Category Archives: beef

Beef & Broccoli

This is my first time making a Pioneer Woman recipe. Of course, I am not disappointed.  And while I don’t crave Chinese food too often, when I do cave and get some takeout, I always feel gross and sticky after. If you make it at home, you know exactly what is in it (no MSG, nice lean cut of flank steak, etc.).  Throw any vegetable you like in there, too.

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Italian Breaded Steak

IMG_1192This steak reminds me of my Sicilian nana. This woman could make anything taste delicious, and this dish is just one example.

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French Dip Sandwiches

When it’s been in the 20s all week, come Friday I want some comfort food. For me, this usually means carbs of some variety, so I thought I’d make one of my favorite sandwiches for us. Roast beef covered in melted provolone on garlic bread. TGIF.

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Stuffed Flank Steak with Boursin and Prosciutto

Each year, my mother and I drive up to York, ME for a cooking class at the Stonewall Kitchen headquarters. This steak was taught and served, and I loved it. You can stuff it with whatever you like, but I love this combo of boursin cheese (amazing stuff with the steak), spinach, roasted peppers, and prosciutto.

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Meatloaf with Herbed Cream Sauce

We’re definitely in full-on comfort food mode this week. And it might not stop until March. Just sayin’.

On to the meatloaf: This meatloaf kicks ass. It kind of reminds me of swedish meatballs from IKEA with the white sauce, which is so so good. It is a total comfort food, and while I didn’t grow up eating it ever, it makes me think of my mama.

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Beef Chili

My former roommate called this chili “the best chili yet”. While I still plan on switching it up from time to time, it is a pretty yummy classic chili recipe.  Serve with sweet potato biscuits.

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Sicilian Spiedini

This recipe reminds me of summer. The flavor that the bay leaves imparts to the steak is fab. Next time you buy steak tips, try this recipe.  This can also be done with boneless chicken or veal.

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Philly Cheesesteak Mac & Cheese

I was in need of some comfort food and this popped into my head out of nowhere. Anyone who has read this blog, particularly in the colder months, knows how I like my mac & cheese. This one is another gooey sample from my favorite mac & cheese collection.

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Steak Au Poivre

Recipe #2 from Rocco’s book, Now Eat This! So good! No wonder the book is already #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list. I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about this since I’m a bit of a steak purist, but this was delicious. I would definitelymake this again, especially since it’s so quick and easy.

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Individual Steak Pita Pizzas

This is exactly the kind of food I hesitate about posting here. Let’s face it, it’s hardly cooking, yet I know I’ve made it at least a handful of times and been 100% happy. This is a shout-out to the beginners out there (make this, Trish!) who want a beefy, cheesy, low-fat, 15-minute meal. Holler.

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Shepherd’s Pie with Scallion Cheddar Crust

Ok, I may have outdone myself with this one. Totally comfort food, totally delicious. I’ve been looking for a good shepherd’s pie recipe for a while, and have tried a couple of RR’s recipes over the years…well, THIS is the only recipe you want for shepherd’s pie, legit.

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The Perfect Steak

Ever since I started experimenting with cooking, 2 things always got me down: making perfectly cooked chicken and perfectly cooked steak. While I don’t claim to be an expert in these two fine samples of protein just yet, I think I have mastered the filet mignon. Here’s a simple recipe to enjoy this really special cut. And it’s EASY — the most important part is what you do before and after you cook it.

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Stroganoff with Beef Short Ribs

This was pretty darn yummy. If you’ve got a few hours to kill in the kitchen before dinner, I’d say give this a shot. I’d try covering the ribs with foil as they roast — i think mine got unnecessarily tough on the outside because they weren’t covered.

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