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Stuff Acorn Squash

1 medium to large acorn squash
1 lb. ground beef
1 lb. pork or Italian sausage
1 egg
Sour cream
Garlic powder

Cut squash in half. Scrape out seeds to make “bowl”. Bake face down for 1 hour at 375°. Cook beef and sausage; drain. Put in mixing bowl and mix in egg, sour cream and seasonings to taste. Turn baked squash over and fill each half with mixture. Bake 30 minutes at 350°.

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BBQ Beans

I got this recipe from a college friend. When I lived in Sumner I made this, and it makes a lot. For a week every time Leta called me (I wasn’t long-distance for her), I was eating these beans!! I’m not sure I’ve had them since, but they were good…honest!

1 can kidney beans, drained
1 can butter beans plus juice
1 can pork and beans plus juice
1 can lima beans, drained
1/4 C. ketchup
1/2 C. brown sugar
1/2 C. white sugar
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1 onion, chopped
1/2 lb. bacon pieces, fried crisp
1/2 lb. hamburger, browned and drained

Mix altogether and heat on stove.

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Lois R’s Favorite Beef Burgers

2 lbs. ground beef
1 can Campbell’s vegetable beef soup

Brown beef with onion and salt. Add soup, mustard and ketchup (approximately 1/4 cup). Scant oatmeal to thicken.

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Coke Sloppy Joes

1 lb. hamburger
1 can Classic Coke
1 C. ketchup
Green pepper, chopped, optional

Brown hamburger; drain grease. Add Coke and ketchup and let simmer to reduce liquid. You may add green pepper to taste, This is an easy recipe but it can’t be made in 15 minutes because it takes a while to reduce down.

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Supper On A Bread Slice

French bread
2/3 C. evaporated milk
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef, browned
1 C. saltine cracker crumbs
1 egg
Radishes, sliced 1/4″ thick
1/2 C. onion, chopped (fry with ground beef)
1 T. mustard
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
2 C. American cheese, grated

Combine above ingredients and set aside, Cut a long loaf of French bread in half lengthwise. Spread mixture over cut side of bread. Wrap in foil leaving top open. Put on cookie sheet. Bake 25 minutes at 350º. Cut and serve.

NOTE: Can freeze or may make one day and bake the next day.

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Pop-up Pizza

1 1/2 lbs. hamburger
1 C. green pepper, chopped
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 C. water
1 – 15 oz. can tomato sauce
8 oz. mozzarella cheese
1 C. onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
Dash of salt
1/8 tsp. Tabasco sauce
1 env. Lawry’s spaghetti sauce mix

1 C. milk
1/2 tsp. salt
1 C. flour
2 eggs
1 T. oil
1/2 C. Parmesan cheese

Brown beef; drain. Combine all of the sauce ingredients, except cheese, and simmer for 10 minutes. Place in a 9×13″ pan. Add cheese. Prepare cheese. Prepare crust by combining milk, oil and eggs. Add flour and salt; beat. Pour over meat and cheese.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake at 400° for 25 to 30 minutes.

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Upside Down Pizza

1 lb. hamburger
1 can pizza sauce
1/4 C. sour cream
1 C. mozzarella cheese
1 tube crescent rolls

Cook hamburger; drain. Combine hamburger, sauce, sour cream and cheese in a 9×9″ baking dish. Top with unrolled (uncooked) crescent rolls. Bake 30 minutes at 350º.

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Famous Spanish Rice

One day when the Lenz children were staying at Aunt Jeanette’s, they experienced this wonderful dish! To this day all of the Lenz children (Dan, Cara, Liza and Ryan) will not forgive Aunt Jeanette for feeding them this recipe. I believe it was also on this day that they learned what the long fingernail on the little finger is good for! Maybe this was why the recipe did not turn out I wonder? (This is not the recipe Aunt Jeanette used, so I am sure it will be much better.)

1 C. regular rice, uncooked
1 qt. canned tomatoes
1 1/2 C. milk
1 large onion, chopped
1/3 C. sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
1 lb. raw ground beef

Place all ingredients in a roaster pan. Bake uncovered for 1 1/2 hours at 350º, stirring occasionally.

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Texas Beans and Beef

2 lbs. ground beef
2 pkgs. taco seasoning
1/2 C. water
2 cans pinto beans
1 small bottle taco sauce, hot or mild based on your preference
4 tsp. margarine, melted
1 1/2 C. chopped, canned tomatoes, or 1-8 oz. can tomato sauce
1/2 C. onion, chopped
16 green olives, or to taste
1 – 8 oz. pkg. Cheddar cheese, shredded

Preheat oven to 350°. Combine beef, seasoning and water. Cook until thick. Spread into a 9×13″ pan. Mix beans, 3 tablespoons taco sauce and margarine, and spread on tomatoes and onions. Add olives. Pour remaining taco sauce over olive layer. Cover with cheese. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Use tortilla chips to dip or serve over lettuce with crushed tortilla chips.

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Taco Crescent Pie

This is a recipe I got from Jefferson neighbor: Sandy Eaton. She swears it’s great. I can’t remember ever making it, but it does sound good.

1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
1/2 C. water
1 – 8 oz. tube crescent dinner rolls
1 C. sour cream
1 pkg. taco seasoning
1/3 C. sliced stuffed green olives
2 C. corn chips, crushed
1 C. Cheddar cheese, shredded
Lettuce, shredded
Tomato, chopped
Taco sauce

Brown and drain beef. Stir in seasoning mix, water and olives. Simmer 5 minutes. In 9″ or 10″ pie plate, form crust with rolls. Sprinkle 1 cup corn chips over bottom of crust. Spoon meat mixture over chips. Spread sour cream over meat and top with cheese. Sprinkle on remaining corn chips. Bake at 375° for 15 to 20 minutes. Serve in triangles, top as tacos.

Makes 6 servings.