Crockpot Beef Stew

Yield: 6 Servings   INGREDIENTS   1 ½ lb stew meat, typically cut into 1-2 inch cubes 4-5 tablespoons vegetable oil ½ cup all purpose flour 4 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped into cubes 3 carrots, peeled and diced 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped 3 gloves garlic, minced 1 cup frozen vegetables, either corn, […]

Beefy Shepherd’s Pie

Great way to use leftover mashed potatoes!   Yield: 4 Servings   INGREDIENTS   1 ½ lbs ground beef 8 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 yellow onion, finely chopped 1 cup carrots, diced ½ cup corn, fresh or frozen ½ cup peas, frozen ½ cup beef broth 2 lbs potatoes, peeled and quartered (or use leftover […]

Beef and Bean Chili

Yield: 6-8 Servings INGREDIENTS 1 lb ground beef 1 cup onion, chopped 1 cup green pepper, chopped 3- 16 ounce cans of chili beans, undrained, I prefer Bush’s beans 1-6 ounce can of tomato paste 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped ½ cup of water 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 tablespoon smoked […]

Mini Meatloaves

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1 lb ground beef ½ yellow onion, finely chopped 1 glove garlic, finely chopped 2 tablespoons Italian flat leaf parsley, rough chop 2 eggs 1 sleeve of saltines, crushed or ½ -3/4 cup bread crumbs 3 tablespoons ketchup or your favorite BBQ sauce 6 – 1 inch cubes of your favorite cheese, […]

Baked Ziti

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 8 ounces of Ziti pasta, uncooked ¾ lb ground beef 3 cups or 28 ounce jar of good spaghetti sauce 1 ¾ cups of ricotta cheese 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese 1 tablespoon fresh basil – roughly chopped ½ teaspoon salt Salt and fresh grated pepper to taste Grated Parmesan cheese PREPARATION […]

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joe’s

Serves 8-10 INGREDIENTS 3 lbs ground beef – (can also use ground turkey) 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup chopped green pepper 1 garlic glove – finely chopped 1½ cups ketchup ½ cup water 4 tablespoons brown sugar 4 tablespoons prepared mustard 4 tablespoons white vinegar 4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce PREPARATION In large skillet, brown […]

Ground Beef Chili

Ground Beef Chili Yields – 10 Servings INGREDIENTS 2 lb ground beef 1 large onion – finely chopped 3 gloves garlic – finely chopped 2 -15 ounce cans of chili beans with sauce, I prefer Brooks Chili Beans 1 – 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes 1 tablespoon smoked paprika 2 tablespoons chili powder – […]

Hearty Beef Stew

This is an easy make ahead supper. It takes some prep time with the chopping and peeling of the vegetables, but once you’re finished with that, you can pop it in the oven and forget about it; save a few stirs during the cook time. You’ll have leftovers and as always, they taste even better […]

Mom’s Meatloaf

Serves 6-8 INGREDIENTS 2 lb ground beef 2 small onions – finely chopped 2 eggs – beaten 1 sleeve of saltine crackers – crushed 1-8 oz tomato sauce 1 cup grated cheddar cheese salt and pepper to taste 3 strips of bacon ketchup PREPARATION Preheat oven to 350 degrees In large mixing bowl add ground […]