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Lean Beef Meal Prep in a Hurry

Craving a change in your meal routine? Lean beef could be the savory solution you’ve been looking for! Picture this: juicy burgers on the grill, hearty beef stir-fries sizzling in the pan, or tender slices of beef. With lean beef, you’re not just adding variety to your menu – you’re also packing your plate with goodness that your body will thank you for.

Think about those busy days when you need a meal that’s quick, satisfying, and nutritious. Lean beef steps up to the plate, providing a hefty dose of protein to keep you fueled and ready to tackle whatever comes your way. Whether it’s powering through a hectic workday, kids sports, or crushing your latest workout, lean beef has your back.

But it’s not just about function – it’s about flavor too. There’s something undeniably satisfying about sinking your teeth into a perfectly cooked piece of beef, whether it’s seasoned to perfection or paired with your favorite veggies. It’s comfort food at its finest, bringing warmth and satisfaction to every bite.

And let’s not forget about the versatility of lean beef. From tacos to pasta dishes to hearty salads, there are endless ways to incorporate lean beef into your meals. Plus, it’s a great option for meal prep – cook up a big batch of beef at the beginning of the week, and you’ll have the foundation for delicious meals all week long.

So why not shake things up and give lean beef a try?

This Batch Ground Beef recipe is a staple in our house during the busiest of seasons. I use it to fill quesadillas for an easy lunchbox treat for the kids, to throw together a batch of enchiladas using low carb tortillas, or a quick pasta meal. It helps keep us all on track to meet our protein goals!

Batch Ground Beef

A must for busy seasons!
Prep Time 4 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • 1 Slow Cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 2-4 lbs Heartland Beef Co Prime Ground Beef
  • 2 tbsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Oregano
  • 1 cup Water

Instructions
 

  • Defrost ground beef the night before.
  • Add ground beef, seasonings and water to your crock pot and break beef apart with a spatula.
  • Set slow cooker on high and cook for 4 hours. Every hour stir to break apart the beef.
  • Once finished, drain off any excess water or fat.
  • Allow to cool completely and package up for the fridge for the week. This is so versatile for busy evenings and can be turned into taco meat, thrown in pasta dishes or on top of a salad. It is a weeknight must during our busy seasons!
Keyword Prime Angus Beef

Strip steaks are a great way to work a steak night into your weekly routine while watching your waistline. Serve with a salad or some roasted vegetables for a complete meal! Add a baked potato to meet your carb goals. Sirloin Steak Stir Fry is another complete meal when tracking those precious macros!

Lean Seared Strip Steak

Ingredients
  

  • Heartland Beef Co. Prime Angus Strip Steaks
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Heartland Beef Co. House Rub

Instructions
 

  • Heat a large cast iron skillet or Blackstone griddle to medium heat. Add butter to hot skillet.
  • Season steaks well and sear each side for roughly 4-6 minutes.
  • Cook steaks until at least 130 degrees or to desired doneness. We like ours medium rare/rare.
  • Allow steaks to rest and slice.
  • Serve with roasted vegetables or a salad for a quick and easy lean meal.

Sirloin Steak Stir Fry

Cubed sirloin steak and fresh veggies make for any easy, lean supper.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • Heartland Beef Co. Prime Angus Sirloin Steak
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • Zucchini, cubed
  • Onions, chopped
  • Peppers, sliced

Instructions
 

  • Heat a cast iron skillet or Blackstone griddle to medium heat. Add your butter.
  • Cook zucchini and onions first, for about 8 minuets. Then add peppers and garlic and stir fry until finished. Season with butter, salt and pepper or any of your favorite veggie seasonings.
  • While veggies are cooking, sear the sirloin steak in butter, salt and pepper until desired doneness.
  • Add honey and soy sauce to a large bowl. Add all sirloin steak cubes to the bowl and stir to coat. Serve with stir fry veggies and enjoy!
Keyword Prime Angus Beef

Lastly, the Big Mac Bowl. Now, I don’t eat McDonalds anymore but there are times I really miss that Big Mac that got me through college. And this meal will hit you in the nostalgia feels if you too had a small love for these things like I did. This bow is lightened up and of course made with 100% real beef! Again, ready in 30 minutes and another healthier option!

Big Mac Burger Bowls

An easy and lean way to beat that fast food craving!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs Heartland Beef Co. Prime Ground Beef
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp Heartland Beef Co. House Rub
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 3-4 medium Potatoes, cubed
  • 1-2 cups Chopped romaine lettuce
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Mayo
  • Pickles
  • Tomates

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and roast cubed potatoes with olive oil and pink salt for about 20 minutes.
  • While the potatoes are roasting, patty your burgers and heat a large cast iron skillet on medium low heat. Add in your butter. You can also use a large griddle grill.
  • Sear burgers to your desired temperature and doneness.
  • Top with cheese if desired.

To build the Big Mac Bowls

  • Place potatoes, lettuce and burger in a bowl.
  • Add your desired toppings, pickles, ketchup, mustard, mayo, sauces and enjoy!

Big Mac Sauce

  • Add 1/4 cup mayo, 2 tbsp ketchup, a dash of pickle juice, and seasoning sauce to a jar. Stir well and top your bowl!

So feel free to give any of this recipes a try when you need 30 minutes or less when you have to get a healthy supper on the table for your family. I know many of us are bouncing right into planting, hay, sports and more and sometimes it’s helpful to have a few quick, easy, and healthy meals in your arsenal!

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