Category Archives: Beef

Meatballs in Mushroom Cream Sauce

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I’ve always loved this dish, only when I was a little girl, we used to use Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup. This was delicious but now I like to know what’s in my food, so I try to make everything from scratch.┬áThis recipe is delicious and just as good as that other stuff!

Ingredients:

1/2 lb. ground pork (or ground Italian sausage without fennel)

1/2 lb. ground beef

1 onion (1/2 sliced and 1/2 diced)

1 clove minced garlic

1/3 c. bread crumbs (high quality)

1 egg, beaten

1 t. Italian seasonings or Herbs de Provence (your preference)

1 T. Worchestershire sauce

2 c. sliced mushrooms

2 T. flour

1 c. beef or chicken broth

1 c. fat free milk

1/4 fat free sour cream

Directions:

Saute the minced onions and garlic in some olive oil. Place into a bowl. Add the meats, bread crumbs, egg, Worchestershire, and spices. Using your hands, mix altogether until well combined. Form meatballs about the size of a ping pong ball (or slightly smaller).

In a frying pan, heat some oil and brown the meatballs well on all sides. Remove from the pan and set aside. In the same pan, add the sliced onions and the mushrooms. Cook until the mushrooms are soft and all the liquid has evaporated. Add the flour and stir. Cook for a few minutes. Add the broth. Whisk in the milk and sour cream. Bring to a boil.

Return the mushrooms to the pan and reduce the heat. Cover and cook for about 20 minutes, making sure that the liquid doesn’t dry out too much. Season to taste.

Serve over some rice or pasta or mashed potatoes.

 

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Corned Beef in a Crock Pot

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IMG_0254Easy and delicious!

Ingredients:

6 carrots, cut into chunks

2 onions, chopped

3 lb. corned beef brisket with seasoning packet – RINSED

12 oz. beer

2 T. yellow mustard (or 1 T. Dijon)

1/4 c. brown sugar

1 c water

1 cabbage, cut into wedges

Directions:

Combine carrots and onions in a crock pot. Place the corned beef in and sprinkle the seasoning packet over it. Pour beer over the brisket and spread mustard on top. In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar and water. Pour it over the brisket. Cover and cook on low for about 9 hours (or until fork tender).

Remove the brisket and keep warm. Add the cabbage to the crock pot and cook for about 30 minutes.

Return the brisket to the crock pot and warm it up altogether.

Slice the brisket thinly and serve with the vegetables and mustard on the side.

Sheet Pan Steak with Salsa Verde

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Ingredients:

1 lb. steak

1 lb. broccoli florets

1 medium red onion, cut into wedges

1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley

3 T. red wine vinegar

Chopped fresh oregano

1 T. rinsed capers

1/4 t. red pepper flakes

Directions:

Preheat the broiler. Heat up a sheet pan. Season the steak with salt and pepper.

Add some olive oil to the hot pan. Add the steak to the pan. Broil for 5 minutes.

Remove the pan from the oven. Turn the steak over. Add 1 T. of oil to pan around the steak. Arrange the broccoli and the onion evenly around the steak. Sprinkle the vegetables with some salt and pepper.

Return the pan to the oven. Broil until the steak’s internal temperature reaches 140. Remove the steak and cover it.

Continue cooking the vegetables until they are tender and lightly charred.

Whish together some salt, 1/4 olive oil, parlsey, vinegar, oregano, capers and red pepper flakes. Cut the steak in thin slices. Spoon the parsley mixture evenly over the steak. Serve with the vegetable mixture.

Eggplant “Lasagna

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The noodles here are the eggplant.

Ingredients:

3 Italian eggplants, sliced and salted

1 lb. ground beef

Marinara sauce

Prosciutto

Shredded mozzarella cheese

Parmesan cheese

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350.

Grill the eggplant slices and set aside.

Brown the beef. Add seasonings. Add the marinara sauce.

Butter a casserole dish.

Cover the bottom with a layer of eggplant.

Put a single layer of prosciutto over the eggplant.

Cover with the meat mixture.

Cover with mozzarella cheese.

Finish off with another layer of eggplant.

Sprinkle some more mozzarella cheese on top. Add some parmesan cheese.

Place it in the oven for about 15 minutes or until the cheese begins to turn golden.

 

Stuffed Peppers (Mexican Style)

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These were delicious and healthy, too!

Ingredients:

4 green bell peppers

1 lb. ground beef

Taco seasoning

1 small onion, diced

Mexican cheese, shredded

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350.

Cut the top off the peppers and clean out the inside. Reserve the top for later.

Place the peppers in a microwave safe dish. Microwave on vegetable setting until softened.

Chop the remaining top into small pieces.

Saute onions and chopped peppers in some olive oil. Add the ground beef and cook until cooked through, breaking up the pieces as its cooking.

Add the Mexican seasonings, salt, and pepper.

Spoon the meat mixture into the microwaved peppers. Top with the cheese.

Place in the oven for about 15-20 minutes until the cheese is melted and the peppers are soft.

Ground Beef with Chinese String Beans

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This was chockfull of vegetables and taste! And easy to make, too!

Ingredients:

1 lb. ground beef

4 cloves minced garlic

1 small onion, diced

1 bell pepper (any color), sliced

20 Chinese string beans, cut into 2″ strips

1 T. white wine

3 T. soy sauce

2 T. oyster sauce

4 T. ketchup

2 T. sugar

Pepper

Directions:

Saute the onion in some olive oil until softened. Add the bell pepper and garlic and cook until the bell pepper is soft.

Add the ground beef, breaking it up as it cooks. Cook until no longer pink.

Add the soy sauce, wine, oyster sauce, ketchup and sugar and mix well. Add the green beans. Mix well. Cover the pan and let it cook for about 5 minutes or until the green beans are softened to your liking. Season with pepper.

Serve over rice if desired.

Steak Tacos

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The marinade for the meat is delicious!

Ingredients:

1 lb. flank steak, tenderized

1/2 c. soy sauce

4 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 c. olive oil

1 t. cumin

1 t. oregano

Salt & pepper

Directions:

Combine the steak and the rest of the ingredients in a Ziploc bag. Toss to coat. Marinate for a least an hour.

Remove the steak from the marinade and toss the marinade. Grill the steak until done.

Serve with corn tortillas, cheese, guacamole, and pico de gallo.