Sweet Potato and Turkey Meatballs Recipe

Not your usual meatball — You’ve got to try these super tasty Sweet Potato and Turkey Meatballs. It’s a quick and easy recipe that your family will love. A healthy and delicious meatball alternative. #SweetPotatoTurkeyMeatballs #Meatballs

Sweet Potato and Turkey Meatball Recipe

Not Your Usual Meatball

 

Oh, yum! You will absolutely love these scrumptious sweet potato and ground turkey meatballs. They are perfect for appetizers, pasta, meatball sandwiches, or just on their own.

This recipe is super easy to make with just a few ingredients. You can even make a larger batch and freeze them. Quick and easy for those busy nights.

Sweet Potato and Turkey Meatball Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 – Large Sweet Potato
  • 1 lb. – Ground Turkey
  • 1/4  Cup – Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/8 teaspoon – Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon – Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon – Pepper
  • Olive Oil

Directions:

  1. Wrap the raw Sweet Potato in a couple of wet paper towels. Place in a dish with a little bit of water. Microwave for 8 to 10 minutes, until sweet potato is tender.
  2. Peel the sweet potato and mash.
  3. Mix the mashed sweet potato, Ground Turkey, Egg, Breadcrumbs, Garlic Powder, Salt, and Pepper until fully incorporated.
  4. Roll small amounts of the mixture in your hands to form meatballs.
  5. Heat a skillet with Olive Oil over medium heat.
  6. When the pan is hot, place a few meatballs in the skillet to brown. Do Not overcrowd the meatballs so you have room to turn and roll for browning on all sides.
  7. Once browned, remove from skillet and place in a microwave-safe or oven-safe dish to finish cooking in your desired appliance.
  8. If finishing the cooking by microwave, cook on high for 3 to 5 minutes, or until done.
  9. If by the oven, place the meatballs in a 400-degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until cooked through.

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Printable Recipe – Sweet Potato & Turkey Meatballs

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Sweet Potato and Turkey Meatballs Recipe
 
Not your usual meatball -- You've got to try these super tasty Sweet Potato and Turkey Meatballs. It's a quick and easy recipe that your family will love. A healthy and delicious meatball alternative.
from:
Type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Ingredients:
  • 1 - Large Sweet Potato
  • 1 lb. - Ground Turkey
  • 1/4 Cup - Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/8 teaspoon - Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon - Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon - Pepper
  • Olive Oil
Directions:
  1. Wrap the raw Sweet Potato in a couple of wet paper towels. Place in a dish with a little bit of water. Microwave for 8 to 10 minutes, until sweet potato is tender.
  2. Peel the sweet potato and mash.
  3. Mix the mashed sweet potato, Ground Turkey, Egg, Breadcrumbs, Garlic Powder, Salt, and Pepper until fully incorporated.
  4. Roll small amounts of the mixture in your hands to form meatballs.
  5. Heat a skillet with Olive Oil over medium heat.
  6. When the pan is hot, place a few meatballs in the skillet to brown. Do Not overcrowd the meatballs so you have room to turn and roll for browning on all sides.
  7. Once browned, remove from skillet and place in a microwave-safe or oven-safe dish to finish cooking in your desired appliance.
  8. If finishing the cooking by microwave, cook on high for 3 to 5 minutes, or until done.
  9. If by the oven, place the meatballs in a 400-degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until cooked through.
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These meatballs are delicious on there own served with tomatoes and lemony asparagus. A healthy alternative that is great for the whole family. Enjoy!

 

 

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Easy Cooking – Casseroles and Crock-Pots + HM #180

The weather is warming up and that means we are getting busier outside and in need of some easy cooking ideas. We’ve gathered some of our favorite casserole and crock-pot recipes just for you. Plus, link up at Home Matters #180 with recipes, DIY, crafts, decor. #Casseroles #CrockPots #HomeMattersParty

Easy Cooking – Casseroles and Crock-Pots + HM #180

If you are anything like me and my family, you love to spend spring working in the garden, around the house, and getting things ready for summer fun. So, I am super excited about this week’s themed roundup from the gals of Home Matters — Casseroles and Crock-Pots! It’s gone be some yummy fun testing out and trying all of these fantastic recipes. Do enjoy!

 

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole from My Incredible Recipes

 

Tomato Beef Country Casserole from Jessica @ Together As Family

 

Tamale Pie from Aunt Bee @ Aunt Bee’s Recipes

 

Ham Noodle Casserole from Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

 

Easy Cooking – Casseroles and Crock-Pots Blog Hop

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Merry ThanksChristmas Recipe Contest 2017

Calling all holiday foodies to enter the Merry ThanksChristmas Recipe Contest 2017. Prizes and Giveaway. Find tasty recipes for the holiday season. #Recipe #Contest #Giveaway #MTCRC

Tis the season to indulge in great food for every occasion. With all the end-of-year celebrations and festivities, we are always being asked to bring a dish or goodie of some kind. So, why not share your recipes and be inspired by others? And even better, you can put on your competitive cap and have a chance at winning the recipe contest.

We have three prizes, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, so, bloggers, enter as many recipes as you would like among the various categories. You will find everything you need to celebrate the holidays with great taste.

EVERYONE is welcome to enter the GIVEAWAY! We have a $100 CASH Prize for the giveaway. That is above and beyond our recipe contest prizes. So, let’s have some holiday fun!

 

Sugared Cranberries and Cranberry Syrup Recipe

A Sweet and Tangy Recipe for the Holiday Season

 

To start off this yummy event, I am sharing my Sugared Cranberries and Cranberry Syrup. One recipe, two sweet and tangy holiday treats. This super easy Sugared Cranberries recipe also makes a delicious Cranberry Syrup. They are perfect for snacking, light and refreshing. They make a great takeaway gift for guests and are a fabulous addition to a holiday cookies and goodies exchange. Find the full RECIPE HERE!

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Merry ThanksChristmas Recipe Contest 2017

 

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Thank you so much to everyone who participated in this delicious recipe contest. With 548 recipes entered, this is a fantastic resource for your holiday cooking, as well as all year long. So, now, it is our pleasure to announce…

The WINNERS

3rd Place: $50 Prize

Mulled Apple Cider Recipe from Jenna @ The Urben Life

 

2nd Place: $75 Prize

Sour Cream Cookies Recipe from Kris @ Big Rigs ‘n Lil’ Cookies

 

…and drum roll please…

1st Place: $150 Prize

White Chocolate Tiramisu Trifle with Spiced Pears Recipe from Deb @ Just Short of Crazy

 

 

Our GIVEAWAY WINNER is Michael Hurt — $100 PayPal CASH

Congratulations to ALL of our winners!

 

Recipe Contest Details:

  • Contest OPEN for Entries – October 15, 2017, through November 8, 2017.
  • One recipe from each category will be selected as a Finalist.
  • Finalists will be announced on November 10, 2017.
  • Winners (1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place) will be announced November 15, 2017.

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  • 1st Place – $150
  • 2nd Place – $75
  • 3rd Place – $50

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German Pancakes A Traditional Family Recipe

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Here is a tasty recipe that is great for busy school days, leisurely weekends, or special holiday brunches — German Pancakes! Make them a tradition in your family.

 

German Pancakes Recipe

Capturing a Family Tradition

 

When I was a kid, it was always a great morning when you woke up and smelled German Pancakes cooking. Mmm, I’m getting hungry already.  Why is that? Because we are making German Pancakes today. This recipe is easy, versatile, and delicious! That is why it has been a family tradition for generations.

German Pancakes are a crepe-like pancake, they are large and thin. You brush them with Gold’n Soft spreadable butter and add cinnamon and sugar, or jellies, jams, fresh fruit, or whatever you like. Roll the pancake, sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired and serve. They are perfect for a family with differing tastes because you make them individually. Have all one flavor (like me, cinnamon and sugar – yum!), or mix it up.

These pancakes are quick and easy, so they are a perfect choice for fueling the kids up before school, a leisurely weekend breakfast, or a holiday brunch.

 

German Pancakes Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/4 Cup – Milk
  • 4 – Eggs
  • 1 Cup – Flour
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • Gold’n Soft Spreadable Butter
  • Fillings of Choice: Cinnamon and Sugar; Jams; Jellies, Fruit, etc.
  • Powdered Sugar (Optional)
  • Syrup (optional)

Directions:

  1. Crack open the Eggs into a bowl.
  2. Add Milk to eggs, beat well.
  3. Mix Flour and Salt in a separate bowl.
  4. Stir flour and salt mixture into the milk and eggs gradually, until smooth.
  5. The batter will be thin.
  6. Heat a heavy 8-inch to 10-inch skillet and grease lightly with butter or oil.
  7. Pour only enough batter to make a very thin pancake. Tip the skillet from side to side and around to help spread the pancake batter as needed.
  8. Cook on one side (without flipping) until the pancake begins to blister or bubble. Flip the pancake and cook the other side until a light golden color. Do not over cook. You do not want them to get hard or crispy. NOTE: Pancakes cook very quickly, pay attention.
  9. Remove from skillet and place on a board.
  10. Once you have several pancakes stacked on the board, you can begin filling one at a time.
  11. Brush one side only with Gold’n Soft butter.
  12. Add about 1 to 2 Tablespoon(s) of your desired filling: Cinnamon and Sugar; Jam; Jelly; Fruit; etc. to the buttered side.
  13. Roll pancake from one edge all the way across to the other side.
  14. Place rolled pancake (or two) on a plate and dust with Powdered Sugar.

NOTE: If you have two cooks, one can be cooking the pancakes while the other fills and rolls them. Kids love to help with these pancakes.

 

You can see above how I butter a pancake and sprinkled it with cinnamon and sugar before rolling it — that’s my favorite! Below is a slideshow of how to roll a German pancake with fresh fruit.

Raspberry Banana German Pancakes 1
Raspberry Banana German Pancakes 2
Raspberry Banana German Pancakes 3
Raspberry Banana German Pancakes 4
Raspberry Banana German Pancakes 5
Raspberry Banana German Pancakes 6

 

Printable Recipe – German Pancakes

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German Pancakes Recipe
 
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Here is a tasty recipe that is great for busy school days, leisurely weekends, or special holiday brunches -- German Pancakes! Make them a tradition in your family.
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Type: Breakfast
Cuisine: German
Ingredients:
  • 1-1/4 Cup - Milk
  • 4 - Eggs
  • 1 Cup - Flour
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • Butter
  • Fillings of Choice: Cinnamon and Sugar; Jams; Jellies, Fruit, etc.
  • Powdered Sugar (Optional)
  • Syrup (optional).
Directions:
  1. Crack open the Eggs into a bowl.
  2. Add Milk to eggs, beat well.
  3. Mix Flour and Salt in a separate bowl.
  4. Stir flour and salt mixture into the milk and eggs gradually, until smooth.
  5. The batter will be thin.
  6. Heat a heavy 8-inch to 10-inch skillet and grease lightly with butter or oil.
  7. Pour only enough batter to make a very thin pancake. Tip the skillet from side to side and around to help spread the pancake batter as needed.
  8. Cook on one side (without flipping) until the pancake begins to blister or bubble. Flip the pancake and cook the other side until a light golden color. Do not over cook. You do not want them to get hard or crispy. NOTE: Pancakes cook very quickly, pay attention.
  9. Remove from skillet and place on a board.
  10. Once you have several pancakes stacked on the board, you can begin filling one at a time.
  11. Brush one side only with butter.
  12. Add about 1 to 2 Tablespoon(s) of your desired filling: Cinnamon and Sugar; Jam; Jelly; Fruit; etc. to the buttered side.
  13. Roll pancake from one edge all the way across to the other side.
  14. Place rolled pancake (or two) on a plate and dust with Powdered Sugar
Notes
If you have two cooks, one can be cooking the pancakes while the other fills and rolls them. Kids love to help with these pancakes.
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You can feel good about serving your family Gold’n Soft. It is made with simple ingredients offering a great buttery taste with no cholesterol or hydrogenated oils, ZERO trans fats per serving, and is easily spreadable. It comes in convenient sizes — 15 ounces (great for smaller households) and 45-ounce packages. This great value gets even better with this 50¢ COUPON.

FIND a Store near you! We picked ours up from the refrigerated Fresh Dairy section at our local Smart & Final.

 

As you can tell, German Pancakes are still one of my all time favorite breakfasts. So much so that we sometimes have them for dinner. Who says pancakes are only for breakfast? LOL You can even fill these pancakes with savory items such as chicken, asparagus, and more. The sky is the limit.

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I have other breakfast ideas for you as well, Perhaps you’d enjoy my Breakfast BLT – A Twist on a Favorite or Avocado Eggs Florentine Toast

Make German Pancakes with Gold’n Soft spreadable butter for your family and start a new tradition. #CapturingTraditions Enjoy!

 

 

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Chayote Squash Patties Quick And Easy Recipe

Learn how to use chayote squash and get an easy 15-minute recipe for chayote patties – perfect vegetarian burgers. A nutritious vegan option. #ChayoteSquash #Vegan #VegetarianBurger

Vegetarian Burgers – Chayote Squash Patties

A Quick and Easy 15-Minute Recipe

 

A chayote squash has a pear-like shape feature and is pale lime green in color.

Chayote squash is uniquely known for its pear-like shape and pale lime green color. Because almost every part of the chayote squash is edible, it’s a very useful fruit in culinary. From its fruit to its tendril and flowers and even its roots, they are all edible. Its core has small seeds and are also edible but usually discarded. Its taste is merely dull allowing it to be a carrier sponge for other ingredients’ flavor.

 

Some chayote leaves that are fresh can also be eaten.

Although the chayote squash is dull in taste, it has some nutritional values such as vitamin C, vitamin B6, and folate. It also has dietary fiber, which is very high in potassium and very low in sodium. This combination is ideal for maintaining a healthy blood pressure. Chayote squash is also used for medicinal purposes such as the treatment of vascular diseases and kidney stones. Because of the nutritional values, chayote squash can give, other countries have conducted a research on chayote squash as part of an alternative feeding in some countries such as Mexico. There have been studies about other nutritional values of a chayote squash.

 

Chayote squash patty is a cheaper alternative for expensive vegan burgers.

 

Growing a Chayote Squash

The chayote squash is available all throughout the year. Fall is the peak season for harvest. If you plan to grow a chayote squash in your yard, you may start planting the whole fruit 3 to 4 weeks after the last average frost date in spring. You may do this when the weather has warmed. It is best to grow a chayote squash in summer when the weather varies from very warm to hot. It is best to plant it in tropical or subtropical regions. Chayote squash may require 120 to 150 frost-free days before you can harvest them.

When watering chayote squash, just give it even, regular water and make sure that you don’t let the soil dry out. Adding aged compost to the planting bed before planting the chayote squash may also help grow healthy plants. Although gardening may seem easy to do, the process is a little bit tricky. With this, you might need several tools and gadget to achieve a healthy garden successfully. One of these tools is the digital PH meters to test the acidity of the soil or water that you use in your garden

 

You can also make vegetable fritters from chayote squash.

Different Applications with Chayote Squash

There are a lot of ways on how to cook chayote squash. It may be eaten raw or cooked. If a chayote squash is not yet matured or is young, you may slice or shred it in salads. You may also serve it with other ingredients like cabbage, citrus, and fresh herbs for a healthier dish. It may also be pickled and preserved. Others way to serve chayote squash is a grill, stir-fry, boil, steam, and bake.

Moreover, a ripe chayote squash can be boiled, mashed, roasted, and served just like how you serve potatoes. You can also peel and slice the chayote squash and add it to soups, stews, curries, and casseroles. However, in this section, we will share how to make a patty from chayote squash. Patty is a favorite kid’s choice of food. This recipe is indeed a creative way to incorporate vegetables into your child’s favorite dish.

Chayote squash can be sliced and shredded into a salad

 

How To Make a Patty From Chayote Squash

Do you want to know how to make a patty from a chayote squash? Here’s an easy and fun recipe for you to try! To start with, you will need the following.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • ½ pound Portobello mushrooms (coarsely chopped)
  • ½ tablespoon fresh ginger root (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup corn kernels, fresh or canned (drained)
  • 1 cup chayote squash (peeled and cubed)
  • ½ chopped almonds (toasted)
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • ¼ cup black beans (cooked)
  • 1 ½ cups cornflake crumbs
  • 2 large eggs (beaten)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Ground pepper (to taste)

Chayote is packed with nutrients that are good for the body.

How to cook it:

  1. Put olive oil in a large sauté pan and wait until it becomes hot.
  2. Add the onion and stir to coat it with oil.
  3. Sauté the onion with medium heat fire for 4 to 5 minutes until softened.
  4. Add the mushrooms and cook over high heat until it becomes brownish in color and the juice is released from the mushrooms.
  5. Lower the heat to medium fire and add ginger root, corn, chayote squash and sauté them for 4 minutes.
  6. Add the vegetable mixture and the rest of the ingredients into a food processor. Pulse until the mixture looks like chopped meat.
  7. Form the mixture into patties and place them on a grill until the color turns brown. You may also place them under a broiler.
  8. Serve with grilled onions and tomatoes.

Chayote Squash Patties Printable Recipe:

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Chayote Squash Patties
 
Learn how to use chayote squash and get an easy 15-minute recipe for chayote patties - perfect vegetarian burgers. A nutritious vegan option.
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Type: Dinner
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian
Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • ½ pound Portobello mushrooms (coarsely chopped)
  • ½ tablespoon fresh ginger root (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup corn kernels, fresh or canned (drained)
  • 1 cup chayote squash (peeled and cubed)
  • ½ chopped almonds (toasted)
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • ¼ cup black beans (cooked)
  • 1 ½ cups cornflake crumbs
  • 2 large eggs (beaten)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Ground pepper (to taste)
Directions:
  1. Put olive oil in a large sauté pan and wait until it becomes hot.
  2. Add the onion and stir to coat it with oil.
  3. Sauté the onion with medium heat fire for 4 to 5 minutes until softened.
  4. Add the mushrooms and cook over high heat until it becomes brownish in color and the juice is released from the mushrooms.
  5. Lower the heat to medium fire and add ginger root, corn, chayote squash and sauté them for 4 minutes.
  6. Add the vegetable mixture and the rest of the ingredients into a food processor. Pulse until the mixture looks like chopped meat.
  7. Form the mixture into patties and place them on a grill until the color turns brown. You may also place them under a broiler.
  8. Serve with grilled onions and tomatoes.
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Now you know how to make a patty from chayote squash, you can now enjoy a healthy and delicious meal you can eat for breakfast, lunch, or supper. Don’t forget to share it with your friends!

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Looking for other healthy recipe ideas? Try these:

Breakfast Recipes Packed With Protein, Coconut, and Blueberries

Spinach, Strawberry & Pine Nuts Salad

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Home Matters Linky Party #82

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Home Matters Linky Party #82!

Thank you for stopping in to party with us! We always love seeing you and look forward to what you will be sharing. Be sure to check out other links and be inspired!

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Lorelai shares some great uses for a common household product, Pledge – It’s Not Just For Furniture!

Tempt your taste buds with Melissa’s Pineapple Strawberry Pina Colada for Cinco de Mayo

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Jamie remembers The Fox and the Hound

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30 Cleaning Hacks to Make Life Easier from Crystal G.

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We have some amazing DIY projects to hep you make the most of the spring and summer seasons, great crafty ideas, clever party ideas, and some tempting recipes. Do enjoy and be inspired!

DIY Watercolor Coasters from Rachel @ Lines Across

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10 Pretty Spring DIY Projects from Manuela @ A Cultivated Nest

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Bridal Shower Cupcakes from Lois @ Walking On Sunshine

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DIY French Chair With Graphic from Sherry @ Savvy Apron

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Wine Rack To Ribbon Cradle from Sarah @ Sadie Seasongoods

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We hit 500 Links in last week’s party, so…

Homemade Blueberry Syrup from Emily Grace @ Grace and Good Eats

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Fresh Fruit Tart with Italian Cream Filling from Rosemary @ An Italian In My Kitchen

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Freezer Cooking The Easy Way

Regular Contributor, Calvalyn Day, shares tips to ease your busy schedule with Freezer Cooking.

Freezer Cooking The Easy Way

Simplify Your Life with Meal Prep

 

I don’t know about you, but with all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, I am always looking for ways to simplify my life and save my sanity.

So, today, as a special Christmas gift, I am going to give you my number one mommy tip for simplifying life–Meal prep is the way to go!

Have you ever heard of Freezer Cooking? Basically, you spend an entire day, or days, prepping, shopping and cooking for a whole month; and then, you eat from your freezer instead of having to cook every night. I have done marathon freezer cooking days in the past, but honestly, now, an all-day cooking fest is more than I can manage in a tight schedule. So, here’s my easier version for when I’m too busy to help myself be not busy.

Most of us carnivores eat at least some ground meat in our lives. Whether you prefer beef or turkey, it’s a versatile way to stretch a family budget. Now, with this trick I’m going to share it’s also a way to stretch your time. I batch cook my ground beef and freeze it for quick meals like tacos, sloppy joes or spaghetti. It’s unbelievably easy, perfect for freezer cooking, and saves me from having to wash a pan every night that we need ground beef.

Here’s how it works:

 

Start with at least 2 pounds of ground beef. I have been known to do 5-10 pounds if there is a great price. Several times per year, most stores will offer ground beef for a couple dollars per pound, and that’s a great time to do this. I add chopped veggies to my pan in the cooking process (more on that in the tips below), but this is a completely optional step.

 

 

Next, select your seasonings. This is your general seasoning, and I like seasoned salt, pepper and garlic for mine. You can choose your own combination or none at all. When you turn your ground beef into a meal there is generally some seasoning at that point, but I find that it makes things go even quicker this way.

 

 

Two pounds at a time, add the seasoning, ground meat, and any veggies you choose and brown until your heart is content! When you’re done, drain, cool and add to meal size portion storage containers or bags. In even the tightest freezers several frozen bags will lay flat and keep for at least a month with no loss of flavor. Up to 3 months is even suggested by some sites.

 

Here’s your finished product.

How to Use Your Frozen Meat:

When you’re ready to eat, if you’ve used a storage container, you can sprinkle taco seasoning, and microwave without thawing for a meal that’s quicker than the drive-thru. Or, you can cut down on prep time for a home-cooked spaghetti dinner by throwing the frozen meat in the pasta sauce while it simmers on the stove!

Tip Time:

Now, for the tips I mentioned. Included here are a few tools that I like to use (with affiliate links that you might enjoy adding to your holiday wish list), as well as a few things I’ve picked up along the way.

Mix and chop. I have a direct sale version of this, but I paid way more than this price. It really is much better than the wooden spoon and this version is dishwasher safe.

Strainer. This version is a little quicker than the bowl type, but either will do the trick. If you want to rinse your meat to take away a little more of the grease after cooking, this bowl version is what I use.

Vacuum sealer. Zipper style storage bags are completely reasonable for this process, but if you have one of these electric sealers from infomercials of long ago laying around this is the perfect use for the bags.

Get the kids involved. Kids as young as 3 or 4 can handle scooping the cooked meat into the containers after it has cooled, and older kids can measure the meat for an impromptu math lesson as well.

Adding veggies. When my older kids were younger, hiding veggies in food became all the rage. I did it long before any of the books came out, for a while it was even a running joke in my house, but it is another way of stretching the budget and upping the nutritional value of your food. Onions and green peppers are aromatic staples in my cooking, but I have used steamed broccoli and carrots when I make tomato based meals and my kids never noticed. If you have a mini chopper or food processor it helps, but you can honestly use a blender as well.

I hope these tips make the after school dinner rush a little less rushed for you. Have some other ideas to save time in the kitchen? Hit me up on Facebook or Twitter and let me know!

Have you ever done any Freezer Cooking?

Happy Holidays,

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Avocado Tips & Tricks

Avocado Tips & Tricks

Oh, Those Yummy Avocados!

I know some people think avocados are an acquired taste, but living in Southern California, where farmers produce 95% of the U.S. production, you grow up eating avocados. They are delicious!

The avocado’s hard rough exterior provides inspiration for its other name, the Alligator Pear. Avocado use comes in a variety of ways from appetizers, salads, side dishes, condiments, sauces, drinks, baby food, and even desserts. Working with an avocado can look a little intimidating at first glance, but if you know a few tips and tricks, it is very simple.

The brightly colored, velvety smooth texture and fresh taste of the avocado makes it a highly desirable fruit and adds beauty to any dish. Mmm, my mouth water just thinking about it. YUM!

Avocado Tips & Tricks

  • Ripeness:
  1. Commercially, avocados are picked before they ripen, they transport easier.
  2. The avocado skin will darken as the avocado ripens.
  3. Avocados are hard and soften as they ripen.
  4. Chose an avocado that is still firm, but yields a little when gently squeezed. (Harder avocados can be brought home for later use. Set them on the countertop to ripen. If you need the avocado to ripen faster, place it inside a brown paper bag on the countertop).

  • Preparing the Avocado for use:
  1. Using a sharp knife CUT the avocado all the way around lengthwise, (it will not go all the way through because of the pit inside). Start at the tip, slice down to the bottom, around the bottom, and up the other side back to the tip.
  2. Hold the avocado in both hands and TWIST the two halves in opposite directions, pull apart.
  3. One half of the avocado will hold the Pit. The pit extremely rarely pops out on its own. SMACK the pit with the sharp knife-edge so the knife embeds slightly into the pit.
  4. TWIST the knife handle to pop out the pit. Remove pit from knife.
  5. Holding an avocado half, use a large SPOON to PULL the fruit from the skin. Start at the top of the avocado. You will see just the slight nib of where the fruit was attached to the tree. Insert the tip of the spoon just below that nib and scoop down to the skin. Loosen the fruit all the way from the skin and spoon it out onto a cutting board.

  • DO NOT open your avocado until you are ready to slice, chop, or fork-puree the fruit for immediate use.
  • Avocados turn brown quickly with oxidation from exposure to air. Hold off oxidation by sprinkling lime or lemon juice on the avocado fruit.
  • Store left over avocado (such as guacamole dip) with a plastic wrap pressed down against the dip to keep the air out.
  • You can use the avocado skin as a serving dish, perhaps as an appetizer with tiny bay shrimps and pico de gallo.

I hope you enjoy avocados and find these tips and tricks helpful.

Do you have any Tips or Tricks?

What are some of your favorite Avocado Recipes?

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