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Good News Comes In Threes (Giveaway!)

by Courtney on March 21, 2012

They always say good news comes in threes, right? Well, I’ve got three little pieces of good news this evening!

Good News #1: I got my nap!

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I was able to spend a good hour outside this afternoon in the beautiful sunshine, listening to nothing else but the birds chirping all around me. Well, almost nothing else…

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A certain somebody tends to get a little vocal when his mom or dad are outside and he isn’t. After about five minutes, he calmed down and had fun watching the squirrels in the trees. It doesn’t take much to keep the little guy amused.

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Being outside in the peace and quiet today was just so calm and serene, and only made me realize that I really need to make more opportunities like that for myself. I felt SO much better afterward, even though I only probably slept for about 20 minutes. Ahhhhhh.

Good News #2: Another incredibly delicious dinner was had this evening.

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I know that good news #1 & #2 really don’t affect you, but I promise, #3 might. Winking smile

I picked up some 93% lean ground beef from the butcher a couple of days ago so that we’d be able to cook burgers at some point during the week. Jay took care of making the burgers earlier today (since cooking red meat is his thing), using lots of yummy ingredients like chopped onion, garlic, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, and some others I’m sure I’m forgetting, My man sure knows how to make a mean burger.

Since it was an absolutely perfect night to fire up the grill, we declared tonight burger night. I picked up some Kaiser rolls on the way home from work this afternoon, but they ended up being WAY too big for these burgers (they were not as small as they look – 1/4lb. each).

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I decided to ditch the top half of the bun and attempted to do some sort of makeshift burger on the other half. Let’s just say, Jay got a bit of a kick out of me. It was not a pretty sight…

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I gave up about two bites in and wound up “fork and knifing” it. Still tasted just as good. Winking smile

On the side, I sautéed some diced sweet potatoes (I change from the usual) and Jay made another batch of his garlicky green beans.

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The sides were good, but Jay’s burger totally stole the show. It’s not often that I get a craving for burgers, but when I do, I want a good one…but not one that’s going to leave me feeling like a greasy load when I’m finished. That’s the worst.

It’s funny actually, because quite often, beef and red meat get a pretty bad rap. If you had asked me about 3-4 years ago, I probably would have told you the same thing – it’s bad! At that point, there was no way you’d see me eating a burger…but then again, that’s a whole other story, and I’m so glad to be beyond that.

Truth is, lean beef has some great nutritional benefits…which leads me to:

Good News #3: I’ve got something to give away this evening!

A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted by The Beef Checkoff program – you know, the one that I’m sure you’ve all heard of before – 

asking if I would be interested in participating in the BOLD Lean Beef Challenge. Since I’m always game for a challenge, and I enjoy some nice lean beef every now and then, I decided to give it a go.

Recently, the Beef in an Optimal Lean Diet (BOLD) study found consuming lean beef daily as part of a heart-healthy diet lowered LDL “bad” cholesterol by 10 percent, providing support that nutrient-rich lean beef can be an everyday part of a heart-healthy diet.

Some Facts about Lean Beef:

  • On average, a 3-oz. serving of lean beef is about 150 calories.
  • Beef is an excellent source of nutrients, including protein, zinc, vitamin B12, vitamin B6 and niacin.
  • Many of the most popular beef cuts sold at retail are lean, including T-Bone, Tenderloin, Top Sirloin and more.

So as a part of my challenge, in the next week or two, I’m going to try incorporating some different cuts of lean beef and try out some new recipes from The Healthy Beef Cookbook.

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There are some amazing sounding recipes in here and I’ve already got quite a few of them “tagged” to try out. But the good news?

I’ve got two extra copies of the cookbook to giveaway!

To Enter: Leave a comment on this post sharing some of your favorite ways to cook lean beef. *You can also get a bonus entry for sharing a link to one of your favorite lean beef recipes (your own or another favorite!)

I’ll choose the two winners of the cookbooks on Friday, March 23rd. Good Luck! Smile

Disclaimer: The Beef Checkoff provided me with the cookbooks to giveaway to readers and a gift card to try out some lean beef recipes for myself. You know I’m a meat eater…all opinions on this are from strictly from Yours Truly!

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1 Sylvia @ Frolic Through Life March 21, 2012 at 8:01 pm

I love using ground beef in tacos!
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2 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance March 21, 2012 at 8:01 pm

I love making burgers and marinating a good cut of beef.
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3 Debbie (Accidently Delish) March 21, 2012 at 8:02 pm

I’m actually trying to incorporate meat back into my diet for protein reasons and honestly kind of forgot how to cook it. haha. it’s been so long! this would be great!!
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4 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance March 21, 2012 at 8:02 pm

This is one of my favorite beef recipes – Seared Thai Beef! http://afterdinnerdance.com/seared-thai-beef/
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5 Justeen @ Blissful Baking March 21, 2012 at 8:03 pm

My favorite way to use beef is in a hearty pasta sauce!
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6 Jordan @ food, sweat, and beers March 21, 2012 at 8:03 pm

Ah, lean beef, how I miss it!! (I went Pescatarian for Lent.) This cookbook would be AMAZING post-Easter to help me remember how to cook with beef! I love to do steak fajitas with lean cuts of beef, cut into thinny strips. I also am hoping to recreate a homemade Philly cheesesteak for my boyfriend to try!!
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7 Molly March 21, 2012 at 8:03 pm

i would love to win this and give it as a gift for my parents!! they are the big carnivores in my family and I want to make sure they are being healthy about it!!
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8 StoriesAndSweetPotatoes March 21, 2012 at 8:03 pm

I cook with extra-lean ground beef a lot. I like to cook it with taco seasonings and put it on savory oats.
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9 Kristen @ notsodomesticated March 21, 2012 at 8:04 pm

I love lean beef in chili, Mexican dishes, and burgers … just to name a few!! :)
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10 Kristen @ notsodomesticated March 21, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Oh and my personal favorite recipe with lean ground beef (as well as my hubby’s favrorite!): http://notsodomesticated.com/taco-lasagna-hungry-husband-approved/
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11 StoriesAndSweetPotatoes March 21, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Here’s a recipe of mine for Chana Masala with ground beef for extra protein!

http://storiesandsweetpotatoes.com/2012/03/06/chana-masala-surprise/
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12 kylee March 21, 2012 at 8:09 pm

I love lean ground beef in sloppy joes, meatloaf, and tacos!!

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13 Erin March 21, 2012 at 8:09 pm

I’d say lately my favorite was has been stuffed bell peppers/jalapenos!! Yummy…but you can’t go wrong with a good burger either :)

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14 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake March 21, 2012 at 8:10 pm

I love adding ground beef to all kinds of recipes for extra protein! I think it can be especially tasty in pasta!
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15 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake March 21, 2012 at 8:11 pm

This is a link to my favorite baked penne recipe: http://4thesakeofcake.com/?p=4051

I used ground turkey this time around, but I’ve made it with ground beef & it was excellent!!
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16 kylee March 21, 2012 at 8:12 pm

This is the BEST sloppy joe recipe….. http://www.skinnytaste.com/2010/10/skinny-sloppy-joes.html.

Especially yummy with some (baked) sweet potato fries on the side!

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17 Brenda March 21, 2012 at 8:14 pm

I make the BEST meatloaf ever!

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18 Gina March 21, 2012 at 8:20 pm

I like it sliced over a salad!

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19 Jenn March 21, 2012 at 8:25 pm

I tend to have lean beef once a week! Usually with taco salad (lean beef simmered with cumin, cayenne, garlic powder, and chili powder) as well as lettuce wraps!

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20 Erin S. March 21, 2012 at 8:28 pm

My favorite way to cook lean beef is on the charcoal grill! There is nothing better than the way the charcoal hits the meat.

One of my favorite links: http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=1080

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21 Makenna March 21, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Mm love to cook up beef tenderloin to slice up for sandwiches!

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22 Kelley March 21, 2012 at 8:29 pm

I love to make hamburger salads! So yummy! Chopped lettuce and veggies with a burger on top!

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23 Georgiana March 21, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Beef in sloppy joes!

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24 Toni @Running, Loving, Living March 21, 2012 at 8:30 pm

I love to cook beef in a stir fry, beef and broccoli chinese style is my fave!!!

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25 Aimee M March 21, 2012 at 8:31 pm

I’m not a big steak eater, but I LOVE to make tacos with lean ground beef!

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26 Danica @ It's Progression Not Perfection March 21, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Burgers on the grill are by far my favorite way to cook ground beef–it just screams summer!
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27 Makenna March 21, 2012 at 8:33 pm
28 Liz March 21, 2012 at 8:33 pm

My favorite way to cook lean beef is in the form of stir fry! It’s so versatile, and you can throw any number of spices to change up the flavors depending on what you’re in the mood for, from asian to latin to middle eastern!

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29 Jessica p March 21, 2012 at 8:36 pm

I love making chili!

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30 Talia @ Bite Size Wellness March 21, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Okay I love classics: lasagna, meatballs, sliders, etc. but I would love to get more creative because I know my husband would appreciate something un-ground:)
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31 Crystal March 21, 2012 at 8:37 pm

I use lean ground beef to make burgers stuffed with pepper jack cheese. Grated red onion helps to keep them moist.

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32 Maura March 21, 2012 at 8:37 pm

I love cooking with beef…one of my favorite ways is this healthy beef broccoli recipe:

http://myhealthyohana.wordpress.com/2012/03/14/healthy-beef-broccoli-2/
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33 Alyssa @ Fit and Fun in Third March 21, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Ehhh.. I’ll be honest, I’m not a huge beef fan, but I’m trying to incorporate more protein into my diet so I’d be thrilled to win this and try out some new healthy recipes!
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34 Olivia March 21, 2012 at 8:43 pm

I love STEAK. OMG. Oh, and burgers. And bolognese sauce. And tacos. And chili.
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35 Annie March 21, 2012 at 8:44 pm

I love ground beef. It’s such a versatile meat! I love it spaghetti, with gravy and over noodles (ultimate comfort food!), quickly stir-fried with some garlic and eaten with rice … But my ultimate favorite is with taco seasonings. Delish!

My link is not a recipe in a traditional sense, but it’s definitely is my favorite and go-to taco seasoning. I make 2-3 times what the recipe calls for and store it in a plastic container for easy use. It’s yummy AND it’s a lot less sodium than the mixes at the store – not to mention cheaper!

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/taco-seasoning-i/detail.aspx

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36 AEWarner March 21, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Beef Manicotti Roll Ups!!! Perfect combination of spinach, garlic, lean beef all wrapped up in a crescent roll and baked…topped with mozzarella cheese and homemade tomato sauce! Mmmmm :)

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37 Megan S. March 21, 2012 at 8:49 pm

Love ground beef– I’ve got to go with tacos!!!
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38 Kathryn March 21, 2012 at 8:51 pm

I love either a burger, or my family’s sloppy joe recipe for my lean beef.

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39 Ray March 21, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Chili – homemade of course with beans fresh tomatos, spices…etc – perfect comfort winter meal :)

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40 Christie March 21, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Of course I love ground beef in my all time FAVORITE MEAL = sloppy joes!! Yummmm
This recipe is fantastic too from Reservation For Two
http://www.reservation4two.com/6/post/2011/11/sloppy-joes-reservation-for-two.html
Super easy and super delicious :)
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41 Renata March 21, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Beef in tacos loaded with tomatoes and avocados topped with cheese!

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42 sarah @ sarah learns March 21, 2012 at 8:57 pm

my husband loves when i cook with beef! i like making his grandmother’s sloppy joes recipe (healthified!) and then eating it on salads, nachos, and even sometimes as regular old sloppy joe sandwiches!
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43 Tracy @ Commit to Fit March 21, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Hamburgers all the way or maybe meatloaf :)
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44 Cassie D. March 21, 2012 at 9:02 pm

I like using ground beef in tacos or making my mom’s meatballs, but my hubby is a huge beef fan, so I’d love to have some new ideas for meals with this cookbook!

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45 Alaina March 21, 2012 at 9:05 pm

My husband makes the best burgers! He forms them to just the right size for the bun and uses some great seasonings. He’s so proud of his burgers. :-)
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46 Brittani March 21, 2012 at 9:06 pm

I look w/ extra lean ground beef at least once a week! Stuffed peppers, taco salad, meatloaf! What a great cookbook

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47 Brittani March 21, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Love my taco salad recipe! Sautee onions and garlic for a few minutes, add beef and brown and then add a can of diced fire roasted tomatoes (I use TJ’s) and half a pack of taco seasoning(also TJ). Let simmer and then serve over lettuce and add anything you want on top. My favorite thing to add on top is TJ’s new black bean and quinoa infused tortilla chips…soo good!

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48 Ashley W. March 21, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Nothing beats hamburgers on the grill! But with summer coming around I would love some new inspiration for ways to enjoy beef.

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49 Ashley W. March 21, 2012 at 9:19 pm

This cheeseburger mac n cheese is comfort food at its finest! Super easy too.
http://www.rachaelray.com/recipe.php?recipe_id=2405

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50 Shannon j March 21, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Hamburgers on the BBQ!!

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51 Yellow Haired Girl March 21, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Homemade hamburgers, baby!
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52 Cynthia March 21, 2012 at 9:37 pm

I like to make taco salad with homemade taco seasoning. Yummy!

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53 Kim Lee March 21, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Usually I substitute ground turkey for ground beef, but every once in a while I need a good ol’ lean beef burger! I also like to use it in taco soup.

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54 Michelle (Better with Berries) March 21, 2012 at 9:42 pm

I’m like you – I don’t crave burgers often, but when I do, I want a good one, made with lean ground beef!
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55 Kelsey March 21, 2012 at 9:45 pm

I love to make taco salads and spaghetti pie with top ground sirloin! My boyfriend will eat ANYTHING with ground beef in it though :)

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56 Tiffany March 21, 2012 at 9:46 pm

I love making vegetable beef soup using lean ground beef.
It’s a tomato based vegetable soup with tons of veggies and one pound of lean ground beef.
SO good and filling!

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57 Elizabeth @ Chocolate Drops and Pearls March 21, 2012 at 9:47 pm

I don’t know if I have a specific recipe but I love a nice piece of filet mignon.
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58 Tori K March 21, 2012 at 9:50 pm

I love using it to make some delicious meatloaf!

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59 Lindsay A March 21, 2012 at 9:56 pm

I’m making a spin off of sloppy joe’s tomorrow night for my family called Sloppy Joes Under a Bun…anyting involving manwich and bisquick has to be good :-)

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60 Arimey March 21, 2012 at 9:59 pm

I love beef for homemade sloppy joes and as the protein in my taco salads!

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61 Shannon March 21, 2012 at 10:00 pm

My favorite thing to make with beef is just plain old hamburgers on the grill!

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62 Jamie March 21, 2012 at 10:05 pm

My favorite recipe is a bbq meatloaf but I promised my hubby I’d practice cooking more meals with beef while he’s in Afghanistan this year. He’d love if I won this giveaway! ; )

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63 Allison F. March 21, 2012 at 10:14 pm

My favorite recipes with beef are burgers or sloppy joes in the summer and chili in the winter! I love Iowa Girl Eats recipe for a sweet and spicy chili…so good http://iowagirleats.com/recipes/?recipe_id=6005361

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64 Rachelle March 21, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Burgers or in the crock pot for me and my family! DEEEELicious!

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65 Elizabeth March 21, 2012 at 10:19 pm

I love beef in homemade hamburgers … my dad makes amazing ones, I’ve actually never tasted a bought one and I don’t plan to!

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66 Jess Morine March 21, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Love mexican-style stuffed peppers in the crockpot! And taco salad!

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67 Laurel C March 21, 2012 at 10:25 pm

I make a mean veggie and extra learn beef lasagna that is seriously out of this world!! I don’t have a link for it though because it’s a family recipe :/

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68 Laurel C March 21, 2012 at 10:27 pm

However……my second favorite way to used ground beef is these stuffed tomatoes!!! oh man, so good!
http://www.delish.com/recipefinder/stuffed-tomatoes-lean-ground-beef-recipe

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69 Ruthie Hart March 21, 2012 at 10:27 pm

oooh! I love eating lean beef in soups and stews!
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70 amy marantino March 21, 2012 at 10:30 pm

meatballs

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71 Kate @ The Little Spoon Blog March 21, 2012 at 10:31 pm

I am a huge fan of tacos with lean meat on a lettuce shell. DEEEELISSHHH!
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72 Jackie March 21, 2012 at 10:32 pm

i must say that after reading this post i’ll have to go with using beef to make a good ole’ homemade burger (by my hubby) b/c like yours, he makes the BEST burgers :) using beef to make a yummy meatloaf would be my runner-up!

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73 Cassandra Bishop March 21, 2012 at 10:48 pm

There are so many ways to cook beef! One of my favorites is just a simple roast beef. Always delicious! There has to be a lot of sauce or flavoring on any beef I eat, I don’t like a strong “meaty” taste

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74 Cassandra Bishop March 21, 2012 at 10:49 pm

I get so many recipes from Skinnytaste so here are two of my favorite that include beef!

Roast Beef – http://www.skinnytaste.com/2009/03/roast-beef-4-ww-pts.html

Sloppy Joes – http://www.skinnytaste.com/2010/10/skinny-sloppy-joes.html
Always a favorite :)

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75 Roni Yager March 21, 2012 at 10:58 pm

I love to make either meatloaf or meatballs with lean beef! Skinnytaste has a great recipe for spinach meatballs, good way to get more veggies! http://www.skinnytaste.com/2010/06/skinny-italian-spinach-meatballs.html
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76 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers March 21, 2012 at 11:09 pm

I’m pretty old fashion but I love a fat cheese stuffed burger!!! Especially my cheesy fat bacon burger!! I think burgers are the best way to eat beef!!! Yum!!! Dam, now I want a burger, guess that’s what I am having for dinner tomorrow!!!

http://www.peanutbutterandpeppers.com/2012/01/26/cheesy-bacon-burgers-with-onions-peppers-plus-more/
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77 liz March 21, 2012 at 11:14 pm

i seriously love it all. but i especially love burgers made by someone else. mine never taste as good…

AND THESE.
http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2010/06/ponzu-beef-and-chicken-fajitas/

so so so perfect.

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78 Tiffany Cruz March 21, 2012 at 11:27 pm

Yummy!!! Love burgers!

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79 Becca March 21, 2012 at 11:28 pm

Hamburgers or tacos are our go to meals! :D

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80 Kendra March 21, 2012 at 11:43 pm

Hamburger’s or taco’s are always a major hit!

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81 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries March 22, 2012 at 12:01 am

i just love an awesome burger on the grill!
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82 Candice March 22, 2012 at 12:45 am

Im always hesitate when it comes to beef dishes! Id love this book to conjure up some healthy eats with beef!
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83 Janeanna March 22, 2012 at 12:57 am

I love it in chili or just a plain ol’ burger! Yum!!

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84 Marci March 22, 2012 at 1:00 am

Flank steak tacos mexican

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85 Jessica March 22, 2012 at 1:19 am

I love spaghetti and meatballs! I also love a meatball sub with melty cheese. MMM!

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86 Jessica March 22, 2012 at 1:21 am

Kalyn’s Kitchen has great recipes using ground beef. This is one of my favorites: http://www.kalynskitchen.com/2007/03/baked-swedish-meatballs.html

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87 Belinda March 22, 2012 at 1:31 am

I like to use lean ground beef to make my mom’s Waikiki meatballs!

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88 Belinda March 22, 2012 at 1:34 am
89 Cley March 22, 2012 at 4:08 am

WOW! this so good and I love it.
thanks that you sheared this.
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90 Annie March 22, 2012 at 5:24 am

I agree with you on the burger front. I don’t want burgers often but when I get a craving, only a really good one will do :)

ps: your cat is too funny! Bit like mine actually!

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91 karla March 22, 2012 at 5:40 am

my fav way is in a chipotle burrito!

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92 Floey March 22, 2012 at 6:21 am

I love ground beef in pasta sauce or on a hamburger :)

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93 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy March 22, 2012 at 6:29 am

My fiance would love it if I won this cookbook, He’s concerned that we’ll never eat beef once we’re married since I don’t eat it that often :). I do like beef tacos!
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94 Kayla March 22, 2012 at 6:31 am

I love a good old hamburger (without the bun) or a meat sauce topped over steam broccoli and caulilower…
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95 Shalani March 22, 2012 at 6:59 am

I’m craving for hamburgers….cant wait to eat…Its so mouth watering…Thanks for sharing it
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96 Cassie March 22, 2012 at 7:20 am

I usually buy lean ground beef and make a really great chili! It tastes amazing and is good for you too!

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97 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope March 22, 2012 at 7:59 am

I love using ground beef to make my mom’s recipe for meatballs. So good :)
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98 danielle March 22, 2012 at 8:21 am

Nothing is like a burger with a crab cake on top!

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99 Jean March 22, 2012 at 8:26 am

I love using thin sliced lean beef to make a healthy steak and cheese sandwich.

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100 Katie March 22, 2012 at 8:32 am

I use ground beef to make hamburger soup–tons of veggies, some delicious spices, and some beef in broth and red wine!
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101 christy March 22, 2012 at 8:35 am

Taco night or meatloaf… sometimes with meatloaf I do a mix of the beef and 99% fat free ground turkey, still lots of beef flavor but I feel less guilty!

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102 Kristina March 22, 2012 at 8:44 am

Tacos or burgers….although I also love slow cooker beef stew with tons of veggies! I guess its a three-way tie! :D
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103 Brianne March 22, 2012 at 8:49 am

I love to make beef, chicken and veggie Kabob’s every summer :) Its not enough to be meat overload but its def. enough to satisfy a meat craving. I marinate them in tastefully simple sauces (i tend to mix it up) then we grill them or if its raining i bake them in the oven. Still tasty either way!

I am always looking for a new cookbook to try new things!

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104 Sarah J March 22, 2012 at 8:52 am

Steak Fajitas for sure!
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105 Karen March 22, 2012 at 9:13 am

I love Flank steak to make fajitas..it is so lean and yummy and if you cook it just right and slice it thin enough it’s fantastic!

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106 Linda March 22, 2012 at 9:17 am

I am pretty new to cooking healthy but we swear by our grill and last night was the BEST burger night ever! (We only buy ground meat from Fresh Market where I can see them grind it).

I LOVE marinated Flank Steak that they sell at Fresh Market and on a warm night we toss that on the grill with a wonderful side of freshly steamed veggies. So much flavor!

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107 Jill March 22, 2012 at 9:31 am

Nothing beats a good steak cooked on the grill to me.

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108 Tiina March 22, 2012 at 9:34 am

I looooove cheeseburgers… especially when my man makes them :)

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109 Kristin March 22, 2012 at 9:34 am

Love lean ground meat in meatloaf, burgers, and tacos! Always make a quick dinner too.

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110 Sarah March 22, 2012 at 9:39 am

Sometimes nothing beats a ground beef taco like I used to have as a kid!

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111 Sarah March 22, 2012 at 9:40 am
112 Coco March 22, 2012 at 9:42 am

Shredded beef tacos! YUM
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113 Jessica March 22, 2012 at 10:04 am

I don’t generally crave red met (I don’t like steak at all — in any form), but i do crave perfectly grilled burgers — especially when the weather starts to warm up, like it is now in upstate NY!!!!

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114 tracy pennebaker March 22, 2012 at 10:07 am

There are so many great ways to enjoy lean beef. I like to use lean ground beef in mexican dishes and a sirloin in a spinach, steak, and strawberry salad.

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115 Laine March 22, 2012 at 10:13 am

my favorite way to enjoy lean beef is in my homemade tacos! ole!
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116 Jessica March 22, 2012 at 10:16 am

Healthy meatloaf… especially Katie Lee (Joel)’s MeatLoaf (Man Loaf) – http://www.oprah.com/food/Katie-Joels-Meat-Loaf
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117 Natalie March 22, 2012 at 10:25 am

I love making tacos!

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118 Sadie March 22, 2012 at 10:30 am

As grilling season begins…burgers taste awesome!

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119 Marion March 22, 2012 at 10:32 am

I love lean ground beef in a big taco salad!!

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120 Destiny Ervin March 22, 2012 at 10:34 am

I love making fijtas with a lean steak! So good with red and green peppers, seasoning and some guac on top!

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121 Renee March 22, 2012 at 10:42 am

I love to make steak fajitas with lean beef.
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122 Stacy March 22, 2012 at 10:57 am

I love beef for tacos!

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123 Amanda March 22, 2012 at 10:59 am

My go-tos are spaghetti, tacos (shredded chicken variety gets a lot of love at my house too), meatloaf (it’s good, I promise!) and chili.

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124 Nicole S March 22, 2012 at 11:01 am

I found a recipe for BBQ meatloaf from PBfingers that I love!

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125 Juju@GetFitwithJuju March 22, 2012 at 11:02 am

Love using beef in chili!! YUMMY :)
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126 Kristin March 22, 2012 at 11:30 am

well to be honest i’ve only used beef to cook tacos so this cookbook would come in great use

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127 Alyssa @ Don't Look Down March 22, 2012 at 11:31 am

This cookbook would be great for me because although I am not a huge fan of beef, my boyfriend is a meat-lover! Since I live alone I don’t cook beef very often because the thought of eating a whole pound of beef by myself in a week makes me uneasy, but when the boyfriend is visiting I will usually cook a heartier meal for him.
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128 Brigitt March 22, 2012 at 11:37 am

In stuffed peppers!

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129 Amanda March 22, 2012 at 11:44 am

Definitely in my winter chili! It is so good and I can’t wait for it to get cold again so I can make it!

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130 Lindsay @ biking before bed March 22, 2012 at 11:45 am

Stir fries and lasagna are some of my favorites.
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131 Lauren March 22, 2012 at 11:54 am

I really love making my mom’s homemade spaghetti meat sauce…it is just soooo good!

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132 Lauren March 22, 2012 at 11:59 am

I love simply grilling it and serving it over an awesome salad!

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133 Jessie @RunforFroYo March 22, 2012 at 12:09 pm

yum! I love beef as burgers, spaghetti, or TACOS! Your burger looks amaze!
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134 Callie March 22, 2012 at 12:19 pm

I love beef! Burgers, steak, meatballs for homemade spaghetti! Yum! My husband could eat chicken every night…maybe some new recipes could persuade him to eat more beef with me! :)

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135 Lauren @ Call Me Mrs. Rapp March 22, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Beef makes the best burgers and meatballs! Plus I used some lean ground beef to make Honey BBQ Blue Cheese Mini Meat Loaves last night. Given that they’re based on my hubby’s favorite burgers I make, he LOVED them!
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136 Nicole W. March 22, 2012 at 12:42 pm

I like my lean ground beef has a hamburger on the grill. Nothing like a good hamburger in the hot days of summer.
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137 Lindsay March 22, 2012 at 12:42 pm

I love taco soup and tacos! Also can’t beat a great cut of meat on the grill. Love this time of year so we can grill out and enjoy friends and family and this great weather. We only have a limited amount of beautiful outside weather in Texas.

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138 Cellabella March 22, 2012 at 12:47 pm

I like marinating a lean cut of beef overnight in a sweet and savory marinade and then grilling it the next day accompanied by rice and whatever veggies are fresh at the market!

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139 Crystal C. March 22, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Wow this is a hard question to answer. I love beef and use it in so many recipes. Since I just had it recently for dinner and it turned out great I am going to say chili colorado with homemade flour and corn tortillas! But with beef posibilities are endless!

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140 Laura March 22, 2012 at 12:50 pm

I like making beef in the slow cooker. I then shred the beef and serve on toasted buns.

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141 Mb March 22, 2012 at 12:59 pm

burgers!

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142 Shaunna Ulrick March 22, 2012 at 1:11 pm

We grill as much as possible in the summer….burgers with yummy mix ins! :)

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143 Janelle March 22, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Mmmmm…beef. Just changed my diet in January Paleo and haven’t felt better! I eat beef several times a week and I love throwing a steak in a marinade and bbqing it.

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144 Carly March 22, 2012 at 1:37 pm

I’m not a huge ground beef gal, but, man, do I LOVE a good medium-rare steak! Preferably, with a baked sweet potato and a side of garlic asparagus. Mmm…. I’m now ready for lunch and it’s only 10:30 on the west coast! :-/

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145 Leah @ http://deleahlicious.wordpress.com/ March 22, 2012 at 1:51 pm

I like to eat lean beef cooked on the grill and topped with sauteed mushrooms and Gorgonzola cheese. YUM!
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146 tisha March 22, 2012 at 2:16 pm

A burger on the grill is good every now and then.

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147 Chelsea @ Chelsea's Health March 22, 2012 at 2:36 pm

I love making beef tacos at home! Another fave of our is meatloaf… but you cook it on the BBQ instead of in the oven! You can put so many good things in meatloaf like spinach and mushrooms.
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148 Chelsea @ Chelsea's Health March 22, 2012 at 2:38 pm

You could also make this with beef instead of broccoli.
http://chelseashealth.blogspot.com/2011/11/broccoli-cheese-bread.html

This is our fave recipe for tailgating or game days!
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149 Karleen March 22, 2012 at 4:54 pm

I love a simple, lean beef burger on the bbq!! Add a little garlic and seasonings and toasted 100cal sandwich thin w/ healthy condiments, and you got yourself a delicious guilt-free burger!!

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150 Erin March 22, 2012 at 5:17 pm

I love marinating flank steak in garlic, fresh ginger, soy sauce and lime juice and then grillinb it. Its so flavorful and tender!

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151 Diana March 22, 2012 at 7:18 pm

I love barbecued cheeseburgers! They’re so much better at home!

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152 Brenda March 22, 2012 at 8:46 pm

tacos! or stuffed peppers!

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153 Kelley March 22, 2012 at 8:57 pm

lean beef for tacos= AMAZING :)

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154 Amanda March 22, 2012 at 9:45 pm

A juicy grilled burger, bacon wrapped meatloaf, or in any form of mexican food. I can’t choose!!

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155 Annie March 22, 2012 at 9:50 pm

I love love love, making taco meat and throwing all the fixin’s over a big ol’ bowl of fresh romaine….YUM :-)

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156 Miranda @ Biting Life March 22, 2012 at 10:50 pm

I just made this awesome recipe using beef (it was actually the first time I ever cooked beef) for my boyfriend’s birthday. It was Orange Beef. See the recipe here: http://bitinglife.com/2012/01/22/orange-beef/
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157 Karina March 22, 2012 at 11:26 pm

Burgers all the way!

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158 Danielle Gardner March 23, 2012 at 12:13 am

This is one of my go to recipes for beef. This recipes is so simple and my husband absolutely loves it!! Here is the link: http://www.emilybites.com/2011/08/taco-cupcakes.html

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159 Julie March 23, 2012 at 9:18 am

Fajitas! I used to stay away from it too, but I eat it in moderation now for the iron.

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