I’m always looking for things to do with ground beef or ground venison, and this recipe from More with Less caught my eye. I’m a huge fan of spices, and this went together quickly.
You’ll want to add this to your ground beef recipes collection for sure! And remember, ground venison can be substituted for ground beef, or you can use a combination.
- 3 Tbsp butter
- 1 cup onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced (I substituted 1 cup of chopped ramps for the onion and garlic)
- 1 pound ground beef or ground venison
- 1 Tbsp curry powder
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- one dash each of pepper, cinnamon, ginger, and turmeric
- 2 cups cooked tomatoes (I cheated and used one can, drained)
- 2 potatoes, diced
- 2 cups frozen peas or green beans (I used one can, drained, here too)
- rice for serving (I used a lentil/brown rice mixture, but basmati would have been better had I had some on hand)
- Saute the butter, garlic, and onion.
- Add beef and brown well.
- Stir in spices, cover, and simmer for 25 minutes. Serve over rice.
I can always tell when DH likes something because he goes back for seconds, or more, and there are no leftovers. I thought the ramps were delicious in this, and at first I thought I used a bit too large of “dashes” but once I mixed it with the rice it was fine. In the summer I would naturally use fresh vegetables, but canned worked just fine here.