MEATLOAF

Well, I thought I didn’t make good meatloaf.  So one day, I started throwing different things into my meatloaf mix and came up with this very tasty dish.  It is our family favorite now and my go to recipe.  I hope you try it and like it! Enjoy! INGREDIENTS: 1 lb. hamburger ½ lb. ground…

MEXICAN CASSEROLE

INGREDIENTS:   2 lbs. ground hamburg 2 packets taco seasoning, prepared according to package directions.  You can make your own seasoning, using about 6 tablespoons in 1 1/2 cups water 4 Mission Super Soft Flour Tortillas, Large Burrito size 7.6 oz box Old El Paso Cheesy Mexican Rice (or similar) 16 oz. Sargento’s Shredded Mexican…

PORCUPINE BALLS

As you all know, I’m from the coal region and we have dishes that are popular to the area. One of those dishes is Porcupine meatballs or “balls” as I call them. They are really pigeons or halupukis or stuffed cabbage without the cabbage. I call them “balls” because I don’t make them small like…

HOT ROAST BEEF SANDWICHES

Working all day and then asking yourself, “What can I make for dinner?” can be challenging.  Unless you are like me and plan your meals for the week and grocery shop accordingly.  Not too many people do that.  Many of us just come home, quickly thaw something in the microwave and throw it in the…

BEEF BRACIOLE WITH GNOCCHI AND HOMEMADE SPAGHETTI SAUCE

INGREDIENTS: Braciole: 2-3 lbs, thin sliced beef such as sirloin tip (I bought two packs. One pack had 4 slices and the other had 3). 1 box Great Value (or Stove Top) Chicken stuffing 2 eggs 1/2 cup pecorino romano, or more twine cut into 4-5 inch pieces salt, pepper Sauce: (2) 28 oz. cans…

SLOPPY JOES, a/k/a BBQ

Growing up and living in the Coal Region of Pennsylvania, we have always called “Sloppy Joes” “BBQ”.  It is a quick weeknight dinner and great for parties too.  Also freezes well.  So cook yourself up (and your family) a double or triple batch of this very darn good “BBQ” and freeze the leftovers for an…

CHEESE STEAK STUFFED PEPPERS

INGREDIENTS: 1 pound lean ground beef 4 bell peppers, any color 2 tablespoons butter 1 small yellow onion, minced 1 cup diced mushrooms 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 14 oz can crushed tomatoes Salt and pepper 1 ¼ cup shredded mozzarella DIRECTIONS: Preheat your oven to 350°. Cut the top of the peppers and remove the…

BEEF LO MEIN

I came up with this recipe when I saw lo mein noodles in my local Weis supermarket.  With trial and error, I came up with a fantastic sauce.  I gave my boss and his wife a bowl to try and they said it was really good. The loved the sauce.  I love it too and…

CHILI

INGREDIENTS: 2 lbs. fresh ground beef (I used 2.26 lbs. as that is how the package was made) 1 quart tomato juice 1 – 29 oz can tomato puree 1 can (18.5 oz) Progresso French Onion Soup 1 can red kidney beans, drained 1 can pinto beans, drained 1 can black beans, drained 1 medium…