Beef and Broccoli Fried Rice

Fried rice is one of my favorite take-out foods. It’s affordable and always reheats well for lunch or dinner the next day. Making your own at home is pretty simple to do, and I also enjoy the fact that you can then control the amount of sodium by making your own sauce. This rice has Beef and Broccoli Fried Rice

Mushroom Lover’s Beef Stroganoff

I have fond memories of eating beef stroganoff growing up, but it often wasn’t made from scratch. This recipe is super simple, requires one pan and tastes like it’s been stewing all day long. Unlike my husband, I have always been more of a “meat on the side” type, meaning that I love having more Mushroom Lover’s Beef Stroganoff

Slow Cooker 3-Bean Chili

Soup season is here and chili is one of my absolute favorite make-ahead meals. This version uses lean beef, lots of beans, loads of smoky spices and a full can of pumpkin (trust me) which adds great flavor and richness. I served mine with a dollop of full-fat plain Greek yogurt and a small sprinkle Slow Cooker 3-Bean Chili

Sirloin Steak and Cabbage Stir-Fry

Lately cabbage has been one of my favorite veggies because it’s low carb and high fiber. I enjoy adding it to soups, roasting it with olive oil and spices or sautéing it in dishes like this stir-fry.If you don’t want to use beef, you can easily swap out the protein with diced chicken breast or Sirloin Steak and Cabbage Stir-Fry

Beef and Noodle Soup

Anyone else feeling like they need a light meal? While the holidays aren’t quite over, today I was craving some veggies (something to balance out the cheese and desserts…). We had some leftover prime rib in the fridge and I knew that would add wonderful flavor to soup (any beef will do – pot roast, Beef and Noodle Soup

Swiss Steak

Swiss steak is a classic dish (the first recipe appeared in print in 1915!). My grandpa grew tomatoes in his garden and would use his homemade tomato juice to make this recipe. I remember knowing we were having it because he would have it cooking on the stovetop in his pressure cooker. While I too could Swiss Steak

Beef and Veggie Pot Pie

When you think pot pie, typically you would immediately think chicken. However, beef pot pie may actually be my new favorite. The homemade beef stew is packed with layers of delicious flavor from the beef, veggies and red wine. The Swiss cheese layer pairs perfectly with the mushrooms and the puff pastry topper adds buttery Beef and Veggie Pot Pie

Smoky Beef and Bean Chili

These picture-perfect fall days are my favorite. The sun is shining, there’s a cool breeze and we can start to curl up on the couch with a bowl of warm soup or stew. Chili is one of the best make-ahead meals, because it’s great for lunch or dinner and it honestly tastes better the longer Smoky Beef and Bean Chili

Meatballs with Blueberry BBQ Sauce

Blueberry season is almost here and it’s one of my favorite things about living in Holland. The fresh blueberries are so sweet and delicious and I always make sure to buy them in bulk and keep them in the freezer to enjoy throughout the year. Adding them to barbecue sauce provides a pop of sweetness Meatballs with Blueberry BBQ Sauce

Instant Pot Beefy Bean Chili

A while back, I bought some beans from Shady Side Farm at our local farmer’s market ( They have such a wonderful variety of beans and even though I use canned beans often for the convenience, fresh beans just taste better! If you have a pressure cooker, they cook up in under an hour and Instant Pot Beefy Bean Chili