Easy Peasy Meatloaf

Nicole Says: I actually strain the onions out of the soup mix because I don’t like onions.

Easy Peasy Meatloaf
Recipe type: Entree
Cook time: 
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  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 pkg. onion soup mix
  • ⅔ c. water
  • ½ c. bread crumbs
  • ⅓ c. ketchup
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1½ tsp Dijon mustard
  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Mix together in a bowl, form into loaf shape onto a cookie sheet.
  3. Bake 40-45 minutes.
  4. Once done, combine the sauce ingredients & spoon over baked loaf.
  5. Cook an additional 5 minutes.

Photo Courtesy of jeffreyw on Flickr

Barbecued Country Style Pork Ribs

Barbecued Country Style Pork Ribs
Recipe type: Entree
Cook time: 
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  • 3 lb. country style pork ribs
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 lemon
  • garlic powder
Barbecue Sauce
  • 14 oz. ketchup
  • 5 oz. water
  • ⅓ c. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2-3 dashes Tabasco sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Dash black pepper
  1. Combine & bring to a boil.
  2. Place ribs on a flat pan. Sprinkle ribs with garlic powder. Arrange onion & lemon slices on top.
  3. Bake, uncovered, in oven at 450°F for 30 minutes. Drain. While ribs are baking, make the sauce.
  4. Place ribs, onions, & lemon in heavy baking dish or pan with lid. Pour hot barbecue sauce over ribs.
  5. Cover and bake in 325°F oven for 1½ hours.

Photo Courtesy of Ernesto Andrade on Flickr

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Mexican Beans & Rice

6 Servings
206 Cal; 1g Fat (6% calories from fat); 6g Pro; 41g Carb; 0mg Chol; 319mg Sod


1 c. long-grain white rice, uncooked ½ tsp olive oil
1 c. onions, chopped 1 c. celery, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced 15 oz. pinto beans, canned, drained, & washed
8 oz. no-salt-added tomato sauce ½ c. water
1 tbsp ketchup 1 tsp chili powder
¼ tsp hot pepper sauce


  1. Cook rice according to package directions. 
  2. In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat add onions, celery, & garlic. Cook & stir until crisp-tender. 
  3. Add pinto beans, tomato sauce, water, ketchup, chili powder, & hot pepper sauce. Heat thoroughly, stirring occasionally. 
  4. Serve over rice.

Cottage Pie

Submitted by Susy
Servings: 6-8


1 lb minced beef 8 oz. tomato puree
4 tbsp tomato ketchup beef browning
1 onion 3 oz. peas
2 carrots (peeled & sliced) 3-4 large potatoes (peeled & thinly sliced)
milk & butter to taste salt & pepper to taste


  1. Anthony Sedlak's Cottage Pie by nyxie on FlickrBrown off the mince & the onion, boil carrots & peas, add all ingredients together, cook over a low heat for 30 minutes.
  2. About 10 minutes in, start boiling the potatoes & add a small amount of milk, butter, salt, & pepper to taste & mash.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  4. Put the beef mix into a dish & top with mashed potatoes. Cook in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes until the top of the potatoes are browned.
  5. Serve with baked beans in tomato sauce.

Chef’s Note: If you want to make Shepherd’s Pie, use lamb mince instead of beef & use 3 tsp lamb gravy instead of the beef browning.