The Art of Avoiding the Grocery Store at ALL costs.

The Finest of Newlywed Dining.

Sometimes, when you’re freshly married and have a new baby, you realize it’s 6 pm and you have regrettably forgotten to cook supper. It’s also highly likely that you haven’t been to the grocery store or worn real pants in a week.

You have 20 minutes until your spouse rolls up and the only thing in the refrigerator is probably a single sad pound of ground chuck.


  • Lean ground beef, one pound
  • Shallots, mince two of them
  • Beef Base (this stuff is fabulous and really is so much better than buillon cubes.
  • Rice, one cup, I like jasmine
  • Butter, one tablespoon
  • Sriracha sauce
  • Salt
  • Garlic pepper
  • Texjoy Steak Seasoning, or any other seasoning salt
  • Milk

Let’s do it. Start your rice with 1.5 cups of water, the butter, and a teaspoon of Beef Base. Typical instructions for completing rice. Boil, cover, simmer for 15 minutes.

Brown your ground beef, breaking it up a bit as you go. You don’t want to finely break it up, some chunks are good. Season your beef up with Salt, garlic pepper, and Texjoy.

This stuff is amazing and made in SETX. We put it on everything.

If you used lean ground beef, draining is not necessary. Add your shallots to your scrambled hamburger and let them start to soften. Always taste as you go. Pull up a piece of meat and taste it. You’ll know if it needs more seasoning.

Add a shake or two of sriracha to the pan, a teaspoon of Beef Base, and a splash of milk. Stir until everything is combined.

Your rice should finish right around the same time you finish your beef mix. Toss everything together and dish it up. A little parsley on top adds a pop of color and you can brag that you’ve added something green making for a nice balanced dinner.

Quick, delicious, and most importantly, you didn’t have to hit the store or put on pants.

Cheers, Lin

P.S. Join me this weekend for G&T’s and authentic gumbo with my dad, The Rouxster.

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