This is a great meal for the freezer. It takes a few hours but this will save you time during the week and your family will love it! I use organic ingredients but use the products of your choice. You can also make it gluten-free by using gluten-free elbow macaroni.
It’s so tasty!
1 lb. ground turkey
1 lb. lean ground beef
1-2 small onions, diced (I used red onions)
1 (28 oz) can tomato sauce
2 (15 oz) cans diced tomatoes with juice
2 cups water
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
3 bay leaves
3 tablespoons soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon seasoning salt
coarse ground pepper to taste
2 cups elbow macaroni (uncooked)
Brown meat and onions in a large pan, I used my cast Iron Dutch oven, it’s the perfect pan! After the meat is brown, spoon off any excess grease. Add tomato sauce, tomatoes, water, garlic, Italian seasoning, bay leaves, soy or Worcestershire sauce, seasoning salt and pepper. Stir to mix everything together and put the lid on your pan and cook for 25 minutes. Add macaroni and simmer for another 20-25 minutes over low heat. Let it sit about 30 minutes with the heat off. Remove bay leaves before serving. Be prepared to eat it with a spoon so you get all of the sauce! ENJOY!
Makes about 8-10 servings. Freeze in airtight containers.
8 slices bacon
3 medium potatoes
1/2 bell pepper
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 package frozen green peas
Cook the bacon until crispy and let cool. Crumble it into pieces.
Slice potatoes thin.
Chop onion and bell pepper.
Place all ingredients in Dutch Oven
Cook for 35 minutes at 325 degrees.
1 lb. bacon cut into squares
2 lbs. gresh green beans
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/4 cup lemon juice
Mix all ingredients except bacon and put in dutch oven preheated to 325 degrees.
Scatter bacon all over the top of the beans.
Cook for 35 minutes.
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2 to 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup rice
2 can of Cream of Mushroom soup
1 cup water
1 pkg of Lipton’s Golden Onion dry soup mix
Mix ingredients together in Dutch oven.
Put in chicken and stir.
Cook until rice has absorbed all the moisture, stirring occasionally.
Serves 4 people
1 pound package spaghetti noodles
1 pkg dry spaghetti mix
1/2 pound cooked ground beef
1 6oz can tomato paste
Oregano, basil, thyme (Italian seasoning blend)
Fill dutch oven 2 inches deep with water and bring to a boil
Break 1 pkg of spaghetti noodles in half and add to dutch oven
Bring to boil and simmer 10 minutes
Pour off all but about 2 cups of water
Add spaghetti sauce mix
Add tomato paste
Add any other spices you like…Oregano, Basil, Thyme etc
Add precooked ground beef
Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes
Remove lid and simmer longer to thicken, if it is too runny
Serves 4 to 6 people. Can make it in a pot on stove and use dehydrated hamburger.
1 lb. ground beef
(all cans are about 15 oz.)
1 can green beans
1 can baked beans
1 can black beans
1 can tomato soup
1 can corn
1 can diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon Chili powder
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 bay leaf
salt and pepper
Cut potatoes into 1 inch cubes.
Heat dutch oven to 350 degrees
Brown ground beef and onion
Add potatoes and all cans, undrained
add spices (more or less if you like bland or spicy)
Cook until potatoes are soft (about 45 minutes), stirring every 5 minutes
Serves about 8
4 tablespoons butter or margarine
3 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
Seasoned Salt and pepper
1-1/2 cups cooked ham
3 cups potatoes
1/2 cup cheese
2 tablespoons fine bread crumbs (Fresh ground bread crumbs)
Heat Dutch oven to 325 degrees
Melt butter and sauté onion until translucent
Blend in flour
Gradually add milk, stirring constantly until thickened
Add pepper and seasoned salt
Mix in ham and potatoes to coat well
Sprinkle cheese and bread crumbs on top
Cover and Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.