I've made many different spaghetti sauces over the years, and this one is my favorite recipe. It is super quick and easy, and tastes better than many I've made from scratch. I use either the Bertolli 5 Cheese sauce or the Classico 4 Cheese sauce as the base. I modified this from a recipe from my friend Carrie. Thanks Carrie! :)
This is my husband's easy Rocky Mountain chili recipe. We usually make it with ground elk, but I've also used ground beef and ground turkey and both are great. It is super quick and easy with most ingredients coming right out of a can. It can also be put in a crockpot on low all day.
This is my grandmother's brisket recipe and the sauce is especially good on kasha varnishkes. I like making it in a crockpot, but my mother still makes it on the stovetop or in the oven, which are both good options. If you can't find Washington's Rich Brown Seasoning (try online), beef bouillon powder can be substituted (but it won't be as good!) The sauce is thin, and I've tried thickening it before, but it isn't as good.
This recipe is from Thailand: The Beautiful Cookbook, by far my favorite Thai cookbook. It is a ground beef curry, which seems fairly unique. I use frozen cut green beans and frozen mixed peppers, so it is quick and easy to make with staple ingredients. I doubled it as it only calls for 8 oz of ground beef.
I used to get a tuna and rice salad at a small French bistro and was sad when the restaurant closed. I have been trying to find a similar recipe for years and finally found it from Debra Fioritto Weber. I made a few small changes, such as replacing gherkins with capers and adding tarragon to the vinaigrette.
This simple, hearty stew is serious comfort food. It is best with good quality sausage, as it provides the seasoning. Garnish with a 50/50 mix of Pecorino Romano and Parmesan cheese for even more flavor.