Skillet Meatballs With Peaches, Basil and Lime

1 1/2 tablespoons finely grated or minced fresh ginger 3 garlic cloves, grated or minced 1 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin, plus more for serving 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more as needed 1 pound ground pork (or turkey or chicken, or vegan meat) 1/3 cup panko or other plain bread crumbs 3 tablespoons finely… Continue reading Skillet Meatballs With Peaches, Basil and Lime

Soba Noodle and Steak Salad With Ginger-Lime Dressing

8 ounces soba noodles 1/4 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup lime juice (from 2 limes) 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1/2 teaspoon light brown sugar 1 pound hanger or skirt steak, at room temperature Kosher salt and black pepper 1 tablespoon canola or grapeseed oil, plus more as needed 8… Continue reading Soba Noodle and Steak Salad With Ginger-Lime Dressing

Pittsburgh Steak Salad

Iceberg or romaine lettuce (or a mix) Shredded carrots Shredded mozzarella Shredded cheddar Sliced hard cooked eggs Sliced cucumber Sliced grape or cherry tomatoes Grilled steak, sliced very thin Crispy hot French fries Dressing (see notes) Layer the lettuce, carrots, and cheeses in that order. Put the eggs, cucumbers, and tomatoes along the sides. Top… Continue reading Pittsburgh Steak Salad

Japanese Beef Curry

2 onions, thinly sliced (large; 1¼ lb) 2 Tbsp neutral-flavored oil (vegetable, rice bran, canola, etc.) (divided for the onions and beef) 2 Tbsp unsalted butter (divided for the onions and beef) 1 russet potato (11 oz) 1 carrot (large; 8 oz) 1-inch knob ginger, grated) 1/2 tsp 1 clove garlic, minced 1 1/4 boneless… Continue reading Japanese Beef Curry

Pressure Cooker Meat Sauce

1 teaspoon fennel 1 tablespoon butter 1/2 onion, roughly chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 lb ground meat (see note above) 1/2 tube double concentrated tomato paste 1 14oz can finely chopped or crushed tomatoes Toast the fennel in your instant pot on saute medium mode. When the fennel is aromatic, add butter, onions, and… Continue reading Pressure Cooker Meat Sauce

Lasagna Soup

1 tbsp olive oil 1 medium onion roughly chopped 2 cloves garlic minced 1 lb ground pork or ground pork, or a 50/50 mix 24 oz crushed tomatoes 2 qt chicken stock no sodium preferred 8 lasagna noodles broken into small pieces, or 12oz malfalde 1 tsp fresh oregano finely chopped fresh basil chopped, and/or… Continue reading Lasagna Soup

Homemade SpaghettiOs with Mini Meatballs

Sauce: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp butter 1 tbsp sugar 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion powder 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes optional 28 oz crushed tomatoes 1 can 1 tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley 12 oz anelletti or small shaped ring pasta Meatballs: 1/2 cup panko or breadcrumbs… Continue reading Homemade SpaghettiOs with Mini Meatballs

Pressure Cooker Pasta and Meatballs

Sauce: 1 onion chopped 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes 2 tbsp tomato paste 1 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp garlic powder salt and pepper to taste 8 ounces pasta of choice; the revipe was photographed with calamarata Meatballs: 1 lb ground beef 1/2 cup panko or breadcrumbs 1 large egg 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp freshly… Continue reading Pressure Cooker Pasta and Meatballs

Chivito Steak Sandwich

Salt and pepper 3 five-ounce slices tender beef steak, cut 1/2-inch thick 6 slices pancetta or bacon 1 large onion, sliced in thin rings 6 thin slices Monterey Jack or mozzarella cheese 6 small kaiser or Portuguese sandwich rolls, split 1/2 cup mayonnaise, preferably homemade lettuce leaves 6 tomato slices 1 roasted sweet pepper, optional… Continue reading Chivito Steak Sandwich

Skirt Steak With Salsa Verde Salad

1 1/2 pounds skirt steak 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup red-wine vinegar 1/4 cup thinly sliced scallions (about 2) 2 tablespoons capers, drained and roughly chopped 1 tablespoon minced garlic (about 2 large cloves) 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, plus more to taste 2 tablespoons chopped… Continue reading Skirt Steak With Salsa Verde Salad

Churrasco (Grilled Marinated Skirt Steak)

For the Steak: 1 1/2 pounds skirt steak or tri-tip 3 large garlic cloves 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves, finely chopped 1 tablespoon white vinegar 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 tablespoon adobo seasoning (preferably Loísa or Badía brands) 2 teaspoons kosher salt (such as Diamond Crystal), plus more to taste For the Wasakaka: 1/3 cup… Continue reading Churrasco (Grilled Marinated Skirt Steak)

Chili Dog Tot Casserole

1 pound lean ground beef 1 (15oz) can chili beans 1 (15oz) can tomato sauce 4 hot dogs cut into small bites 2 teaspoons chili powder 1/2 teaspoon each garlic powder and onion powder 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional 1/2 cup chopped onion 3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese divided 1 (32oz) package tater… Continue reading Chili Dog Tot Casserole

Weeknight Bolognese

Good olive oil 1 pound lean ground sirloin 4 teaspoons minced garlic (4 cloves) 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 1/4 cups dry red wine, divided 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes, preferably San Marzano 2 tablespoons tomato paste Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 pound dried pasta,… Continue reading Weeknight Bolognese

Slow Cooker Barbacoa Brisket

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh oregano 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon minced chipotle chiles in adobo sauce 1 tablespoon adobo sauce 1 teaspoon ground cumin 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3 garlic cloves, grated 1 pound trimmed beef brisket 2 medium tomatoes, chopped (about… Continue reading Slow Cooker Barbacoa Brisket

Beef and Pepper Stir Fry

For the beef and marinade: 12 oz. flank steak (sliced into thin strips) 1/4 teaspoon baking soda (optional tenderizer) 2 teaspoons soy sauce ½ teaspoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 teaspoon vegetable oil For the rest of the dish: 2 tablespoons oil 3 cloves garlic (sliced) 8 long hot green peppers (de-seeded and julienned… Continue reading Beef and Pepper Stir Fry

Vietnamese-Style Banh Mi Burgers

2 carrots (julienned or spiralized) 1 small bunch radishes (thinly sliced) 1 jalapeño (thinly sliced, optional) 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar 2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 clove garlic 2 tablespoons Sriracha or sambal 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice salt and pepper 1 1/2 pounds ground beef (680g, preferably 80% lean) 1 tablespoon canola… Continue reading Vietnamese-Style Banh Mi Burgers