Beef

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

Taco Wraps – Spicy Mexican Tortilla Cheeseburger Wrap Recipe

Cheeseburger taco wraps

This recipe for taco wraps takes the tastes of cheeseburgers and spicy tacos and combines them into one tasty Mexican tortilla recipe.  This is one of my husband’s favorite 30 minute meals. Do you love the taste of tacos?  If so, you’ll love this delicious lunch time meal.  (See my easy taco melts for another…

Easy Parmesan Meatloaf – Cheesy Easy Meat Loaf Recipe

Cheesy Parmesan meat loaf

Are you tired of the same old boring meat loaf recipe? This easy Parmesan meatloaf is flavored with Italian inspired fresh herbs and topped with a layer tasty Parmesan cheese and a delicious homemade marinara sauce.   The recipe  is fall comfort food at its best and a great addition to your collection of Italian…

One Pot Lasagna Soup Recipe – Easy Hearty Ground Beef Italian Soup

Best lasagna soup

This one pot lasagna soup recipe is a meal in a bowl brimming over with bite sized lasagna noodles, and rich marinara sauce smothered with cheesy goodness. Onions, garlic and fresh Italian herbs give this mouth watering soup a delicious aroma and taste.  Once you have had this soup, you may never ask for normal lasagna…

Beef Noodle Casserole – Tasty – Easy Gourmet Dinner Recipe

Ground beef and noodle casserole

This delicious beef noodle casserole is bursting with the flavor of both cream cheese and cheddar cheese to make this a gourmet casserole that will make meal time seem really special.  The recipe is easy to make and can be prepared ahead and then baked later in the day to make the dinner hour hassle…

30 Minute Easy Taco Melts – Spicy Taco Biscuit Recipe

Easy taco melts

If you are having a day when getting dinner on the table is a chore, then these quick and easy taco melts will become one of your favorite 30 minute meals.  These delicious bundles have a spicy flavored meat center with cheese, all baked inside a rolled out slice of biscuit dough. For another great…

Easy Beef Goulash – One Pot Whole30 Beef Stew

Whole30 Beef Goulash

This easy beef goulash is a hearty one pot Whole30 Beef stew that combines cubes of beef with red bell peppers, sliced mushrooms and onions. The flavors in the goulash are deliciously coated and seasoned with a rich paprika tomato sauce. This is one of my favorite comfort food Whole30 recipes that is perfect for…

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…

16 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! Fall is the time for hearty recipes like lasagna.  For…

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

These healthy beef taco lettuce wraps prove that healthy eating is anything but boring at our house! These wraps make a great main course and is also one of my favorite easy appetizers. My alternative is a bright and colorful take on the normal recipe by using lettuce leaves instead of tortilla shells. Best of…

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

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 pretending to not be home…

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

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 the stuffing mixture. One of the great things about…

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…