Dinner, quick! When that’s the goal, it’s not unusual for it to start with a pound of ground beef. Since my capacity for creativity tends to be at a daily low by dinner time, burgers of some sort is usually the end result.
But WAIT. That gets boring, and that’s coming from someone who loves burgers. Truly. I LOVE them, and there are so many variations that it’s easy to keep it interesting.
Interesting, maybe. And yet: Still burgers.
Let’s backtrack a bit. I recently got to experience what it’s like to be a member of Butcher Box; they were so kind to send me a mixed box, full of different cuts of beef, chicken, pork and even Whole 30 approved bacon. The meat that they source is all the highest quality available, starting with the land the animals are raised on and how they’re treated throughout their lives. This is a big deal, and exactly the quality I want to be consuming always. I want to be eating meat that is as healthy as possible, and it is very important to me that the animals had quality lives. The meat industry has some shady sh*t going on, and that is perhaps the understatement of the year.
However: The ranchers who are doing it right are out there, and they are the ones we should be supporting. Yet when we walk into our average grocery store, their products are not what we’re finding. If it is what we’re finding, there’s a chance it’s not affordable. That’s where Butcher Box comes in. They send you top quality beef, chicken, and pork for an average cost of $6.50 per meal. You can also customize your box with add-ons to ensure you get exactly what you want in each box. It’s a subscription service, but there’s no obligation- you can cancel anytime without penalty.
Wanna try it? If you use THIS LINK, you’ll get some FREE BACON added to your first box! Huzzah!
When I received my sample box, I surveyed my Facebook audience to find out what types of recipes would be most helpful. Resoundingly, recipes using ground beef was what was wanted. Phew. Guess I’m not the only one who can’t get out of the burger loop!
I came up with four recipes that I really love. All can be made with alternate meats, ground chicken, pork and lamb are great to mix it up! Plus, you’ll get lots of meal ideas for each. For example: Picadillo is great over rice or cauliflower rice, as a filling for empanadas, in tacos using Plantain Tortillas, or with an egg on top for breakfast. You get the idea; these four recipes can easily be adapted to be a million recipes. Infinity recipes, even.
Here’s what I came up with, and have been enjoying all week. Click the images for the recipes!
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