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I love mixing fruit flavors with mustard – especially with fruit that is coming into season. If you are lucky, you’ve already gotten to enjoy some early peaches. I gave the flank steak a similar treatment to cooking brisket, but faster. If you want to really play on the peach theme, grill or broil some fresh peach halves to serve alongside of the steak. Prep time: about 5 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Serves 6   1 Laura’s Lean Beef … continued…

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This is our take on a classic. Helpful hint: use soft corn tortillas, not flour tortillas, which get gummy in the soup. The tortilla strips act like noodles. I love using corn on the cob and getting a little extra flavor from the cobs themselves, but you don’t have to do this. A drained can of corn will serve in place of corn on the cob. Prep Time: About 15 minutes Cook Time: About 20 minutes Serves 8 1 tablespoon … continued…

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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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This is a simple dish to make ahead and just heat up when it is time for dinner. It doubles easily for company–the surprise of the sweet potatoes for the top of this dish (instead of the more expected white potato topping) makes it a beautiful dish. This recipe is proof that sometimes the simplest of flavors come together in the simplest of ways for something sublime. Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes stove top, 25 minutes in … continued…

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This simple dish was inspired by a dish my sister makes using chicken sausage. The meatballs are a great, lean substitute. It’s easy to make in a hurry, but just as easy to make ahead and freeze. Prep time: About 15 minutes Cook time: About 15 minutes (cook pasta while cooking vegetables) Serves: 4   12 ounces Laura’s Lean Beef Italian Meatballs 2 red bell peppers 1 large onion 1 clove garlic 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano … continued…

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Like many Asian dishes, this has a lot of ingredients. Having all the vegetables chopped and ready to go helps save some time. It’s all worth the effort for the result – a light, chock-full-of-vegetable-goodness summertime soup. 6 cups beef stock 1-inch fresh ginger root sliced into rounds 1 pound Laura’s Lean Beef 92% Lean Ground Beef 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons sesame oil 1/4 cup egg substitute 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 cup chopped … continued…

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We make these worthy of the firecracker name by adding some heat to the mix with chipotle peppers, which are smoked jalapenos. I love using canned chipotle in adobo, with its smoky richness. Topped with cheese and crunchy cabbage, carrots and red onions, these are a firecracker treat. 1 pound 92% lean Laura’s Lean Beef ground beef 1 chipotle in adobo, finely chopped 2 ounces low-fat Muenster cheese, grated 1 cup shredded cabbage 1/2 cup shredded carrots 1/2 red onion, … continued…

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This is a version of the herb-y/garlicky sauce found in Argentina known as chimichurri. Use your favorite herbs and go heavy on the parsley. This is simple, quick and easy. You could make this for a crowd (you get plenty of sauce for people to enjoy in this recipe) almost on the spur of the moment if you’ve got some summer herbs at your kitchen steps or, as I have, in some containers on the patio/balcony. Prep Time: About 10 … continued…

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This is just a fun way to serve a meal, and because the pasta gets divided among the muffin tins, I found myself eating less pasta without missing it. A minor miracle. The easiest way to have this ready quickly is to use leftover pasta. Prep Time: About 15 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Serves 4 6 ounces cooked pasta 1 ounce grated Parmesan cheese, divided 8 ounces Laura’s Lean Beef 92% Lean Ground Beef 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 … continued…

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This is my take on a traditional Greek dish that I’ve lightened considerably by replacing most of the pasta with sliced, roasted eggplant. I finish it with a béchamel (a milk sauce) made from skim milk lightened with egg whites. This has a few more steps than a lot of our Laura’s Lean Beef recipes, but it’s worth it—I have this in mind for a Mother’s Day Brunch dish. The fresh dill makes me think of this as such a … continued…

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