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Beef

Beef recipes are a mainstay of Southern cooking, especially low and slow-cooked beef like Classic Pot Roast or Braised Short Ribs. You’ll also find favorite ground beef recipes here, like Southern Meatloaf or my family’s favorite Meatloaf Muffins.

For your appetizer needs, we offer Slow Cooker Barbecue Meatballs and fabulous Country Fried Steak Sliders with Caramelized Onions.

Lasagna without Ricotta – Asiago Cheese Sauce

Lasagna without Ricotta is made with an Asiago cheese sauce instead of ricotta cheese. This lasagna is full of robust Italian flavor and will leave your guests asking for leftovers!  Note — this post is full of tips and suggestions to help you make the best lasagna ever. I suggest you read through everything before …

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Unstuffed Pepper Casserole

Unstuffed Pepper Casserole with lean ground beef, bell peppers, farro, and cheese—easy enough for a weeknight dinner and delicious enough for the whole family to enjoy! What is Unstuffed Pepper Casserole? We first had this Unstuffed Pepper Casserole at my daughter’s house and fell in love with it. This is a simple dish, with just …

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Slow Cooker Barbecue Meatballs

Slow cooker barbecue meatballs, Puerto Rican style with recaito and honey barbecue sauce—easy and delicious! A few years ago, my friend Jenni brought a crockpot full of these barbecue meatballs to our Super Bowl party. Everyone went nuts! The meatballs were devoured before anything else—and we had a LOT of yummy food available! Of course …

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Country Fried Steak Sliders with Caramelized Onions

Country Fried Steak Sliders with Caramelized Onions will elevate your next tailgate to the knockout level! Wow your guests with these easy, tasty sliders! If you grew up in the South, you know that football is pretty big around here. Some of the local high schools have nicer stadiums than a lot of colleges! So …

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Chili Mac and Cheese – Two Comfort Foods, One Pot!

Chili Mac and Cheese is a flavorful blend of two beloved comfort foods—chili and macaroni and cheese. Best of all, it’s made in one pot so it’s easy! Fall may be my favorite cooking season. I endure August and September, longing for the cooler days of October and November when we can begin braising meats, …

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Easy Skillet Lasagna Without Ricotta

Easy skillet lasagna without ricotta cheese—just sausage and ground beef, tomatoes, noodles, and three cheeses! This recipe is quick, easy, and kid-friendly! I’m always trying to come up with recipes that can be made in one pot and are quick and easy. This easy skillet lasagna fits both criteria! I’m sure you’ve seen skillet lasagna …

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California Skillet: Chicken, Peppers, Onion, and Rice

This recipe comes from my friend Mary Ellen who first served it to me when I was at her house watching her work magic on Malorie’s wedding invitations. My friend is not only an awesome cook, she is a calligraphy maven! How lucky am I! She got the recipe many years ago from a friend …

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Donna’s Italian Beef

Slow-roasted beef with pepperoncinis and dark beer. Super easy recipe that makes tender, braised beef for a crowd! There are many variations of Italian beef out there, most claiming to originate in Chicago. My Chicago friend Donna’s version is slow-roasted for many hours and my other favorite is one that is cooked just slightly and …

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Bobby Flay’s Sante Fe Burger with a Twist

This juicy Santa Fe Burger features a fried green tomato, roasted poblano peppers, and queso sauce. It’s amazing! I don’t know if y’all have ever seen Bobby Flay on television, but bless his heart, he’s kind of pitiful in the kitchen, isn’t he? Ok, of course I’m just kidding. I love, love, love Bobby Flay and so …

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