BURGER BOWLS! I’ve been looking for some easier recipes lately, since I’ve been feeling blah about food. I’m usually really excited about jumping into the fall and everything that it holds, but life has felt a wee bit overwhelming with all we’ve got going on! And I was SO excited to finally have it be cold. Desperate for it even. And then it got cold for a hot second (shhhhh…it was only about 65), and I wanted to cry. Why can’t I put on my flip flops? Why am I shivering all the time? It’s really because we have super duper old single pane windows that don’t keep any of the cold or elements out, but single pane windows aside, I really have a hard time with the cold. That’s why I love easy, warm meals during this time of year!
I save these meals for days when the hubby is at work, and I’m on my own for a long time. I can cut up the squash or potatoes during nap time and have them ready to roast in the oven. It takes about 5-10 minutes to saute up the onions and ground beef, and then I just cut up some veggies while that cooks. Or if I’m feeling really darn lazy, I throw some sauerkraut in it and call it good. My kids love it, and if I’m telling the truth, it’s definitely a favorite of mine! It’s also very versatile. If we make these in the summer, I usually add fresh, chopped up veggies like cucumbers, peppers, and jicama. If it’s in the winter, you can easily add sautéed peppers, zucchini or squash to the meat! Hope you enjoy them too!
- 1 pound grassfed ground beef (I double and triple this regularly to have leftovers for salads)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 medium sweet onion
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 2 medium sweet potatoes or 1 small butternut squash
- 2 cups cut up fresh veggies or 1 cup sauerkraut
- Ketchup or condiments of choice
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Cut up your squash or potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes
- Place them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and toss in olive oil and salt
- Bake for 30 minutes or until slightly browned
- While the squash bake, set up a medium skillet on medium/high heat
- Add the onions and cook until slightly browned and then add the ground beef and seasonings until cooked through
- Cut up any cucumbers, peppers, onions or additional veggies you’d like to throw in the burger bowl
- Get out your bowls and add ground beef, then squash/potatoes, then veggies!
**When we’re trying to “beef” up this meal a tiny bit, I sometimes add some brown rice in the bottom
**We add a little bit of ketchup to the top, and the kids love it!