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How about a filling snack? I’ve been thinking about a twist to my brother’s pepperoni roll for a while–I needed it to be both beefy and easy. That’s when I thought about the refrigerated crescent rolls. One roll makes a good snack; two rolls make a satisfying dinner. Prep time: About 15 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Makes 32 rolls   1 pound Laura’s 96% Lean Ground Sirloin 2 ounces stick pepperoni, finely diced 1 18-ounce jar pizza sauce 4 … continued…

Pizza Roll
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This was a lazy way out of rolling individual enchiladas but still ending up with the flavors I craved… and it probably saves a few calories per serving since there are only two tortillas in the whole thing. I used flour tortillas, but this would be great with soft corn tortillas, too. Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Serves 6   1 1/2 teaspoons oil 1 onion, diced 1 pound Laura’s Lean Beef Sirloin Steak, thinly sliced 1 … continued…

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This is simple and satisfying, really a classic. Made with sirloin, it doesn’t have to cook a long time since the steak is tender and ready to eat in minutes. Don’t skimp on the sour cream–it makes this dish what it is. If you want to make this ahead to reheat, don’t add the sour cream until you have reheated the dish and are about to serve it; the fat-free sour cream doesn’t always take well to reheating. Prep time: … continued…

beef stroganoff
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This makes enough for a big crowd and only requires about 5 minutes prep time. I made this when my daughter got it stuck in her head that she just had to have a good barbecue sandwich, something she craves ever since we spent 11 years in Kentucky. I do my best to recreate the flavors for her, and truth be told, this recipe is just about the simplest and, in fact, her favorite. We heat rolls in the oven … continued…

shredded beef BBQ
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Sometimes I crave very specific vegetables, and I created this when I was craving eggplant. I find it filling and satisfying, although the rest of the diners here in my house are not quite the fans I am. But I sliced the eggplant super thin using an inexpensive mandolin (a kitchen slicer)–when it was baked with the sauce and the meatballs, both of my tasters asked what it was they were eating–eating quite happily, I must add. No one missed … continued…

meatballs and eggplant
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I started craving mushrooms recently when I was writing an article about them. It occurred to me that it would be easy to bulk up a burger by adding mushrooms to the ground beef. I used a food processor to get a mushroom paste (known as duxelles), which I then cooked with some onion, garlic, sage and sherry, complementary flavors for the mushrooms. Prep time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 8 to 10 minutes Serves 4   10 ounces white mushrooms, … continued…

Beefy Mushroom Burger
Barb Freda Healthy, Delicious Recipes Heart Healthy Summer Grilling

I love a good curry–this curry rub enhances the great flavor of the beef and adds to the roasted cauliflower, a popular ingredient in Indian cuisine, as well. When you cut the cauliflower, slice straight down through the head so you get good slices that hold up to the high, dry heat of oven roasting. If you are on a low-carb eating plan, you will never miss the potatoes with this dish. Prep time: 5 to 10 minutes Cooking time: … continued…

curry ribeye
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This stew, which happens to be one of Brazil’s national dishes, couldn’t be simpler to put together or more satisfying. It is traditionally served with rice and cooked greens (think long-cooked collard greens, for example). I love the sharp, bright flavor of the sherry vinegar to finish the dish with. Note: As with all things stew-like, this is even better on days 2 and 3! Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 5.5 hours in slow cooker on high (plus one … continued…

Feijoada
Barb Freda Cool Weather Cooking Healthy, Delicious Recipes

The recipe list seems long, but all these ingredients lend this chili a real depth of flavor, so don’t skimp. This recipe already feeds 8, but feel free to double up for a crowd.   Prep Time: About 20 minutes Cook Time: 2 hours Serves 10   3 tablespoons oil 2 medium onions, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup shredded carrot 1 pound Laura’s Lean Beef 96% Lean Ground Sirloin 1 (8-ounce) Laura’s Lean Beef Eye of Round Steak … continued…

chili
Barb Freda Cool Weather Cooking Healthy, Delicious Recipes Holiday Cooking

I crave vegetables, especially this time of year when summer vegetables are a distant memory. Luckily, I love winter vegetables, too. This soup makes the most of what I can find that tastes great. I still like to add some green beans (go for frozen if you have to), and sometimes I have spinach to add or kale, which really are nice additions. The end result is a soup thick with vegetables, enhanced by a bit of Laura’s Lean Beef. … continued…

Beef and Vegetable Soup
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