Beef

Stuffed Cheddar Bacon Cheeseburgers

May 17, 2011
Stuffed Cheddar Bacon Cheeseburgers

The question isn’t cheese or no cheese, it’s cheese on the outside or cheese on the inside? We don’t really buy ground beef very often. And when we do, there’s a 95% chance that it’s going to be turned into burgers. To help save on our grocery budget, we’ve started purchasing our meats from a [...]

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Stuffed Fajitas with Monterrey Jack Grits

March 4, 2011
Stuffed Fajitas with Monterrey Jack Grits

It’s not just great taste that keeps a dish on our menu, it’s also versatility. Because there are an infinite number of things that I can put between two slices of bread, having “just sandwiches” never, ever gets old. For that reason alone, sandwiches are awesome. And so is stuffed flank steak. You place your [...]

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Beef & Veggie Stir Fry

February 25, 2011
Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry

Flank steak is one of our favorite cuts of beef. It’s great on the grill so it makes plenty of appearances during the summer. It makes a great roulade which you can stuff with just about anything. And it makes killer fajitas on Margarita Night It’s also what we usually grab when we’re making a [...]

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Filet Oscar Crostini

February 18, 2011
Filet Oscar Crostini

When people ask me which recipe from the blog is our favorite, we don’t really have to think about it. The one dish that I think everyone in the world should try once is Filet Oscar: filet (or tenderloin steak) topped with crab meat, asparagus tips, and Bearnaise sauce. It sounds fancy but each component [...]

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Brie & Brisket Quesadillas/Tacos with Mango Barbecue Sauce

January 16, 2011
Brie and Brisket Quesadillas with Mango Barbecue Sauce

Updated from the archives I was fortunate enough to not only grow up in southeast Texas amid an incredible abundance of Tex-Mex restaurants, but to grow up just down the street from an incredible Mexican woman. Homemade tortillas, migas, and tamales were just a very few of the authentic Mexican dishes that Martha turned out [...]

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Crockpot French Dip Sandwiches

December 23, 2010

I’m not a big crockpot person. In our house, it essentially serves three roles: 1. Maker of pulled pork sandwiches 2. Maker of French dip sandwiches 3. Taker-upper of pantry space And for further proof, I submit Exhibit A: My blog’s Crockpot tag ——> We love French dip sandwiches – fall-apart tender meat slow-cooked in [...]

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Steaks with Cilantro-Corn Gremolata

September 22, 2010

I haven’t always been steak savvy. Proof? I once cooked a T-bone in the crockpot. I wanted a barbecue beef sandwich and figured that a T-bone + barbecue sauce would cut it. The horror on a friend’s face when I told them my plans for dinner! When you buy a slab of steak at the [...]

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Healthier Sloppy Joes

September 8, 2010
Homemade Healthy Sloppy Joes

Every Sunday, I sit down and plan our dinners for the week. All 7 of them. And yet somehow I then spend the majority of the next 7 nights trying to get around the menu. What sounded good on Sunday just doesn’t sound as appealing on Tuesday. Or Wednesday. Or Friday. Maybe I get a [...]

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