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Popover Pizza

Popover Pizza

popover pizza1 lb. Ground Beef or Sausage
2 C. Pizza or Spaghetti Sauce
12 oz. Mozzarella Cheese, grated
1 C. Flour
1 C. Milk
2 Eggs

In medium skillet, lightly brown sausage/beef and drain off fat. Add sauce and bring to a boil. Lower heat; cook 2-3 minutes. Pour into greased 9×13” baking pan. Sprinkle cheese over top. Combine flour, milk, and eggs; mix well. Pour over cheese. Bake at 425 for 25-30 minutes or until heated through.

Mini Meatloaf Pepper Rings

Mini Meatloaf Pepper Rings

mini meatloaf pepper rings4 large bell peppers (red, yellow, or orange)
2 lbs. lean ground beef
1½ tsp. creole seasoning
¼ cup Italian bread crumbs
1 egg
¼ cup shredded Parmesan
A pinch crushed red pepper flakes
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 T. olive oil
1 T. fresh chopped parsley
1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend
1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes

Prepare peppers by slicing off a little of the top and bottom of each pepper. Do not discard these. Cut out ribs and seeds. Slice into 3 thick rings and place on a sheet pan lined with parchment for easy clean up. Dice up remaining parts of peppers to use in meat mixture.
Prepare meatloaf mix: Mix ground beef with seasoning, bread crumbs, egg, Parmesan, red pepper flakes, garlic, and remaining diced peppers until combined. Stuff each pepper with meat mixture leaving a dome of the mixture on top of each pepper. Heat olive oil in a large oven-safe pot over medium-high heat. (If you do not have an oven-safe pot, you will just transfer them into a casserole dish to bake later). Brown each stuffed pepper ring for about 4 to 5 minutes on each side. You may need to do this in 2 batches depending on the size of your pot. Once, browned on each side, pour crushed tomatoes over the stuffed pepper rings. (Transfer to casserole dish before topping with crushed tomatoes if you do not have an oven-safe pot. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes. Top with cheese and bake for 5 more minutes. Top with fresh parsley and serve.

Provencal Skillet Supper

Provencal Skillet Supper

1 lb. Lean Ground lamb or beef
1 md. Onion, chopped
1 Garlic Clove, minced
10oz. Linguine, broken into 11/2” lengths
1 (28oz.) Can Italian peeled Tomatoes with their Juice
2 md. Zucchini, sliced in 1/4” Rounds
1 C. Tomato Sauce
1/2 tsp. Dried Basil
1/2 tsp. Dried Thyme
1/2 tsp. Dried Rosemary, crumbled
1/4 tsp. Each Salt & Pepper
1/2 C. Pitted Black Olives, chopped
Grated Parmesan Cheese

In non-reactive skillet cook lamb, onion, and garlic over medium-high heat, stirring often to break up lumps of meat, until meat is no longer pink. Drain off excess fat. Stir in linguine, tomatoes & juice, spices, and 11/2 C. water. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low, and cover. Cook, stirring often to avoid scorching, until linguine is tender, about 25 minutes. Sprinkle with olives and Parmesan cheese.

Stuffed Cabbage

Stuffed Cabbage

2 lb. Ground Beef (lean)
2 C. Minute Rice
1 Egg
Onion
Salt and Pepper
Large Head Cabbage
Large Can Tomato Juice

Cut core out of cabbage. Place head in large pot with a little water in the bottom. Cover and steam for a little bit. Carefully pull off outer cabbage leaf. Continue until all large leaves are removed. Cut up remaining cabbage and line bottom of pot. Mix burger, rice and spices. Place small amount of burger mixture into each leaf and fold/roll up, placing in pan, seam side down – largest rolls in bottom. Pour juice over top and cook slowly with lid on about 1 hour. Remove lid and cook further to condense cooking juices.

Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs

1 Beaten Eggswedish meatballs
2 1/4 C. Milk
¾ C. Soft Bread Crumbs
1/2 C. Finely Chopped Onion
1/4 C. Snipped Parsley
1/4 tsp. Pepper
1/8 tsp. Nutmeg
1/2 lb. Ground Beef
1/2 lb. Ground Pork or Lamb
1 T. Butter
2 T. Flour
2 tsp. Beef Bullion
1/8 tsp. Pepper
2-3 C. Cooked Noodles

parsley to garnish, if desired

I bowl, combine egg, 1/4 C. milk, bread crumbs, onion, parsley, and 1/4 tsp. pepper, and nutmeg. Add meat, mix well. Shape into 30 meatballs. Cook half at a time in a skillet with melted butter – about 10 minutes, or until no pink remains. Continue turning to brown evenly throughout cooking time. Remove from pan, reserve 2 T. drippings. Drain meatballs on paper towels. Stir flour, bullion, pepper into reserved rippings. Add remaining milk. Cook and stir until thickened. Add meatballs back to skillet. Heat through. Serve with noodles.

Taco Bake

Taco Bake

1 lb. ground beef
1 onion, chopped
¾ C. water
1 package (1 3/4 ounces) taco seasoning
1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce OR 2 cans (8 ounce each) tomato sauce
1 package (8 ounce) shell macaroni, uncooked
1 can (4 ounce) mild chopped green chilies
2 C. mild shredded cheese

In a skillet, brown ground beef and onions, drain fat. Add the water, taco seasoning and tomato sauce; mix. Simmer for 20 minutes. Transfer to crock pot. Stir in macaroni and chopped green chilies. Cover and cook on Low for 6 – 8 hours or on High for 3 – 4 hours. In the last 30 minutes of cooking top with shredded cheddar cheese. Serves 6 to 8

Weeknight Chili

Weeknight Chili

beef-and-bean-chili-9331 lb. Lean Ground Beef or ground turkey
1 can (15 ounces) Red Kidney Beans, undrained
1 can (8 ounces) Tomato Sauce
1 T. White vinegar
2 T. Chili Powder
2 T. Minced Onion
1 tsp. Sugar (optional)
1/4 tsp. Garlic Salt
Sliced scallions and dairy sour cream to serve, if desired
Shredded Cheddar Cheese to garnish

Cook meat in 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat 4 to 5 minutes or until no longer pink, stirring constantly. Drain off excess fat. Stir in beans, tomato sauce, vinegar, chili powder, minced onion, sugar if using, and garlic salt. Heat just to boil, reduce heat immediately, cover, and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve topped with sliced scallions and dairy sour cream. Garnish with shredded Cheddar cheese.

Sheet Pan Suppers: Mini Meatloaves with Green Beans & Potatoes

Sheet Pan Suppers: Mini Meatloaves with Green Beans & Potatoes

loaves1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, divided
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
3/4 teaspoon ground pepper, divided
1 pound Yukon Gold or red potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1-inch wedges
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 pound lean (90% or leaner) ground beef
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup Italian-seasoned panko breadcrumbs
3 tablespoons ketchup, divided
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 pound green beans, trimmed

Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 425°F. Coat 2 large rimmed baking sheets with cooking spray. Combine paprika and 1/4 teaspoon each garlic powder, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add potatoes and toss to coat. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil, toss again, then spread the potatoes in a single layer on one of the prepared baking sheets. (Reserve the bowl.) Place on the lower rack to roast for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, combine beef, egg, onion, breadcrumbs, 2 tablespoons ketchup, Worcestershire and 1/4 teaspoon each garlic powder, salt and pepper in the large bowl. Form the mixture into 4 small loaves about 2 by 4 inches each and place on the other prepared baking sheet. Brush the tops with the remaining 1 tablespoon ketchup. Remove the potatoes from the oven and put the meatloaves on the lower rack. Toss green beans with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Move the potatoes to one side of their pan and add the green beans to the other side. Roast the vegetables on the upper rack until the green beans are tender and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the meatloaves registers 165°F, 20 to 30 minutes more.

Sheet Pan Supper: Salisbury Steak & Potatoes

Sheet Pan Supper: Salisbury Steak & Potatoes

sheet1 small onion
6-7 small red potatoes, golf ball sized
2 tablespoons canola oil
salt and pepper
8 ounces lean ground beef
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Thinly slice the onion into half-moon shapes by peeling it, then slicing it once from root to tip. Lay the flat side of the onion down, then slice thinly. Place onions on the bottom of a small sheet pan that has a lip around the edge. Don’t let the oil and meat juices drip off in the oven, it could start a fire: use a rimmed baking sheet! I used a quarter sheet pan. Next, dice the potatoes into 6 pieces each, and add to the sheet pan. Toss the onions and potatoes with the canola oil and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Next, in a small bowl, combine the ground beef, Worcestershire, mustard powder, onion powder, garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper. Mix well with your hands, but don’t over mix. Form two oblong shaped patties with the meat.. Bake for 30 minutes, and serve hot.

Open Devilburgers

Open Devilburgers

1 lb. hamburger
2 tsp. prepared mustard
1/4 cup minced onion
1/4 cup chili sauce
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 tsp. horseradish
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
12 slices hearty bread

Toast 12 slices of bread and spread each slice with the meat mixture to the very edges. Broil about 3 inches from heat source for about 5 minutes or until done. Variation: Top each sandwich with a slice of sharp cheese and broil until cheese bubbles.

Stove Top Meat Loaf in Tomato Gravy

Stove Top Meat Loaf in Tomato Gravy

IMG_37251 lb. hamburger
1 med. chopped onion
1 cup (more or less) crushed cracker crumbs, or bread crumbs
1/4 cup Bell pepper
1 egg
1/4 cup catsup
Salt and pepper to taste

Mix all the above. If too dry to stick together, add a little milk. Divide meat mixture. Pat into two small loaves. Carefully roll or sprinkle flour on all sides. In a deep fry pan, lightly brown loaves, one at a time in about 1 inch hot oil. Using a large spatula, carefully remove from the pan onto a platter. Brown about 3 heaping tablespoons flour in the pan drippings. Now stir in a pint of stewed tomatoes, add water as needed to make a smooth gravy, and season with salt and pepper. Gently place the meat loaves into the tomato gravy, cover pan and cook on a low heat for about 30 to 45 minutes. Serve with creamed potatoes or cooked rice. This will be one of the most moist meat loaves you’ve ever put into your mouth.

Beefy Sour Cream Hot Dish

Beefy Sour Cream Hot Dish

hotdish1 lb. lean ground beef
12 oz. egg noodles
8 oz. sour cream
8 oz. cream cheese
4 oz. grated sharp cheddar cheese
2 cans tomato sauce
1 bunch green onions

Brown ground beef, season to taste with garlic salt and/or pepper, and drain fat. Add tomato sauce and simmer while you cook the noodles according to package instructions. Mix the sour cream and cream cheese. Chop up onion and add all chopped onion minus a handful of green top to the sour cream/cream cheese mixture. Rinse and dry noodles. Layer a 13×9 pan with half of each: noodles, hamburger, & then sour cream/cream cheese/onion mixture. Repeat. Top off the layers with the grated cheddar cheese and for style and color, sprinkle the handful of chopped green onion top. Cover & bake to heat through and melt cheddar at 350 degrees. Serve with salad/bread/cold beverage. And a dish from Aunt Sunny would not be complete without parsley garnish.

Cheeseburger Gnocchi

Cheeseburger Gnocchi

cheeseburger-gnocchi-recipe-021 tablespoon butter
1 (16 oz) package potato gnocchi
½ lb lean ground beef
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon mustard powder (optional)
2 cups diced onion (about 1 whole onion)
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
1 (10-oz) can Ro-Tel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chiles
1 cup beef broth (or water)
¼ cup heavy cream
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
â…“ cup thinly sliced scallions

Melt butter in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add gnocchi in a single layer and cook on one side for 2-3 minutes until browned and toasted. Shake the pan to toss the gnocchi and continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes, tossing occasionally, until both sides are toasted. Remove gnocchi to a plate and set aside. Turn the heat to high and return skillet to stove. When the pan is very hot and smoking, add the beef and season with salt, pepper, cumin, paprika, and mustard powder if desired. Add the onion and garlic, and cook, stirring occasionally, until beef is browned and onions are golden. Drain if necessary. Add the tomatoes, broth, and gnocchi back into the skillet. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 5 minutes until the gnocchi is tender and liquid is mostly absorbed. Off heat, then add the cream and ½ cup cheese and stir to combine. Top with remaining cheese and scallions. Place the skillet under the broiler in the oven until cheese is browned and bubbly, about 3 minutes. Serve and enjoy!! 🙂

Cuban Picadillo with Chiles and Raisins

Cuban Picadillo with Chiles and Raisins

Picadillo-Stuffed-Chiles-Rellenos31 T. olive oil
1 pound ground beef round
1/2 C. chopped onion
5 cloves garlic, sliced
2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes with green chiles
1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
1/4 C. dry red wine or water
1/4 C. raisins
2 tsp. dried oregano
Salt and black pepper
1/4 C. sliced pimiento-stuffed green olives, optional (see note)
2 tsp. drained capers, optional (see note)

Pour olive oil into a large deep skillet or 4-quart saucepan and heat it over medium-high heat. Crumble in the ground beef and add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring and breaking up the lumps of beef, until beef browns all over, about 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, wine or water, raisins and oregano. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low, cover pan, and let the picadillo simmer until it thickens, 15 to 20 minutes. Spoon picadillo onto plates (or over yellow rice) and garnish it with green olives and capers, if desired. The green olives and capers can be cooked with the beef and tomatoes, but the Dinner Doctor finds that children don’t care for them and use them as a garnish instead. You can also serve this Cuban equivalent of sloppy Joes in pitas.

Yield: 6 servings
Calories: 432
Fat: 23g
Fiber: 3g

Crescent Topped Cheeseburger Casserole

Crescent Topped Cheeseburger Casserole

0df33074-9d41-4489-956e-c1de3c5eef0b1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/4 C. chopped onion
1/4 C. chopped dill pickles
1/2 C. water
1/2 C. ketchup
1 T. yellow mustard
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 1/2 C. shredded American cheese (6 oz)
1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury® Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet
1 egg, beaten
1 T. sesame seed

Heat oven to 375°F. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef and onion over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in pickles, water, ketchup, mustard and pepper. Spoon beef mixture into 11×7-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Unroll dough; press into 12×8-inch rectangle. Cut into 6 squares; place on top of cheese. Brush with egg; sprinkle with sesame seed. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until deep golden brown.

Zesty Italian Crescent Casserole

Zesty Italian Crescent Casserole

dea859a0-23ef-4fbf-84eb-bd3e46dcc1f91 lb. lean ground beef
1/4 C. chopped onion
1 C. tomato pasta sauce
6 oz. (1 1/2 C.) shredded mozzarella or Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 C. sour cream
1 (8-oz.) can Pillsbury® Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls
1/3 C. grated Parmesan cheese
2 T. butter or margarine, melted

Heat oven to 375°F. In large skillet, cook ground beef and onion over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until beef is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain. Stir in pasta sauce; cook until thoroughly heated. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, combine mozzarella cheese and sour cream; mix well. Pour hot beef mixture into ungreased 9 1/2 or 10-inch glass deep-dish pie pan or 11×7-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish. Spoon cheese mixture over beef mixture. Unroll dough over cheese mixture. (If using pie pan, separate dough into 8 triangles; arrange points toward center over cheese mixture, crimping outside edges if necessary.) In small bowl, mix Parmesan cheese and butter. Spread evenly over dough. Bake at 375°F. for 18 to 25 minutes or until deep golden brown.

Jamie’s Chili

Jamie’s Chili

16 ounces dried kidney beans
6 cups water
3 ½ teaspoons chili powder
4 ancho chiles, soaked, seeded, and finely diced
1 poblano pepper, seeded and finely diced
2 jalapeños, seeded and finely diced
½ tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon cracked black pepper
Salt, to taste
4 pounds ground beef
1 medium onion, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 ½ pounds canned stewed tomatoes, finely diced
5 ounces tomato paste
2 smoked ham hocks

Wash beans in cold water, drain. Cover in mixing bowl with cold water, about 2 inches over beans and soak 8 hours or overnight. Drain beans and add 6 cups water, chili powder, ancho chiles and bring to boil in sauce pot; simmer 2 hours. Add poblano pepper, jalapeños, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, cracked black pepper and salt to taste (about 3 teaspoons to start). Cover and simmer 3 hours. Let mixture chill about 6-8 hours or overnight. In large sauce pot, sauté ground beef until golden brown; add onions and garlic and cook until onions are soft. Remove from stove and drain excess grease. Add beef-onion-garlic mixture to bean mixture in large sauce pot. Add stewed tomatoes, tomato paste and soaked ham hocks. Bring to boil and simmer 2 hours. Adjust seasoning with additional salt and spices and water, if chili is too thick or not spicy enough.

One-Pan Enchilada Pasta

One-Pan Enchilada Pasta

One-Pan-Enchilada-Pasta_-62 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 of a small onion, diced
1.25 pounds of taco seasoned ground turkey meat or 1.25 pounds of lean ground beef and packet of low-sodium taco seasoning
2 cups of low-sodium chicken broth
1 19oz can of red enchilada sauce
8oz (about 2 1/2 cups) of dried rotini pasta
2 cups of freshly shredded Colby Jack cheese
Green onions
Black olives

In a large skillet or sauté pan, sauté garlic and onions in olive oil over medium low heat until softened. Add ground turkey meat and cook, breaking meat up with a wooden spoon until browned. Once turkey meat is cooked through, add pasta, chicken broth and enchilada sauce to pan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cover. Cook on low, with pan covered for about 15 minutes. Then remove lid and let simmer for additional 5 minutes until pasta is tender and sauce has reduced. Remove from heat and stir in 1 cup of cheese. Top pasta with additional cup of cheese and melt under broiler for a minute or two, or place lid back on pan and let heat from the pasta melt the cheese. Garnish with black olives and green onions.

Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza

Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza

132faafbf-0a51-494e-8cc1-825a84ef9f05 loaf (1 pound) unsliced French bread
1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 jar (14oz) pizza sauce
1 large tomato, seeded and chopped
8 slices bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
2 C. finely shredded pizza cheese blend (mozzarella and Cheddar)

Heat oven to 400. Cut bread loaf horizontally in half. Cut bread halves crosswise in half to make 4 pieces (to fit on cookie sheet). Arrange on large ungreased cookie sheet. Cook beef and onion in 10″ skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain. Stir in pizza sauce. Spread beef mixture over bread. Sprinkle with tomato, bacon and cheese. Bake 12-15 minutes or until pizza is hot and cheese is melted.

Fiesta Taco Casserole

Fiesta Taco Casserole

1 pound ground beef
1 can (15-16oz) spicy chili beans, undrained
1 C. salsa
2 C. coarsely broken tortilla chips
1/2 C. sour cream
4 medium green onions, sliced (1/2 cup)
1 medium tomato, chopped (3/4 cup)
1 C. shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese (4oz)
Tortilla chips, shredded lettuce, salsa if desired

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Heat oven to 350. Cook beef in 10″ skillet over medium heat 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown; drain. Stir in beans and 1 cup salsa. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Place broken tortilla chips in ungreased 2-quart casserole dish. Top with beef mixture. Spread with sour cream. Sprinkle with onions, tomato and cheese. Bake uncovered 20-30 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Arrange tortilla chips around edge of casserole. Serve with lettuce and salsa.

10-minute turkey burgers

10-minute turkey burgers

10-minute turkey burgers

 

1 pound ground turkey

1 egg

½ cup gluten free old fashioned rolled oats

½ cup chopped baby spinach

½ cup chopped green onions or chives

1 tablespoon dried minced onion

1 teaspoon sea salt

Black pepper

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

 

Place the turkey, egg, oats, spinach, green onion, onion, salt, and pepper to taste in a bowl.  Mix gently to combine. Form into 6 larger or 8 smaller patties Heat a skillet that has a lid over medium high heat and add the oil. Place the patties in the skillet a few at a time. Sauté the patties until lightly browned about 5 minutes, then flip and cover with lid, cooking additional 3 minutes

Baked B-B-Q Meatballs

Baked B-B-Q Meatballs

1e72784bae313667734bd98705b705042 pounds ground beef
¾ cup rolled oats
1 cup non-fat milk
3 teaspoons dried onion flakes
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
all-purpose flour

Sauce:
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 cup ketchup
½ cup water
3 tablespoons vinegar
6 tablespoons dried onion flakes

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Combine ingredients and form into small balls. Roll in flour and brown in a skillet. Place meatballs in baking dish. Combine all ingredients for sauce and pour over meatballs. Bake at 350ºF for 30 to 40 minutes.

Yield: 10 servings
Calories: 320
Fat: 18g
Fiber: 0g

Cheesy Beef & Macaroni

Cheesy Beef & Macaroni

Cheesy_Pasta_Salsa_Skillet1 cup Uncooked elbow macaroni
1 lb. Lean ground beef
1/2 cup (1 med.) Chopped onion
1 can tomato soup
1/2 soup can Water
3/4 cup (3 oz.) Cheddar cheese, chunked or shredded
1/8 tsp. Garlic powder
Pinch Ground oregano
¾ tsp. pepper
1 (4 oz.) can Mushrooms, drained (optional)

Cook macaroni as directed on package for aI dente (tender but firm). Drain. Set aside. In large skillet, brown beef with onion until done. Drain fat. Add tomato soup, water, cheese, garlic powder, oregano and pepper to beef. Simmer 5 minutes until cheese melts and mixture is bubbly. Optional: add drained mushrooms. Add cooked macaroni. Combine mixture. Cover, remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Three Bean Bake

Three Bean Bake

½ lb. ground chuck
6 bacon slices, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 (15 oz.) can of lima beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15 oz.) can of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15 oz.) can of pork and beans, DO NOT DRAIN!!
½ cup of brown sugar, packed
½ cup of ketchup
½ cup of barbeque sauce
1 tsp. of dry mustard

Cook the first three ingredients in a large skillet, stirring until the beef crumbles an there is no more pink. Drain and return to the skillet. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Pour into a greased baking dish and bake on 400 degrees for 40-55 minutes.

Tamale Pie

Tamale Pie

29770lrg2 lbs. ground beef
1 large chopped onion
1 large chopped green or red bell pepper
1 cup tomato sauce
1 can chopped black olives
1 1/2 cups yellow corn meal
3/4 lbs. shredded cheddar cheese
1 tsp. ground cumin or 2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1/2 tsp. salt (once again)

To a large skillet add ground beef, onion, green pepper, cumin, salt and pepper. Saute until beef is browned and veggies are soft. Drain fat from pan. Add tomato sauce and stir until boiling. In medium sauce pan, stir 2 1/2 cups water, corn meal and 1/2 tsp. salt. Bring mixture to boil until thickened. Grease huge casserole (hot dish) dish, coat bottom of casserole (hot dish) dish with half the corn meal mixture, pour beef mixture into casserole (hot dish), cover top with chopped or sliced black olives. Layer cheddar cheese over top of that. Spoon remainder of hot corn meal mixture over entire top. If need be, make another batch of corn meal mixture for top. Bake at 350 degrees until top is golden brown and bubbly.

Impossibly Easy Lasagne Pie

Impossibly Easy Lasagne Pie

lasagne pie

 

1/3 cup ricotta cheese or small curd creamed cottage cheese
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 pound lean ground beef
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 ounces)
1/2 cup spaghetti sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Original Bisquick® mix
1 cup milk
2 eggs
Additional spaghetti sauce, heated, if desired

Heat oven to 400ºF. Grease 9-inch pie plate. Spread ricotta cheese in pie plate; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cook ground beef until brown; drain. Stir in 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese, 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce and the salt; spoon evenly over cheeses. Stir Bisquick mix, milk and eggs until blended. Pour into pie plate. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 1 to 2 minutes longer or until melted. Cool 5 minutes. Serve with additional spaghetti sauce.

Pizza in a Bowl

Pizza in a Bowl

pizzabowl2 cups dried corkscrew macaroni
1 3 1/2-ounce package thinly sliced pepperoni
1 pound lean ground beef
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 15 -ounce can pizza sauce
1 8 -ounce can tomato sauce
1 6 -ounce can tomato paste
1/2teaspoon sugar
1/8teaspoon pepper
1/8teaspoon garlic salt
1/8teaspoon onion salt
1 8 -ounce package shredded mozzarella cheese (2 cups)
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Cook the macaroni according to the package directions, except omit the salt; drain. Meanwhile, cut half of the pepperoni slices in quarters; set aside. In a large skillet, cook ground beef and onion until meat is brown and onion is tender; drain off fat. Stir in pizza sauce, tomato sauce, tomato paste, sugar, pepper, garlic salt, and onion salt. Stir in the cooked macaroni and quartered pepperoni slices. Spoon half of the macaroni mixture into a 2-quart casserole; sprinkle with half of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese and remaining pepperoni slices. Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree F oven about 40 minutes or until heated through and cheese is lightly browned. Makes 6 servings

NOT Hamburger Helper

NOT Hamburger Helper

1 lb. ground beef
1 box penne pasta
1/2 cup whole milk
3/4 cup cream
4 oz. grated cheddar
salt and pepper

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef until no longer pink. Season with salt and pepper. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and return it to the pot. Add the milk, cream, and cheese and stir to melt the cheese completely. Season with salt and pepper. Add the meat to the pasta, check for seasonings.

Crock Pot Pizza Casserole

Crock Pot Pizza Casserole

1 Bocppcx Spiral Pasta (uncooked but rinsed)

1 lb. lean ground beef

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 green bell pepper, chopped

1 C. sliced pepperoni

1 Small Can tomato Paste

1 C. water

1 C. shredded mozzarella cheese

Spray Large Crockpot 6qt or larger with non-stick spray. In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef with the onion, garlic and green bell pepper. Drain excess fat. Rinse pasta and place in the crock-pot with drained ground beef mix. Stir. Tomato paste and water over noodle mix. Top with shredded Mozzarella. Cover and cook on low for 3 hours (no peeking). Serve with a side salad.

Chili Mac Skillet

Chili Mac Skillet

cfc1b77f97c38474f11fcab9b39db0b81 pound ground beef (ground turkey works great too!)
1 medium onion, diced
1 (15.5 oz) can pinto beans, drained
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
1 (10 oz) can diced tomatoes with green chilis (I used Rotel)
3/4 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
1/3 cup water
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

In a large skillet pan, brown ground beef and diced onions until beef is fully cooked. Drain and return to skillet. Add in beans, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes with green chilis, uncooked macaroni, water, garlic salt, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce. Bring contents of pan to boiling, then reduce heat to medium-low. Cover with lid and simmer for about 20 minutes or until macaroni starts to get tender, stirring often. Sprinkle with cheese, then cover with lid and let cheese melt. Serve and enjoy!

Slow Cooker Italian Meat Loaf

Slow Cooker Italian Meat Loaf

slowcookmeatloafOlive oil in a spritzer bottle, or non-stick cooking spray

2 pounds extra lean ground sirloin (or bison)

2 large eggs

1 cup (about 1 medium size) zucchini, grated and excess liquid squeezed out

1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped, plus extra for garnish

4 cloves freshly minced garlic

3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 Tablespoon dried oregano

2 Tablespoons minced dry onion or onion powder

1/2 teaspoon sea or Kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

 

1/4 cup ketchup or tomato sauce

1/4 cup shredded or 2-3 slices mozzarella cheese

2 Tablespoons fresh parsley chopped

 

Line a large (6 quart or larger) slow cooker with folded strips of aluminum foil in a grid pattern. Spray the foil with olive oil or non-stick cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except for cooking spray and the topping ingredients. Mixture WILL BE loose/wet. This is expected. Carefully transfer mixture into the slow cooker and form into an oblong shaped loaf, setting it on top of the aluminum foil strips. Place lid on top of slow cooker. Cook on high power for 3 hours or low power for 6 hours. 15 minutes before the end of the cook time, turn the heat off and unplug the slow cooker. Remove the lid and spread ketchup over the top of the meatloaf. Place cheese on top of ketchup and replace the lid onto the slow cooker. Allow the meat loaf to sit for 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese has melted. To remove loaf from the slow cooker, remove lid, hold each end of the strips in each hand , and carefully lift. Transfer the loaf to serving platter and garnish with fresh parsley. Serve and enjoy!

Upside Down Pizza

Upside Down Pizza

upside down pizza1 medium-size onion, chopped

1 sweet red pepper, cored, seeded, and chopped

1/2 lb sweet or hot Italian-style turkey sausage, casings removed

1 lb extra-lean ground beef

3/4 tsp. dried Italian herb seasoning

3/4 tsp. garlic salt

1-1/2 C. prepared tomato pasta sauce with mushrooms

1-1/2 C. shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

2 large eggs

1 C. nonfat milk

2 tsp. olive oil

1/4 tsp. salt

1-1/4 C. all-purpose flour

2 T. shredded Parmesan cheese

Heat oven to 400 deg F. Coat 11 x 7 x 2-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray. Coat large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Place over medium-high heat. Add onion and red pepper; cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add turkey sausage and ground beef; cook, breaking up clumps with a wooden spoon, until meat is no longer pink, 7 to 8 minutes. Remove skillet from heat. Stir in Italian seasoning, salt, and pasta sauce. Spoon into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with mozzarella. Whisk together eggs, milk, oil, and salt in medium-size bowl. Whisk in flour to form smooth batter. Spread batter over mixture in baking dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake for 30 minutes or until top is lightly browned. Let cool 10 minutes before cutting into 8 servings.

 

Yield: 8 servings

Calories: 353

Fat: 13g

Fiber: 3g

 

Bobby’s Goulash

Bobby’s Goulash

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2 T. EVOO
3 pounds ground beef
2 large onions, finely chopped (about 2 cups)
2 14.5oz cans diced tomatoes
1 29oz can tomato sauce
3 T. soy sauce
2 tsp. dried basil
2 tsp. dried oregano
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. garlic powder
3/4 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
2 C. uncooked elbow macaroni

In a large dutch oven, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Brown the meat in the oil about 10 minutes, breaking meat up with a fork as it cooks. Add the onion; cook and stir for 5 minutes.
Add the remaining ingredients except the macaroni. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Stir in the macaroni; simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Let the goulash stand for 20 minutes before serving.

Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza Pinwheels

Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza Pinwheels

pinwheels1 can Pillsbury Crescent Rolls

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1/2 lb. lean ground beef, cooked and drained

8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

3 T. pizza sauce

 

Preheat oven to 375°F. Remove crescent rolls from can and lay out in a long rectangle. Pinch the seams together well. Sprinkle cheddar and mozzarella cheeses on top of crescent rolls. Sprinkle ground beef and bacon. Drizzle with pizza sauce. Roll up like a cinnamon roll and cut into 8 rolls. Place in a lightly greased pie pan or 9-in square baking dish and bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.

 

 

Chipotle Beef Noodles

Chipotle Beef Noodles

2 T. unsalted butter
1/4 C. all-purpose flour
2 C. homemade or canned low-sodium chicken broth
1 small canned chipotle chile en adobo, seeded and minced, plus 1 T. adobo sauce
1/2 tsp. chile powder
2/3 lb lean ground beef
1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely minced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
10oz wide egg noodles
2 C. grated cheddar cheese
1 C. chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Melt 1 T. of the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the flour using a wooden spoon. Let the paste cook, stirring constantly, until it is pale blond, about 2 minutes. Gradually stir a little of the chicken broth into the flour mixture. Keep adding the broth a little at a time until you have a smooth paste, then whisk in the remaining broth. Add the chipotle chile, the adobo sauce, and the chile powder; bring to a simmer and then reduce the heat to very low and keep warm until the meat mixture is ready. Bring a large pot of water to a boil for the noodles. Melt the remaining butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef, onion, garlic, and some salt and pepper. Cook the meat, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks, until the meat is browned, 5-8 minutes. Pour off some of the fat in the skillet (place a too-small pot cover in the skillet and use it to hold the meat mixture), then add the sauce to the meat and stir together. When the water boils, add a large pinch of salt and the noodles. Cook according to package directions or until they are al dente. Drain the noodles and stir into the meat sauce. Serve in bowls, sprinkled with cheese and cilantro.

Zia’s Flautas

Zia’s Flautas

1 lb. ground Beef

½ C. New Mexican (Anaheim) Green Chilis, chopped

1 Red Bell Pepper, seeded and julienned

1 Yellow Bell Pepper, seeded and julienned

1 Onion, thinly sliced

½ tsp. Salt

¼ tsp. Cumin

12 Corn Tortillas

Vegetable Oil for Frying

1 C. shredded Lettuce

2 C. Salsa

2 C. Grated Cheddar Cheese

1 C. Guacamole

1 C. chopped Tomatoes

 

Brown beef in skillet and drain the excess fat. Add chiles, bell peppers, onions, salt and cumin and cook until onion and bell pepper are soft. Fry tortillas in oil for a few seconds until soft. Remove and drain on paper towels. Place beef mixture in the center of tortillas, roll them up, and secure with toothpicks. Fry the flautas in oil until crisp. Arrange lettuce on plates, top with 2 flautas per plate, and serve with salsa, cheese, guacamole and tomatoes.

 

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Bacon Double Cheeseburger Loaf

Bacon Double Cheeseburger Loaf

4 slices bacon

1 1/2 lb. lean ground chuck or ground round

1 C. firm fresh white bread crumbs

1 C. coarsely shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (4 oz. s)

1 large sweet onion, such as Vidalia, chopped

2 T. mayonnaise

2 T. India or other sweet pickle relish

2 tsp. dry mustard

3/4 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper

1 egg

1/4 C. ketchup

 

Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a medium skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until limp and some of the fat is rendered, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove the bacon from the skillet and reserve it. In a large mixing bowl, use your hands to gently but thoroughly mix together the meat, bread crumbs, 1/2 C. of the cheese, onion, mayonnaise, relish, mustard, salt, pepper, and egg. Pat the mixture into a shallow 2-quart baking pan. Spread the top of the loaf with ketchup, then lay the bacon strips over the ketchup. Bake until the loaf is firm and the bacon is crisp, 45 to 50 minutes, sprinkling the top the loaf with the remaining 1/2 cheese to melt during the last 5 to 10 minutes of baking. Let the meatloaf stand in the baking dish for 10 minutes, then cut into squares to serve.

 

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Fried Lasagna Bites

Fried Lasagna Bites

1lasagne bites4 to 16 manicotti shells
1 tablespoon vegetable oil, plus more for frying
1/2 pound sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
1/2 pound ground beef
1 white onion, diced (about 1/4 cup)
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1/4 cup chopped basil leaves
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
2 (8-ounce) cans tomato sauce
1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
1 pound shredded mozzarella
1 quart cottage cheese, strained
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 eggs, beaten
2 cups plain bread crumbs

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the pasta, cook for 6 minutes, then drain and spread out on a sheet pan to cool. Heat a large saute pan with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add sausage, ground beef and onions; saute for 3 minutes. Add the Italian seasoning, basil and black pepper. Cook for about 8 more minutes, until the meat has browned. Stir in 1/2 cup of canned tomato sauce and cook until heated through. Set mixture aside to cool in a large bowl. Add the rest of the canned sauce into saute pan and stir in the red pepper flakes. Fold the mozzarella and cottage cheese and into the cooled meat mixture. Stuff each cannelloni shell with the meat mixture and then place the shells in the freezer for 5 minutes to firm up. When ready to fry, slice shells into thirds. Preheat oil to 350 degrees F. Place the flour, eggs and bread crumbs into separate bowls. Dredge the shells in the flour, then eggs, and then bread crumbs. Fry the bites until they are golden brown and crispy; about 4 to 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels and serve with the spicy tomato sauce.

Beefed Up Crescent Casserole

Beefed Up Crescent Casserole

1 lb. ground beef

1/2 c. chopped onion

1/4 c. diced green chilies or green pepper

1 c. (8 oz. can) tomato sauce

2 tsp. chili powder

1/2 tsp. garlic salt

1 can refrigerated crescent rolls

1 1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese

1/2 c. sour cream

1 egg, beaten

 

In skillet brown beef, onion and chilies; drain fat. Stir in tomato sauce, chili powder and garlic salt. Simmer. Separate crescent dough into 4 rectangles. Put two rectangles on bottom of 8 or 9 inch square baking dish. Press dough to cover bottom. Combine 1/2 C. cheese, sour cream and egg; mix well. Remove meat from heat and stir in sour cream mixture. Spoon over dough. Arrange two remaining dough rectangles over top of meat; sprinkle with remaining 1 C. of cheese. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.

 

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Beef Samosas

Beef Samosas

4ae1596e96a857c9e58ab6c31d41d83c2 large potatoes, peeled
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 bay leaf, crushed
2 large onions, finely chopped
1 pound ground beef
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons chopped green chile peppers
1 quart oil for deep frying
1 (16 ounce) package phyllo dough

Bring a medium saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Stir in potatoes and peas. Cook until potatoes are tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, mash together and set aside. In a large saucepan over medium high heat, heat the oil. Brown cumin seeds and bay leaf. Mix in onions and ground beef. Cook until beef is evenly brown and onions are soft, about 5 minutes. Mix in garlic, fresh ginger root. Season with black pepper, salt, cumin, coriander, turmeric, chili powder, cinnamon and cardamom. Stir in the mashed potato mixture. Remove from heat and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour, or until cool. Heat oil in a large, heavy saucepan over high heat. Mix cilantro and green chile peppers into the potato and beef mixture. Place approximately 1 tablespoon of the mixture onto each phyllo sheet. Fold sheets into triangles, pressing edges together with moistened fingers. In small batches, fry until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels and serve warm.