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Cheesy Barbecue Beef Rigatoni

Cheesy Barbecue Beef Rigatoni

Cheesy Barbecue Beef Rigatoni
 
Progresso Recipe Starters adds a wonderful flavor to this ground beef and pasta meal.
Ingredients
  • 3 cups uncooked rigatoni or ziti pasta (9 oz)
  • 1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • ½ cup sliced green onions (8 medium)
  • 1 can (18 oz) Progresso™ Recipe Starters™ creamy three cheese cooking sauce
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce*
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
Instructions
  1. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package; set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, cook beef and green onions over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain.
  3. Stir in pasta, cooking sauce and barbecue sauce. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes to blend flavors, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove from heat; sprinkle with cheese. Cover; let stand 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

 

Recipe Source: BettyCrocker.com

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Week Night Hamburger Casserole

Week Night Hamburger Casserole

Week Night Hamburger Casserole
 
This casserole is so easy to make and delicious to eat, you'll never by the boxed stuff again!
Ingredients
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 8 ounce box elbow macaroni 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • ¼ cup chopped celery
  • ¼ cup chopped bell pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
Instructions
  1. Prepare elbow macaroni according to box instructions. Drain.
  2. Heat oven to 425 degrees.
  3. Heat oil in nonstick skillet on medium heat. Cook celery, onions, garlic, and peppers until translucent.
  4. Add ground beef, and cook until brown. Drain excess fat.
  5. Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, and spices. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  6. Add macaroni and stir in one cup of cheddar cheese.
  7. Pour mixture into lightly greased 9 by 11 inch pan. Top with remaining cheese.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes.

Recipe Source: Food.com

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Tangy Cranberry Meatballs

Tangy Cranberry Meatballs

Recipe Source: Gooseberry Patch Autumn In The Country Cookbook

Tangy Cranberry Meatballs
 
These deliciously different meatballs are a real crowd pleaser! Serve them for Sunday dinner or as an appetizer at your next big gathering.
Ingredients
  • 1-3/4 lbs. frozen meatballs
  • 1.2-oz. pkg. brown gravy mix
  • ¾ c. whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 2 t. Dijon mustard
  • 2 T. whipping cream
  • Optional: sweetened, dried
  • cranberries, minced fresh parsley
Instructions
  1. Place frozen meatballs in a slow cooker; set aside.
  2. Make gravy according to package directions; stir in cranberry sauce, mustard and cream. Stir until well blended; pour over meatballs and stir to coat evenly.
  3. Cover and cook on low setting for 4 to 5 hours, or on high setting for 2 to 3 hours.
  4. To serve, use a slotted spoon to remove meatballs to a serving dish. Sprinkle with dried cranberries and minced parsley, if desired.

Recipe Source: Gooseberry Patch Autumn In The Country Cookbook

 

 

Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs
 
This Swedish meatball recipe is easy to make and delicious to eat! Add a side salad or vegetable for a complete meal in no time.
Ingredients
  • Meatballs:
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • pepper to taste
  • Sauce:
  • 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup milk
  • Kitchen Bouquet (for color)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Mix all meatball ingredients together in bowl. Shape into balls and place on cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, or until browned.
  2. Remove meatballs from oven and place in a casserole dish. Reduce oven temperature to 350F.
  3. Stir together ingredients for the sauce and combine with the meatballs in the casserole dish. Cover and bake for 1 hour.
  4. Serve over hot cooked noodles.

Recipe adapted from Food.com

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Baked Penne Pasta

Baked Penne Pasta

Baked Penne Pasta
 
Quick and easy to make, this baked penne pasta recipe will become a family favorite the first time you make it.
Ingredients
  • ½ lb. ground beef
  • ½ c. chopped onion
  • ½ c. chopped green pepper
  • 1 24 oz. can or jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 10 oz. tub Philadelphia Italian Cheese & Herb Cooking Creme
  • 1 c. shredded mozzarella
  • 3 c. cooked penne pasta (2 c. uncooked)
Instructions
  1. Heat over to 350 degrees.
  2. Brown meat with onions and green peppers in skillet. Drain fat. Stir in spaghetti sauce, ¾ cup cooking creme and ½ cup mozzarella cheese.
  3. Add pasta and toss until well mixed. Spoon into 2 qt. casserole dish. Top with remaining cooking creme and mozzarella.
  4. Cover and bake 15 minutes. Uncover and cook for 5 minutes more, or until heated through.
Notes
I omitted the green peppers (my family doesn't like them) and used spaghetti sauce with mushrooms. I served this with garlic bread and a tossed salad. It makes 6-8 servings.

Fantastic Taco Casserole

Fantastic Taco Casserole

Fantastic Taco Casserole
 
A quick and easy recipe that's sure to please your family. Served with a side salad, you've got a well balanced and delicious meal.
Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 (1¼ ounce) package taco seasoning
  • 1 (15 ounce) can refried beans
  • 2 cups monterey jack cheese, divided (or mixed cheddar, jack etc.)
  • 1 cup salsa (I prefer mild, but if you would like to kick it up a notch, go for it)
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 (2⅓ ounce) can sliced black olives
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 2 cups corn chips (coarsely crushed or chopped)
  • Sour cream (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Brown ground beef; drain fat. Add taco seasoning and the amount of water called for on the package. Cook according to package directions.
  3. Heat the refried beans on stove until hot. Add 1 cup cheese and 1 cup salsa. Stir until combined.
  4. Line bottom of 8x8" dish with crushed corn chips. Pour bean mixture over corn chips.
  5. Spoon beef on top of beans. Sprinkle remaining cheese over top. Sprinkle green onions and black olives over cheese.
  6. Bake until the cheese is well melted.
  7. Remove from oven and sprinkle chopped tomatoes on top. Serve with a dollop of sour cream if you'd like.

Recipe adapted from Food.com.

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