Delight your taste buds with our Ground Beef & Mushroom Endive Boats! These crunchy endive boats are filled with a flavorful blend of sautéed ground beef, shiitake mushrooms, garlic, ginger, and green onions.
They make for a healthy, quick, and irresistibly tasty appetizer, perfect for any occasion. If you’ve ever wondered what to do with endive, this recipe is your answer!
What is Ground Beef & Mushroom Endive Boats
Ground Beef & Mushroom Endive Boats are a delectable appetizer featuring a savory pan-fried ground beef mixture, generously heaped onto crisp endive leaves, and crowned with a zesty touch of chili paste.
This dish is a breeze to prepare, requiring just 10 minutes of prep time, making it a hassle-free choice for your next appetizer!
It’s not only delicious but also health-conscious, being gluten-free and low-carb. Elevate your appetizer game with these exquisite, visually pleasing finger foods!
What are endives?
Endives are a nutritious leafy vegetable that resembles a baby lettuce. They are crunchy Endives are a crunchy and nutritious leafy vegetable resembling baby lettuce.
They possess a delicate bitterness that adds a unique dimension to dishes.
These versatile veggies are readily available at most supermarkets, making them an accessible choice for your next meal.
What does beef endive boats taste like?
Beef endive boats offer a delightful taste experience. The savory seasoned beef brings a satisfying depth of flavor, complemented by a subtle touch of spice.
The crisp and crunchy endive leaves provide a refreshing bitterness, creating a well-balanced and appetizing dish.
What ingredients do I need to make beef endive boats?
- Ground Beef – 20/80 fat blends works best but 10/90 will work as well.
- Endives – fresh endive leaves.
- Shiitake Mushrooms – dried shiitake mushroom that comes in a sealed package, found at most Asian grocery stores. Can substitute with fresh shiitake mushroom but will alter taste.
- Salt – sea salt preferred.
- Green Onion – freshly chopped green onion scallions.
- Ginger – freshly grated.
- Garlic – freshly grated garlic clove.
- Soy Sauce – low sodium preferred. Can also use tamari for gluten-free and coconut aminos for keto.
- Toasted Sesame Oil – toasted 100% sesame seed oil that should have a dark brown color.
- Sriracha – Asian style chili sauce found at most grocery stores.
What are the instructions to make beef endive boats?
Begin by rehydrating the dried shiitake mushrooms in a bowl of water, then chop them finely.
In a spacious skillet, add ground beef and season it with salt, cooking until it’s nicely browned, approximately 5 minutes. Transfer the cooked beef to a separate plate, leaving the flavorful liquid in the skillet.
In the same skillet, introduce green onion, garlic, and ginger, cooking until their fragrant aromas fill the air.
Next, return the cooked ground beef to the skillet and drizzle in the soy sauce and toasted sesame oil, allowing the flavors to meld for about 1 minute.
Finally, scoop this flavorful mixture onto fresh endive leaves and generously drizzle Sriracha sauce on top for an extra kick of flavor.
What to serve with endive boats?
Endive boats are a delightful appetizer, and they can pair perfectly with a variety of main dishes. Consider serving them alongside options like:
- Pasta of Choice
- Grilled Beef
- Grilled Chicken
- Baked Salmon
- Hearty Soup
- Baked Casseroles
How to store leftovers?
For optimal freshness, it’s best to store the endives and the beef mixture separately. The endives can be refrigerated and will stay fresh for 5-7 days.
Meanwhile, the beef mixture should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge and can last for 7-10 days.
When ready to enjoy, simply warm the beef mixture in the microwave for a delicious leftover treat.
What else to do with endive leaves?
Endive leaves make a delightful addition to salads, adding a refreshing crunch.
You can also serve them with a tempting choice of melted cheese, ranch dressing, or a zesty blue cheese dip for a delectable snack or appetizer.
What is the nutrition information for this beef endive boats recipe?
- 124 Calories
- 1g Carbohydrates
- 1g Fiber
- 8g Protein
- 10g Fat
- 32mg Cholesterol
- 282mg Sodium
- 141mg Potassium
- 11mg Calcium
- 1mg Iron
- 24ui Vitamin A
- 2mg Vitamin C
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Now, let’s get making this Ground Beef & Mushroom Endive Boats recipe!
- 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.
7) 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.
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.
11) Scoop contents of the skillet into each endive and top with Sriracha.
Enjoy your Ground Beef & Mushroom Endive Boats!
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Ground Beef & Mushroom Endive Boats
- 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 Toasted 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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