Ground meat recipes are perfect for any day of the week, as you can put food on the table in no time.
I noticed that lots of people know how to use ground beef in a variety of dishes, but they do not know what to do with ground pork, for example, or ground turkey/chicken.
As a person who grew up not necessarily in poverty, but with limited resources, I learned how to use whatever I had available in order to cook favorite dishes for myself and family.
When I was growing up, making stuffed peppers, for example, was not a problem if we only had ground pork or ground beef. We made them with whatever meat we had available.
Sometimes we even ground the meat at home, as people liked more to see what kind of meat was going into the grinder.
Many times we mixed the meat, as ground pork had more fat than ground beef, for example, therefore the dish was coming out more delicious.
I think that sometimes, when money is tight, or the resources are few, being creative in the kitchen makes you a survivor of the hard times, teaches you to become humble and grateful for whatever life offers for the moment.
We are so used to have an abundance of everything, ingredients that we can choose from and resources that we do not appreciate enough.
However, life can go up and down and people who are smart and creative are the ones who are able to succeed during hard times.
If we look at populations around the globe, who are not as fortunate as others, we notice that a lot of their cuisines use recipes with simple ingredients that can be adjusted according to the needs.
During difficult times, when people lose their jobs and struggle with money, getting back in the kitchen or learning how to cook simple recipes becomes suddenly critically important.
In the process you might even discover better ways to eat, or recipes you never thought before you might be able to cook.
As I always said in the past, cooking is love made visible. The way you feed your family right now is extremely important for everyone’s health and well being.
We should all shop less in the middle of the grocery store, and start visiting the perimeter, where fresh ingredients, like fruits and vegetables are waiting for us.
Even building a garden might be a smart way to go during difficult times.
I hope this collection of ground meat recipes will end up being useful for you and also inspiring.
Many of you out there might not like meatloaf because you never had a good one.This recipe, though, might change your opinion about this humble dish that is economical and good to feed a family. Mashed potatoes and some gravy are perfect with it.
If you never had a meatball soup, you should try this one. Romanians like their soups soured with lemon juice or vinegar for a zesty taste. A good piece of fresh baked bread goes really well with this dish.
This recipe can use any type of ground meat you have available. Beef, pork, even chicken, if you like it. It is also a very economical dish that can be stretched by adding more rice to the meat mixture.
Easy delicious stuffed grape leaves- Romanian style- if you have grape leaves, this is a good recipe that feeds an entire family. Leftovers are great as well.
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Hi! I am Gabriela and this is my virtual home. I am a self taught cook and a trained Pastry Chef. I inherited the cooking genes from my maternal grandma and the love for baking from my paternal grandma. Read More