Beef Up Your Summer With 10 Unexpected Ways to Use Organic Ground Beef

organic ground beef in lettuce wraps

When it comes to summer cooking, we often associate ground beef with classic dishes like tacos, burgers, and spaghetti. While these options are undeniably delicious, why limit yourself to the same old recipes? Our 100% grass-fed and finished organic ground beef is an incredibly versatile ingredient that can elevate your summer meals to new heights. In this blog post, we’ll explore ten unexpected and unique ways to use this product, taking inspiration from cuisines around the world.

Our Top 10 Favorite Ways to Use Organic Ground Beef (Recipes Included!)

Tired of having ground beef tacos and spaghetti bolognese on repeat every week? Look no further. Stock up on organic ground beef, choose a recipe to try each week, and turn up the heat on your summer cooking! 

1. Burger Bowls

Step aside, traditional burgers! Create a wholesome and flavorful meal by swapping the bun for a bed of fresh greens. Top ground beef with your favorite burger toppings like cheese, tomatoes, onions, and avocado. Then, drizzle it with a tangy dressing and have a satisfying burger bowl perfect for a light summer lunch. Try out this top-rated burger bowl recipe!

2. Nachos

Transform your nacho game with more protein and flavor. Layer tortilla chips with melted cheese, jalapeños, tomatoes, refried beans, and savory ground beef. Bake until the cheese is bubbly, and serve with guacamole, salsa, and sour cream. These loaded nachos will be a hit at your summer gatherings.

3. Swedish Meatballs

Take a culinary trip to Sweden with deliciously spiced and perfectly tender Swedish meatballs. Serve them with a savory gravy, lingonberry sauce, and a side of buttered noodles. This unexpected twist on traditional meatballs will give you a taste of Europe!

4. Bibimbap

Travel to Korea by making vibrant bibimbap. Sauté the beef with garlic, soy sauce, and sesame oil, and serve over a bowl of steamed rice. Top it with an assortment of colorful vegetables, a fried egg, and a spicy gochujang sauce. This hearty, healthy, and authentic dish is sure to become a family favorite!

5. Shepherd’s Pie

If the UK is a wee bit too far to visit, bring the flavors to your home with a classic Shepherd’s Pie. Layer beef with vegetables, mashed potatoes, and cheese, and bake until golden and bubbly. And don’t forget your HP sauce! It’s a complete and satisfying meal that the whole family will love. Scrumptious, aye?

6. Lettuce Wraps

Looking for a lighter meal? Ditch the tortillas and create refreshing lettuce wraps filled with seasoned beef. Add crunchy vegetables like carrots, cucumbers, and bean sprouts for extra texture. Drizzle with a zesty sauce and enjoy a light and flavorful summer meal.

7. Stuffed Peppers

Add a touch of elegance to your summer menu with stuffed bell peppers. Saute your mixture of beef, rice, herbs, and spices. Place the mixture inside your peppers, and bake until the peppers are tender and the filling is cooked to perfection. These colorful and savory delights are a fantastic addition to the weekly dinner round-up.

8. Keftedes

Experience the flavors of Greece with aromatic keftedes. Combine beef with breadcrumbs, herbs, garlic, and spices, then shape into small meatballs. Fry until golden brown and serve with tzatziki sauce and pita bread. These delightful bites are perfect for a summer meze spread.

9. Empanadas

Bring a taste of Latin America to your summer table with homemade beef empanadas. Fill flaky pastry dough with a savory mixture of beef, onions, peppers, and spices. Bake until golden brown, and enjoy these handheld delights as a snack or a main course.

10. Breakfast Hash

Start your summer mornings with this hearty and flavorful breakfast hash. Sauté ground beef with diced sweet potatoes, onions, and bell peppers until everything is cooked and caramelized. Your family and tastebuds will thank you!

Upgrade Your Meals with Oreganic

This summer, think beyond the burger and spaghetti when using organic ground beef. Incorporate these unexpected and delicious recipes into your culinary repertoire, and enjoy a season filled with diverse flavors and unforgettable meals. With Oreganic Beef Company’s 100% grass-fed and finished products, your summer cooking is sure to be a hit. And to support you on your mission of becoming a culinary artist, we’re offering a limited-time deal on ground beef. For the month of July, ground beef and patties are just $6.50 a pound when you buy 10 or more pounds, and all steaks are 20 percent off. 

Shop now and get free shipping on orders over $199 for OR, WA, CA, ID, and NV residents!

A Fool-Proof Chuck Roast Recipe That Rivals Grandma’s

chuck roast recipe

If you’re like us, you remember Sunday roasts as big family affairs with fluffy potatoes, buttery biscuits, and the star of the show: the roast. Why just enjoy the richness of this meal one day of the week? Our favorite chuck roast recipe is easy, delicious, and rivals grandma’s. 

Just another chuck roast recipe? 

Call it chuck roast or pot roast, but either way, you’re in for a crowd-pleasing delicious meal. The “chuck” is cut from the animal’s front shoulder, which gives the beef incredible flavor but not a lot of fat. Because of this, the recommended cooking method is low and slow, allowing the beef to become tender and juicy. We know you probably have a chuck roast recipe or two up your sleeve, but trust us when we say this simple beaut will soon become your go-to. 

Oreganic’s Slow Cooked Balsamic Chuck Roast 

This recipe requires all-day in the crockpot for maximum flavor and minimum fuss. 


  • 3 pounds organic boneless chuck roast
  • 1 cup beef bone broth (we love this one
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar 
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon liquid aminos 
  • 1 tablespoon brown rice syrup (can substitute with honey, molasses, or coconut syrup) 
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced 
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes 
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper  
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme 


  • Add the chuck roast directly into a crockpot. 
  • In a small bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients. Pour this slowly over the roast. 
  • Cook for 8 hours on Low. 
  • Once cooked, carefully remove roast into a serving tray and pour over the remaining sauce. Drizzle with reduced balsamic glaze and serve with sides of your choice (we recommend garlic potatoes and steamed green beans). 

The secret to our chuck roast recipe? Oreganic’s 100% grass-fed and finished beef. 

Every incredible recipe (even the simplest ones) starts with top-tier ingredients. At Oreganic, our beef is 100% grass-fed and finished and USDA certified organic. The resulting beef has more flavor and is better for you. Shop now and bon appétit! 

5 Things You Can Do With Stew Meat (Besides Stew!) As Cooler Weather Approaches

stew meat in bowl

In our family, cooler weather means it’s time to shift gears from grilled meats and burgers to comforting and hearty dishes. This fall, we’re focusing on the delicious things we can make with stew meat, from personal beef pot pies to Asian-inspired beef skewers. So let’s dive right in! 

What exactly is stew meat? 

Stew meat is used in recipes that often need longer-than-usual cook times (for example, the classic beef stew), so they need to be up for the task. Often, these cuts of meat are high in collagen, making them tough when raw but deliciously tender when simmered slowly in sauces. Typically, you’ll see stew meat made from cuts like:

  • Chuck
  • Bone-in short rib 
  • Bohemian
  • Oxtail 
  • Fatty brisket
  • Cross-cut shanks 

The result? An incredibly versatile cut of meat that’s better for more than beef stew. Here are our top five picks. 

Option #1: Personal beef pot pies 

Move over, stew. The king of winter eats is definitely a personal pot pie. With its stew-like filling and buttery crust, a pot pie will take your stew to the next level. We love this recipe from Food Network (just sub the beef for Oreganic’s 100% grass-fed and finished stew meat!). 

Option #2: Beef bourguignon

Feeling fancy? Spice up those long winter nights with beef bourguignon. Usually served with roasted carrots, potatoes, and onions, this recipe is a crowd-pleaser full of all the richness and none of the toughness. 

Option #3: Slow cooker beef enchiladas 

Remember when we said stew meat is best cooked slowly until tender? Slow cooker meals don’t disappoint! Add beef, enchilada sauce, salsa, green chilies, garlic, onion, and seasoning into the crockpot and cook on low for 8 hours. Once done, cut corn tortillas into small pieces and layer on top of the meat mixture with a cup of cheese. Cook 30 more minutes on high, and you’re ready to enjoy! 

Option #4: Easy beef stroganoff  

There’s nothing better than a delicious meal that whips up in a flash. This beef stroganoff recipe is rich, hearty, and perfect for the whole family. Stew meat cooked to perfection and served over buttered noodles? Say no more. 

Option #5: Asian-inspired beef skewers 

The warmth and umami of Asian flavors make it perfect for those cooler days. Combine hoisin, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, sesame seeds, and sriracha, and marinate your stew meat overnight. Next, skewer the beef pieces and grill over low heat until tender. Best served with rice and roasted broccoli.  

Find 100% grass-fed and finished stew meat (and more) in our organic Crockpot Comfort Box 

The winter months are long, but a warm meal with delicious organic beef can warm up any day for us. Our USDA-certified organic Crockpot Comfort Box features boneless chuck roast, short ribs, and stew meat, all sourced from our family farm in Madras, Oregon. Get yours today