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Mince Pies

Most people use canned mincemeat, but this is the old-fashioned way to make a mince pie. It is a sweet holiday dish that will satisfy you and your loved ones. —Diane Selich, Vassar, Michigan

Reuben and Rye Strata

1 review

This make-ahead dish is so easy to prepare. It's wonderful for brunch, lunch or supper, or as a potluck meal....


Stuffed Meat Loaf Slices

This is a family favorite requested for special occasions. We received it from a fellow faculty member when my husband...


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Italian Grilled Steak Sandwich

1 review

If you need to feed a hungry crowd you can't go wrong with steak sandwiches. They're easy to make and...


Dutch Meatballs (Bitterballen)

3 reviews

I host an annual Christmas party for some friends, and one year, I made a dish from each person's background,...

Beef and Pasta Salad

2 reviews

My husband and I like zesty pasta salads and have tried many different types. This delightful dish can be eaten...


Mexican Manicotti

26 reviews

Serve this hearty entree with Spanish rice, homemade salsa and tortilla chips. I've also made it without ground beef, and...

Homemade Beef Broth

8 reviews

Roasting soup bones in the oven first gives hearty beef flavor to this basic beef stock. In addition to soups,...


Reuben Brunch Bake

4 reviews

I created this when I wanted something different for a graduation brunch for two of our sons. When I realized...


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Classic Beef Wellingtons

10 reviews

Perfect for holidays, this beef Wellington recipe is also impressively easy. Find ready-made puff pastry sheets in the frozen food...


Corned Beef ‘n’ Cheese Strata

1 review

If you like Reuben sandwiches, you'll love the flavor of this easy-to-prepare strata that's good for any meal of the...

No-Fuss Lasagna

4 reviews

I like this recipe because it can be prepared a day ahead and baked just before serving, so it's a...


Irish Spiced Beef

1 review

The story goes that my Irish ancestors brought this recipe along when they immigrated to the U.S. Start it at...


Favorite Meat Loaf Gyros

31 reviews

This is definitely a different gyro meat recipe, yet it is so good! I slice leftover meat in individual portions...


Philly Beef ‘n’ Pepper Strata

Here's a mouthwatering entree for brunch, lunch or dinner that's quick to fix. It combines several convenient ingredients for a...


Ole Polenta Casserole

6 reviews

With plenty of ground beef and cheese, this layered bake goes over big on the dinner table. Adjust the amount...

Beefy Taco Dip

19 reviews

This taco dip is actually a combination of several different recipes I received from friends. I just experimented until I...