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Pioneer Woman's Steak Bites

I read a blog called The Pioneer Woman, and she’s always got some great recipes on her site. I had to share her steak bites. They are great for a party, but you’ll need to open the windows because the butter does smoke.

Ingredients:

1 sirloin or...Read More »

Grilled Round Steak with Gorgonzola Butter

My sister Sharon makes this, and it is so yummy!

Ingredients:
1 round steak
2/3 c. red wine
2T balsamic vinegar
2T grill seasoning
1/3 c. olive oil
3 cloves fresh garlic, chopped
1/4 c. butter, softened
3-4 oz. Gorgonzola cheese, softened
chopped chives
ground black pepper
  1. Mix together red wine,...Read More »

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Great for parties!

Ingredients:
Meatballs
1 lb. hamburger
salt pepper
nutmeg

Sauce:
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 cup water
1 cup ketchup
1 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. cornstarch
chopped onion

Meatballs:

  1. Mix the salt, pepper and nutmeg with the meat.
  2. Shape into small meatballs (about 1 inch diameter).
  3. Place on an oven tray and...Read More »

Tante Lenie's Stoofpotje

A traditional Dutch dish!

Ingredients:
leftover roast or raw stewing beef *
2 tbsp oil
2 tbsp butter
3 onions, chopped
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 can of tomato paste
1 tsp red hot pepper
1 beef bouillon cube
1/4 cup sweet soy sauce (Ketjap)
boiling water
lemon slices, optional
  1. Cut leftover meat...Read More »

Roast Beef

Ingredients:

1 prime rib roast
2-3 cloves of garlic, cut in slivers
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 tbsp dried basil
1 1/2 tsp dried mint
1 tsp pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
  1. Cut slits in the top of the roast and put in slivers of garlic.
  2. Combine the rest of the ingredients and...Read More »

Slow Simmered Zesty Blade Roast

This one is from my mother-in-law!

Ingredients:
2-3 pound blade roast
salt and pepper
2-4 tbsp oil
2 diced onions
4 cloves garlic
28 oz. can of diced tomatoes
1/2 cup dry red wine
1 tsp basil
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp horseradish
  1. Generously sprinkle the...Read More »

Garlic-Crusted Sirloin Tip Roast

This is one of my favourite roasts!

Ingredients:
1 sirloin tip roast (2-4lbs.)
10 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp salt or kosher salt
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 500F.
  2. In a bowl, smash the garlic and salt with a fork until a thick paste is formed.
  3. Drizzle in...Read More »

Ground Beef

Ground beef is insanely versatile. It can be used in tomato sauces, on nachos, for hamburgers, and the list goes on. It is an economical cut, and I like to have some stashed in my freezer year round!

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Stew Beef

Much as the name implies, stew beef is good in stew. In the winter, I like to toss veggies, some frozen tomatoes from my garden, an assortment of herbs, and a package of stew beef into my slow cooker. Cook on low for 6-8 hours and dinner is ready with...Read More »


Grilling Steaks

Grilling steaks are a no-brainer. Add a bit of salt, lots of fresh-ground pepper, throw them on the grill for a few minutes, and serve! These cuts come from the loin and are the most tender and most juicy eating. A summer staple! By the way, if you don’t have...Read More »


Marinating Steaks

This category has the most variation in it. Round and sirloin steaks are lean cuts without a lot of marbling, so you have to be careful not to overcook them. I’ve read that you’re not supposed to grill them, but I have with much success. They won’t be as juicy...Read More »


Roasts

Don’t be afraid of cooking a roast. They are actually very easy, and if you are having guests over, a roast means you don’t have a lot of last minute prep.

There are two kinds of roasts: oven-roasting and wet-roasting (or pot roasts). An oven roast can be done in an...Read More »


Three Day Roast Plan

I’m always looking for ways to use up leftover pot roasts, so here are some ideas!

Day One: Pot Roast

  1. Serve the pot roast with mashed potatoes.
  2. Make leftover mashed potatoes.

Day Two: Enchiladas

  1. Shred some of the leftover meat.
  2. You can add any kind of additions to the filling that you like: black olives, cilantro, jalapenos,...Read More »