Whenever I want to write about dinner recipes my dilemma is "should I go vegetarian? Should I do meat? If I do meat--what kind?" My husband said to write venison recipes---good idea---we'll save that for another time! Decisions, decisions.
Now you are able to have some fun. You want to make one of those best beef meatballs recipes? No problem. You are already half way there. Whilst your meat is browning, simply defrost the onions and then add them along with the other ingredients. You have the beginning of Chili con carne, a Beef and Noodle Casserole or a slow cooker meatballs Goulash.
I thought why not have something Mexican tasting. I had my son get the potatoes augratin out of the cabinet the tomatoes with the green chile's and I started following the directions on the boxes. I prepared potatoes, then I added the tomatoes, cut up a green bell pepper. I found some pork meatballs in the freezer and browned it and added it to the mixture.
For example, the box shows a pizza that is loaded with toppings. The pizza we had was practically bare. There was plenty of pepperoni but there was hardly any sausage or peppers on it. In fact, I had a couple slices that were pretty much nothing but cheese and italian meatballs. And, the sauce made up the majority of that.
Lastly, don't forget to do like grandma. Always have slow cooker recipes pork and/or chicken stock in your cupboards. You can always throw together a hearty vegetable soup with almost any canned or fresh vegetable you have in the house. Add a meat choice to it, season to taste and you have an easy and economical meal.