Mac ‘n cheese with taco beef
Greenville (SC) County Schools
Humanely raised, local beef is the basis for a few scratch-made recipes at Greenville County Schools, South Carolina’s largest school district. The fresh-ground beef goes into lasagna, shepherd’s pie, nachos, tacos, meatloaf and also, this build-your-own mac ‘n cheese bar that features taco meat (pictured above) as an optional add-on. We’re opting in!
Ground beef and pork pizza
At Duke’s rustic Italian campus eatery, Il Forno, the pies are hand-tossed, wood-fired beauties with irresistible appeal, like this ground beef and pork pizza. Il Forno uses a signature “East Coast” red sauce with crushed tomatoes and an Italian spice blend. Mozzarella, Romano and Parmesan cheese make the perfect background for the meaty toppings.
Open-faced meatloaf sandwich
This is the LTO that keeps coming back, due to the comfort-food cravings of Bucknell students. A slab of meatloaf tastes like home, and the dining team has used it as the base for an open-faced sandwich (below) and also as a “stacker” on mashed potatoes and Texas toast and even as a panini with melted cheese. But the main components remain the same: flavorful meatloaf (Pap’s secret recipe), frizzled onions, barbecue sauce and toasted garlic bread.