The Top 10 Recipes of April

by Lisa Hirsch Lozano 3:18 PM, May 11, 2016

Rachael Ray Show

Aired May 11, 2016

From hot dogs to meat loaf ... from a hot fudge cake to a giant cookie you eat for breakfast ... check out our ten most popular recipes from the month of April!

No. 10: Bacon and Bay Tomato Sauce on Brown Spaghetti

This pasta dish is simple perfection – a bacon and onion tomato sauce served over whole wheat pasta. It doesn’t get better than this when it comes to weeknight dinner ideas.

No. 9: Philly Hoagies

If you’re craving Philly-style hoagies but are far from Pennsylvania, you can make Rach’s version right at home! She piles toasted hoagie rolls with a spicy relish, steak, sautéed peppers and onions and a homemade cheese sauce. Perfect to make before you kick back and watch a game on TV!

No. 8: Texas Pulled Beef Chili Sloppy Joes

These decadent sloppy joes are made with chili-spiced slow-cooked, falling-apart chuck roast, chopped onion and pickles on a hamburger bun.

No. 7: Puttanesca Green Beans with Grilled Swordfish and Oregano

For this healthy meal, Rach grills sustainable swordfish steaks with a simple dusting of salt, pepper and oregano (or marjoram), then serves with puttanesca-style green beans.

No. 6: Detroit Coney Dogs

Rach makes a sweet and savory ground beef topping for her dogs, which she serves on buttered toasted split-top buns. She adds yellow mustard and diced onion for the grand finale.

No. 5: Mexican Hot Dogs

Put a Mexican spin on an American favorite with Rachael’s hot dog recipe. She garnishes her bacon-wrapped dogs with pico de gallo, refried beans, crispy tortilla chips and an avocado crema.

No. 4: Greek Chicken and Rice

This chicken and rice dish gets a Greek spin with the addition of a blend of parsley, dill and mint, as well as Feta cheese.

No. 3: Pork Francaise

Rach breads and fries pork cutlets, and serves with a quick pan sauce and caramelized lemon slices. Yum!

No. 2: Bacon and Pea Bucatini

Rach starts by sauteeing pancetta with leeks and garlic, then adds peas, white wine, chicken stock and escarole, then tosses it all with al dente bucatini, parsley and mint for a fresh and delicious spring dinner.

No. 1: Beef and Bacon Meatloaf

This is the ultimate meatloaf right here! Rach mixes tons of delicious ingredients into her ground beef, including rendered bacon, apples, celery, onions and spices, and tops with a homemade “secret sauce.”

Watch below to see Rach make her delicious Mexican dogs: