Stewed Beef with Egg Noodles

Stewed Beef with Egg Noodles is an easy, nutritious and satisfying meal. Serve it with hearty bread, over egg noodles, potatoes or rice!

Stewed Beef with Egg Noodles
Stewed Beef with Egg Noodles

Stewed Beef with Egg Noodles

 

6 oz beef, cut into 1” cubes

2 tbsp flour

2 tbsp olive oil

½ cup red wine (non-alcoholic or regular)

1½  cups beef broth

1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp)

1 cup chopped onion

1 green bell pepper, chopped

1 carrot, chopped

1 celery stalk, chopped

¾ cup fresh mushrooms, sliced (5 oz)

1 tbsp cornstarch

¼ cup water

2 cups uncooked egg noodles

 

Sprinkle flour over beef cubes and toss to coat.

Heat olive oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat.  Add beef and stir gently until browned, about 5 minutes.  Add wine and beef broth.

Add garlic, onion, pepper, carrot, celery, and mushrooms.  Bring to boil.

Turn the heat down to low and simmer for 2½ hours.

Dissolve cornstarch in water and stir into pan.  Simmer, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 2 minutes.

Cook egg noodles according to package directions and serve covered with stewed beef.

 

3 servings, 505 calories per serving

 

Hack:  Store leftover stewed beef and egg noodles separately to avoid soggy egg noodles.

Hack:  Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 6 months.

Hack: Although egg noodles can be frozen, they are better cooked fresh.  If possible, only cook what you’ll be using within 5 days.

Hack:  Frozen or dehydrated vegetables will work well in this recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken and Bean Stew

This chicken and bean stew is full of healthy goodness and it’s easy peasy. Toss it in the slow cooker before you leave for work and let it cook dinner for you!

Slow Cooker Chicken and Bean Stew

Slow Cooker Chicken and Bean Stew

Course Main Course
Servings 6
Calories 285 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup dried pinto beans
  • ½ cup dried navy beans
  • cup vegetable broth
  • ½ sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup honey

Instructions
 

  • Place beans in a bowl and cover with water. Cover the bowl and allow to soak overnight.
  • Place beans in the slow cooker and add vegetable broth. Put chopped onions and green pepper on top of the beans. Add chicken, salt, black pepper, ketchup and honey.
  • Cook on low for 9 hours.
  • Hack: Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze in serving-sized portions for up to 3 months.
Keyword chicken, crockpot, easy, easy dinner, easy prep, healthy, make ahead, navy beans, pinto beans, quick prep, slow cooker, stew

Did you know?  Pinto and navy beans are a member of the legume family.  Legumes come in many options, are inexpensive and they’re packed with nutrition!!

Want another slow cooker bean recipe?  Try this pork and bean one…it’ll remind you of the canned version you loved to eat as a kid!

Shrimp Scampi With Linguine

This shrimp scampi with linguine is an elegant dish for one that pulls together in less than 15 minutes. It’s a perfect solution to a busy weeknight meal!

Shrimp Scampi With Linguine

Shrimp Scampi With Linguine

Course Main Course
Servings 1
Calories 510 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oz linguine
  • 1 tbsp butter, divided
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, divided, plus more for drizzling
  • ½ shallot, finely diced
  • ½ clove garlic, minced (½ tsp)
  • Pinch red pepper flakes, optional
  • 6 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp dry white wine
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp parsley leaves
  • 1 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated

Instructions
 

  • Put a pot of water on the stove and bring to boil.
  • Add a sprinkle of salt and the linguine. When the water returns to a boil, cook until the pasta is al dente, 6-8 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat ½ tbsp butter and ½ tbsp olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Saute the shallots, garlic, and red pepper flakes until the shallots are translucent, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Season the shrimp with salt and pepper; add to the pan and cook until they have turned pink, 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove the shrimp from the skillet; set aside and keep warm.
  • Add wine and lemon juice to the skillet, bring to a simmer. Add ½ tbsp butter and ½ tbsp oil.
  • When the butter has melted, return the shrimp to the pan along with the parsley and cooked pasta. Season with salt and pepper and toss to mix. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top and serve immediately.
  • Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top and serve immediately.
Keyword dinner for one, easy dinner, fast and easy, linguine, meal for one, pasta, quick and easy, quick dinner, scampi, shellfish, shrimp

Did you know?  Traditional “white” pasta has gotten a bad rap lately but there are plenty of healthier alternatives out there, either with carbs and without!

Suggestion:  Looking for more super quick and easy “meals for one” options?  Try this spinach feta pizza for one!

Chinese Sausage with Brussels Sprouts

Chinese Sausage with Brussels Sprouts is a quick and easy one-skillet meal that is nutritious and delicious. It’s also low-calorie and keto-friendly!

Chinese Sausage with Brussels Sprouts

Chinese Sausage with Brussels Sprouts

Course Main Course
Servings 3
Calories 260 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 6 oz Chinese sausage (2 links)
  • lb Brussels sprouts, thinly sliced
  • tbsp water
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar

Instructions
 

  • Remove casings from sausages and discard. Place sausage in a cold pan and turn heat to medium. Cook, stirring frequently to break up sausage, until cooked through. Remove sausage from pan.
  • Turn heat up to medium-high and add Brussels sprouts. Cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently and scraping the bottom of the pan to keep oil from burning.
  • Add water and continue to cook for another 2 minutes until Brussels sprouts are crisp-tender. Add soy sauce, vinegar and sausage bits and toss to coat. Serve warm.
Keyword Brussels sprouts, Chinese sausage, easy dinner, fast and easy, keto, low calorie, low carb, one pan meal, one skillet meal, quick and easy, quick meal preparation

The Chinese sausage I use in this recipe differs from a traditional Lap Cheong, which is a dried sausage. The one I use is a fresh sausage seasoned with a Chinese-style sauce. It can be found in the meat department of your local grocery store by the Italian pork sausages.  

If you’re a fan of Chinese-style sausage and one-skillet meals, check out this sausage and butternut squash skillet!

Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Pork

Slow cooker barbecue pulled pork is easy to put together with a few simple ingredients! Serve it as a sandwich or with cornbread and baked beans!

Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Pork

Course Main Course
Servings 12
Calories 500 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 5 lb boneless pork shoulder (or butt)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup fresh tomato, pureed in a blender (1 small, ¼ lb)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp spicy brown mustard
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp liquid smoke

Instructions
 

  • Place pork and onion in the slow cooker. Combine the rest of the ingredients and pour over the roast. Cover and cook on low 10 hours or until fork-tender.
  • Remove roast to plate and use two forks to pull the pork into small pieces. Return to the sauce and serve.
  • Hack: Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.  Freeze serving-sized portions in freezer bags or containers for up to 3 months.
Keyword barbecue pulled pork, crock pot meal, easy meal, make ahead, pork butt, pork roast, pork shoulder, pulled pork, slow cooker meal

Did you know?  The slow cookers we know and love today began as The Naxon Beanery All-Purpose Cooker back in the 1940s.  Check out the whole story here!

Suggestion: Pulled pork pairs perfectly with colorful and creamy broccoli coleslaw!

Sausage and Butternut Squash Skillet

Sausage and butternut squash skillet is a hearty one-skillet recipe that’s low in carbs and calories. It comes together quickly for an easy weekday dinner and is great paired with easy vegetable rice!

Sausage and Butternut Squash Skillet

Sausage and Butternut Squash Skillet

Course Main Course
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 8 oz Chinese sausage, casings removed
  • 2 tsp ground sage
  • 1 tsp crushed rosemary leaves
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 5 lb butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes (8 cups)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced (2 tbsp)
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • Parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • In a large skillet, cook sausage and over medium-high until browned, while breaking into large pieces (about 6-7 minutes).
  • Add all remaining ingredients (except for cheese) and stir gently to combine. Bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 18-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until squash is tender. Top with grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Hack: Freeze leftovers in portion-sized freezer containers for quick "grab and go" meals.
  • Hack:   Fresh peeled and cubed butternut squash can be purchased in the produce department of the grocery store.  Frozen butternut squash can also be used (one 16 oz bag equals 4 cups).
  • Hack:  Uncooked winter squash can be stored in a cool, dark environment (less than 50℉) for up to 2 months so stock up when it’s on sale!  Cook, mash and freeze unseasoned winter squash for up to 12 months as a quick and easy addition to many recipes.
Keyword butternut squash, Chinese sausage, easy dinner, easy meal, keto, low calorie, low carb, one skillet meal, quick and easy

Did you know? Winter quash provides numerous health benefits that may help reduce the risk of many diseases!

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