As much as I love cooking, there are a lot of days during the week that I don’t have the energy to think up creative multi-step meals. My solution is to have a few go-to meals that taste great and are versatile. My favorite right now is ground beef cooked with garlic and rosemary. We bought half a cow a few months ago, and are thoroughly enjoying the readily available grass-fed pastured meat that fills our freezer. Combined with a little bit of urban foraging for rosemary, and our never-ending supply of garlic, this dish is always really quick and easy to make. And so delicious!
1 Pound Ground Beef (preferably grass-fed/pastured)
2-3 Medium Garlic Cloves
1-2 Tablespoons Chopped Rosemary
1/2 teaspoon salt (flexible, might need to add more to taste after cooking)
1. Chop garlic into small pieces or press in a garlic press, set aside*
2. Finely chop rosemary
3. Place ground beef in a medium-sized pan on the stove
4. Add salt and rosemary to the meat and use your hands or a spoon to thoroughly mix herbs and salt into the meat.
5. Turn heat on medium-high and cook the meat, stirring frequently so it cooks evenly.
6. When about half-way cooked, add the garlic and continue cooking until meat is done. I like it to be a little browned, but it can be cooked to whatever your preference.
My favorite way to eat this is with sautéed greens mixed in (as seen in top picture), with Lazy Person Baked Tostones (recipe coming soon) on the side. Enjoy!
*Letting the garlic sit for 10 minutes or longer allows beneficial compounds to develop, helping to increase the health-promoting value of your meal!