How to Cook Ground Beef How to Properly Cook Ground Beef, in Pictures. August 22, 2019 by Anna Monette Roberts. 963 Shares View On One Page Photo 2 of 8 ADVERTISEMENT () Start Slideshow. Share This Link Copy ← Use Arrow Keys → 2. Sear the Meat Once the pan is heated through, add the ground beef to the middle of the pan. Don't start. Ground Beef Recipes Feed your family fast (and cheap!) with one of our 2,500 ground beef and hamburger recipes, including meatballs, casseroles, and chili. Cooking ground beef on the stove top seems simple enough, but so much can go wrong. Have you ever crowded the pan too much, and found yourself with rubbery, steamed ground beef? Does your beef seep out a ton of liquid, or do you struggle to chop the meat up into bite-size pieces, resulting in meat How to Cook Ground Beef. Cooking Ground Meat: Part of knowing how to cook ground beef is knowing how to do so safely. Ground beef, veal, lamb and pork should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F, while ground chicken and turkey should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F. Cooking a roast on the grill takes longer, and since maintaining a charcoal flame for a period of time requires adding coals periodically and adjusting the vents to keep the temperature where you want it, gas grills make grilling roasts quite a bit easier. Browning ground beef is essential to mastering many recipes, including tacos, chili, sloppy joes, and lasagna. Even if you've known how to brown ground beef in a skillet since you were tall enough to reach the burner, we have insights on how to get equally delicious results using a pressure cooker or oven, too. How to Cook Ground Beef. Ground beef—that prime ingredient in the venerable hamburger—is disarmingly simple: just a ground-up chunk of meat. Yet it's that humble start that makes ground beef such a versatile performer in the kitchen. It's i. Ground beef is a basic ingredient in many recipes. Learn how to cook ground beef in this How to video. Grinding your own meat (or having the butcher do it) is also a good way to avoid things like mad cow disease. The danger begins with sick cows, which is bad enough, but then bits of those cows that weren't supposed to be in the meat—like spinal cord tissue and what not—get mixed in by mistake or carelessness.