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Ground beef

Ground beef makes weeknight meals delicious, affordable, and easy. Versatile enough for a range of global flavors, ground beef never gets boring. Whether you're using lean sirloin or rich chuck, you should buy organic ground beef from a reliable meat counter or grind your own.






Sarah Carey, editor of Everyday Food, says, "Add a teaspoon of sugar to the filling if you like a hint of sweetness (I do about half the time). Making your own shells is easy, but you could also buy them."


We’ve stuffed them with foie gras and topped them with everything, including bacon and kimchi. Countless blogs the world over are dedicated to this American icon, a testament to our collective obsession. But really, it all boils down to two camps: the big, juicy steakhouse staple and the lacy-edged, caramelized burger-joint classic. Whichever’s your pleasure, here’s our definitive guide to making it at home -- because sometimes the simplest things are the hardest to get right.