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    Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole

    1 review

    This Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole is an easy dinner for both you and the kids. Serve with carrot and celery sticks for a fuss-free feast. You can also stir in some spicy brown mustard if the adults want more zing. —Laura Wilhelm, West Hollywood, California

    My Juicy Lucy

    Friends in Minnesota introduced me to the Juicy Lucy burger, a local favorite. Instead of putting the cheese on top,...


    Sloppy Joe Slider Bake

    1 review

    Ground beef is turned up a notch in these party sliders that are sure to please your crowd. I love...


    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"...


    Mango Jalapeno Sloppy Joe Sliders

    I've loved sloppy joes since I can remember. In an attempt to give them a makeover, I thought of this...

    Stuffed Smoky Pork Burgers

    These smoky pork burgers are far from ordinary. The ground pork makes them juicy and extra flavorful. Stuffing them takes...


    Pressure-Cooker Chipotle Porcupine Meatballs

    My family loves porcupine meatballs. We have been eating this retro dish for years—I just updated it with a little...

    Sweet Hoosier Dog Sauce

    1 review

    In our area of Indiana, we love sweet coney sauce on our hot dogs! Our town still has an old...


    Instant Pot Taco Pasta

    2 reviews

    This Instant Pot taco pasta is a welcome change from boring meals. I've taken all the flavors of tacos and...


    Air-Fryer Mini Chimichangas

    My family raves about these air-fryer chimichangas. Infused with green chiles, the beefy snacks are guaranteed to liven up the...


    Dutch Oven Pasta Bake

    1 review

    I was in a hurry one night, so I went on a pantry search to see what I had on...

    Air-Fryer Cheeseburger Onion Rings

    This new take on burgers will have your family begging for seconds. Serve these cheeseburger onion rings with spicy ketchup...


    Quick and Simple Meatballs

    12 reviews

    Keep a batch of these meatballs in your freezer for an easy weeknight meal. This simple meatball recipe can be...


    Cast-Iron Favorite Pizza

    1 review

    Cast-iron skillets are the perfect vessel for a crisp, deep-dish pizza without needing any extra cookware. Our team developed this...


    Gourmet Burgers with Sun-Dried Tomato

    This irresistible gourmet burger recipe brings together many of the flavors my family enjoys, plus there’s a delicious filling in...


    Baked Tacos

    I love tacos. I love tacos. I love tacos. I love tacos. I love tacos. I love tacos. I love...

    Bratwurst Burgers with Braised Onions

    3 reviews

    This burger is a fun mashup of a bratwurst with onion and peppers, chicken-fried steak and a beef burger. The...


    Nacho Triangles with Salsa-Ranch Dipping Sauce

    2 reviews

    These nacho bites are a fun fusion of Greek appetizers and flavors of the American Southwest. The simple dipping sauce...


    Sweet and Spicy Air-Fryer Meatballs

    I am always on a quest for meatballs that pack a sweet and savory punch. These are a snap to...


    Banh Mi Burger

    I love burgers cooked in a cast-iron pan, and banh mi sandwiches are delicious, so why not combine the two?...


    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...


    Instant Pot Chili con Carne

    1 review

    Although multicookers can’t replace every tool in the kitchen, they sure are coming close. Chili con carne is one of...


    Cheesy Meatball Sliders

    4 reviews

    These sliders are a fun way to serve meatballs at your party without using a slow cooker. Made on mini...


    Cheeseburger Crescent Ring

    2 reviews

    This is an easy entree that can be put together quickly after a long day at work. I guarantee that...

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    Bonnie’s Chili

    This chili is incredibly easy to make, and has a surprising depth of flavor for something that comes together in...


    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...


    Beef Taco Chili

    This one of my husband's absolute favorite dishes. It was also voted Best Chili in our county's autumn Harvest Festival....


    Peppered Meat Loaf

    I came up with this easy dinner one day while experimenting in the kitchen. Everyone who tries it, loves it!...


    Fall Vegetable Sloppy Joes

    1 review

    I make this dish in the fall and sneak grated vegetables into the sloppy joe mixture. It’s especially good when...


    Hamburger Dip

    2 reviews

    This is hands-down the easiest dip to make, and I never have leftovers. We have used venison in place of...