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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,...


    Lebanese Street Sandwiches

    Arayes are grilled Lebanese-style sandwiches that are stuffed with a seasoned meat mixture. They're commonly found throughout the food stalls...


    Air-Fryer Jamaican Beef Patties

    My mom was born in Jamaica and lived there until she moved to the United States during her university years....


    Air-Fryer Quick Tater Tots Bake

    I like to prepare this dish when I'm short on time. You can also make the bake a...

    12 Ground Beef Recipes for Your Instant Pot

    Economical, adaptable and easy, ground beef satisfies the heartiest of appetites. Dig into this meaty dinnertime favorite in no time...


    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...


    Jerk-Seasoned Meat Loaves

    I wanted meat loaf but also something unique, so I decided to spice up my usual recipe by using Jamaican...


    Polpette di Mamma

    6 reviews

    When you think of Italian food, spaghetti with meatballs is probably one of the first dishes that comes to mind....

    Albondigas

    My Grandmother Trinidad loved making this albondigas recipe. We like to serve it over tostadas sprinkled with raw cabbage. —Wanda...


    Tomato Beef Barley Soup

    1 review

    When my children were young, I needed a soup that everyone would eat—something filling but also something delicious. My sons...


    Stuffed Smoky Pork Burgers

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


    Malfouf

    3 reviews

    Malfouf, also known as Lebanese cabbage rolls, is a delicacy in the Middle East. Not only are cabbage rolls delicious,...


    Easy Hamburgers

    These easy hamburgers come together in a snap. Grill and then add your favorite toppings. —James Schend, Taste of Home...

    Jamaican Beef Patties

    My mom was born in Jamaica and lived there until she moved to the United States during her university years....


    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...


    Air-Fryer Papas Rellenas

    1 review

    A Cuban classic, these satisfying, crispy-coated potato balls are filled with a savory ground beef mixture known as picadillo. We...


    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 Stuffed Meat Loaf Slices

    This air-fryer stuffed meat loaf is a family favorite requested for special occasions. We received it from a fellow faculty...


    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...


    Air-Fryer Taco Twists

    Why serve tacos only in ordinary flour or corn tortillas? For a mouthwatering change of pace, try these air-fried tacos...

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    Air-Fryer Beef Wellington Wontons

    These tasty appetizers scale down classic beef Wellington to an ideal party size. They feel fancy and fun! —Dianne Phillips,...


    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 Keto Meatballs

    I have been following a keto diet for a year and a half and have lost 130 pounds. With...


    Air-Fryer Bacon Cheeseburgers

    This juicy burger only takes minutes to cook in your air fryer. I enjoy topping it with crispy bacon and...


    Air-Fryer Ground Beef Wellington

    2 reviews

    Trying new recipes—like this air-fryer Wellington—is one of my favorite hobbies. I replaced the filet mignon with ground beef, while...


    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...