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Cooked ground beef in a skillet with a wooden spoon.
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How to Brown Ground Beef

There are a few tips and tricks you are going to want to learn when it comes to browning your ground beef. The simple cooking process will leave you with flavorful meat that will be a great addition to any recipe.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time7 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ground beef
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 319kcal


  • large skillet
  • wooden spatula or spoon


  • oil
  • ground beef
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat a large skillet with neutral oil and allow the oil to get hot in the pan.
  • Add the ground beef into the pan and break it into smaller pieces. Let the beef cook slightly, about 4-5 minutes, and continue to break down into smaller pieces. Season with salt and pepper. Once the pieces of the meat are small, continue to cook the meat without stirring. Let cook until brown and slightly crisp. Drain excess grease.
    ground beef, salt and pepper to taste


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 319kcal | Protein: 19g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 306mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2mg