Ground Beef with Peas and Carrots

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Sautéed Ground Beef with Peas & Carrots
Yield: 5 cups

¼ cup butter
1-cup ¼” diced red or yellow onion
1-cup ¼” diced carrots
2 tsp chopped fresh thyme or rosemary
1 lb grass-fed ground beef
1 tsp dried mustard
two dashes cayenne
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1¼ tsp sea salt
½ tsp fresh cracked pepper
1-cup 24-hour homemade beef or chicken stock
1-cup frozen green peas


In a large cast-iron or heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat, melt ¼ cup butter until foaming.  Add onions and carrots.  Sauté for 5 minutes, stirring frequently; onions will have softened.  Add thyme or rosemary and beef.

Continue sautéing for 5 minutes, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon or a potato masher.

Add mustard, cayenne, vinegar, sea salt, pepper and stock.  Stir to combine.  Still over medium heat, bring to a simmer and maintain simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.  Stir in peas, cover for 3 minutes and serve.

Delicious served with lacto-fermented sauerkraut.


  • Thanks for posting this recipe. I made some changes based on what was looking to be cooked, and it turned out fairly good. I am sure that with ground beef instead of the ground turkey I used it would be better.

    March 30, 2011
    • Molly Chester

      Karl, Yes – try ground beef next time. I think it will make all the difference. There is not enough seasoning for the turkey… Good luck!

      April 8, 2011
  • Megan Schrecengost

    This is such a delicious meal. I love adding portobello mushrooms. Also, because your big bro despises peas, we do red bell pepper. Of course, we love using that ground bison you found at the Green Grocer. And finally, to make it so super tasty in texture and flavor, we top it with that sunny side up egg.

    Thanks, Molly, for this perfect weeknight dinner. It is so easy and so darned good. And it always makes me feel good.

    May 18, 2011
    • Molly Chester

      Megan! Thanks so much! Miss you – Molly

      May 22, 2011
  • tania

    very delicious, easy and fast to cook. Try with fresh peas in summer.

    July 30, 2014

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