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Touchdown Brat Sliders

Ingredients
5 thick-sliced bacon strips, chopped
1 pound uncooked bratwurst links, casings removed
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
1 cup dark beer or nonalcoholic beer
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon pepper
16 dinner rolls, split and toasted
2 cups cheddar and sour cream potato chips, crushed

Directions
In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon; drain, reserving drippings. Cook bratwurst and onion in drippings over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain.

Stir in the cream cheese, beer, mustard and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Stir in bacon. Spoon 1/4 cup onto each roll; sprinkle with chips. Replace tops. Yield: 16 sliders.

Recipe found here: Touchdown Brat Sliders

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cabbage-roll-casserole

Cabbage Roll Casserole

Ingredients
2 pounds ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 cans (15 ounces each) tomato sauce, divided
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dill weed
1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 cups cooked rice
4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1 medium head cabbage (2 pounds), shredded
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
Coarsely ground pepper, optional

Directions
Preheat oven to 375°. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat, crumbling beef, until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in one can of tomato sauce and next six ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 5 minutes. Stir in rice and bacon; remove from heat.

Layer a third of the cabbage in a greased 13×9-in. baking dish. Top with half of the meat mixture. Repeat layers; top with remaining cabbage. Pour remaining tomato sauce over top.

Cover and bake 45 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. If desired, sprinkle with coarsely ground pepper. Yield: 12 servings.

Recipe found here: Cabbage Roll Casserole

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goulash

Old Fashioned Goulash

Ingredients
2 lbs ground beef or turkey
3 tsp minced garlic
1 large Yellow onion, diced
2 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup beef broth
1/3 cup olive oil
2 (15­ounce) cans tomato sauce
2 (15­ounce) cans diced tomatoes
1 T Italian seasoning
3 bay leaves
1 T seasoned salt
1/2 T black pepper
2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked
1 cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1/2 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Directions
1. In a large pan, saute your ground meat in skillet over medium-­high heat until HALF cooked,
remove from heat.

2. Add garlic, onions, olive oil & until meat is fully cooked.

3. Add water and broth, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning, bay leaves, and
seasoned salt, and pepper. Mix well.

4. Lower heat and cover ­ allow to cook for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

5. Add in the uncooked elbow macaroni to the skillet, stir well until everything is combined.

6. Cover once again and allow to simmer for about 30 minutes.

7. Once cooked, remove the bay leaves.

8. Add only the cheddar cheese and mix until combined.

9. Add mozzarella right before serving

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Beef & Spinach Gyros

Beef & Spinach Gyros

Ingredients
1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
6 green onions, chopped
1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
2 teaspoons lemon-pepper seasoning, divided
1 large tomato, chopped
1 cup (8 ounces) fat-free plain yogurt
1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
6 pita breads (6 inches), halved
12 lettuce leaves
1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese

Directions
In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink. Add the spinach, onions, olives and 1 teaspoon lemon pepper; heat through. Stir in tomato; set aside.

In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, mayonnaise and remaining lemon pepper. Line pita halves with lettuce; fill with beef mixture and feta cheese. Serve with yogurt sauce. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Beef & Spinach Gyros

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Herb & Cheese-Stuffed Burgers

Herb & Cheese-Stuffed Burgers

Ingredients
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
3 teaspoons Dijon mustard, divided
2 green onions, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
2 tablespoons ketchup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/4 teaspoon dried sage leaves
1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
4 hamburger buns, split
Optional toppings: lettuce leaves and tomato slices

Directions
In a small bowl, mix cheddar cheese, cream cheese, parsley and 1 teaspoon mustard. In another bowl, mix green onions, bread crumbs, ketchup, seasonings and remaining mustard. Add beef; mix lightly but thoroughly.

Shape mixture into eight thin patties. Spoon cheese mixture onto the center of four patties; top with remaining patties, pressing edges firmly to seal.

Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160°. Serve on buns with toppings as desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Herb & Cheese-Stuffed Burgers

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Italian-Style Salisbury Steaks

Italian-Style Salisbury Steaks

Ingredients
1 large egg, beaten
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 pound ground beef
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with basil, oregano and garlic, undrained
1 can (8 ounces) Italian tomato sauce

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into four oval patties. In a large skillet, brown patties in oil on both sides. Drain.

In a small bowl, combine diced tomatoes and tomato sauce. Pour over patties. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until meat is no longer pink.

Freeze option: Freeze individual cooled steaks with some tomato mixture in resealable freezer bags. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Microwave, covered, on high in a microwave-safe dish until heated through, gently stirring and adding a little water if necessary. Yield: 4 servings.

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Double-Cheese Beef Panini

Double-Cheese Beef Panini

Ingredients
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
8 slices white bread
8 slices provolone cheese
8 slices deli roast beef
2 tablespoons butter, softened

Directions
In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, blue cheese, horseradish and pepper; set aside. In a large skillet, saute onion in oil until tender.

Spread mayonnaise mixture over one side of each slice of bread. On four slices, layer one piece of cheese, two slices of roast beef, sauteed onion and another piece of cheese; top with remaining bread.

Spread butter over both sides of sandwiches. Cook on a panini maker or indoor grill for 2-3 minutes or until bread is browned and cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Double-Cheese Beef Panini

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