Beef Bone Broth
Simply place a big bunch of beef marrow bones in a crock-pot or a big stockpot, cover them with cold water and set the temperature on low heat so it doesn’t do much more than simmer.
Add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to the cold water to help draw the nutrients from the bones.
You can roast your beef bones beforehand for 25-30 minutes at about 375oF (190oC) and then use them to make your stock. This technique makes a much darker stock with a roasted flavor.
Allow to simmer to 6 to 48 hours, but continue to add water as it evaporates.
Beef Stew with Red Wine and Peas ( 2 hours cooking time, about 15 min. prep ) Beef comes out melt in your mouth tender with this simple slow and low recipe. I often will make a potato for a side, or serve with crusty bread.
Beef Stew Ingredients:
2 lb. stew beef; 1-1/2 c. red wine, 1/2 stick of butter, 1/2 c. + 1/4 c. olive oil, 1 lb. onions, 4 med. carrots, 4 med. celery stalks, 10 oz. green peas fresh or frozen), salt and pepper.
Pour 1/4 c. olive oil into skillet, brown beef on medium heat. Pour out any fat, and add 1/2 c. of the wine. Scrape drippings, and turn off heat. Chop the onions, and in a big pot, put in the meat, contents of browning pan, onions, butter, rest of olive oil, and rest of wine. Cover, put on low for one hour. 15 minutes in, add chopped carrots, and if you have fresh peas, add them in now. After first hour, add chopped celery. Continue to cook one more hour. If your peas are frozen, add them in during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
Homemade “Hamburger Helper” Cheeseburger Macaroni ( 30 mins. cooking time, 10 mins. prep) A delicious and so- much- better -for -you comfort food that’s really easy.
Cheeseburger Macaroni Ingredients:
1 lb. ground beef
, 2 c. elbow macaroni, 2 c. shredded cheddar cheese, 2c. milk, 1 c. cold water, n1/2 c. chopped onion, 1Tbsp. butter, 1 Tsp. each salt and paprika, 3/4 tsp. each oregano, parsley, and garlic powder, 1/2 tsp. each sugar and chili powder.
Brown meat in skillet on medium heat. Add the onion, stir, and cook until onion is tender. Drain if any fat, and add remaining ingredients except for cheese. Stir well to combine and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and cook until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally, about 10 mins. Remove from heat and stir in cheese. sauce may be thin, but will thicken as it sits for a few minutes.Adjust seasoning as necessary.
Taco Recipe for Ground Beef or Ground Pork for Tacos ( 20 mins. cooking time, 10 mins. prep) Super easy and tasty.
Seasoning: 1 Tbsp. Chili Powder, 1Tsp. each salt and black pepper, 1/2 tsp. each paprika and cumin, and 1/4 tsp. each garlic powder, onion powder, ground cayenne pepper, and oregano. 1/3 cup water.
Place ground beef in skillet on medium heat to brown. While it is cooking, mix all of the spices together. Once the beef is browned, drain any fat, and sprinkle the seasoning over the beef. Add 1/3 cup of water, mix well, and simmer uncovered stirring occasionally until the water is absorbed