Nebraska Rancher Recipes

Straight off the farm, no fancy ingredients - just good down-home cooking. Hope you brought your appetite!

Sonja's Scooper Beef
Sonja Trenary - Arthur, NE

"I love our life of ranching, the peace and quiet and open spaces. But after the work is done, we like to gather together with family and friends, watch some Husker football and enjoy time together. This is one of my favorite party foods that’s easy to make and simple to serve!" – Sonja

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Scooper Beef

Hamburger Florentine Soup
Jana Jensen - Bingham, NE

"There are often busy days on the ranch when the whole family is involved, caring for the cattle. Hard work creates big appetites and this beefy soup is our go-to meal. I can throw this together in the slow cooker first thing in the morning and by noon, lunch is ready to be served. It’s low in calories, low in fat but yet hearty and flavorful." – Jana

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Hamburger Florentine Soup

Chili Salsa Beef
Karna Dam - Hooper, NE

"I love this recipe because it’s something different and it’s super easy to prepare. Our family eats a lot of beef so I try to find new and creative ways to include it in our meals. Sometimes I cut steaks into cubes but a package of stew meats works just as well. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!" – Karna Dam   

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Beef & Cheesy Shells
Shannon Peterson - Gothenburg, NE

"This is a recipe that’s been a staple in our house for as long as I can remember. I love how simple it is to make and yet hearty enough to feed our crew after a long day’s work. The lightly toasted breadcrumbs on top really make the dish. Enjoy!" – Shannon  

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Taco Soup
Susan Hanson - Elsie, NE

"This is one of my family’s favorite meals. We’ll often have this taco soup when we have extra workers at the ranch. I love the added crunch from the corn chips. You can plan on everyone wanting seconds of this one!"  - Susan  

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