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Let’s talk about the best meatballs you will ever taste, which also happen to be filled with ooey, gooey melty mo...

  • 1-pound ground beef
  • 1 cup bread crumbs, panko or regular, Italian seasoned or plain
  • 1 whole egg, plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic or 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 mozzarella cheese string cheese sticks
  • 1 (23-ounce) jar of marinara or 1 (14.5-ounce) jar alfredo sauce, for dipping
4.4/5 (9 Votes)

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Yum! Bursting with flavors of sage and Dijon mustard, these Turkey Cocktail Meatballs are made even better with a b...

  • MEATBALLS:
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh sage, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • COCKTAIL SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup black cherry preserves (I used Smucker's Simply Fruit)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
4.6/5 (7 Votes)

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If you're a fan of Arnold's Deer Jerky this recipe is for you! Keep some on hand for those moments you need a littl...

  • 1 pound deer jerky
  • 2 bottles Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 bottle liquid smoke
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons onion powder
  • 4 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 8 teaspoons meat tenderizer
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper, or to taste
4.4/5 (5 Votes)

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If you like spicy sweet flavors, this delicious Homemade Spicy Beef Jerky recipe is for you!

  • For Beef Jerky without the Spicy:
  • 3 to 4 pounds lean rump roast (sliced 1/8" thick by 2 - 2 1/2" wide strips)
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 2 tablespoon oriental sweet chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 pounds lean rump roast (sliced 1/8" thick by 2 - 2 1/2" wide strips)
4.1/5 (21 Votes)

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Looking for a new spin on your favorite dip? Look no further, Guacamole with Blue Cheese and Bacon is all you'll ev...

  • 1 small yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 serrano chili, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup picked cilantro leaves, finely chopped, divided
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 4 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 pound bacon, cooked until crisp and crumbled
  • 6 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons juice from 2 limes
4.4/5 (13 Votes)

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I’m on a mission to learn more about Asian cooking~~ I mean I love to go to Asian restaurants and just like all t...

  • 3 pounds pork tenderloin
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 rib celery with leaves
  • 1 large carrot
  • 4 peeled garlic cloves
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 teaspoon coarse ground pepper
  • Water, as needed
4.5/5 (2 Votes)

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Delicious and healthy, your family and or guests will love these Italian Turkey Sliders with Honey Dijon Mayo!

  • 20 ounces lean ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil, dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano, dried
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 16 dinner or slider rolls
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon honey Dijon mustard
4.5/5 (2 Votes)

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If you're looking for a quick and easy appetizer these savory, sweet with a little heat Bacon Crackers are a must!

  • Butter crackers, such as Club crackers
  • Bacon
  • Brown sugar
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • Pinch black pepper
4.7/5 (3 Votes)

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Fried meatballs are a Florentine specialty; this version can be made with any cooked meat, from roast or boiled bee...

  • 1 pound medium Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled
  • 1 pound cooked turkey, shredded or chopped
  • 1/2 cup freshly Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup parsley, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 2 cups plain breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Lemon wedges, for serving
4.4/5 (8 Votes)

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These taquitos are quick and easy and so delicious for an appetizer or even as a full meal

  • 3 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cups sour cream
  • 1/2 cups salsa
  • 1 1/2 cups colby jack cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped baby spinach, stems removed
  • 12 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • vegetable or canola oil, for frying
4/5 (21 Votes)

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This is a terrific recipe for a classic fried spring roll

  • 2 ounces glass noodles, sometime referred to as cellophane noodles
  • 3/4 pound ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup julienned carrots, about 1 small
  • 1/2 cup green cabbage, finely shredded
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced yellow onion, 1/2 small
  • 1/2 cup julienned taro or potato
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 12 (7-inch) square spring roll wrappers
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Chinese hot mustard, for dipping
  • Sweet chile sauce, for dipping
4.1/5 (23 Votes)

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Do you love pineapple? Then you'll love this slow cooker recipe for Pineapple Stuffed Hawaiian Meatballs

  • PINEAPPLE STUFFED MEATBALLS:
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 22 saltine crackers, crushed (1 cup)
  • 1/3 cup dry minced onion
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Pineapple chunks from 20 ounce can pineapple can, drained
  • HAWAIIAN SAUCE:
  • 1 cup pineapple juice (plus water if needed to equal 1 cup) from 20-ounce can pineapple chunks used in meatballs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons quality hoisin sauce (Lee Kum Kee or Kikkoman)
  • 2-3 tablespoons Asian sweet red chili sauce (3 for more of a kick)
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • Pineapple chunks from 20 ounce can, drained
4.4/5 (11 Votes)

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