- Combine ground meat, onion and garlic powder in a 2 qt. covered oven casserole/pan with oil. SautÃ© uncovered for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally to break up meat mixture.
- Drain off any fat. (Optionally, this can be done in a skillet and then moved to a covered casserole at this point.)
- Add cabbage and all but last two ingredients and toss well.
- Cover casserole and bake at 350Â°F for 1 hour.
- Remove cover during last 15 minutes, top with sliced tomatoes and shredded cheese and return to oven for balance of baking time.
- Makes 6 servings. 3 net grams of carbohydrate per serving
- cook rice according to pkg directions except cut cooking time by approx 5 minutes
- brown burger in pan, drain
- add peppers, celery, seeds cook for 5 minutes
- add broth and cook 5 minutes
- add rice to burger mix
- cook for 5 minutes
I know my suggestions aren't really "healthy" but these are two of my favorite hamburger recipes! (Kinda hard to do healthy w/burger!!)
Mini Meatball Soup Recipe courtesy Rachael Ray
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 2 turns of the pan in a slow stream
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
2 ribs celery, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
2 bay leaves, fresh or dried
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 pound ground beef, pork and veal combined
1 egg, beaten
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano or Romano, a couple of handfuls
1/2 cup plain bread crumbs, a couple of handfuls
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated or ground nutmeg
6 cups chicken stock or broth
2 cups water
1 1/2 cups dried pasta, rings, broken fettuccini or ditalini
1 pound triple washed fresh spinach, coarsely chopped
Ground beef is so versatile, and it can be stretched so that you have a smaller portion for fewer calories. I love it in chili or Bolognese sauce.
There's always your basic red chili.
For about a 1lb of ground beef: Brown your beef in a large pan, drain off the fat. You can cook about a cup of chopped onion at the same time you are cooking the beef (I love the frozen bags of chopped onion-- so easy). While cooking the beef add: 2-3 tsps or so of ground cumin, 1-2 tsp ground red pepper and 2 tsp garlic powder.
In another larger pot, pour in 2 large cans of whole fire roasted tomatoes, 4 small cans of drained chopped mild green chilis and large box of low fat beef broth. If you like a thicker style, add in a can of tomato paste. Also add in 1 regular size drained can each of your favorite two (or even three types of) beans: like pinto beans and red kidney beans.
Add your beef mixture to this and pop it all into the oven to cook for about 1 hour at 400 degrees.
This makes awesome leftovers. My family likes it with cheese and tortillas too but I skip that part for dieting purposes.
Sorry I don't have the exact measurements in my head.
Also-- here's a really easy casserole recipe that my kids love. I usually use ground turkey though.
Again, brown the meat with about a 1/4 cup of chopped onion. Season with salt, white pepper and garlic to your taste. Drain the meat of any fat. Return to the pan. Add in one bag of frozen C&W "The Ultimate Southwest Blend". (This includes black beans, poblano peppers, roasted onions & red peppers). Stir well. Add in one bag of pre-cooked rice. I use those Uncle Ben's bags of microwavable rice. You don't need to do anything except break up the rice while its still in its bag and add it to the casserole. Finally, add just enough broth to cover the ingredients. I always use chicken broth with the turkey meat. Pop in the oven and bake at 350 degrees for about an hour.