Apr 282015
Cowgirl Beef & Bean Skillet

My boys have been eating this since they were in diapers and it’s still a family favorite. We always serve it over cooked rice. Start the rice before you fry the ground beef and the rice will done about the same time as the Beef & Beans. When the boys were little, and their sisters were […]

Apr 282015
Six Layer Beef Bake

This is another one of those casseroles that’s been around since the 1960’s. Raw ground beef, rice, vegetables and canned tomatoes all bake in a covered casserole for 2-1/2 to 3 hours, or until done. The casserole can be put together the day before and refrigerated overnight. Then, 3-hours before you need supper, place the […]

Apr 282015
Porcupine Meatballs

This recipe has been around since the 1960’s. It expands 1-pound of raw ground beef with 1/2-cup of uncooked rice. Modern variations of this recipe often use minute rice, and condensed tomato soup as the sauce. This is the original version that used uncooked dry white rice and canned tomato sauce. The seasonings are mild so […]

Apr 282015
Meatball Master Recipe

Meatballs used to be a lot more popular than they currently are. People still like them of course, but not as many home cooks prepare them these days, as they did in the previous century. Meatballs take more time to prepare than simply frying up a pound of ground beef. When you’re trying to get […]

Apr 262015
How To Beat The High Cost Of Beef

How To Beat The High Cost Of Beef According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average consumer price of the cheapest ground beef was $4.20 in March of this year (2015). That’s for the fatty stuff, 70% lean and 30% fat. Lean and Extra lean ground beef were averaging $6.09 in March, or about […]

Apr 252015
Southern Style Goulash

I used to top most casseroles with shredded cheese. Now that we don’t use cheese anymore, I’ve taken to using buttered cornflake crumbs instead. It’s a satisfying substitute. You’ll find the recipe for them directly after the recipe proper. This recipe has been one of my more successful adaptations to gluten free, dairy free cooking. The original […]

Apr 252015
Salisbury Steak

Salisbury Steak was invented by Dr. James Salisbury in the late 1800’s. He was an early low-carb diet advocate. He recommended patients eat chopped beef, lightly seasoned with onion if necessary, shaped into patties and broiled until done. Originally it was eaten plain, without gravy. Now most version recommend serving it topped with brown gravy and […]

Apr 252015
Superior Gluten Free Brown Gravy

Brown gravy gets it’s color though several different methods. If the broth you use is very brown, then this will make your gravy the right color. Some people add Kitchen Bouquet liquid browning sauce. It’s available in a small bottle, usually  near the gravy packets or bouillon cubes at your supermarket. Kitchen Bouquet is gluten […]

Apr 252015
Homemade Gluten Free Sloppy Joe Seasoning Mix

Making your own Sloppy Joe seasoning mix, saves a small fortune over buying the prepackaged gluten free version from the store, plus it can be prepared with as much or as little salt as you want to add. I’ve used cornmeal as the thickener because my step-mother, who is from Nicaragua, uses it to thicken tacos […]

Apr 252015
Homemade Gluten Free Taco Seasoning Mix

Since this is a make-ahead mix, you can prepare several packets at once and keep them on the pantry shelf. If you’re not into making homemade mixes, then you just make tacos, and when the preparation instructions call for you to add a packet of mix, simply measure all of the mix ingredients straight into […]

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