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Healthy Ground Beef Recipes

May 10, 2020

Healthy Ground Beef Recipes

Healthy Ground Beef Recipes

Wanting to get that HOT summer bod? Just kidding. But if you’re anything like me, COVID19 helped you pack on a few extra pounds, and it’s time to get back to feeling healthy and confident. (COVID is making me a bit crazy too, in case you can't tell :D)


Eating plays a big role in being healthy. While you may have heard myths that beef is actually bad for you, when eaten right, it can be a powerful tool to help you get back into shape and pre-COVID19 health. Beef is the same as every other food - in moderation, it can be a powerful addition to your diet.


Beef is known as a ZIP food. It is high in Zinc, Iron, and Protein. (And a lot of other things too as you can see in the below diagram). We thought it would be helpful to compile a few recipes that you can choose from to pick out a great, healthy meal that includes beef. And let’s be honest, beef recipes are going to be a lot tastier than some of the others you will come across! 

Healthy Beef

None of these recipes are our own. We give credit to each source with the individual recipe.


Good luck and here’s to feeling healthy and gooood. (And not worrying about that HOT summer bod).

Try preparing these recipes with Oak Barn Beef's Premium Ground Beef. This is from our fifth generation, family farm! Shop it by clicking here!

Orange Beef Lettuce Wraps

 Healthy Ground Beef Recipes

Looking for a light and zesty dish? Try these! With a splash of OJ, it brings burger wraps to something you've never tasted before.

Spaghetti Squash Meatball Casserole

Spaghetti Squash 

If you're a pasta lover like me, try this substitute. A squash spaghetti might just crunch that craving and give you a new recipe to try! 

California Burger Wraps

Taste of Home
California Burger Wraps... Need I say more? These look like the perfect meal or appetizer if you want to make the burgers a smaller size.

Hearty Vegetable Beef Ragu

Hearty Vegetable Beef Ragu

This one just looks tasty... A good ragu that is vegetable forward - where can you go wrong!?

Beef & Bulgur-Stuffed Zucchini Boats

 Stuffed Zucchini Boats

We've all heard about stuffed peppers, but how about stuffed zucchini boats? This looks scrumptious and fun. If you have kids, they'll love digging into these boats.

A few things to keep in mind:

  • When being health conscious, try to choose leaner beef cuts. We have a blog post about which cuts are the most lean! Our ground beef is approximately 90% lean, although our small town butcher does not check the percentage of every batch so there is room for variation.
  • ALWAYS cook ground beef to 160*. This is a very important measure to ensure a healthy meal. Use a thermometer.
  • Know Your Farmer = Support Local = Support Family Farms = Oak Barn Beef.
  • Shop Our Premium Ground Beef and Other Meats Here.



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