Tag: beef

12
Mar
2011

Hungarian Goulash

2 large red bell peppers 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 lb boneless beef shank, or normal stew beef, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces Kosher salt & pepper 2 large onions, chopped 4 large cloves of garlic, minced 2 t…

08
Jul
2009

Julia’s Method for Cheeseburgers

I watched an old episode of Cooking with Jacques and Julia, on the topic of beef, and they demonstrated their methods for making hamburgers, so I decided to give Julia Child’s method a try for dinner last night. The result…

28
Jun
2009

Pan-roasting the Best Steak

My wife and I have pretty much stopped ordering steak when we go out, since I seem to be able to cook it better than they can, for less money… granted, I can’t say how my steak compares to the…

21
Jan
2009

Revenge of the Roasted Beast

This past weekend, we had a late family holiday get-away in the Pocono’s and I volunteered to make dinner for one of the nights, so I pulled out my recipe for Roast Beast, the same one I posted here last…

21
Dec
2008

Roast Beast

I just tried a new technique for taking a relatively inexpensive cut of beef (the eye round roast) and turning it into a juicy and flavorful roast beef dinner. As usual for the meals I post about here, it’s not…

15
Jul
2008

La Cense Mail Order Beef

Last week, the good people at La Cense Beef sent me a quantity of their products to try for free in the hopes I’d tell you good things about them here. And after trying some of the items they sent,…

28
Apr
2008

Beef Stew

It’s a chilly and rainy Monday here, so I decided that even though the weather has recently been unseasonably warm, today would be a good day for beef stew. I picked up a couple of pounds of bottom round chuck…

26
Apr
2008

Fajita Seasoning

1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 teaspoons chili powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon cumin 1 package Adobo seasoning Next time, I think I’ll add a little heat, in the form…

13
Apr
2008

Hamburgers

I made hamburgers for dinner last night. A pound of 85/15 ground beef, a small diced onion, some finely diced herbs like rosemary and parsley, some of my favorite smoky paprika mix, salt, pepper, maybe a little steak sauce ……

01
Mar
2008

Antibiotics in Meat

Senators Ted Kennedy (D., Mass) and Olympia Snowe (R., Maine) must have read The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan, because he recently introduced a bill to limit the use of antibiotics in chicken, beef, sheep and pork farms. According to…

25
Jan
2008

Marrow Bones

Ok, vegetarians, look away. Marrow bones just might represent the worst food ever in the world of meat when looked at from the high, white towers of veganism. It’s got to be desperation food. Marrow is the jiggling center of…

20
Jan
2008

Chili Experiment #1

So I tried my hand at making chili today, without a recipe. It turned out pretty well, but I think it could have used a little more heat. Here’s what I did… First I put a couple of dried chilies…

27
Dec
2007

Oof!

This is what 23 pounds of beef short ribs looks like, or about $60 worth of meat from the warehouse store. Whenever my extended family gets together, my two brothers and I engage in a little — ok, quite a…