Five Ingredients or Less

Easy Beef Goulash Recipe

by Jody Smith on February 17, 2014

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This Easy Beef Goulash recipe is perfect for cold nights, it is simple and a quick dish to make but doesn’t lack flavor- a classic dish with many variations that has been around for years.   It is made with only 5 basic ingredients that are pantry staples for most of us, and requires only one pot to make- I for one will do anything to avoid a sink full of dishes! This freezes and reheat great for an even quicker dinner at a later date, and is a great inexpensive recipe to make for a big crowd. Serve with a side of bread and green beans for a complete and filling meal.

Ingredients:

 1 lb. ground beef

2 ½  cups uncooked Elbow noodles

2-28 oz.  cans crushed tomatoes

1 ½ tsp. Garlic salt

1 tsp. Italian seasoning

Salt and Pepper to taste.

 Directions:

In a large saucepan over medium-high heat boil noodles for 7-9 minutes or until tender.

Drain noodles in a strainer and set aside.

In the same pan -brown ground beef until cooked throughout.

Drain any excess grease out of pan.

Turn heat down to low.

Return noodles to pan.

Stir in crushed tomatoes, garlic salt, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.

Allow to simmer for 10 minutes to heat throughout.

Serve and Enjoy!

To add a little topping to your dish try; sour cream, scallions, and shredded cheese.

 

 

Easy Beef Goulash Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4-6
 
1 lb. ground beef 2 ½ cups uncooked Elbow noodles 2-28 oz. cans crushed tomatoes 1 ½ tsp. Garlic salt 1 tsp. Italian seasoning Salt and Pepper to taste.
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 ½ cups uncooked Elbow noodles
  • 2-28 oz. cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 ½ tsp. Garlic salt
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • Salt and Pepper to taste.
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat boil noodles for 7-9 minutes or until tender.
  2. Drain noodles in a strainer and set aside.
  3. In the same pan -brown ground beef until cooked throughout.
  4. Drain any excess grease out of pan.
  5. Turn heat down to low.
  6. Return noodles to pan.
  7. Stir in crushed tomatoes, garlic salt, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
  8. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes to heat throughout.
  9. Serve and Enjoy!
  10. To add a little topping to your dish try; sour cream, scallions, and shredded cheese.

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Easy Chicken Teriyaki Recipe

by Jody Smith on February 24, 2014

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I love Chinese Food but it is SO unhealthy.  Anytime I can make it at home where I control the ingredients (and fat) I always try.  That’s why I was thrilled with this yummy Easy Chicken Teriyaki Recipe.  

Ingredients

1 lb. skinless, boneless chicken breasts

¾ cup soy sauce

¼ cup honey

1  tsp. ground Ginger

1 Tbsp. Sesame or vegetable oil

Directions:

Use a sharp knife to cut chicken into small bite size pieces, ½ “x ½ ” is a good size.

In a small saucepan combine soy sauce and honey over medium heat and simmer until honey is completely dissolved, stirring constantly.  Add ginger and stir until combined. Set sauce aside.

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Heat oil in a large frying pan over high heat, then add the chicken and cook for about 3-4 minutes, turn chicken over  and cook another 3 minutes on the opposite side.

chicken teriyaki

Reduce to medium heat, drizzle Teriyaki sauce all over chicken and stir to coat well, cook an additional 3-5 minutes, stirring well  until sauce thickens.

chicken teriyaki

Top with chopped scallions and serve over rice.

 

Easy Chicken Teriyaki Recipe
Author: 
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • ¾ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tsp. ground Ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. Sesame or vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. Use a sharp knife to cut chicken into small bite size pieces, ½ “x ½ ” is a good size.
  2. In a small saucepan combine soy sauce and honey over medium heat and simmer until honey is completely dissolved, stirring constantly. Add ginger and stir until combined. Set sauce aside.
  3. Heat oil in a large frying pan over high heat, then add the chicken and cook for about 3-4 minutes, turn chicken over and cook another 3 minutes on the opposite side.
  4. Reduce to medium heat, drizzle Teriyaki sauce all over chicken and stir to coat well, cook an additional 3-5 minutes, stirring well until sauce thickens.
  5. Top with chopped scallions and serve over rice.

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Easy Beef Pot Pie

by Jody Smith on March 17, 2014

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An incredibly easy and quick meal this Easy Beef Pot Pie is filling and delicious. Ideal for a busy weeknight, just a little bit of time and a few simple ingredients and a hearty, filling dinner is ready to put on the table.  Prepared in a cast iron skillet start to finish means there is only one pan to wash to keep the simplicity theme going.  This meal can easily be prepared ahead of time, just add biscuits when you are ready to pop it into the oven.

Ingredients:

1 lb. ground beef

1  8-10 count can biscuits

1 -14.5 oz. Can mixed vegetables

1 jar or can beef gravy

1 tsp. Garlic salt

salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°

Brown ground beef over medium heat until cooked through, drain excess fat if any.

Beef Pot Pie

Stir in mixed vegetables and gravy, stir to combine well.

Easy Beef Pot Pie

Add garlic salt, and salt and pepper.

Top meat filling with uncooked biscuits.

Easy Beef Pot Pie

Place pan in oven and cook for 8-10 minutes or until biscuit tops are golden brown.

Serve and Enjoy!

 Like this?  Check out this recipe for Easy Rosemary Chicken!

 

Easy Beef Pot Pie
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 8-10 count can biscuits
  • 1 -14.5 oz. Can mixed vegetables
  • 1 jar or can beef gravy
  • 1 tsp. Garlic salt
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Brown ground beef over medium heat until cooked through, drain excess fat if any.
  3. Stir in mixed vegetables and gravy, stir to combine well.
  4. Add garlic salt, and salt and pepper.
  5. Top meat filling with uncooked biscuits.
  6. Place pan in oven and cook for 8-10 minutes or until biscuit tops are golden brown.
  7. Serve and Enjoy!

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Easy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

by Jody Smith on April 14, 2014

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Easy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

These easy scalloped potatoes are easy to make and tastes anything but, even though its made from only 5 simple ingredients.  They are reminiscent of the flavorful and comforting dishes mom and grandma used to set on the table.  Perfect  alongside ham for an Easter side dish or for any other day.

Ingredients:

7-8 medium russet potatoes

2 1/2 cups whole milk

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

4 Tbsp. butter, diced

3 Tbsp. all- purpose flour.

garlic salt and pepper to taste

Easy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Coat 11×13 baking dish well with butter.

Easy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

Slice potatoes to 1/8″ to 1/4″ thickness.

Layer half the potatoes in bottom of pan.

Easy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

Top with half the shredded cheese.

Layer remaining potatoes in dish.

Top with remaining cheese.

Heat milk in microwave for 2 minutes, whisk in flour, salt and pepper.

Pour milk mixture over top of potatoes.

scallop potatoes

Spread diced butter pieces on top.

Bake for 45-60 minutes until top is golden brown and bubbling.

Be sure to check out this recipe for 5 ingredient chocolate chip cookies!

Easy Scalloped Potatoes
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 7-8 medium russet potatoes
  • 2½ cups whole milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 Tbsp. butter, diced
  • 3 Tbsp. all- purpose flour.
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Coat 11x13 baking dish well with butter.
  3. Slice potatoes to ⅛" to ¼" thickness.
  4. Layer half the potatoes in bottom of pan.
  5. Top with half the shredded cheese.
  6. Layer remaining potatoes in dish.
  7. Top with remaining cheese.
  8. Heat milk in microwave for 2 minutes, whisk in flour, salt and pepper.
  9. Pour milk mixture over top of potatoes.
  10. Spread diced butter pieces on top.
  11. Bake for 45-60 minutes until top is golden brown and bubbling
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Recipe For Salisbury Steak

by Jody Smith on May 19, 2014

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Recipe for Salisbury Steak

I used to love eating Salisbury Steak from the box in the frozen section, but as I have gotten older my tastes have changed and I would much rather have homemade over prepackaged any day.  But homemade oftentimes means a long list of ingredients and a lot of work.  But this Homemade Salisbury Steak truly is simple and quick to pull together- just 5 ingredients, less than 30 minutes start to finish, and dinner is ready to set on the table. Serve with mashed potatoes or butter noodles.

Ingredients:

1-1 1/2 lbs. of lean ground beef

1 egg

1 medium onion

1 10 1/2  oz. can of beef gravy

Pepper and garlic salt to taste

Recipe for Salisbury Steak

Directions:

Slice onion in half and then cut into strips.

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Philadelphia Cream Cheese Buffalo Dip

by Jody Smith on May 12, 2014

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Philadelphia Cream Cheese Buffalo Dip

This Philadelphia Cream Cheese Buffalo Dip recipe is creamy, rich, and just a little bit sassy.  A great way to amp up your veggie platters,  spice up your crackers, and rev up your plain drumettes.  It makes a perfect dish to bring to potlucks, parties, and work gatherings.

Ingredients:

8 oz. block cream cheese, softened

4-5 Tbsp. Buffalo sauce

3 Tbsp. butter

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1 tsp. celery salt

Directions:

Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.

Philadelphia Cream Cheese Buffalo Dip

Stir in cream cheese and mix until melted.

Add Buffalo sauce, mayonnaise, and celery salt stir to combine and remove from heat.

Philadelphia Cream Cheese Buffalo Dip

Can be made ahead of time, refrigerate and reheat to serve.

 Check out this Simple Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie Recipe!

Buffalo Cheese Dip Recipe
 
Ingredients
  • 8 oz. block cream cheese, softened
  • 4-5 Tbsp. Buffalo sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. celery salt
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Stir in cream cheese and mix until melted.
  3. Add Buffalo sauce, mayonnaise, and celery salt stir to combine and remove from heat.
  4. Serve with crackers, pretzels, or plain chicken drumettes.
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Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe Easy

by Jody Smith May 26, 2014 Five Ingredients or Less
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Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe Easy

This Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe is decadent and rich without being overly sweet, made with bittersweet chocolate it provides  just the right amount of sweetness.  While it looks difficult to make it is really simple with a hand or stand mixer. The cake remains moist [...]

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Healthy Beef Stir Fry

by Jody Smith May 17, 2014 Five Ingredients or Less
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Healthy Beef Stir Fry

This Healthy Beef Stir Fry makes for a quick meal, perfect for the end to a busy work day. This recipe is better than take out with far fewer unpronounceable additives, preservative, and who knows what else. Just  5 ingredients work together to [...]

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Easy Pasta Sauce Recipe

by Jody Smith June 16, 2014 Most Popular Posts
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Easy Pasta Sauce Recipe

While I am not above ready to go pasta sauce from a jar or can to top my pasta. Sometimes I want a more complex homemade flavor, but I do not want to spend hours cooking down fresh tomatoes. This is my compromise, it definitely  tastes [...]

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Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe

by Jody Smith June 23, 2014 Recipes
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Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe

Here is a simple and delicious Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe for delicious summer salads, pasta, or fresh tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella.   Easy and inexpensive you won’t want store bought vinaigrette dressing again! This recipe takes less than 5 minutes to make [...]

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Warm Spinach Salad With Bacon and Mushroom

by Jody Smith July 8, 2014 Five Ingredients or Less
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Warm Spinach Salad With Bacon and Mushroom

Fresh vegetables make a great accompaniment to summer dishes and are plentiful this time of year. Fresh spinach sautéed with bacon and fresh mushrooms makes an excellent side for any meal. Spinach picked up at the grocery store or [...]

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Lemon Sugar Cookie Recipe

by Jody Smith July 20, 2014 Five Ingredients or Less
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Lemon Sugar Cookie Recipe

Sometimes you want a treat that isn’t super heavy or that will make your spin head with sugar!   This Lemon Sugar Cookie Recipe fits the bill, just 5 simple ingredients, 1 bowl, and less than 20 minutes- you end up with a cookie that is light, crisp, and perfectly flavored.   Lightly [...]

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Easy Tropical Fruit Parfait (With Coconut Whipped Cream)

by Jody Smith June 9, 2014 Five Ingredients or Less

Indulge in some delicious flavors and  have dessert even if you are trying to eat healthy! This sweet and light dessert is a perfect way to cap off a meal or you can have it for a midday snack to curb unhealthier cravings.

Fresh tropical fruits layered with flaked coconut and delicious [...]

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Veggie Stir Fry Recipe

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Veggie Stir Fry Recipe

Stir Fry is a great choice for a quick and easy meal.  If you choose veggies that can also give you a great break on your grocery bill (meatless is often cheaper).

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Cookie Dough Brownie Recipe

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Cookie Dough Brownie Recipe

This semi-homemade recipe combines the best of 2 desserts- Cookie Dough and Brownies.  A double layered bar of delicious that will be gobbled up in a flash.

Double the recipe and bring a big pan of these Cookie Dough Brownies to the [...]

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