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Beef and Veggie Soup

1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained, optional
1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup chopped green pepper
1 cup chopped sweet red pepper
1 cup chopped fresh tomato
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream and tortilla chips, optional

In a skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain.

Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the tomato sauce, beans if desired, vegetables and seasonings. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until thick and bubbly, stirring occasionally. Serve with cheese, sour cream and chips if desired. Yield: 8-10 servings (about 2-1/2 quarts).

Freeze Beefy Vegetable Soup in serving-size containers for quick, no fuss lunches.

Recipe found here: Beef and Veggie Soup

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Swedish Meatballs Alfredo

2 jars (15 ounces each) roasted garlic Alfredo sauce
2 cups heavy whipping cream
2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
3/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dill weed
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 package (32 ounces) frozen fully cooked Swedish meatballs, thawed
Hot cooked egg noodles

In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first seven ingredients. Stir in meatballs. Cook, covered, on low 2-3 hours or until meatballs are heated through.

Sprinkle with paprika. Serve with noodles. Yield: 10 servings

Recipe found here: Swedish Meatballs Alfredo

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Coffee-Braised Short Ribs

4 pounds bone-in beef short ribs
1-1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1-1/2 pounds small red potatoes, cut in half
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
1 whole garlic bulb, cloves separated, peeled and slightly crushed
4 cups strong brewed coffee
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons butter

Sprinkle ribs with 1 teaspoon salt, coriander and pepper. In a large skillet, brown ribs in oil in batches. Using tongs, transfer ribs to a 6-qt. slow cooker. Add potatoes and onion.

Add broth to the skillet, stirring to loosen browned bits. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half. Stir in garlic and remaining salt; add to slow cooker. Pour coffee over top. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender.

Remove ribs and potatoes to a serving platter; keep warm. Strain cooking juices into a small saucepan; skim fat. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half. Stir in vinegar. Remove from the heat; whisk in butter. Serve with ribs and potatoes. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Coffee-Braised Short Ribs

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Touchdown Brat Sliders

5 thick-sliced bacon strips, chopped
1 pound uncooked bratwurst links, casings removed
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
1 cup dark beer or nonalcoholic beer
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon pepper
16 dinner rolls, split and toasted
2 cups cheddar and sour cream potato chips, crushed

In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon; drain, reserving drippings. Cook bratwurst and onion in drippings over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain.

Stir in the cream cheese, beer, mustard and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Stir in bacon. Spoon 1/4 cup onto each roll; sprinkle with chips. Replace tops. Yield: 16 sliders.

Recipe found here: Touchdown Brat Sliders

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Cabbage Roll Casserole

2 pounds ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 cans (15 ounces each) tomato sauce, divided
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dill weed
1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 cups cooked rice
4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1 medium head cabbage (2 pounds), shredded
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
Coarsely ground pepper, optional

Preheat oven to 375°. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat, crumbling beef, until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in one can of tomato sauce and next six ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 5 minutes. Stir in rice and bacon; remove from heat.

Layer a third of the cabbage in a greased 13×9-in. baking dish. Top with half of the meat mixture. Repeat layers; top with remaining cabbage. Pour remaining tomato sauce over top.

Cover and bake 45 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. If desired, sprinkle with coarsely ground pepper. Yield: 12 servings.

Recipe found here: Cabbage Roll Casserole

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Old Fashioned Goulash

2 lbs ground beef or turkey
3 tsp minced garlic
1 large Yellow onion, diced
2 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup beef broth
1/3 cup olive oil
2 (15­ounce) cans tomato sauce
2 (15­ounce) cans diced tomatoes
1 T Italian seasoning
3 bay leaves
1 T seasoned salt
1/2 T black pepper
2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked
1 cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1/2 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese

1. In a large pan, saute your ground meat in skillet over medium-­high heat until HALF cooked,
remove from heat.

2. Add garlic, onions, olive oil & until meat is fully cooked.

3. Add water and broth, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning, bay leaves, and
seasoned salt, and pepper. Mix well.

4. Lower heat and cover ­ allow to cook for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

5. Add in the uncooked elbow macaroni to the skillet, stir well until everything is combined.

6. Cover once again and allow to simmer for about 30 minutes.

7. Once cooked, remove the bay leaves.

8. Add only the cheddar cheese and mix until combined.

9. Add mozzarella right before serving

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Beef & Spinach Gyros

Beef & Spinach Gyros

1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
6 green onions, chopped
1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
2 teaspoons lemon-pepper seasoning, divided
1 large tomato, chopped
1 cup (8 ounces) fat-free plain yogurt
1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
6 pita breads (6 inches), halved
12 lettuce leaves
1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese

In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink. Add the spinach, onions, olives and 1 teaspoon lemon pepper; heat through. Stir in tomato; set aside.

In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, mayonnaise and remaining lemon pepper. Line pita halves with lettuce; fill with beef mixture and feta cheese. Serve with yogurt sauce. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Beef & Spinach Gyros

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