Welcome to Beginner Cook

Hi! I'm Jude. My website will help the Beginner Cook learn Cooking skills, provide recipes and suggest meal planning strategies. New cooks don't know everything. Not hardly. I have learned, the hard way many times, how to cook and plan meals. Please feel free to ask questions or make suggestions in the posts on this site. I'm here to help you.

My Favorite Recipes

Creamed Beef Potato

Creamed Ground Beef over Potato

  Print Creamed Ground Beef over Potato Author: Jude Wright Recipe type: Beef Serves: 4 Ingredients ½ cup sliced onions 1 pound lean ground beef 3 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons flour 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon pepper 2 cups milk for baked potatoes Instructions Brown onions and ground beef in large skillet. Season with salt and pepper […]

italian salad

Italian Hamburger Salad

  Print Italian Hamburger Salad Serves: 4 Prep time:  10 mins Total time:  10 mins Ingredients ½ pound lean ground beef ½ onion, chopped 4 cups romain bagged salad mix 1 can red kidney beans 1 tomato, chopped ¼ cup Italian salad dressing 2 tablespoons shredded mozzarella cheese Instructions Brown together ground beef and chopped onion. […]

Tequila Lime Shredded Beef Tacos Plain-5

Tequila Lime Beef Tacos

  Print Tequila Lime Beef Tacos Author: Jude Wright Ingredients 1 – 3 or 4 pound chuck roast (shoulder cut) 3 TBSP oil Salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, cumin – lightly sprinkled over roast 1 – 4oz can mild diced green chiles 1 – 14.5oz Aldi’s Happy Harvest Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes […]

Plain Baked Cheddar Chicken-5

Baked Cheddar Chicken

I love this Baked Cheddar Chicken dish. It’s quite easy to make and super delicious! Print Baked Cheddar Chicken Author: Jude Wright Ingredients 4 large chicken breasts, cut into large chunks 1 cup of crushed cheese-its 1 cup of crushed saltines ½ cup panko bread crumbs 1 egg ½ cup milk 2 cups shredded cheddar […]

Try Something New

Time Saving for Weekly Meals

For busy families, weekday meals can be chaotic. Breakfasts are often consumed on the go. And preparing lunches and dinners is darned near impossible. Yet it is possible to prepare healthy and budget friendly meals without spending hours in the kitchen every day. The following __ tips will help you save time each week.

7 Tips for Weekly Meal Planning

What’s for dinner tonight? Haven’t got a clue? Well, meal planning makes it easy to know what’s for dinner tonight and every night of the week.