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    Cornish Pasties

    7 reviews

    My Great-Aunt Gladys was from a small mining town in England where pasties were popular. I loved to watch her craft each Cornish pasty, as she made them in different sizes depending on who was eating. Serve with a green salad to make a wonderful meal. —Verna Hainer, Pueblo, Colorado

    Mince Pies

    Most people use canned mincemeat, but this is the old-fashioned way to make a mince pie. It is a sweet...

    Stuffed Chorizo Burgers with Tomatillo Salsa

    I created this chorizo burger for my new boyfriend and his family for our first meeting. Needless to say, they...

    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...

    Peppercorn Steaks

    8 reviews

    These tender peppered steaks get plenty of zip from a quick-to-fix sauce flavored with mustard and Worcestershire.

    Sombrero Pasta Salad

    17 reviews

    I take this slightly spicy salad to almost every party or picnic I attend. Every time I come home with...

    Mini Beef Tourtieres

    Here's a twist on the traditional tourtiere recipe. Ground beef replaces pork, and cream cheese pastry takes the place of...

    Warm Bacon Endive Dressing

    2 reviews

    My husband loves his mom's endive dressing, so I asked her to share the recipe with me. When I make...

    Beef and Broccoli Salad

    From Yakima, Washington reader Sandra Rohrich comes this hearty salad, which she reveals works well as either a side or...

    Mini Rosemary-Roast Beef Sandwiches

    3 reviews

    Roast beef sandwiches never last long at a party, especially if you dollop them with mayo, mustard, horseradish and pickled...

    Chocolate-Chipotle Sirloin Steak

    3 reviews

    Looking to do something a little different with grilled sirloin? Add smoky heat and chocolaty rich color with this easy...

    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...

    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...

    Bison Steak Salad

    1 review

    We raise buffalo on our ranch, so I cook plenty of buffalo steak as well as other cuts. During the...

    Ground Beef Gyros

    31 reviews

    If your family likes gyros as much as mine, they'll love this easy version that's made with ground beef instead...

    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...

    Poor Man’s Steak

    5 reviews

    "ON A PASTOR'S BUDGET and with seven children, we didn't have steak very often. But we were just as satisfied...

    Ground Beef Turnovers

    9 reviews

    Meet the Cook: Traditional meat pies aren't among my husband's favorites. He likes these so much, however, that he even...

    Saucy Pizza Burgers

    "This burger is simple and tastes like a little bit of Italy," reveals field editor Diane Hixon of Niceville, Florida.

    Moroccan Beef & Apple Stew

    I like to cook various dishes from around the world, so when I found a recipe for Moroccan tagine, I...

    Makeover Easy Beef-Stuffed Shells

    10 reviews

    Enjoy the convenience of this make-ahead dish or bake right away. Either way, it has half the saturated fat of...

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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...

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    Sirloin with Blue Cheese Butter

    3 reviews

    Few meats are as mouthwatering as a juicy, grilled steak. And when you top a tender sirloin with a savory...

    Southwest Burgers

    4 reviews

    “This is my lightened up version of a cheese stuffed gourmet Southwest burger I loved from a stand in Texas....

    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,...

    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...

    Slaw-Topped Beef Sliders

    2 reviews

    When I was working full time, I relied on these delicious, fast-to-fix beef sliders for simple meals. To speed prep...

    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...