Hearty Meatball Soup with Spinach

Total Time: 35 minutes; Makes 6 servings Ingredients: 2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped (~2 tsp minced) 1.5 lb lean ground beef (7% fat) 1/2 cup Italian-style bread crumbs 1 egg, beaten (or 1/4 cup egg substitute) 2 Tbsp sun-dried tomato pesto 1/2 tsp kosher salt, divided 1/2 tsp pepper, divided 1 Tbsp olive oil 8…

London Broil / Steak Marinade (mom’s recipe)

My mom’s go-to steak marinade: 1/2 cup olive oil 4 tsp. Montreal Steak Seasoning (McCormick) 4 Tbsp soy sauce 1 cup red cooking wine (or other red wine on hand) meat tenderizer to taste Combine and marinate London Broil or steaks in a ziploc bag in refrigerator. Grill and enjoy!

Beef Stew with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Makes 6 servings. Ingredients: 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not oil-packed) 1.5 lb beef stew meat 12 medium new potatoes (1.5 lb), cut in half 1 medium onion, cut into 8 wedges 1 bag (8 oz) baby-cut carrots (about 30) 2 cups water 1.5 tsp. seasoned salt 1 bay leaf 1/4 cup cold water 2 Tbsp…

Vegetable-Beef Barley Soup

Makes 10 servings. Ingredients: 1.5 lb beef stew meat 1 small bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup) 3/4 cup 1-inch green beans 3/4 cup chopped onion 2/3 cup uncooked barley 2/3 cup fresh (or frozen) whole kernel corn 1.5 cups water 1 tsp salt 1 tsp chopped fresh or 1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves 1/4 tsp…

New England Pot Roast

Serves 8 Ingredients: 3 to 3.5 pound beef boneless chuck roast 1 Tbsp vegetable or olive oil 8 small potatoes, cut in half 3 cups baby-cut carrots 1 large onion, coarsely chopped (1 cup) 1 jar (5 oz) prepared horseradish 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 1 cup water Directions: Trim excess fat from beef. …

Cheeseburger Subs

MAKES 6 SERVINGS Ingredients: 2 Bakery deli-style sub rolls 1/2 cup ketchup 2 tablespoons mustard, I used dijon aluminum foil 1 1/2 lb ground beef 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/2 to 1 cup shredded mexican blend cheese, divided 1/2 cup pre-diced tomatoes, divided 1/2 cup pre-diced red onions, divided 2 cups lettuce…

Taco Salad

My mom’s recipe. Ingredients: 2 lb ground beef or turkey, cooked 1 large sweet onion, chopped 2” block of cheddar cheese, shredded 1 head lettuce, chopped finely 2 large diced tomatoes Mix together in a large bowl. Sauce: ½ cup ketchup ½ cup sugar ½ cup olive oil ¼ cup vinegar Shake above 4 ingredients…

Grilled Steaks with Mushroom Piquant

Prep time: about 20-25 minutes.  Serves 2. 3/4 lb grilling steaks (strip, ribeye, tenderloin) {2 steaks} 1/2 tsp kosher salt 1/4 tsp pepper 3 Tbsp olive oil 8 oz sliced baby portabellas 1/2 cup good red wine 1 cup beef gravy 1 tsp Dijon (or spicy) mustard 1/2 tsp Creole or Old Bay seasoning 2…

Shepherd’s Pie with Cheddar-Spiked Mashed Potatoes

Total time, start to finish = about an hour. Filling: 1 Tbsp olive oil 2 cups of baby carrots 1 cup pearl onions (frozen or jarred, no need to thaw if frozen) (or substitute 1 large sweet onion, chopped) 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/4 pound lean beef round, cut into 1-inch cubes 1 Tbsp…

Roasted Vegetables with London Broil

Roasted Vegetables with Steak – 15 minutes prep; 25 minutes bake, serves 2 with small amount of left-overs or 4-5 when recipe is doubled. 1 [2] Red onion 1 [2-3]  Red bell pepper 1 [2] 8-oz container of sliced baby portabella mushrooms 1 [2] bunch of asparagus 1 Tbsp olive oil (approximately) 1.5 [2.5] pound…