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Slow Cooker Barbacoa Beef

Print Auto Draft Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 8 hours, 15 minutesTotal Time: 8 hours, 25 minutes Yield: 8 servings You can use a less expensive cut of meat for this recipe; the slow cooking will make it nice and tender by the time you’re ready to serve it. The chipotle will give the beef […]

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Italian Sausage with Ravioli

Print Italian Sausage with Ravioli Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 25 minutesTotal Time: 35 minutes Yield: 8 servings Serve this with some green beans or broccoli, along with a tossed salad, for a complete meal.Ingredients1 pkg. frozen cheese ravioli 1 lb. Italian sausage links 1 can crushed tomatoes with basil (28 oz.) 1 can tomato […]

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Turkey Burgers

Print Turkey Burgers Ingredients1 pound ground turkey 1 egg 1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs 1/4 cup shredded apple 2 Tbsp. minced or grated fresh onion 1/2 tsp. dried rosemary 1/2 tsp. granular garlic 4 hamburger buns, toastedInstructionsMix together all ingredients, except hamburger buns, until combined. Form mixture into 5 patties, about 3/4 inch thick. […]

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Tuna Salad Pita Pockets

Print Tuna Salad Pita Pockets Prep Time: 10 minutesTotal Time: 10 minutes Yield: 4 servings A quick and light dinner for a busy weeknight or dinner on-the-go.Ingredients2 cans (5 oz.) tuna packed in water 2 tbsp. sweet relish 3 tbsp. olive oil mayonnaise 1/2 cup sliced celery 1 tsp. lime juice 1 tbsp. chopped fresh […]

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Alfredo Chicken Lasagna

Print Alfredo Chicken Lasagna Prep Time: 30 minutesCook Time: 45 minutesTotal Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes Yield: 12 servings Surprisingly simple, this white lasagna is a twist on the traditional dish and a creative way to use leftover chicken.Ingredients12 lasagna noodles 3 cups shredded chicken 24 oz. Alfredo sauce (about 1 1/2 jars) 1 pound […]

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Marinated Beef Tips with Potatoes

Print Marinated Beef Tips with Potatoes Prep Time: 4 hoursCook Time: 15 minutes Yield: 4 servings Marinated beef tips grill quickly with roasted potatoes.Ingredients1 1/2 lbs. sirloin beef tips 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 Tbsp. lime juice 1/2 cup olive oil 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes sea salt and pepper to taste 1 pound white- […]

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Pasta Primavera

Print Pasta Primavera Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 15 minutesTotal Time: 30 minutes Yield: 6 servings A great vegetarian dish all on its own, or add leftover grilled chicken, beef or shrimp. Experiment with different vegetable combinations — green peppers, mushrooms, squash and others are also tasty in this recipe.Ingredients1 pound dry pasta 1 cup […]

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Sloppy Joes

Print Sloppy Joes Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 30 minutesTotal Time: 35 minutes Yield: 8 servings You don’t have to rely on canned sauce to make your own tasty sloppy joes. It’s a simple recipe, and one that allows you to adjust the spices to your family’s tastes.Ingredients2 pounds ground beef 1 can tomato puree […]

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Beef Stroganoff

Print Beef Stroganoff Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 30 minutesTotal Time: 45 minutes Yield: 6 servings I love this recipe – it’s a great way to stretch a budget without feeling like that’s what you’re trying to cut corners. If you are using a cut of beef that isn’t very tender, slice the beef and […]

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