beef

mexican bowls

This is a per­fect lunch or din­ner with left­over pot roast. In fact, I make a pot roast just for this pur­pose. Inspired from my favorite “fast” food restau­rant, Chipo­tle, this was my once a week treat. Now that night­shades … more




night-shade free beef stock

  My sister-in-law Lucy always makes this huge, gor­geous prime rib for Christ­mas Eve din­ner. It’s about the only time of the year that I eat this dish, so I look for­ward to it, espe­cially the nose-numbing blast I get … more




gluten-free swedish meatballs

Find­ing my night­shade intol­er­ance forced me to give up meatballs…at least meat­balls that way I’ve always pre­pared them. In an attempt to find a meat­ball I like, I sud­denly thought…‘Swedish.’ There is pork in here, which I rarely eat, but … more




sloppy gluten-free burgers

With Udi’s ham­burger buns, I am able to give my kids a mouth-watering ham­burger that they love! The buns freeze well, but I use them within a few days of pur­chas­ing. Go wild with top­pings, or stay with the basics … more




traditional beef chili

This is my go-to chili; won­der­ful for a crowd along with all the top­pers: ched­dar cheese, sour cream, diced red onions and of course, Fritos. I learned a great trick from my friends Jeff and San­dra who make a sim­i­lar … more




filet with horseradish on greens

Using a small piece of meat (filet is my favorite for this dish), you can pro­duce a pro­tein packed salad that will keep you full most of the day. This is a won­der­ful lunch or din­ner, depend­ing on the quan­tity … more




fajitas

Liv­ing in South­ern Cal­i­for­nia, I have an appar­ent fond­ness for Mex­i­can and Mexican-inspired food that bor­ders on obses­sive. Cilantro, onions, limes, gar­lic and pep­pers are sta­ples in my kitchen and the fam­ily knows that if they don’t like a par­tic­u­lar … more




rolled tacos

When I want to use up left­over Pot Roast, this is a great, savory snack or din­ner. I don’t like to serve fried food very often, but when the fam­ily craves it, I fig­ure if they’re going to eat it, … more




stuffed bell peppers

I think this dish was a sta­ple in many homes in the 60’s and 70’s. It’s kind of a clas­sic in the ranks of those huge Camp­bell soup-based casseroles my mom would make dur­ing the week. This has been updated … more




roasted short ribs

This is a great week­end meal that you can put in the oven and for­get about. I buy them when­ever they’re on sale because they can be pricey. My kids love these with a gluten-free BBQ sauce. Prep time: 15 min­utes … more




beef pot roast and gravy

Your home will smell great when you come home from work and your din­ner is ready. Save left­overs for the week­end for a big Machaca break­fast. Mix with your favorite BBQ sauce for BBQ Beef Sand­wiches along with Coleslaw or … more




hungarian goulash

My hus­band is 100% Hun­gar­ian and guy­las leves, as they say in Hun­gary, is a hearty stew wor­thy of a long sim­mer to be eaten on a fall or win­ter day. I think every Hun­gar­ian fam­ily has their own recipe, … more




mock enchilada

I hon­estly have no idea who named this, but my broth­ers and sis­ters and I grew up on it. Even though I can’t par­take, I love mak­ing it because the smell brings me back to my mom’s kitchen. Great for … more




enchilada casserole

This takes some time, but is well worth it! Great for a crowd too and it’s even bet­ter the next day. This pairs well with Heather’s Salad and mar­gar­i­tas. Pour Kid Mar­gar­i­tas for your lit­tle ones. Prep time: 30 min­utes Total … more




meatballs

I make a boat load of these gluten-free, casein-free meat­balls and freeze them for the days where cook­ing isn’t an option. And you never know when those days are going to hap­pen, so hav­ing a stash of cooked meat­balls in … more




pasta and meat sauce

Semi-homemade makes this tasty and quick. Fen­nel is the secret ingre­di­ent that makes it taste like it’s been sim­mer­ing on the stove all day. Don’t be intim­i­dated by the long list of ingre­di­ents — they’re mostly herbs that you should … more




machaca

Liv­ing in South­ern Cal­i­for­nia, I have had a geo­graph­i­cal addic­tion to Mex­i­can food, which is a cui­sine friendly to those with gluten-intolerance. This is great for a hearty week­end break­fast. Left­over Pot Roast is per­fect for this recipe. Prep time: … more