Dutch Oven Beef Ribs

Dutch Oven Beef Ribs
Dutch Oven Beef Ribs

Can I just tell you how much I absolutely LOVE my dutch oven?? I don’t use it as often as I want, but every time I use it I am just impressed by what it does. This past weekend, I decided to get a little creative and made some Dutch Oven Beef Ribs. They ended up being SO tender and SO juicy! We only ate about half of them, so I think I’ll use the leftover meat in a Dutch Oven Stew here in a few weeks.

Dutch Oven Beef Ribs








3-4 lbs beef ribs
1 onion, sliced
1 clove garlic, halved
2 TBSP flour
salt & pepper, to taste
1 c. red wine
1 1/2 c. water
1 tsp. sage
1 tsp. thyme

Preheat oven to 300. Slice onion and place on the bottom of the dutch oven. With halved garlic cloves, rub over the ribs, then throw garlic in with the onions. Rub flour, salt, and pepper over ribs, then place on top of the onions. Sprinkle ribs with sage and thyme, then add wine and water. Cover and cook in the oven for 2 hours. Serve with mashed potatoes and carrots. This was absolutely delicious!

**If you like gravy for your potatoes, reserve 2 cups of liquid from the dutch oven and add 2 TBSP cornstarch, whisk until smooth over medium heat.


Recipe Tuesday – Daily Tip #92

RecipeTuesdayLast week we had soccer tryouts so I knew that we would be a little short on time when it came to dinner. I planned ahead and made this SUPER easy and delicious dinner.


In a crockpot, add cooked meatballs. Here is the easy recipe for these. I actually times this recipe by 5 and freeze the meatballs in 5 separate servings so I can use them for 5 different meals. Anyway, back to the meal! I added meatballs, along with 2 bottles of teriyaki sauce. I cooked this on low for a few hours, stirring occasionally. I poured the teriyaki meatballs over rice and served with fresh, steamed green beans! The kids loved it and we all know that’s a way to measure the success of a meal!

What is one of your go-to easy meals?

Recipe Tuesday – Daily Tip #85

RecipeTuesdayLast week I had planned to make tacos, but due to soccer we ended up eating out at a Mexican restaurant the night before, so I didn’t want to have Mexican food 2 nights in a row. So now I had all these random ingredients and nothing to do with them. So I made up this quick and easy recipe that the whole family enjoyed:


1 lb ground beef
1/2 onion, chopped
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp mustard powder
2 TBSP flour
2 c. beef stock
1 c. carrots, thinly sliced
1/2 c. frozen peas
2 c. rice

Cook rice according to the instructions on the package. I use a rice cooker and cook 2 cups of rice in 3 cups of water until done. Brown meat with onion. Then add flour, salt, black pepper, cayenne, and mustard powder. Mix well. Slowly add beef broth and cook until slightly thick, several minutes over medium heat. Add carrots and peas. Once the rice is done and carrots are tender, put rice in a bowl and top with ground beef and vegetable mixture.

Classic Beef Stroganoff – REPOST

One of these days I’ll remember to take a picture of this quick and easy family-friendly meal! But it is a repost – Classic Beef Stroganoff. With this recipe, I don’t need to change anything to get the kiddos to like it. I typically try to serve this with a bright vegetable like zucchini, carrots, or a side salad to brighten up the meal!


1 lb stew beef
1 TBSP canola oil
Salt & pepper, to taste
3 TBSP butter
5 TBSP flour
3 c. milk
1 TBSP Worcestershire
1/2 onion, chopped
1 – 4oz can mushrooms
1 bag of egg noodles
Sour cream

Brown beef in oil with salt and pepper. Remove the beef from the pan once cooked. In the same pan, add butter. Once the butter has melted, add flour and stir into the butter. Slowly whisk milk into pan and turn to medium heat. Add Worcestershire sauce and cook for about 8 minutes. Once it begins to bubble, add the onions, mushrooms and beef into the sauce. Simmer for 20 minutes. While the sauce is simmering, cook noodles. When all done, place noodles on a plate, topped with sauce and sour cream.

Shepherd’s Pie – REPOST

This is on the menu this week! 🙂 Can’t wait!


1 lb stew meat
1/2 onion, chopped
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp mustard powder
2 TBSP flour
1 c. beef stock
1 c. carrots, thinly sliced
1/2 c. celery, thinly sliced
1/2 c. frozen corn
2 packages of instant potatoes or 4 c. homemade mashed potatoes
1 c. cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350. Brown meat with onion. Drain. Then add flour, salt, black pepper, cayenne, and mustard powder. Mix well. Slowly add beef broth and cook until slightly thick, several minutes over medium heat. Add carrots, celery, and corn. Pour into a casserole dish that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Spread the potatoes over mixture and top with cheddar cheese. Bake for 30 minutes.


Taco Recipe

We had a family movie night on Monday, which is going to be one of our new weekly traditions, and I cannot wait! Time to take some time to relax with the family 🙂 My goal on Mondays is to make a homemade meal that is easy to eat while watching a movie and have it be something the whole family enjoys. I may take suggestions from the family for meals for movie night once we get the ball rolling. For this week’s movie night, we had tacos. I used to use the packets of seasoning, but after reading the ingredients decided to make one of my own.

1 lb ground beef
1 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion salt
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp paprika
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 c. tomato paste
Soft or hard taco shells (I used some local tortillas purchased from the Farmer’s Market)
Sliced lettuce
Chopped tomatoes
Sliced avocado
Sour Cream
Taco Sauce
Shredded Cheese

Place beef and all seasonings into a frying pan and cook over medium heat. Once the beef is cooked thoroughly, add tomato paste along with 1 TBSP of water . The mixture will thicken as you cook, so you can add more water if needed. Cook for about 10 minutes until sauce has thickened up. Divide beef amongst taco shells and top with your favorite toppings. I serve this with homemade vegetarian refried beans as well, topped with cheese.

Fourth of July

4thofjulyWith the 4th of July tomorrow, I should probably start planning our meal! We just moved into a new house, so cooking a huge extravagant meal isn’t really in the cards, but here is what we are having!

Mexican Lime Corn on the Cob

Macaroni Salad with a Twist

Marinated Steak

BBQ’d Bananas

What are you having to eat for the 4th of July?