I wanted to try something new with beef, so I created this recipe. Now, I prepared this entree a few times a month. The sauce adds wonderful flavor, and it is versatile enough to go with just about any meat.—Bernadette Bennett, Waco, Texas
These crispy nachos have always been a big hit in our house. Topped with kid-friendly ingredients like ground beef and cheddar cheese, they're sure to be requested by your children. And older kids enjoy that they can microwave them themselves. -Ruth Ann Bott, Lake Wales, Florida
“My husband, Jerry, has been making this stir-fry for many years,” explains Mary Loeffler of Imperial, Pennsylvania. “It was an old Chinese recipe, but folks who don’t normally like Chinese food always give this yummy main dish rave reviews.”
Asian meets Mediterranean in this flavorful, sweet-and- spicy marinade from Sarah Vasques of Milford, New Hampshire “The blend of honey and soy sauce really works well with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar,” she notes. Her marinade is also great when grilling New York strip steaks.
"I really enjoy making these special burgers with a surprise inside," writes Ann Couch of Halifax, North Carolina. The homemade sauce, with brown sugar, mustard and ketchup, makes these tropical grilled sandwiches even better.
Convenient canned goods, tomato juice and a frozen pasta-vegetable medley make it flavorful and fast. But it's also flexible because you can use other ingredients, such as a different frozen pasta-vegetable blend. On occasion, I stir in shredded zucchini or yellow squash, too.—Brenda Jackson, Garden City, Kansas
From Marysville, Washington, Karen Hamlin shares this tasty treatment for beef that relies on a made-in-moments marinade. "I like to add mushrooms to the skewers and serve the yummy kabobs over hot cooked rice," she writes.