The MOST DELICIOUS Ground Beef Recipe
How much does ground beef cost where you live? While you might have to shell out top dollar for a prime cut of beef, ground beef is generally affordable. Which is why it’s one of the staples in most houses. It’s packed with protein and essential amino acids. It’s also extremely versatile for cooking. You can cook up a gazillion dishes with ground beef. Whether you are making a meat sauce, burgers, cottage pie, casserole dishes, ground beef is your friend. Today we’re making an Indian recipe using ground beef. This dish is perfect for a weeknight lunch or dinner. It’s packed with protein and absolutely delicious.
This is Kheema Pav. Which is basically ground beef and bread. Of course depending on what diet or way of eating you follow you can swap out the bread. But the ground beef is lip smackingly good. So try this recipe.
But I Don’t Eat Beef
If you don’t eat beef the beauty of this recipe is it’s versatility. You want something fattier and delicious? Get some ground pork or lamb which generally has a slightly higher fat content. This will give you a more rich and luxurious tasting Kheema. You can also achieve this by using 80-20 beef instead of lean beef. If you want a leaner option then ground chicken or turkey will work just as well. You can also apply these techniques to a vegan mock meat. These days there are plenty of options.
You can also up the amount of eggs in the dish. I used one egg which in such a large portion doesn’t add much in terms of taste. Like you can’t taste the egg in it at all. But if you add say 5 eggs, 1 per portion then that changes things. You could also make little wells and crack eggs and then bake or cover and cook. Kind of like a shakshua. It would be delicious. You could also fry and egg and pop it on your individual portion. So many options.
I’m Keto/Low Carb and don’t eat bread
Well that’s alright. The traditional version of the dish is eaten with pav a bread that is local to Maharashtra in India. That’s a whole other topic because it really is super unique and is used in a lot of street food like vada pav and pav bhaji. However there are plenty of options for my Keto and low carb friends. You can eat the kheema with my 90 second microwave mug bread which is Keto. I also have recipes for full loaves like my coconut flour Keto bread. But I would personally recommend eating it with my Keto naan. Happy eating!
Nutrition Info (for the Kheema/Ground Beef) per serving
- Calories: 268
- Protein: 30g
- Fat: 10g
- Carbs: 13g
- Fiber: 1g
This recipe makes 4 servings. To calculate the serving weigh the final dish and divide that by 4. Get the recipe on myfitnesspal.com
Indian Ground Beef Recipe (Kheema Pav)
- 500 grams Lean Ground Beef
- 150 grams Red onion
- 1 Tbsp Ghee
- Salt to Taste
- Water as needed
- 7 grams Ginger
- 10 grams garlic
- 1/2 Tsp turmeric powder
- 1 Tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
- 1 Tsp Cumin Powder
- 1 Tsp Coriander Powder
- 1/2 Tsp Garam Masala Powder
- 150 grams Tomato Puree
- 1 Egg
- 150 grams Peas
- 10 grams Fresh Coriander
- Start by chopping the onion sautee style (watch video for reference). Then heat the ghee in a skillet or kadai and once hot add in the onions.
- Now fry the onions on a medium heat till they start browning. To assist the process season with salt and once they start browning on the edges add some water and fry till the water dries out and the onions start frying again. This helps spread the caramelization. You can repeat this process depending on how brown you want your onions.
- Once the onions are nice and brown add in the chopped ginger and garlic and sautee till the garlic starts to brown.
- Then add in the ground beef and season with along with adding all the powder prices. Now mix till everything is well combined and the meat starts getting some nice caramelization on it.
- Now add in your tomato puree along with some water and cover and cook for about 8 minutes.
- Half way through give everything a good mix, add in your frozen peas (or any vegetable of choice) and cover and let it continue to cook. If the kheem is too dry at this point add in more water as well.
- Once 8 minutes are over pop the lid open. Taste the kheema for seasoning. Crack your egg or eggs into it and give it a good mix.
- Turn off the heat and finish by garnishing with coriander.
- Serve with fresh pav or your fav low carb/Keto bread or naan.