Category Archives: Beef

Gluten Free Beef Stew

This image is a stock photo. It is not chicken stock or beef stock. It is simply an image I had to pull from the interweb because I got hungry and ate all the stew. No, I did not save you any, sorry.  I promise to take photos of my beef stew next time I make it. Until then you get to see this pretty photo which actually looks like my beef stew but with a much better food photographer behind the camera. I can’t seem to make my food look as tempting in photos as it does in real life. Anybody have some tips?

 

Gluten Free Beef Stew
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  1. Brown the meat.
  2. Add all ingredients to the pot and simmer for 4 hours or until the veggies are to the consistency that suits you.
  3. Eat.

 

Gluten Free Easy Beef and Three Bean Chili

Gluten Free Easy Beef and Three Bean Chili
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Recipe type: Meat, Entree
Cuisine: Chili
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When the weather turns grey and cold, I turn to chili. Its comfort food and can feed Alan and I for a week with little cost and effort.
Ingredients
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can pinto beans
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 2 large onions chopped
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 4 to 5 oz can green chiles
  • 2 28 oz cans diced tomatos
  • 1 28 oz can tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
Instructions
  1. Brown ground beef and drain the fat.
  2. Combine everything but dry spices in a large stock pot.
  3. Cook on medium high for 2 to 3 hours.
  4. Add dry spices to stock pot.
  5. Cook until desired thickness is achieved. (usually 6 to 8 hours total)
  6. Eat

 

Gluten Free Tacos

Gluten Free Super Easy Tasty Tacos

Want a cheap, easy, flavorful, gluten free taco sauce? Try El Pato! A friend in Pittsburgh first opened my eyes to El Pato. This stuff is amazing! I have yet to try cooking anything else with this canned salsa because we are so addicted to it as a taco seasoning. It comes in small yellow or green cans with a duck on them and can be found in the ethnic or mexican foods aisle of most grocery stores. It is super inexpensive at  around 75 cents  per 8 ounce can. I have also found it in a 27 ounce size at the dollar tree for…(drum roll please)  a dollar. That’s enough for a pound and a half of tacos or it can even be stretched to two pounds without affecting the flavor much. Alan likes to eat these tacos in Ortega Stuffers shells since they stand up and hold a ton of taco. I opt for eating the filling and toppings over quinoa ever since I broke up with corn. Either way this dish is gluten free and full of yum!

The only tedious part of making tacos is chopping the tomatoes. I tried using my Cuisinart Mini Food Processor
, but even a short blast in that and I got tomato mush. I now use my favorite kitchen tool ever. The Swiss Pull Chop. It is non electric and works by pulling a cord on the side a few times. 2 pulls of the chord and I have perfectly chopped tomatoes for tacos. It is incredibly easy to use and quick to clean too.

What is your favorite quick and easy dinner? Post your answers in our comments section!

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