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Italian Seasoned Ground Beef

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I was watching Food Network again last week, and a crazy food truck in Los Angeles was serving Meat Lover’s Pizza Rolls. Surprise, surprise, I was intrigued!! It sounded pretty basic, so I bought all of the ingredients and started making my standard Italian Seasoned Ground Beef that I use as a calzone filling…..and then I started to put them together…..

Italian Seasoned Ground Beef in a large, oval blue bowl sitting on a striped napkin

and immediately realized that this recipe was not going to work as planned. He wrapped his pizza rolls in spring roll wrappers and deep fried them. Okay, easy enough. Guess what, there are different versions of spring roll wrappers!!! I bought the clear, rice paper type {the only type that they sell at the grocery store}, apparently what I actually need is closer to a large won ton wrapper.

If it had not been 4:00 in the afternoon, I would have made pizza dough and turned the filling into calzones…..which I will do if I cannot find won ton wrappers. So instead, I have decided to share this delicious Italian Seasoned Ground Beef with you in preparation of the deliciousness to come. 😉

How to make Italian Seasoned Ground Beef:

This is so simple to make, simply heat olive oil in a large skillet over Medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook until softened, about 4 minutes. Add the minced garlic…..

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stir and cook for one additional minute. Add the ground beef and Italian sausage, stir and chop the meat into smaller pieces…..

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Grass-fed beef is a crazy, deep pink color. Cook until no longer pink and add the chopped Italian parsley…..

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To be honest, I didn’t even measure. I just tossed in a handful. 😉  Stir together, season with salt and pepper to taste, and and serve however you choose…..

Italian Seasoned Ground Beef in a large, blue bowl sitting on a striped napkin

Super easy, ready in less than 30 minutes, and full of flavor.

Yes, you can add basil and oregano, but this basic version is used as a base in other recipes so simplicity works.

More Italian beef recipes:

Enjoy!!

Italian Seasoned Ground Beef in a large, blue bowl sitting on a striped napkin

Italian Seasoned Ground Beef

Italian Seasoned Ground Beef - the perfect filling for calzones, or base for meat sauce.
3 from 2 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: beef, ground, garlic, recipe, season, filling
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 292kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • ¾ cups chopped yellow onion
  • 2 large cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound ground beef grass-fed
  • ¾ cups Italian sausage
  • ¼ cup chopped, Italian parsley

Instructions

  • Heat oil over Medium heat in a large skillet.
  • Add the onion and cook until softened, about 4 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook for one additional minute.
  • Add the ground beef and Italian sausage. Chop meat into small pieces and cook until no longer pink.
  • Add the Italian parsley, stir to combine.
  • Use as a filling for calzones, egg rolls, or as the base for meat sauce.

Notes

Yes you can add basil and oregano, but this basic version is used as a base in other recipes so simplicity works.

Nutrition

Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 282mg | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1.8mg

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6 Comments

  1. Not sure where to get the grass fed beef, but it looks so good. It’s hard to find good meat! If you want to be healthy, you could just spoon this into lettuce cups with a little dipping sauce:) YUM!

    1. I buy it at Hy-Vee, our local grocery store. Once the Farmer’s Markets start up again, I can buy it from local farmer instead. 🙂 I am loving your lettuce cup suggestion Seana, that sounds delicious!!

  2. This meat would be a huge hit here at my house whether it be stuffed in pizza rolls or taco shells — no matter! Looks delicious! 🙂

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