Top Dinner Entrée Recipes of 2013–Part I

best of 2013 part I

I’ve loved writing these posts the last few years. I use them as a resource for dinner ideas all year long. The guidelines that I use:

    • The first time I made the recipe was this year
    • It is an entrée recipe
    • The recipe worked well and it tasted delicious!

Hope you enjoy – these tested recipes are the best of the best!

Favorite Recipe of January 2013:

This month was a super tough choice! I tried lots of new recipes that I loved. But one recipe reigned supreme:


January Honorable Mentions:

  • Cheesy Meatloaf Minis – a spoonful of horseradish gives these mini meat loaves a little zip
  • Couscous Meatball Soup – Israeli couscous, kale, and lean ground sirloin meatballs seasoned with oregano combine to make this fantastic soup


Favorite Recipe of February 2013:


February Honorable Mentions


Favorite Recipe of March 2013:


March Honorable Mentions


Favorite Recipe of April 2013

  • Mexican Cornbread Casserole – zesty beef, tomato, and cheese topping are the perfect complements to a slightly sweet corn bread base beneath


April Honorable Mentions


Favorite Recipe of May 2013

  • Spicy Chicken Shawarma Wraps – the chicken bathes in a spicy marinade of herbed yogurt with lemon and garlic before being sautéed in a skillet.


May Honorable Mentions

  • Grilled Chicken & Veggie Quesadillas – herbed chicken and veggies are charred on the grill before being chopped and served in a cheesy quesadilla prepared in a skillet
  • Patty Melts – sweet caramelized onions, salty sliced green olives, Swiss cheese, and grilled beef burgers on buttery rye bread


Favorite Recipe of June 2013

You may have noticed that this is the second mini meat loaf recipe in this post. Clearly I was on a mini meat loaf kick in 2013. While both recipes are fantastic, the former, above in January (Cheesy Meatloaf Minis from Cooking Light) are more suitable for a both special occasions and adult palettes, as they contain ingredients like white cheddar, fresh parsley, spices, and horseradish that are not present in this version from Taste of Home, and also take a bit more prep work.

When you’re in the mood for something that’s a bit quick and easier, with both fewer and more approachable everyday ingredients, this is a fantastic recipe.

june 2013

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