Thai-Style Ground Beef Recipe

Thai-Style Ground Beef Recipe

Thai-Style Ground Beef

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup thinly sliced leek
  • 1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
  • 1 pound lean ground sirloin
  • 1 teaspoon red curry paste (such as Thai Kitchen)
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup light coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lime rind
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon Asian fish sauce
  • 3 cups hot cooked short-grain rice
  • Iceberg lettuce wedges (optional)
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Chopped green onions (optional)

Procedure:

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add leek; sauté 5 minutes. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add beef; cook 7 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring to crumble. Stir in curry paste and tomato sauce; cook until half of liquid evaporates (about 2 minutes).
  2. Add milk and next 4 ingredients (through fish sauce); cook 2 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  3. Serve with the rice and lettuce wedges, if desired. Garnish with cilantro and green onions, if desired.

Quick Breakfast Tostada Recipe

Quick Breakfast Tostada

Servings: 4 (serving size: 1 tostada)

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup bottled salsa
  • 1/4 cup fat-free sour cream

Procedure:

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large microwave-safe dish, stirring with a whisk. Microwave at HIGH for 3 minutes; stir. Microwave an additional 1 minute or until done.
  2. Arrange 1 tortilla on each of 4 microwave-safe plates; divide egg mixture evenly among the corn tortillas.
  3. Layer each serving with 2 tablespoons cheese, 1/4 cup beans, and 1 tablespoon green onions.
  4. Microwave each tostada at HIGH for 30 seconds.
  5. Top each tostada with 2 tablespoons salsa and 1 tablespoon sour cream. Serve immediately.

Picadillio Cuban Stewed Ground Beef Recipe

What Cubans call picadillo is known as Arroz a la Cubana to Filipinos. The Philippine version is similar to normal Latino picadillo usually made with raisins, tomato sauce and diced potatoes added, but without green olives and capers, and is often served with white rice, fried plantains (maduros in Spanish, saging na saba in Filipino) on the side, and a fried egg on top. Boiled eggs are also eaten with the dish.

Picadillio Cuban Stewed Ground Beef

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 lbs. ground beef
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. oregano
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 raisins (optional) or olives

Procedure:

  1. Heat oil oil in sautee pan big enough to hold ground beef and vegetables.
  2. When oil is hot, but not quite smoking, add onions.  Don’t overcook the onions, allow them to softly cook down to translucent and release their sugars.
  3. When the onions begin to soften, add the green bell pepper.
  4.  Stir together, cook down 5-7 minutes.  Add garlic.  Cook 2 minutes.
  5. Break ground beef up and mix in to softened vegetable mixture in pan.  Mix well and allow ground beef to brown slightly.
  6. As the meat is browning, add salt and ground black pepper. Oregano and cumin.
  7. Let cook for a few more minutes.
  8. Add tomato paste and mix in well.
  9. Add water, reduce heat to low and cover.
  10. Cook 10-12 minutes TOPS.
  11. Open, stir and add olives or raisins if desired.
  12. Serve over steamed white rice, maybe a side of black beans.