281mg94%
Sodium 299mg12%
Potassium 1569mg45%
Protein 97g194%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 10.8mg60%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.