* indicates ingredient not on hand
Aloo Matar
Paneer Massaman Curry
Paneer Tikka Masala
South Indian-Style Veg Curry
Thai Fish Curry

Cabbage Rolls (Holubtsi)
Cabbage Rolls (unstuffed)
Gnocchi Lasagna
Ham and Cheese Casserole
Low Carb Bacon Cheeseburger
Mexican Casserole
Philly Cheesesteak Casserole
Reuben Casserole
Tater Tot Hot dish
Tuna Crisp Casserole
Upside down Pizza
Vegetable Casserole

Beef and Broccoli
Beef Brisket
Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Chicken Fajitas
Hungarian Goulash
Mississippi Pot Roast
Pork Chops
Pork Roast
Satay-Style Pork Stew
Yankee Pot Roast

Chicken Garam Masala
Chili (Stew Meat)
Chili (Stew Meat and Burger)
Low Carb Enchilada Meatballs
Stir Fry Veggies

Grilled Steakhouse Pork Chops
Hungarian Goulash
Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes
Pork Afelia
Pork Afelia (Marinated)
Pork Chops - Baked
Pork Chops - crispy
Pork Chops in Wine Sauce (Polish)
Pork Loin
Pork Ribs
Pork Ribs - Oven
Texas Roadhouse Ribs

Cheese Enchiladas
Enchilada sauce

Casserole Salad
Pea Salad

Beef Stew
Bum Stew
Chili - New Mexico Style
Chili (Mom)
Cuban Stew
Greek Lentil Soup (Cookbook version)
Hungarian Mushroom Soup
Vegetable Beef Soup
Vegetable Broth

Creamed Potatoes (or peas)

Asian-Aloo Matar

*2 medium onions, finely chopped
*1 Tbs ginger garlic paste
*4 large potatoes, peeled and chopped
*1 cup frozen peas
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 bay leaf
1/2 cup tomato puree
1.5 tsp garam masala
1.5 tsp paprika
1 tsp white sugar
1 tsp salt
2 Tbs chopped cilantro (optional)


*1/2 gallon whole milk
1/4 cup Lemon Juice (or so)

Asian-Paneer Massaman Curry

*1/2 gallon whole milk (for Paneer)
*3 cups peeled, cubed potatoes
2 Tbs vegetable oil
3 Tbs curry paste
1 slice ginger, minced
3 Tbs brown sugar
3 (1.5) Tbs fish sauce
3 (2) Tbs tamarind paste
1/3 cup peanut butter (2 heaping Tbs)
1 can coconut milk (13.5 oz)
3 Tbs fresh lime juice

Asian-Paneer Tikka Masala

*1/2 gal. whole milk and Lemon juice
*If Chicken: 4 boneless breast halves - cut up
*1 onion, finely chopped
*1 (14 oz) can tomato sauce
*1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 Tbs ghee (or cooking oil)
For Sandy, cut all spices by at least half
2 cloves garlic, minced (None for Sandy)
1 Tbs ground cumin
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground turmeric
2 tsp paprika
1 Tbs white sugar

Asian-South Indian-Style Veg Curry

*1 large yellow onion, finely diced
*2 cups low-salt vegetable broth (maybe more)
*1 cup light coconut milk
*1 small cauliflower, broken into 1-1/2 inch floret
*1 lb sweet potatoes, chopped
*2 medium tomatoes, cored, seeded, and chopped
*1 15-1/2 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
*4 oz baby spinach
2 Tbs canola oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbs grated ginger
1 Tbs ground coriander
1-1/2 ts. Ground cumin
3/4 tsp ground turmeric
1/2 tsp cayene
1 Tbs tomato paste
1 3-inch cinnamon stick
Sea salt and black pepper
2 large carrots, peeled and cut (optional)
2 Tbs fresh lime juice
1 tsp finelay grated lime zest (optional)
2 Tbs chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

Asian-Thai Fish Curry

*1.5 lb white fish
*4 cups chopped veggies
*1/2 medium onion, minced
*3 Tbsp red Thai curry paste (divided)
*2 Tbsp coconut oil
*2 Tbsp minced ginger
*15 oz can coconut milk
*1 Tbsp fish sauce
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup water
1 Tbsp coconut or brown sugar
Lime juice

Casserole-Cabbage Rolls (Holubtsi)

*1 large head cabbage
*1-2 cups cooked ground beef
*1 onion, finely chopped
*1 can tomato soup
2.5 cups partially cooked rice
2 Tbsp butter
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup water

Casserole-Cabbage Rolls (unstuffed)

*2 lb Lean ground beef
*1 medium head cabbage, chopped
*1 medium Onion
*8 oz can Tomato Sauce
*1 cup Instant Brown Rice (Minute Brown)
14.5 oz can Diced Tomatoes
1 cup Water
Salt, Pepper to taste

Casserole-Gnocchi Lasagna

*1 bag cauliflower gnocchi
*16 oz 99% lean ground turkey
1.5 cups marinara
1 cup low fat shredded mozarella cheese
Italian seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste

Casserole-Ham and Cheese Casserole

*3 cups chopped broccoli
*2 cups ham cubes
*1/2 medium onion, chopped
*1 cup mushrooms, sliced
*1.5 cup colby jack cheese, shredded
*1/2 cup sour cream
*Medium bag potato chips
1 can mushroom Soup
2 large eggs


*1 lb andouille sausage (thin slices)
*1/2 lb chicken breasts (cut up)
*1 small onion, chopped
*4 green onions, chopped
*3 ribs celery, chopped
*1 med. Bell pepper, chopped
*1 tsp cajun seasoning
*1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 oz)
*2 cups chicken broth
1 Tbsp canola oil
2 Tbsp flour
2 Tbsp butter
2 cloves minced garlic
1 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp sugar
1 cup long grain white rice

Casserole-Low Carb Bacon Cheeseburger

*2 lb ground beef
*1 lb cooked bacon or 1 lb pork sausage
*1 cup whipping cream
*1 onion chopped
2 cloves garlic minced
8 eggs at room temperature
1/2 tsp salt to taste
12 oz shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 tsp black pepper to taste

Casserole-Mexican Casserole

*1 lb lean ground beef
*15 oz can ranch-style beans
*1 can diced tomatoes and green chilies
*12 oz package corn tortillas
1 can cream of mushroom (or chicken) soup
4 C shredded cheese
3 Tbsp Taco Seasoning
1 Bag Tortilla Chips (on side - optional)

Casserole-Philly Cheesesteak Casserole

*1.5 lb hamburger
*2 bell peppers
*1/2 yellow onion
*4 slices Provolone cheese
*1/4 cup heavy cream
1 clove garlic
1 tsp seasoned salt
4 large eggs
1 tsp hot sauce
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Casserole-Reuben Casserole

*16-oz jar sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
*1 lb chopped cooked corned beef
*8 oz. sour cream (1 cup)
*1 small onion, chopped
*4 oz shredded Swiss cheese
1 garlic clove, minced
2 slices rye bread, cubed
2 Tbsp butter, melted

Casserole-Tater Tot Hot dish

*1 lb Hamburger
*1 medium onion
*1 lb mixed veggies
*1 package tater tots
*1 can cream of mushroom soup
*1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
1 package (or less) shredded cheddar cheese
Salt, pepper

Casserole-Tuna Crisp Casserole

*1 c. finely diced celery
*1 small can Chow Mein noodles
*1/4 c. cashews
1 can tuna, drained
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/4 c. water
a little onion

Casserole-Upside down Pizza

*1 lb ground beef (or bulk italian sausage)
*Pepperoni (optional)
*1/3 cup chopped bell pepper
*3 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
*2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 onion, chopped
2 Tbsp flour + 1 cup flour
1 tsp dried Italian seasoning
1 can (15oz) tomato sauce
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1 Tbsp vegetable oil

Casserole-Vegetable Casserole

*1 pkg frozen green beans
*1 pkg frozen cauliflower
*1 pkg frozen broccoli spears
*1 can whole onions, drained
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 c. cheese cubes (Velveeta)

Crock Pot-Beef and Broccoli

*2 lb beef chuck steak
*1 cup soy sauce
*15 oz Beef Broth
*1 lb fresh broccoli florets
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp sesame oil
4-5 cloves garlic
1/4 cup corn starch

Crock Pot-Beef Brisket

*3-4 lb beef brisket flat
*1 small onion quartered
1 Tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 cup BBQ sauce

Crock Pot-Chicken Enchilada Casserole

1.5 lb (or less) boneless chicken breasts and/or thighs
28 oz. can Red Enchilada Sauce

10-12 oz package soft corn tortillas
2 cups grated cheddar cheese (divided)
3.8 oz. can black olives (divided)

Crock Pot-Chicken Fajitas

*4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
*3 bell peppers, thinly sliced
*1 onion thinly sliced
*Tortillas (optional)
1 (14-oz) can diced tomatoes
2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
Salt, Pepper
Salsa, Guacamole, Sour cream, shredded cheese

Crock Pot-Hungarian Goulash

*2 lb Beef Chuck
*2 onions - diced
*2 Hungarian red peppers - deseeded, chunks
*2 tomatoes - deseeded, diced
*2 carrots - cubed
*2 potatoes - cubed
*1 bunch flat parsley leafs and stalks, finely sliced
2 tbsp oil
4 cloves garlic - minced
4 tbsp Hungarian Paprika - sweet or spicy
800 ml Beef Stock (27 oz)
1 bay leaf
salt & pepper

Crock Pot-Mississippi Pot Roast

*3 lb Chuck Roast
*Carrots (optional)
*Potatoes (optional)
*1 packet Ranch dressing mix
*1 packet Au Jus Gravy Mix (or brown gravy mix)
*1/4 cup Beef broth (or maybe just water)
*6 pepperoncini peppers (from jar?)
salt, pepper to taste
4 Tbsp Butter
2 garlic cloves
Cooking oil

Crock Pot-Pork Chops

*1 Package pork chops
*1 can cream of chicken soup
*1 packet dry ranch dressing mix

Crock pot-Pork Roast

*3-5 lb pork shoulder or butt roast
*2 large onion into 2 inch chunks
*1 lb baby carrots
*1.5 lb baby red potatoes
*2 cups apple juice
2 tbsp cooking oil
2 tsp salt
2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp paprika
1 sprig fresh rosemary

Crock Pot-Satay-Style Pork Stew

*3-4 lb Boneless pork shoulder butt roast (cubed)
*2 medium parsnips, peeled and sliced
*1 small sweet red pepper, thinly sliced
*1 cup chicken broth
*1/4 cup low-sodium teriyaki sauce
*2 Tbsp rice vinegar
*1 Tbsp minced fresh gingerroot
1 Tbsp honey
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
Cooked rice (optional)
2 Tbsp chopped dry peanuts (optional)

Crock Pot-Yankee Pot Roast

*2 1/2 lbs lean beef chuck roast
*3 medium baking potatoes
*KETO: substitute Rutabaga
*2 large carrots
*2 celery ribs
*1 onion
*1 large parsnip
Salt & Pepper
2 bay leaves
1 tsp dried rosemary
1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves
1/2 cup beef broth

Keto-Chicken Garam Masala

*1.5 lb chicken breasts
*1 red bell pepper
2 Tbsp Garam Masala
Olive Oil
1.25 cup coconut milk

Keto-Chili (Stew Meat)

*1 large onion
*2 stalks celery
*2 lb Stew Meat
*1 can tomato paste 5.5 oz
*28oz can crushed tomatoes
*3 Cups beef bone broth
*14oz can kidney beans (optional)
2 Tbsp cooking oil
1 tsp each salt and pepper
4 cloves minced garlic
3 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp cumin
2 Tbsp honey

Keto-Chili (Stew Meat and Burger)

*1/2 Onion diced
*1 Red Bell pepper diced
*1 lb Stew Meat, cut bite size
*1 lb Ground Beef
*1-28oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes
6 cloves minced garlic
2 Tbsp cooking oil
2 Tbsp tomato paste
2 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp onion powder
1 Tbsp cumin
2 Tbsp smoked paprika
Kosher salt to taste

Keto-Low Carb Enchilada Meatballs

*1 lb ground beef
1 egg
1/4 c grated cheddar cheese
*2 Tbsp taco seasoning
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

Cooked meatballs
*1 10-oz can red enchilada sauce
3/4 c shredded mexican cheese

Keto-Stir Fry Veggies

*Red Pepper
*Green Onions
*Shitake Mushrooms
Rice - 1.5 scoops
Canola Oil
Teriyaki sauce
Shredded Cheese

Meat-Grilled Steakhouse Pork Chops

*4-1-inch thick Bone-in Pork Chops
*3/4 cup Dale's Steak Seasoning
1/4 cup Worcestershire Sauce

1/4 c light brown sugar
1 Tbsp Kosher salt
1-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp cumin
1 Tbsp onion powder
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1-1/2 tsp dry mustard
1-1/2 tsp black pepper

Meat-Hungarian Goulash

*1.5 lb stew meat (or Chuck roast)
*2 med. Onions
*2 cups beef broth
*1 cup diced tomatoes
2 tsp butter
1 tsp caraway seeds
2 Tbsp paprika
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1.5 cup carrots (optional)
3 cup potatoes (optional)

Meat-Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

*1 lb hamburger
*1 small onion
*1 small green bell pepper
*8 oz brown mushrooms
*1 cup beef broth
*8 oz Provolone cheese slices (chopped)
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp ketchup
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 Tbsp cornstarch

Meat-Pork Afelia

*2-1/2 lb pork shoulder
1 large onion
2 garlic cloves
2 Tbsp coriander seeds
2 Tbsp olive oil
12 oz dry red wine
3.5 oz tomato paste (for puree)

Meat-Pork Afelia (Marinated)

*2-1/2 lb Pork Shoulder
*10 oz sliced mushrooms (opt.)
Olive Oil
2 cups dry red wine
2 Tbsp coriander seeds
Black Pepper
2 Bay Leaves
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 cup water
1 Tbsp salt

Meat-Pork Chops - Baked

*4 boneless pork chops
2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
1 Tbsp paprika
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp each salt, pepper

Meat-Pork Chops - crispy

*4 thin-cut bone-in pork chops
Italian seasoning
Parsley flakes
Flour (about 1/4-1/3 cup)
Olive oil

Meat-Pork Chops in Wine Sauce (Polish)

*4-1" thick pork chops
*1 medium/small onion
*8 oz sliced mushrooms
*1 cup dry white wine
2 Tbsp butter
1 tsp dill weed

Meat-Pork Loin

*1.5 lb boneless pork loin roast
KC BBQ Rub or some such

Meat-Pork Ribs

*1 rack pork ribs
*1 large disposable aluminum tray
*1 c. unsweetened apple juice
1/2 c. pork seasoning rub
Choice of BBQ Sauce
aluminum foil

Meat-Pork Ribs - Oven

*1 rack baby back ribs
1/8 cup spicy brown mustard
2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp black pepper
3/4 cup Sweet Baby Rays

Meat-Texas Roadhouse Ribs

St. Louis style ribs

Mexican-Cheese Enchiladas

*12 corn tortilla, cut into quarters
*12 oz Sharp cheddar cheese, grated
*Enchilada sauce - 15oz can (or see recipe)
*Green Onion - 1 bunch
*4 oz can green chili peppers

Mexican-Enchilada sauce

*2 cups vegetable broth
*1 tsp apple cider vinegar (or distilled white)
3 Tbsp olive oil
3 Tbsp gluten free flour
1 Tbsp ground chili powder (or less)
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp salt, to taste
pinch of cinnamon (optional)
2 Tbsp tomato paste
Black pepper, to taste

Salad-Casserole Salad

1 head iceberg lettuce, chopped
1 (8 oz.) package frozen peas, thawed and drained
1 cup Swiss cheese, cut into cubes
3 green onions, finely chopped
1/2 cup bacon bits
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup miracle whip
1-2 tablespoons sugar
Kosher salt and ground pepper to taste

Salad-Pea Salad

*4 cups frozen peas, thawed
*1/2 cup sour cream
*1/3 cup diced red onion
*3/4 cup cubed sharp cheddar cheese
*8 slices bacon (8 tbsp bacon bits)
1/4 cup mayonaise
1 tbsp granulated sugar
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/8 tsp pepper

Soups & Stews-Beef Stew

*2 pounds cubed beef stew meat
*2 cups beef broth
*4 cups cubed potatoes
*2 cups chopped carrots
*1 cup fresh corn kernels
*1 cup fresh green beans cut to 1-in pieces
*1 cup chopped turnip (optional)
*2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes (optional)
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
4 cups water
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp dried rosemary

Soups & Stews-Bum Stew

*3-pound bonless chuck roast
*1 medium onion (large dice)
*3 medium carrots
*4 fresh thyme sprigs
*3 medium celery stalks
*1.5 lb Yukon Gold potatoes
*1 cup frozen peas
*4 cups (1 quart) beef broth
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp black pepper
3 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 Tbsp tomato paste
1 cup dry red wine
2 bay leaves

Soups & Stews-Chili - New Mexico Style

*1 lb pork chops (bone in)
*1 lb stew meat
*1 onion
*1 each red, green, yellow pepper
*1 bag dried New Mexico red chili pods
*3 (or so) jalapeno peppers
*4 oz sliced mushrooms
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp cayene
Dash of Chili powder
1 jar tomato sauce (18 oz)
2 cans pinto beans (15 oz) (skip for low-carb)
3 cinnamon sticks

Soups & Stews-Chili (Mom)

*2 lb hamburger - browned, drained, salted
*1 large onion
*2 carrots, shredded
*8 oz tomato juice
*4oz tomato sauce
*1/2 can tomato paste
*1 cans chili beans (last)
2 T brown sugar

Soups & Stews-Cuban Stew

*2 lb. Beef Chuck, cubed
*1 onion, sliced
*1 green pepper, sliced
*1 c. dry sherry
*2 lb. potatoes, peeled and cubed
*1 c. small stuffed green olives
1/4 cup oil
1 Tbsp salt
1 tsp Paprika
1/2 tsp pepper
1 bay leaf
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 8oz can tomato sauce
1 c. water

Soups & Stews-Greek Lentil Soup (Cookbook version)

2 Tbsp oil
2 med onions, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 cups dried lentils
8 cups water
1 cup tomato broth, or 1 Tbsp diluted tomato paste
1 bay leaf
1 tsp salt
4 cups shredded spinach
1 cup small pasta or 2 cups cooked brown rice
2-3 Tbsp lemon juice or vinegar

Soups & Stews-Hungarian Mushroom Soup

*1 onion, chopped
*16 oz sliced fresh mushrooms
*2 cups vegetable broth
*1/2 cup white wine
*1/2 Tbsp dried dill (optional)
*1/2 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme (or less)
*1/4 cup sour cream
3 Tbsp butter
2 tsp paprika
2 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
1 cup milk or half-and-half
2-1/2 Tbsp flour
2 Tbsp lemon juice

Soups & Stews-Vegetable Beef Soup

*1.5 lb Stew Meat
*1 large yellow onion (chopped)
*3 medium carrots (peeled, chopped)
*8 cups beef broth
*14 oz jar diced tomatoes
*1 lb red or yellow potatoes (chopped)
*1-1/2 cup chopped green beans
*1-1/2 cup frozen corn
*1 cup frozen peas
*1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
Olive oil for saute
Salt, Pepper
4 cloves garlic (minced)
1/2 Tbsp dried basil
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried oregano

Soups & Stews-Vegetable Broth

*1 large onions, roughly chopped
*1/4 lb mushrooms
*1 large carrot, cut in chunks
*1 celery stalk, chopped
*1/2 leek chopped in rounds
*1/2 head garlic, cut tips off the head
*1/2 tomato, quartered
*1/4 apple or pear, sliced
*1/2 handfull of parsley with stems
*1/2 tsp Peppercorns
1 bay leaf
1/2 Tbsp dried basil
1/2 Tbsp sea salt
2-1/2 quarts cold water

Staples-Creamed Potatoes (or peas)

*1.5 lb potatoes
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp flour
1.5 cups milk
1/4 tsp white pepper
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg


Pasta with Mushrooms & Tomato sauce
Fried potatoes with onions
Veg Fajitas
Stuffed Pork Chops (Hy-Vee)


*2 Cups all-purpose [GF] flour
*1-1/2 Tbsp baking powder
*1 tsp baking soda
Dry Mix:
1/2 tsp salt
1-1/2 Tbsp sugar

1 Cup pancake mix above
1 Egg
1 Cup milk (or as needed)
1 Tbsp melted butter or oil