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Where's the Beef? - It's right here!

Main Dish #1 Mini Meat Loaves
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Combine:  1-2 shredded carrots
    ½ of a small onion, finely chopped
     1/2 lb of ground beef
1 beaten egg
2 Tbsp breadcrumbs
1-2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp salt
¼ cup finely chopped spinach, sautéed (optional)
3. Mix together all ingredients and form patties
4. Place patties in a glass baking dish and bake for 15 min. 
5. Turn patties and squirt each with ketchup and bake for 15 more min. 


Courtney's Chili

1. Brown 1/2 lb ground beef (remove and discard grease) and add 1 Tbsp steak seasoning
2. In a dutch oven saute 3 sweet peppers and 1/2 small onion until tender
3. Add 1 can pork-n-beans, 1 can of red kidney beans, 1 jar of tomatoes and the ground beef. 
4. Stir in the following spices: 
2 Tbsp Chili Powder, 1/2 Tbsp season salt, 1 tsp cumin, 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp oregano
5. Cover and let simmer for at least 10 min. 
6. Then serve with your favorite fixin's

For video see http://countrykitchenapproved.blogspot.com/2016/01/courtneys-chili-1.html

Slow Cooker Swiss Steak

1. Cut 1 lb or more of round steak into portion size piece, salt and pepper each side. 
2. Dredge in flour and brown for a couple of min on each side in hot oil. 
3. Thinly slice 1 medium onion and 2 bell peppers. 
4. In a crock pot layer steak, peppers, onions and tomatoes until all in in the pot. Salt and pepper
5. Allow to cook for 6-8 hours
6. Serve over mashed potatoes 


Classic Roast


Your favorite beef roast cut (or which ever is on sale ;0)
Salt and pepper
Several carrots
Several potatoes
1 onion
2 cups water
2 beef bullion cubes
1 tsp kitchen bouquet
2 Tbsp cornstarch
  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees
  2. Peel and cut carrots potatoes and onions
  3. Put some oil into Dutch oven or skillet and turn heat to medium high
  4. Put salt and pepper on the roast and rub into the meat
  5. Sear both sides of the roast for a couple of min.
  6. Add your vegetables and bullion cubes
  7. Pour in 2 cups water
  8. Cover and place in oven for 3 hours
  9. Half way through check to make sure you have enough liquid, add more water if needed. 
  10. Transfer your drippings to a skillet
  11. Remove a small amount of the hot liquid and mix together with a couple of Tbsp of cornstarch.  Add that mixture back into the skillet and stir
  12. Add 1 tsp kitchen bouquet, gravy will boil and thicken
  13. Serve with bread and butter and enjoy!
**This could easily be cooked in a crockpot.  Just make sure to sear your meat and then cook low and slow all day. 

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