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    Pressure-Cooker Beef Osso Bucco

    Our beef osso bucco boasts a thick, savory sauce complemented by the addition of gremolata, a chopped herb condiment made of lemon zest, garlic and parsley. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Banh Mi Burger

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


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    Pressure-Cooker Beef and Veggie Sloppy Joes

    1 review

    Because I’m always looking for ways to serve my family healthy and delicious food, I started experimenting with my go-to...


    Shaker Herb ‘n’ Meatball Soup

    1 review

    Filling soups like this make it easy to get through cold New England winters. The meatballs are extra-easy because they...


    Ground Beef and Barley Soup

    20 reviews

    I came across this recipe years ago at a recipe exchange through a church group. The contributor didn't sign her...

    German Vegetable Soup

    35 reviews

    My sister-in-law gave me this recipe—it's a nice thick soup. It does call for quite a few ingredients, but the...


    Country Carrot Soup

    2 reviews

    Ground beef adds some spark to traditional carrot soup. This easy creation always disappears quickly.—Marlane Jones, Allentown, Pennsylvania

    Vegetable Meat Loaf

    5 reviews

    I'm not big on leftovers, so I've pared down my recipes to serve two. This meat loaf is simple and...


    Hearty Hunter’s Stew

    12 reviews

    Moist, tender meat and thick, rich gravy are the hallmarks of my classic recipe simmered in a cast-iron pot. —Joyce...


    Carrot Chowder

    7 reviews

    My husband's grandmother passed this recipe on to us, and it's just wonderful—especially with a basket of warm, fresh bread...


    Garlic Mushroom French Beef Stew

    Special and sensational are words that come to mind to describe this stew. One bite and you'll know why. It...

    Italian Vegetable Bowl

    I love to fix this hamburger vegetable stew on chilly fall and winter days. The tasty variety of ingredients and...


    Pasta Pizza Soup

    2 reviews

    "A bowl of my soup hits the spot on a cold, rainy or snowy day, which we have in abundance...


    Potluck Pasta Soup

    2 reviews

    In an attempt to duplicate a soup served at an Italian restaurant, I came up with this recipe. Friends and...


    Family-Favorite Soup

    1 review

    This recipe originally called for chili powder. But one day, I found I didn't have any and used barbecue sauce...


    Slow-Cooker Vegetable Soup

    25 reviews

    What a treat to come home from work and have this savory soup ready to eat. It's a nice traditional...

    Savory Winter Soup

    9 reviews

    Even my father, who doesn't particularly like soup, enjoys my full-flavored version of traditional vegetable soup. He asked me to...


    Quicker Mushroom Beef Stew

    2 reviews

    Forget beef stew that takes all day to prepare. This version is just as tasty and it’s ready to eat...


    Hamburger Veggie Soup

    1 review

    "I can't wait for chilly weather just so I can make this hearty soup!" notes Sandra Koch from Elyria, Ohio....


    Beef Stir-Fry with Peanut Sauce

    3 reviews

    Our taste test panel couldn't wait to try this stir-fry from Janet Lowe of Kennewick, Washington. The flavor is very...


    Beef Veggie Soup

    2 reviews

    Brimming with chunks of beef, potatoes, carrots, green beans and mushrooms, this satisfying soup is a meal in itself. When...


    Beef & Veggie Sloppy Joes

    5 reviews

    I’m always looking for ways to serve my family healthy and delicious food, so I started experimenting with my favorite...


    Beef Barley Soup with Roasted Vegetables

    9 reviews

    The beauty of this soup is that you can roast the vegetables separately in the oven while it's simmering away....


    Meat Loaf Cake for Two

    2 reviews

    Creamy whipped potatoes atop tender beef patties are the makings of a practically perfect food—or, better yet, a perfect practical...

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    Hamburger Vegetable Soup

    1 review

    When my family's in the mood for soup, this is the recipe I reach for. They love the unique combination.—Diana...


    Hearty Skillet Stew

    2 reviews

    A sweet sauce enhances the beef and vegetables in this hearty stew from Karlene Endicott of Greenwood, California. “I got...


    Mom’s Pot Roast

    4 reviews

    My greatest inspiration to learn how to cook came from my mom. She was always feeding everyone, and that's why...


    Vegetable Ground Beef Soup

    7 reviews

    Just brimming with veggies, this hearty soup shared by Marie Carlisle of Sumrall, Mississippi will warm family and friends right...


    Meatball Garden Stew

    1 review

    This dish was a favorite of Mom's. She passed the recipe on to me when I got married. Now it's...


    Confetti Chowder

    2 reviews

    Grandma's philosophy was, "Add a little color to your food, and folks will eat up a storm!" This delightful golden...