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Base Camp Beef Mac and Cheese

Base Camp Beef Mac and Cheese is a family go to for easy, healthy, and "always asking for more" goodness! Enjoy...  Ingredients 14 ounces elbow macaroni, (or your favorite pasta) 4 tablespoons butter, divided into chunks 16 ounces ground beef 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced 4 tablespoons flour (we typically use all-purpose) 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups milk 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese Directions Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside Add the ground beef to a large, sturdy skillet. And turn to Medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until all the meat is light brown in color. Remove from heat and keep warm. Melt the remaining butter over medium heat. Add the garlic...

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Main ingredients and the care they take

Main ingredients come in all shapes and sizes. Knowing more about them always comes in handy.    There is a rumor going around that grass-finished beef is not as tender as it's grain-finished cousin. The truth is that because it's leaner, grass-finished beef can easily dry out or become overcooked. So keeping it moist is key. Following these 7 tips will make that easy. Replace that missing fat in ground beef with something like chopped onions or shredded cheese. For steaks, marinate for 4-6 hours before cooking Because grass-finished cooks quicker, lower the cooking temperature. Remember, perfect to overdone and possibly dried out can happen before you know it. To get a good, even sear all the way around, without...

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Why I am drawn to grass-fed beef

That's me when I was a little boy there on the bottom right. I know it's not the best quality photo...  My great-grandparents Mamaw and Papaw are on the swing to the right. Those were magical times for me, growing up surrounded by people who loved me and encouraged me.  Anyway, here's a few reasons why I'm so drawn to grass-fed beef... Healthy Beef is good for us, period. There are those out there who say otherwise, sure, but they're wrong. Humans need protein and lots of it. From what I can find, there isn't a better source of protein than beef. Not only is beef a great source of  protein, it's also a great source of Vitamins A, E,...

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