Category Archives: Beef


12 Mexican Faves You Can Make in the Slow Cooker

Schedule a stress-free Mexican night with help from the trusty slow cooker

I am always on the lookout for easy and quick recipes, especially those that can be done in a slow cooker.  I was excited when I saw these recipes on Pillsbury’s web site and wanted to share them with you.
 Let me know if you try any of the recipes.


Beef Stroganoff

I love Beef Stroganoff.  It’s one of the easy-to-throw-together comfort food.  I usually combine it with egg noodles, rice, or as a stand-alone meat dish. I would love to know of some other ways that this mixture could be used….any suggestions?

This  recipe is similar to my Swedish Meatballs except I’m starting with ground beef instead of frozen meatballs.  If you like Beef Stroganoff, check it out and let me now what you think.




sweedish meatballs SSB

A coworker made these Swedish Meatballs at an event our park hosted several years ago.  They were such a hit that we continue to make this meatballs at all of our events and we always carry home an empty dish.

They are so easy to make and are perfect for a quick meal or if you are looking for something to throw in a crock pot.

You can eat them as a stand-alone meal or add to past or rice.  It’s also the perfect dish if you are looking for something to carry to a potluck.  Be ready to give out the recipe because someone will ask for it.





I’ve never met a tortellini that I didn’t like.  Hot soup or cold salad….if it has tortellini, it’s going to be good.

This Tortellini with Italian Sausage is such an easy recipe and it only takes one pot which means that not only does it taste great,  but there’s only one pot to wash.  Dinner doesn’t get any easier than this.


Bacon Wrapped- BBQ Meatloaf

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Meatloaf is one of those down-home, comfort foods for some while others view it as something they had to eat as a child and never wanted to touch again as an adult.  I don’t eat much meat and rarely crave it I decided over the weekend that I wanted to make meatloaf.

Let’s face it…meatloaf is just a giant meatball and I always have the urge to throw it on some pasta.  I resisted the urge this time and decided to wrap it in bacon and top with BBQ sauce.

I have to say that I enjoyed it more than the meatloaf I grew up with.  I also used thick cut pepper bacon which gave it a rich peppery taste.  The BBQ sauce was so much better than ketchup, but spaghetti sauce is also a great topping.


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