Thursday, December 10, 2015

Top 10 Meat Recipes

Meatless Monday recipes these are not! Gear up, carnivores! These are the top 10 favorite meat recipes in my house:

1. American Shepherd's Pie
We just ate this last night. It's the perfect mesh of meat, mashed potatoes, cheese... and some vegetables.
Italian Sausage and Potato Roast

2. Italian Sausage and Potato Roast
This is a very easy meal to put together on a weeknight. I like to cut up the potatoes, peppers, and sausage in advance, and then the night of, you just toss it all on the baking sheet and bake it.

3. Sausage and Cheesy Potatoes
This was a family favorite of mine growing up, but we have to make it from scratch instead of using Betty Crocker Au Gratin Potatoes because those are not gluten-free. It's really easy to make, though, especially if you have a vegetable chopper like I do!

4. Smoked Sausage Alfredo
(I know there is a pattern of sausage here, but we really do try to spread out our sausage consumption.) This was the BEST recipe I randomly came across thanks to a Hillshire Farms magazine advertisement. It is so good and so easy, too. We like it so much, it was also on our Top 10 Pasta Recipes list.

5. Hamburger Stroganoff
We love meals that are easy to make during the week. This recipe comes from a cookbook that is all about fast and easy weeknight dinners, and it's definitely a winner with us.

6. Popeye Turkey Burgers
Okay, so these are actually semi healthy. Ground turkey mixed with feta cheese (which I can't have right now while pregnant) and spinach and grilled on our George Foreman grill. The original recipe says to cook these under the broiler, but it's so much easier on the George Foreman.

7. Tacos
Nothing says quick and easy like Taco Tuesdays! We make our own taco seasoning just to ensure that it's gluten-free. Most hard corn tortilla shells that you buy at the grocery store are gluten-free (we always buy Ortega) or you could do soft tacos using gluten-free soft corn tortillas. (NOT flour tortillas.)
Popeye Turkey Burgers

8. Ron's Chili
Here's a recipe that always rings in the fall season for me. It's not spicy like you would expect chili to be. It's kind of sweet, actually. This year we poured some of swirly gluten-free pasta noodles. (I think those type of noodles are called rotini??)

9. Meatballs in Lemon Sauce
This is MY FAVORITE meal ever. We had it all the time growing up, and it's now my birthday meal. Of course, now we have to make it gluten-free, which isn't really that hard. Just use gluten-free beef broth!

10. French Bread Pizza
This may be a stretch in the "meat" category, but we always make our pizza with pepperoni and that's a meat. So! This is another easy meal to make during the week. Just split in half a gluten-free baguette, spread some cheese and sauce and pepperoni (or whatever your favorite toppings are) and bake them in the oven. You could also do this with bagels and make bagel pizzas.

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