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30 Minute or Less, Beef

Cast Iron Filet Mignon + Buttered Wine Mushrooms (How to do Date Night Right)

How to do date night right? Pan sear a 2 inch filet mignon and serve with buttered wine mushrooms.

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So let’s talk about date night. No, I’m not talking about going out on the town. I’m talking about THE really special evenings when you want to cook an amazing meal for the person you love. Yourself. The kind of meal that says “I love you, I really really do.”

In my world, cooking a 2-inch filet mignon is the language of love.

Relationship status? Not complicated.

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Beef, Italian, Main Dishes, Pasta

Chimichurri Steak Penne Pasta with Broiled Tomatoes in Marinara

Chimichurri Steak Penne Pasta

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I could eat pasta every single day. Honest, I could. This girl is happiest when at a table with a bowl of pasta. From traditional ingredients to the unusual, pasta recipes are my favorite.

But you don’t want to get the pasta-blahs. The secret to getting out of the pasta rut is to mix up the flavors. Spice up your spaghetti. Make your Alfredo awesome.

Or, go all out and try our Chimichurri Steak Penne Pasta with Broiled Tomatoes in Marinara. First, learn to create a simple yet zesty homemade chimichurri sauce paired with lean, tender steak. Then, prepare simple sauce of broiled fresh tomatoes and marinara sauce. Serve over hot al dente pasta for an amazing pasta recipe you will love.

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Beef, Kid Friendly Recipes, Main Dishes

Baby BBQ Meatloaf (The Cutest Thing You’ll Cook This Week)

Baby BBQ Meatloaf

Meatloaf is the ultimate go-to Mom Meal, isn’t it? Comforting and classic, meatloaf is always there for you when you need a meal idea. You are going to love our easy dinner recipe for Baby BBQ Meatloaf.

There are three things I love about this meatloaf recipe. 1-The individual meatloaves are perfectly portioned for quicker cooking. 2-They are perfectly seasoned with the zing of bbq sauce.

And 3-they are totally adorable.

Maybe I need to get out of the kitchen for a minute.

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Appetizers & Snacks, Beef, Grilled

Grilled Pineapple Teriyaki Meatballs

Grilled Pineapple Teriyaki Meatballs

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Grilling season is in full swing!  If you can cook it on the grill, you can bet we are going to try it. Including these savory and sweet Grilled Pineapple Teriyaki Meatballs.

This recipe is perfect for parties and cookouts. The best part of this easy grilling is the flavor. You get that salty and tangy teriyaki POW with a little sweet pineapple mixed in.

Plus, these yummy grilled meatballs only take 6 ingredients. Six! These are great to make ahead and have ready to throw on the grill at your next summer cookout. (A perfect appetizer recipe for Memorial Day!)

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Beef, Casseroles, Main Dishes, Mexican

Salsa Chorizo Casserole

Salsa Chorizo Casserole

I have an addiction to Mexican food. Mexican-American.  Tex-Mex.  Authentic Mexican.  Just about any recipe with that flavor profile is a home run for me.  Is it the big bold flavors?  The passionate use of cheese?  The bright and colorful ingredients? Salsa Chorizo Casserole captures all of these things I love.

Did I just say “passionate use of cheese”?

(awkward silence)

Warning…this recipe also includes the wanton use of salsa verde and chorizo.

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Beef, Chili, Main Dishes, Mexican, One Pan

Chili Colorado Skillet

Lord have mercy, lemme tell ya’ll how good this Chili Colorado Skillet is. This rivals any restaurant version I’ve had. If you are a fan of this spicy Mexican dish, you have to try our recipe.

This Mexican-inspired recipe features chunks of beef slow-simmered until tender in a rich, bold and spicy chili sauce.  That’s the best part. Spicy!

Serve with rice, refried beans and tortillas for a delicious and filling meal.

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Beef, Kid Friendly Recipes, Main Dishes

Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers

Sweet and tangy Sloppy Joes stuffed in sweet bell peppers and topped with cheese. This easy stuffed peppers recipe will be a family hit!

I am always on the lookout for easy dinner recipes that use ground beef. So think sweet and tangy sloppy joes stuffed in sweet bell peppers and topped with cheese. Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers…a major mom moment.

This easy stuffed peppers recipe will be a family hit! And you don’t really have to think about ’em. Just throw together, bake and eat.

Plus, you’ve got two options to make this recipe: The Easy Way or The Easier Way.

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Beef, Featured, Friends & Family, My Favorite Recipes, Soups

Hungarian Stew

Hungarian Stew

This recipe for Hungarian Stew is one of my favorite all-time food memories.

Everyone has food memories, right? That amazing grilled steak you had at that restaurant a few years ago. Or that crazy-indulgent dessert your grandmother used to make for you as a kid? Those awesome little red, white and blue popsicles they had in your school cafeteria?

Isn’t it wonderful how so many of our life experiences involve food….the flavors, the surroundings, the smells. You can literally taste that memory.

So let’s go back about 15 years to one of my favorite girls’ weekends ever. To the meal I have been craving for over a decade.

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