How to Pick Ground Beef
The possibilities with ground beef are seemingly endless, though you’ll probably want to pay the most attention to cost and fat content. Naturally, the lower the fat content, the higher the price. A leaner meat; however, may not taste as moist and flavorful, so keep that in mind if you’re making a meal that’s prone to dryness (like meatloaf or hamburgers). Sometimes the extra fat can make or break a dish.
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How to Thaw Ground Beef
Like other meats, the best way to thaw ground beef is to leave it in the refrigerator. If you’re in a pinch, take out your frozen meat and place it on a plate under running cold water. A microwave may also work, but it is likely to start cooking your meat, which you’ll want to avoid.
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We partnered with the blog The Jew & The Carrot for some High Holidays recipes. This recipe, by Jeannette Hartman, slow-simmers meat-and-rice-stuffed cabbage in tomato sauce, making cabbage as pleasing as can be.
Game plan: Stuffed cabbage ages well and tastes better if it has a chance to sit longer. If possible, leave it in the fridge for at least 24 hours before serving. To reheat, warm in a low oven using shallow trays covered with foil.
This dish was featured as part of our Hanukkah Recipes photo gallery.