Go on a burger road trip in your own backyard. Grill the patties and load them sky high. Peanut butter and bacon make them southern style; coleslaw and tomatoes, a northern version. —Susan Mahaney, New Hartford, New York
I created this lasagna, combining two family favorite dishes, for our family's Christmas celebration. It was extra special because my parents had just come back from a trip to Italy. —Deborah Loop, Clinton Township, Michigan
Coated in a mild Dijon mustard sauce, the beef strips and sliced mushrooms in this dish are delicious over noodles or rice. This was hit with my family when I served it with broccoli and fresh tomatoes.
—Judith McGhan of Perry Hall, Maryland
Our taste panel loved the flavor of these saucy patties. Said one: “They're sure to be a family favorite!” A simple recipe for rush-hour weeknights, it's great with mashed potatoes.
Bernice Morris - Marshfield, Missouri
This Southwestern-style salad is layered with crunchy tortilla chips, lettuce, beans, tomatoes, olives, cheese and a zippy meat mixture, then drizzled with a snappy salsa dressing. "My family loves it," says Phyllis Schmalz of Kansas City, Kansas. "You will, too!"
Cubes of Top Sirloin are marinated for flavor in a mixture of orange peel, cilantro and smoked paprika. They are then grilled alongside skewers of watermelon, peaches, and mango. Recipe Courtesy of The Beef Checkoff
If you're a fan of Reuben sandwiches, you'll enjoy this satisfying rolled loaf made with rye bread crumbs, sauerkraut, corned beef and Swiss cheese. Denise Wahl of Homer Glen, Illinois confirms. "It's one of my husband's favorite meals, served with potato dumplings."
Years ago, when bakeries in my Midwestern hometown made pasties, people scrambled to get there before they were all gone. Now I make my own...filled with meat, potatoes and vegetables, they make a complete meal and are great for picnics or potlucks. —Gayle Lewis
My husband and three sons love these crispy sandwiches filled with a moist pizza-flavored mixture. I often make them on a weekend and double the recipe. On week-nights when I'm busy or helping my son with homework, I pop the sandwiches in the oven and have a family-pleasing dinner on the table without a lot of effort.
Warm up holiday gatherings with this hot spicy entree from Sue Dannahower in Fort Pierce, Florida. “The dry rub keeps the tenderloin moist and tender,” Sue promises. Because it’s so fuss-free, just pop it in the oven or grill, then sit back and make merry with guests...maybe catch the Super Bowl!
TASTY TIP: For a festive change of pace from beef, resolve to try this spicy Cajun rub on pork tenderloin, too!
I like that this is super easy to toss together, and the leftovers reheat well. The healthy beans and veggies taste great, and the stew warms me up on cold, blustery days. —Tacy Fleury, Clinton, South Carolina