After a hard day’s work, you may want a simple dinner. Estimates indicate that the total amount of meat consumed in the U.S. has increased to 40%, as many Americans are cutting carbohydrates in favor of protein. If you’re a meat lover, here are some easy recipes to guide you in making a delicious meal.
Speedy shepherd’s pie
Nothing is as wholesome as enjoying your shepherd’s pie made with mashed potatoes. And you can get all the ingredients from your fridge and pantry.
Use 1/2 pound of pounds of ground beef, 1 medium onion, 2 garlic cloves, half a cup of water, 1 envelope of taco seasoning, 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, and 2 cups leftover mashed potatoes.
Heat a heavy skillet, then cook beef. Add onion and garlic and cook over medium heat until the beef is no longer pink. Crumble the beef and drain. Stir in the water and taco seasoning and heat thorough. Stir in 1 cup of cheese. Remove from heat.
Mix mashed potatoes and add the remaining cheese over beef mixture. Broil 4 to 6 or until the top is golden brown.
Viola! You’ve got your speedy shepherd pie ready.
Some nutrition facts you should know about eating a speedy shepherd’s pie-it contains 782 calories, 45g fat, 206 cholesterol, 1756 mg sodium, 40g carbohydrates, and 52g protein.
Wrapping a filet in bacon allows for some savory, smokey goodness without spending much time. Get your beef or ham steak, season both sides with salted pepper, spread your butter in a heated pan, and add some olive oil. Take one piece of bacon, wrap it around the steak and secure it with a toothpick. Place the wrapped steak in the hot pan for 1 to 2 minutes then put it in an oven at 450 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Remove it from the oven and let it rest for 5 minutes. Slice and serve! A delicious dinner.
Beef Tenderloin in Mushroom Sauce
Here’s another delicious steak!
You need 4 tablespoons of butter, 1 teaspoon of canola oil, and 2 beef tenderloin steaks (1 inch thick and 4 ounces each). You also need 1 cup of sliced fresh mushrooms, 1 tablespoon of chopped green onions, 1 tablespoon of all-purpose flour, one-eighth teaspoon salt, a dash of pepper, and a two-thirds cup of chicken or beef broth.
Start by heating 2 tablespoons of butter and oil in a heavy skillet, over medium heat. Cook steaks to desired doneness – for medium- rare for 5-6 minutes; your thermometer should read (135° to 140° medium). Remove from pan, reserve drippings, and keep warm.
Heat the drippings and remaining butter in the same pan over medium-high heat. Saute mushrooms and green onions until they are soft. Add the flour and cook until it’s lightly browned. Gradually stir in broth. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce starts to thicken – from 1-2 minutes.
Serve with steaks!
And there you have it! Three delicious beefy dinners!