Beef and Mushroom Meatball Sliders

Recipe and photo by Living Lou.

Prep Time: 10 mins. | Cook Time: 45 mins.

Ingredients

4 oz white button mushrooms
1 clove garlic, minced
1 lb lean ground beef
1/3 cup bread crumbs
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
1 egg
2 tbsp +1/4 cup barbecue sauce
½ tsp red pepper flakes (can omit)

Method

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a baking sheet with olive oil.
2. In a food processor, process mushrooms and garlic.
3. In a large bowl, combine mushroom mixture with beef, bread crumbs, parsley, egg, 2 tbsp barbecue sauce and red pepper flakes.
4. Using a standard ice cream scoop, scoop mixture into 12 even meatballs.
5. Brush with remaining ¼ cup of barbecue sauce.
6. Bake in oven for 35-45 minutes or until fully cooked.

Beef and Mushroom Lettuce Wraps with Cucumber/Lime Yogurt and Sriracha Peanuts

Easy and fun to make, these wraps can be used in a formal or informal setting, as an appetizer or main course.

Recipe and photo by Chef Christopher Pires of Food Inspires.

Prep Time: 30 mins. | Cook Time: 15 mins.

Ingredients

The Base:
1 pkg Romaine lettuce leaves, washed and dried thoroughly
The Sauce:
½ cup yogurt
1 lime, zested and juiced
½ cucumber, deseeded and chopped fine
Salt and pepper to taste
The Filling:
1 lb beef, cut philly cheesesteak style – thin and in pieces
1 medium onion, diced
1 cup Cremini mushrooms blended with 1 medium onion in a processor – rough chop
2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce, Sambal Oelek
2 tbsp chili flakes
Olive oil, salt and pepper – to sauté, and to taste
The Topping:
½ cup peanuts
2 tbsp Sriracha

Method

The Sauce:
Combine all ingredients and let rest for 30 minutes before serving (or use right away)
The Filling:
1. Brown the beef breaking up the bits that clump together
2. Drain any fat that comes into the pan, add about 2 tbsp olive oil to the beef and add the diced onion – you only want to soften the onions 
3. Add the Worcestershire sauce, sambal, salt and pepper – taste, season and taste again
4. In a separate pan (or empty the beef/onion mixture to a bowl), add 1 tbsp olive oil and the mushrooms and onions – you want to remove the extra water from the mushrooms and onions so sauté until they are almost dry – flavor with some salt, pepper  and chili flakes – remember, taste, season and taste
5. Once the liquid from the mushroom and onions has almost dried up, add the beef/onion mixture – stir to combine – That’s it for the filling!
6. Coat the peanuts in the sriracha, let dry on their own on the counter for about 30 minutes or in a 325F oven for 10 minutes (make more than you need, they won’t last and you will regret it!)
The Base:
Arrange lettuce on a plate, top with the beef and mushroom mixture, dollop with yogurt, top with peanuts – enjoy! Note if lettuce doesn’t lie flat, trim the bottom (middle stem) so there is a flat edge, stand it up in this edge

Beef and Mushroom Kofta

By using half the meat and substituting in a mix of chopped mushrooms you add more nutrients and a great woodsy flavour. I highly recommend using a variety of types since each one adds a unique flavour and texture.

Recipe and photo by The Tasty Gardener.

Prep Time: 15 mins. | Cook Time: 10 mins.
Tip: If using wooden bamboo skewers make sure you soak them in water for several hours or over night.

Ingredients

1 lb lean ground beef
2 cups mushrooms, finely chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp cumin
1 tbsp allspice
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup parsley, chopped
1 tsp cinnamon

Method

1. Preheat BBQ to medium high heat.
2. Using your hands blend together all of the ingredients in a large bowl.
3. Take a golf ball size amount and flatten in the palm of your hand.
4. Place a BBQ skewer in the middle of the patty and carefully fold the meat around the skewer pressing to secure. Repeat with remaining meat.
5. Place on preheated grill and cook 5-10 minutes, turning frequently until meat has cooked through.
6. Remove from grill and serve.

Beef and Mushroom Bolognese

The beefiness of the mushrooms makes it an easy swap-out that hardly makes a difference in taste, but bumps up nutrition and we really enjoyed the textural change as well.

Recipe and photo by Kelly of The Gouda Life.

Prep Time: 20 mins. | Cook Time: 1 hr. 10 mins. | Serves: 6-8

Ingredients

2 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper
2 large carrots, peeled and rough chopped
2 celery stalks, cleaned and rough chopped
1 large onion, rough chopped
2 large cloves garlic
1 lbs cremini mushrooms, rough chopped
1 1/2lbs lean ground beef
1 (156mL) can tomato paste
2 cups red wine or beef stock
4 sprigs thyme
500g fettuccini/linguinie/bucatini
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
basil or parsley, to garnish
red pepper flakes, to garnish

 

Method

1. Place the carrots, celery, onion and garlic in a food processor or blender and puree until smooth.
2. Heat olive oil in a large sauce pot/dutch oven over med-high heat. Add the vegetables puree and cook, stirring every so often, until the liquids have reduced and the veggies are starting to brown and dry out. Add in the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until the liquids from the mushrooms has been released and reduced, about 10-15 minutes. Add in the beef and a few generous pinches of salt. Cook until the beef is cooked through and everything is golden brown and fragrant, another 10-15 minutes.
3. Add in the tomato paste and cook until it’s turned a deep brick red, 5 minutes. Pour in the wine and stir, scraping up any browned bits stuck to the bottom of the pot. Bring to a gentle simmer until wine is almost reduced completely. Taste for salt and add a few more pinches if necessary. Add in just enough water to cover the meat/mushrooms by 1/2″. Cook until that water has reduced and sauce is rich and delicious.
4. While the sauce cooks, bring a pot of well-salted water to a boil and cook the pasta to al dente according to package instructions. Reserve 1/2 cup of the starchy pasta cooking water.
5. Strain the pasta and dump into the sauce. Toss with a few tbsp of the reserved pasta water and Parmesan until the sauce is evenly distributed. Add more water if it gets too tight.
Divide among bowls and serve with fresh ground pepper, minced parsley or basil and some red pepper flakes.

Beef and Portabello Stew

Serve this versatile beef stew recipe in edible bowls made of hollowed-out large crusty rolls, or bake it under a puff pastry crust for a quick and easy pot pie.

Prep Time: 20 mins. | Cook Time: 1 hr. 30 mins.

Ingredients

1/3 cup all-purpose flour 75 mL
1/2 tsp EACH: salt and dried thyme 2 mL
1/4 tsp EACH: pepper and crushed dried rosemary 1 mL
1 lb stewing beef, cut into 1 in (2.5 cm) cubes 500 g
2 tbsp vegetable oil or butter 30 mL
1/2 cup leeks (white part only), shallots or onions, chopped 125 mL
1 clove garlic, minced 1
4 cups coarsely chopped portobello mushrooms (cut into 1 in/2.5 cm chunks) 1 L
2½ cups beef broth or stock 625 mL
1/2 cup dry red wine 125 mL
1 tbsp tomato paste 15 mL
salt and pepper to taste

Method

1. In shallow bowl, combine flour, salt, thyme, pepper and rosemary. Coat beef cubes lightly with flour mixture, reserving any remaining flour mixture to thicken stew.
2. In Dutch oven or stockpot, heat oil over medium heat. Brown beef cubes on all sides in batches. Add leeks, garlic and mushrooms to Dutch oven; cook until leeks are soft, about 5 minutes. Gradually stir in broth, scraping up brown bits from bottom of pan. Stir in wine and tomato paste; mix well. Bring to boil. Add browned beef and reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours or until meat is tender.
3. To thicken, whisk 2 to 3 tablespoons (30 to 45 mL) cold water into reserved flour mixture until smooth. Gradually whisk into bubbling stew. Cook and stir until sauce thickens. Season with salt and pepper.

Beef and Portobello Pot Pie: Spoon cooled stew into shallow 6 cup (1.5 L) casserole. Brush top edge of casserole with slightly beaten egg white. Roll out half a (397 g) package, defrosted purchased puff pastry to a size that is 1-inch (2.5 cm) larger than casserole diameter. Place pastry over stew, sealing pastry to edge of casserole. Cut steam vents into pastry. Bake in 400°F (200°C) oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until filling bubbles and pastry is puffed and golden. (If stew is made ahead and refrigerated, increase baking time by 10 to 15 minutes).

Nutritional Information

Per Serving
Calories: 190
Protein: 22 g
Fat:7 g
Carbohydrates: 10 g

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