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Taco Lasagna

Taco Lasagna – Warning!! Do Not Eat This If You Are on a Diet.

Gather the following ingredients:

1 lb. ground beef
1 can re-fried beans
1 can black beans, drained
1 can chopped jalapenos
1 envelope taco seasoning
16 oz. shredded Colby-Jack cheese
12 lasagna noodles
1 jar mild salsa

Large pot
Large skillet
1 large glass pan

Optional toppings:
Sour cream
Tortilla chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Taco seasoning, ground beef, refried beans, black beans, Colby jack cheese, peppers
Taco seasoning, ground beef, refried beans, black beans, Colby jack cheese, peppers

In the large pot cook 9-12 lasagna noodles according to the package directions.

Brown the ground beef in the large skillet. Drain.

Add beans, jalapenos, taco seasoning, and 2 Tbls. salsa. Mix thoroughly.

Layer 3 noodles on the bottom of the pan, then the meat mixture, then some cheese, and some salsa. Repeat. The top layer should be noodles and just the cheese and salsa.

Bake for 30 minutes.
* I have baked this covered and uncovered.

Serve with sour cream if desired.
This also makes a great dip for tortilla chips.

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Tater Tot Casserole

Tater Tot Casserole

Gather the following ingredients:

Mini Tater Tots
1 lb. ground beef
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
1 small can young peas

Large glass pan

2 slices of American cheese

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Brown the hamburger.

Bake the tater tots for 15 minutes.
– This will guarantee that they cook through later.

Tater tots
Tater tots

Add 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup and the peas (drained) to the hamburger. Mix thoroughly.

Pour the mixture over the potatoes and fold everything so that it is mixed, but the tater tots are not destroyed.

* If desired tear the American cheese into small pieces and place them on top of the mixed casserole.

Bake the casserole for 15 minutes.

Allow it to cool for 5 minutes before serving.


Meatloaf – Hold the Onions – Always Good This is one of the best and easiest meatloaf recipes you will ever make.

Gather the following ingredients:
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. kosher salt
9 twists fresh ground pepper
2 pinches fresh thyme leaves or 1/2 tsp.
dried thyme
1/6 cup Worcestershire sauce
3/8 cup chicken broth
1 tsp. tomato paste
2 1/2 lbs. ground beef 93%
3/4 cup plain dry bread crumbs
1 1/2 large egg

medium sauce pan
very large bowl
deep metal baking dish (not your favorite one)

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

In a sauce pan mix the olive oil, kosher salt, ground pepper, thyme, Worcestershire sauce, and chicken broth. Heat on medium and stir for a few minutes.
– It is easiest to tear apart the fresh thyme, but you can pull off the leaves and try to chop them.
– Use a 1/3 cup and fill it as close to half as you can for the Worcestershire sauce. – Use a 1/4 cup one time and then filled half way for the chicken broth.
– The tomato paste sticks to the measuring spoon, but you just need a small scoop of it so pull some out with a spoon and stir it in the sauce until it comes off.

In a very large bowl add the eggs, beef, bread crumbs, and the sauce pan mix over the top. Knead the mixture together with your hands. Make sure your hands are clean and rinsed. I always find the meat is too cold for my hands, but if it is fresh and sits out while you make the mixture it isn’t as cold. Try to make sure the bread crumbs get mixed through and use the egg and mixture to help it all stick together.
– Crack the first egg into your hand and pull it apart tossing half of it away. I do this next to the trash for easy disposal. Then add the second egg. You can crack the egg into a separate bowl first to make sure it is ok to use.

Meatloaf mix

Transfer the meat mixture from the bowl to the deep baking dish and form it into the shape of a loaf. Try to make it as uniform as possible with the same height and same width all the way across.

Bake the meatloaf for 1 1/2 hours. The internal temperature of the meatloaf should be 160 degrees when it is done. Start soaking the pan as soon as you can.

Serve with ketchup. Honestly as long as you buy good beef this will be the best meatloaf you have ever had and as a bonus no onions.

Whiskey BBQ Sliders

BBQ Sliders

BBQ Sliders – this is worth the effortGather the following ingredients:

2 pounds ground beef
4 Tbls. butter
1 whole large yellow onion, diced
1/2 cup Whiskey

1 cup BBQ sauce
1/4 cup jalapeno diced

12 buns

Large frying pan

Dice the onion and jalapenos very small.

Divide the ground beef into 12 small patties.  Season both sides with your favorite seasoning mix.

Melt the butter in the skillet over a medium-high heat.  Cook the patties until they are almost done in the middle.  3-4 minutes per side.  Remove the patties from the pan and set aside.

Leave 2 Tbsp. of grease in the skillet.  Cook the diced onions in the skillet for about 3 minutes.

Turn off the stove for a minute if cooking over a gas flame before you pour in the whiskey.  Poor in the whiskey.

Stir and cook until the whiskey is reduced by half, 2-3 minutes.

Stir in the jalapenos and BBQ sauce.

Reduce the heat to low and put the patties back into the pan.  Turn them over to coat both sides.  Allow the patties to simmer in the sauce until it is hot and bubbly.

Serve each slider on a bun with a spoon full of sauce over the patty.

*  You can toast the inside of the bun by coating it in butter and cooking it in a pan until toasted.

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Taverns – What on Earth is a Sloppy Joe?  That my friend is a Tavern.  I would like to thank the Anthon-Oto Community School for this recipe.  It is designed to be increased per pound.  I suggest making at least 2 lbs.Gather the following ingredients:

1 lb hamburger
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1 tbsp. oatmeal
1/8 tsp. chili powder

Large frying pan

Brown the hamburger, cook until tender, drain (optional in my opinion).

Add brown sugar, salt, and pepper.  Stir.

Add the oatmeal, Worcestershire Sauce, ketchup, and chili powder.  Stir.

Simmer on low a little while until you think it is ready.  Watch to make sure it doesn’t burn.

Serve on a bun when ready.  Maybe with feta cheese, dill pickle relish, and ketchup.

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