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Tips and Tricks to Make Perfect Spaghetti Squash Plus 7 Delicious Recipes

Tips and Tricks to Make Perfect Spaghetti Squash Plus 7 Delicious Recipes

Move away regular spaghetti and make place for spaghetti squash!

Spaghetti squash certainly looks great and if you search the web, you will find tons of recipes and pictures to support that theory. The vegan & gluten-free communities swear that this plant-based spaghetti beats regular pasta anytime. But is it so? If you are about to cook your first spaghetti squash recipe (what a healthy start of the year!), there are a few things you should know.

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Does Spaghetti Squash Taste Like Regular Spaghetti?

To cut it short, the answer is no. Spaghetti squash surely looks a lot like regular spaghetti and they also have a similar texture, with the squash being more tender and fragile.

However, winter squash is still a squash. The taste is quite mild (avoiding to call it tasteless) which is not necessarily a bad thing. This makes spaghetti squash perfect for pairing will all sorts of sauces and toppings, especially those with stronger flavors.

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How to Transform Squash Into Spaghetti

Cutting

Squash has a hard shell, which makes it rather difficult to cut. Make sure you use a heavy knife and lots of strength when you cut it.

Tip 1: Before you start cutting, heat the squash in the microwave for maximum 3 minutes to soften the shell and make cutting easier.

Tip 2: If the squash you have is very hard and seems impossible to cut, you can roast it whole (for about an hour) and then cut it in half.

Start cutting from the stem without cutting through the stem itself. Cut all the way to the end and pull the halves apart.

Scooping

Once the squash is halved, remove the seeds using a scoop. You can reserve and roast them later and use them as a crunchy topping for your vegan pasta recipe. Remove the fibrous threads and pulp from the seeds, then boil them in slightly salted water for about 8-9 minutes. Drain and let them dry. Toss with olive oil and season with salt. Roast for about 20 minutes at 325 degrees F in the oven. The seeds are done when they become crunchy.

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How to cook Spaghetti Squash

In the Oven

Cut the squash in half, scoop out the seeds, add some olive oil, salt & pepper (or other spices & herbs to taste). Cook the halves face-down in a baking dish lined with parchment paper at 375 degrees F until soft (about 40-50 minutes, depending on the size). Pierce with a knife or fork to check for doneness. If it’s soft, you’re good to go.

Tip 3: To facilitate the process, add some water to the baking dish. The steam will prevent the squash from drying out and make it even softer.

In the Microwave

While it is true that oven-roasted squash is more flavorful and less moist, the microwave gets the job done faster.

The process is very similar to the one that uses the oven for baking – cut the squash in half, scoop out the seeds, and add with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Place the halves face-down in a microwave-safe baking dish. Fill the dish with a bit of water (about 1-inch deep). Cook for 5 minutes, check for doneness and if it’s not cooked through, cook for 2-4 minutes more, until soft.

When the squash is done, turn the halves over and let cool for about 5 minutes. Separate the strands using a fork.

Spaghetti Squash Recipes

The simplest recipe is to season the spaghetti squash with some cayenne pepper, cinnamon, and brown sugar and serve it as a side dish to meaty dishes. But why stop at that when there are so many delicious spaghetti squash recipes?

Cheesy Spaghetti Squash

Cheddar cheese, sour cream, bacon, and roasted red pepper add lots of flavor to spaghetti squash, while breadcrumbs add a crunchy topping. Chopped carrots, mushrooms or green bell pepper are all nutritious additions to this dish—just add 1 cup of any one of them to the skillet in Step 3.

Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls

These burrito bowls can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of their dietary preferences – vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, or omnivore. They’re just like ‘real’ burrito bowls only much healthier. The best part is they are very easy to customize so you can make them different every time!

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Bake

Are you a fan of Italian cuisine? Well, who isn’t? For an easy Italian flair, pair your spaghetti squash with basil pesto and grated Parmesan cheese. If you are more patient, this is the recipe for you – a lasagna-inspired dish with tofu ricotta & marinara sauce. An incredibly flavorful yet simple dish made with only ten ingredients. Hearty, gluten-free, vegan, and full of proteins, this dish is light and yet very fulfilling. A perfect fall & winter recipe for the whole family!

Pizza Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

We’re not done with Italian versions of our new favorite pasta substitute because who would refuse a healthier take on their favorite cuisine? This pizza-stuffed version is filled with vegetables, pizza sauce, and has the flavors of classic pepperoni pizza. Top with melty cheese, bake, and dive in!

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Spaghetti Squash Tostadas

How about some Mexican flavors? This vegetarian tostada is filled with roasted tomatoes and onions, spaghetti squash, and black beans. A meat-free delight that is sure to become one of your favorites!

Southwestern Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Even though Southwestern cuisine is known for its high-calorie comfort foods, there is a number of modern takes on classic recipes that show its food can also be good for you. This easy dish is a great way to change up the weekly routine – a meatless specialty packed with flavors from with the taco seasoning & enchilada sauce.

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Baked Eggs in Spaghetti Squash Nests

Looking for something simple, healthy, but pretty enough for a family/friends get-together? You have found the perfect recipe. These cute nests have a flavor very similar to hash browns and are made in a muffin tin. They are also perfect for breakfast or brunch any day. For extra flavor, add a dash of sriracha on top!

 

 

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Our 12 Very Best Pork Chops Recipes

Our 12 Very Best Pork Chops Recipes

Pork chops are one of those versatile dishes that taste great every time – oven-roasted, grilled, pan-fried, slow-cooked, or breaded. However, having a great pork chops recipe is not enough. Beginner cooks often end up with an overcooked or rubbery final product.

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Luckily, with a few precautionary steps, everyone can have deliciously tender pork chops on the table in less than 30 minutes, regardless of the cooking method.

Pork Chop Recipe Secret 1: Bone-on or Boneless?

The first step is choosing the best type of meat. Should you opt for boneless or bone-on chops? The difference isn’t big but in general, the chops with the bone on take a few minutes longer to cook.

When preparing pork chops, start by removing them from the packaging (If you brine, this step comes after brining). Then, pat them dry with a paper towel, rub with some olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

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Pork Chop Recipe Secret 2: Brining the Pork Chops

Brining is the key to softness and juiciness! Considering that the process takes approximately half an hour and makes such a big difference in the taste, it’s worth taking it into consideration. However, 30 minutes are the required minimum. Generally, the longer the brining takes, the softer and juicier the meat will be. The recommended maximum brining time is 4 hours; so, be careful not to over-brine!

Brining is also the step where you can make the meat extra flavorful by adding fresh herbs and spices to the brine like garlic, peppercorns, and lemon juice.

From here on, everything gets easier. Here are a few examples of how to add a new twist on favorite pork chop recipes.

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Baked Stuffed Pork Chop Recipe

Sweet pork chops, baked with a stuffing of apples, cheese and raisins, make a special occasion even better. To vary the flavor of this dish, replace the apple with the same amount of chopped pear and the Cheddar with mozzarella.

Smothered Pork Chops Recipe

Mushrooms and garlic are simmered in an herbed gravy, then sour cream is added to create the perfect sauce for pork chops. Substitute sliced Portobello, cremini or shiitake mushrooms for the sliced button mushrooms in this recipe for a gourmet twist.

Cider Pork Chop Recipe

Perk up pan-fried pork chops by smothering them in a delicious sauce made with apple cider, fresh sage and onions. For a richer, creamier sauce, remove the skillet from heat at the end of Step 3 and stir in 3 tbsp. sour cream

Tangy Mustard Pork Chop Recipe

It’s easy to add amazing flavor to pork chops. Whole-grain mustard, tarragon, shallots and whipping cream do the trick. If shallots aren’t easily available, you can substitute 2 tsp. dried minced onion.

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Pork Chops with Tomato Chutney

Simple baked pork chops are enriched with a burst of flavor from onions, tarragon and tomatoes. Easy enough for a weeknight! For a fruit chutney variation that goes well with pork: Add 1/2 cup drained chopped canned peaches to the skillet with the tomatoes.

Chile-Mango Pork Chop Recipe

Fresh mango adds a refreshingly sweet note plus a taste of the tropics to these spicy, juicy Southwestern-style pork chops.

Stuffed Pork Chops Recipe

Cornbread stuffing enhanced with fresh bell pepper and onion is baked right inside these savory pork chops. Don’t want half a green pepper sitting in the refrigerator for days? Chop the other half, too, place it in a re-sealable plastic bag and store in the freezer. Chopped green pepper can be frozen for 2–3 months. Just stir into soups, casseroles, scrambled eggs, anything!

Pork Chops and Sauerkraut

Apples, onion and sauerkraut simmer with juicy pork chops to create a satisfying meal ideal for a cold winter’s night. For authentic German flavor, sprinkle a pinch of caraway seed into the mixture in Step 2.

Sweet and Sour Pork Chop Recipe

This recipe proves that pork chops and fruit are made for each other. Variation: To add a little crunch, stir in one 8-ounce can sliced water chestnuts, drained, with the bell pepper and onion.

These pork chops are great with rice, but if you want a change of taste, use chow mein or

fried rice noodles instead. Their crispy texture and savory taste were a good match for the rich, sweet pork. They are also less work because they are ready to use right out of the package. Make sure to serve the dish as soon as you spoon the pork mixture over the noodles so the noodles are still crunchy.

Pork Chop Casserole

An easy one-pan creation serves up a beautiful main course meal complete with pork chops, stuffing and cinnamon baked apples. Try chicken in this recipe instead of the pork chops. Use 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts and follow the recipe above.

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Southern Fried Pork Chops Recipe

If you are a fan of fried chicken (who isn’t?), this recipe is just for you. These chops are full of flavors even though they’re seasoned only with salt and pepper. The trick is to make sure you use plenty of salt and pepper. Simple, but absolutely delicious. For a real holiday feast, serve them for lunch or dinner with lots of sides!

Cuban Mojo Grilled Pork Chop Recipe

These simple chops are marinated in a Cuban-style mojo sauce composed of orange juice, garlic, cumin, and oregano. Afterward, the pork is grilled and served with sautéed onions and some more of the mojo sauce. For an extra Cuban flair, you can also add pineapple salsa or black beans on the side. If you exclude the time for marinating, this recipe is very quick so, it is perfect for a weeknight meal.

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Serving the Pork Chops

Reserve the juice the pork chops are cooking in and use it to make a sauce or gravy. Let the chops rest for about five minutes before you attack, no matter how difficult it might be to restrain! Combine with potatoes, rice, or a fresh salad on the side.

 

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28 Foods and Drinks to Help You Party All Night Long on New Year’s Eve

28 Foods and Drinks to Help You Party All Night Long on New Year’s Eve

The mood on New Year’s Eve is festive and playful, so if you are hosting the party – keep it simple. You don’t need to plan menus ahead and cook all day, nor take out your expensive China to set the table. Because who has time to sit down and dine when they’re partying all night long?

Look at it as a fun and relaxed get-together of family and friends who will almost certainly expect a bowl of punch to liven things up a little bit. A buffet table should be the central part of your party. However, even though New Year’s Eve is much simpler to host than a lavish three course Christmas dinner, you still have some work to do.

Follow these ideas to compile a lively and diverse menu, as well as a few simple and effective decoration solutions. Pour yourself a glass of wine and put on some music to make the process fun and festive. Don’t worry, you will be done in no time!

Set the Tone and Decorate

Set the tone of the party in your invitation. You can either buy ready-made invitation cards or be creative and make them yourself (download a template, cut, glue). That is, if you are skilled enough. If not, you can always be cool and invite your guests via e-mail. Instruct them to wear something casual with a bit of spark and come over for a glass of punch.

A New Year’s Party certainly calls for decorations. Keep in mind that the table will be filled with punch bowls, glasses, trays, and plates. Also, your food can serve as decoration itself. Consider preparing some muffins and decorate them as reindeer or Santas or threading grapes onto skewers, and place them in tall Champagne glasses (filled with Champagne, of course).

If you want a centerpiece, use your party favors! Place a bunch of noisemakers, together with plain glasses or jars filled with colorful party blowers, on a cake stand and surround with tinsel. You can also choose party hats, as well as jars filled with confetti for this centerpiece. At the stroke of midnight, they will be used for their original purpose Don’t forget to fill the room with balloons. Simple and effective.

Cheers-Worthy Beverages

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Welcome the new year in style by serving fruity champagne drinks, colorful punches, and fun cocktails. Here are some suggestions you can find on our website and app:

Fruity champagne drinks

The bubbly wine you use for cocktails does not need to be the expensive type. The fizziness is what you’re going for, and it does not depend on the brand.

  • Champagne Cosmos (Champagne, cranberry juice, orange-flavored liqueur, lime juice and zest)
  • Strawberry Champagne Jello Shots (Champagne, strawberry jello, gelatin)
  • White Grape and Champagne Granita (Champagne, green grapes, lemon juice, and sugar)

Colorful Punches

You can use the champagne for the punches or try stronger mixes.

  • Pomegranate and Orange Champagne Punch (pomegranate, orange, orange-flavored liqueur, champagne)
  • Paradise Punch (whiskey, vodka, Amaretto, ginger ale, pineapple juice, orange juice, grenadine)
  • Whiskey Sour Punch (bourbon, orange-flavored liqueur, orange juice, lemon juice, sugar, sparkling water)

Don’t forget to add a non-alcoholic punch bowl for those who avoid booze and for those who will need to “chill” with something lighter in between two glasses of alcoholic drinks. This one is especially important if your party involves people who have and will bring their kids. In that case, it is best to set a separate kids buffet.

  • Cranberry Raspberry Punch (frozen lemonade, cranberry juice, raspberry sorbet, orange juice, ginger ale)
  • Peppermint Punch (eggnog, peppermint ice cream, ginger ale, candy cane).
  • Lemon-Lime Hulk Party Punch (lemon-lime soda, lime sherbet, and fresh limes)

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Fun Cocktails

  • Watermelon Limeade (watermelon, lime, rum, sugar, club soda)
  • Sparkling Paloma Cocktails (grapefruit juice, lime juice, tequila, agave syrup, sparkling water, fresh thyme)
  • Prickly Lady Cocktail (mescal, ginger liqueur, pear juice, lime, lime juice, powdered sugar)

To save you some time and trouble, arrange the ingredients needed for each cocktail, together with ice, straws, and all the necessary additions, and let your guests find their own ideal mixture. Give them a hand by writing the above-listed recipes on Christmas cards or holiday stationary. To ensure that these cocktail recipes won’t get lost somewhere in the middle of the party, stick them onto the bowls or saw them directly onto the tablecloth.

You can also use the cards and stationary to write thank you notes and give them away together with some easy homemade gifts (more on that later). Or encourage your guests to write their New Year’s wishes anonymously and place them on the Christmas tree.

Party Food

Appetizers and Hors d’ Oeuvres

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Partying requires food, so even though there won’t be a classic three-course menu, you still need to have plenty of food in the form of appetizers and hors d’ oeuvres. If you are hosting a big party that involves a lot of people, ask each guest to bring a drink and plate of appetizers to fill up the buffet (state this in your invitation).

As for the rest, stick with this golden rule: no kneading. Appetizers that involve dough may be tasty, but they take plenty of time to be prepared. Choose recipes that require minimum work and minimum mess to reduce the level of stress!

Arrange

The easiest are the appetizers that involve a simple arrangement of pieces of food on skewers.

  • Assorted Skewed Party Appetizers

Mozzarella balls, tuna, roasted bell peppers, marinated artichoke hearts, olives, cherry tomatoes, only arrange and serve.

Or in glasses, like this one:

  • Glass Appetizers in Blue Cheese Sauce

Pear and asparagus slices (grilled) in a cheese, milk, and nutmeg sauce.

No baking

Another quick and easy option are these no-baking appetizers

–           Cheddar Carrot Balls

Cream cheese, cheddar cheese, onion, garlic, and carrot, shaped into small balls and chilled.

Easy bake

However, baking can be quite simple, and this recipe is a proof

  • Zucchini and Ricotta Crostini

Small savory toasts topped with three types of melty cheese and veggies

Fry and stuff

Stuffing is also fast and easy, especially if you make it with only a few ingredients.

  • Stuffed Mushrooms

Large mushrooms filled with a mixture of seasoned bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and fresh parsley.

Use the same stuffing to fill bell peppers, potatoes, squash, or tomatoes.

You can even stuff hard-boiled eggs cut in two, yolk removed. Prepare the filling using the removed yolks, mixed with crumbled fried bacon, mayonnaise, mustard, and paprika.

  • Nuwave Any-Tizer Deviled Eggs

Meaty appetizers

  • Chicken Appetizers

If you are looking for a meaty addition, try these skewers with an Asian twist obtained by complementing the meat with soy sauce, pineapple juice, sesame, and ginger. Bake on a metal rack at 400 degrees F.

Desserts

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A great dessert not only serves as effective decoration, but it also raises the blood sugar levels and gives you enough energy to last until the end of the party!

Play smart and prepare several different treats using only one recipe – standard pancake batter. Make a larger dosage of the recipe and divide it into three batches. This time, to make this sweet delight more festive and fluffier, add 1 1/3 cup of Champagne. In case you have kids at your party, don’t worry. The alcohol will evaporate in the process of cooking.

Cake

Cook the first two batches the usual way. Use the first ready batch to form a cake, by arranging the pancakes on top of each other. Use a vanilla frosting as a glue between the pancakes, as well as to frost the whole “cake”. Decorate with candy canes on top (whole and crushed).

Trifles

The other batch will be sliced into small pieces and used to prepare trifles. Start with a layer of pancake pieces, followed by a layer of vanilla custard, and a layer of fruits, preferably berries because of their beautiful red color. Finish with whipped cream and some red and green sprinkles on top.

Muffins

Pour the third batch of pancake batter into muffin tins and bake in the oven. Choose an easy decoration. For example, you can cover each muffin with whipped cream and top with a strawberry to create muffin Santas.

This trick for using a single recipe to produce muffins, cookies, cakes, and other sweet delights also works with banana bread batter. Simply covering the loaf in thick frosting will turn it into a decadent cake.

Another easy dessert is the homemade chocolate fondue, that can serve as a sweet dip. Make it in a brown and white variation, chocolate chips, heavy cream, vanilla and a pinch of salt.

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Good Luck Gifts

You can also use the pancake muffins as “thank you” gifts. Just arrange a few of them in a cardboard box, tie a ribbon and attach a Christmas card with your best wishes.

Another idea is to pour some of the banana bread batter into mason jars (half-way full) and place them in the oven to bake. Let them cool, cover with the lids, then decorate with ribbons and “best wishes” tags.

But since this is a celebration of all the good things yet to come, and everyone is full of hopes, instead of handing out classic “thank you” gifts to your guests on their way home, prepare “good luck” gifts.

For this purpose, fill mason jars with foods that symbolize good fortune and prosperous year. In the US South, people eat black-eyed peas on this day as a symbol of humility and prosperity. Lentils are a symbol of good luck in Italy, whereas the Greeks smash and eat pomegranate seeds on this night. The Spanish and Portuguese opt for grapes. Decorate each jar with a ribbon and attach a card with handwritten cooking instructions. Here are some examples:

  • Smoky Black-Eyed Pea and Sausage Soup
  • Thai Basil Coconut Lentils
  • Egyptian Pomegranate, Walnut, and Red Pepper Puree
  • Steak Salad with Grapes

 

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15+ Ground Beef Recipes for the Whole Family

15+ Ground Beef Recipes for the Whole Family

There are so many reasons we love ground beef recipes. To name just a few:

  • ground beef is inexpensive
  • it is quick and easy to prepare
  • it is extremely versatile

We are sure you have tried the classic ground beef recipes such as hamburgers, meatloaf, meatballs, and lasagna, but have you tried less usual twists like soups, casseroles, and stuffed peppers?

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Yes, there is a ground beef recipe for everyone. And best of all, they work for weeknights just as well as special occasions

Flaky Beef Pockets

Try something different for dinner tonight—ground beef, potatoes, carrots and onions all wrapped up in a crisp golden crust. Add an appetizing, golden gloss to the crust with an egg wash. Just whisk 1 egg with 2 tsp. water in a small bowl and brush the egg mixture over the crust before baking.

Cheeseburger Macaroni

Elbow macaroni, lean ground beef and lots of Cheddar cheese team up for a real home-run hit at suppertime. Get a jump-start on dinner by cooking the beef mixture and macaroni the day before and refrigerate separately in resealable plastic containers. Continue with Step 4 as directed.

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Classic Stuffed Peppers

Colorful, delicious and fun to eat, these peppers stuffed with ground beef and rice will brighten a family supper. If a pepper won’t stand up straight, cut a thin slice off the bottom (taking care not to cut all the way through).

Southwestern Beef Tacos

A fresh homemade salsa tops these tacos made with ground beef and chorizo sausage. Full of authentic flavor and sure to please! Chorizo comes in both bulk sausage and links. The bulk sausage is easier to use for this recipe. If your market only has links, crumble or finely chop the sausage before adding it to the ground meat.

Beefy Vegetable Soup

You don’t need all day to make delicious soup. This hearty ground beef recipe requires simmering vegetables and potatoes for just a few minutes. For a tasty variation, replace the potatoes with 1 cup quick-cooking barley in Step 2.

Beef and Spinach Casserole

Dinner tonight becomes something special—crisp layers of golden phyllo dough atop an easy filling of ground beef, spinach and mushrooms. Make this dish extra special with a sprinkle of chopped fresh parsley, and top each serving with a little sour cream.

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Grandma’s Stuffed Cabbage

The original comfort food! Cabbage leaves are stuffed with ground beef and rice, then simmered to perfection in a sweet tomato sauce.

Hearty Lasagna Roll-Ups

Who needs layering? Just roll up a great lasagna dinner tonight! This ground beef recipe calls for ricotta cheese and lots of mozzarella keep the taste traditional. For a “Florentine” variation, add a thawed and very well drained 10 oz.box of frozen spinach to the beef mixture in Step 3.

Barbecue Meatloaf

This tasty meatloaf—made with ground beef, sweet corn and a tangy barbecue sauce—will be a hit with the whole family. For a sweet, smoky flavor, try adding 1 tbsp. maple syrup instead of honey to the glaze in Step 3.

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Classic Homestyle Chili

For a sizzling fiesta, serve bowlfuls of spicy ground beef, packed with chili and garlic, all topped with a fresh, homemade salsa. For a milder taste, go for plump, green, medium-sized chilies—the smaller varieties are generally hot, particularly the red ones. Wear rubber gloves when preparing or wash your hands thoroughly after contact.

Porcupine Meatballs          

Kids love these “prickly” meatballs. This is an easy version of the classic ground beef recipe with rice that will be your family’s favorite. Using a 1/4-cup measuring cup for each meatball portion keeps the size uniform and makes it easier to roll the meat-rice mixture into balls.

Beef and Bow Ties

Whenever I feel homesick, I make this pasta so I can feel like I’m back in Grandma’s house. Variation 1: Add 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained, to the beef mixture. Top servings with a dollop of sour cream. Garnish with chopped green onions.

Variation 2: Add 1 cup chopped fresh mushrooms with the tomatoes and cooked as directed. Then remove the mixture from the heat and stir in 1 cup sour cream. Toss the mixture with the pasta and basil as directed, but omit the Parmesan.

Beef Vegetable Burgers

One of my uncles was a picky eater. Grandma would make these burgers every week to be sure he ate some vegetables. For a charcoal-grilled taste even when she cooked these under the broiler, Grandma used a smoked mozzarella or other smoked cheese in place of the Cheddar, or she added a drop or two of liquid smoke to the ground meat mixture.

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Updated Beef Wellington

Individual beef patties are topped with mushrooms and wrapped in puff pastry for a quick and easy version of this classic. An instant-read digital meat thermometer is very handy to check for doneness in pastry-wrapped ground beef recipes such as this one. The meat should be cooked to at least 160°F.

Easy Barbecue Tarts

These savory bites hit the spot! Made from biscuit dough and filled with barbecue-flavored beef, they’re fun, easy and fast.

SUPER SPEEDY: For an even faster fix, use 1 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce instead of combining the ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, chili powder and salt.

MONEY-SAVING TIP: Use this recipe to stretch your leftovers. Prepare the biscuit cups as directed, then fill them with whatever you have. Try this trick with barbecued chicken, baked beans or leftover chili.

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Cheeseburger Skillet

One-skillet meals are a busy cook’s favorite supper—and families love them, too. Macaroni, beef, veggies and cheese make everyone happy. To add a crunchy topping to this ground beef recipe: Saute 1/2 cup bread crumbs in 2 tbsp. butter until crisp. Sprinkle over the skillet before serving.

Do you have a favorite ground beef recipe? Share it in the comments!

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