In a rush? Want to do better than the big chain taco restaurant — and almost as fast? Fast recipes for ground beef are your answer. Is this not speaking to you? Then you aren’t one of the 94% of Americans who say they sometimes or often eat ground beef, according to the beefitswhatsfordinner — the beef industry’s promotional site. 94 percent — that’s almost everybody. Just saying the name of the Beef It’s What’s For Dinner site conjures up some good Rodeo music in most people’s minds. Those were great commercials.
Here’s the swift and friendly way to get your kitchen smelling good — and kids eating happily. Grab a pound or so of ground beef — preferably the 93% lean (it’ll cook faster and better). Put your frying pan (the bigger the better) on the stove, turn the heat to a little above medium. (Most recipes call for medium heat but we say sauté that beef hot! Make it sizzle!) Once the pan is hot, put the beef in. Leave it packed, just the way it comes. As the ground beef heats, break it up with a spatula or wooden spoon. Then add a bit of salsa at the 6-minute mark. At 7 minutes, really stir and fire the heat a little higher. At the 8-minute mark, you and the ground beef are done. Wrap in tortillas. Chop some crisp iceberg lettuce and add it in if you want. DONE. Perfect fast cooking lean beef recipe.