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Bacon Wrapped BBQ Meatloaf Stuffed with Cheese

Ingredients

Meatloaf

1 lb ground beef
1 egg
2 Tbsp bbq sauce
1/4 c dry seasoned bread crumbs
1 1/2 tsp Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp sea salt, optional
2 cloves garlic zested or minced
1/4 tsp rounded, dry mustard
1/4 tsp rounded, oregano
1/4 tsp rounded, basil
1/4 tsp rounded, black pepper fresh ground
2-3 green onions, white and green part, chopped finely
1/2 small green bell pepper, small dice
1 c shredded sharp cheddar cheese (reserve 1/4c for on top)

Topping

3 slice bacon cut in half (6 smaller slices total)
2 Tbsp bbq sauce
1 Tbsp rounded, light brown sugar not packed

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 F. Get out a 9×13 baking pan. Do not use a bread pan. You can line this with foil to help with clean up, or just spray with a non-stick spray. Set aside.

Keep hamburger in the refrigerator until the last minute. In a bowl, combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, minced garlic, dry mustard, oregano, basil, pepper, onion and bell pepper. Stir it around a bit to get everything mixed. Add the 2 tsp bbq sauce and egg; mix.

Grab the rest of the ingredients, this will go quickly so the “loaf” holds its shape.

Take the hamburger and add this to the bowl, quickly mix together with clean hands, forget the spoon.

Place 1/2 of the hamburger mix in the center of your pan. Make a “well” with your hand so it looks like a hollowed out 1/2 potato. Add 3/4 cup of the cheese and gently press it in.

Add the second half of the hamburger on top and press it together and shape like a log.

Lay the bacon strips on top of the loaf.

Smear the last 2 tbsp of bbq sauce on top of the bacon. Sprinkle brown sugar on top of the sauce and put this into the oven for 60 minutes. (temp should be 160°F internally)

After 60 minutes, you can sprinkle the remaining 1/4 c cheese on top and return it to the oven for 5 minutes, just to let the cheese melt. If you don’t want to to this, you can just stuff all the cheese inside and leave the outside to the bacon and bbq sauce.
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Ground Beef Stroganoff


Serves: 4

Ingredients

3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
8 oz. crimini mushrooms, sliced
salt and pepper
1/2 cup diced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb. ground beef
2 tsp paprika
4 cups low sodium beef broth
8 oz. dry rotini
1/2 cup sour cream
fresh parsley, for serving

Instructions

Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over medium heat in a pot or large skillet. Add the mushrooms and cook until they are tender, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, then remove from the pot into a bowl and set aside.

Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in the same pot. Add the onion, season with salt and pepper, and cook until translucent, 4-5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook until fragrant, 30-60 seconds. Add the ground beef and continue to cook, breaking up the beef with a spoon as it cooks, until it is browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle the paprika over the top and stir to combine.

Pour in the beef broth and the pasta. Bring to a light boil then cover the pot. Continue to cook, stirring often, until the pasta is al dente, 17-20 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the mushrooms and sour cream.

Serve topped with fresh parsley.
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Tomato Sauce with Ground Beef


Serves: 18

Ingredients

1 spray(s) cooking spray
2 tsp olive oil
2 large uncooked onion(s), thinly sliced
4 clove(s) (medium) garlic clove(s), minced, or to taste
70 oz canned tomatoes, plum variety with basil, partially mashed into big chunks
6 oz canned tomato paste
5 leaf/leaves basil, or to taste, plus extra for garnish
1 tsp table salt, or to taste
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, or to taste
1/4 tsp sugar
1 pound(s) uncooked lean ground beef

Instructions

Coat a large heavy pot with cooking spray and warm over medium heat; add oil. When oil is hot, add onions; cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 10 to 12 minutes. Add garlic; cook, stirring a few times, about 1 minute. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, salt, red pepper flakes and sugar; stir and bring to a boil, scraping down sides and bottom of pot.

Reduce heat to low, partially cover pot and cook for one hour, scraping bottom and sides of pot halfway through cooking.

Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, brown beef over medium-high heat, breaking up clumps with a spatula or wooden spoon as it cooks, about 7 to 10 minutes; set aside.

After sauce cooks for 1 hour, stir beef into pot, lifting it out of skillet with a slotted spoon so any excess fat stays in skillet. Cook sauce for 1 hour more, scraping down sides and bottom of pot occasionally. Yields about 1/2 cup per serving.

Notes: Feel free to swap lean ground turkey or chicken, or chicken or turkey sausage (in casings) for the ground beef.
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Deluxe Cheeseburger Salad


Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

4 sesame seed hamburger bun tops
1 small red onion, divided
2 plum tomatoes
3/4 lb (350 g) 95% lean ground beef
1/2 cup (125 mL) sliced dill pickles
3/4 cup (175 mL) ketchup
1 tbsp (15 mL) yellow mustard
8 cups (2 L) thinly sliced romaine lettuce
1 cup (250 mL) shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

Preheat oven to 425F (220C). Slice bun tops into 1/4-in. (6-mm) strips. (If bun tops are very thick, slice bottoms off horizontally before slicing into strips). Arrange in a single layer on Large Bar Pan; bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly toasted. Remove to Stackable Cooling Rack; cool completely.

Cut onion in half crosswise using Utility Knife. Slice half of the onion crosswise into thin rings using Ultimate Mandoline fitted with adjustable slicing blade on thin setting. Cut tomatoes lengthwise into quarters and slice crosswise. Set onion and tomatoes aside.

Cook ground beef in (8-in./20-cm) Saute Pan over medium-high heat 5-7 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking beef into crumbles using Nylon Turner. Meanwhile, chop remaining onion half using Food Chopper. Finely dice pickles using Utility Knife.

In Classic Batter Bowl, combine chopped onion, pickles, ketchup and mustard. Add cooked beef; mix well using Small Mix ‘N Scraper.

To serve, arrange lettuce on large serving platter. Spoon beef mixture over lettuce. Top with cheese, tomatoes and sliced onion. Arrange hamburger bun croutons around edge of platter. Serve immediately.
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Bacon Cheeseburger Rigatoni


Yield: 4 – 5 servings

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup diced onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
coarse salt and fresh ground pepper
1 pound ground beef
1 + 1/2 cups tomato sauce
3/4 cup barbecue sauce
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/2 cup diced pickles
1 diced tomato, seeds removed
8 ounces rigatoni
1 cup shredded smoked or sharp cheddar cheese
3 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled

Instructions

In a large skillet heat oil over medium – low heat and add the onion, garlic and a pinch or two of salt and pepper, cook until onion are translucent.

Turn heat up to medium and add ground beef, season it with salt and pepper and break it apart as it cooks.

Meanwhile cook rigatoni according to package directions in plenty of salted water to al dente.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. and grease a 9 x 13-inch casserole pan.

When the ground beef is cooked through remove from heat. Drain off the grease.

Stir in both sauces, the vinegar, 1/2 the pickles, 1/2 the tomatoes, the pasta and 3/4 cup of the cheese.

Spoon the mixture into the casserole pan and sprinkle the top with the remaining cheese, pickles and tomatoes.

Bake until bubbly 20 – 25 minutes. To serve garnish the top with the crumbled bacon.
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Hamburger Soup

Ingredients

2 lbs lean ground beef
1 white onion, peeled and diced
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, more to taste
1/2 teaspoon dry oregano, more to taste
1/2 teaspoon dry basil, more to taste
1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt
1 (1 1/2 ounce) envelope onion soup mix
6 cups water, more to desired consistency
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (15 ounce) can corn, drained
1 cup celery, sliced
1/4 cup celery leaves, coarsely chopped
1 cup fresh carrot, sliced
1 cup white potato, peeled and cut into small cubes
garlic salt, to taste
shredded parmesan cheese, to serve
sour cream, to serve

Directions

Brown ground beef and onion in a large pot. Drain if needed.

Add spices and onion soup mix.

Stir in water, tomato sauce and soy sauce. Bring to a boil; then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.

Add the rest of the ingredients up to the potatoes bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer uncovered until potatoes and carrots are tender about 30 minutes. (Add more water if needed).

Season to taste with garlic salt.

Serve with shredded parmesan cheese and sour cream.
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Cabbage Rolls

Ingredients

2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup chopped yellow onion
1 medium head (about 2 pounds) green cabbage
1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup cooked rice (white or brown)
1/4 cup raisins (I use golden)
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 can (16 ounces) tomato sauce
1/2 cup beef broth
1/2 teaspoon paprika
sour cream, for serving (optional)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 13- by 9-inch pan with cooking spray or oil.

In a medium skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

Using a small, sharp knife, cut in a circle all around the stem of the cabbage and remove the core. Place the cabbage in the boiling water. After about 2 minutes an outside leaf will come loose–pull it off and out of the water using tongs. After another minute the next leaf will come loose. Remove and repeat until you have 8 to 10 leaves.

Pat the leaves dry with paper towels. Cut out the thick part of the rib from the bottom of each leaf, but don’t cut more than a third of the way into the leaf.

In a mixing bowl, combine the beef, cooled onion, rice, raisins, and salt.

With the stem side of the cabbage leaf facing you, place a scant 1/3 cup of the beef mixture in the center of each cabbage leaf. Fold the bottom edge over the mixture and then fold the sides over and roll into a tidy packet.

Place the cabbage rolls, seam side down, in the prepared baking dish.

In a bowl, mix together the tomato sauce, broth, and paprika. Pour evenly over the cabbage rolls. Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour.

Optional: Serve the cabbage rolls with a big dollop of sour cream.
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