Ground Beef and Peas

Beef and Peas- This is my number one stand by dish for days I just want to keep it (very) simple in the kitchen. |

In case you did not already guess this from the fact that I have a food blog, I like cooking. I am always dreaming up new flavor combinations. My favorite shows to watch come straight from Food Network. I strive for the chopping, the seasoning, and the the whisking. I love cooking– except when I don’t.

Then, I make this.

When I am not able to go shopping and Mark is picking up something simple for me to make- this is it.
When cooking sounds about as fun as poking myself in the eye with a needle – this is it.
When I am on the couch sick and Mark cooks five nights in a row- this is it four of those nights.

I started making this simple dish a couple years ago when we were doing an elimination diet and it has stuck around, which is saying a lot. I go through cycles of stand by and “I just do not feel like cooking” dishes, but this one has managed to remain a frequent visitor.

Nothing fancy about it, just peas, ground beef, in a simple sauce. Served over rice, quinoa, or even leftover mashed potatoes it never fails to please us in it’s simplicity.

Ground Beef and Peas
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Serves: 4-6
Ground beef and peas in a simple sauce, this is a very quick and simple meal.
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1½ teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 pound frozen peas
  • 2 cups chicken stock, divided
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder or tapioca starch
  1. Cook the beef with the one teaspoon salt, onion powder and garlic. Add the peas and cook for a minute or two to thaw the peas.
  2. Mix ½ cup of the chicken stock with the arrowroot powder. Pour the remaining 1½ cups of stock into the beef and peas. Add the stock that has the arrowroot.
  3. Simmer for a few minutes until the sauce is thickened and the peas are cooked through.
  4. Add more salt to taste- the amount needed depends on if the stock was salted or not.
  5. Serve over rice, quinoa, or leftover mashed potatoes.

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