Garlic-Browned Ground Meat

A Star on its Own & a Supportive Bit Player

Preparation info
  • Serves

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      15 min

Appears in
Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat

By Melissa Joulwan

Published 2011

  • About

A pan of freshly-browned ground meat is pure potential, a culinary blank canvas. Sometimes, the aroma is so tempting, I eat it just like that – with a spoon, from a bowl – so I can experience the pure meat-ness of it. Later, combined with vegetables and the right seasonings, this basic can be elevated to luscious international status.


  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced (about 1 cup)



Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, about 3 minutes. Add coconut oil and allow it to melt. Toss the onion in the pan and sauté, stirring with a wooden spoon. Cook until crisp-tender and translucent, about 5 minutes.

Crumble the ground meat into the pan with your hands, then break up large chunks using the wooden spoon. Season generously with sa