How to Prepare the Perfect Ground Beef

Ground beef
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Whether you love to indulge in burgers, sloppy joes, or spaghetti bolognese, ground beef is sure to be a core ingredient in your kitchen. Here are some tips to help you cook ground beef so that it remains moist and flavorful.

Buy The Right Meat

When buying ground beef, it’s important to understand that it is categorized according to its lean-to-fat meat ratio. Usually, an 80:20 ratio is ideal for burgers and sloppy joes as this beef normally comes out juicy and flavorful. 90:10 is normally more suitable for dishes where the meat is not the focal point, such as tacos and casseroles.

Cooking The Beef

Add a thin layer of oil to your skillet and boil it at a medium-high level. Once at boiling point, add your ground beef and let it sear for a few minutes without touching it. Once the beef is browned, you can break it up and turn it until cooked to your liking.

Seasoning is Key

No matter how beautifully the meat is cooked, the seasoning will ultimately determine the beef’s final flavor. Start by seasoning the beef with salt and black pepper before using whatever spices you fancy.