There was a time when I really loved to monster mash. In fact, it was one of my favorite party games to play with friends. I loved the energy and excitement that came from jumping around trying to stomp on as many monsters as possible before they could kill me.
Ahh, I really miss those days.
Fast forward a few days ago when I saw the recipe for monster mash on Pinterest, my initial reaction was skepticism. It took me to my old memories of that monster game.
Nevertheless, after a little more thought, I decided to give the monster mash recipe a try.
Honestly, I was thinking of what is will it really going to taste good.
After taking a bite, however, all doubts melted away and I found myself enjoying every single piece of this spiced-up monster mash recipe. I am damn sure, you now too, will love it as much as I do.
So. let’s get some general knowledge about this amazing recipe before we get started.
What is a Monster Mash?
I know many of you never actually tested this recipe before. So, the first thing that might come into your mind is what exactly is a monster mash?
Well, in short, this recipe for the monster mash is basically a dish made from potatoes, cheese, paprika, and eggs.
It is typically served as a main course. In its simplest form, it can be made by simply mixing everything together and cooking until the potatoes are tender.
However, there are many variations that allow for more complex flavors and textures.
The good news for you is we are going to make the ground beef monster mash recipe today.
For this reason, we will use ground beef with some extra favorable ingredients.
Who invented the monster mash recipe for the very first time?
It’s a common thing that you might be wondering who actually invented the monster mash recipe.
Well, as it turns out, this dish was first made by a chef named Dr. Stan efferding. A doctor? Yes, he is a professional bodybuilder and a weightlifter too.
He is very famous for his vertical dieting program and the monster mash recipe is one of his signature dishes.
Vertical dieting dishes are generally made up of a variety of proteins, including lean meats and rice.
By incorporating these high-quality protein sources into your diet in this way, you will help to support muscle growth and recovery.
As a result, you can achieve better results from your workouts as well as reduce fat mass.
It’s not anything magical, it’s just macronutrients and calories in the right proportions.
Now that we have covered some basic information about the monster mash recipe itself let’s get started with our recipe today.
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Monster Mash Recipe
- Prep Time8 hr 10 min
- Cook Time15 min
- Total Time8 hr 25 min
- Serving Size4
- Energy575 cal
Ingredients of Monster Mash Recipe
- 3 oz of long-grain white rice
- Chili powder
- 0.25 tablespoon pepper
- 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
- 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1 cup of beef bone broth
- 7 oz Zucchini
- 5.5 oz potatoes (Sweet and fresh)
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 7/8 oz ground beef
- Salt to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder (for color)
- 2 teaspoons tomato paste (or one small can of diced tomatoes with their juices)
- 1 large red bell pepper or other hot pepper (stemmed and seeded)
Instructions for Monster Mash Recipe
Soak the rice in water for about 8 hours or overnight.
Drain any excess water.
In a skillet, sauté garlic and onions in olive oil over medium heat until softened (about 3 minutes).
Add chili powder, cayenne pepper, paprika, and oregano to your spice mix and stir continually for 1 minute.
Add beef broth and bring to a boil then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes.
Once everything is cooked through, mix veggies with beef mash mixture in a bowl until combined well.
Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat and cook rice.
Chop potatoes, zucchini, and bell peppers into bite-sized pieces, then add them to the skillet with your rice.
Add salt and pepper as needed.
Once everything is cooked through, turn off the heat.
Pour the beef mash on top of the veggies in the first skillet in the oven for about 10-15 minutes.
Now, transfer the skillet with rice and veggies to the oven and bake for an additional 2-3 minutes or until heated through.
Serve immediately along with your favorite drinks.
A similar type of recipe is the Khandvi recipe.
- Serving Size4
- Amount per serving
- % Daily Value*Standard DV
- Total Fat- g78 g0%
- Saturated Fat- g20 g0%
- Trans Fat- g
- Polyunsaturated Fat- g
- Monounsaturated Fat- g
- Cholesterol- mg300 mg0%
- Sodium- mg2300 mg0%
- Total Carbohydrate- g275 g0%
- Dietary Fiber- g28 g0%
- Total Sugars- g
- Added Sugars- g50 g0%
- Sugar Alcohal- g
- Protein- g50 g0%
- Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)- IU800 IU0%
- Calcium- mg1300 mg0%
- Iron- mg18 mg0%
- Potassium- mg4700 mg0%
- Vitamin A- mcg900 mcg0%
- Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)- mg90 mg0%
- Vitamin E (Tocopherol)- IU33 IU0%
Pro Tips to make the Monster Mash Recipe tastier:
1) Try to use sweet potatoes in this recipe instead of regular potatoes. Sweet potatoes will give the mash a sweeter flavor and are also more filling, so they’ll bring out the flavors in all of the ingredients better.
2) Adding some spices such as cumin or chili powder can really make a big difference in how flavorful your monster mash is.
Experiment with different combinations until you find the ones that you enjoy most.
3) Of course, Blazing Foods offers a variety of toppings, condiments, and dressings that can jazz up your mash even more.
Add some diced green onions or avocado for extra flavor, or try our chili seasoning mix if you want to kick it up a notch.
Health benefits of the beef monster mash recipe
As you can see, It includes a lot of ingredients that will cut your monster-type hungry in a second, Plus the good news is that all of those ingredients are good for you.
For example, potatoes are a great source of potassium and fiber. Both of these can help to keep your blood pressure in check, as well as regulate other important bodily functions.
Zucchini is also high in vitamins that benefit your skin health.
And that beef we are using? Well, aside from being packed with protein and healthy fats, beef is also a great source of vitamin that improves muscle improvements and reduces the risk of anemia.
All in all, this monster mash healthy recipe is a great way to get your recommended daily allowance of nutrients and some much-needed protein without having to sacrifice taste or texture.
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Frequently asked questions:
Q: Does this monster mash recipe have any calories?
A: Of course, It contains a good number of calories, but they’re all nutritional. So, you can safely assume that this monster mash will not cause weight gain.
Q: Can I make this monster mash without the potatoes?
A: The good news is, yes, you can definitely omit them if you so choose. Just be sure to add extra veggies to compensate for their absence.
Q: Are the potatoes need to be peeled?
A: We use unsalted, skinless potatoes in our monster mash recipes. This allows them to retain their nutritional benefits while still providing a crispy texture.
As you can see, creating a mouthwatering recipe isn’t rocket science. The only thing you have to remember is that the base ingredients must not be too strong in flavor and aroma.
This monster mash recipe is so simple but packed with nutritious ingredients that will keep your health on track.
You can also add some fruits like strawberries or blueberries to sweeten up the dish and make it even more appealing.
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