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According to history, in America in 1900 by Louis Lassen, owner of Louis’ Lunch in New Haven was the inventor of a ground beef patty between two slices of bread as hamburger. But now, ground beef can use for many purposes in many delicious recipes. Kids love ground beef items, so we have come up with 7 easy kid friendly recipes with ground beef. Besides, beef is so essential for fill up the demand of daily protein and calories of kids.
The dietician Jocelyn Evans has talked about the benefits of beef as a complementary first food for kids. He says, “Beef has more than 10 essential elements for kids like protein, zinc, iron, vitamin B6 and B12, choline, selenium and so on. All of them are essential and vital elements for the growth, learning, behavior, and memory development of children. They can also help prevent your kids from harmful nutrient deficiencies”
So ground beef-made foods are also good for your kids’ health and growth. Here we are going to present 7 easy kid friendly recipes with ground beef.
We have chosen 7 delicious recipes of ground beef focusing on the nutrition and health benefits. We guarantee, your kids will definitely love them. At the same time, you can ensure the demand for calories for your kid.
So let’s jump into the recipe section.
7 easy kid friendly recipes with ground beef
Bacon cheeseburger cups
1 pound Ground beef
2 strips Bacon
6 slices Bread
2 cups Sauce
1 cup chopped onion
2 tsp Garlic paste
2 cup cream cheese
Salt to taste
Bake bacon for 4-5 minutes at 400 degrees F. Then put butter in round mold or spray cooking oil. Cut the middle part of the bread as like the size of a mold. Set the bread pieces properly inside the mold.
If ground beef is in the fridge, it should be taken out beforehand. After coming to room temperature, spread cooking oil or put butter in a pan. Then give onion and ground beef to the pan. Fry well till it turns brown.
Be careful not to burn the beef. Then add 1 cup cream cheese, garlic paste, and mix tomato sauce, steak sauce to enrich the taste and flavor. Spread salt to taste.
Make a round shape by the bacon and placed it next to the mold. Fill each of them with the ground beef mixture. Use leftover cream cheese to cover the top. Then cooked for 400 degrees F temperature for 15-20 minutes. It became a delicious tiffin item or snack for your kid.
The total calories of these kid-friendly cheeseburger cups will be 1726 according to the given ingredients including protein, fat, carbohydrate, sodium, iron, zinc, calcium, potassium, vitamin D, and so on. The amounts of all ingredients are depicted on the image beside.
Protein helps to build, maintain, and repair the tissues of their body. Also essential for memory development.
For proper physical and mental growth, kids need 7 major minerals e.g. sodium, iron, zinc, calcium, Potassium, etc. Your kid will get them from this dish as well.
Another vital nutrient vitamin D is also present in this dish that is essential for bone development.
There is nothing to fear to see fat on it. A moderate amount of fat is good for a kid’s body. Try to use olive oil instead of cooking oil.
Nutritionists recommended around 1200-2200 calories per day for 6 to 12 years old kids depending on their height, weight, and physical activities.
A kid can eat this amount of that dish twice or thrice easily. These Bacon cheeseburger cups can be a great source of calories as a tiffin item or snacks for your kids.
Sloppy joe burger recipe
½ pound Lean ground beef
3 cups water
2 Burger buns
1 cup tomato ketchup
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp meat seasoning
2 Tomato slices
2 lettuce leaves
Chili and salt to taste
Turn on your stove at medium-high heat, put butter or spray olive oil/cooking oil on the pan. Fry the ground beef and onion for a while. When it becomes light brown, add capsicum slices and fry for 1-2 minutes. Then cook it for 2 more minutes with 2 cups of water. Sprinkle some salt and chili flakes inside if your kids like. After that, add rich tomato sauce, garlic paste, 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, and season with salt. Cook again with a cup of water for 2 minutes.
The water will dry out and turn into a thick gravy. Sprinkle garlic powder and seasoning on top.
You can create a warm atmosphere with a sloppy joy at busy weeknights dinner. But it will be more fun when you make burgers with this sloppy joy. Put one layer of sloppy joy first on the bun. Add tomato and onion slices to it. Cover with cheese and lettuce leaves on top. Set the whole burger with a toothpick in the middle of the burger.
Then you can fry it for 30-40 seconds for each side at low-medium heat on butter for making it more tasty and delicious. This part is optional. It depends on your time and your kid’s desires. Your kid will love it for sure.
The beef burger is much popular to kids. But making a burger using sloppy joy is more healthy and tasty. The combination of ground beef, cheese, tomato, lettuce leaf gives heavenly feelings at each bite. You can make 2 Sloppy joe burgers with these ingredients.
The total calories of it will be 624 for each burger. This burger contains protein, fat, carbohydrate, potassium, sodium, iron, zinc, calcium, vitamin D, and so on. The percentage of all ingredients is depicted on the image beside.
Sloppy joy burger can be a good choice for snacks, it also has the ability to full fill the demand of protein needs a kid per day.
At the same time, sodium, iron, zinc, calcium, Potassium are good to develop your kid’s brain and body. Vitamin D makes bone and muscles stronger.
Carbohydrate gives energy to kid’s body. Fiber helps to digest properly.
Healthy slow cooker meatballs
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
4 tbsp of Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp chopped up coriander leaves
2 tbsp chopped up parsley
2 tbsp oregano
10 basil leaves
1 tbsp garlic paste
1 tbsp onion powder
2 bay leaves
Chili powder and salt to taste
½ cup of bread crumbs
32 ounces of tomato sauce
1lb ground beef
Firstly, make a mixture of raw ingredients for the gravy of meatballs. Put 1/2 cup ricotta cheese in a bowl, one egg at room temperature, 2 tablespoons coriander leaves, 2 tablespoons oregano, parsley, 10 basil leaves that are all chopped up. Mix 1 tablespoon garlic paste, 1 tablespoon onion powder, 2 bay leaves, spicy chili powder, and salt with it. Mix 4 tablespoons of parmesan cheese, meat sauce, and half a cup of bread crumbs.
Meat seasoning can be added to make it more flavorful. Then mix everything very well with 1 pound of ground meat.
Make the meatballs by hand or with an ice cream scoop. It is better to make the size of the meatballs a little bigger as they will be cooked in a slow cooker. You can make it the size of a golf ball. If you take 2 tablespoons in one meatball, that size will be perfect.
Then take the pot of the slow cooker. Pour 32 ounces of tomato sauce in it. Arrange the meatballs in it one by one. Cover the top with tomato sauce again. If the amount of meatballs is more, put it on top again and cover it with a layer of sauce.
Then cook for 4 hours in the slow cooker. You should not lift the lid. If you lift the lid once, you need to cook it for an additional 30 minutes.
After cooking for 4 hours in the slow cooker, you will find amazing, flavorful, and delicious meatballs. You can serve it for your kid’s weeknight meal, they will enjoy it definitely.
Total calories of it will be around 1600 containing protein, fat, carbohydrate, iron, zinc, calcium, potassium, sodium, vitamin D, and so on. The percentage of all ingredients is shown on the image beside.
A kid needs 1200-2200 calories per day for his/her proper development. Nutritionists claim that ground beef has a great impact on the kid’s growth and activities.
Besides, sodium, iron, zinc, calcium, Potassium all deliver vital minerals to the body, organs, and nervous system. Vitamin D is essential to keep teeth and bone stronger. To digest food properly, the fiber of this dish can help. Fat is also needed for kids, this is the fuel of our body.
You can cook these healthy slow cooker meatballs for your kids as a meal and serve them with bread or plain rice. This will be a great and complete meal for him/her.
Stuffed cabbage soup with sausage
½ lb ground beef
1 loop of sausage
1 head of cabbage
2 cup Tomato sauce
2 tbsp cooking oil
4 cups beef stock
Salt and pepper to taste
First, cut the loop of sausage into pieces. Fry the sausage pieces with butter in a frying pan. Fry the ground beef in the same way at medium-high heat. Always use non-stick cookware for a better experience of frying.
Wash properly the tomatoes, carrots, and potatoes and cut them into cubes. Finely chop 2 onions.
Wash the cabbage well and cut it horizontally to your desired size. Do not chop it. It would be better to cut it a little bigger.
Then put the chopped onion in a large saucepan and give the rest of the vegetables into it. Add the fried sausages and ground beef. Arrange the cabbage on top and sprinkle salt and pepper powder on top. Cover well with beef stock. You can make it at home by simply boiling beef with water and meat seasoning or buy it from the grocery stores. If you want more concentration in the soup, you can use 2 teaspoons of corn flour in it. Cook at medium temperature for 15-20 minutes and serve hot with a pinch of testing salt and coriander on the top.
Most of the kids are denied to eat vegetables, they like meat/fish/fast food instead. To solve this problem, we share the Stuffed cabbage soup with sausage recipe in our 7 easy kid friendly recipes with the ground beef article.
The total calories of it will be around 1400 and kids can digest it easily. The percentage of all ingredients is shown on the image beside.
Soup keeps the body hydrated and energetic. Ground beef mixture ensures proteins that are essential for growth and development. Carbohydrate is the main source of energy, fuel is the fat. All of them are present in it with a moderate amount.
Iron, zinc, calcium, Potassium, sodium produces necessary minerals to their body. Besides, vitamin D makes bones and teeth stronger. Vegetable fiber makes the digestive system right and decreases the chances of constipation.
This is super yummy soup and full of nutrition at the same time. You can serve this soup as a weeknight dinner and your entire family including kids will enjoy this dish.
Healthy spaghetti recipe with ground beef
1lb ground beef
1 packet spaghetti
2 red onions
1 cup chopped celery
½ cup green pepper
2 tbsp onion flakes
1 tsp garlic powder
2 cup Tomato sauce/paste
2 cup crushed tomatoes
Salt to taste
First, boil the spaghetti well. When cooking, you must add salt to the water. We recommend adding potatoes, carrots, and other vegetables to increases the nutritional value. You have to wash the vegetables well and then cut them into cubes. Boil around 70% with salt. This will reduce your cooking time.
In a frying pan, add 2 tablespoons of cooking oil, when the oil is slightly hot, add onion powder, garlic paste, and capsicum powder. Then lightly fry and add ground beef. Then seasoned ground beef and sprinkle salt to taste.
Put garlic powder and onion flakes in the ground beef mixture. After a while, sprinkle the meat seasoning for extra flavor and taste. Pour 1 cup of water and mix very well with tomato paste or buttery tomato sauce. Cook at medium to high heat for 10 minutes. Then add the spaghetti and mix them properly. Fry for another 5 minutes. Make this yummy spaghetti with ground beef in just half an hour.
Sprinkle some coriander leaves for enrich flavors and tasting salt on top and serve to your kids as a tiffin or evening snack.
Spaghetti is at the top of the kid’s food choice list. But it should be healthy at the same time. Our healthy spaghetti with ground beef recipe can full fill the nutrition demand that needed and essential for kids.
After making, the total calories will be around 1700. Spaghetti has carbohydrate that fuels brain, heart muscles kidneys and nervous system as well. A moderate amount of fat is the source of fuel for a kid’s body.
The right amount of protein can get from ground beef dinner and this ensures kids’ body and mind growth. For teeth, bone vitamin D is a must. It also reduces the chance of several diseases attack.
Kids need minerals for their body and brain development. This recipe contains necessary iron, sodium, calcium, potassium, zinc, etc. so that it’s a good option for a weeknight meal for your kids.
Ground beef mushroom asparagus recipe
1 lb Ground beef
½ lb Asparagus
½ lb Mushroom
1 tbsp Garlic paste
2 tbsp Cooking oil
Red pepper flacks and Slat to test
Wash and slice the mushrooms first. Disjoint the asparagus and wash them carefully. In a frying pan, put some cooking oil or olive oil and fry the ground beef until brown.
Then give oil and chopped onion and garlic in a skillet. Lightly fry and add asparagus and mushroom slices. Sprinkle salt and chili flakes to taste. Fry well for 5 minutes at medium heat.
Temperature maintenance during cooking is very important. You can use a glass cooktop as they are very convenient and user-friendly. But all types of cookware are not suitable for them. For more, you can go through this article about the best cookware sets for glass cooktops.
Then add the fry ground beef mixture then add 1 cup of water with garlic paste and tomato paste. You can add sour cream to make a sour-sweet taste on it. Cover with lid to cook well. Cook until the water dries out. You can use black olives on the top for decoration.
This is so delicious among all ground beef recipes. Serve to your kid with bread as breakfast or rice for lunch
Besides meat, vegetables are essential for kid’s growth. The fiber of vegetables plays a vital role and helpful for the digestive system. Also, reduce constipation.
Green vegetable like asparagus makes blood circulation better by refining them. The benefits of mushrooms can’t describe in one sentence. Mushroom is very popular and can easily complement any types of food items containing selenium, potassium, niacin, fiber, riboflavin etc. nutrient. They full fill the lack of nutrition demands and helps to produce blood in the kid’s body.
This dish will contain around 1200 calories including protein, vitamin D, a moderate amount of fat, iron, zinc, and so on. All of them are the most demanding and vital nutrition for kids. The importance of ground beef for kids is already described in our easy kid friendly recipes with ground beef article for several times. Nutritionist claims beef as a complementary food for kids.
Try to make one dish of vegetable in your kid’s daily food menu, this delicious ground beef mushroom asparagus recipe can be a good choice.
Beefy taco pasta instant pot
1 pound ground beef
2 cups tomato sauce
2 cups beef stock
1 cup of cheddar cheese
1 cup of pepper jack cheese
6 cups of Mexican style blend cheese
Corn and black bean
Salt, taco seasoning to taste
Cumin, coriander leaves
arlic powder to garnish
First press the saute button on the instant pot. When the pot hits, add one pound of ground beef. Fry until boiled and brown. Add taco seasoning and the add 2 cups of tomato sauce. Then put corn and black bean. Then pour 2 cups of beef stock.
Mix the amount of 1 16 ounce packet of pasta in it. Then turn on the ceiling of the instant pot and lock it. Then set the time by clicking on the manual button. It will take 5-6 minutes to make pasta at medium to low heat. Then carefully and slowly remove the ceiling above with the help of a stick or spatula and let the steam inside out.
Open the lid to see if it has been cooked properly. Then add one cup of cheddar cheese and 1 cup of pepper jack cheese and 6 cups of Mexican style blend cheese. Mix them well. If you want you can add some boiled vegetables and prawns to make it. After complete cooking, serve on a bowl and sprinkle a little cumin and garlic powder on top for decoration. You can use coriander leaves for garnishing purposes.
Beefy taco pasta instant pot is time-saving but one of the most delicious recipes among 7 easy kid friendly recipes with ground beef. Around 3000 calories in it. This is more than the daily calories demand of a kid. So this amount can take 4 times, you can easily store them in an airtight container in the deep fridge. And before 30 minutes of eating, just keep it out of the fridge to come at room temperature. Then bake for 2 minutes at medium-high heat. Easily find the real and mouthwatering taste of beefy taco pasta instant pot.
The protein of this recipe comes from ground beef that is one of the 6 basic and essential nutrition for us. This yummy, cheesy pasta has nutrition like carbohydrate that is the energy generator for our body. The fuel of this energy is fat. Other minerals ingredients like protein, fat, carbohydrate, sodium, iron, zinc, calcium, Potassium also present in this recipe. They aim to play essential roles in a kid’s body. Vitamin D ensures bone health. As a tiffin or reading table snack, this super cheesy ground beef pasta can be the reason for the smile of your kid.
We have arranged the article of easy kid friendly recipes with ground beef with 7 different delicious dishes from breakfast to dinner. Hopefully, your little family member will love them. We also keep in mind that by this article, you can make yummy dishes maintaining all essential and vital nutrition for your kid’s growth and development.
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