Tag Archive: beef


Cincinnati Style Chili – homemade imitation Skyline Chili


Well, one of my favorite foods is Skyline Chili. Given that I don’t like processed foods and am trying (hard) to move further and further away from them, and given the price of Skyline Chili in cans at the store (we don’t live in Ohio), I made this to satisfy a craving a week ago. …

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Mexicali Hamburger Casserole


I made this dish also from the Better Homes and Gardens Ultimate Casseroles. However, this recipe is online here. We both really enjoyed the meal, although it didn’t fully qualify my frugal tastes (too much ground beef, and ground beef is expensive!) It also seemed a lot like something that didn’t have the complexity I …

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Ancho Chili Mac

This recipe is inspired by a recipe from Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Recipes for Two, but with my own flair. I’d change even more next time, as detailed below. First, ground beef is cooked with onion, and added to the crock pot with tomatoes and several spices. My husband and I agreed, the canned …

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Tonight I made one of my favorite “splurge” dinners. It’s not the most frugal, but it definitely beats restaurant pricing. The ingredients in my moussaka: 2 medium-large eggplants olive oil 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 large onion, diced 1/2 of a lemon, sliced very very thin 1 lb ground beef 1 stick of cinnamon (I …

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Cheesy Meaty Penne!


My husband is a meat eater. By this we mean… if it doesn’t have meat in it, it’s not dinner! In my parents home growing up we had many entrees that were meatless, just by coincidence – not using a fake meat, but just because the dish didn’t need meat to be good and balanced. …

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