Fathers Day Recipes

Father's Day in Australia is September 1 this year. Here are a few easy fathers day recipes dad will love.

Here's an easy pasta dish you can make for dad.

Saucy Spaghetti and Golf Balls

1 pound ground chicken
1 clove garlic, minced
1 egg
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated
1 package spaghetti

Sauce: 2 cans crushed tomatoes
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried basil

In a large bowl, mix together chicken, garlic, egg, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper and fresh basil. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Use damp hands and make firm, golf-ball sized meatballs. Place on tray and broil (grill) for about 3-4 minutes on each side.

Cook spaghetti according to package instructions.

In a saucepan make tomato sauce. Heat pan, add olive oil, then garlic and cook for 1 minute until golden. Next pour crushed tomatoes and stir. Add a little salt and pepper and dried basil. Stir, bring to nearly a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 10 minutes.

Add meatballs to saucepan and continue to simmer for another 5 minutes.

In a large bowl, add the drained spaghetti and the sauce and meatballs and gently toss. Serve in pasta bowls and top with grated Parmesan cheese.

This hearty Mexican dish will be a hit.

Beef and Beans Mexican Casserole

2 pounds ground beef
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 small onion, diced
salt and pepper
half a red bell pepper, diced (or green)
1 packet dried taco seasoning mix
2 1/2 cups beef stock
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

Heat a large saute pan and cook beef until browned. Add garlic salt and onions and cook until soft. Add bell pepper and cook until soft. Add salt and pepper. Sprinkle taco seasoning over ground beef, then add beef stock and stir well. Cover pan, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes. Add kidney beans, stir, and continue to cook for another 10 minutes. Serve with warmed corn tortillas.

Dad will love this awesome burger with everything.

Quarter Pound Burger with the Works

1 pound ground beef
1 small onion, chopped finely
1 clove garlic, minced
1 egg
1/3 cup breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 small onion, cut into rings
4 American or cheddar cheese slices
4 eggs
4 bacon slices, cut in half
4 pineapple rings
4 slices tomato
dill or sweet pickle slices
fresh hamburger buns or onion rolls (purchased from the bakery)

In a mixing bowl, combine ground beef, chopped onion, garlic, egg, breadcrumbs, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce. Mix with your hands, then form four burger patties.

Add one tablespoon oil to a fry pan and cook onion rings until browned and soft. Remove from pan and set aside.

Slice buns in half and toast under a broiler for a few minutes. While buns are under the broiler, cook burgers in pan for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Turn only once so burger doesn't break apart.

Place burgers on top of buns and top with a slice of cheese. Next fry eggs and place on top of cheese Then fry bacon and place on top of eggs.

Next add pineapple rings, tomato slices, pickles, and lettuce. Add a dollop of ketchup, mayonnaise, or mustard.

Enjoy the works!

This is a quick and easy recipe you can make for dad.

Rigatoni Pasta with Spanish Chorizo

1 package rigatoni pasta
Spanish chorizo (cured pork sausages)
1 can chopped tomatoes
1 clove garlic, minced
salt and pepper
fresh basil
Spanish green olives
Parmesan cheese

Bring water to a boil and cook pasta according to package instructions.

While pasta is cooking, slice chorizo and fry in a skillet over medium heat until browned. Remove from pan and place on a plate. Add extra virgin olive oil to pan then garlic. Next add chopped tomatoes and stir. Add a little salt and pepper to taste. Bring sauce to a gentle boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

When pasta is cooked and drained, place in a large bowl and pour sauce over pasta. Add chorizo and olives, then toss pasta. Serve pasta in individual pasta bowls. Rinse fresh basil leaves, tear off and place on top of pasta. Grate Parmesan cheese over pasta. Serve with crusty bread.

Cincinnati Chili

2 pounds ground meat
2 medium onions 1-2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 ts cayenne pepper (optional)
15 ounce can tomato sauce
1 cup water

Sweet spices:

1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa


6 cups water
1 pound spaghetti

Crumble the beef into a large soup pot with cover. With the heat on medium high, stir and cook the meat until browned.

Set a colander into a large bowl. Pour the meat into the colander to drain the fat. Pout the meat back into the pot and return it to the stove. Peel and chop the onions. Add them to the pot. Add the vinegar, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper (optional). Stir and cook 5 minutes. Add the tomato sauce and water. Next add the cinnamon, allspice and cocoa.

Cover the pot and bring the chili to a boil. Them turn the heat to low and let the chili simmer for an hour. Stir occasionally.

About 20 minutes before you serve the chili, cook the spaghetti according to package directions.

Drain the spaghetti in the colander. Serve the chili over the spaghetti.

This recipe was submitted by Rick, age 10, of the United States.

More fathers day recipes coming soon!

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