Each year for the past 4 years, we have had one steer processed to provide our family with healthy and nutritious beef. Choosing to finish a steer for our own beef was an easy decision. We enjoy eating ground beef, steaks, roasts, and other cuts throughout the year and thought, how awesome would it be to have a full freezer to select from each year? We have learned a lot along the way and I am now better at meal planning and preparation than I have ever been. We try to incorporate beef into meals each week because it is a great source of 10 essential nutrients that support a healthy, active lifestyle like ours. Most people know beef is a great source of protein, but it is also a great source of iron, zinc, and B vitamins. You can learn more about beef and nutrition by clicking here.
I wanted to share with you a few of my favorite beef recipes in this blog post. First up is a roast recipe. I tried this recipe from a fellow cattle woman and it is a keeper! Before I found this recipe, I would just throw a roast (frozen usually) into the slow cooker, add a few potatoes (okay, maybe a lot of potatoes), and some water and call it a day. This is still a slow cooker recipe but it has a few amazing ingredients and added steps that really make it the most delicious roast recipe ever. Check out Faith Family & Beef’s Juicy Sirloin Tip Roast Recipe here.
Next up, is a recipe that will make your mouth water. Ree Drummond (The Pioneer Woman) is a genius in the kitchen and she surely knows her way around beef. Ground beef is one that can be used in so many different meals. Besides some good ole’ fashion Hamburger Helper and hamburgers, Ree’s sour cream noodle bake is just a dreamy way to eat ground beef. It incorporates a few of my favorite things: beef, noodles, and cheese, plus a few other tasty ingredients. Check out The Pioneer Woman’s Sour Cream Noodle Bake Recipe here.
Last recipe I am going to post is one that I made up (I am sure it is published somewhere) after learning a few tricks. Who doesn’t love beef tips and rice? How about beef tips and rice in a slow cooker? For the best beef tips, I throw in 2 lbs of beef tips in a slow cooker, add in two packets of brown gravy mix, an entire container of beef stock (32 oz.) and cook on low all day. You can also add a little salt and pepper to the beef tips before you start cooking. Then, about 20-25 minutes prior to cutting off the beef tips, add in a cup to a cup and a half of minute rice. That’s it. Now, you have beef tips and rice for a few meals that week! 🙂
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