Category Archives: Healthy, Delicious Recipes

These little meatloaves cook as fast as any burger, and I encourage you to use the grill. I rely on my instant-read thermometer for these just to keep it simple—no guesswork involved. These can also easily be baked in a 350 degree oven for about 25 minutes if you don’t want to grill them; I suggest using a broiler rack if you oven-bake them. The sauce can be made 2 or 3 days in advance—if made in advance, cool, cover … continued…

Mini Meatloaves with Pineapple BBQ Sauce
Barb Freda Healthy, Delicious Recipes Summer Grilling Tips, Tools & Techniques

I believe there is always a good reason to have a meal ready at the end of a long day full of sunshine and Spring weather. And the truth is, I am always happy to enjoy stroganoff.   Prep Time 10 minutes (less if you don’t brown the meat first) Cook Time: 6 to 8 hours on low in slow cooker Serves 4   1 teaspoon vegetable oil 1 pound Laura’s Lean Beef Eye of Round, cut into cubes 1 … continued…

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff
Barb Freda Healthy, Delicious Recipes Holiday Cooking

This is pure comfort food to me—rice, beef, the spicy flavor of sausage and the slowly cooked vegetables. They all come together in one dish here. A cast-iron skillet is perfect and it makes a great serving dish, stovetop to table. Prep Time: About 15 minutes Cook time: About 30 minutes Serves 6   8 ounces Laura’s 96% Lean Ground Sirloin 8 ounces loose sausage 1 cup finely chopped onion 2 stalks celery, finely chopped 1 large red bell pepper, … continued…

Beef and Sausage Dirty Rice-f
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I get so pleased to see herbs coming up in my garden or appearing in the markets with the arrival of Spring and warmer weather that I am always looking for ways to use them. Here, I just chop my favorites into the burgers, top with additional herby cheese and a sweet mayonnaise. These are great without a bun, but you can add one if preferred. Prep time: About 5 minutes Cook Time: 5 to 7 minutes Serves 4   … continued…

Spring Herb Cheeseburger
Barb Freda Healthy, Delicious Recipes Summer Grilling

The Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky serves up the original hot brown, a delicious open-faced sandwich of turkey and bacon covered with mornay sauce and topped with fresh tomatoes. In honor of the Kentucky Derby, we’ve made a twist to this classic dish by substituting lean beef for turkey, using turkey bacon and making our sauce with skim milk.   Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 15 Serves 4   Sauce: 4 teaspoons butter 2 tablespoons flour 2 cups skim … continued…

Sirloin Hot Brown
Barb Freda Healthy, Delicious Recipes Memorable Meals

I like to use Laura’s 96% Lean Ground Round or Ground Sirloin for these different meatball variations I’ve played with over the years. These are basic recipes that can be sauced or changed slightly for different meals. All you need to know is what you’re putting on top.   1. Classic Italian Meatballs — Mix lean ground beef with garlic powder, dried basil and oregano, Parmesan cheese and an egg (one egg per pound of beef). Shape into 4 large … continued…

Classic Meatballs
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To me, asparagus means spring, and every year I look for any number of ways to use it in my recipes. Here, I combine it with lean ground beef and the bright, lemony flavor of dill in a quiche. This is an easy to make dinner (especially if you buy pre-made pie dough) and only needs a simple salad to complete it. You could also make this recipe in quiche crusts made in mini cupcake tins for a party appetizer. … continued…

Spring Quiche with Asparagus and Beef
Barb Freda Healthy, Delicious Recipes Holiday Cooking Memorable Meals

This comes together quickly and is a lovely way to serve any steak. The flavors are bright and fresh. Prep Time: About 10 minutes Cook time: About 10 minutes Serves 4   3 tablespoons flour Salt and Pepper to taste 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 pound Laura’s Lean Beef Eye of Round cut into 4 slices 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 6 green onions, thinly sliced 1/2 cup beef broth 1 tablespoon capers, drained 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed … continued…

Steak with Lemon, Capers and Onion2
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Homemade enchilada sauce is nice and easy—and lets you control the amount of fat and salt added, which makes it a good choice over a canned sauce. If you like, double or triple the amount here and freeze it in batches for future use. The most authentic recipes use dried chiles, which are toasted, then rehydrated and blended with water or stock and garlic. But for today’s purposes, we are using a shortcut—ancho chili powder, which you can find in … continued…

Beef Enchiladas
Barb Freda Cool Weather Cooking Entertaining Ideas Healthy, Delicious Recipes Holiday Cooking

What if you replaced crust with ground beef? You get a crustless, spinach-filled “pie,” that’s what. I saw a breakfast recipe using sausage that inspired me to try this–and I was looking for a way to make something spinach-filled to celebrate National Spinach Day. This is a fun way to serve up something that will keep the low-carbers happy. I used regular-sized muffin tins, but you could make tiny little pies by pressing the beef into mini-muffin tins and filling … continued…

Mini Beef and Spinach Pies
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