5 Easy Hot Lunch Ideas using Western Grassfed Beef [Recipe]

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Rainy winter days got you feeling all cold and shivery? It’s no weather for chilled salads and sub sandwiches for lunch. Whether for at work or at home, you need a hot lunch that will warm you up instead! We’ve got 5 easy hot lunch ideas using Western Grassfed Beef. Not only will you stay warmer and cozier with a hot lunch, but you’ll eat healthy using Western’s 100% Grass Fed and Grass Finished Beef. Stay warm, ya’ll.

5 Easy Hot Lunch Ideas

Spicy Slow Cooker Beef Chili

Ground Beef Chili
Who doesn’t love to stay warm with a hand wrapped around a hot bowl, and the other spooning warm flavorful bursting bites of chili? Mmmm. Chili is the quintessential winter food. It’s warm, delicious, fills the belly, and comforts the soul on a cold, gloomy day.

This chili recipe calls for two pounds of ground beef. Go ahead and try Western’s 100% Grass Fed Ground Beef, which comes in four, one-pound packages. Use two pounds now and save the other two for later!


Warm Bacon Cheeseburger Wraps

Ground Beef in a bowl

If you like to eat something you can sink your teeth into, try a warm bacon cheeseburger wrap for lunch. It’s a cheeseburger without the bun, and without the guilt! This is just so yummy, so warm, and so filling. Who could say no?

This cheeseburger recipe calls for one pound of lean ground beef, which makes Western’s 100% Grass Fed Ground Beef perfect for this ground beef recipe, because it’s 85% lean, with only 15% fat.


Delicious Classic Meatloaf

Winter days call for comfort foods, all day every day, and that’s just what meatloaf is—comfort food! Classic meatloaf is quick and easy to make, and makes for a quick easy hot lunch too. You can eat this deliciousness by the slice, or slap it between two thick slices of French bread to make a meatloaf sandwich.

This meatloaf recipe calls for 1.5 pounds of ground beef. Using Western’s 100% Grass Fed Ground Beef—at 85% lean, gluten free, and completely antibiotics & added hormones free—comfort food has never been healthier.


Slow Cooker Beef Stew

beef stewStew, another classic winter meal. And slow cooker beef stew leftovers make the perfect hot lunch. Simply separate your leftovers into single serving containers and refrigerate or freeze. Then you can easily re-heat in a mug or bowl, and you’ll be feeling all warm inside as you eat this. You can eat as is or dunk some buttered-up French bread into this stew for an even more filling hot lunch.

Try this recipe if you want some ideas on how to make beef stew. This recipe calls for 4 pounds of stew meat, and WGB’s got what you need. Try WGB’s 100% Grass Fed Beef Stew Meat Pack, which comes in four, one-pound packages of tender bite-size steak pieces that are just perfect for this recipe.


Baked Stuffed Bell Peppers

Stuffed Bell Peppers

 Stuffed bell peppers are just what you need if you’d like a hot lunch that’s delicious but doesn’t leave you feeling stuffed (pun intended). They’re hearty and nutritious, but still on the lighter side. They’re easy to reheat and they’re literally overflowing with flavor.

This recipe calls for one pound lean ground beef, which makes Western’s 85% lean, 100% Grass Fed Ground Beef the best meat stuffing for these peppers.



If you’re trying to stay extra warm this winter, like most of us are, give these hot lunch ideas a try! Or if you’ve just been in a lunch rut or even a dinner rut, these easy beef recipes should spice things up a bit. Check out our online store for all our healthy beef options and don’t forget to share a photo of what you made by using our hashtag #WesternGrassfed!

Western Grassfed Beef, the Natural Beef label from Panorama Meats, works directly with U.S. family ranchers throughout the West and Midwest. All cattle are born and raised on open pasture and are fed a diet of grasses and range forage. Our natural 100% grass fed and grass finished beef is humanely raised with no antibiotics or added hormones, and always raised on pastures. We believe in supporting our rancher's way of life and in raising cattle the right way.

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