Ky Darling: Healthy budget friendly meal prep!


In this blog I will be sharing 8 low carb healthy protein bowels using Kentucky Darling Ground beef! 

The German Bowl, The Phill Cheese, The Santa Fe, The Breakfast Bowl, Thai Bowl,  Cheddar Bacon Cauliflower bowl, The Lettuce cup and Medatraian Kabobs.

For the sake of this blog I made 8 min meals you could do the same and have a different meal everyday but I think its smart to cook 1-2 lb Ground Beef for each idea and portion them through out the week and each day have the same meal but different meal every week. 2.5 lb of ground beef made 8 of these min meals a and the kabobs took the most to make. these recipes are also great for dinner with the family. You can also through any of these on a bed of spinach or steamed broccoli with light dressing if your a big eater like myself. 

1 roll of Ky Darling Beef will feed 3 - 4 depending on the person and is 90% lean 

If you do chose to cook more them one protein bowels I found it easiest to cook all my ground Beef at once then divide it up in portions and season the meat individual. 


1. The German:

Ingredients; 1LB Ground beef, 4 large potatoes, 1- head of cabbage, 1 onions, 1 green pepper, 1 can/jar sourkrawt

prep: dice potatoes, brown ground beef, finely chop your cabbage and onion

 Start with cooking your diced onions in light oil till translucent then add your ground beef and peppers till brown, salt pepper, add garlic fresh or powdered, a pitch of mustard seed if you have it, So that its not absorbing a lot of oil, I like to brown my potatoes in some light oil in a heated pan then after there brown through in some water to cook the rest of the way till tender to a fork and add water as need. You want the water to cook out. Once your Ground beef is close to being done through in your chopped cabbage till it's wilted and Ground Beef is done. Drain ground beef then your protein bowel is ready to assembled. Scoop Ground beef mixture in your bowl then top with sauerkraut and DONE! 

The Phill Cheese:

Ingredients: 1lb Ground beef, 1 yellow and 1 Green peppers, 1 cup mushroom, 1 onion, shredded cheese. about 1 cup

Start with Browning your ground beef, in separate pan, saute green peppers, yellow peppers onions and mushrooms once all is done toss together after Ground beef is drained and toss in Swiss cheese to melt!   

The Santa Fe:

Ingredients: Ground Beef, 1 can or whole kernel corn, 1 can of black beans, cheddar cheese (amount: as desired) and optional ingredients: salsa, sour cream, hot sauce, cilantro

Start with browning and seasoning your Ground Beef I added salt, pepper, 2 tea spoon of cumin and a pitch of chili powder. In small pot warm your can of corn and black beans it can go in the same pot because it's all going to be mix together soon anyways. when ground beef is done and drained mix in corn, beans, cheddar cheese together optional:  salsa, cilantro, sour cream. 

The breakfast Bowl (you can also us Ky Darling sausage or ground pork as well)

So that its not absorbing a lot of oil, I like to brown my potatoes in some light oil in a heated pan then after theres brown through in some water to cook the rest of the way till tender to a fork and add water as need you want the water to cook out at the end. Season and brown your Ground Beef or pork. drain once its done, add in the potaoes to the pan, green peppers fresh thyme and sage and spinach can be added too right before ground beef is done just enough till warm and wilted. you can now fry an egg or crack 4 egg right on top of your mixture cook till egg is done. serve! 

Thi Bowl:

Ingredients: Ground Beef or Ky Darling Ground Pork, Basil, onion, spinach, asparagus, soy sauce, tariakka (i substitute with worshichar sauce) optional: lemon grass

Start with browning your Ground beef and Onions in the soy sauce and tariakka, in a separate pan add oil, chopped spinach, asparagus, and basil cook just long enough to wilt and soften aspagras 

Bacon Cheddar Cauliflower bowl

Start by roasting your cauliflower cover in olive oil, salt pepper, and garlic and some Ky Darling Seasoning cover and bake 400 for 45 minutes. While thats baking brown your Ground beef in the onions, fry or bake your bacon, once everything is done, chop cauliflower, chop bacon, mix together, with cheese and Ground beef 

Lettuce Cup:

This is when you can get supper creative honestly I just used my left overs that i had at the end of cooking for this blog; the mushrooms, the yellow and green pepper, onions and of chores Ground Beef put it in a roman lettuce cup and your ready to go! You can also do things like carrots, waterchestnuts, and other grilled veggies

Medatraian Kakbobs: 

Ok this isn't a bowl but it could be if you made them in to meat balls and not on the stick. 

mix 1lb of raw ground beef in bowel with diced onions, and peppers and cilnto, salt, pepper and make a log around grill stick, you can grill these or bake them at 350 for 25 minutes till firm 


mix 2 cup greek yogurt, a squeeze of lemon or 1 table spoon, finely diced 1/2 cucumber, 2 cloves garlic diced and add fresh dill mix and chill. 

I hope you feel inspired with these meals that you can eat healthy and on a budget while also realizing how versatile Ground Beef is!