This dish was created from me going to Trader Joes and, as usual, buying something I didn’t have a plan for. And this time, it was endives. I saw them and I thought, “I’ll make something with this,” but the truth is that I forgot about them in the fridge.
Four days later, I saw them at the bottom of the vegetable drawer and I thought, “shoot, the endives!”. I didn’t want them to go bad, so I ended up throwing a few things together and to make endive boat for my afternoon low-carb/keto snack.
Surprisingly, they turned out really delicious and before I knew it, everyone ate them and they were gone! And that’s how this Ground Beef & Mushroom Endive recipe came about on LCA (thanks Jim and Angela for the inspiration)!
So for this dish, we start with making the ground beef by mixing together some Dried Shiitake Mushrooms, green onions, garlic, ginger with various seasoning.
And for those that aren’t all that familiar with Dried Shiitake Mushrooms, it’s a common source of ‘umami’ flavoring in a lot of Japanese dishes. It’s basically dehydrated shiitake and you prepare them by soaking it in a bowl of water. Just take note that Dried Shiitake Mushrooms tastes VERY different than fresh shiitake. The dehydrating process condenses all the umami flavors so the mushroom are much stronger in flavor.
Now back to the recipe, we go ahead and stir fry the beef mix and just pour it on some endives topped with some Sriracha and there you go, you have yourself some ground beef & mushroom endive!
This dish really is the perfect low-carb/keto snack or meal for that matter. Also, it would be great as an appetizer when you have guests over because it plates well and looks impressive.
The Dried Shiitake Mushrooms really add to the flavor of the ground beef creating a savory umami taste while the endives add a slight bitter refreshing crunch to the mix. Very contrasting flavors that pair well together!
Now if you’re ready, let’s get started!Prepping Time 10M
Cook Time 10M
Total Time 20M
Net Carb/Serv ~0.25g
Servings 10-14 Bites
1) Gather all ingredients.
2) Soak Shiitake Mushrooms in a bowl of water enough to submerge them for 5 minutes or until soft. They will float so you can use a plate to weigh them down.
3) Cut stems off shiitake mushrooms and dice shiitake mushrooms into 1/4 x 1/4 inch cubes. You can discard the stems.
4) Cut ends off endives, peel leaves and plate.
5) Finely slice green onions and set aside.
6) Grate garlic and ginger with a grater and set aside.
8) In the same skillet on medium-high heat, add green onion, garlic, and ginger and cook until fragrant approx 1 minutes stirring constantly.
9) Add chopped mushrooms and continue stirring for 1 minutes.
Enjoy your low-carb/keto Ground Beef & Mushroom Endive!
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Ground Beef & Mushroom Endive
- 1 lb Ground Beef
- 2 Whole Endives
- 5 Dried Shiitake Mushrooms
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 2 Stalks Green Onion
- 1/2 Inch Ginger
- 2 Cloves Garlic
- 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1 tsp Sesame Oil
- 1 tbsp Sriracha
- Gather all ingredients.
- Soak Shiitake Mushrooms in a bowl of water enough to submerge them for 5 minutes or until soft. They will float so you can use a plate to weigh them down.
- Cut stems off shiitake mushrooms and dice shiitake mushrooms into 1/4 x 1/4 inch cubes. You can discard the stems.
- Cut ends off endives, peel leaves and plate.
- Finely slice green onions and set aside.
- Grate garlic and ginger with a grater and set aside.
- In a skillet, add ground beef and sprinkle in salt. Cook on high heat until meat is browned, about 5 minutes and transfer beef to a holding plate while reserving liquid inside the skillet.
- In the same skillet on medium-high heat, add green onion, garlic, and ginger and cook until fragrant approx 1 minutes stirring constantly.
- Add chopped mushrooms and continue stirring for 1 minutes.
- Add ground beef back into the skillet along with Soy Sauce and Sesame Oil, mix well and cook for an additional 1 minute.
- Scoop contents of the skillet into each endive and top with Sriracha.
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