Meat Loaf

There are surely thousands of recipes for meat loaf, from the most basic off the side of the oatmeal box to elaborate stuffed and gravied creations. My friend Diane B once wrote a funny article about her “man loaf” recipe for a meat loaf stuffed with an Italian sausage, served with a side of cardiac … Continue reading

Hamburger Pie

This particular recipe card doesn’t have a title or name for this dish, so I called it Hamburger Pie. It reminds me of something my mom used to make, although I can’t think offhand what that was called either. But it did involve shaping the meat into a pie crust type of thing and then … Continue reading

Braciole

I didn’t realize I had missed some posts, so I apologize! I try to write a bunch of posts and schedule them, but sometimes I forget to go back and write more posts for you all. Today’s recipe for Braciole is of an Italian origin. Braciole is the plural of “braciola” and I gather is … Continue reading

Baked Hamburg & Rice

Here’s a funny little bit of history for you. Supposedly, in Hamburg Germany, ground round was being used to create a Hamburg Steak, or Hamburger Steak, a form of meat dish possibly originating as early as the 1860s. In America we often think of it as a Salisbury Steak, topped with mushroom gravy or other … Continue reading

Stuffed Cabbage

Even though I occasionally like sauerkraut, and I use cabbage when I make my stir fry dishes, I am not a fan of cooked cabbage. They are a staple of Eastern European cooking and also appear in some Asian countries. Typically, the include a meat, spices, vegetables, and grains such as rice or barley. Depending … Continue reading

Meatballs (?)

An untitled recipe for some sort of ball of meat or roll. I am calling it meatballs for lack of a better name. Morton’s Tender Quick is a curing agent, not a meat tenderizer, generally used to cure meats such as salami and corned beef. I’m not really sure what these may really be! UPDATE: … Continue reading

Meat Balls

Make up a batch of meatballs, place on a cookie sheet and freeze. Once solid, place them in freezer storage bags. Take out a few when needed and add to spaghetti sauce, soups, etc. Meat Balls 2 pounds ground beef 1 c sour cream 1 pkg dry onion soup mix 1 1/2 c bread crumbs … Continue reading