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Beef Main Dishes

Beef has to be the most versatile of all the animal proteins. I learned my fabulous meatloaf, pot roast, stew and chili recipes from my mom, but I’ve since branched out to cooking the perfect juicy steak, tender short ribs, and authentic Mexican barbacoa tacos. I also make a mean meatball, if I do say so myself :)

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    Mexican Fajita Steak Salad

    Mexican Fajita Steak Salad is a combination of a cool crisp romaine with juicy steak and hot seared peppers and onions ~ it’s hard to beat. We’re making homemade fajita seasoning and homemade…

  • sliced pot roast with gravy

    Classic Sliced Pot Roast

    How to make a classic sliced (not shredded!) pot roast for that tender, succulent braised beef of your dreams. This is the ultimate meal for comfort food lovers.…

  • graving dripping down a Swedish Meatball Meatloaf

    Swedish Meatball Meatloaf

    Swedish meatball meatloaf is juicy and delicious, complete with gravy and lingonberry jam. This cozy family meal is also perfect for the holidays!…

  • Bourbon Glazed Meatloaf

    Bourbon Glazed Meatloaf

    Bourbon Glazed Meatloaf is a tender meatloaf drenched in a sweet ‘n spicy bourbon whisky glaze ~ and definitely not your mother’s meatloaf!…

  • taking a bite of meatballs al forno

    Meatballs al forno

    Meatballs al forno are the A-listers of the meatball set. They’re on the menu at Nancy Silverton’s Mozza restaurant in Los Angeles and they’ve got the reputation for being the best…

  • pouring gravy on sliced sauerbraten pot roast

    Sauerbraten (German pot roast)

    This authentic German Sauerbraten recipe comes straight from my grandfather’s kitchen ~ you can do this braised chuck roast on the stove, in the oven, in the crock pot, or the…

  • Korean beef bowl topped with an egg

    Easy Korean Beef Rice Bowls (30 minutes!)

    My easy Korean beef rice bowls are ready in 30 minutes, and who wouldn’t want this for dinner? It’s full of spicy, umami flavor, but tone down the heat and kids…

  • sliced strip steak

    How to Cook Strip Steak

    Learn how to cook strip steak in a cast iron skillet on the stove, finished with a simple garlic butter wine pan sauce. This tender juicy steak is the ultimate 30 minute dinner…

  • chili mac

    Chili Mac and Cheese

    Chili Mac and Cheese is the ultimate fall comfort dinner, a combo of meaty chili, pasta, and lots of gooey cheese. Perfect for Game Day or every day!…

  • Cottage Pie with serving spoon

    The Best Cottage Pie Recipe

    The Best Cottage Pie Recipe ~ ground meat with veggies and gravy under a crust of golden potatoes ~ Cottage Pie and its cousin Shepherd’s Pie are the crown jewels of…

  • Sheet pan peppers and brats with grainy mustard

    Sheet Pan Peppers and Brats

    Sheet Pan Peppers and Brats are the easy way to serve a hungry family or a game day crowd. The sausages get beautifully caramelized, and the peppers get glossy and lightly…

  • The Best Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon

    The Best Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon ~ this epic beef stew cooks in just 30 minutes in the amazing Instant Pot. The meat is melt in your mouth tender and the…

  • Chili Stuffed Acorn Squash

    Chili Stuffed Acorn Squash ~ fall is finally in the air and I’m celebrating with the perfect meal for a chilly (pun intended) night. I’m using acorn squash as healthy little…

  • Meatballs smothered in cheese

    Cheesy Skillet Meatballs with Garlic Toast

    Cheesy Skillet Meatballs with Garlic Toast ~ this easy hot appetizer or light dinner with tender meatballs baked up in an ooey gooey cheese sauce comes with crisp slices of garlic…

  • Portobello Shepherd's Pies

    Portobello Shepherd’s Pies

    Portobello Shepherd’s Pies take one of my all time favorite comfort meals and lightens it up in a fun and creative way ~ and who doesn’t love a big juicy portobello…

  • slow cooker beef bourguignon

    Crock Pot Beef Bourguignon

    My Crock Pot Beef Bourguignon is a fix it and forget it meal at its finest ~ this easy slow cooker beef stew is a pared down version of the fancy…

  • Beef and Pumpkin Chili Mole

    Beef and Pumpkin Chili Mole has got to be the queen of all fall stews, with tender bits of steak, pumpkin, peppers, beans, fire roasted tomatoes, beer, ancho chili and a…

  • cornmeal biscuits, stacked together.

    Cornmeal Biscuits

    Cornmeal biscuits have the crunchy, nutty sweet flavor of cornbread, and the light fluffiness of a biscuit (their golden color is gorgeous.) Pair them with all your soups, stews, and chilis…

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