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Grilled Thai Beef Rolls with Sweet Chili Sauce

Succulent basil wrapped meatballs, grilled, and served with Sweet Chili Sauce

Ok, so do you ever fall in love with a dish at first sight? I did, and these Thai Beef Rolls called to me from the moment I first saw them until I had them on my plate. Heck, there are a couple still in the fridge and they just won’t be quiet! Shush now, I already ate too many of you!!

Grilled Thai Beef Rolls Sweet Chili Sauce
Grilled Thai Beef Rolls with Sweet Chili Sauce

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Mexican Meatloaf

Individual Mexican Meatloaf: fast, easy & fun! Lots of flavor & perfect for family. https://frugalhausfrau.com/

Meatloaf is a huge favorite with my folks. And with just about everyone, I think, once fall hits. But who has time to wait for a meatloaf to bake when there’s a zillion things going on?

Mexican Meatloaf
Mexican Meatloaf – flavorful but not too hot – but that sauce is another matter! It’s spicy, tangy deliciousness!

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Mongolian Barbecue Noodle Bowls

You practically make it at the restaurant, why not make it at home - for a fraction of the cost! https://frugalhausfrau.com/

My folks love their nearby “Mongolian” Barbecue place, HuHot. They’re wild about it and so am I…but the cost makes me crazy, especially for what we get – which is delicious, no doubt, but is basically (for them) a big bowl of noodles with about an ounce of meat and for me mostly veggies. Could I do better at home? You tell me…

Mongolian Barbecue Noodle Bowls
Mongolian Barbecue Noodle Bowls

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Enchiladas con Carne

Chili con Carne Enchiladas - the old-school Tex Mex flavors you've been craving!

Those of you who know me know I’m kind of a sucker for Mexican food. Or Southwestern. Or Tex-Mex. When I saw these old school Tex-Mex type enchiladas pop up in an email from the New York Times, I was all over it. Enchiladas con Carne from El Real Tex-Mex in Houston.

Enchiladas con Carne El Real Tex Mex
Enchiladas con Carne from El Real Tex Mex in Houston

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Thai Slaw with Peanut Dressing

Thai Slaw with Easy Peanut Sauce Dressing - fresh, delicious, crunchy with just a little spice.

In the summer heat (and it has been so hot & so humid, here) I can hardly get enough cool, crunchy salads. Here’s a fantastic crunchy little salad with a little bit of a Thai twist. That this is more American Thai  than Thai doesn’t detract from the utter deliciousness.

Thai Slaw with Peanut Dressing
Thai Slaw with Peanut Dressing

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Cowboy Beans – Frijoles Charros Instant Pot

Frijoles Charros: tender, slightly smoky beans flavored with bacon & onion; there's a bit of a kick, they're smokey, saucy and sassy at the same time.

When I lived in the Southwest, I used to miss “Baked Beans.” It seemed that anytime I ate out and ordered beans as a side, they were either Cowboy Beans – Frijoles Charros, or some kind of Barbecued Baked Beans. Now that I’m in the Midwest, I miss those Cowboy Beans. Go figure, huh?

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Frijoles Charros or Cowboy Beans

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Cowboy Candy (Sweet & Hot) Pickled Peppers

Sweet & Hot Pickled Jalapenos - easy and no processing needed!

I love summer when the living is easy…gardening, grilling and maybe even a little light canning. I’m not about putting up quarts of tomatoes (although you should see how many plants we put in, lol!) but I do tinker with small batches of something special. Cowboy Candy (Sweet & Hot) Jalapenos fit the bill & bonus…they go right in the fridge and don’t have to be “processed.”

Candied or Sweet & Hot Pickled Jalapenos
Candied or Sweet & Hot Pickled Jalapenos

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