Meat “Sauce”

Initially, I wanted to make pasta sauce, but when I started to cook, I changed my mind. Instead, I decided not to add tomatoes or pasta and to leave the grain as a decision for a different day. I got this ground beef at Grassway Organic Farm and was excited about the possible meal I’d make with it. So when I started cooking, I decided not to add the tomatoes so as not to hide the taste, and added veggies and some spices instead. Basically, you can use any veggies you like or have on hand.  The spices definitely added the warmth I was seeking without making the dish spicy.

Spices

Spices

Ingredients:
1 large onion, diced
1 lb of ground beef
Spices (salt, freshly ground black pepper, turmeric, sweet curry, ground chipotle, adobo, garlic powder, ground cumin; all spices and mixes are from Penzey’s but you can use what you like)
1 medium zucchini, diced
1 medium summer squash, diced
2 bell peppers (I used orange and red), diced
Olive oil

Steps:
1. In a large pan, heat olive oil and saute the onion.
2. Add the meat when the onion is soft and translucent.
3. Add spices, to taste. Cook till the meat is just about done.
4. Add the veggies.
5. When the veggies are just getting soft, reduce heat to low and let cook for a bit, until the veggies are done to your desired tenderness.

Beef, onions, and spices

Beef, onions, and spices

Added the Zucchini and Summer Squash

Added the Zucchini and Summer Squash

Added the Bell Peppers

Added the Bell Peppers

Done!

Done!

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4 responses to “Meat “Sauce”

  1. Wow! That looks delicious.

  2. See, now — you TOTALLY got off on the right track with that beef from Grassway. Unbeatable.

    I love cassarole-ish things like this. They often become our favorite dinners. Was this as good as it looks??

    • Yeah, that beef was so tasty. I certainly loved it. And the next day, as a “side” mixed it with some scrambled egg. It was so good! I want to see how far I can stretch this, since this would be awesome for a soup too.

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