Easy Meatloaf

Meatloaf

Given a choice, I’ll take meatloaf over steak every single time. It’s my favorite way to eat ground meat. Over the years I’ve read (and made) dozens of meatloaf recipes. Most of them are good, and a few are great. One thing that unites my favorite meatloaves is their ease. If you’re looking for a reliably crowd-pleasing meatloaf recipe that you can pull together with a few pounds of ground beef and basic pantry staples, this is your recipe. What Makes a …

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Vegetarian Moussaka

Moussaka

This substantial vegetarian moussaka is a casserole that is made up of layers of roasted eggplant and zucchini, tomato sauce that has been thickened with red lentils that have been cooked in a short amount of time, ground cinnamon, and a creamy béchamel sauce on top. The meal that is baked is very sumptuous, and each layer maintains its individuality. This is a vegetarian extravaganza that is perfect for any special occasion. It is true that putting it together takes …

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Loaf Pan Lasagna

Lasagna

This weeknight lasagna is made in a small amount, which means it can easily serve two people and can be prepared in half the time as a larger batch. Lasagna made with a loaf pan is piled with chunky bits of sausage and tomato sauce that is rustic yet very easy to prepare. In order to have a cause to create this creamy lasagna with chunky sausage and a rustic tomato sauce, you do not need to invite an entire …

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Spaghetti and Meatballs

Lasagna

The combination of spaghetti and meatballs is hard to resist. At least from the point of view of a child, spaghetti and meatballs is without a doubt one of the most entertaining recipes that have ever been created. These are some of my best memories from my childhood: mounds of spaghetti, a fork twisting strands in a spoon, delicious meatballs, and the struggle to remove exactly the perfect amount from the bowl. The recipe for this particular spaghetti and meatballs …

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The Best Homemade Lasagna

Lasagna

Johnny Marzetti has carved out a permanent role for himself in the kitchens of homeowners and in the dining halls of institutions, regardless of any conceivable linkages that may be made with Marzetti’s restaurant. There are dozens of variations that link Midwestern community cookbooks like a game of connect the dots. The first appearance of printed recipes dates back to 1916. Goulash, American chop suey, slumgullion, and Simply Recipes’ very own hamburger and macaroni are all dishes that are known …

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Johnny Marzetti Casserole

Johnny

The origin of Johnny Marzetti casserole may be traced to the heart of a state located on the eastern edge of the area commonly referred to as the heartland. There is nothing more Midwestern, in my opinion. When I was growing up, the family of my best friend made this frequently, and they called it by the nickname “Marzetti” informally, just like many Ohioans do. Tasty with ground beef and cheesy, tomato-sauced macaroni, it’s a crowd-pleaser that they’ve served at …

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Walking Taco Casserole

Have you ever had Frito Pie or Walking Tacos? A few summers back, my Texan friend asked if I wanted to try a pop-up in Brooklyn, where we both lived. Growing up in the Northeast, I’d never heard of, much less tried, Frito pie. I was completely shocked and happy to receive a bag of Fritos loaded with chili, sour cream, corn chips, and cheese. On a hot and humid day, we sat on a grassy patch of park, catching …

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Carne Picada

Picada

Carne picada translates to chopped beef in English, therefore the dish comprises chopped beef cooked in a sauce with sautéed vegetables such as onions, peppers, and tomatoes. Mexican cuisine is already extremely diverse across the country, and this recipe is no exception. There are so many variations on this delicious stewed beef! My concept of carne picada is comparable to my mother’s approach. She would frequently make carne picada for me and my siblings when her days were getting long …

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Jamaican Beef Stew

Beef

Depending on where you are in the world, you can find a wide variety of beef stew. This recipe highlights Jamaican characteristics with a base of onions, scallions, garlic, thyme, spicy peppers, and ginger, as well as the classic Jamaican spice, pimento (also known as allspice). Many beef stews include carrots and potatoes, and this one is no exception. The potatoes not only contribute heartiness to the dish, but their starch also helps to thicken it. Use this recipe as …

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Nilagang Baka (Filipino Beef Stew)

Baka

All you need to do to make this filling one-pot dinner is cook everything over low heat. The ingredients are year-round, but on cold days, when the kitchen is heated by the stockpot, nilagang baka is the perfect dish. This dish is quite comforting, particularly when paired with steaming rice. One of the best things about this traditional Filipino cuisine is that it can be made with the simplest ingredients no matter where you are in the globe. What Is …

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