Easy Peasy Shepherd’s Pie

Today is my daughter’s first performance. It’s pretty exciting for her and myself. I cannot wait to see her out there on the field. It’s football season here which is the hype of Texas. I don’t buy into it much. I do now because she is a part of it. Do you have a teen in sports or color guard?

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If you do then you know what I mean when I say dinner can be a hassle. Trying to cook in between school, practices, and events is virtually impossible at times. That’s why I love this recipe for Easy Peasy Shepherd’s Pie. It’s not a slower cooker meal which most favor at this time of year but the prep is simple and it can be refrigerated for baking at a later time. However, I like to cook it in one whack.

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Most of the time I will let the other half boil the potatoes while I run to get her from practice. Then I come back and make the meat and toss it all together. This dish comes together super easy! Plus, it will feed a mountain of people. It usually feeds us while leaving me some for lunch the next day. 

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 This is not a traditional recipe just a break off of the real deal. It cuts time down but it is still rich in flavor. Easy to serve up running in the door late night or running out on a early night dinner. I hope you all enjoy this simple dish at the end of the back to school week. At least it’s a three day weekend! Happy Labor Day! Now off I go to see her and leave you with a recipe. 

Easy Peasy Shepherd's Pie
Serves 6
Ground beef mixed with corn and gravy topped with boil potatoes and cheese.
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 6 potatoes; peeled and diced
  2. 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
  3. 1 package brown gravy mix
  4. 2 cans of corn
  5. 1 onion; diced
  6. 3 cloves of garlic; minced
  7. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  8. 3 cups sharp cheddar cheese
  9. 1 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet, add in diced onion, minced garlic and olive oil. Bring to a medium heat and saute for about 1 minute. Add in ground beef and cook until browned.
  2. Meanwhile, place cubed potatoes in a pot of water with one teaspoon salt. Boil for 20 minutes until tender. Drain and set aside.
  3. Once ground beef is browned toss in the two drained cans of corn. Stir in the corn and add the gravy packet to the mixture. Stir well. The gravy will thicken around the beef. Turn off heat.
  4. Layer ground beef into a baking dish. Layer potatoes over the meat. Top with three cups of cheese. Broil on high for 3 to 5 minutes. Pull from oven and serve.
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Czech Goulash – Cesky Gulas

The aroma of this dish alone is intoxicating! It is probably one of top number one meals to have as back to school commences. On a quiet day with all the teenagers gone, working or away at school,  I can put on dinner in advance and just let it slow cook on the stove. I need to write a recipe for this goulash for a method by slow cooker. For now I will continue the stove top method. 

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Cesky Gulas also know as Czech Goulash is basically a simple Hungarian goulash. It is one of the many goulash recipes Czech people have. I am hoping to get a chance to share many different goulash recipes with you as we proceed into the Fall and Winter. One of my recent favorites other than the Cesky Gulas is the Segedínský Guláš which is a pork instead of beef cooked with sauerkraut. It’s not a sour dish like one would think. The pork is tender with a vibrant but mild taste that pairs well with a beer (pivo).  I hope to learn how to make this dish when my soon to be mother in law makes it for my birthday. I would much rather have her cooking then go to a restaurant!

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Cesky Gulas is generally paired with houskové knedlíky and a pivo (beer).  The houskové knedlíky are bread dumplings made from stale french bread, milk, Wondra, eggs, and baking powder than boiled and sliced to serve. They are wonderful! When we make these the entire family goes wild over them. You must have a good beer with it too. Something stout or with a stinky flavor like Shiner or Pilsner Urquell. 

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Time after time making this dish to photograph it’s been impossible. The family usually eats it all even the hidden dishes of it that I set aside. This time I made three times the recipe to be sure that I would have leftovers to share with you. Oh! It’s also better on the second day once the flavors set into the meat overnight. This is a dinner with lunch the next day type of dish. Here is the recipe for the goulash. Soon I will share the recipe for the dumplings if you all are interested. Let me know below!

Czech Goulash – Cesky Gulas
Serves 6
Traditional Czech goulash made with paprika, onions, and beef.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
2 hr
Total Time
2 hr 20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
2 hr
Total Time
2 hr 20 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  2. 2 large yellow onions, chopped
  3. 3 lbs stewed beef in 1/2 inch cubes
  4. 4 to 6 tablespoons Hungarian paprika (fresh is best)
  5. 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  6. 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  7. 3 tablespoons Wondra flour
  8. Water to cover
  9. Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Warm the oil in a large pot on medium heat. Add the onion and garlic. Add the beef and allow it to brown on the outside.
  2. Add paprika and stir till meat is covered. Add Wondra flour and tomato paste just until the juice is soaked up then add water to cover meat with some extra. Make sure to mix the flour in well to remove all lumps.
  3. Add in salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer on low for about two hours. The sauce will gradually thicken and meat will become tender and fall apart. Once the sauce is thick and meat is tender it is ready to serve.
Notes
  1. Serve with noodles, dumplings (boiled bread), or Spätzle. To make gluten free use cornstarch instead of flour for the thickening agent. Can also be served with rice.
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Splash Party Beef Fajitas

Before school starts and the summer is almost over I wanted to share with you a few poolside #SplashParty recipes. Something you can eat by the pool, lake or beach. 

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For my Splash party I had some quality time with V’s parents before they leave to Italy and Switzerland for a month. I would love to trade places with them. One day I will have the chance to go. In the meantime, I really hope they have a wonderful trip. What a beautiful place to visit Italy is. 

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We grilled up some beef fajitas that we picked up at a local Mexican market. They are pre-seasoned and simple to throw on the grill. We bought some fresh tortillas and paired it with grilled vegetables, cojita cheese, and sour cream. They take less then 10 minutes on the grill. It’s the perfect poolside meal. 

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If you have leftovers all you have to do is make a quesadilla out of the meat and tortillas. Don’t forget to pair it with a good beer or margarita (if your of age). This will help the meal be even more delightful.

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Fresh salsa like this Pick Your Own Heat Salsa is a good topping along with guacamole, fresh lime, cilantro. 

Beef Fajitas
Serves 5
Spicy pre-seasoned fajitas that are great by poolside.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 4lbs Beef Fajita meat
  2. 1 red onion; sliced into rounds
  3. 2 bell peppers; sliced into strips
  4. 2 dozen fresh tortillas
  5. 1 block of cojita cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat the grill to 350 degrees F.
  2. Slice red onion into rounds. Separate onion into half. Put half of the onion in one bowl. Slice bell peppers into strips and place in the bowl with half of the onion.
  3. In a grilling skillet, vegetable bowl or on foil, grill vegetables until tender. Set aside covered. Place meat onto hot grill and cook for 3 1/2 to 4 minutes and flip. Cook for 3 1/2 to 4 minutes. Test a piece to make sure it is cooked but do not over cook as it will become tough.
  4. Pull off grill and slice on a cutting board. Serve with cojita cheese, sour cream, fresh onion and cooked vegetables.
Notes
  1. You may also serve with salsa, guacamole, fresh lime and cilantro.
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Peperoncini Pot Roast – Dressing Recipe

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My son exclaims to me that his all time favorite dressing is Zesty Italian by Kraft. No doubt I have used it for years in salads, pasta salads and many other side dishes. I’ve also used it in main dishes like this Peperoncini Pot Roast for a dressing recipe.

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I love to make slow cooker dishes with tons of flavor like this one for parties. It allows me to start the dish the night before the party. That always helps to give me extra time the day of the party along with more time visiting with friends. It’s zesty and perfect for all times of the year. 

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I like to pick it up at Walmart while shopping for the rest of my supplies. The new Kraft Pourables have been reinvented with a new, better taste! It helps make this Peperoncini Pot Roast a knock out dish.

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Kraft Zesty Italian now has even more herbs & spices! It’s easy for this salad dressing recipe to be put together on Thursdays for Friday night football games. It serves up well on the go too!

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Make it with plenty of carrots and potatoes so there is no need for a side dish. Just top the meat with Zesty Italian dressing layering the meat over the potatoes and carrots. Slow cook it all night for a easy peasy dinner.

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The Classic Ranch is now creamier, with more buttermilk and savory herbs. I have some put up for snacking. Love both of these dressings. They are so versatile! For more great recipes follow along with #FoodDeservesDelicious.

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Peperoncini Pot Roast
Serves 4
Slow cooked pot roast topped with peperocini's and zesty Italian dressing.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
12 hr
Total Time
12 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
12 hr
Total Time
12 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 - 3lb pot roast
  2. 4 carrots
  3. 4 red skinned potatoes
  4. 1 bottle of Zesty Italian dressing
  5. 2 tablespoons peperoncini rounds
Instructions
  1. Slice carrots into halves. Slice potatoes into wedges. Add carrots and potatoes to the bottom of the slow cooker. Top with beef. Pour the zesty Italian dressing over the beef and top with pepperocini's.
  2. Add 1 1/2 cups water and put on high. Leave on high until water starts to boil. Turned down to low and cook for at least 8 hours until meat falls apart. Serve with potatoes and carrots.
Notes
  1. If you want to flip roast be careful with the vegetables so they don't fall apart.
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Spicy Beef Brisket Carnitas

Today I would like to share a recipe with you that Vojta’s loves. He just dances around me in the kitchen when I say I am making this. For Father’s Day I will usually put these Spicy Beef Brisket Carnitas on the night before. It’s beefy and tender. He really enjoys all the levels of flavors. Sometimes I like to make it with more heat just to surprise him. Always when I ask what do you want me to make it is this dish or pulled pork sandwiches

Spicy Beef Brisket Carnitas By Mooshu Jenne

It is super simple to make so it gives me more time to spend focusing on him for his special day. Just simply put all the ingredients into a crockpot and cook overnight. It has to cook overnight. No other way around it. That is what make the flavors merry so well in this dish and allows the meat to be wonderfully tender. 

Spicy Beef Brisket Carnitas

Even as a photographed this he held my white boards and drooled. He then devoured my subject food and is now currently snoring beside me. Spicy beef brisket carnita’s is the perfect dish to make for Father’s Day so you can spend time doing whatever he like. My other half loves to watch NASCAR, play PS3, devour these carnitas and then snore so loud it could wake the dead. We just enjoy that he is happy. After all it is his day. He has raised our daughter since she was three. He real father passed before she was born. I think that really says something that someone she acts just like him. You don’t have to be blood related to pick up mannerisms. It’s hilarious. In fact, they love Duck Dynasty. Today she had her matching shirt on that he and her have. It’s a Si shirt. They can sit in the living room and laugh at that show but seriously I could see them doing of that stuff which is kind of scary!

Spicy Beef Brisket Carnitas
Serves 12
Beef brisket slow cooked in spices, limes and chipotle peppers.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 hr
Total Time
15 hr 20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 hr
Total Time
15 hr 20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 - 3lb beef brisket
  2. 3 cloves of garlic
  3. 2 limes; halved
  4. 1 bundled of cilantro
  5. 2 tablespoons paprika
  6. 1 tablespoon cumin
  7. 1 - 32oz container of beef broth
  8. 1 large yellow onion; sliced into rounds
  9. 1 large red onion; sliced into rounds and then halved
  10. 1 small can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  11. 3 packages of tortillas
  12. 1 package of cheese your choice
Instructions
  1. In a crock pot, add in beef brisket, beef broth, and halved limes. Put have the bundle of cilantro in; don't chop. Add in sliced yellow onion. Add in chipotle peppers, garlic, cumin and paprika. Turn pot on high. Once it comes to a low boil turn to low and cook overnight until brisket falls apart.
  2. Once brisket comes apart pull apart and let cook in juices. Serve on tortillas with fresh lime, cilantro, red onion and your choice of cheese.
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Hopefully they won’t. Laughter is key in our home and so is FOOD! We revolve around it, get excited about, and then scarf it down. That’s why holidays are so exciting because it is all about our little family and the food. I hope this dish brings a bit of foodie happiness to your table and Happy Father’s Day coming to all the wonderful Dad’s in this world.

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Beef Carnitas for Cinco De Mayo

Are you getting ready for Cinco De Mayo on Monday, May 5th? What are your big plans? Any goodies you plan to make? I love this time of year. It’s spring (in Texas it feels like summer) and all the fresh veggies and fruits are starting to look ripe at the stores. Not to heat up the house I usually make these beef carnitas in a crock pot but this time I popped them in the oven. 

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This is usually a meal that when I say dinner is ready I get toppled over to for them to get to it. My oldest son doesn’t like Spanish food. I know it’s odd but he is just a sandwich type of kid. I don’t get it either. That or French and Italian foods. 

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The other half loves Spanish food almost more than he loves Czech food. I usually make these because it can feed a lot of people. I’ve made these beef carnitas for a funeral, for birthdays, and for general cookouts. Not once have they failed to be a huge success. This summer I plan to make these for a poolside treat and possibly to take with us out to the fourth of July festival here. I am debating these over corn dogs; what would you choose?

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Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated in the United States and in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla). It’s popular here in Texas and you will see a lot of celebrations in the streets and markets depending on your area. Are you ready to celebrate your mouth? I am!

Beef Carnitas
Brisket slow cooked in broth, limes, chipotle peppers, garlic and cilantro.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
5 hr
Total Time
5 hr 20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
5 hr
Total Time
5 hr 20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 large beef brisket ( I usually buy about 2lbs or more)
  2. 1 bundles of cilantro
  3. 4 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  4. 3 cloves of garlic; minced
  5. 1 red onion; sliced in rounds
  6. 2 limes; cut in halves
  7. 1 32 oz container beef broth
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
  2. In a foil pan lay brisket meat side down and fat side up. Add chipotle peppers, sliced onions, minced garlic, two halved limes and half a bundle of cilantro to the pan. Top with beef broth and cover.
  3. Bake in oven for 5 hours or until brisket easily pulls apart. Serve on tortillas of your choice with fresh cilantro, coijta cheese, and red onions. Toppings are completely up to your taste buds.
Notes
  1. To cook in a crock pot. Simply add everything to the crock pot. Bring to a low boil in on high heat and then turn to low and cook overnight.
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Meat Lovers Lasagna & Easter #NewFavorites

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Spring always seems to be that time of year everyone is getting back into gear. It’s like wiping away that winter fog and getting things ready for a busy summer. What I enjoy about Stouffer’s Meat Lovers Lasagna is how easy it is to make for a springtime dinner. Even better when I am on the run trying to pick up eggs and fun decorations for my daughter to pop this in the oven allowing us more time to decorate.  It’s such an easy meal!
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I love when she can shop herself and just run into Walmart and grab what I send to her on her phone. Generally, her and one of her brother’s will run in and grab a pasta dinner and Texas Toast for the perfect pairing. 

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Stouffer's Meat Lover's Lasagna with New York Texas Toast for Spring Dinner #NewFavorites #CollectiveBias #shopDo you have a go to meal or easy meal that you make when trying to have fun decorating for Easter? What plans do you usually have for Easter. We generally always try to make eggs in plenty of different styles. I think this year I would like to try eggs drawn on with markers. 

Stouffer's Meat Lover's Lasagna with New York Texas Toast for Spring Dinner #NewFavorites #CollectiveBias #shopLasagna is always a meal I think you need more of and really a little bit for each person goes such an absolute long way. This is the family size and it really is enough to feed all six of us with the Texas Toast on the side of course ;) 

Meat Lovers Lasagna and Texas Toast
Serves 6
Meat lovers lasagna with Texas Toast
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 package Stouffer's Meat Lovers Lasagna Family Size
  2. 1 box New York Texas Toast
Instructions
  1. Cook Stouffer's lasagna for 9 minutes on high in the microwave and then cook at 50% power for 20 minutes. For Texas Toast just cook as directed on the box. Serve while coloring eggs!
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Moroccan Beef Stew

Just one day away till Halloween. It’s raining here but it’s suppose to make its way out before tomorrow nights festivities. What are your plans this Halloween? We are ordering pizza and I plan to make some cupcakes with a Halloween swirl. Though on Fall nights like this I love to make stew, soups, and goulashes. There just happens to be more then one way to make a goulash. My other half would assume this Moroccan beef stew is a goulash. I say it’s a stew. You can decide for yourself :)

Moroccan Beef Stew

 The aromatic smell of the allspice and cinnamon as this simmers on the stove reminds me of Fall. Most of all I dig the usage of apricots and raisins. Dried fruit really gives the dish flavor and color. I added some dried apricots to the top for more color but I cook some in the dish too. Too add a bit of green you can top with parsley or basil though we eat it without those.

Tonight, I plan on helping my daughter carve a pumpkin. I know the other half will probably take over and do his rendition of a Halloween Michael Myers pumpkin just like in the films and on the cover. I hope if it’s not to wet outside to get some pictures of my eerie graveyard and the pumpkin this evening. Do you make your own Halloween decorations? I have too much fun doing it. I don’t make costumes though. Sewing is not my forte. 

Moroccan Stew

Thinking of tomorrow night is anyone planning on watching the Ghost Adventures two hour Transylvania episode? I am going to try to catch at least half of it. I know for some part of it we will be trick or treating. What time do you head out? Do you wait till dusk or just go at around 7:00P.M.? We usually wait until dusk but lately more people have been starting earlier especially if it is a school night. However you celebrate I hope your preparations for All Hallow’s Eve are underway. 

Moroccan Beef Stew

Total Time: 2 hours

Serving Size: 8

Moroccan Beef Stew

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 lbs. beef stew meat
1 large yellow or white onion; diced
1 tablespoon fresh ginger; diced
3 cloves garlic; minced
1 tablespoon allspice
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
1 cup red wine
1/2 cup ketchup or 1 small can tomato paste
2 to 3 cups beef broth
7 whole dried apricots; sliced
1 handful of raisins
1 tablespoon Wondra flour
Salt and pepper

Instructions

In a large pot, add in olive oil and beef stew meat. Add in diced onion, garlic and ginger. Saute until the meat is browned. Add in allspice, cinnamon and crushed red pepper. Mix well. Add red wine to deglaze pot. Add ketchup and beef broth. Bring to a boil and lower to a simmer. Add some of the apricots and all of the raisins. Simmer for about an hour to an hour and a half.

Once meat is tender add the one tablespoon of Wondra flour and stir well. Add salt and pepper. Serve over rice or pasta. Top with apricots for extra color.

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Meatball Stroganoff with Land O’ Lakes #SauteExpress

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Some weeks you just really want to do nothing but easy recipes that will fulfill your family. What’s worse is when you are tired of the same foods. I like making classic authentic food as much as the next but sometimes I hack it to make it delicious and easy. This Meatball Stroganoff is easy but gets easier with Land O’Lakes Saute Express Saute Starters. Helps me cut out the garlic and chopping of herbs. Super simple to start a meal off with!

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I like to make a plan for the week with recipes that I know I can make or teach the teens to make. It’s great to plan meals for the week as it will help you throw out less produce. Just like tonight’s tortilla soup I made in which I also used the Saute Express Starters in it. Letting nothing go to waste!

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Simply melt the starters in a pan and add in mushrooms, onions, and other goodies. The Saute Express Starters are good in soups or saute chicken. I like to just keep a notepad file of the recipes I want to make for the week. This week the plan is to make Czech goulash, Moroccan stew, taco soup, pasta pie, and a few other dishes. Do you have a weekly menu?

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These are not only wonderful for sauteing foods they are also delicious on breads. Toast french bread and use it like a spread over the bread before toasting. Super scrumptious! Using #SauteExpress on Twitter or Instagram you can find more recipes featuring different Saute Express Starter flavors. They can easily be picked up in the butter and spreads section at Walmart.  I have a feeling the garlic and herb and the lemon pepper will soon become a staple in my fridge.

Meatball Stroganoff

Total Time: 30 minutes

Serving Size: 8

Meatball Stroganoff

Ingredients

For Meatballs:
1 lb ground beef
2 cloves garlic; diced
1/2 white onion; diced
1/2 cup fresh Italian parsley
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
2 tablespoons olive oil
For Stroganoff:
1 - 32 oz container beef broth
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 white onion; diced
8 white mushrooms; sliced
4 tablespoons quick mixing flour
3 tablespoons sour cream
1 - 16 oz package of egg noodles
1 teaspoon paprika
Salt and cracked black pepper

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix beef, garlic, onion, parsley, bread crumbs, and milk in a large bowl. In a glass casserole dish add 2 tablespoons olive oil, roll meatballs, and place in dish. Bake for 30 minutes until cooked thoroughly.

In a large pot bowl water for egg noodle per package directions. Drain and set aside.

In a deep skillet, add saute express starters, onions, and mushrooms. Saute for about 2 minutes. Add beef broth, paprika, salt and pepper. Bring to a bowl and simmer for 5 minutes. Add heavy whipping cream and lower to a low boil for about 10 minutes until it starts to thicken. Add quick mixing flour stirring well for no lumps. Cook for another 5 to 7 minutes until the sauce thickens. Add three tablespoons sour cream; stir until well incorporated. Once the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, remove from heat, and serve over egg noodles along with meatballs.

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Italian Beef Sandwiches

Cooking on Friday’s is NOT my forte’. With that being said, crock pots can come in handy when you want to make a meal and run off to see the new Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters film. These Italian beef sandwiches cook wonderfully easy in the crock pot without to many ingredients too; it is a budget friendly recipe!

Italian beef sandwich, beef dinner

The new Percy Jackson movie is definitely a hit in my book. It would be fun to read the entire series but so far I have only accomplished reading the first book. As soon as the first film came out we went to the theaters to see it. Unfortunately, I did not get to see this movie on opening weekend. Though the next film I will make it a point to go see it opening weekend. Did you like the new Percy Jackson film?

After running off to see the new Percy film, since our power was out due to maintenance, we went shopping. The Italian beef for the sandwiches slow cooked the night before. Rue 21 has some great jeans on sale. My daughter picked up four pairs of jeans for $50. Can’t beat that! Once we got home from shopping I just clicked the crock pot on to warm and by dinner time the Italian beef was warmed up for the sandwiches. Made my Friday night cooking easy!

As fall approaches, my Friday nights are spent making easy dinners and watching Haven. This show has an amazing cast! I simply cannot wait for this show to come back on. Guess that means I need to make more easy dinners just like this one. Do you have any easy meals that you make on Friday’s?

Italian Beef Sandwich

Gosh! This sandwich really is the bomb! In Chicago a.k.a Chi-town, you can get these bad boys all around. Here in Texas, we have one joint in a 100 mile radius that sells these but nowhere close to what you get up north. Sometimes it is nice to go out to eat and just grab a drippy sandwich. I wish we had places here that sold good food like this Italian beef sandwich. At least for the meantime I can make these as good as the ones in Chi-town at home. So without further ado here is the recipe!

Italian Beef Sandwiches

Total Time: 12 hours

Yield: Makes about 10 to 12 sandwiches.

Italian Beef Sandwiches

Ingredients

1 jar of pepperoncini's
1 32 oz container of beef broth
1 can of crushed tomatoes
4 lbs beef bottom round roast (not chuck roast)
Salt and fresh cracked pepper
Hoagie rolls, baguette, or preferred bread

Instructions

In a crock pot, add beef bottom round roast and top with beef broth. Add in crushed tomatoes and all of the juice from the pepperoncini's. Use half of the pepperoncini's in the pot and reserve the rest for garnish. Top with fresh cracked pepper and salt. Turn crock pot to high.

Once the crock pot has warmed to high and the water has been simmer/boiling for a good hour or two you can reduce the heat to low and let cook overnight. Pull the roast apart and drop into the juice and set the heat to warm to keep a warm temperature for serving.

Slice bread down one side and fill with beef. Make sure to add some of the juice over the top flavor your meat and the bread. Garnish with fresh pepperoncini's and/or red onion.

http://mooshujenne.com/italian-beef-sandwiches/

Enjoy!