Tag: Beef

Mini Beef Meatballs for Soup

Mini Beef Meatballs for Soup

These Mini Beef Meatballs are a perfect addition to soup. And, they are so simple to pull together with just 5 ingredients.

Braised Pot Roast—Low and Slow in the Oven

Braised Pot Roast—Low and Slow in the Oven

Braising a pot roast low and slow in the oven is the absolute best way to guarantee a fall-apart, moist, and tender pot roast. I have made a few overcooked dry pot roasts. So, I can tell you with absolute certainty, the foolproof way to 

Pan-Seared Oven-Finished Tri-Tip

This Pan-Seared Oven-Finished Tri-Tip has a robust beefy flavor, and is easy enough for a weeknight meal. I never had a tri-tip until I lived in California, and even then I didn’t know what to do with it, so I made these Slow Cooker Tri-Tip 

Broiled Flank or Skirt Steak

Broiled Flank or Skirt Steak

Guess what? You don’t need a barbecue to make delicious flank steak or skirt steak. All you need is a clean oven heated to the broiler setting. The clean oven tip is from a cautionary tale. Since, an oven on broil gets to 500 degrees, 

Steak Nicoise Salad with Blanched Green Beans & Cashew-Lime Vinaigrette

Steak Nicoise Salad with Blanched Green Beans & Cashew-Lime Vinaigrette

This is one of our favorite meals to serve to guests.  I’ve served this hearty salad after-church for a Sunday lunch as well as a weeknight dinner for guests. Actually, this is more than a mere salad. It’s a meat-and-potato salad. This is a meal 

Not-Your-Ordinary Meatloaf

Not-Your-Ordinary Meatloaf

What do you think of when you hear the word “meatloaf?” For some, it may be an all-beef meatloaf with a ketchup glaze. Others may think of  a meatloaf with a thick gravy on the side. This recipe is not all beef, does not have 

Hamburger Salad with Bacon and Onion Relish and Sweet Potato Croutons

Hamburger Salad with Bacon and Onion Relish and Sweet Potato Croutons

If you are carb conscious one of the very first things you learn is skip the bun on a burger and swap it for a lettuce wrap, or have the burger with a side salad. That’s why I love Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar. They have 

Pan-Seared Flat Iron Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Pan-Seared Flat Iron Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Flat iron steak is my new favorite steak for two main reasons. One, it tends to be a bit less expensive than flank steak. Two, it’s easy to cut into even portions which is perfect for entertaining. The other day I bought a 1.5 pound 

Brisket in Half the Time [Gas-Grilled and Oven-Finished]

Brisket in Half the Time [Gas-Grilled and Oven-Finished]

When you don’t have time (or a smoker) you can make brisket in half the time using a gas grill and finish it in the oven. For the last three years my husband and I have bought a half side of beef. It’s an amazing 

Cheeseburger Cauliflower Helper (Low-Carb Comfort Food)

Cheeseburger Cauliflower Helper (Low-Carb Comfort Food)

Raise your hand if you’ve had at least one box of “Hamburger Helper” in your lifetime. We all love those one pan meals! Now we can enjoy some nostalgia with a simple low-carb version and stay in ketosis. I’ve made this once a week for 

Cheeseburger Salad

Cheeseburger Salad

If you are one of the many people making low-carb recipes a part of their lifestyle then this recipe might come in handy. I was able to transition from “needing” a bun to just putting the burger on a salad.  This is one of my 

Keftedes (Greek Meatballs)

Keftedes (Greek Meatballs)

This is one of my favorite tried and true recipes. I’ve been making this recipe for over 10 years and I’ve made it dozens and dozens of times. I make them just for my husband and me. I make them for guests and they love 

Homemade Beef and Barley Soup

Homemade Beef and Barley Soup

After making Homemade Beef Stock I ended up with some leftover beef that was perfect for soup. I love it when my cravings go with what I have in the pantry: pearl barley, carrots, celery, onions, diced tomatoes, and homemade beef stock. Soup’s on! One 

Homemade Beef Stock (Crock Pot or Stove Top)

Homemade Beef Stock (Crock Pot or Stove Top)

Soup is still on the menu at our house since the weather has been running hot and cold for the past few weeks.  I’ve made plenty of chicken stock based soups but I was craving something hearty with beef. The first time I attempted homemade 

Salisbury Steak from Scratch

Salisbury Steak from Scratch

When the itch for comfort food strikes, this “scratch” recipe for Salisbury steak will provide the relief you’re looking for without completely blowing your diet. Serve the Salisbury steak with “Smashed Cauliflower “Potatoes,” instead of regular potatoes or egg noodles then this dinner is low 

Empanaditas (Mini Empanadas)

Empanaditas (Mini Empanadas)

Some friends invited my husband and I to a party recently. Their menu called for heavy hors ‘doeuvres. That is one of my favorite kind of party menus because you can usually get many different kinds of small bites in one evening. That makes my 

Pan-Seared Ribeye with Garlic-Butter Zip Sauce

Pan-Seared Ribeye with Garlic-Butter Zip Sauce

I love steak. My Dad does too and I remember eating it quite often growing up. However, I grew up in the low-fat craze of the 80’s and I spent many years being fat phobic. In high school I probably would have thought ribeyes were 

Chili and Fixings

Chili and Fixings

I have made this recipe a several times now. I usually triple or quadruple the recipe, put it in my crock pot and then chili is waiting for us when we come home with guests.  What makes this special is all the optional fixings.  It 

Rotisserie Prime Rib Roast

Rotisserie Prime Rib Roast

I scored the family recipe for Prime Rib Roast. This may well be the best Christmas gift they could have given me. This family recipe is a fairly recent development, perfected after I was married and out of the house. The only problem is that 

Moussaka

Moussaka

I must be in the mood for Greek lately. This is so good I just bought all the ingredients again! Isn’t that the case though—going through seasons of cravings? Or, am I the only one? I am so grateful that I’m actually starting to crave 

Slow Cooker Tri-Tip Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Tri-Tip Sandwiches

I made tri-tip in a slow cooker and turned it into the best sandwiches. This recipe is a treasure because it’s simple and delicious. I can come home and have a meal on the table in about 15 to 20 minutes. Here’s what happened. I 

Fast and Easy Oven-Broiled Low-Carb Fajitas

Fast and Easy Oven-Broiled Low-Carb Fajitas

Are you craving Mexican food but following a low-carb protocol? These low-carb fajitas are so satisfying, you don’t miss the tortillas. Even when I’m not intentionally monitoring my carb intake, this meal falls into my top ten favorites—it’s that good. This menu would also be 


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