Tamale Pie

Ingredients: 2 Cup Cornmeal 6 Cup Boiling Water 2 Tablespoon Fat (depends on how lean meat is) 1 lb Hamburger or ground Turkey 1 Clove Garlic, minced 1 Small Onion, chopped 1/2 Green Pepper, chopped 1 No. 2 Can Crushed Tomatoes 2 Teaspoon Salt 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder Water Margarine Instructions: Sift the cornmeal slowly into the rapidly boiling water, stirring constantly. Cook until thick, about fifteen minutes and then salt to taste. Line the bottom and sides of a greased casserole dish with the mush, reserving some for the top. Brown the hamburger(gr. turkey), garlic, onion and green pepper in the melted fat; add Tomatoes, seasonings and enough water to allow the meat mixture to simmer about ten minutes. Turn into the mush lined casserole, putting remainder of mush over the top in broken pieces. Dot with margarine and sprinkle with additional chili powder. Bake in hot oven (400 degrees) about thirty minutes.
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Black-Eyed Pea Casserole

Ingredients: 1 can Trappey’s® Black-Eyed Peas (regular) 1 can Trappey’s® Jalapeno Black-Eyed Peas 2 lbs. Ground Beef 1 cup instant white rice 1 can Rotel® American cheese slices Instructions: Preheat oven at 350 degrees F. Brown ground beef and drain off grease. Boil 1 cup rice as instructed on box. Mix ground beef, cooked rice, Rotel®, and both cans of black-eyed peas in medium sized mixing bowl. In an 8″X10″ glass or Pyrex® casserole dish, lay cheese slices to cover bottom of dish. Pour contents of mixing bowl into the casserole dish. Cover top of casserole with cheese slices. Put a lid on top and bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Makes 4-5 servings. Serve and enjoy!!!
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Michelle’s Good Ole Meatloaf

Ingredients: 1 pound ground chuck 1 large yellow onion (chopped) 3 pieces of green onions 1 large bell pepper (chopped) 1/4 cup of Italian breadcrumbs 1 cup of salsa 2 large eggs 1 tablespoon oil Instructions: Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl. Mix well, but not too much because the meatloaf will be overworked. Place all ingredients in a loaf pan and bake on 375 F until done. Pour off grease and top with additional salsa. Bake for about 10 minutes. Note: I use ground chuck because it is lean, but I’ve also tried it with ground turkey and my family loved it just the same.
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Uncle Raive’s Calves Liver Casserole

Ingredients: 2 packages of calves liver 1-8oz package mild cheddar cheese (grated) 1 large onion sliced Success® rice canola oil self-rising flour McCormick® Seasoned Salt garlic Powder black pepper Instructions: Rinse liver and allow to drain. Measure oil to a depth of 1-inch. Season liver to taste with seasoned salt, black pepper, and garlic salt. Roll dredge seasoned liver in self-rising flour. Heat canola oil in a frying pan. Brown liver and set aside to drain on paper towels. Pour oil from the frying pan, leaving 1 tablespoon of oil and pan drippings. Brown 2 tablespoons of flour in the pan drippings. Add 1 cup of water and sliced onions. Cook until liquid has thickened and onions have softened. Cook rice in salted water. Drain rice and stir in gravy. Cut liver into bite-size pieces. Add to rice mixture. Pour liver- rice mixture into a 10-inch casserole dish. Top with cheese. Place in preheated oven at 350 degrees F. Bake until cheese has melted. Serve warn from the oven.
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Cowboy Stew

Ingredients: 1 pound ground beef 1 package spicy taco seasoning mix 2 packages ranch dressing mix 1 can ranch style beans 1 can mexi-corn 1 can spicy veg-all (drain some of the liquid) Instructions: Brown ground beef, add taco and ranch mix, stir well. Add beans, and all other ingredients. Simmer for 30 minutes. The longer you simmer, the spicier it is! Note: This dish is good with yams and cornbread!!!! Could even add a drained can of Rotel® for a five alarm Cowboy stew!!!!
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Bar-B-Que Meatloaf

https://youtu.be/9n4J417NF3E Ingredients: 2 lbs.ground beef (lean if possible) 1 cup of bread crumbs (fine) 1 egg 1/2 cup bar-b-que sauce (your choice) (use a salt substitute) suit to taste 2 pinches of black pepper (1/4 teaspoon) suit to taste 2 pinches of cayenne pepper (1/4 teaspoon) suit to taste 1 clove garlic minced (finely chopped, equals 1 tsp minced garlic) 1/4 cup chopped onion (red onion if possible) Instructions: Combine all ingredients, shape(mold) meat, place in baking dish. Bake at 275 degrees (gas) [350 degrees (elec)] for about 1 hour & 15 minutes covered. Remove from oven, drain excess fat and serve with your favorite side dish.  
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Meatball Soup

Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds ground beef 2 cups freshly grated parmesan cheese 2 eggs 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs 1 tablespoon chopped parsley 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 2 1/2 quarts water 1 cup thinly sliced carrots 1 cup sliced celery 1-2 cups escarole (chopped)   Instructions: To make meatball, combine ground beef, 1 cup parmesan cheese, the eggs, bread crumbs, parsley, mustard, salt and pepper. Blend well, form into very small meatballs, and refrigerate 1 hour to blend flavors. Bring water to a boil. Add onions, carrots, celery, escarole, meatballs, salt and pepper to taste. Simmer 1 hour, or until meatballs are done. Serve in tureen; sprinkle with remaining 1 cup parmesan cheese. Note: Serve very hot, so the cheese will melt on top. Serves 5 to 10
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Oven-Barbecued Baby Beef Ribs

Ingredients: 2 lbs. baby beef ribs 4 chopped green onions 2 teaspoons butter 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 cup beef broth 2 teaspoons lemon juice 3 teaspoons chili sauce freshly ground black pepper to taste Instructions: Wash ribs and wipe with a damp paper towel. Place in single layer in shallow roasting pan. Roast at 450 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes. Drain fat. To prepare sauce – sauté onion in butter until tender. Stir in flour and mustard. Cook 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in beef broth, lemon juice, chili sauce and black pepper. Cook 5 to 7 minutes or until sauce is smooth and thick. Brush over ribs, return to oven and bake 30 minutes or until tender, basting occasionally with sauce.
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Steak Casserole

Ingredients: 2 pounds round steak (cubed) 1 can chicken & rice soup 1 can cream of mushroom soup 3 tablespoons soy sauce 1 can evaporated milk Equipment: Frying pan Medium-sized casserole dish Large bowl Measuring spoons Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Roll steak in flour. Brown steak in the frying pan. Place the steak aside to drain the excess grease. Mix the remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Place the steak in the greased casserole dish. Pour the ingredients from the bowl over the steak. Cover the dish with foil. Place the dish in the oven for 1 ½ to 2 hours. (Remove the foil the last 15 minutes.) Serve over a bed of rice.
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