Italian Wedding Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4  cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 3 tablespoons minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 quarts chicken broth
  • 1 bag frozen spinach, well drained
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1 cup small pasta

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, combine ground beef, eggs, cheese, basil, onion, pepper and salt.
  2. Mix well with your hands.
  3. Using a tablespoon, scoop out meatball mixture and form into balls.
  4. In a large pot, bring the chicken broth to a boil.
  5. Once boiling, add in the meatballs, spinach, carrots and celery.
  6. Cook until the meatballs are done through.
  7. Add in the pasta and cook according to package directions.

Adapted from:  http://allrecipes.com/recipe/13434/mamas-italian-wedding-soup/

Beef Burgundy Stroganoff

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can consomme
  • 1/2 pound mushroom, sliced
  • 1 pound beef tenderloin, sliced
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3 tablespoons burgundy wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup sour cream

Directions:

  1. Melt butter in skillet.
  2. Saute onion, garlic and mushrooms.
  3. Add beef, cooking until no longer red.
  4. Add flour, lemon juice, wine and consomme.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Simmer 10-15 minutes.
  7. Fold in sour cream.
  8. Serve over crepes or noodles.

Source:  Marks family recipe.

Swiss Steak

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 pounds round steak, cut into strips
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1.5 cups ketchup
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 cups warm water

Directions:

  1. Combine the flour, garlic powder, pepper and salt in a bowl.
  2. Toss the steak in the flour mixture to coat.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Cook the beef until brown on all sides, 5 to 7 minutes.
  5. Add the onion and cook until just starting to brown.
  6. Stir the ketchup and water into the skillet.
  7. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until tender, about 1 hour.

Source: Marks family recipe

Hamburger and Vegetable Casserole

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1 onion, diced
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 cans golden mushroom soup
  • 1 small bag frozen cut green beans, thawed
  • 1 small bag frozen carrots, thawed

Directions:

  1. Combine the beef, eggs, breadcrumbs, garlic and salt and pepper to make a meatloaf type mix.
  2. Shape into patties and brown in a skillet
  3. In a bowl, mix the soup and vegetables, rinsing the cans out with a bit of water.
  4. Place the patties into a greased 9×13 baking dish.
  5. Pour the vegetable mixture over the patties.
  6. Bake at 350 for about an hour or until the meat is cooked through and the sauce is hot.
  7. Serve over buttered egg noodles.

Source: Marks family recipe

Pepper Steak

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound boneless beef sirloin steak, 3/4 inch thick
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 (14 ounce) can beef broth or stock
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen green or red pepper strips
  • 1 medium onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 4 cups hot cooked regular long-grain white rice, cooked without salt

Directions:

  1. Slice beef into very thin strips.
  2. Stir-fry beef in nonstick skillet until browned and juices evaporate.
  3. Mix cornstarch, broth, soy and garlic.
  4. Add peppers and onion.
  5. Add cornstarch mixture.
  6. Cook and stir until mixture boils and thickens.
  7. Serve over rice.

Source:  http://allrecipes.com/recipe/easy-pepper-steak/

Mexican Taco Meatloaf

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup to 1 cup crushed Doritos (flavor of your choice)
  • 1 pound hamburger
  • extra shredded cheddar cheese for the top
  • 1/2 cup salsa for the top
  • garnish with: lettuce, tomatoes, onions, black olives, salsa, and sour cream

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the first 6 ingredients.
  2. Add hamburger and mix well.
  3. Add Doritos until it has the consistency of regular meatloaf.
  4. Place meatloaf mixture in a baking dish.
  5. Bake at 350 for an hour or until done.
  6. Add the extra salsa and then the cheese on top.
  7. Return to the oven just until the cheese melts, about 5 minutes.
  8. Serve with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, black olives, salsa, and sour cream if desired.

Source:  http://www.justapinch.com/recipes/main-course/beef/mexican-taco-meatloaf.html

 

Pizza Casserole

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced pepperoni sausage
  • 16 ounces pizza sauce
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions:

  1. Cook noodles according to package directions.
  2. Preheat oven to 350.
  3. In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef with the onion, garlic and green bell pepper.
  4. Drain excess fat.
  5. Stir in the noodles, pepperoni, pizza sauce and milk, and mix well.
  6. Pour this mixture into a 2-quart casserole dish.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, top with the cheese, then bake for 5 to 10 more minutes.

Source: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/pizza-casserole/detail.aspx

 

Reuben Crescent Bake

Ingredients:

  • 2 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 pound sliced Swiss cheese
  • 1-1/4 pounds sliced deli corned beef
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 2/3 cup Thousand Island salad dressing
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 3 teaspoons caraway seeds

Directions:

  1. Unroll one tube of crescent dough into one long rectangle; seal seams and perforations.
  2. Press onto the bottom of a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  3. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Layer with half of the cheese and all of the corned beef.
  5. Combine sauerkraut and salad dressing; spread over beef.
  6. Top with remaining cheese.
  7. On a lightly floured surface, press or roll second tube of crescent dough into a 13-in. x 9-in. rectangle, sealing seams and perforations.
  8. Place over cheese.
  9. Brush with egg white; sprinkle with caraway seeds.
  10. Bake for 12-16 minutes or until heated through and crust is golden brown.
  11. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting.

Source: Facebook

 

Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled*
  • ¾ cup chopped onion
  • ¾ cup shredded carrots
  • ¾ cup diced celery
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups peeled and diced potatoes
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cups milk
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup sour cream
Instructions
  1. Brown the ground beef in 3 quart saucepan. Drain and set aside.
  2. In the same saucepan add 1 T butter and add onion, shredded carrots, parsley flakes, basil and celery. Saute until tender.
  3. Add the broth, potatoes and beef and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 10-12 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  4. In small skillet melt remaining butter (3 T) and add the flour. Cook and stir for 3-5 minutes or until bubbly. Add to the soup and bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low.
  5. Stir in the cheese, milk, heavy cream salt and pepper. Cook and stir until cheese melts. Stir in the cooked and crumbled bacon.Remove from heat and blend in sour cream.

Source: http://therecipecritic.com/2013/10/bacon-cheeseburger-soup/

Pizza Meatloaf

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pepperoni
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 8-oz. can pizza sauce
  • 3/4 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 lb. ground sausage
  • 1 cup grated pizza cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 8 slices pepperoni
  • ripe olive slices

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In microwave-safe bowl, place onions and garlic; sprinkle with a bit of water. Microwave on high for 2 minutes, stirring once during cooking, until vegetables are tender. Place in large bowl along with bread crumbs, salt, pepper, pepperoni, and egg; mix well. Add half of the pizza sauce and the ground meats; mix well to blend.Press meat mixture into 9″ round cake pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and drain off fat. Top loaf with remaining pizza sauce and return to oven. Bake 30 minutes longer until internal temperature registers 160 degrees F.

Sprinkle with cheeses and arrange pepperoni and olives on top of cheese. Return to oven and bake 5-10 minutes longer until cheese melts. Cut into wedges to serve.

Source:  http://busycooks.about.com/od/groundbeefrecipes/r/pizzamtloaf.htm