Burgers, once a lonely piece of ground-round on bread, have come a long way from their boring ancestors. They now stand as a canvas for culinary creativity, allowing us to pile on an array of flavors and textures limited only by your imagination and ingredients in your fridge. Whether you're grilling in your backyard or ordering from a sleek city joint, the right toppings can turn a good burger into an experience. And, while we wholeheartedly believe it is the beef that makes the burger, a zealous topping attempt always has us drooling, so here's our list of the top 10 burger toppings that will have your taste buds dancing with joy!
Top 10 Burger Toppings
1. Classic Cheese.
Let's kick off this list with the ultimate crowd-pleaser – cheese! Melty, gooey, and undeniably delicious, a slice of your favorite cheese on a hot off the grill burger is pure comfort. Cheddar brings a sharpness, American cheese stays delightfully creamy, and Swiss adds a nutty flavor. And what about the tangy punch from blue cheese? Whatever your preference, cheese is the perfect companion for any burger.
2. Crispy Bacon.
Bacon makes everything better, and when it meets a burger, the delicious factor goes through the roof. Its smoky, fatty, salty flavor pairs exquisitely with beef. Opt for crispy bacon to contrast the softer textures of the patty and other toppings. It's a texture match made in heaven, adding crunch to every bite.
3. Fresh Lettuce.
Lettuce is the unsung hero of burger toppings, providing a refreshing crunch and a cool contrast to the heat of the patty. Iceberg is usually the go-to for its super crisp, juicy crunch. Its ability to act as a cooling agent in the burger's flavor profile is not to be underestimated, especially on a particularly hot and sunny day. Some people like their burger lettuce so much, they forgo the bun all together and opt for this crunchy delight instead, which is low carb and diet-friendly.
4. Juicy Tomatoes.
Fresh tomatoes bring a juicy, tangy burst to your burger, and it's an absolute must-have. A couple of slices can balance the richness of the meat and the savory flavors of the other toppings. Opt for a ripe, beefsteak variety for the best flavor; the leaner the fruit, the better it will hold up against the warm patty while contributing to a refreshing, juicy burger element.
5. Flavorful Pickles.
The beauty of pickles is their transformation of an ordinary burger into a zesty, lively experience. Their tangy, briny crunch contrasts the softness of the bun and the meat perfectly, ensuring every bite has a little kick. Bread and butter, dill, or even spicy pickles – the choice can range from traditional to adventurous.
6. Tangy Onions.
Raw, grilled, or caramelized, onions bring a bold, sweet flavor that complements the beef like nobody's business. Red onions are the champion for that mild crunch and vibrant color, which not only work wonders for your taste buds but also for the burger's Instagram appeal.
7. Creamy Avocado.
Avocado adds a smooth creaminess that's a delightful change from the usual cheese slices. Its rich flavor and texture bring a certain luxury to the burger experience. Guacamole or a simple mash with a hint of lime juice can also make for a deliciously creamy alternative to the expected toppings.
8. Spicy Jalapeños.
For those who like it hot, jalapeños are the go-to burger topping. Their mild to moderate heat level gives just the right amount of kick without overwhelming the other flavors. Sliced or pickled, they add an exciting element that can jazz up even the plainest burger.
9. Earthy Mushrooms.
A pile of tender, sautéed mushrooms atop a burger creates a savory umami bomb that is out of this world. Button, cremini, or portobello – each variety brings its unique depth of flavor. You might find that this combination becomes your new burger regular.
10. Gooey Fried Egg.
Last but not least, the fried egg – an unorthodox yet satisfying addition to any burger. Once that runny yolk meets the rest of the ingredients, it creates a luscious, rich sauce that elevates the whole burger to an indulgent level. The combination of a juicy patty with a creamy egg yolk is an absolute winner.
The real beauty of burger toppings is their versatility. Don't be afraid to mix and match – a dollop of guac here, a slice of pineapple there. The ultimate burger experience comes from personalizing it to your taste. Next time you're building your burger, take cues from this list or create your own masterpiece with toppings that turn a great burger into a sensation.
For those of us with steak taste on a burger budget, listen up! This is where Steakhouse Elite burgers come in, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the taste of top-quality beef without compromising your budget. Our burgers have a premium texture and taste, filling you up and leaving you satisfied without breaking the budget, and making our burgers an easily protein substitute as the star of your meal--in fact, we did ourselves for less than $7.50 person for a home-cooked, filling, delicious and satisfying meal and we will tell you how! But first, let's talk about how you can "sizzle and save" with a few tips that can be used at the grocery store or in your Instacart to save money and cut down on food costs for your family.
How to Save Money on Meal Expenses with Steakhouse Elite Burgers
Easily Feed a Crowd: Burgers make for an easy and crowd-pleasing meal option. When you have a big family or friends over for a BBQ, making individual steaks for everyone can add up quickly. But with Steakhouse Elite burgers, you can buy them in bulk to easily feed everyone at a much friendlier cost. Serve them up with a variety of toppings and buns to create a DIY burger bar, and voila, dinner is served!
Create New Recipes: Burgers may be a staple, but they don’t have to be boring. Steakhouse Elite burgers give you the chance to think beyond the regular ketchup-mustard-relish toppings and create flavorful patties that take your taste buds on a ride. Mix in some sautéed onions, add your favorite cheese, and maybe even top it all off with an egg for some extra sizzle (see below for our $30 meal for four idea!). The possibilities are endless!
Think Beyond the Bun: As tasty as a bun can be, there are other options out there that do a fantastic job of enhancing the flavor of your burger. Using lettuce wraps instead of buns, for example, is an affordable and low-calorie way to enjoy your burgers. You can also try adding your favorite condiments and toppings to a pepper or tomato slice for an unexpected twist on a classic dish. Or, if you really want to shake things up, make a burger the protein on your favorite salad.
Meal Prep Like a Pro: Meal prepping can be nerve-wracking but it doesn’t have to be. Using Steakhouse Elite burgers as the base of your meal prep will save you money and time on your weekly meals. You can season and cook the burgers in bulk then portion them out for easy-to-grab meals throughout the week. Adding in some roasted veggies, sweet potatoes, or cauliflower rice alongside your burgers makes a well-balanced and budget-friendly meal.
Get Creative on a Budget: Burgers aren’t just for dinner. You can enjoy them for breakfast, too! A breakfast sandwich made with a Steakhouse Elite burger, a fried egg, and some cheese can make your morning much more delightful without breaking your bank. You can also try adding some cooked or even grated potato to create a hearty burger that is both tasty and budget-friendly.
An Instacart Steakhouse Elite Dinner for Four for $30
Now that we've shared some cost-saving tips for using Steakhouse Elite burgers in your family meals, let's share an example of how to apply these ideas to your Instacart. We did our version of a Prime Rib Burger and Potato Meal and spent only $7.50 per person.
What you'll need:
Steakhouse Elite premium burger four-pack
Sesame burger buns
Creamy horseradish sauce
One yellow onion
Sliced baby Bella mushrooms
How to do it:
Start with an order of your favorite four-pack of SteakhouseElite pre-pressed premium beef burgers (psst...our Burgers with Prime Rib are a great place to start!).
Pop two large potatoes in the microwave or air fryer on high for approximately five minutes. Heat your pan or grill and cook your burgers on med-high for four minutes on each side. While burgers are cooking, saute sliced onions and mushrooms in olive oil or butter (garlic optional for extra kick!). After turning your burger, melt Swiss cheese placing atop the burger in the last minute of cooking.
Your potatoes and burgers should be done about the same time, so plate up one cut-half of potato on each plate. Top with onion/mushroom mixture. Place cheesy burger patty atop the bottom bun, add onion/mushroom mixture, and coat top bun generously with creamy horseradish.
There you have it! A delicious, easy, creative and home-cooked meal for four for just $30! Savor this flavor of an entire steakhouse-quality meal for at the cost of a single steak--it's steak taste on a burger budget! So sizzle, and save, with Steakhouse Elite premium beef and these cost-saving meal planning tips!
Who doesn’t love biting into a juicy, flavorful burger? It’s a classic American meal and a go-to for many celebrations. But have you ever wondered how to take your burger to the next level? Look no further than Steakhouse Elite premium beef. With our high-quality, Kobe-crafted beef, you can elevate your burger game and impress all your guests.
Why Steakhouse Elite? A next-level burger experience requires the benefits of using premium beef. Couple the taste and flavor of Kobe-crafted beef with stellar prep and cooking tips and the result is a perfect next-level burger.
Why Choose Steakhouse Elite Premium Beef?
When it comes to making the perfect burger, using high-quality beef makes all the difference. Steakhouse Elite offers meticulously crafted, USDA-certified beef with no additives or fillers. Our cattle are carefully raised on US pastures and humanely treated, resulting in flavorful and tender meat. Plus, our beef comes in a variety of different selections to savor depending on your personal preferences--from grass fed, to Kobe-crafted with Brisket, to Kobe-crafted with Prime Rib. This means you get premium beef with your favorite beef qualities in a juicier, more flavorful burger.
Tips for Making the Perfect Burger
While beef selection is a major part of creating a mouth-watering, juicy burger, there are also some techniques to ensure the best possible burger.
Don't overcook the beef. Beef is made to be tender, and over-cooking it with create more density. The perfect burger is considered to be medium rare, which can be accomplished with only four minutes on each side at medium-high heat.
Don’t overwork the meat. This can lead to a tough, dry burger. Gently form the ground beef into patties and avoid pressing down on the burgers while cooking. Our burgers are specially shaped to maximize juiciness upon cooking, with almost a "puffed up" middle for burger perfection--no extra turning and pressing required!
Let the burgers rest. Allow the burgers to rest for a few minutes after cooking to keep the juices inside and result in a juicier burger.
Elevate Your Burger with Toppings and Condiments
Once you’ve cooked your burgers to perfection, it’s time to add your favorite toppings and condiments such as:
- Classic toppings: Lettuce, tomato, pickle and onion.
- Cheese: American, cheddar, Swiss, blue cheese or even brie or pimento for a new experience.
- Condiments: Ketchup, mustard, mayo, barbecue sauce, sriracha, burger spread or truffle mayo.
- Unique toppings: Try avocado, bacon, pulled pork, fried egg, mushrooms, jalapeno or caramelized onions.
Next Level Serving Suggestions
To truly elevate your burger game, consider serving your burgers in a unique way like using Brioche buns or pretzel buns add an extra dimension of flavor, quartering your burgers to create sliders for a fun and interactive way to serve a crowd, or really elevate the burger making experience with a toppings bar to allow guests to customize their own burgers to their taste and dietary needs.
With Steakhouse Elite premium beef, you can take your burger to the next level and impress all your guests. Remember to choose high-quality beef in your favorite variety, cook with tips for the juiciest burger possible, and add your favorite toppings and condiments. With Steakhouse Elite Kobe-crafted beef, it's easy to elevate your burger experience! Find it at a store near you: Where to Buy Steakhouse Elite
What can we say? We're burger addicts. So just because the weather changes and the grill is covered in frost, doesn't mean we are willing to give up our Kobe-Crafted burger habit.
So when we want to enjoy a juicy, delicious burger but can't bear the thought of braving the icy outdoors, we do what desperate times require: we use our oven!
Winter food doesn't have to be boring, and burgers are the perfect comfort food to battle the cold, it just requires a small adjustment. Don't let the lack of a grill or warm weather keep you from enjoying your favorite food. When you opt for the tasty, perfectly-textured Steakhouse Elite burger, even an oven burger can be extraordinary!
How to Cook a Burger in the Oven
1. Preheat the Oven
The first step in cooking the perfect burger is to preheat your oven to 375°F. While the oven heats up, line a baking tray with parchment paper. This will prevent the burgers from sticking and make for easy clean-up.
2. Prepare the Patties--or Buy Ours!
Next, make the patties. Mix in salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic, and any other seasonings of your choice to your ground beef. Shape the beef into patties of even size. When shaping the patties, be careful not to overwork the beef as this causes tough burgers. Don't feel like bothering with all that? Pick up a four-pack of Steakhouse Elite, and the burger pressing is done for you!
3. Cook It Up
Get the patties onto the prepared baking tray and place them in the oven. Bake for 10-12 minutes, then flip the patties so that they cook evenly. As oven temperatures can vary, use a meat thermometer to determine the burgers' doneness. An internal temperature of 160°F indicates a well-done burger.
4. Add the Cheese.
For an extra treat, add a slice of cheese to the burgers during the final moments of baking. Cheddar and Swiss cheese work perfectly for this dish, but feel free to get creative with toppings.
5. Toast the Buns
While the burgers are cooking, you have time to toast the buns. Slice your burger buns in half and put them in the oven alongside the burgers. Be sure to keep an eye on them so they don't burn. Extra points for buttering the buns before toasting!
Don't let the wintery weather keep you from your burger addiction. With just a few modifications (no mittens and hats required), you can have a satisfying meal ready in no time by putting your Steakhouse Elite Kobe-Crafted pre-pressed burgers in the oven (find them at your local grocer).
Where can you go where you: can be part of the live action, celebrate with your community, wear costumes, and act like you’re 21 all over again? Why, tailgating, where else!
Tailgating has become part of the American weekend culture from August until February. Not only doe professional sports teams get in on the action, but NCAA football teams all around the U.S. have become the venue space to accommodate excitable tailgaters.
So, why, you may ask, do people love to get out the BBQ’s, face paint, and ice chests so much? We asked some seasoned tailgaters and here’s what they said:
• It’s fun
• You feel like part of the “team” by participating in the action
• You get to engage with other fans on game day
• The other fans boost your enthusiasm
• It’s a great way to unite with college friends once you’ve graduated
• Every tailgate has different games, foods, and drinks to try
• It’s a kick to see all the face tattoos, face paint, jerseys, and fan get-ups
• Many radio stations and sponsors give away free fan swag
• It’s family-friendly with activities and games for any age of game-goer
• The food is tasty, unique, and delicious!
So, tailgating is really about the food (just add game day gear, beverages, and games). But even if you can’t make it to the stadium, you can re-create the tailgating fun right at home with delicious food, fun games, and good company.
Whether you are opting to drive in and pull the tailgate down, or just cozy up on your own couch on game day, try these crowd-pleasing tailgating recipes and make your game day something special! And remember, with Steakhouse Elite pre-pressed, quality beef patties available in four-packs from your grocer, you can have your burgers ready in four minutes on each side, so you never have to miss a tailgating moment!
Take a twist on the classics: MAPLE-BACON BEER BURGER
Make ahead and enjoy the game uninterrupted: STEAKHOUSE ELITE CROCKPOT BOLOGNESE
A serve-yourself recipe for a large game day crowd: STEAKHOUSE ELITE GUINNESS SLOPPY JOES
A just-the-basics chili recipe: CHILLY DAY BEEF CHILI
Something to warm you up on a cold game day: BEEFED UP MAC AND CHEESE
A fall-chili remix: PALEO PUMPKIN SPICE CHILI
Some do it in a park. Some do it in the dark. Some do it in the privacy of their own neighborhood. But wherever you do your tailgate, make sure it’s not missing the one thing everyone loves about tailgating…the food! Brought to you by the ready-to-grill burgers of Steakhouse Elite!
Do you ever feel overwhelmed with all the daily tasks you have to take care of, including meal preparation? Are you constantly tempted to make poor food choices because you simply don’t have the time or energy to cook? Well, you’re not alone! Many people struggle with unhealthy eating habits due to their busy lifestyles, especially as we struggle with going back to school and heading into the holiday season. That’s why meal prep has become such a popular trend. Not only does it save time and money, but it also leads to healthier food choices and create less food waste. Not to mention, it also allows you to use quality ingredients like Steakhouse Elite premium beef which tastes way better than an expensive steakhouse burger or restaurant meal, and is healthier and less pricey than to-go or going out food.
Benefits to Meal Prep
Less Food Waste.
Do you ever buy groceries only to end up throwing away unused food because it’s expired or gone bad? Meal prep can help you avoid this problem. Instead of buying groceries for the week without a plan, meal prep involves planning out your meals in advance so you can buy only the ingredients you need and prepare them all at once. And, because most food is packaged in larger quantities, you can use one package for multiple meals. This makes it much easier to avoid food waste and save money in the long run.
It’s easy to fall into the trap of choosing unhealthy food options when you’re in a rush or don’t have time to cook. Meal prep, however, allows you to make ahead nutritious meals and snacks. This way, you always have healthy options on hand and won’t feel tempted to grab something processed and full of unhealthy additives. Plus, by prepping your meals, you can control portion sizes and track your calorie and nutrient intake.
One of the biggest benefits of meal prep is the time it saves. Instead of spending hours cooking each day, you can prepare all your meals at once for the entire week or even month. This can be a real game-changer for busy parents or professionals who are always on the go. You can even enlist the help of family members or roommates to make meal prep a fun and social activity. Add some wine or micro brews and pair them with your meals during meal prep for some added fun.
Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in a food rut, eating the same meals over and over again? With meal prep, the possibilities are endless! You can try new recipes and experiment with different cuisines, spices and flavors, and for an added benefit, explore ingredients in-season which saves money and is socially responsible. This can help keep things interesting and prevent boredom from setting in. Plus, by planning out your meals in advance, you can ensure that you’re getting a variety of different nutrients and food groups.
When you know what you’re eating, it can give you an unprecedented level of confidence. You’ll be sure that whatever you take is real food, like our 100% nothing-but-beef, as opposed to processed food loaded with bad chemicals and possible allergens. You don’t have a choice when eating out, but preparing your meal will let you take charge of the composition of your meals. It gives you a sense of empowerment that can sometimes be hard to find at other times in life.
Meal prep has become an endless trend due to all its benefits. It can save time, reduce food waste, offer healthier choices, provide variety, and even boost your confidence. By prepping your meals, you can achieve healthy eating habits, save time and even start enjoying your time in the kitchen.
Hello, burger lovers! Today we are going to dive into the world of grilling and burgers. If you’re a food lover and want to impress your hungry friends and family with your mad grilling skills, read on! We want to share with you some of our favorite hacks for grilling juicy and delicious burgers like a pro. So light the grill, pull the Steakhouse Elite premium beef out of the fridge and let’s get this barbecue party started with five hacks that will have the entire neighborhood drooling.
1. Choose the right meat (us, we're the right meat!).
The key to juicy burgers is the right meat. You want to choose beef that has a good balance of meat and fat content. Ground chuck is one of the best options for burgers as it has just the right amount of fat that will give flavor and moisture to your burgers. Our Kobe-Crafted, 100% all beef burgers are velvety, yet firm, robust, yet beefy for a perfect burger balance every time in your choice of signature Kobe-Crafted, Angus, Grass Fed, Ribeye or Beef with Brisket. Choose your favorite varietal and no need to add anything--these burgers are crafted to perfection and need nothing more than a little salt and pepper.
2. Prep the grill.
Before you start grilling, you should make sure that your grill is hot enough to cook your burgers. A good rule of thumb is to preheat the grill to a high heat for at least 10-15 minutes. Brush your grill with oil to avoid burgers from sticking and to make them easier to turn once they’re on. By doing this, you will create those fancy grill marks on the burgers that will look great and add more flavor, upping your overall grill game.
3. Form your burgers.
It’s essential to form your burgers properly. Making your burgers too thin might dry them out, and making them too thick might cause them to be too rare in the center. That's why our burgers are pre-pressed to perfection in a 6-ounce portion--so there's no fighting over the largest patty!
4. Cook the burgers.
The most important step in making delicious burgers is cooking them properly. You want to sear each side of your burgers for an initial two minutes on high heat to achieve those grill marks we mentioned earlier. After that, you will want to turn them over and keep cooking them until they reach your desired temperature (approximately 4 minutes on each size for medium-rare--the industry standard). Medium-rare means the center should be around 130°F or 55°C. The more you cook your burgers, the tougher they’ll become, so stick to the medium-rare goal to get that perfect juicy burger.
5. Build your burger.
Now the fun part--the toppings! Customize and build your burger to your liking with an assortment toppings such as lettuce, cheese, bacon, pickles, or onions; or show some real kitchen creativity and experiment with various cheeses, sauces or toppings like pimento, maple bacon, sriracha, jalapenos, fried onions--the sky is the limit when you use Steakhouse Elite because our beef is bold and flavorful enough to top with anything!
Grilling is a skill that, with practice, can be mastered like a top chef. Burgers are a delicious staple of any barbecue party, and with these tips, you’ll be grilling them like a pro in no time. So have fun, experiment with innovative tastes, and enjoy your creations with your friends and family. Happy grilling!
It's hard to imagine a world without burgers - juicy patties, melted cheese, and flavorful toppings all sandwiched between two doughy buns! But have you ever stopped to think about where this beloved creation came from? From humble beginnings to worldwide phenomenon, the burger has certainly come a long way!
The origins of the burger can actually be traced back to ancient times, where minced meat was often combined with spices and shaped into patties. However, it wasn't until the 19th century that the concept of the burger as we know it today started to take shape. During this time, German immigrants brought the dish known as "Hamburg-style" to the United States. These patties were made from ground beef and served between two slices of bread, often with condiments like ketchup and mustard.
As the burger gained popularity in the U.S., it began to evolve and take on new forms. In the 1920s, the legendary White Castle chain was born, serving up small, square burgers affectionately known as "sliders." Meanwhile, in California, the famed In-N-Out Burger opened its doors in the 1940s and introduced the world to "animal-style" burgers, a fan favorite to this day.
Fast forward to the present day, and burgers have become a global food staple. Whether you're craving a classic Big Mac from McDonald's, a gourmet creation from a trendy bistro, or a Kobe-crafted you-grill Steakhouse Elite burger, there's truly a burger for every taste preference.
But why are burgers so universally loved? Part of it has to do with their versatility - you can dress them up or down, add any toppings you like, and make them as simple or complex as you please. The key is really finding beef you love and dressing it to your desire. Burgers are also the ultimate comfort food, bringing a sense of familiarity and satisfaction to any meal.
So there you have it - the history of burgers from their humble beginnings to today's modern varieties. Whether you're a die-hard burger lover or simply enjoy them from time to time, the burger's enduring popularity is a testament to its deliciousness and flexibility. So next time you bite into a juicy patty, take a moment to appreciate the long and fascinating history behind this beloved food which now can be found in restaurants world-wide, at events, or crafted by you and put on your own dinner plate!
How do you know when your burger is done? No, really! It may look, feel and smell done, then you cut it in half and the oozing red from the meat tells you, you were wrong!
The problem is, the majority of people don't know when a burger is actually "done" because they rely on very unreliable methods to detect doneness such as:
The problem is, none of these methods--though oh-so-scientific in nature--will guarantee your burger is done. Underdone and overdone are common results of this ambiguous methodology, and the ONLY way to guarantee the proper cooking of your burger to your liking is using an instant read thermometer (psst...the widely-accepted wellness standard for a burger is medium-rare).
Using a thermometer, the general rule of thumb is to cook ground meats until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the meat reaches your desired temperature, generally between 130 and 160°F. The safest temperature for beef is well done at 160°F. However, the following temperatures are commonly accepted with proper handling for doneness:
Medium: 140°F to 145°F – Slight pink throughout the inside of the burger.
*Medium Rare: 130°F to 135°F – If proper precautions are taken, you can cook and eat at this temperature.
Rare: 120°F to 125°F – You should never cook and eat a burger at this temperature for safety reasons.
Note: Due to the natural nitrate content of certain ingredients sometimes used in burgers such as onions and/or bell peppers, the burger may remain pink even when 160°F internal temperature has been reached, so the color of the alone is a misleading. Yet another reason to consider a thermometer!
In addition to proper detection of doneness, there are a few other considerations when working with raw beef to help avoid cross-contamination:
So poke it, smell it, cut it, taste it--just also check it with a thermometer! This will prevent having to hide the chef's-cut burger and keep your burgers perfectly cooked and safely served.
Didn't think crockpot dinners could be easy, delicious, affordable AND healthy? Well that's a crock pot of beef! If you haven't explored what your Crock-Pot can do for a family meal lately, then you are one of only an estimated 30 percent of people that either don't own one, or you have yet to find a reason to use yours.
Busy moms, working parents, overwhelmed singles and even college students craving a home-cooked meal have found the benefits of slow cooking using their Crock-Pot.
Benefits to Using a Slow Cooker or Crock-Pot:
Even delightfully textured and supple meat like our Steakhouse Elite Kobe-Crafted ground beef can benefit from slow cooking by bringing out the subtle flavors and softer textures of the other ingredients. It's so simple--just add ingredients, set the timer and enjoy a fulfilling, home cooking meal with almost no effort.
One quick look on Instagram or Pinterest can spark the idea wagon for which Crock-Pot recipe you'd like to give a try, but if you're stumped, try this no-fail Steakhouse Elite Crock-Pot Bolognese and see just how delicious and savory slow cooking can be.
Crockpot Bolognese by Steakhouse Elite
2T Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) 1lb Steakhouse Elite Ground Beef 3T Butter
3T Garlic (minced)
1/2C Onion (chopped)
2/3C Celery (chopped)
2/3C Carrot (chopped)
28oz Can of Diced Tomatoes (preferably fire-roasted) 8oz Tomato Paste
Salt, Pepper, Italian Seasoning & Nutmeg (to taste) 1C Cream
1C White Wine
1/4C Parsley (chopped)
1/2C Parmesan (shredded)
Pappardelle Pasta or Spaghetti (or lighten it up with zucchini noodles)
Heat 1T of EVOO in a pan over medium-high heat. Add Steakhouse Elite ground beef and brown. Set aside.
Turn heat on your slow cooker to high and add EVOO and butter. Add garlic, onion, carrots and celery and stir. Add tomatoes, tomato paste and then add the beef. Stir and add your favorite combinations of seasonings (we recommend a heavy dose of salt, pepper, oregano and basil with a touch of red pepper and rosemary). Stir in cream and white wine, parsley (if desired), and parmesan and bring to a boil.
Turn slow cooker temperature to low and simmer for 4 – 8 hours. Serve over Pappardelle Pasta, spaghetti or zucchini noodles.