Try this traditional Shepherd’s Pie!

Shepherd’s Pie is a traditional Irish dish made with a saucy ground lamb (or beef) base, peas, and carrots and topped with a mashed potato crust. Easy and tasty, all year round!

Shepherd's Pie served on white plates and topped with cheese

What is Shepherd’s Pie?

Shepherd’s Pie is a delicious combo of ground lamb (although many people use beef) that has been cooked with carrots, sweet green peas and corn in a gravy or sauce. The lamb mixture is then topped with a crust of creamy mashed potatoes.

This casserole traditionally made with ground lamb.  Many people make this recipe with ground beef however, if you use ground beef it’s actually called Cottage Pie! (You can also replace the meat for a vegetarian lentil version).Either way, this crustless meat pie is topped creamy mashed potatoes and baked until bubbly.

Do you put cheese on top of Shepherd’s Pie? Traditionally, a Shepherd’s Pie is not topped with cheese, but as you all know, cheese is my love language. You can add a sprinkle of cheddar cheese on top of the mashed potatoes or just brush them with a little bit of butter before baking.

Ingredients for shepherds pie like mashed potatoes, meat sauce, and veggies.

Ingredients

Shepherd’s Pie can be prepared fresh but it’s also a great way to use up any leftover meat, veggies, gravy or mashed potatoes.

    • MEAT Lamb is traditional but you can use any ground meat in this recipe (I most often use ground beef). Leftover roast works too!
    • VEGGIES Frozen mixed vegetables make prep quick and easy but leftover roasted veggies work perfectly too. If using fresh, steam them until tender before adding.
    • SAUCE Shepherd’s Pie is so versatile, I’ve given a couple of shortcut sauces in the recipe below but you can use leftover gravy (or gravy mix), tomato sauce… the sky is the limit here.
    • POTATOES Traditional mashed are what I most often use but garlic mashed potatoes add great flavor to this dish! If you are in a hurry, you can use store-bought mashed potatoes

A pot of meat sauce with veggies next to mashed potatoes and cheese.

Prep Ahead and Tips for Shepherd’s Pie

You will love how easy and convenient this dish is.  It can be made a day in advance, which makes dinner prep easier.

  • Layering After prepping the meat mixture, let it cool and then chill it in the fridge for 20 minutes.  This will help keep the mashed potato layer separated.
  • Prep Ahead Prep and assemble up to one day in advance and refrigerate. Let it come to room temperature 30 minutes before baking it.
  • Quick Clean Up If your baking dish is very full, place it on a parchment lined baking sheet to avoid any juices spilling in your oven.
  • To Freeze Before Baking
    • Cool completely. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and then in foil. Freeze.
    • Thaw overnight in the fridge. Bake for 45 minutes covered and 15 minutes uncovered

Shepherd's Pie topped with cheese in a casserole dish served with parsley

 

Serve this With…

And finish the meal with a belly warming Irish Coffee!

A serving of shepherd's pie on a plate topped with cheese

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Easy Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Shepherd’s Pie is a traditional Irish dish made with ground lamb cooked with peas and carrots and topped with a mashed potato crust.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Irish
Keyword Shepherd's Pie
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 648
Author Holly Nilsson

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground lamb or beef
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups mixed vegetables defrosted
  • 10 oz can tomato soup or mushroom soup
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cups prepared mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Cook lamb or beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until no pink remains. Drain any fat.
  • Stir in soup, mixed vegetables, Worcestershire sauce, salt, basil and pepper. Spread into the bottom of a 2 qt casserole dish.
  • Spoon mashed potatoes overtop and top with cheese.
  • Baked 25-30 minutes or until bubbly.

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Notes

Note:  This recipe has been updated 10/8/2018.  Original recipe inspiration from Alton Brown, Food Network.

Nutrition

Calories: 648 | Carbohydrates: 85g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 730mg | Potassium: 916mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 2775IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 180mg | Iron: 2.5mg

Shepherd's Pie with peas, carrots, mashed potatoes and cheese on a wood ladle

Why is it called Shepherd’s Pie?

Originally a meat pie made with minced (or ground) meat and mashed potatoes was known as a Cottage Pie (and it was even sometimes made with pastry many years ago). It is very popular in Ireland, Scotland and England as well!   In the late 1800’s the pie was named Shepherd’s Pie if made with lamb (since the shepherd looked after the sheep) and if  made with beef it was called Cottage Pie.

Regardless of the name, this recipe is a classic Shepherd’s Pie recipe loaded with flavor and the perfect make ahead meal to serve all year long!

A serving of shepherd's pie on a plate topped with cheese.
Shepherd's Pie topped with cheese in a casserole dish served with parsley.
Top photo - A serving of shepherd's pie on a plate topped with cheese. Bottom photo - Ingredients assembled to make Shepherd's Pie.
A serving of shepherd's pie on a plate topped with cheese.

Pasta Fagioli Soup

This Pasta Fagioli recipe is a hearty classic Italian soup that’s comforting, and takes less than an hour! It’s filled with veggies and spicy sausage meat cooked in a hearty and rich tomato broth.

There is nothing more comforting and soul-warming than Pasta e Fagioli!

A bowl of pasta fagioli soup next to the pot and a spoon.

In this easy homemade soup recipe, two types of beans have been added for extra protein and creaminess. Lots of dried herbs make the broth for this easy Pasta Fagioli recipe irresistibly flavorful.

What is Pasta Fagioli?

Pasta e Fagioli means “pasta and beans.” A traditional Italian pasta fagioli recipe is a classic dish, made with easy to find, affordable ingredients.

Minestrone Soup vs. Pasta e Fagioli Soup

The main difference between minestrone and pasta e fagioli is the varation of vegetables in minestrone. Fagioli is mainly pasta and beans in a broth (I add a few veggies like celery & onion for extra flavor).

Ingredients like beans and carrots being added to fagioli soup.

How To Make Pasta Fagioli

I make a lot of amazing soup recipes and this flavorful one, tops our list! it’s easy, delicious and hearty (and we think it’s even better than the Olive Garden Fagioli recipe)!

  1. Brown sausage and onions.
  2. Add in Remaining ingredients except pasta and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  3. While the soup simmers, cook pasta until al dente.
  4. Stir pasta into the soup, and serve with your favorite toppings.

Serve pasta fagioli soup next to some warm garlic bread and a caesar salad for the perfect meal!

CrockPot Conversion

This recipe converts to slow cooker super easily! Just follow these steps:

  1. Brown sausage and add to a slow cooker along with the rest of the ingredients, except for the pasta.
  2. Cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  3. 20 minutes before the time is up, stir in cooked pasta.

Pasta being stirred into fagioli soup with a ladle.

You can make a vegetarian Pasta Fagioli soup recipe by skipping the sausage, and you can also use whole wheat pasta for an extra nutritious kick!

Can You Freeze Pasta Fagioli Soup?

If you intend to freeze this soup, make sure the veggies are still crunchy, otherwise, they will retain their crunchiness after defrosting/reheating the soup.

  • Cool soup completely before packaging it for freezing.
  • Add soup to a gallon or quart-size zip-top plastic freezer bags.
  • Lay bags flat in a single layer in the freezer, when frozen, stack bags to save space.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months.

A pot full of pasta fagioli soup ready to be served.

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Pasta Fagioli Soup

Pasta Fagioli Soup, also known as Pasta e Fagioli Soup, recipe is a classic Italian soup. Hearty, comforting and delicious, ready in less than one hour.

  • 1 cup ditalini pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound ground spicy Italian sausage
  • 1 small yellow onion (diced)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic (minced)
  • 3 carrots (peeled and diced)
  • 1 stalk celery (diced)
  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 15 ounce can tomato sauce (no salt added)
  • 8 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 15 ounce can red kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 15 ounce can Great Northern beans (drained and rinsed)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)

Garnish:

  • Chopped fresh parsley
  1. Place a large soup pot or Dutch oven over medium heat and add olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add ground Italian sausage and cook without moving for about one minute. Crumble it using a wooden spoon and continue cooking until browned about 3-5 minutes. If needed, drain excess fat.

  2. Push cooked sausage to one side of the pot, so it covers only half of the bottom of the pot or Dutch oven. Add onion and garlic to the other half and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onion is tender.
  3. Stir to combine the browned sausage with the onion and garlic.
  4. Add chopped carrots, celery, diced tomatoes and tomato paste. Stir and cook until tender, for about 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add dried basil, dried Italian seasoning, dried thyme, and dried rosemary. Stir to combine.

  6. Add tomato sauce, chicken broth and drained and rinsed beans. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

  7. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer, covered for about 10-15 minutes or until vegetables are tender. If needed, add more water, one cup at a time.

  8. In the meantime, add water a large pot over medium-high heat, season with salt. Bring to a boil and cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain well, toss with a bit of olive oil and set aside.
  9. Once vegetables are tender, stir in pasta until heated through.

  10. Garnish with parsley if desired, and serve immediately.

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Top image - Pasta Fagioli ingredients in a pot. Bottom image - close up of pasta fagioli soup.
A serving of pasta fagioli soup in a bowl.

Homemade Pizza Sauce (Perfect for Freezing!)

Homemade Pizza Sauce is the perfect addition to all of your pizza creations and also great as a dipper. This recipe is so easy to make and has the best flavors of garlic, onion, tomato, and savory herbs.

Make ahead in large batches, you will reach for it again and again!

A jar full of pizza sauce.

Made from scratch, this pizza sauce is perfect for everything from margherita pizza to a dipping sauce for the best cheesy breadsticks! Double (or triple) the recipe and freeze to use year-round!

How to Make Pizza Sauce

For the best results, use quality ingredients whenever you can (fresh onions and garlic too)!

  1. Soften: Sauté onion and garlic over medium heat until tender and fragrant.
  2. Stir: Add crushed tomatoes and tomato paste and stir until smooth (per recipe below).
  3. Simmer: Add remaining ingredients and simmer until the sauce is thick.

Remove from heat and use immediately or save some for cooling and freezing!

Pizza sauce ingredients in a sauce pan before being stirred.

More Uses For Pizza Sauce

A good, basic pizza sauce can be used for a variety of different things!

  • On top of pizza dough of course but you can also use it to make mini pizzas out of bagels, toast or bread.
  • As a dip for bread sticks, pizza bites or your favorite appetizer recipes.
  • Spooned over meatballs, topped with mozzarella and baked. Serve with crusty bread or crostini.
  • Add it to your favorite vegetable soups or beef stew.

Also, you can pour pizza sauce into an ice cube tray and have little cubes of tomato-y flavor for soups, sauces, or when sautéing veggies or meat for a little punch of savory flavor!

To Freeze

This sauce freezes beautifully and that’s what makes it such a keeper!

  • Once the batch is made (or two, or three!) allow it to cool. Then ladle into freezer bags with a zip top.
  • Label with the date and lay flat on the bottom of the freezer.
  • After about 24 hours, store upright (think like books in a bookshelf) and save a ton of freezer space!
  • Homemade pizza sauce should last about 6 months in the freezer.

To Thaw, simply put one of the bags in the fridge or set it in the sink and let thaw naturally. Reheat, and adjust for flavor (a little salt and pepper)!

Homemade Pizza Sauce

This recipe brings out the best flavors of garlic, onion, tomato, and savory herbs, you will reach for it again and again!

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup onion (finely minced)
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 8 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  1. Cook onion and garlic in olive oil over medium heat until tender, about 10 minutes.

  2. Add crushed tomatoes and tomato paste and stir until smooth.

  3. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer and cook 30 minutes or until thickened.

For a zestier tomato sauce, add up to 6 oz tomato paste.

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A jar full of homemade pizza sauce.
A jar full of pizza sauce.
A jar full of homemade pizza sauce.

Beef Taco Casserole

Scoop of beef taco casserole in baking dish

Beef Taco Casserole is a fun twist on taco night, and is a great way to feed a crowd or hungry family! A mixture of seasoned ground beef and black beans is mixed with salsa and cheese, then baked until hot and bubbly for the perfect taco inspired meal.

Add your fave toppings; shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, sliced black olives, jalapeño slices and more! My favorite topping is some crunchy Fritos corn chips… it gives this taco meat casserole a “walking taco” feel, which my kids just love!

Taco casserole in white baking dish

What is a Taco Casserole?

It’s everything you love about tacos, but in a super-comforting casserole form, an easy taco bake.

I just love taco casserole recipes with ground beef, so my version uses ground beef, and that 1 pound of meat is stretched further by using black beans as well.  Normally I use a package of taco seasoning, but homemade taco seasoning really takes this to a new fabulous level!

Swap it Up

This recipe can be changed based on what you have on hand. Any ground meat will work (like chicken or turkey). Add in some diced veggies or peppers or swap out the salsa for enchilada sauce. Pretty much anything goes!

Taco casserole with taco toppings and Fritos on top

How to Make Taco Casserole

It seems like every region here in the U.S. has a type of food that it’s known for.  Here in the Midwest, I think if there’s one thing we’re known for, it’s a comforting casserole.  Of course, other places in the country serve up casseroles too, but Midwesterners will turn anything and everything into a casserole!

This dish needs just a few easy steps:

  1. Brown beef and drain fat. Stir in beans and sauce mixture.
  2. Pour into a casserole dish, top with cheese.
  3. Bake until bubbly and melted.

It’s that easy! Next top with your favorite toppings and serve!

To Make it Healthier

With a few substitutions, you can easily turn this into a healthy taco casserole!

  • Swap regular ground beef for extra lean ground beef, or even ground turkey will lighten up this taco casserole.
  • Use reduced-fat shredded cheese.
  • Use reduced-sodium ingredients.
  • Add diced or shredded veggies to the meat as it cooks.
  • Top the casserole with fresh veggies (lettuce/tomatoes) for serving and swap out the sour cream for plain Greek yogurt!

Scoop of beef taco casserole in baking dish

Can You Freeze Taco Casserole?

Yes!  This bean and beef taco casserole freezes beautifully, which makes it great for meal prepping, or even making a meal for a sick friend.

To thaw, just set the casserole in your refrigerator overnight, and by dinner time the next day, it should be fully thawed. Full freezing instructions are below the recipe at the end of the post!

Beef taco casserole on white plate with Fritos

To Freeze Taco Casserole

TO FREEZE Cook beef mixture in skillet and assemble in baking dish, omitting 1 cup remaining cheese on top. Cool completely and cover tightly with plastic wrap and aluminum foil, then freeze for up to 3 months.

Thaw overnight in refrigerator until casserole is completely thawed. Remove plastic wrap and aluminum foil, set out on the counter for about 20 minutes, top with 1 cup of cheese, then bake at 350 F degrees for about 45-55 minutes, until hot and bubbly and cheese is melted. If the casserole is still very cold from the fridge, you may need to add few additional minutes to the bake time.

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Beef Taco Casserole

This beef and bean taco casserole is incredibly easy, made from scratch, freezer-friendly, and a huge hit with families!

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium yellow onion (diced)
  • 1 jalapeno (seeded and diced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 15 ounce can black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 4 ounce can diced green chiles (drained)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 16 ounce jar of picante sauce or salsa
  • 2 cups Mexican blend shredded cheese (divided)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Spray a 9×13 or 3 quart baking dish with nonstick spray and set aside.
  2. Heat a large, deep skillet over medium high heat and add olive oil. Add ground beef and cook, crumbling with a wooden spoon or potato masher, until browned and mostly cooked, about 4-5 minutes.

  3. Add onion and jalapeno to beef. Cook, stirring often, until softened and fragrant, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook about 1 minute. Beef should be fully cooked and brown at this point.
  4. Drain any fat and return to skillet. Stir in taco seasoning, black beans, green chiles, salt, pepper, tomato paste and picante sauce. Cook 1-2 minutes.

  5. Set skillet aside and add 1 cup of shredded cheese.
  6. Transfer beef mixture to prepared baking dish and top with remaining 1 cup of cheese.

  7. Bake approximately 25 minutes, until hot and bubbly and cheese is melted.
  8. Top with desired toppings and serve!

TO FREEZE Cook beef mixture in skillet and assemble in baking dish, omitting 1 cup remaining cheese on top. Cool completely and cover tightly with plastic wrap and aluminum foil, then freeze for up to 3 months.

Thaw overnight in refrigerator until casserole is completely thawed. Remove plastic wrap and aluminum foil, set out on the counter for about 20 minutes, top with 1 cup of cheese, then bake at 350 F degrees for about 45-55 minutes, until hot and bubbly and cheese is melted.

Topping Options: Salsa, Shredded iceburg lettuce, Sliced black olives, Chopped tomatoes, Sliced jalapenos, Minced fresh cilantro, Lime wedges, Frito corn chips, Cheddar Cheese, Sour Cream, Refried Beans.

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Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs (in Homemade Tomato Sauce)

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs make spaghetti and meatballs extra delicious. Ground beef meatballs are stuffed with mozzarella and are especially luscious smothered in a homemade spaghetti sauce with a side of garlic bread.

Close up of a mozzarella stuffed meatballs with homemade tomato sauce on top. A bite is taken out of it.

How to Make Stuffed Meatballs

While there is a little more prepping involved in this recipe than with regular Italian meatballs, it is still super easy!  The rave reviews these meatballs earn will be well worth the effort.

How to Prepare Stuffed Meatballs: For this recipe, the stuffed meatballs are prepared separately from the sauce.

SAUCE

  1. Sauté diced onion in olive oil, and when softened, add the minced garlic.
  2. Add the rest of the sauce ingredients and seasonings.
  3. Simmer uncovered or partially covered to thicken.

Four images showing the steps to prepare stuffed meatballs.

MEATBALLS

While the sauce simmers, the meatballs can be prepared and baked.

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine all meatball ingredients except the mozzarella.
  2. Cut the block of mozzarella into small cubes.
  3. Wrap each cube with the meat mixture. Compress a couple of tablespoons of meat in one hand, press a cube into the center and shape tightly into a ball ensuring the cheese is fully enclosed.
  4. Place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake.

Close up of mozzarella stuffed meatballs, garnished with parsley, and served with a homemade tomato sauce on the side.

How to Cook Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

You can bake mozzarella stuffed meatballs for 15-20 minutes at 350°F. They meatballs will cook in the sauce a bit as well.

You’ll want to make sure the cheese is sealed in as best as you can however, you can expect a little cheese to ooze out.

You can serve cheese stuffed meatballs over spaghetti noodles, zucchini noodles or inside a sandwich roll for a fabulous meatball sub. Stuffed meatballs also make terrific party appetizers. Bacon wrapped cheese stuffed meatballs are especially suited for such occasions, with or without a marinara dipping sauce.

Mozzarella stuffed meatballs topped with a homemade tomato sauce, garnished with parsley.

Can You Freeze Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

While the prep work may take time, this is one dish that’s practically made for cooking in advance, so make lots. You’ll love the convenience! You can either bake and freeze them, or shape them into meatballs and freeze them raw (provided the meat was not frozen initially).

Either raw or cooked, place the meatballs on a cookie sheet inside the freezer. When hardened, place in freezer bags and store for up to four months. Thaw inside the refrigerator before baking or broiling.

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Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs in Homemade Tomato Sauce

Juicy ground turkey is wrapped around a cube of mozzarella and baked until ooey-gooey!

Meatballs

  • 2 pounds ground beef (or turkey)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil ((if using turkey))
  • 1/2 onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil ((or 1 teaspoon dried basil))
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper
  • 3/4 pound fresh mozzarella (cut into small cubes)

Sauce

  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 28 oz canned whole tomatoes with juice
  • 28 oz canned diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 lemon ((for zest only))

Sauce

  1. Using a veggie peeler, peel off two very thin pieces of lemon zest making sure only to get the yellow part (not the white).

  2. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion & garlic and cook until soft, about 4 minutes. Add remaining sauce ingredients. Reduce heat to low, cover and let simmer 1 hour.

Meatballs

  1. Preheat oven to 375.

  2. Cut mozzarella into 24 small squares, set aside.

  3. Mix together turkey or beef, olive oil (if using turkey) onion, egg, panko bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, parsley, basil, and pepper. Mix just until combined (over mixing will create tough meatballs).

  4. Divide meat into 24 even pieces. Wrap each piece around a piece of cheese. Roll into a ball ensuring all of the cheese is completely covered by the turkey mixture.

  5. Place on a pan lined with parchment paper. Bake 30 minutes (a little of the cheese may leak out of some of the meatballs, that's ok, there will still be more inside!)

  6. Remove meatballs from the oven, stir into the sauce and let simmer an additional 20 minutes.

  7. Serve on pasta.

Nutrition information calculated using ground turkey. 

This recipe was inspired by Allrecipes.com.

This mozzarella stuffed meatballs recipe is one of the best! It packs so much flavor into every bite. A ground turkey or beef mixture is wrapped around a cube of mozzarella cheese and baked until ooey-gooey! Then simmered in a homemade tomato sauce before being served over a bed of your favorite pasta.  #spendwithpennies #mozzarellastuffedmeatballs #homemadetomatosauce #pasta #Italian #appetizer
This mozzarella stuffed meatballs recipe is one of the best! It packs so much flavor into every bite. A ground turkey or beef mixture is wrapped around a cube of mozzarella cheese and baked until ooey-gooey! Then simmered in a homemade tomato sauce before being served over a bed of your favorite pasta.  #spendwithpennies #mozzarellastuffedmeatballs #homemadetomatosauce #pasta #Italian #appetizer

Instant Pot Chili

Instant Pot Chili is the perfect hearty, people-pleasing meal! A rich tomato base filled with ground beef, beans, peppers and seasonings tastes like it’s been simmering all day!

As much as we love a thick and hearty traditional chili recipea no-fuss Instant Pot chili recipe makes the perfect family dinner for busy weeknights. Serve it alongside cornbread or 30 minute dinner rolls for the perfect meal!

Two bowls of Instant Pot chili topped with cheese with an Instant Pot in the background and a baguette slice next to them.

How to Make Chili in an Instant Pot

Instant Pot Chili shouldn’t take more than 60 minutes to cook from start to finish. Then, to thicken, you’ll need to add more time. The amount of time depends on what thickening method you use.

But first, you need to cook the chili in the Instant Pot:

  1. Brown Beef Set the Instant Pot to sauté and brown the ground beef in two batches (drain fat).
  2. Deglaze Instant Pot Add beer and beef broth and scrape up any brown bits in the bottom of the pan. This is important to avoid getting a “burn” message on the Instant Pot.
  3. Add Ingredients Layer each of the other ingredients on top of the ground beef, then peppers, then beans, and ending with the tomatoes. I add tomatoes last, to prevent them from burning.

How Long to Cook Chili in Instant Pot

Use the chili setting for 20 minutes and let the Instant Pot natural release when the cycle is done. (You can release it sooner if you’re in a hurry, the natural release allows the flavors to blend more).

Ingredients for chili in an Instant Pot like peppers, chili powder, and beef with tomato sauce and kidney beans next to it.

How to Thicken Instant Pot Chili

This easy Instant Pot chili has a substantial amount of flavor-rich broth, thanks to the addition of beef broth and beer. When I make our favorite Stove Top Chili Recipe, a lot of the liquid evaporates while the recipe simmers away. In this recipe the liquid doesn’t have a chance to evaporate so the chili will need to be thickened before serving.

There are two ways you can do this.

  • Thicken with Cornstarch (2 minutes): Make a cornstarch and water slurry by combining equal parts water and cornstarch. When the cook cycle is done and the pressure has released, bring the chili up to a boil using the saute button.Add the slurry a little bit at a time until you reach the desired consistency.
  • Thicken by Simmering (20 minutes): Simmer your Instant Pot chili with the cover off using the sautee function for 20 minutes, or until the broth has reduced to your desired consistency.

A silver ladle serving Instant Pot chili out of the Instant Pot.

What Goes With Chili

Easy Instant Pot chili is one-pot cooking at its best! The only thing you really need to round out your meal is some kind of starch on the side.

  • To stretch the meal, serve Instant Pot chili over rice.
  • Make homemade griddle-fried corn tortillas, or use store bought ones.
  • Breads, rolls, buns, toast… they all go well.
  • Set out toppings including cheese, limes, jalapenos, cheese, cilantro, green onions, avocado

To Freeze Instant Pot Chili: You can keep easy Instant Pot chili in the fridge for up to three days, or in the freezer for up to 4 months. Simply freeze in individual portions in freezer bags. Defrost in the refrigerator overnight and reheat on the stove top.

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Instant Pot Chili

This no-fuss Instant Pot chili recipe makes the perfect family dinner for busy weeknights!

  • 1.5 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion (or two smaller onions)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder (divided)
  • 1 green bell pepper (diced)
  • 2 15 oz cans kidney beans
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2/3 cup beef broth
  • 2/3 cup beer
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 28 oz canned whole tomatoes (with juice)
  1. Combine beef, onions, garlic and 1 tablespoon of the chili powder.
  2. Turn instant pot to SAUTE and cook half of the beef until browned. Repeat with remaining beef. Drain any fat.
  3. Add beef broth and beer and stir to deglaze any bits stuck to the bottom of the Instant Pot making sure to scrape up any brown bits on the bottom.

  4. Spread cooked beef out in a layer on the bottom. Layer, in order, bell peppers, kidney beans, tomato paste, cumin and finally gently place tomatoes on top. Pour any juice from the tomatoes over top.
  5. Seal the lid and valve of the Instant Pot and use the CHILI function (or set to high pressure for 25 minutes). Once completed, allow to naturally release 20 minutes. Open the valve to release any remaining pressure.

  6. Stir the chili which will likely need thickening.

To thicken the chili

  1. Remove lid, set to SAUTEE and allow to simmer 20 minutes or so until thickened
  2. Or create a slurry by combining 2 tablespoons cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water. Turn Instant Pot on to SAUTEE. Once chili begins bubbling, add the slurry a little bit at a time while mixing until chili reaches desired consistency. Allow to boil 1 minute.

Ensure ingredients are layered in order to avoid burning the tomatoes.

This easy Instant Pot chili recipe is a family favorite. This easy chili in the Instant Pot is flavorful, fun, and easy! #spendwithpennies #instantpot #instantpotchili #chili #chilirecipe #instantpotchilirecipe
This easy Instant Pot chili recipe is a family favorite. This easy chili in the Instant Pot is flavorful, fun, and easy! #spendwithpennies #instantpot #instantpotchili #chili #chilirecipe #instantpotchilirecipe

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!

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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Easy Homemade Lasagna

Homemade Lasagna is a classic, delicious dinner that every family should have in their recipe rotation. We love serving a classic lasagna dinner, complete with a caesar salad or Italian salad and dinner rolls slathered in Homemade Garlic Butter. It’s the world’s best meal! 

Lasagna may seem daunting, and while there are a few steps, this is such an easy recipe – you will absolutely love it. Homemade lasagna recipe is the perfect Italian meal to warm you from the inside out!

A slice of classic homemade lasagna ready to serve

How to Make Lasagna

When you think homemade lasagna, you might feel overwhelmed but don’t worry! The lasagna ingredients in this recipe are easy to prep and while it does take some time, it’s not difficult at all! All you’ll need for this easy lasagna recipe is one pan, one bowl and a 9×13 baking dish!

Here’s what to do to prepare for layering lasagna:

  1. In the BOWL: Mix the ricotta and divided cheeses with an egg in a bowl, and set aside.
  2. In the PAN: Brown the onion garlic and meat in a pot on the stove top. Add the pasta sauce and tomato paste.
  3. In the 9×13: Layer the meat sauce and cheese mixture with noodles and bake until bubbling

To make this into a spinach lasagna, squeeze out most of the moisture of defrosted frozen spinach and add it along with the cheese layer. Lasagna ingredients don’t have to be limited to the ones you see here. Substitute meats or different cheeses, or try different meat sauce variations. Any way you slice lasagna, it’s always delicious!

Ingredients for making the best homemade lasagna recipe

How to Layer Lasagna

Once you have prepared the meat sauce and cheeses, you’re ready to for the layering. This is the fun part! To layer lasagna:

  1. Spread about a cup of meat sauce into a 9×13 pan. Add a layer of noodles.
  2. Top the noodles with some of the cheese mixture.
  3. Repeat the layers, ending with a layer of noodles
  4. Cover with foil and bake.
  5. Remove foil, top with mozzarella and parmesan and bake another 15 minutes.

A pan of the best lasagna made from an easy lasagna recipe

How Long to Bake Lasagna

Baking time lasagna for this recipe is about one hour total. To get that perfect browned cheese topping, you’ll need to bake it in two stages. After it’s layered, cover it tightly in foil to retain the moisture.

Once cooked, remove the foil, top with cheese, and return to the oven for another 15 minutes, or until the top is browned and your easy lasagna is bubbling.

It’s very important to let the lasagna sit for at least 15 minutes once removed from the oven (even 30 minutes is fine). This is what keeps it from becoming runny and helps it to keep its shape when cut (you don’t need to do this when you’re reheating it though).

Serve this easy lasagna with a chunk of Homemade Garlic Bread.

A pan of lasagna cut into pieces for serving

How to Freeze Lasagna

Lasagna is one of the best meals to make ahead and freeze. I love to make two pans of this easy lasagna recipe, and save one for another day. You can either divide the already baked lasagna into several portions and pack it in freezer safe containers, or freeze the whole pan.

You can also layer the ingredients then freeze before baking. Defrost in the refrigerator overnight and bake as directed.

How To Reheat Lasagna

If you’re baking frozen prepped lasagna, it’s best to pull it out the day before you’re going to cook it so that it has a chance to defrost before it goes in the oven. This prevents it from burning on the edges and undercooking in the center.

If you’ve frozen leftovers, pop them in the oven at 350°F covered, until reheated. This should take about 30 minutes! Of course leftovers are perfect heated in the microwave too!

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Easy Homemade Lasagna

Homemade lasagna is a classic, delicious dinner that every family should have in their recipe rotation. 

  • 12 lasagna noodles (uncooked)
  • 4 cups mozzarella cheese (divided)
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese (divided)

Tomato Sauce

  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 pound Italian sausage
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 24 oz pasta sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Cheese Layer

  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Cook noodles al dente according to package directions. Rinse under cold water and set aside.

  2. Brown beef, onion and garlic over medium high heat until no pink remains. Drain any fat.
  3. Stir in pasta sauce, tomato paste, Italian seasoning. Simmer 5 minutes.
  4. Combine 1-1/2 cups mozzarella, ricotta, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, parsley and egg.
  5. Add 1 cup meat sauce to a 9×13 pan. Top with 3 lasagna noodles. Layer with 1/3 of the cheese mixture and 1 cup of meat sauce. Repeat finishing with noodles topped with sauce.

  6. Cover with foil and bake 45 minutes. Uncover, add cheese and bake an additional 15 minutes or until browned and bubbly. Broil 2-3 minutes if desired.

  7. Rest 10-15 minutes before cutting.

Time Saving Tip:  Use fresh lasagna sheets found in the deli area and skip the boiling step! Fresh lasagna doesn’t need to be boiled first.

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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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