Category Archives: Healthy, Delicious Recipes

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
Barb Freda Healthy, Delicious Recipes

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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I recently had a reader ask about recipes for one and it occurred to me that I have been enjoying this perfect lunch for one for years. It is so enjoyable, it is almost like comfort food for me. You don’t have to, but I like to warm the steak up in a nonstick skillet before adding it to the salad. I love the final result, hot and cold, savory and sweet (from the raisins). For the record, I eat … continued…

steak salad
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I know a lot of versions of this “porcupine” meatball call for uncooked rice, but I had some cooked rice to use up and this just seemed perfect for it. Sweet and sour sauce is a universal favorite, too. This is a great one-dish meal! Meat, starch and vegetables are all in the dish–but I often like to serve a simple cucumber salad on the side of this. I also don’t know why you couldn’t change this into a party … continued…

Meatballs plated
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I am always looking for new ingredients to try, and lately, lots of friends who have given up carbs are talking about shirataki noodles. They are long “noodles” made from the root of the vegetable konnyaku imo. The noodles are remarkably similar to pasta. So my dish of choice when I decided to try the shirataki is a quick stir-fry of beef with colorful peppers and onions served over the noodles. FYI — one serving of the brand I used … continued…

Sirloin-Shirataki-Noodles
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Did your favorite blog post make this list? If not, please share the link in the comments section below.   Top New Recipes: 1. Laura’s Lean Beef One Skillet Meal http://www.laurasleanbeef.com/blog/lauras-lean-beef-one-skillet-meal/ 2. Slow cooker Italian Beef With Porcini Mushrooms http://www.laurasleanbeef.com/blog/slow-cooker-italian-beef/ 3. Oktoberfest Laura’s Lean Beef Beer Stew http://www.laurasleanbeef.com/blog/oktoberfest-lauras-lean-beef-beer-stew/ 4. Hobo “Stew” http://www.laurasleanbeef.com/blog/hobo-stew/ 5. Baked Cheeseburgers http://www.laurasleanbeef.com/blog/lauras-lean-beef-baked-cheeseburger/ 6. Spaghetti and Meatball “Muffins” http://www.laurasleanbeef.com/blog/lauras-lean-beef-spaghetti-and-meatball-muffins/ 7. Cottage Pie with Sweet Potato Topping http://www.laurasleanbeef.com/blog/cottage-pie-with-sweet-potato-topping/ 8. Triple Decker Meatloaf http://www.laurasleanbeef.com/blog/triple-decker-meatloaf/ 9. Fat Tuesday Jambalaya http://www.laurasleanbeef.com/blog/fat-tuesday-jambalaya/ … continued…

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