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Zesty Beef and Bow Tie Pasta Recipe

December 1st, 2014 by alice  Tags: , , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1 1/2lbsboneless sirloin steaks
  2. 1lbasparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces
  3. 2mediumonions, sliced
  4. 1 1/2cupsbeef broth
  5. 4cups cookedfarfalle pasta(bow-tie)
  6. 1cuptomato puree
  7. 3tablespoons choppedfresh basil or1 tablespoondried basil
  8. 3tablespoons choppedsun-dried tomatoes(not packed in oil)
  9. 1/4-1/2teaspoonpepper
  10. 3tablespoons fresh gratedparmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS

  1. Trim all visible fat from the beef.
  2. Cut beef across the grain into 2-inch strips; cut strips crosswise into 1/8-inch slices.
  3. Spray a large skillet with non-stick cooking spray; heat over medium-heat.
  4. Add in asparagus, onions, and 1 cup of beef broth; cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the liquid has evaporated; remove mixture from the skillet.
  5. Add beef to the skillet; stir/saute for about 2 minutes or until no longer pink.
  6. Return vegetable mixture to the skillet; add in the remaining broth and the next 5 ingredients; stir/saute for about 2 minutes or until well heated; adjust seasoning to taste if necessary.
  7. Sprinkle with cheese and serve.

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Beef and Potato Nacho Casserole Recipe

November 30th, 2014 by alice  Tags: , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 2lbslean ground beef
  2. 3/4cup choppedonions, divided
  3. 1 (1 1/4 ounce)packagetaco seasoning mix
  4. 3/4cupwater
  5. 1 (8 ounce)cantomato sauce
  6. 1 (4 ounce)can choppedgreen chilies, drained
  7. 1 (14 ounce)canred kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  8. 1 (16 ounce)packageo’brien frozen potatoes, thawed
  9. 1 (10 3/4 ounce)cannacho cheese soup, undiluted
  10. 1/2cupmilk
  11. 1/4cup choppedgreen peppers
  12. 1/4teaspoonsugar
  13. 1teaspoonworcestershire sauce
  14. paprika

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Brown beef and 1/2 cup onion in skillet, drain fat.
  3. Stir in taco seasoning, water and tomato sauce.
  4. Bring to a boil and simmer 5 minutes.
  5. Spread meat mixture into a greased 9 x 13 pan.Top with chilies, kidney beans and potatoes.
  6. In mixing bowl, combine soup, milk, remaining onion, pepper, sugar and worcestershire sauce.
  7. Pour over potatoes.
  8. Sprinkle with paprika.
  9. Cover with foil and bake 15 minutes.
  10. Uncover and bake another 5-10 until lightly browned.
  11. Allow to stand 10 minutes before cutting into squares.

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Curried Beef With Potatoes and Peas Recipe

November 29th, 2014 by alice  Tags: , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1lbground round
  2. 1cup choppedonions
  3. 1cupfrozen green peas
  4. 2teaspoonsolive oil
  5. 2cups cubed peeledred potatoes
  6. 1cupfat-free chicken broth
  7. 2 1/2teaspoonscurry powder
  8. 1-2tablespoonmango chutney(Major Grey)
  9. 1/2teaspoonsalt(or to taste)
  10. 1/4teaspoonpepper(or to taste)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Add ground beef and onion to a heated large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat; stir/saute until meat is browned and crumbled.
  2. Add in peas; stir to combine.
  3. While the meat is cooking: in another large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat.
  4. Add in potato; stir/saute for 8 minutes or until lightly browned.
  5. Add in broth and curry to the potatoes; cook 2 minutes.
  6. Add potato mixture, chutney, salt, and pepper to meat mixture.
  7. Simmer for 1 minute.
  8. Sprinkle fresh chopped cilantro on top if desired.

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Vaquero Beef Fajitas Recipe

November 28th, 2014 by alice  Tags: , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1 1/2lbsskirt steaksor flank steaks
  2. marinade

  3. 1/2cupunsweetened pineapple juice
  4. 1/4cupextra virgin olive oil
  5. 1/4cupfresh lime juice
  6. 1/4cupfresh cilantro, chopped
  7. 2tablespoonschili powder, not a blend(I use ancho)
  8. 1onion, chopped
  9. 2 clovesfresh garlic, chopped
  10. 1teaspoonTabasco sauce
  11. jalapenos, chopped
  12. rub

  13. 1tablespoonHungarian paprika
  14. salt & fresh ground pepper

DIRECTIONS

  1. Remove the membrane from the skirt steak.
  2. In a plastic baggie, mix together the marinade ingredients, placing the skirt steak in the bag.
  3. Refrigerate for 4-6 hours.
  4. Fire up the grill.
  5. Discard the marinade.
  6. Massage the rub into the steak.
  7. Grill over relatively high heat for 3-5 minutes each side for medium rare to medium.
  8. Move to avoid burning, if necessary.
  9. When done, place it on a platter for ten minutes.
  10. Carve in thin slices against the grain.

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Cheesy Beef Ring Recipe

November 27th, 2014 by alice  Tags: , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 2lbslean ground beef(I use ground round)
  2. 3/4cup finely choppedonions
  3. 1/2cup finely choppedbell peppers
  4. 1/2cupbreadcrumbs
  5. 2eggs
  6. 1/2teaspoonpepper
  7. 1/2teaspoonsalt
  8. 1/2teaspoongarlic powder
  9. 1/4cupmilk
  10. Cheese Filling

  11. 1cupricotta cheese
  12. 1/4cup snippedfresh parsley
  13. 1/2cup gratedparmesan cheese
  14. 1tablespoonmilk
  15. 1/4teaspoonpepper
  16. 1/4teaspoongarlic powder
  17. Sauce

  18. 2 (8 ounce)canstomato sauce
  19. 1/8teaspoongarlic powder
  20. 1/8teaspoonpepper
  21. 1/4teaspoon crushedbasil

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a medium bowl, crumble the ground beef.Add onion, green pepper and bread crumbs.
  2. In a small bowl, combine eggs, seasonings and milk.Add to meat mixture.Mix well.
  3. Pat 1/2 meat mixture into 12-cup fluted Bundt pan. (I lightly grease mine).
  4. Combine cheese filling ingredients. Spread over the meat mixture, making sure that the cheese filling does not touch the edges of the pan.
  5. Top with remaining meat mixture, making sure to cover cheese filling.
  6. Bake at 350F for 1 hour.
  7. Combine sauce ingredients.Carefully invert beef ring onto ovenproof serving platter.Spoon sauce over top.
  8. Return to oven.Bake an additional 15 to 20 minutes.
  9. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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