Sweet Potato Chili con Carne with Pinto Beans

Sweet Potato Chili

Do you ever wonder what you can do with sweet potatoes?

Can you imagine sweet potato chili?

A lot of people, some of them in my own family, would rather go hungry than eat sweet potatoes.

But, due to a medical problem I was recently diagnosed with, they are getting only what I can cook and eat for myself… poor babies.

So, it’s out with the old standbys like white potatoes, rice, and GF pasta. And, in with the new like…

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Gluten-Free Braised Beef au Jus in the Skillet

Braised Beef , Gluten-Free, Paleo or Low Carb

Braised round steak is a stick-to-your-ribs kind of meal that will fill up hungry teenagers and satisfy even the most die-hard meat-and-potatoes lover. It can be served “au jus” or with a thickened gravy.

My mom taught me to cook this is braised beef round steak. In fact, it’s one of my earliest childhood memories.

The recipe that my mother taught me survived conversion to gluten-free in 2000, when I was forced to go gluten-free by my celiac disease. And, it remained a family favorite ever since.

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Gluten-Free Moussaka Hot from the Oven, Ready to Eat

Golden-Topped Gluten-Free Moussaka

Here is a delicious meal that has more than meets the eye. Each forkful of this gluten-free casserole is rich, flavorful and saucy, and more than that, it’s also full of veggies and healthy stuff, too.

Vegetables are wonderful… I love them. But some of my family members are hard to convince that they’re worth eating… especially eggplant!

However, that is not a problem with this moussaka. It looks good, it tastes good and everyone at my dinner table has always liked it, even though it’s full of meat plus eggplant, onion, potatoes, mushrooms and tomatoes.

Just for the record, I have found…

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Gluten-Free Carne Guisada

Tender chunks of meat, spices and flavorful vegetables braised together make a fragrant Mexican version of beef stew called Carne Guisada.

The flavors of Carne Guisada are ideal for a simple family dinner. My husband likes it on the mild side, and I kick it up with extra Pico de Gallo or Salsa on mine.

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Cheeseburger Casserole Hot from the Oven

Cheeseburger Casserole

This gluten-free Cheeseburger Casserole is very easy to make and it’s big on taste, too! And, my family thinks it’s terrific!

The ingredients used in this recipe are staples in my kitchen, so I can almost always make this in a pinch.

The simple seasonings can be whatever I like on my cheeseburger…

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Gluten-Free Corned Beef Hash with Cabbage, Green Peppers and Onion

Gluten-Free Corned Beef Hash Skillet Is an Easy Meal

Gluten-free corned beef hash is an easy 30 minute meal. The cabbage and other vegetables add variety and nutrition and make a complete meal in a skillet.

It’s an ideal dinner recipe to cook on a busy weeknight that will have your family coming back for more.

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6. Carved and Ready to Serve

Mediterranean Beef Rump Roast in the Slow Cooker

I made the most delicious, gluten-free beef rump roast braised in my slow cooker the other day. It was lean and flavorful and it sliced easily so it was easy to serve. The juices were fragrant with the Mediterranean seasoning and the savory vegetables. And, to top it all off, the sandwiches that I will make from the leftovers will be wonderful… We’ve had this before… Many times!

When I did thicken the juices to make a gluten-free gravy the way my husband likes it, we really enjoyed it. I used sweet rice flour for thickening this time. But, arrowroot powder or potato starch flour would work too if you’re cooking paleo.

A little while before serving time, I stirred the thickener into some of the juices and then stirred that back into the crockpot. It made such an easy gravy! There was plenty of flavor in the juices, so without any thickening it would still be excellent if you are on a low-carb diet.

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