How to cook ground beef
A foolproof method of cooking ground beef that results in browned coloring and juicy meat.
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large stainless steel skillet
spatula or wooden spoon
Pre-heat a large skillet over medium heat for 3-5 minutes.
Pat dry the thawed raw ground beef with a paper towel or tea towel to remove excess moisture.
Add beef to the hot sauté pan and spread out using a spatula or wooden spoon. Break into large pieces.
Leave alone for several minutes until it has developed a nice brown crust.
Season meat with a little salt and pepper.
Flip over beef using a spatula and continue breaking into smaller pieces, scraping up bits off of skillet if necessary.
Continue to brown for a few more minutes until all pieces are no longer pink and have developed a nice golden color.
Drain any excess fat and use your cooked ground beef in your favorite recipe.
If your meat is super lean, you may need a little oil in the pan to encourage browning. I never find it necessary though even with fairly lean meat as long as your skillet is hot.