Beef

Slow Cooker Carne Asada

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 19, 2014

One afternoon every week, my husband and I do a kid swap in the late afternoon for one of my son’s weekly eye therapy appointments. Because I’d rather not sit in the waiting room with 3 squirrely little boys, he swings by after he leaves work and picks them up and takes them home. On […]

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12 Best Chili Recipes

by Jenn K on September 18, 2014

There is nothing that celebrates the taste of fall more to me than a good bowl of chili.  Even though we do eat chili year-round, there is something special about a steaming hot bowl of chili with brisk temperatures outside.  In honor of nearing that lovely time of year, we’ve gathered up the 12 Best […]

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Slow Cooker Ride ‘Em Cowboy Beef

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 29, 2014

Can you see the beef peeking out from underneath the mountain of beans, corn and zesty tomatoes?!!? This is the perfect ‘clear out the pantry’ meal…and the perfect ‘I’m rushing out the door and don’t have time to make dinner’ meal. Because the hands on time on this is about 4 minutes. Minute One. Place […]

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Shredded Beef Tacos with Mango-Avocado Salsa

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 23, 2014

This is not the first time that I’ve shared a recipe with the mango-avocado combination and it probably won’t be the last. There’s the Grilled Chicken with Mango-Avocado Salsa. There’s the salad version with goat cheese and vinaigrette (which I have for lunch several days a week!). And there’s the pasta version, with Orzo too. It might […]

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Sloppy Joe Bowls

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 9, 2014

This recipe is part of the latest 21 Gluten Free Meals from Costco Plan. I had the most fun making these Sloppy Joes…probably the most fun time ever making Sloppy Joes. Reason being…I had help from the oldest sous chef in the house. Ryan is almost 9 and I decided to use this meal as […]

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Homemade Sloppy Joe Mix

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 9, 2014

We love Sloppy Joes (and Janes) at our house. We love them slider style (which is actually easier for the kids!), cheesesteak style, meatless style, as well as the with the store bought can and the DIY sauce. Regardless of how they are made, we love them. I find in the summer months that they […]

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Caramelized Onion & Barbecue Meatloaf

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 6, 2014

Sometimes I wish I blogged only about burgers. Just burgers, that is all. Because I adore burgers…grilled at home, from a restaurant, even fast food (but Whataburger only!) burgers. Here’s one of my all time favorite burger. I think you can see why. Anytime there is burger on the menu that has caramelized onions, I’m […]

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Shepherd’s Pie Recipe with Freezer Instructions

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 29, 2014

This recipe is part of the latest 21 Gluten Free Meals from Costco Plan. Shepherd’s Pie is always a favorite around here…with a house full of boys, a ‘meat and potatoes’ meal will always be a hit! Because Shepherd’s Pie is a ‘time and dishes intensive recipe’ with making the mashed potatoes and browning the […]

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Salsa Verde Beef Street Tacos with Cilantro Slaw

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 14, 2014

Well, I’m officially on a salsa verde shredded meat kick. Last week, it was pork tacos with salsa verde and some chopped jalapenos. This week, it’s this shredded beef with an simple cilantro slaw on top. Both meats were cooked in the slow cooker. (Because I NEED my slow cooker these days…here’s why. After this […]

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Chili Pasta Bake

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 10, 2014

Our church is experiencing a flurry of new babies and I’m on the team that delivers meals to new mamas! I adore getting to see the tiny humans when I drop off the meal and I LOVE getting to serve new moms in this way. A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of taking […]

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