Ground Beef

Good-for-you ground beef is perfect for families in the fast lane. Forever flexible, ground beef can be pan-fried for meat sauces and casseroles or shaped into burgers, meatballs and more family favourites.

Ground Beef Type Best Use
Ground Sirloin, Ground Round and Ground Chuck All lean or extra lean, these varieties have unique beef flavour, depending on the cut used. Use in recipes where beef flavour is the feature.
Extra Lean Great for flavour packed recipes that you don’t drain after cooking. Use in meatloaf or cabbage rolls.
Lean Canada’s No. 1 grind is a good all-purpose choice. Use in all kinds of ground beef recipes.
Medium and Regular Use for grilling, broiling or pan-frying. When pan-frying, brown and drain to reduce fat before adding into your recipe. Use Medium in burgers and meatballs, and Regular or Medium in pasta sauces and casseroles.

Simply Cooked Ground Beef

  1. Cook ground beef in non-stick skillet over medium-high heat for 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into small chunks with back of spoon or potato masher while cooking. Cook thoroughly and until browned.
  2. Drain.
  3. Add to pasta sauce, chili, casseroles, taco and soup recipes, seasoning to taste.

Always cook ground beef thoroughly – never eat ground beef rare.

Source: Canada Beef Inc.