Easy Lasagna in One Pan (No Boil)

This Easy Lasagna is made in just one pan for an incredibly delicoius meal! Forget all those pots and pans and hours in the kitchen, in this recipe you’ll need just one pot, no boiling required!

Layers upon layers of a hearty meat sauce, lasagna  noodles and cheese are baked until bubbly and golden. Serve this amazing dish with a fresh Italian Salad and some 30 Minute Dinner Rolls slathered in homemade garlic butter.

Skillet lasagna fresh from the oven topped with fresh parsley.

The only thing better than homemade lasagna is when it’s an easy lasagna in just one pan without a whole sink filled with dirty dishes!

How to Make Lasagna in One Pan

Make sure you have a big pan/dutch oven for this recipe or a really deep skillet. I used a 3qt dutch oven (10″ across and about 3″ deep) but a deep frying pan the same size would work well too.  If you don’t have a pan or dutch oven large enough, you can still prepare this as directed and layer/bake it in a 3qt (or 9×13) casserole dish.

Even though one-skillet lasagna is cooked mainly on the stove top, it is topped with mozzarella cheese, covered and baked in the oven so make sure your pan is oven safe!

A dutch oven full of cooked ground beef and onions ready to be layered into skillet lasagna.

How Do You Layer Lasagna?

Making lasagna using fresh noodles (from the refrigerated area of the grocery store) means no boiling required! Saves a ton of time (and dishes). Layering this one pan lasagna is really easy. To Make One Pan Lasagna:

  1. Brown meat and onion. Drain any fat and add in pasta sauce.
  2. Remove most of the sauce, leaving 1 cup in the bottom.
  3. Layer the following over the meat sauce in the pan 3 times:
    • Lasagna Noodles (cut to fit if needed)
    • Ricotta Cheese
    • Meat Sauce
    • Mozzarella Cheese
  4. Top with Parmesan Cheese and parsley. Cover and bake.

Skillet lasagna being assembled with layers of meat sauce, lasagna noodles, and ricotta filling.

It’s important to make an even meat layer on the bottom. You don’t want the noodles sitting on the bottom while they cook, or they’ll stick to the pan!

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How Long to Cook Frozen Lasagna

You can freeze this easy lasagna, and you don’t need to thaw it before reheating. Place it in a baking dish, cover with foil and cook at 375°F for 1 ½ to 2 hours. Ten minutes before it’s done, remove the cover, and serve when it’s bubbling and browned on the top.

Skillet lasagna fresh from the oven with a piece removed from it.

What to Serve with Lasagna

Lasagna is classic Italian. Serve your homemade skillet lasagna just like they do in your favorite Italian restaurant, with a side of warm garlic bread and a fresh green salad with Italian vinaigrette dressing. I also love serving this skillet lasagna with caesar salad!

One Pan Lasagna

An easy zesty lasagna made in just one pan!

  • 1/2 lb italian sausage
  • 1/2 lb lean ground beef
  • 3 cloves garlic (, minced)
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 24 oz marinara (or pasta sauce)
  • 14 oz diced tomatoes (canned, drained)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (, divided)
  • 1 large egg
  • 12.5 oz fresh lasagna noodles ((not dried noodles))
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

  2. In large ovenproof skillet (11″), cook sausage, ground beef, onion and garlic until cooked through. Drain any fat.

  3. Add marinara sauce and drained tomatoes. Simmer 10 minutes. Remove 2 cups of the sauce and set aside.

  4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine ricotta cheese, egg, 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese and salt & pepper to taste.

  5. Place 1/3 fresh noodles in the pot on top of the sauce in the pot (cut to fit if needed).

  6. Top with 1/2 of the ricotta mixture, 1 cup of sauce, 1/2 cup mozzarella. Repeat layers ending with noodles & sauce.

  7. Top with mozzarella and parmesan cheeses, loosely cover with foil.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes, remove foil and bake an additional 20 minutes or until bubbly. Let rest 10 minutes before cutting.

 

This easy skillet lasagna recipe is definitely a family favorite. We love making this easy dinner on weeknights! #spendwithpennies #onepotlasagna #lasagna #skilletlasagna #italian #easylasagna #lasagnadinner
This easy skillet lasagna recipe is definitely a family favorite. We love making this easy dinner on weeknights! #spendwithpennies #onepotlasagna #lasagna #skilletlasagna #italian #easylasagna #lasagnadinner

American Goulash (Just Like Grandma’s)

finished american goulash in white bowl

This Easy Goulash Recipe is full of flavor and the perfect way to feed a crowd as it makes a huge batch! A simple skillet dinner with tomatoes, beef and macaroni noodles in a zesty tomato sauce creates the perfect comfort food on a budget!

Serve it alongside some cornbread, and add more or less liquid to make it the perfect consistency!

Cheesy Goulash in a white bowl

American Goulash – Easy and Delicious

Call it American Goulash, call it American Chop Suey…  it doesn’t matter what you call it, you’ll just want to call it tonight’s dinner! This is a delicious and easy meal that the whole family loves!

Beefy Macaroni with a savory yet simple seasoned tomato sauce!  I’ve been making this amazing goulash recipe for years, not only does it taste great but it’s a really quick and inexpensive way to feed a crowd (and so much easier to put together than lasagna!)

What is Goulash?

American Goulash is not the same thing as goulash in other parts of the world are not the same thing! This is NOT the same dish as a traditional Hungarian GoulashHungarian Goulash is which is made with chunks of meat, peppers, paprika and other spices to create a traditional soup.

This particular version is often called Goulash or even American Chop Suey.  It’s similar to a Chili Mac but is more of a tomato sauce flavor (and I skip the chili powder).

close up of American Goulash in a bowl.

When to Add the Macaroni

  • Thicken the sauce: I personally prefer a nice thick goulash so I usually let the meat sauce boil down for a little bit before adding the macaroni.
  • Add Your Favorites: This american goulash recipe is versatile and you can easily add whatever you like. Extra veggies like mushrooms or shredded zucchini, swap out ground beef for other ground meats add extra Italian Seasoning or Chili Powder.
  • Add the Macaroni: If you’re short on time (or prefer your goulash a little bit of a soupier texture) you can certainly just add the macaroni in right away.
  • Top With Cheese: I top this with sharp cheddar to make a cheesy goulash that my kids can’t get enough of! Any kind of cheese will work. If you’d prefer, put it under the broiler for a few minutes until bubbly.

Goulash in bowls at the table

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What To Serve With Goulash

We serve it up with some 30 Minute Dinner Rolls and a fresh Italian salad for a complete meal!  To make it extra yummy, serve it topped with a little bit of sour cream!

The great thing about this goulash recipe is that it’s one of those dishes that tastes just as good the next day (or even better). It keeps well in the fridge for a few days but it also freezes perfectly for lunches or meals later in the week!

Can You Freeze Goulash

You can! Goulash will generally freeze pretty well, apart from the pasta. Once reheated, pasta will often become mushy and overcooked.

If you plan to make a big batch of American goulash to freeze some, cook the pasta separately and add it in as you serve the portions.

Grandma's Goulash

This easy American goulash recipe is full of flavor and the perfect way to feed a crowd as it makes a huge batch! A simple skillet dinner with tomatoes, beef and macaroni noodles in a zesty tomato sauce creates the perfect comfort food on a budget!

  • 2 onions (chopped)
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 jar tomato based pasta sauce (approx. 26 oz.)
  • 2 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (6 oz tomato paste)
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 green bell pepper (optional)
  • salt & black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups macaroni noodles (uncooked)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  1. Cook ground beef, onion and garlic over medium high heat until no pink remains. Drain any fat.
  2. Add pasta sauce, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, water, seasonings, bay leaves and green pepper. Simmer covered for 15 minutes.
  3. Add in the in the macaroni and continue to simmer, covered, stirring occasionally until pasta is tender (about 20 minutes).
  4. Remove & discard bay leaves. Top with cheese and replace the lid. Let sit about 5 minutes or until melted.

This EASY Goulash recipe is a family favorite and quick to prepare.Lean beef is simmered in a deliciously fast tomato sauce & topped with cheese for a comforting dish everyone will love! This makes a huge batch and is perfect to feed a crowd.

My Reuben Sandwich

There is nothing like a great Reuben Sandwich all year around and especially on St Patrick’s Day! Delicious melted swiss cheese paired with tangy sauerkraut and the flavor of good corned beef in between layers of rye bread. 

I love to make these classic reuben sandwiches at home for my family. It is one of my husband’s favorite sandwiches!

With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, we are enjoying some of our favorite Irish dishes during the next couple of weeks. We love corned beef and cabbage, and make these easy rueben sandwiches for lunch the next day. It’s a simple and delicious way to use up your leftovers!

A reuben sandwich stacked on a wooden plate with a skewer in it.

Nothing Short of Mouth Watering

These sandwiches make a perfect way to add a touch of Irish flavor to your Saint Patrick’s Day dinner, or just a delicious addition to your weekly menu, any time of the year!

What is a Reuben Sandwich?  I make a traditional Reuben Sandwich with rye bread and Thousand Island or Russian Dressing. I usually often get the corned beef sliced to order at the deli and prefer a bit of a thicker slice but to be honest, a Reuben sandwich with homemade corned beef is insanely good. Making Corned Beef in the Slow Cooker is pretty effortless (skip the cabbage/veggies if you’d like) and the leftovers are great for this recipe!

What Goes On a Reuben Sandwich?

  • DRESSING: Thousand Island or Russian. To make a quick Thousand Island, combine the following:
    • 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 2 tbs each ketchup and sweet relish, 1/4 teaspoon onion powder, dash of Worcestershire
  • SAUERKRAUT: I buy canned or jarred. Squeeze your sauerkraut well so it doesn’t make the sandwich soggy.
  • CORNED BEEF: Store bought, deli or leftover homemade corned beef will all work.
  • SWISS CHEESE: Place it on the bottom when making the sandwiches so it melts well.

Ingredients of a reuben sandwich being fried on bread like corned beef and sauerkraut.

How To Make A Reuben Sandwich

To make a delicious reuben sandwich you’ll follow similar steps you would when making a grilled cheese sandwich:

  1. Butter the bread and place buttered side down in the pan.
  2. Spread each side of the sandwich with dressing
  3. Top with dressing, cheese, corned beef, and sauerkraut.
  4. Cook until golden and serve with additional dressing for dipping.

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A stacked reuben sandwich on a wooden plate with a pickle next to it.

This makes a great option for a lunch to fuel you for the rest of the afternoon or even as a dinner with a side of Baked French Fries. Chances are after trying this perfect Reuben Sandwich it will become a family favorite at your house too!

My Favorite Reuben Sandwich

There is nothing like a great Reuben Sandwich! Delicious melted swiss cheese paired with tangy sauerkraut and the flavor of good corned beef in between layers of rye bread! 

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 8 slices rye bread
  • 16 oz sliced corned beef
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup sauerkraut (, drained and squeezed dry)
  • 1/2 cup russian dressing ((or thousand island))
  1. Butter each slice of bread. Place 4 slices butter side down on the table or a cutting board.
  2. Spread each slice with 1 tablespoon dressing and top with 1 slice of cheese, 1/4 of the sauerkraut and 1/4 of the corned beef.
  3. Spread remaining dressing on the second piece of bread and place on top of sandwich, butter side out.
  4. Place in a pan over medium low heat and cook until just golden and crisp. Flip and cook on remaining side.
  5. Cut in half and serve with additional dressing for dipping.

These delicious homemade reuben sandwiches are seriously good. We love using this classic reuben sandwich recipe to use up our leftover corned beef! #spendwithpennies #reuben #reubensandwich #sandwich #reubenrecipe #reubensandwichrecipe
These delicious homemade reuben sandwiches are seriously good. We love using this classic reuben sandwich recipe to use up our leftover corned beef! #spendwithpennies #reuben #reubensandwich #sandwich #reubenrecipe #reubensandwichrecipe

Crock Pot Chili

Closeup of Easy Crock Pot Chili on spoon

Easy Crockpot Chili recipe is loaded with ground beef, seasonings & tons of flavor. It simmers all day in the slow cooker creating a great meal that everyone loves!

We serve it with crusty bread and Homemade Garlic Butter for dipping and scooping.  Add in a side salad and you’ve got a complete meal that everyone will be raving about!

This is a great dish to make ahead and much like a hearty Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Casserole, it always seems to taste even better the next day (and freezes beautifully).

Crockpot with cooked chili and green onions on top

Crockpot Chili Recipe

While I do make a classic chili recipe on the stove top, slow cooker meals are amazing for busy days! There is nothing like coming home to a ready meal on a cold evening but crock pot dishes are great in the warmer months too with no need to turn on the oven or stove and heat up the house!

I love any kind of chili whether it’s a Slow Cooker Chicken Chili, a fully loaded 15 Bean Slow Cooker Chili or a classic Chili like this one! It seems chili is always great the day you make it and delicious for days after.  In fact is seems as though it’s even better with time and is relatively easy to make!

Aside from dinnertime, Crockpot Chili is of course the perfect game-day food! Set out bowls and all sorts of toppings or even hot dogs and let everyone create their own snacks and meals!

Servings of crock pot chili in a white bowl.

How to Make Crockpot Chili

This is a very simple beef chili recipe made in the Crockpot without a lot of extras; just loads of beef, onions, seasoning and flavor. Adding the seasoning into the beef before browning it really enhances the flavors (and I do the same with my favorite homemade pasta sauce recipe).

  1. Create seasoning mix as directed. Add seasonings to uncooked ground beef and mix well.
  2. Brown beef, onions & garlic.
  3. Combine ingredients in a slow cooker and cook for 4-5 hours on high or 7-8 hours on low.

Tips for Adding Vegetables

I do add vegetables to this recipe from time to time depending on what I have in the fridge.  Diced bell peppers, zucchini and halved mushrooms are all great added to crockpot chili.  If you do add veggies that have a higher water content your chili will naturally have a little bit more liquid so you might like to precook them or leave the lid off the slow cooker for the last while of cooking.

A scoop of hearty crockpot chili with beef and beans.

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If you don’t cook with alcohol or beer you can certainly skip that step however it does add a great layer of flavor to this recipe. If you’d like to kick it up a notch and add some heat, add a seeded diced jalapeno pepper to the slow cooker as it begins cooking.

When serving this chili to a crowd we put out a big side of Homemade Cornbread and a table of toppings for everyone to enjoy!

Our Favorite Toppings are:

  • sour cream
  • cheddar cheese
  • green onions
  • jalapenos
  • hot sauce
  • crushed corn chips
  • diced tomatoes
  • hot sauce

Easy Crockpot Chili

This Easy Crock Pot Chili recipe is loaded with ground beef, seasonings & tons of flavor.

  • 3 lbs lean ground beef
  • 2 medium onions (diced)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 bottle light beer
  • 28 oz whole tomatoes with juice
  • 14 oz diced tomatoes
  • 14 oz tomato sauce
  • 15 oz kidney beans

Seasoning Mixture

  • 4 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons parsley
  • 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  1. Combine seasoning mixture with ground beef and mix until well combined.
  2. Brown ground beef, onions and garlic until no pink remains. Drain any fat. Add beer and simmer until most of the liquid has evaporated.
  3. Combine beef mixture and all remaining ingredients in a slow cooker. If desired slightly mash the whole tomatoes. Cook on high for 4 hours or low 7-8 hours.

 

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This Easy Crock Pot Chili recipe is loaded with ground beef, seasonings & tons of flavor. It simmers all day in the slow cooker creating a great meal that is just as delicious leftover!

15 Bean Slow Cooker Chili

Spoonful of slow cooker bean chili in bowl with cornbread

15 Bean Slow Cooker Chili is hearty and delicious, making it the perfect food to fuel the crowd on game day or a delicious easy weeknight meal!  When serving a crowd, we put this chili on in the morning and then prepare a chili bar with toppings so our guests can help themselves!

15 Bean Slow Cooker Chili in polka dotted bowl

I am so excited to have partnered with Hurst’s HamBeens® 15 BEAN SOUP® to bring you this belly warming recipe.  

Slow Cooker Bean Chili

If there is a big game coming up, you can count on me to do one thing; make chili! Chili is the perfect dish to feed a crowd and keep them coming back for more!

This easy slow cooker chili recipe is packed with the wholesome goodness of a blend of 15 beans to make it hearty and healthy! The best part is that there is no soaking required meaning a quick prep time to get this into your Crock Pot and get on with your day!  You can find Hurst’s 15 Bean Soup in the dry bean section of almost any grocery store (or you can order them online).

Hurst's 15 Bean Soup in bag and slow cooker bean chili in bowl

You don’t need a lot of ingredients to make a great chili, a few simple good quality ingredients definitely make the most delicious meals!

How to Make Chili in a Crock Pot

This easy slow cooker chili recipe starts with Hurst’s® HamBeens® 15 Bean Soup®, onions, bell pepper and lean ground beef.  It’s all seasoned with a vegetable based seasoning packet (that comes with Hurst’s 15 Bean Soup) as well as chili seasoning and then simmered in the slow cooker until tender.

chili recipe in crock pot with ladle

You’ll notice that the tomatoes are added towards the end of cooking, once the beans are softened.  This step is important when using dry beans because tomatoes (along with any other acidic ingredients) can interfere with the rehydration process.

Fixings and Toppings

On game day, making a chili bar is a great way to add variety and make sure everyone can enjoy their chili to preference. I set my slow cooker to warm and offer toppings like sour cream, shredded cheese, sliced jalapenos, chopped onions, assorted crackers and tortilla chips and corn bread muffins.

Slow Cooker bean Chili in polka dotted bowl with corn bread

Easy and Delicious

This chili is both inexpensive and easy to prepare while being totally delicious! For a family dinner, it’s great served over macaroni noodles (or rice) and of course, with a big slice of homemade cornbread on the side! Should you be lucky enough to have leftovers, this recipe reheats well and can even be frozen to enjoy on another day! (Cook once, eat twice.. count me in)!

15 Bean Slow Cooker Chili

15 Bean Slow Cooker Chili is hearty and delicious, making it the perfect food to fuel the crowd on game day or a delicious easy weeknight meal!  

  • 1 package HamBeens 15 BEAN SOUP® w/ Ham Flavor packet
  • 1 lb . lean ground beef
  • 1 onion (, diced)
  • 1 green bell pepper (, diced)
  • 1 can ((14.5 oz) diced tomato with green chiles)
  • 1 can ((6 oz) tomato paste)
  • 8 cups beef broth
  • 1 packet of your favorite chili seasoning mix ((approx. 1.5 oz))
  • salt & pepper to taste
  1. Rinse beans and remove any debris.
  2. Brown beef over medium heat until no pink remains. Darin any fat.
  3. In a 6QT slow cooker, combine beans, beef, onion, peppers, and broth.
  4. Stir in Hurst’s ham flavor packet and 1/2 of the chili seasoning mix.
  5. Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours or until beans are tender.
  6. Add in diced tomatoes, tomato paste and remainder of chili seasoning mix.
  7. Cook for additional 30 minutes.

I am excited to have partnered with Hurst’s HamBeens® 15 BEAN SOUP® to bring you this belly warming recipe.  While I was compensated for this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  Working with great brands I love allows me to keep bringing you the great recipes you love!

15 Bean Slow Cooker Chili is hearty and delicious, making it the perfect food to fuel the crowd on game day or a delicious easy weeknight meal! When serving a crowd, we put this chili on in the morning and then prepare a chili bar with toppings so our guests can help themselves!
15 Bean Slow Cooker Chili is hearty and delicious, making it the perfect food to fuel the crowd on game day or a delicious easy weeknight meal! When serving a crowd, we put this chili on in the morning and then prepare a chili bar with toppings so our guests can help themselves!

BEST EVER Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon is a French classic made with melt in your mouth beef, mushrooms, carrots, and red wine and is cooked to perfection in the most delicious rich sauce.  A hearty and comforting meal that you will make again and again! 

After my Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon went crazy viral, I knew that I wanted to show you how to make it on the stove and in the oven.  If you are looking for more hearty beef stew recipes, be sure to also try Beef Stew with Bacon, Vegetable Beef Soup, or this Slow Cooker Beef Stew.

BEST EVER Beef Bourguignon

You will fall in love with this Beef Bourguignon! I am so excited to share with you the stove top version! If you are looking for a slow cooker Beef Bourguignon click here. I love everything about this meal and how completely flavorful every bite is. The meat falls apart so smoothly and melts in your mouth with the beautiful taste of the broth that coats every meat and vegetable leaving you wanting more. I have two teenage boys and I was getting worried I wouldn’t have any left overs for me to warm up the next day with them continuing to enjoy bowlful after bowlful. My girls were equally enjoying it and kept saying between each spoonful “this is good, this is really good!”

When I know that my family is quiet at the dinner table I imagine a silent, slow clap and knew I had to share immediately on this way of cooking Beef Bourguignon. Your family will be thanking you! It does take a few extra steps but don’t let that intimidate you. It is meant for any level cooking and can be prepared quickly. It is a family favorite that is going on the monthly menu plan!

How do you make Beef Bourguignon?

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large dutch oven over medium high heat pot add the olive oil and bacon pieces. Cook until crisp. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon.
  • Add the carrots, pearl onions, and mushrooms and sauté 2-3 minutes until tender. Remove and set aside.
  • Add the red wine to the skillet scraping down the sides and allow to deglaze. Add the beef stock, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and whisk in the flour.
  • Add the beef and the vegetables back to the pot and stir. Add garlic, thyme and bay leaf. Put a lid on pot and let it simmer in the oven for 1 1/2-2 hours until the beef is tender.
  • Stovetop: Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a low and simmer. Cover and let cook 1 1/2- 2 hours or until beef is tender.

What is the difference between Beef stew and Beef Bourguignon?

The big difference between beef stew, and French boeuf bourguignon, is the presence of red wine. Traditional American beef stews are lubricated with water and onions; later versions, with beef broth or tomato sauce. Stews with wine must be cooked slowly.

What is the best red wine for Beef Bourguignon?

In this case, Beef Bourguignon, literally translated as Burgundian Beef, is a very old French recipe that uses fatty beef cooked in red wine to create a stew that is either served warm or cold (as in a left-over, the following day). The red wine was typically a red Burgundy – a Pinot Noir or Gamy.

Most good beef stews do have red wine in them.  This really brings out the deep and rich flavor in the sauce.  But rest assured the alcohol does get cooked out.  But I promise it is necessary in really bringing out this amazing flavor in the stew!

If you are not wanting wine in your Beef Bourguignon you are welcome to omit it and use beef stock in replace of it. The wine does add the flavorful touch. I would recommend keeping the red wine and enjoy the rich flavors this stew has to offer!

What is the best cut of beef for Beef Bourguignon?

  • A good quality lean stewing beef is what I was able to master with this Beef Bourguignon.
  • Brisket
  • Chuck Steak
  • Round Steak

Can you freeze Beef Bourguignon?

Yes, you can! Properly stored, cooked beef stew will last for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator. To further extend the shelf life of cooked beef stew, freeze it; freeze in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.

I like to freeze it in freezer bags or a sealing bag that locks in all the flavors. I freeze them laying down and take them out the night before I am wanting to serve it. Defrost overnight in the refrigerator or you can defrost in the microwave if needed on low heat to warm through, stirring occasionally. It will freeze up to 3 months.

What do you serve with Beef Bourguignon?

  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Rice
  • Noodles
  • Croutons
  • Crackers
  • Dinner Roll or a Baguette

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Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon is a French classic made with melt in your mouth beef, mushrooms, carrots, and red wine and is cooked to perfection in the most delicious rich sauce.  A hearty and comforting meal that you will make again and again! 

  • 3 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 pounds lean stewing beef (cut into 2-inch cubes)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 carrots (sliced)
  • 10-12 small pearl onions OR 1 small white onion (diced)
  • 8 ounce mushrooms (sliced)
  • 2 cups red wine (young and full-bodied (like Beaujolais, Cotes du Rhone or Burgundy))
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cloves mashed garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • bay leaf
  • 8 ounce mushrooms (sliced*)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large dutch oven over medium high heat pot add the olive oil and bacon pieces. Cook until crisp. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon.
  2. Salt and pepper the beef and add it to the pot and sear on each side for 2-3 minutes. Remove from the dutch oven.
  3. Add the carrots, pearl onions, and mushrooms and saute 2-3 minutes until tender. Remove and set aside.
  4. Add the red wine to the skillet scraping down the sides and allow to deglaze. Add the beef stock, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and whisk in the flour.
  5. Add the beef and the vegetables back to the pot and stir. Add garlic, thyme and bay leaf. Put a lid on pot and let it simmer in the oven for 1 1/2-2 hours until the beef is tender.
  6. Stovetop: Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a low and simmer. Cover and let cook 1 1/2- 2 hours or until beef is tender.

*You can also add in the mushrooms 10 minutes before serving.  

 

Easy Cheesy Mexican Dip

Completed Enchilada Dip Recipe

Beef Enchilada dip has all of those amazing enchilada flavors we love in an easy scoopable dip!

If you love Enchiladas and you love dip, then you’ll LOVE this Beef Enchilada Dip! Made with ground beef, the secret ingredient is refried beans which makes it gorgeously creamy and dip-like.

Beef enchilada dip with beans on chip

The Genesis of This Enchilada Dip

As the cook, I declare it my right to do as much taste testing as I deem “necessary”. The problem, however, is that when I’m making Beef Enchiladas, the amount of taste testing I do of the fragrant creamy filling is far more than necessary. To the point that I am sometimes short on filling for my enchiladas and one day as I scooped up “just one more taste” of the Enchilada filling, it finally dawned on me…..if I love Enchilada filling that much, why don’t I just turn it into a DIP???

So I did. :-)

The Secret Enchilada Dip Ingredient

Creamy, cheesy, loaded with flavor and baked to golden perfection. It’s basically made the same way I make my filling for Beef Enchiladas, but I make it a little looser so it’s easy to scoop up without the corn chips breaking.

The secret ingredient? Refried beans. Seriously, I swear! It makes this dip beautifully creamy, much creamier than just making this with enchilada sauce!

Enchilada Dip ingredients cooking in frying pan

Beef Enchilada Dip: Additions & Substitutions

  • Add black beans to fill it out a bit and for added texture. Otherwise this is just 100% beef.
  • Corn is a wonderful addition to this – and even adding some other vegetables like sautéed diced zucchini and red peppers.
  • Add in some chopped jalapeno or extra hot sauce to add some heat.
  • Ground Beef can be substituted with any kind of ground meat (such as turkey or chicken).

How to Store Enchilada Dip

  • Make Ahead: Another reason I love this dip is that it is GREAT for making ahead! Make it up to 3 days in advance, then just top with cheese and bake to reheat. Promise me you’ll serve it warm.
  • Leftovers: Leftovers can be kept for up to 4 days in the refrigerator.

Close up on Beef Enchilada Dip showing melted cheese and chips

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Beef Enchilada Dip

All the flavours you know and love about Beef Enchiladas….in a hot bubbly dip! 

  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • 2 garlic cloves (, minced)
  • 1 onion (, finely chopped)
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 14 – 16 oz can refried beans
  • 10 oz can Enchilada sauce of choice ((I use Medium Mild Old El Paso))
  • 14 oz black beans (, drained)
  • 2 cups grated Montery Jack or Cheddar Cheese
  • Cilantro (, for garnish)
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Heat oil over high heat in a skillet. Add garlic and onion, cook for 3 minutes until translucent.
  3. Add beef and cook, breaking it up as you go, until it changes from pink to light brown.
  4. Add taco seasoning and cook until beef is browned.
  5. Add refried beans and Enchilada sauce. Cook for 5 minutes or until thickens to your desired consistency. Stir through black beans.
  6. Transfer to a heatproof bowl.
  7. Top with cheese then bake for 15 minutes or until bubbly and golden.
  8. Serve warm with corn chips, garnished with cilantro if desired!

If you love Enchiladas and you love dip, then you'll LOVE this Beef Enchilada Dip! Everything you know and love about Enchiladas, in a hot bubbly dip. Made with ground beef, the secret ingredient is refried beans which makes it gorgeously creamy and dip-like.

Instant Pot Salisbury Steak

Instant Pot salisbury steak is a quick and delicious dinner that is ready in just 35 minutes. On a cold winter day, there’s nothing like this comforting recipe coated in gravy to satisfy your cravings. Serve it over mashed potatoes with some roasted asparagus for the perfect meal! 

This savory hearty main dish is made easy in the Instant Pot for a quick meal that tastes like you slaved all day!

Instant Pot salisbury steak on a bed of mashed potatoes with fresh parsley.

What is Salisbury Steak?

When it comes to classic, home-cooked American cuisine, it doesn’t get any more authentic than Salisbury steak. This dish is nothing more than ground beef patties smothered in a rich onion and mushroom gravy. The ground beef is seasoned and mixed with egg and bread crumbs as a binder.

Traditionally, the patties are cooked in a skillet on the stovetop, and then simmered in Salisbury steak gravy, made with beef stock, onion and mushrooms. You could also pile the patties and the gravy ingredients in a crock pot, for slow cooker Salisbury steak. But if you’re looking to save time, this Instant Pot Salisbury steak with easy mushroom gravy is perfect!

How To Make Salisbury Steak From Scratch

I love cooking in my Instant Pot (if you aren’t familiar with them, you can learn more here: What is The Instant Pot?). Just follow these simple steps to make homemade Salisbury steak in your Instant Pot:

  1. Place chopped onion and sliced mushrooms in the bottom of your Instant Pot.
  2. Mix the ingredients for the beef patties, and shape into patties.
  3. Brown the patties in a skillet, and then layer onto the onion and mushrooms.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook on high pressure.

I have browned the patties in the Instant Pot (on sautee) however they can be difficult to flip so using a non-stick frying pan is easier. Either way will work!

Beef patties, onions, and mushrooms layered in an Instant Pot for Instant Pot salisbury steak.

How To Make Salisbury Steak Gravy

No Salisbury steak would be complete without a rich gravy. After the patties are finished cooking in your Instant Pot, it’s super easy to make mushroom gravy right inside the Instant Pot:

  • While the patties are still cooking in your Instant Pot, make a cornstarch and water slurry.
  • When the cooking cycle is complete, depressurize and remove the lid. Set the patties aside.
  • Turn the Instant Pot to sauté, and when the sauce starts bubbling, stir in the cornstarch slurry to thicken.

Voila, perfect rich salisbury steak gravy!

Instant Pot salisbury steak in an instant pot covered in fresh parsley and gravy, ready to be served.

You might have noticed by now that the ingredients for Salisbury steak patties are very similar to the ones we use for meatballs. This Instant Pot Salisbury steak recipe can easily be made into Salisbury steak meatballs. Instead of forming the meat, egg and bread crumb mixture into patties, form them into 1” meatballs. Then, just proceed with the rest of the recipe as directed.

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Instant Pot Salisbury Steak

During cold winter days, there’s nothing like this traditional easy Salisbury steak recipe to satisfy your craving for comfort food.

  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 onion (sliced)
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth (low sodium)
  • 1 oz package brown gravy mix (dry)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 4 tablespoons water

Beef Patties

  • 1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/3 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • salt & pepper to taste
  1. Place onions and mushrooms in the bottom of the Instant Pot.

  2. Combine beef patty ingredients and form 6 patties. Brown over medium high heat (about 3 minutes per side) in a skillet. *see note

  3. Layer beef patties over mushrooms. Combine remaining ingredients except water and cornstarch. Pour over beef and cook high pressure, 18 minutes.
  4. Quick release. Remove patties and set aside.
  5. Turn IP onto sautee. Combine cold water and cornstarch. Stir into the broth and let cook a few minutes until thickened. Add beef back into the sauce to coat.
  6. Serve over mashed potatoes or rice.

These can be browned in batches of two using the sautee function. I found it difficult to flip and time consuming so opted to use a frying pan. The choice is yours.

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Skillet Salisbury Steak

Skillet Salisbury Steak is a classic meal with a mouthwatering tender beef patty drowning in a rich homemade brown gravy.  Serve it over some mashed potatoes and peas and you have yourself a winner!  

I love salisbury steaks and it is comfort food at its finest.  You create this delicious meat patty that gets those nice crisp pan seared edges and tender center.   But my favorite part is the rich brown gravy that you create with mushrooms and tender onions.  The meat is just drowning in this delicious sauce begging you to serve it over some mashed potatoes. For more delicious steak recipes try either Skillet Garlic Butter Herb Steak and Potatoes or Garlic Butter and Herb Steak Bites.

Skillet Salisbury Steak

Skillet Salisbury Steak

I have had to get creative with meals lately because we are so busy.  I need something that is easy and requires little clean up.  It is so nice to mix it up from a chicken dish and have these savory Salisbury steaks that are drowning in a rich brown mushroom and onion gravy. Oh my goodness you guys are going to love this recipe so much.  It is ready in just 30 minutes and it is sure to please the entire family!  You are going to want to make this again and again!

How do you make Skillet Salisbury Steak?

  • In a medium sized mixing bowl add the ground beef, bread crumbs, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, mustard powder, egg, and salt and pepper. Mix with your hands until just combined and shape into 4 oval patties.
  • Heat the butter in a medium sized skillet over medium high heat. Add the patties and cook until the sides are slightly crisp and cooked throughout. Remove and set aside on a plate.
  • Add the olive oil to the pan with the mushrooms and onion and cook until tender. Set aside on a plate.
  • To make the gravy: Add the beef broth, ketchup, worchestershire sauce to the skillet. In a small bowl add the cornstarch and water creating a slurry. Whisk it into the gravy and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low and add the mushrooms, onions, and patties back to the skillet. Allow to simmer until the gravy starts to thicken. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve over mashed potatoes and peas and garnish with fresh parsley if desired.

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What is Salisbury Steak?

Salisbury Steak is a dish that has been around for years.  It is a famous dish that is simple to make with loads of flavor. It usually consists of a homemade hamburger patty smothered in a rich and flavorful brown gravy served with noodles or mashed potatoes. Our family likes to add in mushrooms or onions to the brown gravy for extra flavor!

Can you bake Salisbury steak?

Yes! Combine all the ingredients for the Salisbury steak. Place the steak patties in an oven safe pan or skillet. Pour the gravy over top of the steak. If you would like to roast your vegetables at the same time, add them into the pan with the steak and gravy. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink.

What is the difference between Salisbury Steak and Hamburger Steak?

A Salisbury steak contains more fillers such as breadcrumbs, sauces, onions and an egg whereas a hamburger steak only contains salt and pepper. They are very similar and may not have a difference at all depending on the recipe itself. Hamburger steak is usually served with a hamburger bun or a type of bread. A Salisbury steak can be served on its own or with other sides to make it a meal. They are very similar and cooked the same way when cooked with a gravy mixture.

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What is great to serve with Salisbury steak?

I love to serve Salisbury steak with potatoes, noodles or even rice. To make this into a great family meal add in some vegetables like green beans, peas, roasted cauliflower or carrots to bring in some color and extra flavor. These have been our favorite family potatoes.

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Skillet Salisbury Steak is a classic meal with a mouthwatering tender beef patty drowning in a rich homemade brown gravy. Serve it over some mashed potatoes and peas and you have yourself a winner!
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • Gravy:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 ounce mushrooms
  • ½ large onion sliced
  • 2½ cups beef broth
  • 2 Tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon water
Instructions
  1. In a medium sized mixing bowl add the ground beef, bread crumbs, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, mustard powder, egg, and salt and pepper. Mix with your hands until just combined and shape into 4 oval patties.
  2. Heat the butter in a medium sized skillet over medium high heat. Add the patties and cook until the sides are slightly crisp and cooked throughout. Remove and set aside on a plate.
  3. Add the olive oil to the pan with the mushrooms and onion and cook until tender. Set aside on a plate.
  4. To make the gravy: Add the beef broth, ketchup, worchestershire sauce to the skillet. In a small bowl add the cornstarch and water creating a slurry. Whisk it into the gravy and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low and add the mushrooms, onions, and patties back to the skillet. Allow to simmer until the gravy starts to thicken. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve over mashed potatoes and peas and garnish with fresh parsley if desired.

 

Instant Pot Beef Stew

Instant Pot Beef Stew is unbelievably easy and delicious! Tender beef chunks and hearty veggies like potatoes, carrots, and onions are set to cook in the pressure cooker to create an effortless stew.

Serve this easy stew alongside 30 minute dinner rolls for the perfect comforting pressure cooker dinner that everyone will love!

Two bowls filled with Instant Pot beef stew topped with fresh parsley.

Instant Pot Cooking is Easy!

If you’re new to pressure cooking (and the Instant Pot), it’s going to be life changing for you! It’s so easy to use and cooks meals in minutes in just one pot (including browning meat and cooking). Win-win! If you don’t have an Instant Pot, you can find them online here!

This is an easy beef stew recipe, and it’s made even easier by pressure cooking in the Instant Pot! We make homemade beef stew often but if you don’t have time to simmer it to perfection, not to worry. Just pull out your Instant Pot, and you’ll have that stick-to-your ribs dinner on the table in no time flat! 

How To Make Instant Pot Stew

To make this instant pot beef stew recipe:

  1. Chop up the veggies.
  2. Turn the Instant Pot on to sauté and brown the stew beef chunks on all sides.
  3. Add the rest of the beef stew ingredients and turn the pressure cooker on.
  4. When cooking cycle ends, depressurize your Instant Pot and add the cornstarch slurry to thicken.

Ingredients for Instant Pot beef stew in a pressure cooker.

Instant Pot Beef Stew Ingredients

  • Choose the Right Meat:
    • When it comes to pressure cooker beef stew, there is no better cut of meat than chuck. Buy a thick chuck pot roast and cut it into chunks. If you can’t find chuck, regular stewing beef will work just fine!
  • Sear the Meat: 
    • Start this easy Instant Pot Beef Stew recipe off right by searing the meat in batches. If you crowd the pan, you’ll get too much juice and the meat won’t brown properly. The bottom of your pan should have a nice glaze on it which adds a delicious richness to the broth.
  • Deglaze the Instant Pot: 
    • Deglaze once the beef has a nice crust on it! Simply add broth/wine and scrape any goodies off the bottom of the pan.
  • Add the Vegetables: 
    • Stay away from delicate veggies. Any veggie you’d use to make roasted root vegetables would also be great in the pressure cooker (like potatoes and carrots) as they don’t fall apart.

Instant Pot beef stew simmering in a pressure cooker.

How Long to Cook Beef Stew in the Instant Pot

This pressure cooker beef stew recipe starts with searing the beef to get a good crust on it (don’t skip this part). This will take about 10-15 minutes or so (in 2 batches).

The stew cooks for 35 minutes in the Instant Pot but keep in mind, that’s the cooking time only. It will take about 10-15 minutes to get up to pressure and it will natural release for about 15 minutes.

Overall, you can expect this Instant Pot Beef Stew to take about 90 minutes start to finish, but don’t worry, most of the time is hands off.

What to Serve with Instant Pot Stew

Beef stew is practically a complete meat-and-potatoes meal in itself, no need to fuss with side dishes.

Serve it with dinner rolls, biscuits or corn bread slathered with butter. I also love adding a side caesar salad for a nice light crunch alongside the hearty stew.

A ladle scooping Instant Pot beef stew to serve.

Can You Freeze Beef Stew?

Yes you sure can! This beef stew recipe is so yummy, you might not have any leftovers. If you do, you’ll be happy to know it freezes easily. 

To serve a quick beef stew dinner, no need to pre-thaw. Just empty the frozen block into a pot on low heat, and you’ll have dinner on the table again in no time!

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Instant Pot Beef Stew

This instant pot beef stew is unbelievably mouthwatering. Tender beef chunks are pressure cooked with other delicious ingredients like peas, potatoes, carrots, and onions.

  • 2 pounds stewing beef (trimmed and cubed)
  • ½ teaspoon each garlic powder (salt and pepper)
  • 1 large onion (diced)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup red wine (or 1 more cup beef broth)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary (chopped)
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 4 large carrots (chopped)
  • 3 cups baby potatoes (cubed)
  • 2 stalks celery (chopped, about 1 cup)
  • 3/4 cup peas (defrosted)
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons water
  1. Toss beef with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  2. Turn a 6-quart Instant Pot to sauté and add half of the olive olive oil. Brown half of the beef, about 3-5 minutes, don’t stir too much so you get a nice crust. Repeat with remaining beef.
  3. Add broth, tomato paste, rosemary, wine and vegetables (ensure ingredients do not go above fill line). Secure lid and select Meat/Stew; cook on high pressure 35 minutes.

  4. Once the timer beeps, allow for a natural-release for about 15 minutes. Release any remaining pressure.

  5. Remove lid and turn to sauté bringing broth to a boil.

  6. Create a slurry by combining cornstarch and water in a small bowl or cup.
  7. Once the broth is simmering, stir in the cornstarch to reach desired consistency (you may not need all of it). Allow to simmer 2-3 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. 

  8. Stir in peas and serve.

Note: You may not need all of the cornstarch slurry.

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