Beef

These beef recipes are easy to make, easy to look at and easy to eat!

Whole30 Shepherd’s Pie – Gluten Free English Shepherd Pie

Shepherd's Pie with potatoes on top

Fall is the time for savory comfort food style casseroles with full bodied flavor. This hearty Whole30 Shepherd’s Pie is a gluten free and Paleo version of the traditional English casserole.  My husband is English and loves it when I make Shepherd’s Pie.  But the normal dish uses mashed potatoes with butter and cream, as well…

15 Tips for Slow Cooker Meals

layering is the key to a great crock pot casserole

I love my crock pot!  I can throw all of the ingredients into it early in the day and let it do its job all day long. At the end of the day, my house smells great when I come home after being out all day.  But there are a few cooking tips to make…

Summer BBQ Recipes – Fire up the Grill

Summertime grilling recipes

At our house, we barbecue all year long since the weather is somewhat moderate here in NC. But when summer rolls around, we really give the grill a workout. These Summer BBQ Recipes are some of my favorites.  Many of these choices are 30 minute meals, and will be a hit at any summer time outdoor…

Steak Doneness – Mastering the Heat for Cooking Steak

Cooking Steak to the desired doneness

One of the first questions that a waiter asks us when we order a steak in a restaurant is “how would you like it done? Steak Doneness is simply a gauge of how thoroughly cooked your piece of steak is. Do you know how to determine the doneness of beef? Cooking tips like these will…

Teriyaki Beef Stir Fry – Easy and Tasty 30 Minute Meal

Bowl of beef stir fry

When busy weeknights roll around, some of my favorite 30 minute meals are stir fries.  This teriyaki beef stir fry is loaded with flavor and the goodness of healthy vegetables and is on the table in less than 30 minutes. This delicious recipe for teriyaki beef stir fry has tender slices of beef, sauteed with…

Lasagna Roll Ups – A Variation of the Traditional Casserole Recipe

Lasagna roll up

We love Italian food in our house and lasagna is one of our favorites.  For today’s visit to Italy, I decided to roll up my lasagna noodles into neat little individual serving sized lasagna roll ups that will have your family thinking they are in Italy! Rolling the lasagna noodles makes the ingredients hold the roll…

Smokey 3 Bean Chili – Ready in 30 minutes

Smokey 3 bean chili is ready in 30 minutes

One of my favorite go to meals when I really want to please my husband is chili.  He loves anything spicy and has never met a chili he didn’t make friends with!  Normally, I cook it in the crock pot or give it a low simmer on the stove for hours. But tonight, I just…

Beef Taco Lettuce Wraps

When you are trying to watch your weight and eat in a more healthy manner, it sometimes seems that mealtimes are boring. But that does not have to be the case. We love tacos but want to cut carbs.  My alternative is a bright and colorful take on the normal recipe by using lettuce leaves…

How To Cook Perfect Spare Ribs

The secret to perfect spare ribs is long slow cooking

One of the big pleasures of the summer is all of the BBQ cooking that is done.  It is the idea way to socialize with friends when the temps are high and the feeling is casual.  And nothing is better on the grill than perfect spare ribs. Summer BBQ Time – How to Cook Perfect Spare…

25 Delicious Ways to Use Zucchini and Summer Squash

25 ways to use zucchini and summer squash

25 Ways to use Zucchini What is not to love about zucchini? It is a super easy to grow vegetable, especially for beginning gardeners, is prolific, is low in calories and tastes great. But by the end of the growing season, you are likely to have bucket loads of it and the neighbors will be…

Taco Stuffed Pasta Shells

Taco stuffed Pasta Shells makes a great, easy week night meal that the kids will love. Get the recipes at recipesjust4u.com/taco-stuffed-pasta-shells

Treat Your Family to these Stuffed Shells – Taco Style We love any kind of pasta at our house, but when I am in the mood for something special, I like to serve stuffed shells. This delicious take on my normal recipe uses Taco sauce to give them a unique Mexican flare. The kids will…

Crock Pot Beef Tips in Moroccan Mushroom Sauce

Crock Pot beef in Moroccan Mushroom Sauce

Crock Pot Beef Tips If you love the flavor of Moroccan food and love crock pot recipes that are both savory and sweet, give this Crock pot beef tips in Moroccan mushroom sauce a try. My husband loves all types of Moroccan and Indian foods.  Our local favorite restaurant closed down recently, so I have…

Garlic Lover’s Roast Beef

Garlic Lover's Roast beef

Recipe from The Gardening Cook Ingredients: 2-3 lb rump or eye round, with all fat trimmed off 3-4 cloves garlic, cut into thin slivers olive oil spray (I used my Misto sprayer) kosher salt to taste fresh cracked pepper, to taste 2 tsp dried chopped rosemary 2 tsp fresh basil 1 tsp dried sage 3…

Saucy Asian Meatballs

Saucy Asian Meatballs

I am always looking for new easy appetizers for party foods, particularly things that can easily be served on a tooth pick and eaten while standing. These saucy Asian Meatballs make great party appetizers and your guests will love them. These Saucy Asian Meatballs make a Great Party Appetizer One of the best things about…

Enchilada Recipes – Easy & Flavorful Recipes Featuring Enchiladas

Spicy and flavorful fillings wrapped in a corn tortilla and drizzled with a savory sauce – everyone loves enchiladas. These tasty enchilada recipes are easy to make and will have your family asking for them again and again., Enchilada recipes for dinner anyone? When I go to our favorite Mexican restaurant, I almost always choose…

Pizza Stuffed Peppers

Pizza stuffed peppers

Pizza Stuffed Peppers Make a Great week Night Meal One of my favorite week night hearty meals, when I feel like spending a bit of time on a recipe is stuffed peppers. This recipe for pizza stuffed peppers takes a normal meat stuffing to a new level by mixing in your favorite pizza toppings to…

PALEO MONGOLIAN BEEF

Paleo Mongolian Beef

If you follow a Paleo diet and like Asian foods, this Paleo Mongolian Beef recipe is the perfect choice.  It features thin strips of beef in a deliciously tasty sauce that will become an often cooked recipe and one of your family’s favorites. Best of all? It’s one of my 30 minute meals! Paleo Mongolian…

Easy Beef Stroganoff

Easy Beef Stroganoff, on the table in 30 minutes!

Looking for 30 minute meals that just scream comfort food?  I have you covered! This 30 minute easy beef stroganoff recipe is a real favorite with my family.  It is rich and hearty and perfect for a night when the days begin to get shorter and are much cooler. I love it because it only takes…

Easy Pizza Pasta Casserole

Easy Pizza Pasta Casserole

This easy pizza pasta casserole recipe is one that will have the whole family come running.  The spicy sliced pepperoni provides the zip in this casserole and also gives it the pizza name.  Perfect for busy week nights, this recipe is so easy to do and comes together quickly.  It’s almost as fast as making…

Easy Parmesan Meatloaf – The Ultimate Comfort Food

Easy Parmesan Meatloaf

This recipe for Parmesan meatloaf has a great list of fresh spices in the mixture.  Add in my marinara sauce recipe for extra taste and your family will ask to have this dish again and again. I am tired of meatloaf recipes getting a bad rap.  With the right blend of spices, you can turn…

Salisbury Steak – Easy Beefy Comfort Food Amish Recipe

Amish Salisbury Steak

 This Amish Salisbury steak recipe is inexpensive and easy to prepare.  A simple herb gravy tops patties of ground beef for a week night comfort food meal. This classic Amish country meal idea is an oldie but goodie at our house. The traditional Salisbury steak recipe, done Amish style.  Delicious flavor!  What is not to…

Beef Broccoli & Couscous Stir Fry

Beef Broccoli & Spinach Stir fry

It is rare for me to make steak or roast beef without having some left over beef.  I’m always looking for ways to use up the extra pieces in a tasty and healthy way.  I made steak with a rosemary and balsamic glaze the other day and had one small piece left.  So I came…

Steak with Cuban Style Marinade

Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds of boneless sirloin strip steak 1/2 tsp cumin 1 1/2 tsp oregano 2 tbsp McCormick Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning 2 tbsp olive oil 1/4 cup of orange juice juice of 1/2 fresh lime grated lime zest Get the directions from The Gardening Cook

Montreal Steak – Sweet and Spicy Rub

  Recipe from The Gardening Cook. Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds of boneless Ribeye Steak (sirloin strip works well too.) 1/2 tsp Red pepper flakes 1 tbsp. Light Brown Sugar 1 tbsp McCormick Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning Get the directions from The Gardening Cook.

Grilled Rosemary & Balsamic Steak Recipe

Grilled Rosemary Balsamic Steak

We barbecue every Saturday night at our house, rain or shine, summer or winter.  My husband does the grill and I prepare the side dishes.  (easy ones – it gives me a sort of night off from cooking once a week.) This week grilled balsamic steak with fresh rosemary is going on the grill. Grilled…

Stuffed Shells with Homemade Taco Sauce

Taco Stuffed shells with homemade sauce

 Printable Recipe:  Stuffed Taco Shells with Homemade Sauce This recipe for stuffed Taco shells is sort of a combination of the traditional stuffed Italian shells with a distinct Mexican flair.  The sauce is homemade and so is the taco seasoning. Place the pasta shells in boiling water and cook until almost al dente.  Drain and…