Pulled Beef

Have some stew meat in the freezer but not in the mood for beef stew?  Transform stew meat into pulled beef with DIY barbecue sauce.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs stew meat (we buy ours from a local farmer, grassfed/grassfinished)
  • 3 TBL organic butter
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 1 cup of barbecue sauce

Instructions

  1. Turn to low heart (175 degrees) Cover and cook on low for one hour or until meat is tender. Use a fork to shred beef. Just prior to serving, add 1/2 cup barbecue sauce.

Old Fashioned Barbecue Sauce

We enjoyed this tasty old fashioned barbecue sauce on slow cooked stew meat, shredded and paired with several sides of raw salads.   Have some fun and use your imagination

Ingredients

  • 1 cup organic ketchup
  • 1/2 cup organic molasses
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar (Bragg’s is a GREAT brand)
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 TBS Worcestershire sauce (a gluten-free brand)
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. Mix ‘er up and enjoy!

Old Fashioned Sloppy Joes

Who doesn’t remember a good old fashioned sloppy joe from their childhood?  Sloppy Joes can be made with all natural, nutritious ingredients.  Easy on mom and often a favorite!  This very simple recipe is tried and true, submitted by a sweet mom and friend, Jessica Fuester.

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • 1 onion
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 medium size bottle of ketchup

Instructions

  1. Cook the meat and onions together.
  2. Then add all other ingredients. Cook for at least one hour, but if you have time cook for a few hours.
  3. Once that bottle of ketchup has been emptied into the pot, fill the ketchup bottle halfway with water and add to pot.
  4. Need to stretch this recipe into more meals? Try adding a cup or two of oats. Gluten free, adds nutrition and bulk.

Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joe =  a sandwich consisting of ground beef, onions, tomato sauce or ketchup, sometimes various diced veggies, Worcestershire sauce, and other seasonings, served on a hamburger bun.   Go for the best beef you can buy, wholesome  ingredients and fresh sides and you will have a wonderful feast!

Ingredients

  • 1 TBS olive oil or more
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 1 red or yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 large celery stalk, chopped fine
  • 4 cloves garlic minced (or pressed)
  • 1 tsp thyme (optional)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 1/4 (or more) ground beef, browned then added to vegetable mixture
  • Add: 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 TBS worcester sauce (optional)

Instructions

  1. Brown beef
  2. Add vegetables and spices
  3. Partially cover and simmer, stirring occasionally until sauce is slightly thickened.
  4. Serve on gluten free or whole wheat buns with a slice of cheese. Enjoy!

Barley Bread – Soft Crust Pizza

One word. . . .SAVORY. . .this bread is comforting and made with freshly ground barley flour.  Perfect with soup and perfect as a crust for pizza.  Barley is said to be good for you heart.  If you add thyme, you will love it all the more.

Barley Bread

Ingredients

  • 2 cups barley flour (freshly milled)
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tbl. Sucanat (organic, natural sugar)
  • 2 tsp. Rumford baking powder (aluminum free)
  • 1 cup almond milk or diluted coconut milk
  • 2 tbl. Extra virgin organic olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a medium-size bowl stir the flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder together.  
  3. Add milk and oil.  Stir until all the flour is moistened and a smooth, stiff dough has formed.  If dough is very stiff and all the flour isn’t moistened, add more milk (or water), one tablespoon at a time until a cohesive dough forms.  
  4. Turn the dough out onto a stone.  With the back of a spoon, form the dough into a 1/2 inch thick, 8 inch diameter loaf.  
  5. Bake at 450 degrees for 10-15 minutes, until loaf is browned.
  6. Cut into wedges and serve while warm.  Makes one 8 inchround loaf.
  7. Try this bread plain, as a soft-crust pizza OR add thyme (1 tsp) and this is the best soup bread ever!

Bread Bowls

Soup in a bread bowl!  This little treat thrilled our children.  The bread is from our basic whole wheat recipe, only we added in 1 cup of whole golden flaxseed.  The result was beautiful and delicious.

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For the adults, we oiled the outside of oven safe soup bowls and placed the dough on the outside of each bowl.  For the children, we used small mason jars.  We oiled down the bottom of each jar and covered each with dough.

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These took about 12 minutes at 375 degrees.  After cooling, the bread pops off and is ready to use for your favorite soup!

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Handmade Pizza Crust!

Make a memory and create a MUCH healthier pizza than what is in the market place.  Handmade pizza crust is tasty and easy to make!  Use freshly milled flour and all organic ingredients.  Making pizza together is a fun family activity and truly good for you!

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp yeast
  • 1 tsp sucanat sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh whole wheat flour (pastry or prairie gold)
  • 2 Tbl organic olive oil, first cold pressed
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  2. In a medium bowl mix/dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water
  3. Let stand for 10 minutes
  4. Stir in flour, salt and oil. Beat until smooth. Let rest for 5 minutes.
  5. Roll out dough on a lightly oiled cookie sheet or jelly roll pan.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes. Top with all your favorite organic ingredients and cook until cheese melts. Let pizza cool a little before cutting.
  7. Enjoy! We always add a salad or Bubbie’s sauerkraut as a side dish.

Cabbage Soup

Ingredients 

Cloves garlic, pressed or missed (pressing is easiest)

1/2 onions chopped

4 large zucchini, shredded

10 carrots, shredded 

1 head cabbage (red or green), shredded

2 Tbsp. tomato sauce (or more if you like)

½ cup tomato (or small can)

1 tsp. basil

1 tsp. oregano

sea salt and pepper to taste ( i use at least 1 tablespoon of salt….ofen 2)

12 cups water or chicken broth

Instructions

  1. Bring to a boil…..then simmer for 20 minutes and enjoy!

Potato Kale Soup

Ingredients 

In a large soup pan, sauté onion in butter then add other ingredients

 3 tablespoon organic salt free butter 

1 chopped onion six cloves of pressed/crushed garlic

½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (or more if you like)

 1 teaspoon sea salt

3 – 4 quarts of water (we always make a ton of soup so we use 4 quarts of water, just keep adding ingredients until it seems right,  here you can use water, veggie broth, or chicken broth.)

6 large potatoes, cut in bite-size pieces (we leave the skin on)

 1 – 3 heads of kale, cut with scissors into small pieces (use stems only if you cut them very small)

Instructions 

  1. I added thinly sliced carrots this time, but most often, it’s just potatoes and kale 
  2. When the potatoes are very soft take some time out, and blend them to make your soup creamy.