Food of the Month Club: June

I know I'm a little late in making this month's announcement for Food of the Month Club, and for that I apologize.

June is the last month of school for all of my kiddies, and with my oldest two graduating from elementary school and junior high next month, my life has been nothing but end-of-the-school-year class meetings and graduation planning committees.  Not to mention that I've already had to attend a couple of PTA meeting at the high school my daughter Hope will be attending starting in August.

But things are finally starting to settle down a little, at least for a week or two.  Plenty of time to host another Food of the Month Club party.

With summer just around the corner and June being the beginning of grilling season, I thought it appropriate that we feature an ingredient we can have some fun with on the grill.  That's why June's Food of the Month is....

Ground Beef! 

Whether you'll be grilling hamburgers, or rolling meatballs for spaghetti or Caldo de Albondigas, after this month's edition of the Food of the Month Club, we'll all be able to answer the age old question of "Where's the beef?"

And because I know some of my foodie friends are vegetarians and because I don't want anyone to feel left out, I'll also accept recipes using texturized soy.   I use it often in my kitchen for recipes like Ceviche de Soya.  (A big thank you to Malice from Malice in Dunderland for the suggestion.)  

As always, I'm looking forward to what everyone will be making.

 How to participate:
  1. Cook up something delicious using Ground Beef as one of the main ingredients.  
  2. Post the recipe(s) on your blog, making sure to link to this page in your blog post(s).  You can also add the Food of the Month Club badge to your post and/or sidebar.  (Grab the code for the badge here.) 
  3. Email your entries to me at by June 29th.  (Current recipes only.) Be sure to  include:
*Your name 
*Your blog name 
*Permalink to your blog post 
*Photo of your recipe or permission to pull one from your post

       4.  Visit La Cocina de Leslie at the end of this month for the Ground Beef recipe round-up.  



  1. Can we use vegetarian (soy, etc.) ground 'beef'?

    1. Hi Malice! I think that would be an excellent idea! I will update this post to include a special exception for my vegetarian friends. :)

  2. I have a question about your Albondigas recipe. Todd loves it and often orders it when we go out. Can you make the meatballs without the rice? Rice and potatoes in the same meal would send my stomach into a reel.

    Love, Gina

    1. Hi Gina! Yes you can make the meatballs without the rice. You'll have to increase the amount of bread crumbs, OR you can substitute old-fashioned oats for the rice. (My grandpa loved to make his meatballs with oats.)

  3. Que Rico Leslie! I love albondigas!! ;) delicioso como siempre!

    1. Gracias, Paloma! :) I hope you'll join the fun this month. :)

  4. What a fun idea. I am going to keep my eye out for future topics though I should participate this month. I've never mastered meatballs. I think my mother-in-law who was an amazing cook even made jokes about them.
    Stopping by from SITS

  5. I will definitely be keeping an eye on this to get some recipes as I have no doubt my family is sick of me using ground beef as a tool simply to make tacos! ;) Am here from Saturday SITS sharefest.

  6. Yum! I have several good family recipes and a freezer full of ground beef. Looking forward to FOTMC again!