Recipe Save: Shredded Beef

Origin:  Modified from internet
Total Preparation Time: 5-10 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 4-8 hours
Number of Servings: 6-8

Ingredients

  • 1 3-4 pound boneless roast beef (chuck or round roast)
  • 1 cup beef broth (I use bouillon)
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Montreal Steak Seasoning

Preparation

  1. Place roast beef into slow cooker.
  2. Add beef broth.
  3. Pour Worcestershire sauce over the top of roast and sprinkle with Montreal Steak Seasoning.
  4. Cook roast in slow cooker for 4 hours on High setting or 6-8 hours on Low.
  5. Once roast beef has cooked, remove from slow cooker with tongs into a serving dish.
  6. Break apart lightly with two forks and then add back to the gravy in the slow cooker set on warm for another hour.
  7. Serve on buns, bread, flatbread or however you so desire.
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Recipe Save: Corned Beef & Cabbage

Origin:  Modified from internet
Total Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 9 hours
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 large carrots, peeled and cut into 2-3 inch long log-shaped pieces
  • 8 baby red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 onion, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 (4 pound) corned beef brisket with spice packet
  • 6 ounces beer
  • 1/2 head cabbage, coarsely chopped

Preparation

  1. Place the carrots, potatoes, and onion into the bottom of a slow cooker.
  2. pour in the water, and place the brisket on top of the vegetables.
  3. Pour the beer over the brisket.
  4. Sprinkle on the spices from the packet, cover, and set the cooker on High.
  5. Cook the brisket for about 8 hours.
  6. An hour before serving, stir in the cabbage and cook for 1 more hour.

Recipe Save: Walking Tacos

Origin:  Online and my kitchen
Total Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Number of Servings: 5

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 pkg taco seasoning
  • 1 can (15 ounces) Ranch Style beans (pinto beans in seasoned tomato sauce)
  • 5 packages (1 ounce each) corn chips, Fritos or Doritos
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • sour cream
  • sliced green onions
  • shredded lettuce
  • salsa

Preparation

  1. Combine ground beef with taco seasoning and brown.  Drain if needed.
  2. While ground beef is cooking warm the beans in a small pot.
  3. Prepare toppings (cheese, sour cream, onions, lettuce and salsa)
  4. When ground beef is finished and beans are warm, add preferred items directly to a individual sized bag of chips and eat.

Recipe – Tacos

Origin:  My kitchen

Total Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Number of Servings: 4-6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 3 T taco seasoning (see my bulk seasoning recipe)
  • Taco shells
  • Large flour tortillas
  • 1 bag shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Shredded lettuce
  • sour cream

Preparations:

  1. Cook ground beef, onion and taco seasoning in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink.
  2.  

    Serve with taco shells or tortillas and desired toppings.

 

Recipe: Chili Nachos

Origin:  My kitchen

Total Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Number of Servings: 4-6

Ingredients

  • tortilla chips
  • leftover chili
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • pickled jalapeno slices
  • sour cream
  • guacamole
  • shredded lettuce

Preparations:

  1. Spread even layer of chips onto a plate.
  2. Spoon out chili on top of chips, amount varies on preference but you really want just enough to add flavor but not enough to make all of your chips soggy.
  3. Cover with cheese & jalapenos and microwave or bake until cheese is melted.
  4. Top with shredded lettuce, sour cream and guacamole.

Chefs notes:  One of the ways we use leftover chili.

Recipe: Tater Tot Casserole

Origin:  My kitchen & the Internet
Total Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 40-60 minutes
Number of Servings: 4-6

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cups frozen green beans, thawed
  • 2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 cans cream of something soup (your preference)
  • 1 cups sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 lb frozen shredded potato nuggets
  • House seasoning (to taste)

Preparations:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray.
  2. Brown ground beef w/ onion. Season with house seasoning, while browning. Drain.
  3. Add green beans & corn and cook until vegetables are warm over medium heat.
  4. Spread ground beef and vegetable mixture in the prepared baking dish.
  5. Whisk together soup and sour cream. Spread over ground beef in an even layer.
  6. Sprinkle one cup of cheddar cheese over the soup layer.
  7. Top with tater tots.
  8. Bake 40 minutes. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top.
  9. Bake another 10 minutes until cheese is melted.

 

Recipe Save: Roberts Taco Salad

Origin:  Modified internet recipe
Total Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Actual Cooking Time using microwave method: 5-10 minutes
Number of Servings: 4-6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 pkg taco seasoning mix
  • 1 head Lettuce
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 tomatoes
  • 3-4 green onions (chopped)
  • cheddar cheese, shredded
  • tortilla chips
  • Western dressing

Instructions

  1. Brown hamburger with taco seasoning.
  2. Set aside. Cut up lettuce and tomatoes.
  3. Drain beans.
  4. Combine all ingredients, except cheese and tortilla chips.
  5. Toss.
  6. Add cheese and tortilla chips to your own serving.
  7. Break up the tortilla chips into bite size pieces.
  8. Top with western dressing.

Cook’s Note:

The reason you don’t add the cheese and chips to the whole meal is just in case you have left overs, the cheese and chips get soggy.  That way you can add those items fresh when you have it the next day.

Recipe Save: Meatballs

Origin:  Modified internet recipe
Total Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Actual Cooking Time using microwave method: 10-15 minutes
Actual Cooking Time using pot of sauce method: 3 hours
Number of Servings: 4-6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Preparation Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl by hand.
  2. Use your bare hands for best results.
  3. Roll meatballs to about the size of a golf ball.

Microwave Cooking Instructions

  1. Place meatballs on a microwave safe plate, as close together without touching.
  2. Microwave from 5-10 minutes or until each meatball is done.  I typically stop the microwave after a few minutes and move them around and turn them over.
  3. Drop in sauce and serve.

Pot of Sauce Cooking Instructions

  1. Drop meatballs into large pot of sauce.
  2. Simmer or cook on low in a slow cooker for at least 3 hours or until meatballs are cooked all the way through

Cook’s Note:

I honestly prefer the microwave method equally to the pot of sauce method.  Whatever is most convenient for me is how I proceed.  I make my spaghetti sauce in a slow cooker during the day.  If I know I can be home to drop the meatballs into the sauce, I’ll do that.  If I have to work and it is more convenient to make them in the microwave I do that.  My family loves them either way.

Recipe Save: Maid Rites

Origin: Wendy
Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 40 minutes
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 onion (minced or pureed)
  • 2 tsp beef bouillon granulars
  • 2 tsp yellow mustard
  • 4 hamburger buns

Preparation

  1. Brown ground beef
  2. Add onion and sprinkle bouillon over meat.
  3. Add enough water to barely cover meat.
  4. Reduce heat to low and simmer until water has cooked away (about 30 minutes).
  5. Stir in mustard and serve on hamburger buns.

Cooks Notes:  I like mine with cheez-wiz, mustard and pickles but you can serve with whatever fixin’s you’d like.

Recipe Save: Baked or Crockpot Lasagna

Jen's Lasagna

Origin:  Modified recipe found online
Total Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 30 minutes baked or 4 hours crockpot
Number of Servings: 6-8

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Ground Beef
  • 2 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes (I prefer petite diced)
  • 2 cans (6 Ounce) Tomato Paste
  • 2 Tablespoons Dried Parsley
  • 2 Tablespoons Dried Basil
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Lowfat Cottage Cheese
  • small container ricotta cheese
  • 2 whole Beaten Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Grated (not Shredded) Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons Dried Parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 pound Sliced Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 package (10 Ounce) Lasagna Noodles
  •  (add 1/2 Teaspoon Salt And 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil To Pasta Water for baked lasagna)

Preparation Instructions

  1. For baked lasagna, bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet or saucepan, cook ground beef with minced garlic over medium-high heat until browned.
  3. Drain fat from ground beef.
  4. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, 2 tablespoons parsley, basil and salt.
  5. Simmer for 45 minutes while you are working on the other steps.
  6. In a medium bowl, mix cottage cheese, ricotta, beaten eggs, grated parmesan, 2 more tablespoons parsley, and 1 more teaspoon salt. Stir together well. Set aside.
  7. For baked lasagna, cook lasagna until “al dente” (not overly cooked).

To assemble:

  1. Put some of the sauce in the bottom of the baking pan or crockpot.
  2. For baked lasagna:  arrange 4 cooked lasagna noodles in the bottom of a baking pan, overlapping if necessary.
  3. For crockpot lasagna:  arrange 4 uncooked lasagna noodles in the bottom of the crockpot, breaking apart as needed to cover the area.  Overlapping if necessary.
  4. Spoon half the cheese mixture over the noodles. Spread evenly.
  5. Spoon a little less than half the meat/sauce mixture over the top.
  6. Sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese
  7. Repeat, ending with meat/sauce mixture and a heavy layer of mozzarella cheese.
  8. For baked lasagna:  350-degree oven for 20 to 30 minutes, or until top is hot and bubbly.
  9. For crockpot lasagna:  cover and cook for 4 hours or until noodles are tender.

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