Meat · PASTA

Creamy tomato beef noodle

1 lb ground beef
8 oz shells medium 
1 yellow onion 
4 garlic cloves
1 cup beef stock 
1 15oz marinara saue 
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup sour cream 
2 tbsp flour 
1 tsp oregano 
1 tsp basil 
1 tsp parsley 
1/2 tsp paprika 

First cook pasta as directed. Then in sauce pan brown beef and drain and set aside. In pan add in diced onion and minced garlic. Add in 2 tbsp olive oil and saute until onions and garlic are soft and fragrant. Then add in the flour and make a rue. Slowly add in the beef stock, heavy cream and marinara sauce. Add in seasoning and bring to a boil. Boil until sauce thickens. About 7 minutes. Then add in the meat, shells and cheese. Mix and then add sour cream. Serve hot with a side salad! Enjoy 

low carb · Lunch · Meat

Turkey Curry Meatballs

1 lb ground turkey 
1 tsp curry powder
1/4 cup almond flour 
1 egg
salt and pepper
2 medium red potatoes cut into wedges
1 cauliflower cut into pieces 
2 cups torn kale 
2 shallots 
3 tbsp chopped lemongrass 
1/2 cup coconut milk 
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes 
2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
1 box couscous  

in a bowl add in the ground turkey and add egg, almond flour, curry and a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix well and then make 2inch round meatballs. Place meatballs into a cast iron skillet and heat with a little olive oil. Brown each side of meatball and then place into heated oven at 375 for 10-12 minutes until meatball is cooked through. Then while meatballs are in oven cut up the potatoes into small wedges, cauliflower into bite size pieces and the kale. Place onto a foil lined sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil and lightly salt and pepper. Toss well and once meatballs are done place into oven @425 degrees and roast for 35 minutes until tender and browned. 
While that is baking to make sauce, heat 1 tbsp olive oil in small skillet  then add in shallots and lemon grass, stirring for 5-7 minutes on medium heat. Add in a tsp of flour and then slowly add in the coconut milk a little at a time so the flour doesn’t clump. Bring sauce to a slow boil and let thicken. Remove from heat and stir in fresh basil. Cook couscous as directed. 
To serve place 2-3 meatballs to plate and pour sauce over top. serve with side of roasted veggies and couscous. 

Dinner · low carb · Low Carb Dish · Lunch · Meat

Philly Cheese Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients: 
1 lb turkey burger
1 tsp garlic salt  
1 cup mushrooms diced 
1/2 yellow onion diced 
4 cloves garlic 
olive oil for drizzling 
salt and pepper about a tsp of each maybe a little more 
3 colored peppers 
6 slices provolone cheese
1/2 cup mozzarella
dash of worshishire sauce 
(can garnish and add sage but not necessary) 

Directions:
Brown turkey burger and then season with garlic salt about a tsp. Add water and let simmer away to flavor meat. 
Add onion, mushroom and sauce until soft about 3 minutes. Then add in the garlic and sauce until fragrant.  Give a splash of whorshishire sauce to give it a little extra pow. Cook another minute or so. 

Slice peppers length wise or slice off top and take out guts. (this is just up to your liking) 

Then add in 1/2 cup of grated mozzerella cheese to skillet and  mix until melted. Then stuff the peppers with the meat mixture. Cover with foil and bake at 375 for 30 mins. After 30 mins top each pepper with a slice of provalone cheese and let melt and brown on top. Then enoy! 
Serve with side salad. ( Mixed greens) 

Dinner · low carb · Lunch · Meat

Octoberfest Sheet Pan Dinner

4-6 Bratwurst Sausage 
12 oz dark beer (Guinness) 
2 garlic cloves crushed
1 white onion cut into large wedges
2 12 cups cut in half brussels sprouts 
1 1/2 cups baby carrots cut in half lengthwise 
1 bag baby potatoes 
2 apples cut into thick slices 
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 
2 tblsp brown sugar 
1/2 tsp caraway seeds
3 3tbsp stone ground mustard 

Directions: 
Pierce the sausages with a sharp knife and add the beer to a saucepan over medium high heat and add the sausages and garlic. (if they dont cover the sausages add a little water. 
Bring to a boil and turn to medium low heat for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside. 
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line sheet pan with foil.
In small bowl mix apple cider vinegar, mustard and brown sugar. Mix to combine and stif until brown sugar dissolves. 
Add veggies to a large bowl and pour mixture over veggies. Mix well. 
Then place veggies onto baking sheet. Top with brats and season with caraway seeds salt and pepper. 
Bake for 45 minutes tossing halfway though. Remover from oven and serve with warm bread. You can also serve with sour kraut if you would like! Enjoy! 

Dinner · Lunch · Meat · PASTA

Italian Subs

Ingredients:

1 lb Italian sausage

1 lb ground beef
1 egg
1 cup Panko
3 tbsp ketchup
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
1 lb mozzarella cheese shredded
2 240z jars marinara sauce (your choice brand)
8-10 rolls or hoagie buns your choice

(Freeze half the meatballs and sauce and reheat for a later date) 

Place everything into a large bowl and mix well. Very well so that everything is one color.
Line a baking sheet with foil and turn oven to broil setting.
Roll meat into 2 inch balls and place onto pan.
Brown in oven for 3-4 minutes on each side until they are firm and dont fall apart when rolled. 

Chicken · Dinner · low carb · Low Carb Dish · Meat · Uncategorized

5 Freezer meal chicken thighs and drumstick bags!

Honey Garlic Chicken drumsticks
8-10 chicken drumsticks
1 cup chopped onions
1/3 c. Honey
3 garlic cloves minced
2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp red pepper flakes
2 tbsp olive oil
In a gallon freezer bag place chicken and drizzle with olive oil. Mix all seasoning in a bowl and pour over chicken. Seal bag and smoosh around until the seasoning is well distributed over each chicken. Remove all air from bag and seal well. Place into a baking sheet and freeze.

When ready to cook take out and place into baking dish and bake at 400 degrees for 45-60 minutes until chicken is cooked through. (You don’t need to thaw just throw in and bake! You can also do crock pot but this is best thawed. Cook on low for 4-6 hours or high for 3-4. Serve with green beans and rice for the perfect dinner!

Sesame Chicken drumsticks

    8-10 chicken drumsticks
    2 inch piece ginger peeled and grated
    4 green onions chopped
    1/2 cup soy sauce
    1/3 cup brown sugar
    1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
    1 tsp toasted sesame oil
    1/2 tsp chili flakes
    1/2 tsp sesame seeds

In a gallon freezer bag place chicken and add in each ingredient. Then seal bag and smoosh until mixed well and evenly distributed. Freeze in baking sheet.

To cook in crockpot thaw and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4.

For baking place into baking dish and preheat oven to 400 degrees bake for 45-60 minutes until cooked through. Serve over rice with Asian veggies. Enjoy!

Cilantro lime chicken thighs

    6-8 chicken thighs
    4 garlic cloves minced
    1/4 c. Chopped cilantro
    3 tbsp lime juice
    1 tsp cumin
    1 tsp chili flakes
    Pinch of salt and pepper

In a gallon freezer bag place chicken and drizzle with olive oil. Add all ingredients into bag and seal. Mix until well distributed. Remove all air from bag and freeze.

To bake place into oven at 425 degrees 45-60 minutes until chicken is cooked through.

In crock pot place thawed chicken and cook on low for 4-5 hours or high for 6-8 until chicken is cooked through.

Herb chicken thighs

  • 6-8 chicken thighs
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp basil
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 6-8 garlic cloves
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

In a gallon freezer bag place chicken and drizzle with olive oil. In bowl mix all ingredients then pour into bag. Seal and smoosh chicken until seasoning is well distributed. Place into baking sheet and freeze. To cook place into baking dish and bake at 425 degrees for 45-60 minutes until chicken is cooked clear through. At 30 mins make sure to pull chicken apart so it cooks evenly.

To make in crockpot thaw and place into crockpot. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours until cooked clear through.

Sticky Orange Chicken

  • 8-10 drumsticks
  • 1/4 c. Balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 tsp salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

To bake place into baking dish and bake at 400 degrees for 45-60 minutes. At the 30 min mark make sure to arrange ch Ike. So they cook evenly.

In crockpot thaw and place into cooker. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4.

Dinner · Meat

Braised Beef Short Ribs

Ingredients: 

6 beef short ribs
4 whole carrots peeled, chopped and halved
4 celery stalks chopped into 2 inch pieces
4 garlic cloves smashed and chopped
1 bag frozen perl onions
2 cups red cooking wine
2 cups beef broth
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
2 sprigs fresh thyme
3 bay leaves
salt and pepper
olive oil
1/2 white onion chopped
1 pack polenta
1 garlic bulb 

First  preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place ribs onto cutting board and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and rub into meat.
In a dutch oven drizzle with olive oil and heat to hot. Place ribs into pot and sear each side for about a minute and half on each side. Remove and place onto plate.
Crush and dice the garlic cloves and dice the half of white onion. Add into same dutch oven on medium heat so you dont burn the garlic. Saute until soft about a minute. Then add in the carrots that are peeled, chopped into 3 inch chunks and sliced in half. Do the same with the celery. Saute for another minute. Then add in wine and beef broth and bring to a boil. Add the ribs back into pot. Then add in fresh rosemary, thyme and bay leaves. Pour int he pearl onions and mix. Make sure all the meat is submerged. Then place lid on and place into oven for 3 hours.
For roasted garlic slice tops of bulb off to expose top of each garlic clove. Then drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with a little salt. Wrap in tin foil and place into oven for an hour with the short ribs. (not in pot) 

For polenta I like to slice into thin pieces and heat in a skillet adding a little milk at a time until creamy. Once garlic is done squeeze out 3-4 garlic cloves and mash with fork. Then add to polenta. Add fresh thyme and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. 

When ribs are done. Remove the ribs and veggies and place onto platter. With the remaining liquid add in 1/4 cup water with 2 tbsp corn starch and bring to a boil. Stir and boil until it becomes a thick gravy.
To assemble place polenta in bottom of bowl place ribs on top with veggies and cover with gravy. Enjoy! 

Chicken · Dinner · Lunch · Meat · Soups · Uncategorized

Gumbo

You’ll need:

1 large chicken breast cooked and diced

2 links smoked sausage cut into 2 inch slices

1 lb uncooked shrimp tail on

1 cup celery

4 garlic cloves minced

1/2 pablano pepper diced

1 yellow onion diced

1 tsp dried thyme

1 14oz can diced tomatoes

1-2 Cajun style flavor cube McCormick (in seasoning isle)

6 cups water

1/4 cup flour

1/4 cup butter

Green onions chopped

2 cups uncooked brown rice

First chop all veggies and slice meats. In a Dutch oven add in chopped onions and minced garlic and drizzle with olive oil. Sauté until soft the. Add in chopped pepper and celery. Cook for a few minutes until they are soft then remove and place into bowl. Add in butter and melt and then slowly add in the flour and make a past. As soon as paste forms add in water slowly stirring until you have all water in. Add flavor cube and stir. Start with one cub and once gets boiling taste of you need to add a second one do that after it has been boiling for at least 10 minutes. Add in all veggies, seasoning, can tomatoes, cubed chicken and sliced smoked sausage. (Don’t add shrimp at this time) Bring everything to a boil and let boil for 12-15 minutes stirring occasionally. Cook rice as directed separately. After boiling for 15 minutes add in shrimp and boil another 3-5 minutes remove from heat. If it doesn’t have enough spice you can add some Cayenne pepper and salt and pepper to taste. Then to serve place rice in bowl and top with gumbo sprinkle on chopped fresh green onions and enjoy!!!

Dinner · Lunch · Meat · Uncategorized

Hamburger skillet

You’ll need: (this makes two meals so throw one in your freezer)

2 lbs burger

2 15.5oz cans diced tomatoes

1 bag frozen mixed veggies

1 medium yellow onion diced

2 cups beef stock

1 tsp dried thyme

1 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp garlic powder

Salt and pepper to taste

1 lb grated mozzarella

2 tbsp dried parsley flakes

Directions:

Brown burger and drain. Dice onions and add to skillet and sauté until onions are tender. Then add the canned tomatoes, frozen veggies and beef stock. Bring to a boil and add in spices. Let simmer for 5 minutes. Place half the mix in a freezer container and cover with half the mozzarella cheese and sprinkle with parsley. (Cover with foil and freeze for a crazy night you don’t have time to cook)

With remaining mix in pan spread even and cover with cheese and sprinkle with parsley place under the boiler just u til cheese is melted . Serve with garlic bread and side salad! Enjoy!