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Food Question

Say I want to eat a pound of chicken breast or a pound of ground beef. What do you guys stick on your meat to flavor it up? I am just not the kind of person that can just eat somthing without flavor. Any suggestions?

Appriciate your help

[quote]Iwanagethuge wrote:
Say I want to eat a pound of chicken breast or a pound of ground beef. What do you guys stick on your meat to flavor it up? I am just not the kind of person that can just eat somthing without flavor. Any suggestions?

Appriciate your help[/quote]

In a hurry I put it in my mouth. Not in a hurry then spices veggies, cheese etc etc.
I use a ton of mustard always have. experiment find what you like.

You can buy marinades for that chicken breast. A vinegar-based salad dressing works too.

Cumin is a good spice for ground beef. Commonly used when making it “mexican” for tacos. Or you can roll some veggies into the ground meat, such as onions and green pepppers.

If you are lazy and don’t mind paying a bit more for your spices then you can buy premixed “steak” and “poultry” spice mixes.

Alternately, buy cayenne pepper, tumeric, garlic salt/powder, sage, ginger, etc, etc, etc and just learn to “season to taste”.

In the long run I advise option #2, because you’ll just learn what goes well with what and will both enjoy your food more and be “impressive” in the kitchen.

[quote]vroom wrote:
If you are lazy and don’t mind paying a bit more for your spices then you can buy premixed “steak” and “poultry” spice mixes.

Alternately, buy cayenne pepper, tumeric, garlic salt/powder, sage, ginger, etc, etc, etc and just learn to “season to taste”.

In the long run I advise option #2, because you’ll just learn what goes well with what and will both enjoy your food more and be “impressive” in the kitchen.[/quote]

Yes fear not the spice rack worst thing you’ll make something that taste horrid dont do that combo again. You dont like the taste plain so no love lost.

If once in a while you make something not so gourmet and you will get better.

You can very cheaply build up a good staple of spices at any grocery store. I always keep onion powder and garlic powder (powder, not salt) on hand for ground beef and usually throw in some black pepper or cajun seasoning as well.

Tossing in a can of diced tomatoes when heating up ground beef can add a good amount of flavor and moisture while keeping carbs low (if that is an issue).

I sometimes take the food processor to a bunch of uncooked bacon and fry it up while chopping it around with a spatula until I get homemade bacon bits. Knead that with some shredded cheddar in the ground beef with an egg. Obviously this is tons of fat so if you’re watching that ( which I am, trying eat lots) please disregard.

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