Loaded Healthy Nachos with Beef and Homemade Tortilla Chips

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  Consider these something you didn’t know you needed, but now will never be able to live without. Sort of the way of all nachos, though. I seem to consistently forget how much I love a good cheesy pile of nachos — and instead order fajitas (what’s my deal with fajitas?) — and then someone in my…

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Blue Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Burgers

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As far as my summer goes, I may have peaked too soon with these. Beef. Blue cheese. Bacon. All of it, stuffed into a burger. How could things get better? I had always been fiercely loyal to the cheese-on-top positioning, and as much as I love blue cheese, I’d often shied away from adding it to…

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Beef and Lentil Sloppy Joes

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Years ago, I dabbled in lentils. Indian spiced lentils, lentil burgers, lentil chili…all lentils all the time. One of my favorite recipes at the time was for “Snobby Joes,” or, sloppy joes made with lentils in place of ground beef. They were–they are–fantastic. Smoky and sweet and comforting while also remaining healthy and vegetarian. If…

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Slow Cooked Beef and Mango Quesadillas

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Sweet mango slices. Smoky barbecue beef. Sharp cheddar cheese. Melted. Slow Cooked Beef and Mango Quesadillas 2 lbs top of the round beef roast 1 cup barbecue sauce 4 large whole wheat tortillas 1 large mango, peeled and thinly sliced 1 small red onion, very thinly sliced 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese Directions: 1. Combine…

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Slow Cooker New England Pot Roast

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This pot roast is one of my favorite easy meals to throw together. There’s no need to sear the beef in a pan before adding it to your slow cooker, as most recipes advise- it will be tender all the same. The acidity of the tomatoes helps to sweeten and soften the meat into strands…

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Lighter Spicy Mongolian Beef

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If you find yourself jonesing for take out from your favorite local, deep fryer-loving Asian joint, but goodness, you’ve already made so many healthy resolutions to distance yourself from cookies with fortunes, If you’re smitten with perfectly soy saucy beef meets caramelized brown sugar, but goodness, you want that lovely flavor combination to like you…

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Slow Cooked Chili Steak Fajitas

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The last five days have meant Crispy bacon cheeseburgers with frizzled onions, the size of the fullest moon Ancho chili dusted fries, frenched and dipped in chipotle aioli Cupcakes in shades of s’mores and carrot cake and red velvet Buttered buttermilk pancakes Pumpkin custard pancakes swimming in molasses caramel Lasagna, saucy and six-layered Fresca Porchetta…

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My Favorite Meatballs

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And trust me, I’ve had many a meatball. The thing about these ones, though? …Sorry, I just need to grab that megaphone of mine. I’ll be juuuust a minute…Ahem. Ahem. Check. Check 1, 1-2, 1-2-3. There we go- THEY’RE OUTSTANDING. They are as tender as tender knows to be. They’re soft centered and spiced with…

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