Category: Beef


Spinach and Sausage Pasta with White Sauce

 

 

For Pasta

smoked sausage halved and sliced

2 cups of fresh spinach

2 small cloves of garlic diced

¼ white onion diced

dash of coarse ground black pepper

pinch of oregano

8 oz. pasta of your choice  (linguine /penne/small shells work well)

olive oil

 

For White Sauce

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons flour

¼ tsp. salt

1cup milk

¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese (do not use the kind in the green container, lol, use real solid parmesan)

 

Begin by boiling your pasta per directions until tender, set aside

In large saucepan drizzle olive oil, and add sliced sausage garlic, onion, pepper and oregano. Now brown ingredients thoroughly over medium heat.  When browned add washed and chopped fresh spinach, it takes only a minute to incorporate into the sausage mixture. Turn heat to low as you prepare the sauce.

In medium saucepan melt butter, add flour and salt, Mix together then add milk .Mix and add your Parmesan. Stir together and heat until thickened and bubbly, add pasta to the sausage mixture and sauce, Mix together..Enjoy!

 

 

Pot Roast

Another recipe from my super funny and fabulous best friend. This is her easy crock pot roast recipe…Enjoy!

Easy Pot Roast in the Crock Pot

Did I say I love my crock pot? Well, I DO!!! This is another easy recipe that you toss the ingredients in and get back to doing funner things than cooking.

2-3 pound beef roast ( I used boneless beef chuck I got on sale)

4-5 potatoes, cut into bite sized pieces

3 carrots chopped up into bite sized pieces, or just be like me and throw in whole baby carrots because chopping is boring

1 packet of onion soup mix

1 can of cream of mushroom soup

2 cups of water.

Put potatoes in first, then add your pot roast, add your soup, the water, the onion soup packet. Turn on low for 8-10 hours or high for 5-6 hours.

Bowl of chili with sour cream and cheese

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Super Easy “Almost  Homemade” Chili

1 lb. ground meat (you may use almost any kind of meat for this; beef, turkey, venison, pork)

6 15-16 oz. cans Bush’s Best(tm) Chili Beans

2 15-16 oz. cans petite diced tomatoes

2  15-16 oz. cans tomato sauce

¼-1/2 large onion diced

2 packages mild chili seasoning mix

large saucepan

Brown ground meat and diced onions in large saucepan, drain any grease, add to this one can tomato sauce, one can diced tomatoes and one package of chili mix. Stir well, now add the beans, remaining tomatoes and sauce and chili mix. Stir all ingredients together well, let simmer over medium heat for approx. 30-40 minutes . Let stand 5 minutes, serve.

Prep Time: less than 5 min.  Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Serves 10-12   Serve alone or with a variety of toppings, such as chedder cheese, sour cream, tortilla chips,  etc.  Enjoy!

Soup condensed, and canned, of the Campbell's ...

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This is recipe comes straight to you by my best friend. It is really yummy and my kids personal fav! Super easy to make, even my youngest daughter can whip it up!

“Mexican” Casserole. Not really authentic Mexican cuisine, but it is yummy and fills up a hungry crowd.

3 pounds of lean ground beef (can sub other meat if you wish)
12 flour tortillas
4 cups of shredded cheese of your liking (I find mexican or cheddar is best)
1 can el pato sauce
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 onion (diced)

Preheat oven to 350.
1. Brown your meat, add diced onion. Drain grease. Put meat back into pan and add soups and el pato sauce. Let simmer for about 15 mins
2. While meat is simmering, take a 9 x 13 dish and cover the bottom and side with a layer of tortillas.
3. Take your mixture and use half of it on top of your tortillas. Spread to cover pan. Take half of your cheese and sprinkle over your meat.
4. Add another layer of torillas over the first layer, like you would lasagna. Add the rest of your meat, spread evenly. Top with the remainder of cheese.
5. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

Feel free to add things. I like to add olives, bell peppers, you can add jalepenos, etc.

Author Crystal Taylor