Since I have been trying so many new things with this project, I wanted to branch out even further and try my hand at beef. In case your new to Cooking the Stripes, I don’t do beef. I haven’t since I was in 8th grade. I used to love it. Then I loved cows and gave it up. Then I still thought cows were cute but was willing to try eating them again only to find that now I hate it. I tastes like… chewing on a cow… As a result, I don’t cook beef. I usually just replace beef in a recipe with ground turkey. But as I said, I’m trying new things. So in this recipe, I didn’t! I didn’t replace the beef with ground turkey. And it wasn’t terrible. The bear really liked it, so I am going to say that for beef eaters this is probably a pretty tasty dish. I still got hints of cow, so I didn’t love it. But I ate my helping like a good girl and happily let the bear finish the dish for lunch the next day.
On the cornbread… I don’t think it really helped the recipe at all. I think it kind of dried everything out. I think it would have been much better with some sort of mashed potatoes on top like a shepherd’s pie. Yeah, I would have liked that better.
So all in all, the beef didn’t kill me. I might even be willing to try another beef recipe in the future. We’ll see what happens!