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Cheesy Italian Beef Bake
Posted by jjns23 on 08/30/2008 (1921 reads)

Cheesy Italian Beef Bake

1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
1 jar chunky garden style tomato pasta sauce
1 package cream cheese - softened
1/3 cup sour cream
2 cups original Bisquick mix
1 1/2 cups milk
2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese
1 tsp Italian seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat oven to 375 F.

Brown the ground beef in a skillet then drain. Return the ground beef to the skillet and stir in the pasta sauce.

Mix the sour cream, cream cheese, 1/2 cup of the Parmesan cheese and 1/2 tsp of the Italian seasoning in a bowl until smooth and creamy. Pour half of the beef mixture into a greased, 9 X 13 baking dish. Then spread an even layer of the cheese mixture onto the beef and add the remaining ground beef.

Stir 1 cup of the Parmesan cheese, the Bisquick mix and milk in a bowl until well blended. Pour over the final layer of ground beef.

Bake uncovered at 350 F for approx. 30 minutes or until the Bisquick is a light golden brown. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning and salt/pepper to taste. Bake an additional 5 minutes. Enjoy!

   
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Taco Pie
Posted by jjns23 on 08/30/2008 (1735 reads)

Taco Pie

Ingredients:

1 lb. ground beef
1 chopped onion
1 package taco seasoning
1 jar salsa
Canned crescent rolls

Corn chips
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
2 cups sour cream

Heat oven to 350 F.

Brown the ground beef and onions. Stir in the taco mix and salsa. Mix well.

Press crescent rolls in bottom and up sides of a 9 x 13 pan. Sprinkle broken corn chips on top. Spread ground beef mixture on top.

Bake at 350 F for 15-20 minutes. Remove from the oven and spread with a layer of sour cream and top with the cheese.

Bake for 15 more minutes until the cheese is golden and bubbly!

   
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Beef, Tomato and Bow Tie Pasta
Posted by jjns23 on 08/30/2008 (1645 reads)

Beef, Tomato and Bow Tie Pasta

Ingredients:

1 lb. ground beef
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups chopped tomatoes
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 1/2 cups cooked bow tie pasta
4 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

Brown the ground beef along with the garlic in a large skillet. Drain.

Continue to cook over medium heat while stirring in the tomatoes, salt and pepper;
stirring occasionally. Add pasta, toss and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.


   
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Stuffed French Bread
Posted by jjns23 on 08/30/2008 (1344 reads)

Stuffed French Bread

Ingredients:

1 lb. ground beef

1 loaf French bread
1 package taco seasoning
1 can nacho cheese soup
2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese or cheddar cheese


Heat oven to 350 F.


Brown the ground beef and drain the fat.

Cut off the top of the French bread to form a tunnel and pull the bread out of the middle. (Save the bread top as you'll need it later).

Return the ground beef to the skillet and stir in the taco seasoning, nacho cheese soup and crumbled bread that was pulled from the loaf. Pour this mixture into the shell of the bread loaf and cover it with the cheese. Place the bread top back onto the loaf and wrap it in aluminum foil.

Bake at 350 F for approx 15-20 minutes. Let it stand for a few minutes, then slice into individual servings.

   
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10 Tips on Buying the Meat you Really Want from your Butcher...
Posted by jjns23 on 08/28/2008 (1146 reads)

How exactly should you deal with your butcher?

Here are 10 quick tips:

1. It's a matter of trust
2. Be prepared
3. Learn your cuts
4. Know portion sizes
5. Looks can be deceiving
6. Grades aren't everything
7. Freshness? Ask the right questions
8. Get beyond labels
9. What your meat ate
10. The joys of ground meat

To find out more about these tips, click here.

   
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Cheesy Beef and Noodle Casserole
Posted by jjns23 on 08/28/2008 (1101 reads)

Cheesy Beef and Noodle Casserole

Ingredients:


2 lbs. ground beef
1 chopped onion
5-6 cups of your favorite spaghetti sauce
1 lb. of your favorite noodles, cooked and drained (small noodles work best)
1 lb. grated cheddar cheese
Salt to taste
2 tbsp. oil

Heat oven to 350 F.

Heat the oil in a skillet and add the chopped onion. Cook
until the onions are golden brown then add the ground beef.

Once the meat is cooked through, add the spaghetti sauce and salt to taste.

Simmer until it's heated throughout.

In a 3 quart casserole dish, layer the sauce, noodles and cheese. (You can do as many layers as you want, just start with the sauce and end with the cheese.)

Bake at 350 F for approx 45 minutes. The cheese should be nice and crispy!

   
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Angus' Black & Bleu Burgers
Posted by Angus on 08/15/2008 (1464 reads)

 6-8 Kaiser Rolls (toasted)
2 LBS. ground beef (80-20 blend)
1 PKG. Thick Cut Bacon
4 OZ. Crumbled Bleu Cheese
Coarsely Ground Black Pepper (You'll need a lot!)


LET'S GO:

Pre-cook bacon. I cook mine in a cast-iron pan right on the hot spot of the grill! You'll need 2 slices per burger. The rest is to snack on while you're cooking.

Shape Ground Beef into 6-8 patties. The thicker the better! Coat each side with ground pepper. EAT BACON! You need enough to make a nice crust when grilling. If you're not a SALLY and you like it hot, add more pepper!

Set up your grill for INDIRECT cooking and pre-heat the coals. EAT BACON! You need them nice and hot to get a nice sear and to form the pepper crust! Cook on the HOT side for 3 to 5 minutes on first side. Flip burgers and grill another 3 to 5 minutes. Move burgers over to the indirect heat side of the grill. Add bacon and top with about a teaspoon of bleu cheese (if you like it rich, you can add more). Cover grill until cheese softens. Toast the rolls and EAT!

You can serve these with lettuce and tomato if you want, but they are DAMN GOOD just the way they are!

   
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Meat Cake! No, Really.
Posted by Sven on 08/13/2008 (1985 reads)

 meat cakeNo, this isn't just some cleverly frosted cake with a drawing of a t-bone on it. It's actually made of meat... and potatoes... and gravy!

"The Black Widow," owner of the
Black Widow Bakery no less, created this and documented the entire process for us.

Is it the only meat cake ever? Of course not. In fact, Martha Stewart made one. It's got vegetables in it. Sorry, but that just spoils the whole thing. So don't send us any stupid email. We just like this one the best. Deal with it.

Check out the meat cake extravaganza here.

   
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Teriyaki Beef Skewers
Posted by Angus on 08/04/2008 (1150 reads)

 Teriyaki Beef Skewers2 lbs. beef, sliced thin
1/4 c. soy sauce
1/4 c. corn oil
1/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. grated ginger
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tsp. cornstarch
1 pkg. skewering sticks

Before use, soak skewers in water for at least 1 hour to prevent burning.

Mix all ingredients together and marinate beef in mixed ingredients for at least 2 hours prior to cooking.

Skewer beef and grill for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until done.


Great all by themselves or served along side your favorite fried rice.

   
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Want To Beef Up Your Budget?
Posted by Angus on 08/01/2008 (1188 reads)

Beefing up budget with cheap meats is savory choice

The high cost of food is on just about everyone's mind. One way I trim my grocery budget is to use less-expensive cuts of meat.

Instead of thick pork chops, I'll turn to a pork shoulder...

Check out the rest of the article here...


   
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