Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Hamburger Chowder

Ingredients
1 lb Ground Beef (3lb Package is what I use start for multiple meal prep.)
1 Chopped Onion (2-3 Medium Onions is what I use start for multiple meal prep.)
1 Can Corn
1 Can Green Beans
2 Cups Beef Broth
2-3 Tbs. Flour
4 Tbs. Butter
1 Cup Milk (or Lactaid or Milk Substitute)
1-2 Tbs. Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp. Seasoned Salt
Salt/Pepper to Taste
Worcestershire Sauce to Taste (About a table spoon)
Basil to Taste (About a teaspoon)
I like to do as much meal prep at the beginning of the week as possible, so, by mid week, I need to do very little.  I buy 3 lb packages of ground beef. I chop my onions. I brown the ground beef with the onions until all are fully cooked. Then, I drain off they extra grease.
Then, I take about a third of the browned meat and onion to do this recipe. The rest, I use for tacos, chili, spaghetti sauce, and other recipes. I store it in the fridge for the week or freeze it for later.

After my ground beef and onion are drained, I put them back in my pan. I drain my corn and green beans and add them to the beef and onion. Then, I add the butter to melt with it. I put in the flour. The average time flour takes to cook is about 10 minutes. I give it a 2 or 3 minute start. Then, I pour in the beef broth. I let it heat up to a simmer. I let it simmer for about 4-6 minutes, helping the flour cook through. While it's simmering, I add my garlic powder, to taste. I like A LOT of garlic. I also add a little bit of salt and a lot of pepper. Always feel free to experiment! I add things like basil (fresh or dried chopped), seasoned salt,  and Worcestershire says to it also to taste.
After it has simmered for 4-6 minutes, I add the milk. I let the come up to a simmer also.
These is a pretty easy meal for a week night, especially if the ground beef is already cooked.
My husband really likes this meal.
Other vegetables would really go well in this dish! Carrots, potatoes, and celery would also work in this dish.
I served this with Rye Bread and butter. It was delicious! 

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