BBQ Quinoa and Pinto Bean Burgers

BBQ Quinoa and Pinto Bean Burgers

These BBQ quinoa and pinto bean burgers are everything you might want in a bean burger. They are packed full of flavor from the barbecue sauce, garlic, green onions, and cheese. And they’re sturdy enough to hold all the toppings you might want. No mushy 

Peking Duck-Inspired Ground Duck Meatloaf

Peking Duck-Inspired Ground Duck Meatloaf

I have been committed to the perfection of this Peking duck-inspired ground duck meatloaf for a while now. There’s just something about Peking duck. The crispy skin. The hoisin sauce. The pancakes. While this duck meatloaf doesn’t include those beloved pancakes, it does have all 

A Mediterranean Lamb Bowl Dinner

A Mediterranean Lamb Bowl Dinner

This Mediterranean lamb bowl is what my kiddo likes to call a “little bit of everything dinner.” Bowl dinners are great for picky eaters to try a variety of tastes and textures. And they can be time savers for weeknight meals when you have leftover 

A Minced Pork Recipe: Shrimp and Pork Meatballs

A Minced Pork Recipe: Shrimp and Pork Meatballs

We’re all on the lookout for quick and easy weeknight meals, and I love this minced pork recipe for shrimp and pork meatballs most for that reason. But it also because brings back memories of Sunday dim sum with my family, a large cavernous dining 

Chicken and apple meatballs

Chicken and apple meatballs

This recipe for chicken and apple meatballs brings together two of my favorite dinner ideas – 1) meatballs and 2) fruit for dinner. Why meatballs? Aside from a little chopping, meatballs are extremely easy to make, come together in about 30 minutes, and have infinite 

Duck burgers with cherry ketchup

Duck burgers with cherry ketchup

It’s a bit surprising that I’ve gotten this far into blogging, and these duck burgers are just the first duck recipe to appear. I’m a huge fan, whether it’s crispy duck, or a sauced duck breast, or duck confit turned into cassoulet. This duck burger 

Lamb Mince Recipes: Lamb Meatballs with Pine Nuts and Raisins

Lamb Mince Recipes: Lamb Meatballs with Pine Nuts and Raisins

This 30 minute recipe for lamb meatballs with pine nuts and raisins is certain to go on repeat in our household over other lamb mince recipes I’ve made in the past. It was quick to assemble for a weeknight dinner. And the sweetness from the 

A cauliflower burger with baked cauliflower patties

A cauliflower burger with baked cauliflower patties

NOTE: Be aware, my dear reader, that this recipe for baked cauliflower patties is a work in progress, but another reader has requested an early share. Maybe you can help to solve the conundrum of my still-slightly-mushy cauliflower burger. As you might know, I hate 

How to Make a Taco Meatloaf Bowl with Macaroni and Cheese, and Braised Carrots

How to Make a Taco Meatloaf Bowl with Macaroni and Cheese, and Braised Carrots

If you have been a regular reader, you know that I’m all about all-in-one meals in a bowl for dinner. This week my favorite meatloaf became the anchor for a meatloaf bowl that combines a little bit of healthy and a little bit of less 

Black bean burgers: how to avoid a mushy burger

Black bean burgers: how to avoid a mushy burger

One year ago nearly to the day, I posted the following on Facebook, “I feel bad about only posting about coronavirus recently, so here’s an unrelated question. Why do my bean burgers always come out mushy, and how do I minimize that?” That mushy burger 

Taco meatless meatloaf

Taco meatless meatloaf

It was inevitable that I’d turn one of our favorite meals into a meatless meatloaf. I was vegetarian for over 10 years when younger, and I’ve watched the boom in plant-based meats with interest. So when mr. uglyducklingbakery wanted something to accompany BBQ baked beans 

Braised Meatballs in a Hearty Marinara Sauce

Braised Meatballs in a Hearty Marinara Sauce

You could turn these braised meatballs into a quick meal by using a store-bought marinara sauce, but would you really want to? The weeknight alternative is to make this hearty marinara sauce ahead of time. It freezes well, or you could can it, if you 

Macadamia nut sausage roll recipe with puff pastry: reddit baking challenge (wk 4)

Macadamia nut sausage roll recipe with puff pastry: reddit baking challenge (wk 4)

We are four weeks into 2021, and so far I have been feeling good about the 52 week baking challenge. This week’s challenge is in celebration of Australia day and required a bit of googling. I learned that Pavlova is the Australian national dessert. Caramel 

Mmmmm taco meatloaf

Mmmmm taco meatloaf

Pay attention here. This taco meatloaf is about to change your life. I have a bit of a cookbook collection. It may not be as large as my shoe collection, but it’s pretty close. This, if you knew me, would tell you how much of