Today, most of us consider beef to be a special treat that is available nearly everywhere. While legumes are a reasonable substitute for the meat protein that is lacking in vegetarian dishes, they may not be as satisfying to all. And no, I am not sponsored by the meat industry.
Over time I have accumulated a number of recipes that are conducive to being prepared in a single vessel, and I have reworked others to fit into this pattern. The result of this is a cookbook that simplifies the preparation times and reduces the arduous and annoying cleanup to (usually) a single pot or pan, and possibly a serving dish. While these recipes may occasionally stretch the word classic, we are not talking about hotdogs embedded with cheese and covered with chili.