You may have noticed I skipped last week’s meal planning. It wasn’t that I didn’t do it, but I wanted to actually snap some pictures of the meals before I posted them to my blog. Then real life happened, and I forgot to snap pictures #blogfail.
This recipe is one of my mother in law’s and is a simple, delicious weeknight meal
Place sirloin steak in crock pot and pour Italian dressing on it (just to moisten the meat).
Sprinkle half of the ranch dressing seasoning packet on it and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours until meat falls apart.
Pull the meat apart after cooking and sprinkle au jus seasoning packet on it.
You can add the pepperoncini peppers (and some juice) to the meat if your family likes a bit of spice or allow people to put them on their individual sandwiches.
Assemble meat, cheese, and peppers on your hoagie buns. I usually toast my sandwich in the oven for just a bit to melt the cheese at this point.
This is also one of my mother in law’s recipes. Shout out to Sharon this week as I’m using all her recipes 🙂
1 lb hamburger meat
1 package manicotti noodles
8 oz mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup milk
3 moist slices of bread
24 oz cottage cheese
Prego meat sauce
Italian seasoning, salt & pepper
Cook noodles al dente for about 7-9 minutes.
Brown hamburger meat and season with salt and pepper. Drain grease and set aside.
In a large bowl combine 6 oz mozzarella cheese, 1/2 cup milk, 24 oz cottage cheese, 1 egg, and 3 slices of moist bread torn into tiny bits. (ok I know this sounds weird but wet your bread and then tear it apart into baby sized pieces. It helps keep the mixture together)
Season the cheese mixture with some Italian seasoning and salt & pepper and add hamburger meat to the mixture.
Drain noodles and let them cool
Next, spray a 9 x 13 Pyrex with cooking spray and lightly layer some sauce on the bottom of the pan.
Fully stuff each noodle with the mixture and lay in single layer in the pan. I always have noodles leftover which works out because some of the noodles will split and be “un-stuffable”
Pour the rest of the Prego sauce over the stuffed manicotti noodles and sprinkle with the leftover cheese. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
I served this meal with some fresh green beans and then forgot to take a picture.. Boo on me!
Who is BJ you might ask? Well BJ works with my dad and consequently, I used to work with him too in the summers during high school. He is the shipping manager up there, and he loves his pups, his country music, and republicans. And he makes a pretty manly stew that the fellows in my family all love.
Cook hamburger meat and chopped onion and drain off grease.
Combine all other ingredients in a slow cooker and mix well.
Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3-4 hours
I serve this with corn bread on the side or in your stew if you prefer.