Ground beef- it’s not ribeye, but it’s amazing! Start dressing up this staple that gets a reputation for being boring and you’ll find yourself reaching for it even if you have ribeye in your freezer!

Ground beef is a favorite among families, as it’s easy for little mouths to chew, not to mention budget friendly! 

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Ground beef also lends itself super well to meal prep, which is a favorite for busy people everywhere, or even not busy people who just don’t enjoy cleaning up grease splatters each meal ;)

Ground Beef Instant Pot Meal Prep

To meal prep in the Instant pot or Stock pot, pre-heat to high heat in the Instant Pot using the Saute function, or medium-high heat in a big stock pot on the stovetop. 

5 lbs ground beef fits in the 6-quart Instant Pot well and can be used for many meals for one person, and one or two for a family of 4 or 5.  Add  1/2 teaspoon sea salt per pound.

ReadInstant Pot and the GAPS or SCD Diets

To cook, use the saute feature on Instant Pot, and high heat. Scrape up form the bottom with a big wooden spatula with a flat edge.

Store pre-cooked ground beef in glass containers, I like these containers by Pyrex/Snapware.

To eat pre-cooked ground beef

Ground beef is a nutrient-dense insurance against pricey and nutrient-void dinners out. It’s fast to re-heat from frozen or thawed.

Carnivore Diet:

The carnivore diet includes all animal foods and no plants.  Meal prepping can result in flops on the carnivore diet; Pre-cooked eggs become rubbery, pre-cooked steak gets tough when re-heated.  But ground beef lends itself fantastically to re-heating! Just microwave (yes, I use that!) or sauté in some butter, bacon grease, or beef tallow, and you’re good to go!

  • Add salt to taste 
  • Mix with cream cheese… yum! So filling and good
  • Add an egg, over easy or poached, with a nice runny yolk. 
  • Fry bacon, and then mix in ground beef to reheat
  • Add butter, no, not a polite amount of butter, go ahead and add butter like you mean it
  • Add to pork rind nachos
  • Surf and Turf
  • Add homemade stock for soup.

GAPS and Keto, nutrient-dense meals: 

Pre-ground beef is the busy cook’s shortcut to meals made in a flash.  All of the recipes below are just as delicious with meal-prepped ground beef!

Ground beef isn’t boring, is it? No way! 

keto bacon cheeseburger casserole with one serving taken out shows the layers of cheese, meat, and bacon

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