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Five Easy Ground Beef Recipes You Can Make In Your Nigerian Home

Here are Five delicious Ground Beef Recipes we can easily try in every Nigerian home.

Ground beef, minced beef or the stuff that makes tasty burgers! It is beef that’s been chopped or ground up into small pieces. It’s like the star player in meatballs, meatloaf, tacos, and chilli.

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Fresh cuts of beef, like chuck or sirloin, are used to make ground beef. And here’s the cool part: you can find ground beef with different quantities of fat. These include:

  • Your lean ground beef with less fat
  • Regular or “medium” ground beef with a moderate amount of fat,
  • The one with a higher fat content is called “ground beef” or “hamburger meat.”

Now, here’s where the fun begins! Ground beef is versatile, and we can cook it in several ways. You can also season it with salt, pepper, seasoning cubes, and other spices or herbs to make it taste amazing. 

As for the preparation, you can fry it up in a pan, throw it on a grill, or pop it in the oven, depending on what you’re making. It’s a go-to for many folks because it’s affordable, easy to find, and can be used in many recipes.

Five Easy Ground Beef Recipes You Can Make A Home

Instead of doing the same thing over and over again, here are some easy ground beef recipes you can start making in your homes. These recipes include:

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  • Classic Homemade Burgers
  • Spaghetti Bolognese
  • Tacos
  • Stuffed Bell Peppers
  • Meatball Subs

Classic Homemade Burgers

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Get ready to sink your teeth into juicy homemade burgers. Grab some ground beef and mix it up with your favourite seasonings like salt, pepper, garlic powder, and sauce. Flatten the mixture into patties and cook them on a grill or stovetop. Don’t forget to add your preferred toppings like lettuce, tomato, cheese, and all the yummy condiments. Assemble your homemade hamburger with homemade buns or buns from the local mall. It’s burger time!

Spaghetti Bolognese

If you are tired of the classic jollof spaghetti or spaghetti with sauce or Stew, try Spaghetti Bolognese!!

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Treat yourself to a comforting bowl of spaghetti bolognese. Start by browning ground beef with some diced onions and minced garlic. Then, add tomato sauce, tomato paste, and a sprinkle of herbs like thyme, rosemary, oregano and basil. Let it simmer away to develop those rich flavours. Finally, pour the sauce over the cooked spaghetti noodles and sprinkle on some grated Parmesan cheese. Bellissimo!


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Get ready for a fiesta with delicious homemade tacos. Brown that ground beef, my friend, and season it up with some taco seasoning or a blend of chilli powder, paprika, and garlic powder. Get your tortillas nice and hot, fill them with the beef that’s been seasoned, and pile on lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, salsa and a spoonful of sour cream.

Stuffed Bell Peppers

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Photo by Lisa Fotios

It’s time to get creative with stuffed bell peppers. Cook up some ground beef and mix it with cooked rice, diced veggies (think onions, tomatoes, and corn), and a dash of flavorful spices like cumin, paprika, and Italian seasoning. Fill halved bell peppers with the delicious mixture, top with cheese, and bake until the peppers become tender and the cheese melts. Yum!

Meatball Subs

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Photo by Abby Chung

Prepare for a saucy delight with meatball subs. Combine ground beef with breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, minced garlic, parsley, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Make the mixture into meatballs and pop them in the oven till they’re a nice golden colour. Cook those scrumptious meatballs in marinara sauce, then put them in sub rolls with extra sauce and oozy melted cheese. Get ready for a tasty treat!

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