Beef Cacciatore

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This hearty and tasty beef stew is great on its own and even better when served over hot, cooked pasta!
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  1. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in stockpot over medium heat until hot. Place beef steak in stockpot; brown evenly. Remove steak from stockpot; season with 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
  2. Heat remaining 2 teaspoons of oil in stockpot. Add vegetable seasoning blend; cook and stir 6 to 7 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in pasta sauce and water. Return steak with juices to stockpot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and
  3. Remove steak; keep warm. Add mushrooms to cooking liquid; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes or until mushrooms are tender and sauce is thickened to desired consistency, stirring occasionally.
  4. Meanwhile, carve steak into thin strips. Add to sauce; cook until heated through. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Serve over pasta, if desired.
  5. Total Recipe Time: 2 to 2-3/4 hours
  6. Recipe & photo courtesy of The Beef Checkoff, http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com

All-Star Pork Meatballs

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Treat the All-Stars in your family to these amazingly simple and delicious pork meatballs!
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Cook Time 30 minutes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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  1. Heat oven to 375° F. In a large bowl, combine ground pork, onion flakes, corn flakes, salt, pepper and egg. In a small bowl, stir together ketchup, brown sugar and dry mustard. Spoon 2 tablespoons of the ketchup mixture into the pork and mix well. Sp
  2. Recipe and photo courtesy of the National Pork Board, http://www.porkbeinspired.com

Italian Beef Steak & Pasta For Two

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The perfect recipe for a quiet romantic dinner with that special someone in your life!
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  1. Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium heat until hot. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir 4 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, sugar, salt, nutmeg and pepper; cook and stir 5 minutes. Stir in basil and 1 tablespoon cheese. Cover; removed from heat.
  2. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place steaks in skillet; cook tenderloin steaks 10 to 13 minutes (eye round steaks about 11 to 13 minutes), turning occasionally. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Spoon tomato sauce over pasta; sprinkle with 2 tablespoons cheese. Serve with steaks.
  4. Total recipe time: 40 minutes
  5. Recipe & photo courtesy of The Beef Checkoff, http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Thyme

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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  1. Heat large covered saucepot of salted water to boiling over high heat. Add sprouts; heat to boiling. Cook sprouts to 5 or 6 minutes or until tender-crisp; drain. Meanwhile, in large skillet, cook almonds over medium heat 5 to 6 minutes or until golden bro
  2. In same skillet, cook bacon over medium heat 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add onion and cook 4 to 5 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Stir in garlic and thyme, and cook 1 minute. Stir in vinegar, brown sugar, salt and pepper; heat until m

Grilled Romaine Salad with Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

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Your backyard BBQ doesn't have to be all about hamburgers and hot dogs. Try adding this grilled salad to your cookout menu!
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  1. Prepare Creamy Blue Dressing: In medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Prepare Grilled Romaine Salad: Soak skewers in water 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 300°. Line rimmed baking pan with nonstick foil or parchment paper. Spread cheese in single layer on prepared baking pan and bake 5 to 6 minutes or until golden brown. L
  3. In large nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat 13 to 15 minutes or until crisp, turning occasionally. Transfer bacon to paper towels to drain. Let cool and crumble.
  4. Prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling over medium-low heat. Place 5 shrimp on each skewer; sprinkle both sides with Cajun seasoning. Trim core from romaine and cut each head lengthwise in half through core. Brush cut sides of lettuce with oil; sprinkl
  5. Oil grill rack. Place shrimp skewers and lettuce, cut side down, on hot grill rack. Cook shrimp 4 to 6 minutes or until shrimp turn opaque throughout and internal temperature reaches 145°, turning once halfway through cooking; cook lettuce 3 to 5 min
  6. Place lettuce halves, cut side up, on each of 4 plates and insert 1 shrimp skewer into lettuce. Top with dressing, sprinkle with crumbled bacon, tomatoes, and onion, and garnish with cheese crisp to serve.

Yucatan Vegetable Empanadas with Tomato-Ranch Salsa

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Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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  1. In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add potatoes, onion, carrot and garlic, and cook 5 minutes or until potatoes and carrot are almost tender. Add bell pepper and zucchini, and cook 5 minutes or until all vegetables are tender, stirring freq
  2. In small bowl, stir together salsa and dressing; refrigerate until ready to serve. Stir cheese into vegetable mixture.
  3. Preheat oven to 425°. Place 1 pie crust on flat surface. Using 3-inch round cutter, cut 9 circles from dough. Gather scraps, re-roll and cut 3 more circles. Place about 1 heaping teaspoon filling on center of each round. Brush 1 side of dough edges w
  4. Place empanadas on baking sheet, prick tops with fork and lightly brush with egg mixture. Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown. Repeat with remaining pie crust and filling (there may be some filling remaining). Serve warm with tomato-ranch salsa.

Red Velvet Cupcakes

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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
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  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In medium bowl, stir flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt until well blended. In small bowl, combine buttermilk, food coloring and vanilla extract.
  2. In large bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat sugar, and butter 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, scraping bowl occasionally with rubber spatula. Reduce speed to low. Alternately add flour mixture, and buttermilk mixture and be
  3. Line muffin pans with 24 standard paper liners. Spoon batter evenly into cups. Bake 22 to 24 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cupcakes comes out clean, rotating pans between upper and lower racks halfway through baking. Cool cupcakes in pa

Harvest Wild Rice

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
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  1. In large saucepot, prepare rice with broth as label directs, adding pears and lemon zest during last 10 minutes of cooking.
  2. Meanwhile, in large nonstick skillet, cook leeks in oil over medium heat 5 minutes or until soft. Stir in almonds, cranberries, sage and salt, and cook 1 minute. Fold leek mixture into rice.

Chicken Paprikash

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A slow-cooked version of a traditional Hungarian favorite!
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 345 minutes
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  1. In 5- to 6-quart slow cooker, combine chicken, broth, garlic, half of the green bell pepper, onion, paprika, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Cover and cook on low 5-1/2 hours or on high 2-1/2 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, about 30 minutes before paprikash is done, prepare noodles as label directs; drain.
  3. In small bowl, stir together sour cream and flour, and stir into slow cooker. Increase heat to high, cover and cook 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, red bell pepper and remaining half of the green bell pepper; cover and cook 10 minutes longer. Serve chicken p

Poblano-Stuffed Meatloaf

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A new twist on an old favorite!
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Prep Time 0 minutes
Cook Time 135 minutes
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  1. 1 Heat oven to 350° F. Combine ground beef, onion, bread crumbs, egg, chipotle pepper, salt and black pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.
  2. Divide beef mixture in half. Shape each half into 8x4-inch loaf. Place 1 loaf on rack in broiler pan. Arrange half of the poblano pepper strips lengthwise over loaf, leaving 1/4-inch border around edge. Sprinkle cheese over peppers; top with remaining pep
  3. Bake in 350° F over 1 hour and 10 minutes to 1 hour and 20 minutes, until instant-read thermometer inserted into center registers 160° F.
  4. Let stand 10 minutes. Cut into slices.