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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.

A white bowl of classic beef chili topped with grated cheese.

Easy Chili Recipe

Easy chili recipe with canned beans, ground beef, onions, and tomatoes. This recipe is simple and basic with pantry ingredients. It’s the perfect classic chili to put on the table on a busy weeknight! I love chili of all different kinds, don’t you? I like the spicy Chili Without Beans that my family prefers, but …

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This Southern Meatloaf Recipe is a simple classic, with onions and green peppers and not much else. This is the way Mom made meatloaf!

Southern Meatloaf Recipe

This Southern Meatloaf Recipe is a simple classic, with onions and green peppers and not much else. This is the way Mom made meatloaf! If you grew up in the rural South, this Southern Meatloaf Recipe was probably a staple in your house. As a kid, I remember thinking, “Ugh, meatloaf again,” but as an adult, …

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Closeup photo of a bowl of bacon cheeseburger soup with toppings.

Cheeseburger Soup

Cheeseburger Soup is everything you love in a burger—bacon, beef, cheese, onions, tomatoes, all in a creamy, luscious, EASY soup! I don’t know about you, but I adore soups in the winter. I think I could eat soup for lunch and supper every day. But sometimes, you just want a burger, right? A thick, juicy …

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A bowl of chili without beans on the grey counter.

Chili Without Beans

Chili without Beans is full of beef, peppers, tomatoes, and spices—it’s so flavorful and just right for game day or a family night at home! This make-ahead and freezer friendly chili recipe with no beans is great for parties and to store in the freezer for busy weeknights.  **Cook’s Tip: I usually make this chili for …

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A white plate with three meatloaf muffins covered in ketchup sauce.

Meatloaf Muffins

Meatloaf Muffins are so easy to make and they’re topped with a zesty ketchup and brown sugar glaze! These are a kid favorite and they freeze well. One of the simplest entrees you can make for supper is Classic Meatloaf. And it’s versatile—you can use ground beef or ground turkey, and you can hide vegetables …

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A serving of Unstuffed Pepper Casserole in a shallow bowl with a fork.

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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Plate of meatballs with crockpot in the background.

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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Baked Meatballs in Skillet

How to Make Italian Meatballs

Have you ever tasted something that was so amazing that you thought about it for years afterward? And finally, you tasted it again and it was…not the same. That happened to me with meatballs. A few years ago, the Young Son had a lacrosse tournament in Long Island. A couple of other moms and I …

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Country Fried Steak

Country Fried Steak

I have to be honest with you, I had never heard of country fried steak or chicken fried steak until I moved to the city. If you live in the country, you don’t cook things and call them country fried or chicken fried. They’re just fried. And cubed steak is just, well, cubed steak. It’s not …

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Beef Enchiladas

Beef Enchiladas are made with ground beef and are so easy you can make them on a busy weeknight. These are freezer friendly and a perfect make ahead dinner! We love Mexican food here in our Southern kitchen. Like Italian, Mexican food is diverse enough that there’s usually something for everyone. If you don’t eat …

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Bolognese Sauce

We love anything Italian around here…pizza, pasta, bread…those things can get consumed in mass quantities. Of course, we probably don’t eat authentic Italian food, but the Americanized version is just fine. It’s so easy to throw together a dinner party with a pot of spaghetti sauce and your favorite pasta, or take a little more …

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Donna’s Italian Beef

When friends gather around the table in my Southern kitchen, there is usually not a preponderance of actual Southerners—more likely, we are the minority. Living outside Atlanta, most of our friends are transplants from around the country who have lived in Georgia for so long that they consider themselves half-Southern. One of my dearest friends …

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Brisket

Oven-Roasted Brisket

Oven-Roasted Brisket is braised in the oven, low and slow, with onions, garlic, and beef broth. It’s tender and full of flavor! When I ask for dinner suggestions from the men in my family, beef is almost always at the top of the list: ribeyes on the grill, hamburgers, pot roast, short ribs—pretty much any …

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beef short ribs

Braised Short Ribs

Braised Beef Short Ribs—slow-cooked with vegetables in red wine and beef broth until they are fall off the bone tender! You will want to make these beef short ribs again and again! The trees are turning golden and scarlet, the air is finally cooler—cold on some days—and we are enjoying a beautiful fall here in Georgia. …

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