Enchilada Bowls

This is a favorite at our house. As with all dinner bowls, it’s easy and endlessly adaptable to individual tastes. Base: Rice or roasted sweet potato cubes Protein: Chicken, ground beef, or black beans Sauce: Enchilada sauce (we like Best Choice brand mild red enchilada sauce) Toppings: Shredded cheese, black beans, sour cream (thinned with lime juice if you’re…

LG Ginger and Yum Yum Bowls

I didn’t know what to call this meal, but the idea comes from the Lazy Genius. Her series about dinner bowls was a game changer for me last summer. The brilliant thing about this kind of meal is that each person can assemble their own bowl. Two of my kids skipped the pickled ginger and…

Taco Skillet

So this meal actually started out as what my family of origin would have called “gunk.” It’s when you (or my dad when I was growing up) would take all the usable leftovers and combine them together into something to make a new meal in either skillet or casserole form. Did other people do this?…

Best Ever Beef Stew

Damn Delicious knocks it out of the park again! The flavors in this stew are fantastic. I love the wine, spices, and tomato paste combo. Sirloin steak isn’t cheap, but it does yield a delicious bite of beef so I felt it was worth the money. I followed this recipe almost exactly, making a few…

Low-Carb Swiss Meatloaf

This one comes from The New 500 Low-Carb Recipes by Dana Carpender. I made two alterations to the original. I omitted the one green pepper, chopped, and I changed my meat options ever so slightly from the recommended 2.5 cups of ground chuck. This turned out great, even without the ketchup/BBQ/brown sugar sauce on top…

Sheet Pan Beef & Broccoli

Let’s just put it out there that Damn Delicious is TOPS in terms of recipes site. I can usually depend on it for delicious meals that come from very easy-to-follow recipes. This beef & broccoli was a win for flavor and convenience, though I need to figure out how to keep all the beef bites…

Sloppy Joes

When the link to the recipe that you’ve been using for the last five years no longer works but then you find you actually had hastily written down ingredients and minimal instructions to said recipe, it’s time to put it on NMB. These sloppy joes are not very sweet, which is why I (and we)…

Ultimate Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Searing the meat on the stovetop first was the winning step for this pot roast. I also liked that it didn’t call for any creamed soups but still had a lot of flavor. My one troublesome point with pot roasts continues to be finding a cut of meat with enough fat marbling the roast to…

Taco Tot Casserole

My friend Joan contributed this recipe to our freezer meal group years ago. It’s a very Nebraskan dish; right up there with “salads” made with whipped cream folded in. And seriously, don’t knock it. It’s super yummy. 1lb lean ground beef 1 – 1.25oz pkg taco seasoning mix 1 – 15oz whole kernel corn, drained…

Spiced Beef Patties with Couscous

My daughter picked out this recipe from a library magazine. My intention was to have her make it, however she was putting away laundry so I went ahead alone. The beauty of a kid-picked recipe was that the weight of new-recipe-trying was completely off my shoulders—hoorah! As it turns out, this recipe is simple and…