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Once a Month Cooking Beef Recipes

In this section you will find once a month cooking recipes for both beef and pork.  Enjoy!

Beef Stroganoff:

Ingredients for Cooking Day:

  • 1 1/2 lb. top round
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 onion
  • 1 jar mushrooms
  • 1 cup sour cream

Ingredients for Serving Day:

  • 1 package of noodles

Directions for Cooking Day: Trim fat from meat.  Season with salt and pepper, dredge with flour.  Brown meat in skillet with onions.  Add soup and mushrooms and 1/4 cup water.  Cook over low heat 1 hour.  Add sour cream and mix.  Cool and freeze using a freezer bag.

Directions for Serving Day: Defrost stroganoff mixture and heat.  Prepare noodles according to package directions.  Serve stroganoff over noodles.


7 Can Soup – Contributed by Marti M.

Ingredients for Cooking Day:

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 3 cans Campbell’s Minestrone
  • 2 cans Ranch style beans
  • 1 can Rotelle Tomatoes
  • 1 can whole tomatoes

Directions for Cooking Day: Brown meat with onion.  Add cans of soup. Freeze using freezer bag method.

Directions for Serving Day: Defrost and heat through.


Chili Bake

Ingredients for Cooking Day:

  • 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1/2 chopped onion
  • 16 oz. can whole kernel corn
  • 15 oz. can of chili with beans
  • 1 pkg. chili seasoning mix

Ingredients for Serving Day:

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (optional – you may sprinkle any amount of parmesan cheese on top of individual servings)
  • 1 can Hungry Jack Buttermilk Biscuits

Directions for Cooking Day: Brown meat and onion.  Drain.  Stir in corn, chili and seasoning.  Simmer.  Cool and freeze in freezer bag.

Directions for Serving Day: Defrost chili mixture and heat.  Prepare the Hungry Jack Biscuits.  To serve split the biscuits in half and spoon chili mixture on top.  Top with shredded cheddar or parmesan cheese.


Meatballs

Ingredients for Cooking Day:

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions for Cooking Day: Combine all ingredients and shape into small meatballs. In large skillet cook meatballs turning continually until meatballs are cooked through.  To freeze first put all meatballs on a cookie sheet and freeze.  Once the meatballs are solidly frozen (make take several hours) remove from cookie sheet and place in freezer bag and put back in freezer.

Directions for Serving Day: Defrost and serve with your favorite sauces.

Sauce ideas for meatballs – brown gravy and meatballs served over rice, spaghetti sauce, barbeque sauce.


Meatloaf

Ingredients for Cooking Day:

  • 1 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 1 package Lipton Onion Soup Mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs

Directions for Cooking Day: Combine all ingredients and shape into loaf.  Line your favorite loaf pan with foil first and then a layer of Saran wrap.  Make sure that both pieces will be large enough to completely cover your meatloaf.  Place meatloaf in loaf pan and seal the 2 wraps around the meatloaf.  Place loaf pan and sealed meatloaf in freezer for a couple of hours.  Once meatloaf is semi frozen remove it from loaf pan.  Place meatloaf back in freezer.  This process allows you to freeze your meatloaf in the shape of the pan you will be cooking it in but doesn’t require you to freeze your pan.

Directions for Serving Day: Unwrap meatloaf and defrost  in loaf pan.  Place in the loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes.


Super Burgers

Ingredients for Cooking Day:

  • 1 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • garlic, salt and pepper to taste

Directions for Cooking Day: Combine all ingredients and shape into hamburger patties.  You will freeze these raw and cook them on serving day.

Directions for Serving Day: Defrost patties and cook on grill or pan fry.


Spinach Stuffed Steaks – This recipe is a treat that I make for a special dinner for my husband and me.  I don’t make it for the kids because of the cost.  Even though this is prepared mostly on cooking day there is still cooking steps on serving day that are a bit more than my usual freezer recipes.

Ingredients for Cooking Day:
Stuffing:

  • 10 oz. package of frozen spinach, thawed, drained.
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic
  • 2 Porterhouse steaks (can also use strip or T-bone)

Ingredients for Serving Day:

  • 6 slices bacon cut into 1/2″ pieces
  • 2 Tbsp. butter or margarine

Sauce:

  • 1 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp. minced garlic

Directions for Cooking Day: In small bowl mix together all stuffing ingredients.  Prepare steaks for stuffing by splitting each steak down the side to form a pocket.  Fill each pocket with the spinach mixture.  Freeze using freezer bags.

Directions for Serving Day: Defrost Steaks.  In skillet cook bacon in the margarine over medium heat (about 5 minutes).  Place steaks in the skillet and cook over med. high heat until steaks reach desired doneness.  Remove meat. To make sauce remove excess fat from skillet but keep the bacon and brown particles.  Reduce heat to medium and stir in flour.  Cook until mixture is bubbly.  Stir in water, salt, tomato paste and garlic.  Continue cooking until thick.


Honey Baked Pork Chops – Contributed by Melanie M.

Ingredients for Cooking Day:

  • 6 boneless pork chops
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 t. ground ginger
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce

Directions for Cooking Day: Place honey, vinegar, ginger, garlic and soy sauce in blender and mix well.  Place uncooked pork chops and honey mixture in a freezer bag and freeze.

Directions for Serving Day: Thaw completely.  Place pork chops and honey mixture in a baking dish.  Bake for 350 degrees for 1 hour or until pork chops are cooked.  Turn pork chops occasionally while baking.


Barbeque Pork Sandwiches

Ingredients for Cooking Day:

  • Pork Roast
  • Barbeque Sauce
  • Salt, pepper, garlic

Ingredients for Serving Day:

  • Sandwich Rolls

Directions for Cooking Day: Season the pork roast with salt, pepper and garlic.  Put in Crock Pot on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.  The roast is done when you can break it apart easily with a fork.  Remove cooked roast from crock pot and shred the pork.  Add barbeque sauce and mix.  Freeze shredded barbeque pork in a freezer bag.

Directions for Serving Day: Defrost the pork and heat.  Serve on toasted sandwich rolls.


Stuffed Pork Chops

Ingredients for Cooking Day:

  • 6 double pork chops
  • 1 1/2 cups whole kernel corn
  • 1 1/2 cups bread crumbs
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp. minced parsley
  • 3/4 tsp. sage
  • 1 Tbsp. grated onion
  • 1 cup diced apple
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tbsp. milk

Directions for Cooking Day: Cut a pocket on the bone side of each cop.  Combine next 10 ingredients and mix well.  Stuff each chop with corn mixture.  Brown chops in oil.  Let pork chops cool and freeze using Freezer bags.

Directions for Serving Day: Defrost pork chops.  Bake about 1 hour (or until pork is thoroughly cooked) at 350 degrees.


Barbeque Pork Chops - This is super easy and freezing the pork chops in the barbeque sauce gives the chops a great flavor.

Ingredients for Cooking Day:

  • Pork Chops
  • Barbeque Sauce

Directions for Cooking Day:  Put raw pork chops in freezer bag.  Add enough barbeque sauce to coat pork chops entirely.  Freeze.

Directions for Serving Day: Defrost pork chops completely.  Put chops in a baking dish and throw away extra sauce. Cook at 425 degrees for 30 minutes or until cooked all the way through.


Salisbury Steaks

Ingredients for Cooking Day:

  • 1 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper

Ingredients for Serving Day:

  • 2 cans Franco-American Mushroom Gravy

Directions for Cooking Day: Mix together all cooking day ingredients.  Shape into 6 oblong patties.  Arrange patties on a baking sheet and flash freeze.  Remove baking sheet from freezer and transfer patties to a freezer bag.  Freeze.

Directions for Serving Day: Defrost patties completely.  In skillet, brow patties and drain.  Add gravy.  cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until patties are completely cooked.


California Chili

Ingredients for Cooking Day:

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 – 16 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 – 16 oz. can kidney beans
  • 1 jalapeno pepper – chopped

Ingredients for Serving Day:

Optional garnishes:  grated cheddar cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, chopped onions, oyster crackers.

Directions for Cooking Day: Cook beef with onions, garlic and spices.  Drain.  Add remaining ingredients and cook slow for about 1 hour.  Cool and freeze in freezer bag.

Directions for Serving Day: Thaw chili and heat on med. low until heated through.  Garnish with desired toppings.


Goulash

Ingredients for Cooking Day:

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 pound Jimmy Dean sausage
  • 1 large can tomato sauce – 29 oz.
  • 1 can corn (drained)
  • 1 cup elbow macaroni
  • 1chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic chopped.

Ingredients for Serving Day:

  • Parmesan Cheese

Directions for Cooking Day: Cook elbow macaroni al dente.  Brown meat and sausage together.  Drain.  Add bell pepper, onion, garlic and tomato sauce.  Simmer for 1 hour.  Add cooked macaroni and corn.  Cool and freeze in freezer bag.

Directions for Serving Day: Defrost and heat.  Serve with Parmesan cheese.


Spicy Beef and Vegetable Sloppy Joe

Ingredients for Cooking Day:

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup chopped zucchini
  • 1 cup chopped yellow summer squash
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 3/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 16-oz. jar salsa
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp. dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. rosemary

Ingredients for Serving Day:

  • 6 to 8 kaiser rolls

Directions for Cooking Day: In a skillet cook beef, onion and garlic over medium heat till meat is brown and onion is tender.  Drain off fat.  Add zucchini, summer squash, mushrooms, and green pepper.  Cover and cook over low heat for 5 to 7 minutes.  Stir in salsa, basil, parsley and rosemary.  Simmer uncovered about 10 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated.  Cool and freezer in freezer bag.

Directions for Serving Day: Defrost and warm Sloppy Joe mixture.  Serve on toasted kaiser rolls.


Spaghetti Sauce

Ingredients for Cooking Day:

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 can (28 ounces) whole tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 can mushrooms
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. chili powder

Ingredients for Serving Day:

  • 1 box spaghetti

Directions for Cooking Day: Cook and stir beef and inions in skillet until meat is browned.  Drain.  Stir in tomatoes (with liquid) and remaining ingredients.  Heat to boiling, reduce heat.  Simmer 30 minutes.  Freeze in freezer bag.

Directions for Serving Day: Defrost spaghetti sauce.  Heat completely and serve over cooked spaghetti.


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  1. 1

    [...] Meatloaf – 2 dinners (I made my own meatloaf recipe and put it in the freezer uncooked) [...]

  2. 2
    Dung Tomme says:

    Hey there, very good running a blog

  3. 3
    cooking mom says:

    I made the honey baked pork chops this week and they turned out VERY overdone. I took them out of the oven after 35 minutes and they were already overcooked and tough. Probably 15-20 minutes cooking time would have been appropriate, not the 1 hour suggested in the recipe.

  4. 4
    beef recipe says:

    Oh this looks so yummy!! I can’t wait to try it.