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Cook Once, Feed the Family for Days

Three easy weekday meal plans for busy families

Published on: May 10, 2019

Cook Once, Feed the Family for Days

Brisket
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Slow cooker beef brisket by Life Is But A Dish

Brisket week

1. Slow cooker beef brisket

There are many great things about this slow cooker beef brisket from Life Is But A Dish: It’s easy to make (the slow cooker does all of the work for you), it’s easy on the wallet and it tastes even better the second (or third or fourth) day after it’s made. If you don’t have a slow cooker, don’t worry, this can be made in the oven, too. 

Core ingredients: brisket, onions, tomatoes, marinara sauce, shredded cheeses, garlic and beef broth

2. Italian roast beef sandwiches

Swap out the roast beef with your brisket in The Gunny Sack’s Italian roast beef sandwiches and buy a big jar of marinara sauce to use here and later in the week. Melt your favorite cheeses on top  — et voilà! —  dinner is served.

3. Shredded beef and bean tacos

Turn some of the brisket leftovers into tacos, mixed with black beans and spices for Meatloaf and Melodrama’s recipe. During prep day, chop some fresh tomatoes to add to your tacos and save some for dinner number four...
 
4. Pappardelle with leftover beef ragu

Everyone loves pasta, and with your leftover brisket, chopped onions, tomatoes and marinara sauce from the week’s prep, this recipe from Kids Eat by Shanai is a breeze. Top with any leftover shredded cheese (it doesn’t have to be Parmesan) and finish up your leftover ingredients from the week.

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