Beef

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Grilled Ribeyes with Compound Butter

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Corned Beef, Cabbage, Potatoes and Carrots. “Fah Gahds SAKE!!”

Okay, THIS is delicious.  For full instructions and shenanigans, including my list of how to live the “Irish Way” watch the vid below. This is another one of my pressure cooker recipes.  I usually make corned beef in the crockpot, but I just got a new pressure cooker and I’m dang excited about it. Instructions/recipe: Put one corned beef, plus the contents of the spice packet in your pressure cooker.  Add 5-6 whole, peeled potatoes and one whole bottle of Guinness beer.  Set to the “chicken/meat” setting and shift time selector to “medium”.  The pressure cooker will heat up for about 10 minutes, then […]

Beef, Black Beans and Rice for a Crowd

This fast, easy, SUPER economical dinner is the one I featured on my show on Feb. 14.  It’s one of the “satellite” recipes I’ve developed off of my Crockpot Braised Beef Master Recipe. Ingredients: One Braised Beef recipe, cooked on low for 11-12 hours, shredded, and chopped 4 cups cooked rice 1/2 cup olive oil 2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed Simply combine the rice and black beans with the braised beef recipe, stir in some olive oil and add a touch of salt, if needed.  A dinner for a crowd under $12. See vid for more information! Thank you […]

Ribeye Steaks with Compound Butter

    These fast-marinated compound butter rib-eyes are standard Saturday night fare at our house.   Why in the world would we go out for dinner if we can spend a fraction of the money and have better food at home?  These steaks only need an hour to marinate, and each one sears in less than five minutes. Having many children in quick succession actually made me a better cook.  Most nights, going out to eat was not an option.  I had to figure out how to bring the restaurants to us.  When the kids were all little, we’d put them […]

Baked Beef Ribs

“Hey, do you want me to make ribs?”, I ask. “Is that a trick question?”, is always my husband’s response. Of course he wants me to make ribs.  Of course he does. And these are good.  Really good.  AND easy.  Who knew?  Don’t spend a ton of money buying ribs at a restaurant.  Unless the restaurant has smoke coming out of the top of it, that is.   If you see a restaurant that does their own smoking, then go for it.  But until then, just make these at home.  You’ll save yourself a bunch of money.  All you need […]

Taco Salad, We Love You!

I seem to remember some kind of controversy surrounding taco salads back in the 90’s.  I don’t know if it came from TV or health class or some kind of fitness magazine – but suddenly, the “unhealthiness” of taco salads seemed to be something worth talking about. Oh, those evil taco salads!  Masquerading around pretending to be healthy. Pretty soon nosy-know-it-all’s were crashing entire tables of taco-salad eaters, warning everyone that WHILE it may be a salad, it was FAR from healthy. And I was just like…. “Oh, you don’t say?”  *crunch* *crunch* *crunch* I mean, if you want to […]

Nachos for a Crowd

I’ll never be too good for nachos.  Never. Who can deny the healing properties of a mound of tortilla chips topped with slow-braised shredded beef, aged cheddar cheese, fresh guacamole, jalapenos, clouds of sour cream and more….? The best thing about this recipe is that the beef cooks in the crockpot overnight.  That’s right.  You can throw it all together in under five minutes, cook the heck out of it all night, then the next day, shred it.  The second-best thing about this recipe is that it makes FOUR HUGE PANS of nachos.  That’s enough to serve 12-20 people.  If you’re having a Super Bowl party […]

True Love’s Beef Stew

I met my husband when I was only eighteen.  I may have been only eighteen, but I was smart.  I thought to myself, “He’s the one”.  And then I set about to convince him that I was the one for him. Since my only training in romance had come from Janet Jackson and Madonna songs, and since things didn’t seem to be working too well for those ladies, I decided to just the opposite of what their songs told us all to do. “What Have You Done for Me Lately”, by Janet Jackson made a big impression on me.  It was supposed to be empowering, I suppose, but […]

My 72-Hour Beef Broth

That’s right.  Seventy-two hours.  This is the kind of broth that will make a hundred dishes swoon-worthy.  This is the kind of thing you make when you really FEEL your food.  When you consider yourself an alchemist.  A rogue.  A guns-blazing, ax wielding badass of a cook. If you’re any kind of a pansy at all, turn away.  You can’t handle this truth.  I use two different kinds of soup bones for this broth, and a special touch which I’ll reveal in a minute.   First, observe the above.  We’ve got beef soup bones along with “meaty” beef soup bones.  Basically some ball and socket […]

My Family’s Favorite Braised Beef

There’s nothing quite like coming home after a long day out and being greeted with the heady, spicy scent of this braised beef.  It cooks up so perfectly in the crock pot.  If you’re tired enough, and stressed enough, and overwhelmed enough, it may just bring a tear of relief to your eye. I’ve been making this beef recipe for about six years.  It was one of my first “hit” recipes.  There are many reasons to love it.  First, it’s easy.  “Set it and forget it” kind of easy.  Second, it’s delicious and special.  It’s Sunday-worthy, for sure.  Third, it’s economical.  You use top […]