Here is one that is cheap, easy, and light........
Cube steak with rice for two:
Brown Two palm sized portions of cube steak in olive oilAdd 1 cup of beef bouilion melted in water.One can diced tomatoes1/2 onionand garlic
Cook on low until done......
Serve over a fist sized portion of brown rice or
Found this on another board, made a couple of times. Very good :) Although I've never served it w/applesauce or maple syrup as she suggests.
4 strips of cooked bacon, crumbled; or 1/2 cup breakfast sausage cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup milk
1/2 bag of pre shredded hash brown potatoes
1/2 onion diced
Oil for frying.
In a large bowl combine all the ingredients. You may need to add more milk to get a bit of a batter consistency.
Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Coat pan with enough oil to cover bottom. In batches, spoon potato mixture to make medium sized pancakes. Brown on each side a few minutes, until nicely browned and fully cooked.
I like to serve this with a little maple syrup and applesauce.
I just made them.
Here's a gluten-free version of a beef minestrone soup that we make - it's adapted from Wegmans (our grocery store) menu magazine. So yummy!
You can sub regular flour for the rice flour and ditalini for the annelini. :)
About 1.5 lbs boneless beef chuck roast, cut into 1-inch cubes1/2 cup rice flour2 Tbsp pure olive oil1-2 potatoes, cubed2-3 carrots, cut1-2 celery stalks, cut1-2 leeks, cutcabbage, coarsely cut1 zucchini, cubed1/2 onion, coarsely cutsalt and pepper32 oz. gluten-free beef stock (or Herb-Ox beef bouillon)1 can (14.5 oz) gluten-free diced tomatoes24 oz. gluten-free smooth marinara sauce3/4 cup Schar brand Anellini Soup Pasta1 can (15.5 oz) gluten-free garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed1 pkg (6 oz) fresh baby spinach
You'll Need: 6-8 qt slow cooker, large braising pan
1. Create a pan-searing flour with rice flour, pinch of salt, and dash of pepper.
2. Dust beef with pan-searing flour; pat off excess.
3. Heat oil in large braising pan (or large skillet) on MEDIUM-HIGH until oil faintly smokes. Add beef; sear 10 min until all sides are paper-bag brown.
4. Transfer beef to slow cooker; don't discard pan drippings. Add 4 cups of vegetables (potatoes, carrots, celery, leeks, onion, cabbage, and zucchini) to pan with beef drippings; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, 3 min; add to slow cooker. (Any left-over veggies beyond the 4 cups can be frozen for future use or used for something else.)
5. Add stock, tomatoes, and sauce to slow cooker. Cover, cook 4 1/2 -6 hours on HIGH or 8-10 hours on LOW.
6. Add dry pasta and beans 30 minutes before end of cooking on HIGH (45 minutes before end of cooking on LOW).
7. Add spinach to slow cooker; stir to blend well. Allow spinach to lightly wilt, about 2 min.
Split Pea Soup
Ingredients:1 package split peas (16 oz.)6-7 cups waterham, cubedham bone4 carrots, cut and diced4 celery stalks, cut and diced1 onion, chopped1/4 tsp ground black pepper
Directions:1. Prepare peas per package directions (some say to rinse and soak them first, other brands don't require soaking, but only rinsing). Mine, I rinsed well, removed any pea shells, and then just added to my water. I simmered them on medium heat in a large pot for about 45 minutes until they started getting soft.
2. Add carrots, celery, onion, cubed ham, ham bone, and pepper. Let simmer at medium-low heat for about 30 minutes. Remove ham bone.
3. From there, I transferred the soup from the pot on the stove to my crock pot and set it on high for about 2 hours and then reduced to low. You can also just keep this on your stove on low for several hours until peas get very soft. Stir occasionally.
4. Stir before serving. Pea Soup freezes well, if you have left overs.
Pork Chop Casserole
4-6 pork chops (I use boneless, since they fit better)3 cups waterOne can cream of mushroom soupsalt and pepper to taste1 cup rice, uncooked
1. Add pork chops to crock pot.2. Combine water, soup, salt, and pepper and pour over pork3. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.4. Add rice with about 3 hours left to cook. This will soak up the remaining liquid, making it a rice casserole feeling. Adding rice at the beginning may make the rice too mushy, though.
Serve with your favorite veggie.