Tag Archives: Ground beef

Zanzetti

Back in the day, there was a popular spaghetti based cassserole – Johnny Mazetti Spaghetti – that was supposedly popular in the American community in Panama as well as throughout the Midwest. It is quite good, actually, and I have … Continue reading

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Building a Better Burger

Everyone, it seems, has a secret burger recipe that makes theirs the best by far; and then they go and share it everywhere. Me too. I am not gonna claim that this is the ne plus ultra of burgers. But … Continue reading

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Catalina Tacos

Let us face it, it is most always a good day for tacos, and these tacos have a little sumpin’ sumpin’ extra. Salad dressing. Catalina salad dressing. Not added on top, though, cool beans if you do, but cooked in … Continue reading

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Sloppy Joes With a Difference

The nice folk at Southern Living shared a recipe for Sloppy Joes made with Dr Pepper and peperoncini (!) – and so, of course, I had to try it. With a few tweaks here and there. I also opted to … Continue reading

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A Better Burger

I actually have this filed as ‘Best! Burgers’ – and the recipe is based on Craig Claiborne’s ‘Ultimate Burger’ recipe – but calling something ‘Ultimate’ or ‘Best’ tends to set off some folk, so… Surely ‘Better’ is a nice name, … Continue reading

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Parfait! Fractured Tacos

And so, nine years later, we revisit my Aunt Buzz’s Fractured Taco Casserole. I have taken a few more steps away from my favorite Aunt’s 1960’s casserole; adding refried black beans to the taco meat and using tortilla chips in … Continue reading

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Parfait! Soul Rolls – Now Baked!

Soul Rolls – a recipe from Coolio – are one of my most popular and asked for appetizers. Even friends who have trouble with gluten will make an exception for these. And – yes – I love my friends, but … Continue reading

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Cranberry Cocktail Meatballs

Ah yes, ’tis the season for gathering together and spearing small balls o’ meat with toothpicks while sipping sparkling cocktails. Sounds like a plan to me! Now, these meatballs are bit different; none of that grape jelly stuff – we … Continue reading

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Beef & Pork Enchiladas

The original recipe for these tasty treats was “Weeknight Enchiladas” from the nice folk at Southern Living Magazine; but, of course, I had to make a few changes… like, using “meatloaf mix” (ground beef and pork) from the market in … Continue reading

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Korean Meatballs

I am always a bit iffy about calling a recipe “nation” whatever because, invariably, there will be that person who writes to say “that is nothing like “nation” food!” so – consider that mebbe these are Korean inspired meatballs, but … Continue reading

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