Archive for April, 2013



1 1/2 pounds ground beef

1 1/4 teaspoons salt

1 egg

1 dash ground black pepper

1 cup soft bread crumbs

1/2 cup milk

1/3 cup steak sauce, (e.g. Heinz 57)

1 onion, chopped


Preheat oven to 350’. Lightly grease an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch loaf pan.

In a mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, salt, egg, black pepper and bread crumbs. Pour in the milk, 3 tablespoons of the steak sauce, and onion.

Place the mixture into the prepared loaf pan and shape into a loaf. Brush the top with the remaining steak sauce.

Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour or until done. Allow to stand 5 minutes before slicing.


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Turkey Chili


2 teaspoons olive oil

2 lbs ground turkey

1 onion, chopped

1 tablespoon garlic, minced

2 cups water

1 28 oz can diced tomatoes

1 28 oz can tomato sauce

2 cups black beans soaked overnight and cooked

2 tablespoons chili powder

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


1.            Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Place turkey in the pot, and cook until evenly brown. Stir in onion and garlic, cook until tender.

2.            Pour water into the pot. Mix in tomatoes, kidney beans, and garlic.  Add chili powder, paprika, oregano, cayenne pepper, cumin, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 30 minutes.

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Savory Spaghetti Sauce

1 pound ground beef

1 large onion, chopped

1 can tomato sauce

1 can diced tomatoes

1 can tomato paste

2 garlic clove, minced

1 bay leaf

1 tablespoon dried basil

1 tablespoon dried oregano

1 tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

dash of red pepper flakes

In a Dutch oven, cook ground beef and onion until meat is no longer pink and onion is tender; drain.

Add the rest of the ingredients; bring to a boil.

Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Remove the bay leaf. Serve with spaghetti.

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