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How Long Does Ground Beef Take To Cook(2)

How To Cook Ground Beef Perfectly on Stovetop (4 Servings)

  • Author: Bobby


  • 1 lb. of ground beef – 85% lean
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • ¾ teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of pepper


  1. You can start the recipe by removing the beef from the fridge about 15-20 minutes before you plan to cook it to bring it closer to room temperature – this ensures that it cooks evenly.
  2. Proceed to heat the olive oil in a big skillet – preferably cast iron – over medium heat for about 2 minutes until hot.
  3. You can now add the ground beef and press it into an even, flat layer in the pan with a spatula, just like you are preparing a giant hamburger.
  4. Then allow it to cook for 5 minutes without touching it. This is what aids in the formation of a brown crust.
  5. You can start breaking the meat apart and flipping it over.
  6. Cook for another 5 minutes, or until well cooked, and then break apart with a spatula into smaller clumps.
  7. If desired, you can season with salt and pepper, then stir.
  8. Take it off the heat and enjoy it however you want.

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