I made this on a whim one Sunday morning when friends called and said they planned to drop by in the afternoon. It makes a lot, and I was able to serve our friends and the neighbors a casual supper. The seasonings and green chilies give the meat a spicy kick and taste fantastic with cool sour cream and fresh salsa. —Deb LeBlanc, Phillipsburg, Kansas
My college roommate and I first ate these meaty sandwiches at the Iowa State Fair. After a little experimenting, we re-created the recipe. We ate the subs often because they were fast to fix between classes and didn't break our next-to-nothing grocery budget. They're priced right at 91¢ per serving.
Mill Creek, Oklahoma
This fast favorite hits the spot when we're short on time. Roast beef, cheese, and sauteed onion, green pepper and mushrooms are sandwiched between slices of sourdough bread, then toasted on a griddle to buttery perfection.
Whether you're in the stadium parking lot or on your patio, these southwestern-style burgers are great on the grill. Sometimes I make six patties rather than eight out of the ingredients because I like my burgers bigger and better! —Robert Hodges, San Diego, California
After sampling a similar open-faced sandwich at a restaurant, I created a lovely lemon-seasoned tuna salad with artichoke hearts. Serve it on the patio for lunch with a friend.—Evelyn Basinger, Linville, Virginia
"I've brought these beefy chili dogs to family functions for years," writes Marion Lowery of Medford, Oregon. "The ingredients cook while you're at a game or other activity, so the meal is ready when you get home."