Boiled Ground Beef

Okay, I'll admit...I gagged a bit when I first heard of this little cooking trick. I love the sizzle of frying burgers, taco meat & meatballs. Undercooked meat scares me. The sizzle means it's safe. ( least in my simple little world).

I changed my mind. My husband and I ordered a fourth of a cow from a local farm. Within a few days we will have a freezer plump full of meats (mostly ground beef). I was hoping to find some quick and easy ways to prepare items like stroganoff, spaghetti, lasagnas, and other recipes that require ground beef.

I found this article from about boiling beef. While I wasn't crazy about the idea at first...I am going to give it a try and will let you know how it turns out.

In the meantime, if you've tried it...drop us a note in the comments section.


  1. christine says:

    I made a recipe with my mother-in-law that called for boiling 10 lbs of meatballs in a huge stock pot. I had a hard time getting the meatballs to fully cook. I didn’t realize this when I was eating them and I got very sick with vomiting, stomach pains, and powerful intestinal gas pushing up through my esophagus in the middle of the night. Yikes. I asked my husband about boiling the meatballs and mentioned that I always thought you had to brown them first in a frying pan. He says his mother always boiled them. Maybe if you make the meatballs very small, it will be easier to get them to cook if you only want to boil them.

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