Skillet Lasagna

When it is just me and the kids, I tend not to take pictures.  I have a hard time getting everyone situated and that is just what happened with this recipe.  Now, this is a recipe you can definitely customize to what you want.  I am going to list this easy to make recipe the way I made it.  However, next time I will be adding some diced tomatoes to this and possibly some ricotta cheese too.

 

 

Skillet Lasagna
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 jar (26 oz) spaghetti sauce
  • 1⅔ cups of water
  • ¼ cup of Italian Dressing
  • 12 lasagna noodles (broken into quarters)
  • 1 cup shredded low moisture part skim mozzarella cheese
Instructions
  1. Brown ground beef and drain.
  2. Add in garlic, spaghetti sauce, water, and dressing. Bring this to a boil and then stir in the noodles. Reduce the heat to medium low and cover. Cook 10 - 15 minutes or until your noodles are tender. Remove from heat and sprinkle with cheese. Cover again and let stand 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Ground Beef Stroganoff

I had pictures of this easy to make recipe, but I can’t find the cable to get them off the camera!  That being said, this recipes tastes as good as stroganoff with beef cubes.  You can make this in the slow cooker too!

Ground Beef Stroganoff
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 can mushrooms drained
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 6 cubes beef bouillon
  • 4 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1½ cups cold water
  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour
Instructions
  1. Heat ground beef, onions, garlic, and mushrooms in a large skillet. Saute until the onions are golden brown. Season with salt and black pepper. Drain the grease off.
  2. Stir in 2 cups of hot water, bouillon cubes, and tomato paste into meat mixture. Stir together 1½ cups cold water and flour in a separate bowl. Stir flour mixture into skillet. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for one hour.
  3. Serve over hot noodles.

 

Lisa’s Chili

Now, this is a very simple recipe since this was the first time I made this! We fed 6 adults and two kids with this and still had leftovers. It is not spicy, so everyone should be able to eat it (I have a 4 year old and a 1 year old so spicy is out of the question here).

 

 

Lisa's Chili
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 cups of elbow macaroni
  • 28 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 2 15 oz cans of tomato sauce
  • 1 46 oz bottle of tomato juice (this can actually be smaller however that is what I bought)
  • 1 pkg of chili seasoning
Instructions
  1. Brown ground beef and onion together and drain. Also, make the elbow macaroni noodles as directed on the box.
  2. In the meantime, put the diced tomatoes, kidney beans, tomato sauce, and chili seasoning into a stick pot and stir together. Pour the beef and noodles in when done. Stir. Bring to a boil, then cook on low until you are ready to eat. Add in the tomato juice when and if you feel like the chili is becoming too think. I ended up using about 23 oz of the tomato juice, because we ate this during a football game.
Notes
You are able to add whatever topping you like when serving. I personally did shredded cheese while my husband added hot sauce, shredded cheese, and oyster crackers.