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Easy Meatloaf in a Muffin Tin

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This cooks super fast – much faster than a traditional meatloaf in a loaf pan!

Ingredients:

1 lb. ground beef (I used ground bison)

1 c. chopped onion

1 egg

1 c. breadcrumbs

1/4 t. onion powder

1/4 t. garlic powder

1/4 t. salt

1/4 t. pepper

Dash of Italian seasoning (optional)

Freshly grated parmesan cheese (optional)

Marinara sauce

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350. Grease a muffin tin with cooking spray.

In a bowl, combine all the ingredients except the Marinara sauce (use your hands!).

Shape 1/4 c. mixture into a ball and put it into each cup in a muffin tin.

Top each loaf with some Marinara Sauce.

Bake for 20 minutes and it’s done!

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Meatballs and Salad

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Getting back on the health kick, I keep looking for recipes that offer lots of veggies (without spending too much time extra prepping them!).

Ingredients:

1 lb. ground beef, turkey, chicken, or bison

1 t. lemon zest

2 T. lemon juice

1/4 c. non fat greek yogurt

1 T. water

1 T. chopped fresh chives

Arugula

Sliced tomatoes

Sliced avocados

1/4 chopped red onion

2 minced garlic cloves

Directions:

Combine meat, red onions and garlic. Season with some salt and pepper. Form the meat into about 12-15 meat balls.

Cook them in a pan until done.

In the meantime, mix together the yogurt, water, chives and lemon zest in a small bowl. Set aside.

In another bowl, mix together 3 T. olive oil, lemon juice, and some salt and pepper.

In a large salad bowl, place the arugula, tomatoes and avocados. Mix with the olive oil mixture. Top with the meatballs and drizzle the yogurt sauce on top.

Grilled Lamb Burgers

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This was so fresh and delicious!

Ingredients:

6 oz. ground sirloin

6 ox. ground lamb

1 t. cumin

1 t. paprika

1/2 t. pepper

1/2 t. salt

6 ‘ pita rounds, with top cut off

Toppings:

Feta cheese

Red onions, sliced

Cucumbers, sliced

Tomatoes, sliced

Lettuce

Directions:

Combine meats and spices. Form into 4 burgers. Grill until done.

Lightly grill the pita rounds.

Stuff each pita with a burger and desired toppings.

Taco Stuffed Peppers

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So good…and healthy!

Ingredients:

4 bell peppers

1 lb. ground beef

1/2 c. chopped onion

Taco seasoning

1 c. pico de gallo

2 tomatoes, chopped

1 c. shredded Mexican cheese

Toppings:

Avocado

Chopped cilantro leaves

Lime wedges

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350.

Cut top off peppers and remove seeds. Chop the tops into small pieces and set aside. Boil the whole peppers in some water for about 5 minutes. Invert and drain.

In a large pan, sauté the meat with the onions and chopped peppers. Once the beef has lost its pink color, stir in the tomatoes, taco seasoning, and pico de gallo. Add some salt and pepper to taste. Mix well and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in 1/2 c. of the cheese until blended. Remove from heat.

Sprinkle the inside of the peppers with some salt. Stuff each pepper with the meat mixture and place them on a foil lined baking pan. Bake for 30 minutes.

Once the peppers are done, sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top. Serve with toppings.

Meatballs in Mushroom Cream Sauce

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I’ve always loved this dish, only when I was a little girl, we used to use Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup. This was delicious but now I like to know what’s in my food, so I try to make everything from scratch.¬†This recipe is delicious and just as good as that other stuff!

Ingredients:

1/2 lb. ground pork (or ground Italian sausage without fennel)

1/2 lb. ground beef

1 onion (1/2 sliced and 1/2 diced)

1 clove minced garlic

1/3 c. bread crumbs (high quality)

1 egg, beaten

1 t. Italian seasonings or Herbs de Provence (your preference)

1 T. Worchestershire sauce

2 c. sliced mushrooms

2 T. flour

1 c. beef or chicken broth

1 c. fat free milk

1/4 fat free sour cream

Directions:

Saute the minced onions and garlic in some olive oil. Place into a bowl. Add the meats, bread crumbs, egg, Worchestershire, and spices. Using your hands, mix altogether until well combined. Form meatballs about the size of a ping pong ball (or slightly smaller).

In a frying pan, heat some oil and brown the meatballs well on all sides. Remove from the pan and set aside. In the same pan, add the sliced onions and the mushrooms. Cook until the mushrooms are soft and all the liquid has evaporated. Add the flour and stir. Cook for a few minutes. Add the broth. Whisk in the milk and sour cream. Bring to a boil.

Return the mushrooms to the pan and reduce the heat. Cover and cook for about 20 minutes, making sure that the liquid doesn’t dry out too much. Season to taste.

Serve over some rice or pasta or mashed potatoes.

 

Eggplant “Lasagna

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The noodles here are the eggplant.

Ingredients:

3 Italian eggplants, sliced and salted

1 lb. ground beef

Marinara sauce

Prosciutto

Shredded mozzarella cheese

Parmesan cheese

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350.

Grill the eggplant slices and set aside.

Brown the beef. Add seasonings. Add the marinara sauce.

Butter a casserole dish.

Cover the bottom with a layer of eggplant.

Put a single layer of prosciutto over the eggplant.

Cover with the meat mixture.

Cover with mozzarella cheese.

Finish off with another layer of eggplant.

Sprinkle some more mozzarella cheese on top. Add some parmesan cheese.

Place it in the oven for about 15 minutes or until the cheese begins to turn golden.

 

Stuffed Peppers (Mexican Style)

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These were delicious and healthy, too!

Ingredients:

4 green bell peppers

1 lb. ground beef

Taco seasoning

1 small onion, diced

Mexican cheese, shredded

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350.

Cut the top off the peppers and clean out the inside. Reserve the top for later.

Place the peppers in a microwave safe dish. Microwave on vegetable setting until softened.

Chop the remaining top into small pieces.

Saute onions and chopped peppers in some olive oil. Add the ground beef and cook until cooked through, breaking up the pieces as its cooking.

Add the Mexican seasonings, salt, and pepper.

Spoon the meat mixture into the microwaved peppers. Top with the cheese.

Place in the oven for about 15-20 minutes until the cheese is melted and the peppers are soft.