Ground meat is a kitchen staple in America (and I’m sure in many other countries). It is typically made of beef here in the US, and is usually the most economical way to purchase that meat.
Of course beef isn’t the only kind of ground meat out there (which is why this week is not called ground beef!) You can buy ground pork, chicken and turkey. Most hunters have ground meat of various types such as venison or elk in their freezer.
note: any recipe that calls for ground beef can have venison, elk, pork, chicken or turkey substituted in!
A frugal benefit of ground beef is that it can easily be “stretched” in a recipe with various inexpensive fillers–which is why it was so popular in depression era cooking. Rice, breadcrumbs, oats, barley–all could be added to ground beef to make a small amount stretch to feed more people.
Now it’s time for you guys to share your favorite ground meat recipes!
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