Umami Ground Beef

Umami Ground Beef

Author note: This recipe is easily doubled. If you don’t have access to an Umami Seasoning blend—use 1 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme and 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard and a pinch of red pepper flakes. A few ideas on how to use the umami ground beef is below:

street tacos- tortillas, avocado, cilantro and cheese

gnocchi- gnocchi, canned diced tomatoes (heated with salt), parmesan, fresh basil torn

skillet- scrambled eggs, cheese, chopped spinach, lemon juice, hot sauce

1 tablespoon canola oil

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1/2 onion, diced

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1 pound ground beef

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon Umami Seasoning

1 cup low-sodium beef stock

  1. In a skillet combine the canola oil, garlic and onion. Cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Increase the heat to high and add the ground beef, salt and umami seasoning. Cook until browned and slightly sticking to the skillet, about 6-8 minutes
  3. Reduce the heat to medium-high. Add the tomato paste and brown for 1-2 minutes. Stir constantly.
  4. Add the beef stock to the skillet and deglaze. Bring to a slight boil. Continue to cook until the liquid is reduced and absorbed by the beef, about 4-5 minutes. Stir frequently. Remove from the heat and use the umami ground beef in tacos, pastas or skillets.

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