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Burger Sliders with Secret Sauce

1 review

These sliders are super easy to put together and are always a hit! I love that they are "fast food" without having to go to a restaurant. Take them to a party, make them for dinner or serve them on game day. The meat can also be made ahead of time in preparation for your gathering. —April Lee Wiencek, Chicago, Illinois

Cheeseburger Stuffed Pasta Shells

14 reviews

You could call this a comfort food mashup made in heaven. Jumbo stuffed pasta shells are loaded up with cheeseburger...


Cheesy Pepperoni Buns

4 reviews

A pizza version of the sloppy joe, this hot and melty open-faced sandwich is a surefire kid pleaser. Adults love...


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Cheeseburger Mini Muffins

32 reviews

I invented these cute little muffins so I could enjoy the flavor of cheeseburgers without resorting to fast food. I...


Cheesy Lasagna

5 reviews

The four different types of cheese make this lasagna a real crowd-pleaser. You can vary the amount of mozzarella, Monterey...

Provolone Beef Pastry Pockets

2 reviews

My children always make sure they're home when they find out we're having these pockets for dinner. They're a smart...


Lori’s Marzetti Bake

I have a family of 8 kids and so there were 10 of us, and for us a meal had...

Mini Crescent Burgers

5 reviews

A friend first brought these snacks to a Sunday school party. The original recipe called for pork sausage, but I...


Power Lasagna

When my husband and I wanted to live healthier, our first step was to eat more power foods, such as...


Mini Reuben Casseroles

3 reviews

These cute and creamy little casseroles have the classic flavors of a Reuben sandwich. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


Beef Tips & Caramelized Onion Casserole

11 reviews

The inviting flavor of beef sweetened with rich caramelized onions makes this a recipe you’ll want to repeat. Mashed potatoes...

Muffin-Cup Cheddar Beef Pies

6 reviews

My kids love these beef rolls so much. I always make extra since they heat up so quickly. I give...


Baked Swiss Steak

8 reviews

This dish is one of my husband's favorites, so I make it often. Baking steak might seem strange at first,...


Super Nacho Appetizer

3 reviews

Mexican food is popular for potluck gatherings here in South Texas, and this dish always brings "oohs" and "aahs". It's...


Li’l Cheddar Meat Loaves

199 reviews

I got this recipe from my aunt when I was a teen and have made these miniature loaves many times...


Mozzarella Beef Roll-Ups

16 reviews

The kids will love these pepperoni and beef wraps. They're easy to assemble because each tortilla is simply wrapped around...

Cheese Meatballs

18 reviews

I often rely on these rich, cheesy meatballs for party appetizers. Or I serve them alongside a tossed salad for...


Cheeseburger Pockets

25 reviews

Ground beef is my favorite meat to cook with because it's so versatile, flavorful and economical. Refrigerated biscuits save you...


Bacon & Cheese Meat Loaf

11 reviews

We created this recipe to convince my son to try meat loaf, adding blue cheese and bacon for flavor. It...


Makeover Husband’s Dinner Delight

5 reviews

My husband, Steve, loves beef, and he especially loves casseroles. He likes to eat the leftovers with tortilla chips. It's...


Spaghetti Beef Casserole

19 reviews

We love spaghetti, and as the mother of three boys, this casserole has been a life saver! Fast and delicious,...


Makeover Li’l Cheddar Meat Loaves

17 reviews

My husband loves my mini meat loaves, but this family-favorite recipe wasn’t very healthy when I first received it. The...


Fiesta Beef & Cheese Skillet Cobbler

4 reviews

I tweaked my beefy skillet cobbler until it achieved the wow factor. I must have gotten it right, as it's...


Macaroni Taco Bake

21 reviews

Comforting mac and cheese with a touch of taco flavoring and tortilla-chip crunch—no wonder everyone loves it! It's a fun...

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Roadside Diner Cheeseburger Quiche

47 reviews

My savory main-dish quiche tastes just like its burger counterpart. Easy and appealing, this cheeseburger quiche is pretty enough to...


Black-Eyed Pea Casserole

16 reviews

This group-size dish is quick, simple and tasty. People always ask for "just a little more". I guess you could...


Cheesy Stuffed Peppers

23 reviews

This is my favorite summertime supper because I can use peppers and tomatoes fresh from my garden.—Betty DeRoad, Sioux Falls,...


Taco Cornbread Casserole

44 reviews

A whole can of chiles adds fire to this cornbread casserole. For less heat, you can use just enough of...


Taco Noodle Bake

9 reviews

I got creative while we were housebound during a snowstorm one winter and used ingredients I had on hand to...


Chili Macaroni Casserole

4 reviews

With wagon wheel pasta and popular Tex-Mex ingredients, this beefy main dish from Janet Kanzler of Yakima, Washington is a...