Meal Plan for March 18-22, 2019

March 18-22, 2019: Beef and Guinness Stew over Mashed Potatoes, Cheddar Chicken Spaghetti, Swiss Hamburgers, Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken, Chipped Beef Gravy and Buttermilk Biscuits

Week 12

We are bringing out the Irish on Day 1 with Beef and Guinness Stew! I served this to some of my husband’s co-workers and a year later they are still talking about it. It’s easy to make and can be made with any stout beer, but we always use Guinness.
Dinner Meal Plan Archive

Day 1

  • Beef and Guinness Stew over Mashed Potatoes (Rate recipe)
  • Soda Bread

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

  • Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken (Rate recipe)
  • Angel Hair Pasta with Marinara
  • Spinach & Garlic Sautéed in Butter

Day 5

  • Chipped Beef Gravy (Rate recipe)
  • Buttermilk Biscuits
  • Fresh Fruit

Day 1 Dinner Menu

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Beef and Guinness Stew over mashed potatoes in a white bowl with a spoon and a sprig of thyme

Beef and Guinness Stew


  • Author: Mary Ann
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x

Description

This delicious Irish beef stew made with Guinness® stout beer is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day.


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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. beef stew meat, cut into 1” cubes
  • 4 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 3 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 11/2 11.2 oz. bottles Guinness® stout beer
  • 3 large carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme (or 1 sprig fresh thyme)
  • Prepared mashed potatoes

Instructions

Place beef cubes into a large bowl and drizzle with 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Mix well. In a separate dish, combine flour, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper; mix well. Sprinkle flour mixture over beef mixture and toss to coat. Heat remaining oil in a large fry pan or Dutch oven. Add beef and cook on medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until browned. Add chopped onions and minced garlic and cook until onions are tender-crisp. Add 1 bottle of stout beer to pan and stir, scraping any food from the bottom and sides of the pan. Add tomato paste and stir until well blended. Add carrots, thyme, and remaining stout beer. Cover and cook at a simmer for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally. Serve over mashed potatoes.

  • Category: stew
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Irish

Nutrition

  • Calories: 614

Keywords: beef stew, beef and guinness stew, guinness, stout, irish, stew, potatoes

Day 2 Dinner Menu

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Cheddar Chicken Spaghetti with parsley being scooped out with a pasta utensil

Cheddar Chicken Spaghetti


  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 (8 oz.) pkg. spaghetti, cooked according to directions
  • 2 cups chicken, cooked, cubed (from freezer)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 (10.45 oz.) can cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp pimientos, diced
  • 1 (4.5 oz.) can green chilies
  • 1 Tbsp tarragon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper

Instructions

Combine chicken, 1 cup cheese, soup, milk, pimientos, green chilies, tarragon, salt, and pepper. Add spaghetti and mix gently. Place mixture in a greased 13 x 9 x 2 baking dish and top with the remaining cheese. Bake uncovered at 350°F for 20-25 minutes or until heated through.

  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 299

Keywords: cheddar chicken spaghetti, cheddar chicken spaghetti casserole

Day 3 Dinner Menu

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Baked Swiss Hamburgers over rice garnished with parsley

Swiss Hamburgers


  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
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Ingredients

  • 6 frozen hamburger patties
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice

Instructions

Place frozen hamburger patties on an aluminum foil lined cookie sheet. Mix the remaining ingredients and pour over hamburger patties. Cover with foil. Bake at 325°F for 1 hour.

  • Method: Oven

Nutrition

  • Calories: 390

Keywords: swiss hamburgers, baked hamburgers

Day 4 Dinner Menu

  • Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken (Rate recipe)
  • Angel Hair Pasta with Marinara
  • Spinach & Garlic Sautéed in Butter
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Baked Chicken Parmesan drumsticks garnished with parsley

Baked Chicken Parmesan


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
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Ingredients

  • 3 lbs. chicken parts
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 1 clove garlic,  minced
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • non-stick cooking spray

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a skillet, sauté garlic in about 2 Tbsp of butter. Add remaining butter to pan. Dip chicken pieces into garlic butter. In a separate shallow dish, combine bread crumbs, cheese, oregano, pepper, and salt. Dredge chicken in bread crumb mixture. Place breaded chicken in lightly sprayed 9×13 baking pan and sprinkle remaining bread crumb mixture over top of chicken. Pour any remaining butter over the top of the chicken. Bake chicken for about 55 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.

  • Method: Oven

Nutrition

  • Calories: 538

Keywords: chicken parmesan, chicken drumsticks, baked chicken

Day 5 Dinner Menu

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Chipped Beef Gravy and Biscuits on a white plate

Chipped Beef Gravy


  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1(4.5 oz.) jar dried beef
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 4 Tbsp flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 tsp beef bouillon granules
  • dash hot sauce

Instructions

Soak the dried beef in a bowl of water to reduce the saltiness. Drain. Tear or cut beef into bite-sized pieces; set aside. Melt butter in a large skillet. Over medium heat, stir in flour and continue to cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Gradually add milk, a little at a time, stirring constantly with a whisk. After all milk has been added, add beef bouillon and hot sauce. Simmer over medium low heat, stirring frequently, until thick enough to pour over biscuits. Add beef and heat through. Serve over buttermilk biscuits or toast.

  • Method: Stovetop

Nutrition

  • Calories: 179

Keywords: chipped beef gravy, dried beef gravy, biscuits and gravy

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March 18-22, 2019: Beef and Guinness Stew over Mashed Potatoes, Cheddar Chicken Spaghetti, Swiss Hamburgers, Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken, Chipped Beef Gravy and Buttermilk Biscuits


About Mary Ann

Mary Ann Kelley has been creating meal plans online since the early 2000's, first as part of TheHomeSchoolMom's resources for busy moms and later on Menus4Moms. She loves planning/organizing and she loves to cook, so meal planning is a natural intersection of the two. Her goal for Menus4Moms is to help busy cooks to save time and money through planning ahead and becoming more efficient in the kitchen.

Mary Ann is the mother of two grown daughters and is married to a retired Marine. She lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching foreign television series, researching genealogy, and traveling.

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