Shutterbean » recipes http://www.shutterbean.com food, photography & pretty things Wed, 10 Feb 2016 08:00:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.3 The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich http://www.shutterbean.com/2016/the-ultimate-breakfast-sandwich/ http://www.shutterbean.com/2016/the-ultimate-breakfast-sandwich/#comments Wed, 27 Jan 2016 08:00:02 +0000 http://www.shutterbean.com/?p=38328 The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich makes 2 breakfast sandwiches 4 frozen hash brown patties 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 breakfast sausage patties (see recipe below) 2 slices American cheese 2 large eggs salt & pepper hot sauce, for topping Preheat oven to 300F. Heat a cast iron skillet with 1 tablespoon oil over medium high-heat. Place […]

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What makes this The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich? The hash browns that sandwich homemade breakfast sausage, egg & cheese. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

On the weekends I crave breakfast sandwiches. Sometimes I sit on the couch with my coffee and try to will one to appear. Actually, I am trying to send Casey some mental vibes…like in my head I’m yelling GET ME A BREAKFAST SANDWICH (in a sweet voice, though).  It never works. I take that back. It only works when we’re hungover but then we have to motivate each other to get in the car and pick one up. And then there’s this mental warfare of like should I? Shouldn’t I? How am I gonna feel? Is that stuff really food?  I suppose that’s why it’s a no brainer to get a breakfast sandwich when we leave on road trips. You just carry on with your business and don’t have wrappers in your trash at home…staring at you all day.

What makes this The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich? The hash browns that sandwich homemade breakfast sausage, egg & cheese. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

I was looking through the latest Bon Appetit magazine and this recipe for Homemade Breakfast Sausage caught my eye… It’s an ingredient to their “Best Breakfast Sandwich.”  Well, yes. Thank you for luring me in like a moth to a flame, BA.

What makes this The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich? The hash browns that sandwich homemade breakfast sausage, egg & cheese. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

So, when I’m sitting on the couch fantasizing about breakfast sandwiches, I often think about omitting the bread and sandwiching sausage, cheese & egg in between two crispy hash brown patties. Here it is and IT IS THE ULTIMATE BREAKFAST SANDWICH. Don’t fight me on this.  Welcome to Indulgentville. Population 2.  We’re saving this beauty for special occasions….like I drank too much bourbon on a Friday night and it’s Saturday morning and I want something super savory and need you to make me a coffee before I talk to you k thanks bye, occasion.

Let’s gather our ingredients.

We will make homemade breakfast sausage first.

It’s so easy. I don’t know why I don’t do it more often.

What makes this The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich? The hash browns that sandwich homemade breakfast sausage, egg & cheese. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Spice mixture:

Did I spell paprika right? My R looks weird.

What makes this The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich? The hash browns that sandwich homemade breakfast sausage, egg & cheese. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

So…. here I brought out a spoon to fake mixing it….with a spoon.

What makes this The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich? The hash browns that sandwich homemade breakfast sausage, egg & cheese. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

But really– use your hands.

This shot is for my brother, the hand model. Hey Ryan, I didn’t get the hand modeling gene.

It’s cool.

You didn’t get the photography gene.

What makes this The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich? The hash browns that sandwich homemade breakfast sausage, egg & cheese. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Patties are going to be formed and placed between parchment sheets.

What makes this The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich? The hash browns that sandwich homemade breakfast sausage, egg & cheese. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Patty party. The opposite of a pity party.

What makes this The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich? The hash browns that sandwich homemade breakfast sausage, egg & cheese. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Now we can store them in the fridge… Take as many as you need.

What makes this The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich? The hash browns that sandwich homemade breakfast sausage, egg & cheese. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

OK. We make the ultimate sandwich.

I bought American cheese for this. I think this is my first time buying it as an adult.

It’s really what makes a breakfast sandwich a breakfast sandwich….at least the ones from the golden arches.

What makes this The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich? The hash browns that sandwich homemade breakfast sausage, egg & cheese. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

I get these hash browns at Trader Joe’s. I love them.

What makes this The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich? The hash browns that sandwich homemade breakfast sausage, egg & cheese. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

H-browns go into an oiled skillet. Cook 4 minutes per side.

What makes this The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich? The hash browns that sandwich homemade breakfast sausage, egg & cheese. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Flatten patties to the shape of the h-browns.

Sorry I said h-browns twice. P.S.— I’m not going to stop.

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2 minutes per side.

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H-browns. We keep them warm in the oven.

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Sausage!

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Topped.

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Eggs were made. There was like a two minute period where they looked like the yin-yang sign.

Egg magic.

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Did I mention we put cheese on the sausage??!

What makes this The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich? The hash browns that sandwich homemade breakfast sausage, egg & cheese. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

G-damn.

What makes this The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich? The hash browns that sandwich homemade breakfast sausage, egg & cheese. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Can I put “Egg Yolk Poker” on my Linked In profile?

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Say my name say my name.

What makes this The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich? The hash browns that sandwich homemade breakfast sausage, egg & cheese. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

If no one is around you, say baby I love you….

The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich

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makes 2 breakfast sandwiches

  • 4 frozen hash brown patties
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 breakfast sausage patties (see recipe below)
  • 2 slices American cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • salt & pepper
  • hot sauce, for topping

Preheat oven to 300F.

Heat a cast iron skillet with 1 tablespoon oil over medium high-heat. Place hash brown patties in hot oil and cook 3-4 minutes per side, or until hash browns are evenly browned and crispy. If you find them sticking to the skillet, add more oil. Remove from pan, place on baking sheet and heat in the oven while you cook the sausage and eggs.

Add the sausage to the pan and cook until browned on one side, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook 2 minutes more. Place the sausage on two of the hash browns. Top with cheese and place back in the oven.

Clean skillet, add remaining oil to the pan. Fry eggs until edges are crispy and the whites have set. Season with salt & pepper. Drizzle eggs with hot sauce and place each one on the cheesy sausage topped hash brown. Take the remaining hash browns and sandwich them on top of the egg/sausage/cheese. Serve immediately, with additional hot sauce.

BREAKFAST SAUSAGE

makes 8 patties 

recipe from Bon Appetit

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons light brown sugar
  •  teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon crushed fennel seeds
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 pound ground pork
Mix sage, thyme, brown sugar, salt, fennel seeds, red pepper flakes, black pepper, garlic powder, and paprika in a medium bowl. Add pork and work spice mixture into meat with your hands until it’s very well blended.

Scoop out ¼-cupfuls of mixture and flatten into about ¼”-thick patties. Layer patties in between small sheets of parchment paper. Place in an airtight container and refrigerate up to 3 days.

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Turkey White Bean Chili http://www.shutterbean.com/2016/turkey-white-bean-chili/ http://www.shutterbean.com/2016/turkey-white-bean-chili/#comments Mon, 25 Jan 2016 08:00:31 +0000 http://www.shutterbean.com/?p=38303 Turkey White Bean Chili makes 4-6 servings 1 1lb. ground turkey 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped 1 jalapeño, thinly sliced, seeds removed 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes 1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes, with […]

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Our kitchen is done and I can’t wait to show you! Here’s the BEFORE if you don’t know what I’m talking about. Yesterday I spent all day putting things away. It almost felt like we moved and we were unpacking. I traveled to the grocery store to fill up our cabinets with essentials for the week, hoping to escape the wrath of the Patriots game. Ugh. But I came home with the ingredients to make this Turkey White Bean Chili and somehow it lessened the blow.

 

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Chili is just an excuse to eat alllllllll the toppings.  I love them all.

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This chili will only get better as days go on. For day one, I was super impressed. If you like hearty, spicy chili, this recipe is for you. Now if you need me, I’ll be sitting here staring at my kitchen cabinets.

Let’s gather our ingredients.

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Here’s our spice blend.

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I’m a chopping machine.

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Onions, garlic & jalapeños get sautéed. We want the onions to be translucent.

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Spices go in.

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Turkey goes in and gets browned.

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We’re ready for our closeup!

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Tomatoes, green chiles, beans & chicken broth.

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Simmer on the stove for about 30 minutes. Add in cilantro.

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Stir. MMMM.

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Topping party!

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Spoon the chili into bowls.

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TOP TOP TOP.

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I’m going to take this into the other room and chow down.

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Perhaps you’ll make this for the Superbowl?

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Turkey White Bean Chili

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makes 4-6 servings

  • 1 1lb. ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, thinly sliced, seeds removed
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • 1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes, with sauce
  • 1 4 oz. can green chiles
  • 2 15oz. cans white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 32 oz. chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro, plus more for serving
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • hot sauce, for serving
  • shredded cheddar, for serving
  • sour cream, for serving
  • lime wedges, for serving
  • corn chips, for serving

 

In a large pot sauté onions, garlic and jalapeño in olive oil over medium high heat until onions become translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in cumin, paprika, oregano, and red pepper flakes. Add ground turkey and break up into small pieces with a spoon. Stir occasionally and cook until turkey is no longer pink, about 4-5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, green chiles, white beans and chicken broth to the turkey onion mixture. Season with salt & pepper and simmer for about 30 minutes to let the flavors develop. Add hot sauce and additional salt & pepper if needed. Serve hot with shredded cheese, sour cream, hot sauce, lime wedges and corn chips.

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Toast 12 Ways http://www.shutterbean.com/2016/toast-12-ways/ http://www.shutterbean.com/2016/toast-12-ways/#comments Thu, 21 Jan 2016 08:00:00 +0000 http://www.shutterbean.com/?p=38213 I’ve been on a toast kick over the past 3 months. It’s probably because I love toast. It has never ever failed me, and to this I am grateful.  Today I partnered with Dave’s Killer Bread who makes the best sandwich bread to show you some of my favorite ways to eat toast. Let’s start this Toast Party, […]

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I’ve been on a toast kick over the past 3 months. It’s probably because I love toast. It has never ever failed me, and to this I am grateful.  Today I partnered with Dave’s Killer Bread who makes the best sandwich bread to show you some of my favorite ways to eat toast. Let’s start this Toast Party, shall we?

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For this Toast 12 Ways post, I used Dave’s Killer Bread 21 Whole Grains & Seeds Thin-Sliced!  I appreciate thin sliced toast. Means I can eat more, right? 😉  At home, we always toast our bread using a panini press because it makes THE BEST toast.  It’s crunchy, crispy with perfectly placed grill marks- just the way I like it.

Let’s toast!

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CINNAMON ROLL TOAST

A good smear of coconut butter with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar on top followed with a few raisins and you’re faking a cinnamon roll situation. One of my personal favorites!

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DRIED APRICOT BLUE CHEESE WALNUT TOAST

Chopped dried apricots mixed with toasted walnuts, blue cheese crumbles and a drizzle of balsamic glaze makes for a sweet/savory toast. One slice and you’re good to go.

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SPICY TUNA MELT TOAST

Spread your favorite tuna salad on top of the toasted bread. Pile shredded cheese on top of the tuna salad and broil the open-faced sandwich in the oven until cheese has melted. Finish with hot sauce for a Spicy Tuna Melt.

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SUNFLOWER SEED BUTTER BANANA TOAST

Sunflower seed butter is spread evenly on top of your toast. Slices of bananas get nestled in the seed butter. With Dave’s Killer Bread, you’ll love all the seeds in the bread with this combo. It’s crunchy goodness. Sometimes I sprinkle cinnamon on top…

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PESTO FRIED EGG CHEDDAR TOAST

Fry an egg.  Lay down shredded cheese on top of your toast. Place egg on top of cheese so it melts. Drizzle with fresh pesto. Grab a fork. This is a deliciously messy toast!

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CINNAMON SUGAR BANANA TOAST

Smear toast with salted butter. Top with cinnamon sugar. Take a torch and burn the cinnamon sugar. Now add sliced bananas on top. Sprinkle with more cinnamon sugar and torch that too. It’s like cinnamon toast meets banana meets creme brûlée.

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TUNA WHITE BEAN SALAD TOAST

Tuna White Bean salad with arugula and a balsamic drizzle. This is one of my favorites! I added chopped red pepper for crunch and color.

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APRICOT JAM GOAT CHEESE ARUGULA TOAST

Spread goat cheese (or creme fraiche!) on top of your toast. Add a generous dollop of apricot jam (fig jam would be awesome too!). A few sprigs of peppery arugula balances out the sweet/tangy profile.

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PESTO AVOCADO TOAST

Smash avocado into your toast with a fork. Sprinkle with sea salt & pepper. Spread pesto on top. I could have this everyday for the rest of my life. Sometimes I put hot sauce on there.

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Take your favorite hummus. Spread it on the toast. Add thin slices of cucumber on top. Drizzle the top with sesame oil and top with salt, pepper and toasted sesame seeds. DEELISH.

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PICKLED BEETS GOAT CHEESE ARUGULA TOAST

Goat cheese is spread on top of the toast. A few arugula leaves for color. Pickled beets are sliced and nestled on top. It’s like my favorite salad on top of toast!

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CHERRY ALMOND TOAST

Mix a few drops of almond extract in cream cheese. Spread it on top of your toast. Top with slivered almonds and syrupy cherries. Your brain will think it’s a pastry!

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One of the reasons I partnered with Dave’s Killer Bread (besides them being my favorite seedy sandwich bread) is that I really love that there’s so much more to their company than their amazing bread. The story of co-funder Dave Dahl is an inspirational one.

See for yourself:

They do important work by helping support ex-felons who are dedicated to changing their lives around. They thoroughly believe in the power of second chances and I totally respect that! You can read more about their Second Chance Project/Foundation here.

I hope this post inspires you to up your toast game! Enjoy :)

This post was produced in partnership with Dave’s Killer Bread. As always, all opinions are my own.

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Baked Spaghetti with Meat Sauce http://www.shutterbean.com/2016/baked-spaghetti-with-meat-sauce/ http://www.shutterbean.com/2016/baked-spaghetti-with-meat-sauce/#comments Wed, 13 Jan 2016 08:00:39 +0000 http://www.shutterbean.com/?p=38119 Baked Spaghetti with Meat Sauce serves 6 1 lb. spaghetti 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 lb. ground beef 1/2  medium onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped pinch red pepper flakes 4 cups marinara sauce 1 cup shredded mozzarella 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese parsley, for topping Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9 x 13 baking […]

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There was this one time when Cooper was about 3 and I didn’t let him get up from the table until he had a bite of spaghetti. It was a spaghetti recipe a lot like this one….meaty/cheesy goodness.  There was one small bite wrapped up around his teeny tiny kid fork.  At the 20 minute mark (he’s stubborn/there might have been tears), he told me he had to go to the bathroom and I said he could do so when he took a bite. I thought it was that simple.

Sidenote—

I MEAN JUST TAKE A BITE. IT’S NOT GONNA KILL YOU, CHILD.

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He still wouldn’t and then he just went to the bathroom….right there in his kid chair at the table. Like….all over the place. It was one of those out of body experiences. Mixed emotions. Feelings of guilt/bewilderment/utter confusion. What just happened???  I mean,  when I was a kid my parents had to STOP us from eating our third helping of pasta…

All of this over pasta….

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Stillllllllll not a pasta fan… but that doesn’t stop Casey and I from eating it on occasion. I had a craving for meaty pasta smothered with melted/crispy cheese on Sunday night. The weather was begging for it.

I know I’m not reinventing the wheel here. You probably already have a spaghetti situation in your life. BUT, let me tell you that when you twirl the pasta into little nests, cover them in cheese and bake them, it makes for an incredible dinner. Making the pasta into little mounds makes it really easy to spoon out and serve too!

Let’s gather our ingredients:   You won't believe how simple this Baked Spaghetti with Meat Sauce recipe is. Check it out on Shutterbean.com!

Onions soften in olive oil.

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Ground beef added.

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Browned and then garlic and red pepper go in.

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Marinara time!

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Sauce meets pasta.

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Spray a baking pan!

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Half the spaghetti goes in. Make mounds!

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Top with half of the cheeses.

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Rest of the pasta goes on top. More twirling!

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Ready for the oven with MORE CHEESE.

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WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT.

You won't believe how simple this Baked Spaghetti with Meat Sauce recipe is. Check it out on Shutterbean.com!

Don’t mind if I do…..

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Parsley makes everything pretty.

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That’s it! Baked Spaghetti with Meat Sauce!

For more pasta recipes check out my:

Zucchini Noodles with Sausage

Sausage & Kale Stuffed Shells

Tomato & Artichoke Penne

Peas & Shells Alfredo

Rigatoni with Marinara & Ricotta

Angel Hair Pasta with Chile Lemon & Arugula

 

Baked Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

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serves 6

  • 1 lb. spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2  medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 4 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • parsley, for topping

Preheat oven to 350F.

Spray a 9 x 13 baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Add ground beef to the skillet and cook, breaking up with a spoon until meat is thoroughly cooked, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and red pepper flakes to the meat mixture and cook for another 2 minutes. Slowly stir in the marinara and continue to simmer on low for another 10-15 minutes.

Meanwhile, boil water in a large pot over high heat. Cook spaghetti according to package instructions. Drain, and return to pan. Slowly incorporate sauce into the pasta and stir until well combined.

Transfer half of the spaghetti into the prepared baking dish. With a large fork, twirl pasta into 6 equal sized mounds. Make a little well at the top of each mound and sprinkle top with half of the Parmesan and mozzarella. Add the rest of the spaghetti, continuing the same process as before. Top with cheeses and any leftover sauce. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Turn the oven to Broil and cook pasta for another 3-5 minutes, or until some of the cheese starts to crisp.  Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve warm.

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Meal Prep: Week 1 http://www.shutterbean.com/2016/meal-prep-week-1/ http://www.shutterbean.com/2016/meal-prep-week-1/#comments Mon, 11 Jan 2016 08:00:23 +0000 http://www.shutterbean.com/?p=38096 Shutterbean Meal Prep – Week 1! We’ll see how often I can do this/keep it up BUT I wanted a place to put all of my meal prep stuff, so here we are. I’d like to talk about the things I learned each week I do meal prep (like…what’s realistic for our family and what’s […]

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Shutterbean Meal Prep – Week 1!

We’ll see how often I can do this/keep it up BUT I wanted a place to put all of my meal prep stuff, so here we are. I’d like to talk about the things I learned each week I do meal prep (like…what’s realistic for our family and what’s not). Chances are I won’t be doing meal prep EVERY single week, but at least I have something motivating me to keep up the routine I love so much.

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THIS WEEK’S MEAL PREP:

  • 4 salads
  • chorizo tortilla soup
  • batch of brownies (I used Trader Joe’s GF brownie mix)
  • tuna salad for sandwiches + salads
  • cooked potatoes (in microwave) for hashes
  • wrapped up bananas in foil for the freezer
  • a bowl of almonds + raisins for snacking
  • chorizo spinach + quinoa saute
  • lettuce washed for sandwiches + salads
  • carrots + cucumbers for snacks
  • sliced oranges for snacks

MEAL PREP IN ACTION:

Chorizo Tortilla Soup for dinner with tortilla chips, cheese, sour cream, hot sauce & cilantro. I made up the recipe on the fly and ended up freezing most of it in single serving containers. There’s only so many times Casey is cool with eating soup for dinner; he’s not a huge soup fan like I am.  I plan on bringing some to work in the near future.

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Tuna salad for lunch at work.  Little did I know that Casey was going to get into the tuna salad while he was working from home. I planned to put a scoop on all the salads I made this week for extra protein. Womp womp. Here’s my lunch last Monday. It was goooood.

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Chorizo spinach quinoa with a fried egg + avocado for dinner.

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Chorizo spinach quinoa with scrambled egg, salsa, + sour cream for breakfast.

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Salad and toast for dinner. I added parmesan + tomatoes.

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This week I made roast beef for One Potato, so I used the leftovers with the cooked potatoes and made a hash for breakfast. I added onions & jalapeños and fried some eggs to go with.

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The Roast Beef hash leftovers for lunch with cut up avocado.

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OTHER NOTES:

We did really great with the snacks this week. There were no vegetables & fruit left at the end of the week. We did have a few leftover brownies (what?!) so I wrapped a few up and popped them in the freezer for future late night cravings. I would have prepped a little bit more if I didn’t have a few photo shoots this week. Our fridge was kinda packed, so what I did prep helped filled in the gaps for the week.

Hope this inspires you to do some meal prep this week.

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