Last week at the farmer’s market I was lucky to get some Grass Fed ground beef. I stopped buying grocery store ground beef years ago. after reading an article in Mother Earth News. I vowed to stop buying prepackaged ground meat in the stores. So for a long time we did without ground beef. That is until I tried some from a rancher friend of mine. It tasted like real beef, what I remember beef tasting like when I was a kid. Since then I have bought 20 lbs. or so at at time from her excess stock in the freezer. This past week I tried another local rancher’s meat. Have to say I will never buy my beef at the grocery store again. Both Ranchers, we call them ranchers here in Oklahoma, sell only grass fed beef, grass finished beef. These are happy cows. I don’t taste anything but the meat when I eat their beef.
A couple of things to know before you cook with grass fed beef. It is leaner than regular beef found in the supermarket. Even the organic. You often have to add fat to the ground meat.
Now on to the recipe – this makes enough for 4-5 people as a main dish with a side of vegetables.
- Grass Fed ground Beef – 1lb
- Simple tomato sauce
- One Onion, diced
- One Green Pepper
- Brown Rice – enough for 4-5 people
- olive oil
- In a cast Iron pan sauté onion in olive oil
- Cut the pepper into strips, and add to the onion and olive oil
- Add the ground beef and cook until browned. You may have to add more olive oil
- Stir in Simple tomato sauce
- Serve over brown rice
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