It is often easy
to add an extra can of diced tomatoes and tomato sauce to
stretch out the amount of spaghetti sauce or chili. But especially
in a meat-lover's household, it often seems that the amount
of ground beef in comparison is skimpy... even when it means
getting an entire extra meal out of the sauce.
When you brown
ground beef, you are often left with large chunks of beef
that seem to stay large, even with your best skills of trying
to break them up with the flipper or wooden spoon. There is
a quick trick to make that ground beef stretch even more.
Once you have finished
browning the ground beef and drained it, pop the entire lot
into your food processor and give it a quick whirl. The food
processor will quickly turn those chunks into tiny pieces.
Then, even when you add extras such as sauce to stretch the
recipe, every bite will still have ground beef in it, satisfying
your family as well as your budget.