Category: LUNCH

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Easy Tuna Pizza

This tasty and easy tuna pizza is amazing all year round. You may make your own dough, use store-bought or perhaps tortilla. Whatever you choose it is absolutely amazing. With this recipe, I am entering Tonnino Tuna Recipe Challange. After debating for a few weeks…

Easy Fisherman Pie

Easy Fisherman Pie

Much like a cottage or shepherd’s pie, my easy fisherman pie is one amazing meal that you must try. What is the difference you ask? Well, this easy fisherman pie recipe is made with fish instead. We absolutely love this for our Friday supper or…

Creamy Spinach Puff Pastry

Creamy Spinach Puff Pastry

Creamy Spinach Puff Pastry

I have been playing with some really easy recipes lately just like this tasty creamy spinach puff pastry.

I don’t think that we need to spend hours in the kitchen unless it is Thanksgiving, of course. However, even then I do not cook all day. It is all in preparation.

Anyhow, this creamy spinach puff pastry is extremely easy. I have been adding different toppings, which some those recipes are coming soon.

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Creamy Spinach Puff Pastry

Well, the point of my blog is simple and easy, so you cannot get any simpler than this. Don’t you agree? I just love simple recipes like this.

My family really enjoyed this one. You can totally serve it as an appetizer or with chicken or tofu if you are vegetarian. You can serve it with pasta or bring it to a potluck, just make sure to bake a lot. (haha)

To cut the story short, I really hope you bake this soon. As you can see, it is an incredibly easy recipe yet delicious.

Creamy Spinach Puff Pastry Recipe

You can totally double the recipe if you appreciate this kind of food. In addition, you can add desired toppings; toss sauteed sausage, in-season roasted vegetables, crack an egg on top and voila. Amazing!

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Creamy Spinach Puff Pastry Recipe
Yield: Serves 4

Creamy Spinach Puff Pastry

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

Easy recipe for a tasty Creamy Spinach Puff Pastry.

Ingredients

  • 1 Sheet Puff Pastry
  • 1 pack Cream of Spinach, slightly defrosted
  • 4 tablespoons Creme Fraiche
  • Pinch of Kosher Salt and Ground Black Pepper
  • A drizzle of Olive Oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (190C)
  2. Thaw your frozen puff pastry, preferably in the fridge, overnight.
  3. Unfold your pastry only when fully thawed.
  4. Flour your work surface and your rolling pin. Use restraint with your rolling pin and just slightly roll.
  5. Add Creme Fraiche on the top of the pastry then slightly fold ends of the pastry, as shown on the pic. If you do not have Creme Fraiche, check notes below.
  6. Meanwhile, defrost cream of spinach, but only half way. I like using a bag one that you can steam. I steam it half way, just enough for me to crumble on top of the Creme Fraiche.
  7. Bake between 15 and 17 minutes, depending on your oven. Pastry needs to be golden and cream and spinach bubbly.
  8. Take it out and allow it to cool down for a minute or two before slicing.

Notes

Easy Creme Fraiche Substitute:

  1. Mix 1 cup heavy cream and 1/4 cup whole milk sour cream together.
  2. I like mixing it n the jar or a container with fitted lid but you can pour the mixture into a jar as well, cover and let stand in a warm place for about 8 hours.
  3. Then stir and refrigerate for 24 hours before serving.
  4. It will have buttery taste just like Creme Fraiche.
  • Also, I made this pastry before with room temperature cream cheese. If you do not have Creme Fraiche and don't feel like making your own just use cream cheese. For one Puff pastry sheet I use about 1/4-1/2 block of Room Temperature cream cheese. When it is room temp it sis easier to spread.

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Beef Taco Tortilla Bowls

Beef Taco Tortilla Bowls

Beef Taco Tortilla Bowls

I love Mexican cuisine as much as Tex-Mex food. I mean, who would say no, right?! A bit of Texas with a bit of Mexico and you get an amazing combo bursting with flavor.

These beef taco bowls are just incredibly tasty. You can make it more spicy or mild. It is all how you prefer your food, that is why you have to taste.

Add a pinch of this and that until you reach your preference. I always say you can add more seasoning later, so add just a pinch or two and taste.

Beef Taco Tortilla Bowls

I love spicy food as well as my children but my husband does not. Well, he likes it a little, but not much.

I really hope that you all like this easy recipe. You can modify this one to meet your lifestyle requirements, such as low carb.

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I love serving this beef over cauliflower rice or in low carb tortillas, as well as making my lunch box into this amazing taco salad.

Beef Taco Tortilla Bowls

My family absolutely love this type of meals. Usually they add refried beans or even chili beans. Such a comfort food that most people just love, and it is really simople to prep.

You can even prep ahead, refrgirate and serve later. It is as simple as it sounds.

Beef Taco Tortilla Bowls
Yield: 4 Servings

Beef Taco Tortilla Bowls

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This tasty Beef taco recipe is the closest to classic Tex-Mex Style version of tacos. It is easy and very delicious.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound (453g) Ground Beef 80/20
  • 1 tablespoon Onion powder
  • 1/4 tablespoon Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon Chili powder (close to 2 teaspoons), or to please your taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon Adobo Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Tomato Sauce
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste

TOPPING OPTION:

  • Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • Tomatoes, diced
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Red Onion, diced
  • Parsley or cilantro, chopped
  • FRESH or pickled Jalapenos
  • Sour Cream
  • Guacamole or plain Avocado
  • Taco Tortilla Bowls, shells or soft tortillas

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, brown ground beef sprinkled with seasonings over medium heat.
  2. Remove as much grease as possible then stir in adobo and tomato sauce and lastly season with salt and ground black pepper to taste. Simmer over low heat for additional 5 minutes.
  3. Serve immediately and with desired toppings.

Notes

You may serve beef in soft tortillas, taco shells or taco bowls.

Toppings are up to you. 

If you do not eat tortillas, you can serve this beef over rice or cauliflower rice. Or use Low Carb Tortillas

You may add beans or even refried beans.

You may even make your own bowls. Check out my Amazon Store for more details.

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Lemon Herb Grilled Salmon

Lemon Herb Grilled Salmon

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Beef and Sauce Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Boats

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You cannot get a meal more simple than these Beef and Sauce Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Boats. Yes, it does take some time until the squash is cooked but that is pretty much it. My husband and I devoured this one. Even though I did not…

Meatball Marinara Sub

Meatball Marinara Sub

Meatball Marinara Sub

When I look at this Meatball Marinara Sandwich or a Sub, I would just say “Hello, Gorgeous”

It looks absolutely mouthwatering and it tastes as you would expect, outstanding! My family loves a good sandwich and this one is one their favorite. I cannot run from the fact that we are just sandwich family.

With that being said, I worked really hard to perfect many to be lip-smacking delicious.

Check my amazing Sandwich, Sliders and Wrap Ideas

Meatball Marinara Sub

Most importantly, if you do not eat pork, you may use higher fat in beef. I just use pork because it keeps meatballs taste great, but you can totally omit and use more ground beef.

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Meatball Marinara Sub
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Meatball Marinara Sub

Meatball Marinara Sub

Serves 4 to 5, depending on the size of the meatballs.

Course Brunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword beef, sandwich, brunch, dinner, lunch
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 to 5 servings
Author Sandra | Sandra’s Easy Cooking

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground Beef 85/15 fat
  • 1 pound Ground Pork
  • 1/2 Medium Onion minced
  • 3 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 2 ounces grated Parmigiano-Reggiano grated
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh Parsley leaves minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large Egg Yolks
  • 1/4 cup Plain Breadcrumbs
  • 2 jars Marinara Sauce get good quality or make your own, recipe below.

Homemade Marinara Sauce:

  • 2 cans 15 oz each of Skinless Tomatoes
  • 1/2 tablespoon Italian herb blend
  • 4 cloves of crushed and minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Onion Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon EVOO

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients for meatballs and mix very well with your hands. If you do not like touching meat then use kitchen gloves. You can do this overnight and make them the next day.
  2. Preheat the oven on 375 F (190C)

  3. Make meatballs. Oil your hands, you can form them easily. I use about 2 tablespoons of the meat mixture and roll between my palms.

  4. Place all the meatballs in the baking pan and bake for 20 minutes or until they are brown on all sides. You can also turn them few times to make sure they are getting that nice crunchy brown color on all sides.

  5. You do not have to oil the baking pan, extra fat from the meatballs will come out even though they are very low in fat, some of it will still come out.
  6. Once they are done, put them on the paper towel and cover either with the lid or extra paper towels.
  7. Add meatballs in the pot with Marinara Sauce, turn the heat on simmer and allow all the flavors to marry for about 15 minutes.

How to make Marinara Sauce

  1. Turn the heat to medium-high and combine all the ingredients, until heated through them turn the stove temperature down.
  2. Add about 1/3 cup of water and allow it to simmer for about 15 minutes with a lid on.
  3. Stir everything, then transfer to heat safe food processor or a blender.
  4. Put it back in the pot and heat until bubbles, about 10 minutes or so. Turn off the heat, cover and wait until ready to be used. You do not have to add meatballs in the sauce, but they taste so much better if they simmer in the sauce for a bit.

Recipe Notes

Note If you do not eat pork omit, of course. You may use higher fat content in ground beef. Also, use more beef since you are omitting pork.

You may use any sub or sandwich bread that you prefer.

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