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This classic dish doesn't get much easier. Plus, it's full of healthy ingredients to keep your immune system strong in the fall and winter months.Courtesy of McCormick

This recipe is perfect for a chilly winter night. Recipe courtesy of McCormick.

This corned beef recipe is delicious as a sandwich spread or a dip for vegetables.Recipe courtesy of Beef. It's What's for Dinner.

Enjoy the aromatic flavors of cinnamon, cumin, ginger, bay leaf and red pepper with this traditional Moroccan stew made with beef, butternut squash and sweet potatoes.This recipe is courtesy of McCormick.

Conceived by cattle farmer and blogger, Anne Burkholder, this meatloaf is different than the rest with an unexpected twist of herb stuffing mix and tomatoes on the inside.Recipe courtesy of Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner

Beef Burke-y is my own take on beef jerky. It’s a man’s snack, perfect for a football game, and I bet you didn’t realize how easy it is to make. This is great to make ahead of time just to have lying around the house

Knowing how to make ground beef is an essential recipe; from here you can make chili, casseroles, stuffed shells, and more!

I have a dirty secret. Mongolian beef is one of my favorite things to order when I'm tempted to spend the night in, cozy up in front of the TV (my theoretical TV, since I'm one of those New Yorkers who doesn't have one), and just eat out of a box. A Chinese takeout box, that is.But, I've made a version here that won't require picking up the phone and that's a bit healthier, with the addition of green and yellow wax beans and some grape tomatoes on top of the usual bunch of scallions. Feel free to add in some sugar if you like the sauce a little on the sweet side.See all recipes for stir-fry.Click here to see Beef Recipes for Any Night of the Week

When you’re out of dinner options, go simple. Make delicious and hearty beef burritos — you won’t be sorry.

Turn extra pizza dough into something more south-of-the-border. Baking (instead of frying) cuts calories and fat — and doesn't take too much extra time. This flaky and flavorful treat spends only 10 minutes in the oven.

Well, it doesn't get any easier than this. Roast beef and Cheddar are a classic combination. I guess you could call this a healthy version since it uses whole-grain bread and sprouts. Feel free to substitute whatever greens you like.See all sandwich recipes.


60 Best Ground Beef Recipes for Budget-Friendly Dinners

When you're stuck on new weeknight dinner ideas, ground beef lends itself to a ton of ideas. One of the best aspects of ground beef recipes&mdashbesides the limitless possibilities&mdashis that they often tend to be inexpensive. Plus, they're usually kid-friendly recipes, especially when it's time for your weekly family taco night. So if you're looking for new, creative spins on this dinner staple, you've come to the right place. You'll find plenty of pasta recipes, Tex-Mex-inspired meals, and so much more. There's no shortage of ways to put ground beef to good use!

If a hearty dish is what you're after, take a peek at the many casserole recipes. They're so simple to make. In particular, the beef tamale casserole is a surefire win, with a cornbread top covering up all the cheesy, beefy goodness underneath. We're sure that some juicy burgers are in the cards for you and your family, which is something Ree Drummond doesn't take lightly! "I don&rsquot want to eat a burger if it&rsquos not going to be a good burger," she says. To ensure an out-of-this-world burger experience, we think the Hawaiian and supreme pizza variations are sublime choices. Check out our other options below, because you'll want these delicious ground beef recipes in your weeknight dinner rotation ASAP.


Our 50 Best Ground Beef Recipes

If you’ve got ground beef on hand, then a delicious meal is never out of reach. From classics like burgers and meatloaf to family-friendly favorites like pasta Bolognese and shepherd’s pie, these are the recipes you’ll find yourself making again and again.

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Hearty Meat Sauce

This will become your new, go-to meat sauce recipe. Just season beef with dried herbs, and simmer it low and slow with tomatoes until the flavors meld to perfection. Easy and delicious!

Beef Stroganoff Burgers

These shroom burgers are both double-deckers and double mushroom &mdash they have a whole roasted portabello mushroom (in addition to a burger patty) and a creamy mushroom stroganoff sauce.

Moroccan Meatball Soup

You only need a handful of ingredients to make this hearty and delicious meatball soup, but the harissa and cumin are a must. They work together to give the soup its incredible flavor and aroma.

Beef Picadillo Enchiladas

These enchiladas &mdash loaded with ground beef, tomatoes, Cheddar, olives and raisins &mdash get a kick from Chinese five-spice powder.

Quick Spicy Chili

Add a little beef and a little beer and a little chipotle, and you've got chili in no time.

Good Eats Meatloaf

Alton's Mini Man Burgers

Rachael Ray's Super Nachos

Mini Meatballs

Super Sloppy Joes

Beef and Black Bean Tacodiles

Taco night is even better when you dress your meal up as these adorable crocodiles.

Classic Beef Sliders

Beef sliders get a sweet upgrade on soft Hawaiian rolls, which are both kid- and adult-friendly. Add thin slices of grilled pineapple to complement the bread, if you like.

Mashed Potato-Stuffed Meatloaf

Forget mashed potatoes as a side dish and reinvent meatloaf with this spud-stuffed version. The potatoes are ready in no time, thanks to your microwave, and could easily become a weeknight go-to recipe all on their own.

Hamburger Stroganoff Skillet

Give ground beef the stroganoff treatment by combining it with sauteed mushrooms and rich cream. Cook pasta right in the sauce for an easy one-pan dinner.

Bacon Cheeseburger Crescent Ring

Have your golden, flaky crescent rolls and eat your cheeseburger too: This crowd-pleasing ring is filled with beef and all your favorite burger toppings &mdash bacon, cheese, pickles and a special sauce.

Ina's Stuffed Cabbage

Ellie's Beef Taco Salad

Nebraska Handheld Meat Pies

If you've ever been to Nebraska, you've probably had a handheld meat pie. These buttery palm-sized dough pockets encase a peppery browned beef, cabbage and onion filling. Great made ahead and heated for lunch, they'll fly off the table.

Mushroom and Provolone Meatloaf

Finely chopped mushrooms and shredded provolone add moisture and flavor to this glazed meatloaf. The recipe calls for a mix of ground meat but feel free to use all beef if that's what you have on hand.

Big-Batch Healthy Beef, Mushroom and Spinach Calzones

Set aside some extra time one weekend to make a dozen of these calzones. Then pack your freezer full of them and know you've got healthy lunches or dinners for those hectic days covered.

Giada's Classic Italian Lasagna

Ellie's Lettuce Cups With Tofu and Beef

Patty Melts

Thai Basil Beef with Coconut Rice

It&rsquos easy to get stuck in a burgers-and-meatloaf rut when it comes to ground beef recipes. That&rsquos why we love this quick and easy dinner. Jasmine rice and a few flavorful ingredients are all you need to turn ground beef into a Thai-inspired meal.

Greek-Style Stuffed Peppers

Meatballs a la Pizzaiola

Beefy Stuffed Sweet Potato

Melissa's Shepherd's Pie

Meat and Collards Pizza

Make a hearty pizza with this ground beef and collard green topping. Eating your greens never tasted so good!

Julia Child's Pan-Fried Thin Burgers

Rachael's Spaghetti and Meatballs

Meatball Sandwiches

Quesadilla Bar

This self-serve meal lets kids load up open-faced quesadillas with their choice of toppings. For little kids: Let them assemble the quesadillas before baking. For big kids: Let them add the seasonings to the beef and help cut up the vegetables for the toppings.


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The Best Chicken and Rice

Could classic chicken and rice be one of the most beloved comfort dinners to ever hit the plate? We think so. And to blow your mind even more , this version is made in just one skillet. Here we use bone-in, skin on chicken thighs which cook up in exactly the same time as the rice to guarantee juicy chicken. A quick broil at the end creates the perfect crispy skin and gives a little crunch to the rice and vegetables.

The Best Turkey Meatloaf

A slightly lighter version of the all-American classic, this satisfying meatloaf uses chicken broth and soaked panko to stay moist, and a mix of fresh herbs for flavor. It&rsquos the best turkey meatloaf you&rsquoll find!

The Best Stuffed Peppers

We've made this classic easier and faster by using the microwave to par-cook the peppers, saving you about 45 minutes of cook time! This is a great recipe to use up leftover rice. Be sure to really pile in the filling (mounding it is ok) as it will shrink as it cooks.

The Best Blueberry Muffins

The problem with most blueberry muffins is there are never enough blueberries. But for the batter to support the weight and moisture of the berries, it needs to have an airier texture than most dump-and-stir muffin recipes. So, we creamed the butter for that extra lift and to prevent the blueberries from making the batter gummy.

The Best Baked Salmon

This simple baked salmon really hits all the right notes: tangy, sweet, savory, a little spicy and crunchy. Cooking a larger piece makes for a nice presentation. Topped with buttery golden breadcrumbs and parsley, it's perfect for a weeknight dinner yet fancy enough to serve to guests.

The Best Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

We skipped the white sugar and went all in with dark brown sugar, which gives our cookies the ideal chewiness and perfect level of sweetness. Paired with the right amount of semisweet chocolate chips, this treat is a definite winner. The recipe makes a lot of cookies, but in our opinion, this is never a problem!

The Best Quiche Lorraine

Perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner, this traditional French quiche is filled with crispy bacon, soft, sweet onions and nutty Gruyere, all nestled in a tender pastry crust. You do need to refrigerate the dough twice, but it's worth it. The pastry is extra buttery and keeping it chilled makes it easier to work with and results in a light flaky crust.

The Best Classic Strawberry Shortcake

For our simple and iconic shortcake, we discovered a great double-stacking technique that creates super light and high biscuits that are easy to split. This makes them easy to fill without crumbling. A simple recipe like this one allows its ingredients to shine, so use the very best berries you can find.

The Best Pot Roast

The secret to a flavorful pot roast is browning the meat and onions before roasting, which adds a rich meaty flavor and caramelized sweetness. This step is what separates our recipe from many others that use a slow cooker. And also unlike a slow cooker recipe, our sauce is simmered to reduce a little which concentrates the flavors. What you'll end up with is a roast that's fall-apart tender with a velvety sauce and delicious vegetables.

The Best Caesar Salad

It shouldn't come as a surprise that the best Caesar salad is also the most traditional version. That means it's time to bring out the anchovies and eggs &mdash and don't skimp on quality Parmesan cheese. We've even included garlicky homemade croutons to balance the tangy dressing.

The Best Chicken Cutlets

When we set out to create the best cutlets, we sought perfectly tender chicken that was flavorful and juicy (not tasteless and dry) with a crisp, breaded exterior that stayed put and didn't get soggy. After trying different methods, we found that a mix of panko and Pecorino Romano creates the salty, crunchy crust we crave, while dried spices in both the flour and breadcrumb mixtures ensure that our cutlets are never bland.

The Best Hummus

This is a classic tahini-forward, bright and lemony hummus, and is similar to what you would find in Israel. We tried this recipe with from-scratch dried chickpeas as well as with canned, and the flavor and texture were only marginally better with the freshly cooked. And we saved 24 hours of prep time! So for a creamy, satisfying 15-minute hummus, we're going with the can.

The Best Sloppy Joes

This is weeknight comfort food at its finest. We created a homemade sauce that is tangy and flavorful but also quick and easy. We used both ketchup and canned tomato sauce for lots of tomato-y zip and just a touch of brown sugar for a bit of sweetness and slight caramel finish. Green bell pepper is a key addition it really enhances the other ingredients, elevating the flavor profile into the realm of a true sloppy joe.

The Best Banana Bread

We have a lot of requirements when it comes to banana bread and we finally created a recipe that ticks all the boxes. It's moist, tender, a little tangy and perfectly sweet &mdash all around our favorite one. The best part is that it's even better the next day (if it lasts that long). Try toasting the bread and slathering with a little salted butter. We're pretty sure you'll never need another banana bread recipe.

The Best Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala is a spicy, tomato-based dish seasoned with garlic, ginger, fenugreek and garam masala. In this recipe we used fenugreek leaves for their nutty and slightly minty flavor. If you can't find them, substitute dried mint leaves and a pinch of ground fenugreek. Garam masala is a popular Indian spice blend that's pretty easy to find in your local grocery store and most national spice companies.

The Best Creme Brulee

We wanted a rich and creamy custard that wasn't too sweet, so we could fully enjoy the signature crunchy layer of caramelized sugar on top. By only using egg yolks, we achieved a soft and creamy texture. We tried using milk and half-and-half but, in the end, we landed with heavy cream for its richness. Whole vanilla beans give a more intense, pure vanilla flavor that you can't get from extract. We also like seeing the vanilla seeds flecked throughout the custard.

The Best Chicken Noodle Soup

We chose to use chicken leg quarters rather than a whole chicken to make this well-loved soup. It shortens the cooking time without sacrificing any flavor, and the dark meat adds extra depth.

The Best Garlic Bread

We went very classic with this garlic bread recipe&mdashlots of butter and lots of garlic loaded onto warm, pillowy French bread. You could make a light meal by rounding it out with a crisp green salad. Or serve it our favorite way&mdashalongside your favorite red-sauce pasta.

The Best Lasagna

A long-simmered beef ragu lets the brightness of the tomatoes develop and shine through while developing a meaty richness. Our ricotta is mixed with nutty Parmesan that tempers the sharp garlic and adds flavor. We worked hard to get the right balance of the ricotta and tomato sauce in the layers since each element has their own voice.

The Best Coconut Layer Cake

Can something be impossibly light while also being incredibly rich and decadent? Apparently so. This coconut cake is majestic in its height and a beauty &mdash a flurry of tangy frosting, sweet shredded coconut and tender cake. It will truly put all other coconut cakes to shame. The bar has now been set.

The Best Fried Chicken

To get the most delicious chicken, we dry brined it overnight so the seasonings could penetrate the meat right down to the bone. (Don't worry, the brown sugar doesn't make the chicken sweet, it only helps to bring out the flavor.) We also wet the seasoned dredging flour with buttermilk and hot sauce to achieve large shaggy pieces of flavorful crust once the chicken is fried. And the cornstarch in that dredge? It keeps the crust shatteringly crisp &mdash more so than just flour would &mdash even if you are serving the chicken at room temperature.

The Best Buttermilk Pancakes

We're transporting you to the old-fashioned diner for a plate of fluffy buttermilk pancakes. Our recipe has both baking powder for an airy and light interior and baking soda for that even golden-brown exterior.

The Best Bread Pudding

Toasting the challah adds flavor, but more importantly, it helps the cubes to soak up and hold onto more of the deliciously rich custard. And if that wasn&rsquot enough, we use not 1 but 2 vanilla beans to amp up the custard &mdash plain old extract just doesn&rsquot do it justice.

The Best Chicken Piccata

We love this recipe because the chicken breasts, which can often be dry and tasteless, come out so moist and tender. What&rsquos our secret? Seasoning the chicken with salt and pepper 1 hour before cooking ensures that they stay juicy.

The Best Lentil Soup

Brown lentils are the star of this dish. To boost flavor, we used a classic mirepoix &mdash onion, celery and carrot &mdash as well as thyme, bay and oregano for an herby finish. We found the fresh lemon juice and parsley at the end brightened up the soup and added a nice pop of color.

The Best All-Butter Pie Dough

This all-butter pie dough is extra flaky and tender, thanks to the chilled vodka and our easy folding technique. Stacking the pieces of dough repeatedly takes minor extra effort, and the result is a puff pastry-like texture that is definitely worth it. You'll want to make this dough for every pie &mdash all year round.

The Best Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan should have, well, Parmesan. So we not only topped ours with it, we added it to the crust for even more flavor and texture. For the coating, we prefer to start with plain breadcrumbs and enhance them with our favorite flavors. And our very simple, classic Italian-American tomato sauce has a bright and tomato-y flavor that cuts through the richness of the chicken and pasta.

The Best Fudgy Brownies

We've created the perfect brownie by employing a few tips and tricks. Using both semisweet chocolate and cocoa powder gives us the deep and complex chocolate flavor we crave. Cooking the butter until golden brown adds a toasted nuttiness, while the pop of cream provides luscious texture.

The Best Beef Stew

The deep flavors in our beef stew come from browning the chuck roast in batches and cooking the onions and garlic until they're sweet. Cooking low-and-slow in the oven allows the meat to become completely tender in its rich red wine-laced sauce. This is a great dish to make ahead as its complex flavors intensify overnight.

The Best Crepes

Our classic crepe is versatile enough to go sweet or savory, just omit the vanilla if going the savory route. The rest time here is key the flour absorbs the milk as it sits giving you a more tender crepe and golden color.

The Best Cinnamon Rolls

Once you've tried "from-scratch" cinnamon rolls, you'll never go back! The secret to our rolls is the wet, buttery dough and double rising time. Once baked, they will be light and pillowy and full of buttery cinnamon goodness on the inside.

The Best Pumpkin Pie

Instead of store-bought pumpkin pie spice, we like using ground cinnamon and nutmeg so we can control of the ratio between the two, opting for a healthy amount of nutmeg as it brings out the flavors in the pumpkin.

The Best Coconut Cream Pie

This old-fashioned pie is filled with rich, creamy custard, then capped with a cloud of toasted meringue and a generous sprinkling of sweet coconut flakes. It tastes as if you pulled it straight from the dessert case of your favorite diner, only better.

The Best Focaccia

It's easy to make classic focaccia at home. Our version is airy and slightly chewy, with a delicate golden crust. A drizzle of salt water over the dough during the final rise gives the bread a deeper flavor.

The Best Carbonara

Now this is our idea of comfort food. Creamy and rich, it's the quintessential dish for a chilly evening. We like to splurge every once in a while and add a knob of butter to the cheesy egg sauce just to round it out. We've left that option up to you, however. Either way, we can't think of a more classic or satisfying pasta dish.

The Best M&M Cookies

We took our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and increased the brown sugar to make these cookies extra moist and chewy. Then we super-sized them &mdash the better to get in more of our favorite candy-coated chocolates. Save some extra candy for topping each cookie before baking. The result, cookies that look just as good as they taste!

The Best Meatloaf

We opted for an all-beef meatloaf rather than the traditional mix of beef, veal and pork because we wanted that satisfying big beef flavor. Milk adds richness and tenderizes the meat, preventing it from getting tough or dry. We also cook the onion instead of adding it raw as many recipes suggest, which imparts a welcome sweetness and eliminates that harsh raw onion flavor.

The Best American Potato Salad

Our favorite potato salad kicks up the traditional mayonnaise base with not only chopped dill pickles, but also uses the pickle brine for extra tang. Scallions, celery and parsley add freshness and a little crunch, while hard-boiled eggs practically make it a meal.

The Best Apple Pie

We love using a variety of apples in our pie it adds both flavor and texture and makes every bite a little different. Vodka in the pie crust makes the dough easier to work with, and since the alcohol burns off during baking, it doesn't impart any flavor. But feel free to use bourbon or apple brandy instead to complement the filling.

The Best Sweet Potato Casserole

We opted for a nutty crumb topping over marshmallows to create a pleasantly crunchy contrast to the creamy and soft mashed sweet potatoes. The filling gets a pumpkin pie-like treatment, with brown sugar and vanilla for a deep caramel flavor and butter and eggs for richness. This recipe is bound to become a holiday staple.

The Best Gravy

Our gravy delivers rich flavors from a homemade stock made with the turkey giblets, onion and fresh herbs. Roast turkey drippings and a dash of Worcestershire sauce round out this creamy, lump-free holiday must-have.

The Best Peanut Brittle

This sweet and salty peanut brittle has the perfect crunch and sheen. With a little patience, you'll have a delicious brittle to serve to party guests or as an edible gift around the holidays.

The Best Broccoli-Cheddar Soup

This outstanding broccoli-cheddar soup is rich, cheesy and packed with flavor. We decided to puree just over half the soup which makes it extra thick and creamy, and left the remainder chunky so there are broccoli bits in every bite. Gild the lily with more shredded cheese on top to satisfy your comfort food craving.

The Best Bacon Cheeseburger

While we love a grilled burger, this one is our go-to for all seasons. Instead of making a typical patty, we smash the meat in a super-hot cast-iron pan to get crispy, ruffled edges. Once you smash your burgers this way, you'll never go back! We top them with all the fixings, including our perfectly balanced special sauce. It's what we consider an iconic burger.

The Best Butter Cookies

Your search is over &mdash this perfect butter cookie will stay in your recipe box for years. It's crisp, yet tender and perfect for tea for two or cookies for someone special. Plus, you have the choice to make drop cookies or a slice-and-bake version!

The Best Vanilla Cake

We love the light texture that cake flour gives baked goods, but we didn't want you to buy a whole box of it. So we used a cheat &mdash all-purpose flour mixed with cornstarch. Cornstarch blocks the formation of gluten in the flour and makes the cake airy and tender. We also added 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil, an old baker's trick, to ensure that the cake stays moist. The heavy cream keeps the frosting light and fluffy.

The Best Crab Cakes

When we set out to make the "best" crab cakes, opinions in the test kitchen were strong and varied. But we could all agree on plenty of fresh, high-quality crabmeat with very little filler. After some tinkering, we created these decadent cakes&mdashgenerously sized and highly seasoned&mdashwith plenty of lemon juice, fresh herbs and spices. The jumbo lump crabmeat is front and center, so splurge on the best and freshest you can find.

The Best Samosas

As much as we love the filling in these samosas, we also must give a big shout-out to the dough. We tried a number of techniques to get that perfect light and crispy texture &mdash the hallmark of a classic aloo samosa. In the end, we found that a wet dough, when rested long enough to fully hydrate the flour, created steam during frying that yielded crispy, bubbled and puffy samosas.

The Best Lemon Bars

It's tough to top a classic lemon bar, but we've done it! We kept the tender, buttery crust and bright filling of the original, and made a few improvements. For our luscious lemon layer, we employed a unique double-cooking method. Simmering first on the stovetop like lemon curd allows us to add butter, which balances the tart and sweet elements and adds a richer, smoother texture.

The Best Vinegar Coleslaw

We love the zippiness that a vinegar-based dressing brings to this coleslaw, making it the perfect partner for rich, meaty dishes like pulled pork or ribs. Cabbage can take lots of seasoning and lots of vinegar, so don&rsquot be bashful. But the real secret to this colorful coleslaw is the marinating time &mdash a long trip to the fridge softens up the veggies and gives them time to absorb the flavors of the vinaigrette. A drizzle of olive oil at the end balances the acidity.

The Best Butter Chicken

Butter chicken originated in a Delhi restaurant when the chef was looking for a way to serve unsold tandoori chicken from the night before. He created a mild tomato curry spiced with cinnamon, cardamom and cloves and finished with butter. It was an instant classic that we love to serve alongside basmati rice and plenty of naan to soak up the fragrant sauce.

The Best French Toast

Our favorite bread for making French toast is pain de mie for its neutral flavor and spongey texture, which helps it absorb the egg mixture without falling apart. It's sometimes hard to find, so you can substitute brioche for a richer and more decadent toast or challah for an all-purpose choice.

The Best Carrot Cake

Our classic carrot cake is nicely spiced with cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg and has toasted pecans both in the cake and on top. Plumped golden raisins and a full pound of carrots make it nice and moist while buttermilk lends tang and tenderness. Our homemade cream-cheese frosting has just the right amount of sweetness.

The Best Corn Casserole

We added Cheddar and chives to this classic and quick side that goes from mixing bowl to oven in less than 10 minutes. It bakes up golden brown and puffy &mdash perfect for a potluck or holiday gathering.

The Best Pecan Pie

This pie delivers plenty of classic flavors like brown sugar, vanilla and toasted nuts. We found that bourbon made a welcome addition. The alcohol bakes off leaving behind irresistible notes of smoke and caramel. Our all-butter crust perfectly balances the sweetness of the filling.

The Best Mashed Potatoes

This is our go-to recipe for classic mashed potatoes, made with plenty of butter and cream. To make them fluffy and flavorful, be sure to simmer them slowly and add plenty of salt to the cooking water. And don't skip the step of steaming the excess water off leaving too much moisture in the potatoes causes them to be loose and gluey.

The Best Stuffing

There's something for everyone in our festive stuffing. It's filled with satisfying ingredients like sausage and mushrooms, plus classic Thanksgiving flavors like onion, celery and lots of chopped herbs. We like it best when baked in a casserole dish and served alongside the turkey. This is also the safest way to prepare it.

The Best Egg Salad

While we love a jazzed up version of egg salad, we always come back to this one for its simplicity, clean flavors and sheer nostalgia. This is the best version of a classic egg salad. It's bright with herbs and the mayonnaise-to-egg ratio is just right, making it perfectly mound-able on a sandwich or bowl of greens.

The Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Do you like chewy cookies? Or do you prefer cakey ones? Our oatmeal-raisin cookies can be both! For a chewy cookie, bake them right away. For a cakey cookie, let the dough rest in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours (or overnight works even better) to allow the oatmeal to hydrate.

The Best Mulled Wine

We love a well-spiced, fragrant mulled wine and this one hits the spot. The spices steep in the cider to intensify their flavors before everything is combined to create a warming, winter drink.

The Best Green Bean Casserole

We bring extra umami (a savoriness) to a traditional green bean casserole with the addition of dried shiitake mushrooms. Once rehydrated, they turn soft and earthy, and their soaking liquid adds oomph to the sauce as well. Our fried onion topping is made from scratch &mdash first, a dip in buttermilk, then fried to crunchy perfection.

The Best Turkey Meatballs

These juicy meatballs with a tender, light texture are packed with flavorful herbs. The meat mixture is softer than you might expect, thanks to the addition of ricotta, but sacrificing a perfectly round shape is worth it. You'll make these turkey meatballs so often you just might forget about your beef meatball recipe.

The Best Chocolate Cake

This is not your everyday chocolate cake. It's a showstopper &mdash very tall and much more of a bakery-style cake than a cake from a box. The frosting has both melted chocolate for smoothness and cocoa for depth of flavor.

The Best Spinach Artichoke Dip

This is our best version of the classic party dip. It's savory and creamy with a slight tang from sour cream and Parmesan -- so hard to resist. We like to use frozen whole leaf spinach and chop it ourselves for more control over the finished texture of the dish.

The Best Peanut Butter Cookies

We wanted a super peanut buttery treat but found that store-bought peanut butter made the cookies a bit gummy when we used more than 1 cup. So we ground roasted peanuts ourselves and added that to the batter for an additional boost of flavor. Honey and melted butter add richness and create a soft and chewy cookie with an irresistible crackled exterior. We topped the dough balls with raw sugar for extra crunch and a hit of sweetness that balances the salt of the peanuts.

The Best Deviled Eggs

Our classic deviled eggs get their kick from mustard and hot sauce. We like the simplicity of the flavor &mdash it's the perfect recipe to use your imagination and add your favorite toppings or mix-ins.

The Best Angel Food Cake

Even though there are just a few ingredients in this simple cake, there are also a few techniques that will make or break it. First, be sure to use the correct pan -- an angel food cake pan -- and do not grease it. Additionally, superfine sugar, sifted cake flour and perfectly whipped egg whites are key components that set you up for success -- and set this cake apart from the rest.

The Best Bolognese

Our bolognese is rich and meaty, yet surprisingly light on the tomato. Instead, its base is made from a classic combination of wine and milk. The combination of pork, beef and pancetta adds complexity while a Parmesan rind lends even more flavor.

The Best Chocolate Lava Cakes

Go ahead and indulge in these perfectly rich and dreamy chocolate lava cakes! Bittersweet chocolate and espresso powder create a luscious and balanced batter that stays molten in the center during baking.

The Best Beef Stroganoff

We used a marbled, tender piece of ribeye as the star of this comfort food classic. Two kinds of mushrooms are cooked until crispy to add an extra element of flavor. The whole dish is brought together with a rich, tangy sauce made with sour cream and Dijon and served over egg noodles.

The Best Guacamole

Simple ingredients in perfect proportion make a this dip a crowd-pleasing favorite for any event. We decided not to use tomato in ours (it makes the guac watery) and included both onion and garlic for extra zip. A healthy dose of fresh lime juice balances and brightens the flavors.

The Best Pork Enchiladas

Enchiladas from the Mexican state of Oaxaca are made with a red chile sauce. Ours has raisins to pull the fruit flavors from the ancho chiles and add a touch of sweetness. The pork is braised with aromatics and seasonings that turns into a deeply flavored blended sauce. Frying the tortillas a bit before rolling them gives them a durability that is important when assembling the dish.

The Best Scones

The extra-rich taste of our cream scones comes from using milk powder in addition to the standard ingredients butter and cream. A light touch when combining the dough ensures a tender crumb.

The Best Chicken Marsala

This classic Italian-American dish is a nostalgic reminder of large family dinners of a bygone era. It's the ultimate crowd pleaser. The flavors from the marsala and cremini mushrooms bring a sweet earthiness to the sauce that really elevates simple seared chicken breasts.

The Best Lemon Meringue Pie

It's the stuff of dreams: a classic sweet and tart dessert with a foolproof meringue topping that won't weep! We use mostly butter in our from-scratch pie dough, but add a little vegetable shortening as well &mdash we found that this combination creates a crust that is both tender and flaky.

The Best Tuna Salad

While we love many kinds of tuna salad, this classic version tops them all. The crispy celery and red onion give add zest and crunch, while mayonnaise and touch of mustard marry it all together. The lemon juice is optional as it&rsquos not traditional, but we strongly recommend it to brighten up the flavors of the final dish.

The Best Crispy Tofu

The key to getting tofu nice and crispy is to first remove excess moisture. We wrap the block of tofu in a clean kitchen towel and place a heavy pan on top of it to press out as much water as possible. When searing the tofu, resist the urge to move it around. Instead, allow it to form a crust before flipping, and then again let it cook undisturbed on the other side until browned.

The Best Chicken Salad

Gently poaching chicken breasts in an aromatic broth yields tender morsels for folding into a bright and herby homemade dressing. Serve it solo on a bed of lettuce with sliced tomatoes or in half an avocado. It also makes a killer chicken club sandwich topped with crisp bacon and other sandwich fixings.

The Best Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are inspired by the thin and crispy style made popular by the Long Island bakery Tate's Bake Shop. In our version, we've upped the brown sugar, vanilla and chocolate chips for an even more flavorful and decadent treat.

The Best Granola

For our best granola, we wanted a crunchy, clustery version that wasn't too sweet. We created this simple but universally likeable recipe that's flavored with vanilla and a blend of brown sugar and maple syrup. We love its pure flavors and balance of salty and sweet. It is the perfect canvas for personalization, so we've included some ideas for mix-ins at the end of the recipe.

The Best Pie Dough for a Lattice Crust

We love this dough for making the lattice crust for many reasons. The combination of shortening and butter makes the dough incredibly easy to work with and forgiving when cutting and weaving. Plus, the added vodka provides tenderness and depth of flavor, making it perfect for a variety of pie fillings.

The Best French Onion Soup

This bistro classic is deceptively easy to make. It just takes a little time and a few good ingredients. We found that yellow onions, also known as Spanish onions, work best for this recipe. They have a nice balance of sweetness and bitterness and caramelize perfectly. Just don't take them too dark -- a nice golden brown is perfect. Good beef broth also makes a big difference. If you can't make your own, look for a high-quality prepared variety.

The Best Baked Beans

If you think baked beans only come from a can, you're in for a treat. Bacon, molasses and bourbon add depth and flavor to our classic recipe that's perfectly spiced with paprika, mustard and Worcestershire. A bit of brown sugar adds just the right amount of sweetness and to keep things easy, the beans require no soaking! They get tender and delicious right in the oven.

The Best French Toast Casserole

There's no need to get up early on the weekend to make brunch for a crowd. With this rich, custardy French toast casserole, nearly all the prep is done in advance. Simply assemble and refrigerate overnight. About an hour before brunch time, just pop it into the oven. Whip up a fast and easy banana-caramel topping and bask in the praise of your well-fed guests.

The Best Banana Cake

This banana cake is delectably moist, perfectly sweet and easy to make. Dark brown sugar and sour cream add depth to the batter, and we added melted butter instead of vegetable oil for a flavor boost. Fluffy cream cheese frosting and swirls of dulce de leche will make you go back for seconds. We also upped the ante by using bananas in two ways -- fresh bananas are mixed into the cake while maple-candied banana chips create a crunchy topping.

The Best Banana Pudding

This creamy banana dessert is our very favorite version, piled high with layers of just-ripe bananas, rich vanilla pudding and tender cookies. We used vanilla bean paste instead of extract in our homemade filling for a bold flavor boost and topped the pudding with swirls of freshly whipped cream. When it all comes together, it's dreamy, luscious and feeds a crowd!

The Best Parker House Rolls

These Parker House rolls are super indulgent thanks to plenty of butter mixed in and brushed on top. Milk and eggs enrich the dough, lending a perfectly tender texture. A sprinkle of flaky sea salt adds a welcome bit of contrast and crunch. These rolls are best served fresh and warm.

The Best Homemade Applesauce

After tasting the pure apple flavor of this homemade sauce, you just might never go back to the store-bought kind. Supermarket applesauce can be loaded with added sweeteners and flavorings. We use only a little sugar, plus lemon juice, salt and cinnamon, providing a balanced flavor and the perfect amount of sweetness.

The Best Roasted Asparagus

The perfect roasted asparagus should be lightly browned and tender, yet bright green and crisp. Roasting the spears at a high temperature helps achieve this. We also browned grated Parmesan to make a nutty, crumbly frico topping. Wait until ready to serve to top the vegetables so the crisped cheese stays crunchy.

The Best Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Olive oil, salt and pepper let the earthy flavor of the sprouts shine as they get crisp and golden in the oven. Heating the pan and laying the veggies flat-side down is the secret to achieving maximum browning -- and don't toss the loose leaves that fall off during trimming. They become toasted and crisp -- the best part! To make these extra special, we topped them with homemade Parmesan breadcrumbs.

The Best Fruitcake

Fruitcakes have become the punchline of many a holiday joke, but this recipe will give the notorious seasonal gift a whole new reputation. Filled with loads of real dried fruit and nuts along with brandy, warm spices and citrus, this cake tastes like the holidays. The recipe makes two loaves so you can gift one.

The Best Pumpkin Cheesecake

There's no better way to celebrate pumpkin-spice season! With swirls of pumpkin filling, caramel and a gingersnap crust, this autumnal cheesecake is a delight. We start by whipping up a classic cheesecake batter, then add pumpkin and warm spices to half the batch. Both are used to create a unique bullseye pattern. Nutty spiced seeds add crunch. Make sure all the ingredients are at room temperature -- this ensures that the cheesecake is smooth and creamy.

The Best Tiramisu

Making this classic Italian dessert is surprisingly easy. We start the custard with a traditional Marsala-flavored zabaglione -- a cooked mixture of egg yolks and sugar. Then we lighten it with tangy mascarpone cheese, which provides just the right creamy, mousse-like texture. Once assembled, the ladyfingers soften sufficiently after 4 hours in the refrigerator, but if you can wait longer, the flavors will meld even more .

The Best Chicken and Dumplings

This is pure comfort food at its finest. Tender chunks of chicken and vegetables come together in a creamy, richly-flavored sauce with pillowy dumplings baked right on top. It's hearty but not too heavy and comes together from scratch in about an hour.

The Best Meat and Potatoes

This recipe will please not only the meat-and-potato lover in your house but will also please the cook. It comes together in just 30 minutes with minimal cleanup! We seared tender, juicy strip steaks in a hot cast-iron skillet, then made a fast pan sauce with mustard, wine and herbs. Mashed potatoes are kicked up with sour cream, horseradish and spinach for a stick-to-your-ribs side dish that's a cinch to prepare in the microwave.

The Best Apple Crisp

If you just went apple picking, here's the perfect recipe to enjoy the fruits of your labor. We've included two varieties of fresh apples, plus warm spices and tangy cider. The sweet, buttery crumble topping is flavored with brown sugar and studded with nutty pecans for the ultimate easy apple dessert.

The Best Risotto

With relatively few ingredients (none of them being cream), the success of a classic creamy risotto depends largely on technique. We've tested all the methods and narrowed it down to a few easy-to-follow steps that will help you achieve perfectly cooked Italian-style rice every time. This basic recipe is delicious on its own and makes a wonderful base to add your favorite vegetables or protein.

The Best Shepherd's Pie

We stuck with tradition and made our shepherd's pie with lamb, but you could easily swap in ground beef. The saucy filling is packed with tender vegetables and the creamy topping is inspired by the Irish potato dish, colcannon, and is filled with cabbage, leeks and cheese.

The Best Tomato Sauce

There are about as many versions of tomato sauce as there are cooks in the world. The Italian-American heritage of one of our test-kitchen team members informed the development of this recipe, leading us to a version of her family's favorite tomato sauce. A variety of canned tomatoes adds richness. A long simmer helps the flavors meld and results in a sauce that is perfect on pasta or nestled around chicken cutlets or meatballs.

The Best Irish Soda Bread

We prefer the slightly sweet American version of this classic Irish quick bread, so we added dried currants and a small amount of sugar. Buttermilk and baking soda give the loaf plenty of lift and butter gives it a moist crumb.

The Best Cranberry Sauce

Our classic cranberry sauce has the ideal texture of tart whole berries suspended in a sweet jammy sauce we added citrus peel for a little extra brightness. Don't be tempted to skip the salt and and pepper at the end. It may seem a bit odd, but salt brings out the fruitiness of the berries while pepper gives the sauce a warm and spicy finish.

The Best Corned Beef and Cabbage with Horseradish Cream

Our recipe for corned beef and cabbage is so delicious, we'd like to eat it year-round. The whole spices included in the braising liquid are our secret ingredients (the tangy horseradish cream doesn't hurt, either!). Cabbage and potatoes are cooked in the same pot as the brisket, so everything comes out perfectly tender and infused with flavor.

The Best Roasted Fennel

Fennel sometimes plays second fiddle to other vegetables, but it is the true star in this simple but impressive side dish. Roasting the fennel until tender and almost creamy mellows its usual licorice flavor and brings out a touch of natural sweetness. Even if you don't normally like fennel, give this delicious dish a try. You might be surprised.

The Best Pulled Pork

Chipotle powder, apple cider and ketchup create the perfect balance of smoky, sweet and tangy without the need for a smoker or grill! For our classic, satisfying pulled pork, all that's required is a flavorful homemade rub and a long trip to the oven to cook low and slow until it's meltingly tender. Eat it as-is, or pile onto a potato roll with your favorite toppings for the ultimate sandwich. Coleslaw is a traditional accompaniment, and we love a vinegary one for the way it cuts through the richness of the pork.


Perfect Roast Beef

Roast beef might sound fancy and complicated to make, but it's actually quite simple! With a good piece of meat and some simple herbs, you can have roast beef that's way more tender and flavorful than the store-bought kind. Below, we break down what's most important to know when preparing this classic dish.

There's no single cut of beef that is necessary to make roast beef. Some common cuts include:

We usually use a top round roast, but a bottom round roast should work too. If you're unsure, ask your butcher! Since the meat is slow roasted for a long amount of time, even tougher, more lean cuts of meat will be tender. Just be aware that if you choose a particularly lean cut of meat, it should be sliced relatively thin to avoid being too chewy.

The Seasoning

This is where you can really get creative. We kept things simple in this recipe: just thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Feel free to swap in any of your favorite herbs (sage, parsley, oregano etc.) or use dried if you prefer. Spices like cumin or coriander seeds would be delicious as well, do what feels right to you! Just don't be shy on the flavorings, this is a big cut of meat and the more flavor, the better. We suggest 1 teaspoon salt per pound. Alliums like onions, garlic, and scallions would be delicious additions as well. I prefer to mix all my flavorings with olive oil to make a paste&mdashit allows for more even distribution and insures your beef gets seasoned all the way around. (Don't forget the bottom!)

Oven Temperature

You might be wondering why you have to change the temperature of the oven 15 minutes into cooking. I swear, there's a good reason! Ideally, all roasted meats would be seared on all sides in a hot skillet to develop a golden, delicious crust. With something like a top round roast, searing can be next to impossible. (AKA it's WAY too big and heavy to move around in a skillet.) Starting with a hot oven gives the roast a chance to get that beautiful crust without bringing out a pan. After you've got a head start on that crust, you can lower the temperature and the meat will start cooking from the inside out.

Meat Temperature

We like to bring pretty much any meat we're cooking to room temperature&mdashespecially big pieces of meat like turkey breasts, whole chickens, and roasts like this one! Think of it this way: if you put a roast in your oven straight from the fridge, the roast will cook faster on the outside (which is exposed to the heat of your oven) than the center, which will remain cooler, and cook more slowly. A room-temperature roast will cook more evenly throughout, so we recommend letting yours sit out for 1 to 2 hours to come up to temperature.

As far as post-cooking temperatures, we prefer a medium to medium-rare roast, with a little pink in the center. In our opinion, the meat stays more tender and flavorful this way. If you prefer not to see any pink, you can roast longer! One thing that's not optional, though, is a meat thermometer. It takes the guess work out of cooking big pieces of meat, and we swear it'll come in handy more than just this once. Pro tip: make sure you're inserting your thermometer far enough to hit the center of the roast for an accurate reading. For a medium-rare pot roast, aim for an internal temperature of about 130°F. The temperature of the meat will continue to rise a bit as it rests as well.

I know it's tempting to dig right in when your roast comes out of the oven. Resist! Transfer your meat to a cutting board and let it rest for 30 minutes to allow all the juices to redistribute throughout the muscle. If you cut it right away, all those flavorful juices will end up on the cutting board and your meat will be dry and sad. 😢When it's time, make sure to use your sharpest carving knife or chef's knife to get nice thin slices.

Leftover cold roast beef is one of life's greatest pleasures. It's so versatile! Use it in French dip sliders, in a breakfast hash, or just cold, straight from the fridge. We won't judge!

Have you made this recipe? Rate it and leave a comment below!

Editor's note: This recipe was last updated on December 21, 2020 to provide more information about the dish.


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Depending on the size of roast, plan to keep that meat snug in the oven for at least three hours (remember low and slooooow) for a three pound roast. Then add about an hour per extra pound on top of that.

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Beef Jerky Recipes:

1. Bloody Mary Jerky

If you have ever had a Bloody Mary to drink, then you know that it is an alcoholic beverage (usually) that is tomato based.

So this recipe has a tomato base that comes together with your beef flavor to make one delicious high protein snack.

2. Sweet and Hot Jerky

This recipe is very similar to the one we use each year. It calls for brown sugar, liquid smoke, and many other delicious spices.

But I find it so delicious because of the smoky flavor it brings out in the meat, and it has a way of bringing sweet flavors and spicy flavors to the table. It is so delicious!

3. Dr. Pepper Beef Jerky

Do you love Dr. Pepper? If so, then you’ll probably love this meat. I love the recipe because not only does it bring the Dr. Pepper flavor to the forefront, but it is also so simple. It has only a few basic ingredients, and you can have some really delicious beef jerky.

It has only a few basic ingredients, and you can have some really delicious beef jerky.

4. Coffee Jerky Marinade

Do you love the flavor of coffee? Oh, me too! I am a coffee drinker, to put it mildly!

So when I see a recipe that can make my jerky have that hint of coffee also mixed with liquid smoke and other tasty spices like paprika and cumin, then I know it is right up my alley.

5. Sweet Cherry Beef Jerky

This may sound odd for a beef jerky choice, but I think it is actually a really delicious mixture. Who says that all jerky has to be spicy?

Well, according to this recipe, it doesn’t. This recipe calls for sweet cherries, almond extract, and sugar. It could end up being a high protein sweet fix when needed.

6. Citrus Basil Beef Jerky

Would you like to mix your fruits and your herb garden together? Maybe even bring a few essential oils into your beef jerky mix?

Well, if so, then you’ll love this recipe. It calls for herbs, citrus flavors, and essential oils. It could be your new favorite healthy and delicious snack.

7. Texas BBQ Beef Jerky

Do you love Texas style barbecue? Would you also love to have a super simple jerky recipe?

Well, again, if you answered yes to either or both of those questions, then this recipe could be just what you wanted. The ingredients are flavorful yet still simple.

8. Smokey Honey Glazed Beef

Our family raises bees. Needless to say, there are certain times of the year that we are flat out overrun with honey.

So when I saw that this recipe could help us utilize some of that, I was sold. This recipe is able to combine the sweet with the smoky. It is a flavorful combination.

9. The Mrs’s Beef Jerky

Did you think jerky was only a guy thing? Umm…you’d be wrong. Women love themselves some beef jerky! I know because I am one of them.

And apparently, this woman loves beef jerky just as much because she has come up with a flavorful concoction that will rock your beef jerky socks!

10. Jalapeno Lime Beef Jerky

So often in life, you find spicy foods mixed with citrus flavors. If you’ve ever wondered why it is because they are a perfect match.

Well, why change what has worked for years and years? Instead, let’s keep the flavor combo going with this recipe.

11. Sweet Heat Siracha Jerky

If you like spicy food, then you will probably love this jerky. It looks spicy even from the pictures.

However, I love spicy food so it makes my mouth water just looking at it. If you are part of the ‘spicy food club’ then you’ll want to try this.

12. Pineapple Beef Jerky

You may have never thought of adding pineapple to your beef jerky recipe, but thank goodness someone did because it looks delicious!

So the next time you see some crushed pineapple or pineapple juice hanging around your pantry, reach for the meat and make some tasty jerky.

13. Jalapeno Jerky

I have to tell you upfront that I love jalapenos. I think they are one of the best vegetables on the planet because they can be used in such versatile ways and pack a punch of heat too.

So why would I not be interested in a recipe that calls for jalapenos with my jerky? Well, I would be interested of course. You should check it out too.

14. Habanero Beef Jerky

If you have someone in your life (including yourself) that loves some serious heat, then you’ll want to check into this jerky recipe.

So it has a lot of ingredients and a disclaimer that this recipe is really spicy, but if you like the heat then you must get in the kitchen and make this jerky recipe.

15. Mexican Heat Beef

This recipe doesn’t appear to be as spicy as the previous recipe, but it still appears to pack some heat with it.

But the good news is that the ingredients are simple so you should be able to whip it up pretty easily.

16. Low Carb Oven Beef Jerky

My husband and I began following a low carb diet almost a year ago. It has made us feel so much better.

But snacks are hard to come by on a low carb diet. That was until we discovered jerky. It is delicious and filling. If you are a low-carb follower too, then you’ll want to check out this recipe.

17. Freakin’ Amazing Beef Jerky

I think the name of this recipe pretty well sums it all up for you. I mean, who wouldn’t want ‘freakin’ amazing beef jerky?’

Ummm….I know I do! Which is why I thought that this recipe needed to be shared with you so you could indulge yourself too.

18. Spicy Garlic Beef Jerky

If you are a garlic lover, then you’ll probably really want to check out this recipe. Even if you aren’t, if you like beer, then you’ll want to check it out as well.

So if you haven’t guessed, those ingredients are in this recipe and seem to make a really delicious product.

19. Western BBQ Jerky

My husband and boys are big barbecue fans. Their tastes in barbecue vary greatly though. My husband is a Carolina boy who loves vinegar based sauces.

But our boys were born in a different part of the country and love the ketchup based sauces that are sweeter. This recipe contains that kind of sauce.

20. Teriyaki Beef Jerky

This recipe calls for lots of common ingredients and one less common: Mirin. Yet, if you love teriyaki flavored beef jerky, then the hunt for a less common ingredient may be totally worth it to you.

So if you love the flavor and would like to enjoy homemade teriyaki beef jerky, then you’ll want to give this recipe a go.


  • Beef: Flank steak, skirt steak, ribeye or top sirloin will all work great in this recipe. Whatever cut you choose, make sure the beef achieves a nice golden color. It will have so much flavor.
  • Chicken: If you are going to opt for chicken, use boneless breasts. Skip the browning step, but still slice the chicken into two-inch pieces. When sauteeing your chicken slices in your sauce, make sure to cook them all the way through!
  • Veggie Lo Mein: if you are skipping out on the meat, you can always make our incredible Veggie Lo Mein.

Most grocery stores will carry lo mein noodles in the Asian aisle. You can find these wheat and egg based noodles dried or fresh. If you get lucky, you will find fresh lo mein noodles in the refrigerated section (sometimes in the produce aisle, sometimes in the Asian aisle). These will allow you to skip the boiling step entirely, as they are already cooked!

If you can’t find dry or fresh lo mein noodles, don’t panic! I often use spaghetti noodles when I am in a pinch. They work great and don’t sacrifice taste!


10 Go-To Ground Beef Recipes

If you always have ground beef stocked and ready in your freezer/fridge, well, look no further. You have 10 amazing reasons to thaw out that ground beef ASAP – from dips, to pastas to easy peasy slow cooker dinners!

1. One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese – Two favorite comfort foods come together in this easy meal that the whole family will love. [GET THE RECIPE.]

2. Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce – A rich and meaty spaghetti sauce easily made in the slow cooker with just 10 min prep. It doesn’t get any easier than this. [GET THE RECIPE.]

3. One Pot Cheeseburger Casserole – All the flavors of a cheeseburger in pasta form. [GET THE RECIPE.]

4. Korean Beef Bowl – Tastes just like Korean BBQ and is on your dinner table in just 15 minutes. Boom. [GET THE RECIPE.]

5. Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers – Hearty, protein/fiber loaded peppers packed with so much flavor. Easy and effortless, of course. [GET THE RECIPE.]

6. Beef Enchilada Dip – This meaty, cheesy enchilada dip comes together in 15 minutes, and is the perfect crowd pleasing appetizer. [GET THE RECIPE.]

7. Slow Cooker Cheesy Tortellini – There’s nothing better than coming home to the cheesiest tortellini ever. [GET THE RECIPE.]

8. One Pot Taco Spaghetti – All your favorite flavors of tacos in spaghetti form – made in ONE PAN. So cheesy, comforting and stinking easy with pretty much zero clean-up. [GET THE RECIPE.]

9. Cheesy Avocado Quesadillas – No-fuss quesadillas that are perfectly crisp and amazingly cheesy. An absolute must for those busy weeknights. Plus, how can you say no to avocado? [GET THE RECIPE.]

10. Baked Cream Cheese Spaghetti – An epic baked spaghetti casserole that’s so cheesy and creamy. It’s comfort food at its best, and EASIEST. [GET THE RECIPE.]