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Beef Lover’s

The most fabulous Beef Ramen Noodles

This is a Healthy ramen noodles recipe made with beef and vegetables instead of the supplied instant noodle packet.

Healthy Beef Ramen Noodles

Ingredients

1 Tbsp. vegetable oil

1 large onion chopped

1 red bell pepper chopped

1/2 head broccoli cut into florets

1 lb. Extra lean ground beef

6 oz ramen noodles (2 packets with seasoning packets discarded)

Salt and pepper

Sauce

1/4 c. soy sauce

1 Tbsp. brown sugar

1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar

2 tsp. sriracha sauce

1 clove garlic minced

1 scallion (chopped)

Directions

1. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add onions, peppers, and broccoli and cook until tender, approximately five minutes. Remove from the pan.

2. Add ground beef, season with salt and pepper, and cook until no longer pink. Drain fat and return vegetables back to the skillet

3. Make sauce: Whisk together soy sauce, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, Sriracha, and garlic.

4. In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add cooked ramen noodles and cook until tender, 2 minutes. Drain.

5. Add cooked ramen noodles to skillet and pour over sauce. Toss until completely combined. Taste and season with more salt and pepper, if necessary. Then garnish with green onions and serve.

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John Wayne Casserole

Ingredients


2 lbs ground beef or chicken browned and and drained


1 oz packet taco seasoning

16 oz can large biscuits


8 oz cheddar cheese shredded and divided

1/2 C. sour cream

1/2 C. mayonnaise


1 medium red bell pepper halved and sliced

1 medium onion halved and sliced


2 medium tomatoes sliced

4 ounces canned sliced Jalapeno peppers

Directions

1. Preheat your oven to 350 F. Next, grease a 13×9 glass baking dish with cooking spray. Place the biscuits in the previously prepared pan in a single layer and press into the pen, joining them together, pressing the dough halfway up the sides of the pan.

2. Bake the biscuits in the preheated oven for fifteen-twenty five minutes; checking every few minutes after fifteen, the dough should be very light brown where the edges are just starting to get color. Remove from the oven and set aside, leave oven on.

3. While biscuits are baking, combine the browned ground beef with the taco seasoning and water and cook according to packet instructions. Transfer cooked taco meat to a bowl and set aside. Wipe out pan.

4. In a separate bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, half of the cheddar cheese, and half of onions. Stir well and set aside. Saute the remaining onions and bell peppers on the taco meat pan until slightly tender.

5. On top of baked biscuit crust, layer ingredients in the following order: taco meat, tomato slices, bell pepper and onion mixture, Jalapeno peppers, sour cream mixture and sprinkle with remaining shredded cheese. Bake uncovered for thirty-forty minutes or until edges of dough are lightly browned and cheese is melted.

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Keto Taco Casserole

A cheesy keto taco casserole that is excellent for family dinners and potlucks alike!

Keto Taco Casserole

Ingredients

2 lbs ground beef or turkey

1/2 large onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 large bell pepper, diced

1 packet of taco seasoning (or 4 tablespoons of homemade taco seasoning)

4 eggs

2 C. Mexican cheese, shredded

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°

1. In a skillet heated on medium-high heat, cook the ground beef with the green peppers, onions, and garlic. Once the beef is no longer pink, drain the excess oil using a strainer and return the beef mixture back to the pan. Stir in the taco seasoning.

2. Transfer the beef mixture to a casserole dish and spread it out evenly. In a small bowl, combine the eggs and half of the shredded cheese. Stir the mixture until the eggs are lightly beaten. Next, pour the egg mixture evenly over the beef into the casserole dish. Mix the casserole a bit to ensure that the cheese gets in between the meat.

3. Top the casserole evenly with the remaining cheese, and bake uncovered in the preheated oven for twenty-five minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Once the casserole is done, remove it from the oven and top with your favorite keto taco toppings like tomatoes, green onions, and sour cream. Serve immediately.

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Korean Beef Bibimbap from HelloFresh

This recipe takes its name from the Korean word for mixing rice. Which is just what you’re meant to do after serving it: put your rice in a bowl, add the toppings, and mix it all together so that those flavors and textures combine in a glorious mishmash. There are plenty of flavors and textures going on here, too, like sweet carrot, juicy zucchini, and beef tossed with garlic, ginger, and soy.

Korean Beef Bibimbap with veggies and mushrooms

Ingredients

2 Zucchini

4 scallions

8 oz button mushrooms

12 oz carrots

4 garlic cloves

1.5 C. Jasmine or cauliflower rice

2 thumb ginger

10 tsp. White wine vinegar

2 Tbsp. sesame oil

20 oz ground beef, chicken or turkey

4 Tbsp. Soy sauce

1-4 tsp. siracha sauce (Be careful, it’s hot)

2 Tbsp. sugar

4 tsp. Olive Oil, divided

Salt and pepper

Directions

1. Wash and dry all produce. Trim and halve zucchini lengthwise; thinly slice crosswise into half-moons. Trim and thinly slice mushrooms. Trim and thinly slice scallions, separating whites from greens. Peel carrots; shave lengthwise into ribbons, rotating as you go, until you get to the core. Discard core. Peel and mince ginger. Mince the garlic.

2. In a medium saucepan, combine rice, 1¼ cups water (2¼ cups for 4 servings), and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to low. Cook until rice is tender, fifteen-eighteen minutes. Keep covered off heat until ready to serve.

3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine scallion whites, vinegar, and a pinch of salt. Set aside to pickle. In a separate small bowl, combine sesame oil, half the soy sauce (you’ll use the rest later), 1 TBSP sugar (2 TBSP for 4 servings), and as much sriracha as you like.

4. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large, preferably nonstick, pan over medium-high heat. Add carrots; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, until just tender, three-four minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl. Add zucchini and another drizzle of oil to pan. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, until tender, four-five minutes. Transfer to bowl with carrots. Add mushrooms and another drizzle of oil to pan. Cook, stirring, until tender, three-five minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to bowl with other veggies.

5. Heat another drizzle of oil in same pan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and ginger. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, twenty-thirty seconds. Add beef and cook, breaking up meat into pieces, until lightly browned, three-four minutes. Drain any excess grease from pan. Increase heat to high and cook until beef is browned, crisp, and cooked through, two-three minutes. Stir in remaining soy sauce and cook until mostly evaporated, one-two minutes.

6. Fluff rice with a fork; divide between bowls. Arrange beef, zucchini, carrots, and mushrooms on top. Top with pickled scallion whites (draining first). Drizzle with sauce and any remaining sriracha to taste. Sprinkle with scallion greens and serve.

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Juicy Monterey Jack Burgers from HelloFresh

Melty Monterey Jack Burgers

Ingredients

24 ounce Yukon potatoes

1 red onion

2 cloves garlic

1 Tbsp fry seasoning

10 tsp. balsamic vinegar

4 Tbsp mayonnaise

2 tsp. sugar

1 Tbsp. olive oil

20 ground beef

1 C. Monterey Jack cheese

Salt and pepper

4 hamburger buns

Ingredients

1. Adjust rack to top position and preheat oven to 425 degrees. Wash and dry all produce. Cut potatoes into ½-inch-thick wedges. Mince or grate 1 clove garlic (2 cloves for 4 servings). Halve, peel, and thinly slice onion. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise and as much garlic as you like (start with a pinch, then taste and add more from there if desired). Season with salt and pepper.

2. Toss potatoes on a baking sheet with a drizzle of oil, half the Fry Seasoning (all the seasoning for 4 servings), salt, and pepper. Roast on top rack until browned and crispy, 20-25 minutes.

3. Heat a drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned and softened, eight-ten minutes. (TIP: If onion starts to brown too quickly, add a splash of water.) Stir in vinegar and 1 tsp sugar (2 tsp for 4 servings). Continue cooking until caramelized and jammy, 2-3 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper. Turn off heat; transfer to a second small bowl. Wash out pan.

4. Shape beef into two equal-sized patties (four for 4 servings); season all over with salt and pepper. Heat a drizzle of oil in pan used to cook onion over medium-high heat. Add patties and cook almost to desired doneness, 3-5 minutes per side. Top each patty with Monterey Jack. Cover pan to melt cheese and allow patties to finish cooking, 1-2 minutes.

5. Halve buns and toast until golden. Spread toasted buns with ketchup and garlic mayo to taste. Fill each with a patty and as much onion jam as you like. Serve with zucchini on the side.

A better photo is coming soon 😋

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Beef Ragù Spaghetti from HelloFresh

Beef Ragù Spaghetti

Ingredients

2 Zucchini, trimmed, quarter lengthwise; and cut crosswise into ½-inch-thick pieces.

2 Onions, peel, halved, and dice

4 garlic cloves, minced

1 lb. ground beef

1 Tbsp . Italian seasoning

1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes

12 oz. spaghetti

2 Tbsp. Beef stock concentrate

4 Tbsp. Garlic herb butter

1/2 C. Parmesan cheese

1 tsp. Chili flakes, optional

2 Tbsp. Butter

2 Tbsp. Olive oil, divided

1 tsp. Salt

1 tsp. Pepper

Directions

1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Wash and dry all produce. Trim and quarter zucchini lengthwise; cut crosswise into ½-inch-thick pieces. Halve, peel, and dice onion. Mince garlic.

2. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add beef and season with salt, pepper, and half the Italian Seasoning (you’ll use the rest later). Cook, breaking up meat into pieces, until browned and cooked through, four-six minutes. Turn off heat. (TIP: If there’s excess grease in your pan, carefully pour it out.) Transfer beef to a plate.

3. Once water is boiling, add spaghetti to pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until al dente, nine-eleven minutes. Carefully reserve ½ cup pasta cooking water (¾ cup for 4 servings), then drain.

4. While spaghetti cooks, heat a drizzle of oil in pan used for beef over medium-high heat. Add zucchini and onion. Cook, stirring, until softened, five- seven minutes. Stir in garlic and remaining Italian Seasoning; cook until garlic is fragrant, thirty seconds.

5. Add beef, tomatoes, stock concentrate, and reserved pasta cooking water to pan with veggies. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer until thick and saucy, five- ten minutes. (TIP: If mixture begins to stick to the bottom of the pan, stir in a splash of water.) Taste and season with salt and pepper. Stir in 1 TBSP plain butter (2 TBSP for 4 servings) until melted.

6. Add spaghetti and garlic herb butter to pan with ragù; toss to combine. Divide pasta between plates. Sprinkle with Parmesan and as many chili flakes as you like. Serve.

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Rich, Creamy and Cheesy Cowboy Soup

Cheesy Cowboy Soup

INGREDIENTS

1 lb lean ground beef

1 (16 oz.) package velveeta, cubed

1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated

1 yellow onion, finely chopped

4 small potatoes, chopped

1 red bell pepper, seeds removed, diced

1 (13.25 oz.) can whole corn kernels, rinsed and drained

1 (13.25 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 (4 oz.) can green chiles

3 C. low-sodium chicken or beef broth

2 1/2 C. whole milk

1/4 C. all-purpose flour

1/4 C. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. cumin

1/2 tsp. cayenne, optional

bacon bits, optional

kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to tast

Directions

1. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, melt butter in skillet, then whisk in flour. Cook roux for two-three minutes, or until golden brown, then whisk in whole milk. Season with salt and pepper, then remove from heat and refrigerate until ready to use.

2. Heat a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat and cook ground beef, breaking it up as it cooks, until browned. Season generously with salt and pepper and garlic powder, then transfer beef to a separate plate and drain all but two tablespoons of fat.

3. Add onion, potatoes and bell pepper to Dutch oven and cook for ten-twelve minutes, or until veggies are softened and fork tender. Season with salt and pepper, cumin and cayenne, then add corn, black beans and green chiles.

4. Return beef to pot and stir in chicken or beef broth. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer for fifteen minutes. Stir in refrigerated roux mixture, then add in cubed velveeta. Cover again and cook for another fifteen minutes, or until cheese is melted and soup is thick and smooth.

Serve hot, topped with cheese and bacon bits. Enjoy!!

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Not your Mom’s Meatloaf

Bell Pepper Meat Loaves

INGREDIENTS

3 bell peppers,

1 lb. ground beef, turkey or chicken

1/4 C. Panko bread crumbs

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1/2 onion, finely chopped

1/2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1 Tbsp. tomato paste

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1/4 c. ketchup

1 Tbsp. brown sugar

2 C. shredded Monterey Jack

1 Tbsp. fresh parsley, for garnish

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350° and line a medium baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut ends off peppers and finely chop (minus the stems), then set aside. Remove seeds and slice peppers into 2″ thick rings; you should be able to get 2 rings out of each pepper. Place on prepared baking sheet.

In a large bowl, stir together the beef with chopped peppers, bread crumbs, egg, Worcestershire sauce, onion, thyme, garlic, and tomato paste. Season with salt and pepper and stir until combined. Fill each pepper ring with meat loaf mixture.

In a small bowl, whisk together ketchup and brown sugar and brush on tops of meat loaves. Bake for thirty five minutes, then top with cheese, and bake five to ten minutes more, or until cheese is melty. Garnish with parsley and serve.

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Sweet, tangy and messy Barbecue Ribs

You seriously can’t go wrong with this crockpot fall off the bone ribs. These barbecue ribs are slowly cooked in the crockpot all day long and are great for when friends come over for game day, potluck or an easy family dinner.

Crockpot Barbecue Ribs

Ingredients

• 3 Tbsp. paprika

• 2 Tbsp. brown sugar

• 1/4 tsp. Cayenne pepper

• 1 tsp. salt

• 1 tsp. pepper

• 4 lbs pork baby back ribs

• 3 cups BBQ sauce

Directions

1. In a small bowl combine the dry ingredients together, then rub the mixture onto both sides of the ribs. Arrange the ribs in your crock pot – stand them up against the walls with the thicker side down and the meaty side against the wall. Pour BBQ Sauce all over the ribs, cover and cook for seven hours on low. Once the seven hours is up, brown the ribs in the oven. Line a baking sheet with foil, carefully remove the ribs from the crock pot and place them bone side up on the baking sheet.

2. Remove the fat from the crock pot then pour the remaining juices from the crock pot into a small saucepan using a strainer. Bring the sauce to a boil and allow to simmer for approximately fifteen minutes. Turn on your oven’s broiler and allow it to heat up. Once the broiler is preheated, brush the sauce on the ribs and broil for five minutes, take the ribs out, turn them over and brush them with sauce, then broil them again for about five minutes. Top with remaining sauce on the side and serve with a salad.

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Multi-purpose Mexican Shredded Beef

Excuse my absence from cooking for a long while my family and I unexpectedly had to put our beloved dog (Kianni) down about a week ago. She was a very sweet and special dog. It has been very sad for everyone in my family, but we’re thankful that she is no longer suffering. One of my fond memories of her is when she would clean up the food droppings I left on the floor. She was a great cooking sidekick. I am going to miss her so much!

Okay. Back to the recipe.

This all-purpose Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Beef is perfect for fajitas, tacos, burritos and more!  Fast and easy prep work and your crock pot does the rest. It was delicious! I promise you and your family will not be disappointed.

Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Beef

INGREDIENTS

3 pounds beef chuck roast

1 onion, diced

4 garlic cloves, minced

2 Tbsp. tomato paste

Juice of one lime (1-2 tablespoons)

1 Tbsp. chili powder

1 tsp. cumin

1 tsp. paprika

1 tsp. dried oregano

1 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste

1/4 tsp. red chili flakes

Directions

1. Combine together the chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, oregano and red chili flakes, Set aside. Add the chopped onion and garlic to the slow cooker with the tomato paste, lime juice, and just 1-2 teaspoons of the spice mixture.  Stir everything together until fully mixed.

2. Sprinkle the rest of the spices all over the chuck roast, patting to help it stick to the meat.Place the meat on top of the onion mixture and set cook on low for seven- eight hours. Total cooking time will vary for different roasts. 

3. After meat has cooked, use two forks to shred the meat, removing any large pieces of fat or gristle as you find them.   (If the meat is still too tough to shred, it needs to be cooked a little longer.  Cook for an additional thirty-sixty minutes and check it again.)  Stir to mix well with the sauce.  Cover and continue to cook on low for another thirty-sixty minutes. Before serving stir well again to mix the meat with the sauce.  Taste meat and season with more salt to taste.

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Kianni

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