How to Cook Ground Beef

If you know how to cook ground beef, you can serve up a healthy one-dish meal any day of the week. Ground beef became popular as a way to make scraps of fatty beef salable. Originally the meat was chopped finely or minced, but by 1902 butchers were simply running it through the meat grinder twice along with spices and onion, and selling the resulting ground beef as "hamburger." Today ground beef is used in all sorts of dishes, from meatloaf to tacos, and Americans consume approximately 13 billion hamburgers a year. Ground beef is usually made from trimmings of the cow after the steaks and roasts have been carved off; it typically contains about 30% fat. Ground chuck, round and sirloin contain meat from the leaner sections of the cow: ground chuck contains 15-20% fat, ground round contains 10-15% fat, and ground sirloin contains less than 10% fat.
-Hey, everyone, I'm Judith. Well, today, I'm gonna be showing you how to make a Beefy Pasta Skillet, a really quick and simple dish for the family. So, what you'll need for this is 1 pound of ground beef, 1 medium onion chopped, 1 can of condensed tomato soup, 1/4 cup of water, 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 cup of Cheddar cheese shredded, 1/2 cups corkscrew-shaped pasta, cooked and drained. Well, the first thing we wanna do is brown or ground beef get our onions nice tender. So, let's put them pop them in to our nonstick skillet like so, and make sure to stir continuously with the beef to it gets brown on all sides and so we can break it up. So, as I said, just with your utensil, break the ground beef up and we wanna it brown on all sides. There you go. So, once our ground beef is browned and the onions are nice and tender, it will be time to add in the other ingredients. So once that's done, now it's time to add in our other ingredients. So, let's get our tomato soup in that goes. That's gonna be a lovely base for our sauce and goes the Worcestershire sauce to give that nice little extra kick, always works really well with ground beef. We'll add in our water in her too-- -Hey, everyone, I'm Judith. Well, today, I'm gonna be showing you how to make a Beefy Pasta Skillet, a really quick and simple dish for the family. So, what you'll need for this is 1 pound of ground beef, 1 medium onion chopped, 1 can of condensed tomato soup, 1/4 cup of water, 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 cup of Cheddar cheese shredded, 1/2 cups corkscrew-shaped pasta, cooked and drained. Well, the first thing we wanna do is brown or ground beef get our onions nice tender. So, let's put them pop them in to our nonstick skillet like so, and make sure to stir continuously with the beef to it gets brown on all sides and so we can break it up. So, as I said, just with your utensil, break the ground beef up and we wanna it brown on all sides. There you go. So, once our ground beef is browned and the onions are nice and tender, it will be time to add in the other ingredients. So once that's done, now it's time to add in our other ingredients. So, let's get our tomato soup in that goes. That's gonna be a lovely base for our sauce and goes the Worcestershire sauce to give that nice little extra kick, always works really well with ground beef. We'll add in our water in her too and our cooked and drained pasta is going in there, so just cook your pasta according to the instructions on the pack and that's been at least our shredded cheese goes on top of their too. So, all in, very, very easy. We're not missing about here putting it all in one pan and these flavors, these ingredients are very, very, you know, simple and give more than like me to have around your house I suspect just a little bit of pastas and cheese, extra ground beef, really simple ingredients to make a really quick and easy and delicious dinner. So, as we have all our ingredients in the pan, we're just gonna stir that around and heat it through. Great, that's ready now, so let's play to that and if you want of course add a little bit of extra cheese on there on the top to finish it off and there you go, a very quick and easy simple meal to make for you and the family. There you go everyone. That's how you make your beefy pasta skillet.

What You'll Need

  • 1   pound ground beef

  • 1   medium onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)

  • 1  10 3/4 ounce can Campbell's® Condensed Tomato Soup (Regular or Healthy Request®)

  • 1/4  cup water

  • 1   tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1/2  cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 1/2  cups corkscrew-shaped pasta, cooked and drained


Step By Step

1
Cook the beef and onion in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until the beef is well browned, stirring often to separate meat. Pour off any fat.
2
Stir the soup, water, Worcestershire, cheese and pasta in the skillet and cook until the mixture is hot and bubbling.
Tip:
1
You can substitute 1 cup uncooked elbow pasta, cooked and drained, for the corkscrew pasta, if you like.


Fun fact: "Hamburger Helper" was introduced in 1970 by General Mills during a meat shortage. The prepackaged box of ingredients was designed to help housewives stretch a pound of ground beef into a full, nutritious meal.
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