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Slow cooker beef shank pasta sauce

I added red wine and black olives to this stew-like pasta sauce to crank up the fullness of the flavor, but my kids loved it too!
Slow cooker tomato sauce

Ingredients

2 large beef or veal shanks
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 onion
2 garlic cloves
1/2 cup red wine
2 sprigs fresh thyme leaves, or 1/2 tsp dried
32 oz or 1 quart of canned crushed tomates (I used the home-made sauce I made this summer in this video!)
salt and pepper to taste

Preparation Instructions

Roughly chop the onion and garlic. Heat the oil in a heavy skillet. Brown the onion and garlic, about 3-5 minutes, until translucent. Add the shanks and brown on both sides (about 3 minutes a side). Add red wine and cook 5 minutes. Add tomato sauce and seasoning. Transfer to slow cooker. Cook on high heat for 6 hours. Remove the shanks and shred the meat. Return to sauce.
(I ended up refrigerating the sauce for a couple of days, and it only got more delicious!).

Kottbollar-swedish meatballs

from Jennifer L.’s book, North Branch , MN

Ingredients

1/2 c. chopped onion
3 tbsp butter or margarine
1 beaten egg
1 c. light cream
1 1/2 c. soft bread crumbs
1/4 c. finely snipped parsley
1 1/4 tsp salt
ground beef

Preparation instructions

Cook onion in 1 tbsp of the butter or margarine till tender. In a mixing bowl combine egg and cream; stir in cooked onion, bread crumbs, parsley, salt, nutmeg, ginger and pepper. Add ground beef or meats; mix well. Chill mixture. Shape chilled meat mixture into 3/4 to 1 inch balls.
Brown meatballs, half at a time, in the remaining 2 tbsp butter or margarine; remove from skillet. Stir flour, bouillon granules, and coffee crystals into pan drippings; add 1 1/4 c. water. Cook and stir till thickened and bubbly. Add meatballs. Cover; simmer about 30 minutes, basting meatballs occasionally.
May use mixture of 3/4 lb ground beef, 1/2 lb ground veal, and 1/4 lb ground pork for the meatballs.

Submitted by: Jennifer L

Oven beef stew

by Mandy D.’s book, Colton, SD

Ingredients

1 1/4 lb. lean stewing beef cubes
4 med. carrots, sliced (can use baby carrots instead)
1 med. onion, sliced
3/4 c. celery, cut up
1 2/3 c. potatoes, cut in 3/4″ cubes
1 c. tomato juice
1/3 c. water
1 T. sugar
1 2/3 T. Minute Tapioca
Salt, to taste

Preparation instructions

Mix all of the above ingredients well and cover in a large casserole or enamel roaster. Bake at 250 degrees for 5 hours. Do not brown or do not uncover once. You’ll be tempted, but DON’T PEEK.

Submitted by: Joyce K

Mom’s merlot beef stew

by Natalie K.’s book, Valencia, CA

Ingredients

1 roped beef roast (eye of round)
1 lg brown onion
1 bag of baby carrots
1 cabbage
bunch of small red potatoes*
bunch of celery
1/2 to 1 cup of Merlot
2 cartons of beef broth
2 cups of water
flour and seasoned salt
salt and pepper to taste
coriander (the magic ingredient)

*you can also make with pearled barley. Use 1 cup of barley to two cups of water and simmer until soft, about 30 minutes. Add to stew.

Preparation instructions

Put roast in ziplock bag with flour and seasoned salt and coriander. Shake and coat on all sides. Heat oil in pan and brown in a 1/2 stick of butter in large stockpot. Brown roast on all sides, searing it well. Add onion and sauté. Add celery. Add wine, water, 1 broth, potatoes, carrots, cut up cabbage. Let simmer 3-4 hours. Keep adding wine and 1 more broth. Keep all wet and bubbly. Remove roast. Cut rope and meat should fall apart. Spoon broth over meat and serve.

Submitted by: Natalie K

Stuffed green peppers

from Jennifer L.’s book, North Branch , MN

Ingredients

6 large green peppers
1 lb ground beef
1/2 c. chopped onion
1 (16 oz) can tomatoes, cut up
1/2 c. long grain rice

Preparation instructions

Cut tops from green peppers; discard seeds and membranes. Chop enough of the tops to make 1/4 cup; set aside. Cook the whole green peppers, uncovered, in boiling water for 5 minutes; invert to drain well. Sprinkle insides of peppers lightly with salt. In a skillet cook ground beef, onion, and the 1/4 c. chopped green pepper till beat is browned and vegetables are tender. Drain off excess fat. Add undrained tomatoes, uncooked rice, water, salt , worcestershire, and dash of pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 15 to 18 min. or until rice is tender. Stir in cheese. Stuff peppers with meat mixture. Place in a 10x6x2 inch baking dish. Bake, covered, in a 350° oven for 30-35 min.

Submitted by: Jennifer L

Porcupine meatballs

from Jennifer L.’s book, North Branch , MN

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb ground beef
1/2 c. uncooked rice
1 c. chopped onion
2/3 c. milk
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 can (10-12 oz) tomato soup
3/4 c. water

Preparation instructions

In a bowl, combine ground beef, rice, onion, milk, salt, and pepper and mix well.
Make meatballs, using a tbsp of mixture for each one. Put in a 9×13 inch baking pan. In a small bowl, combine soup with water. Pour sauce over meatballs and cover baking pan tightly with anuminum foil. Bake at 350° for 1 hour.

Submitted by: Jennifer L

Meatball subs

by Mandy D.’s book, Colton, SD

Ingredients

1 lb Ground beef
2 Tbsp. minced garlic
1Tbsp. worchester sauce
1 tsp. oregano
salt
pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped spinach (optional)
2Tbsp. olive oil
8 oz. can tomato sauce
1 diced tomato
2 tsp. oregano
Mozzerella cheese
Hoagie Rolls or French Bread Loaf

Preparation instructions

Mix the ground beef with the garlic, worchester sauce, and oregano. Add dashes of salt and pepper. Add the spinach. Divide mixture into 1-2 inch pieces and roll into balls. Place large skillet on the stove and add olive oil, turn to medium heat and add meatballs. Cook until no longer pink. Add tomato sauce, tomato, salt, pepper and oregano. Heat through.

Turn on the oven to 350 degrees. On a cookie sheet cut the hogie rolls or french bread and dig a small trench in the bread. Put meatballs into the trench of the bread and add sauce. Place strips of mozzerella cheese over the meatballs and sauce and put in the oven for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Add fries and a salad on the side.

Submitted by: Mandy D

Barq’s

by Mandy D.’s book, Colton, SD

Ingredients

1 med onion- chopped fine
1/2C. celery- diced
1 lb hamburger
3/4 cup catsup
2T brown sugar
1/2C. water
1T Worcestershire Sauce
2T Apple Cider Vinegar
1T mustard
lots of salt & Pepper

Preparation instructions

Brown hamburger, onion, and celery together in a frying pan. Break up hamburger with a large fork, mix together, and add:
3/4 C. catsup, 2T brown sugar, 1/2 C. water, 1T Worcestershire sauce,
2 T Apple Cider Vinegar, 1 T Mustard, & lots of Salt & Pepper.

Simmer for 20 min.

Submitted by: Rebecca P

Hamburger soup

by Mandy D.’s book, Colton, SD

Ingredients

1 pound ground beef
2 cups water
2 beef boullion cubes
3 tsp. worchestire sauce
1 can tomato sauce
4 large potatoes diced
1 cup chopped carrots
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 chopped onion
1/2 a zuchinni diced (optional)
1 tomato (optional)
salt
pepper

Preparation instructions

Brown the hamburger in a large pot. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer until vegetables are tender. Add cayenne pepper for a spicier version.

Submitted by: Mandy D

Prairie village barque

from Mandy D.’s book, Colton, SD

Ingredients

10lb ground beef
3T white sugar
1lb onion, chopped
3T brown sugar
1(51oz) can tomato soup
1T accent salt
1T lawry’s seasoned salt
4T prpared mustard
1T pepper
4T salt
1 1/2 c oatmeal

Preparation instructions

Brown ground beef and add sugar while browning. Drain if necessary. Add remaining ingredients and simmer until all is heated through.

Submitted by: Susan W