Beans and Franks

Get kid-friendly with this homemade favorite! Beans and Franks is well-loved by kids far and wide, and this baked version adds a depth of flavor not found in stovetop recipes.

Slow Cooker Beef and Mushrooms

Slow cooker recipes are a great way to make a low stress dinner at home. It shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes to put the ingredients for this flavorful dish into the slow cooker in the morning, and when you get home all you need to do is cook the egg noodles and heat up a side or throw a salad together for a full meal.

Easy Homemade Sloppy Joes

Although it is easy to buy Sloppy Joe sauce in a can, this homemade version is tastier and easy to make. If you are implementing planned leftovers, try using the leftovers on Sloppy Joe Pizza. Menus4Moms is a big advocate of bulking cooking meat for the freezer to make dinnertime prep easier. Instead of cooking one pound of ground beef each time you need it, try buying five pounds at a time and browning it all at once.

Italian Flank Steak

Not only is prep quick and easy for this marinated roast, but it is a good way to plan leftovers and use the remaining meat in a dish like Beef with Broccoli.

Beef with Broccoli

This quick stir fry is a perfect meal to make with leftover London broil, flank steak, skirt steak, or other firm cut of roast. Planned leftovers are a great way to cut your prep time while reducing food waste.

Swedish Meatballs

This quick and easy stovetop meal uses few ingredients and goes from prep to table in 20 minutes. You can buy frozen meatballs from the grocery store, or if you prefer to make your own, we have a bulk meatball recipe that is perfect for cooking ahead.

Taco Bar

Tacos are a quick and easy meal that can be made traditional style with ground beef, or can be updated with chicken, shrimp, or even beans based on your preferences and what you have on hand. Cook and season the meat, then serve with all of the condiments taco bar style so that each person can make their own.

Roast Beef Picante

Most of the time needed for this roast beef recipe is to marinate it, which makes it the perfect meal to prep in the morning and when you are ready to prepare for dinner, it can go in the oven while you get side dishes ready. It is flavorful without time-consuming prep work.

Sweet and Sour Meatballs with Rice

Sweet and sour meatballs are quick and easy when using frozen meatballs. This sweet and sour meatballs with rice recipe is good for a quick weeknight meal.

Crockpot London Broil

This easy crockpot London broil recipe is tender and delicious! It can be started in the morning and ignored all day until you are ready to eat. If you’d like gravy, prepare it with the drippings just before serving, or use the drippings for an au jus for dipping.

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