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  • Steak Cobb Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

    1 lb. sirloin steaks 4 cups romaine or iceberg lettuce, chopped 1 large cucumber, peeled, chopped 1 large tomato, chopped 1/4 red or white onion, chopped 1 avocado, chopped 3 hard boiled eggs, peeled, chopped 4 oz. blue cheese 4 bacon slices, cooked, crumbled (optional) 1/3 cup olive oil 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme Salt and Pepper, to taste   Season steaks with salt and pepper on both sides. In a large, […]

  • Two Cheese Beef Pasta

    12 oz. pasta, any shape 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 lb. ground beef 1/2 large white onion 2 garlic cloves 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes 1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes 2 cups cheddar cheese 1/4 cup black olives, sliced 1 cup fresh parmesan cheese, shredded 3 tablespoons dried chives Salt and Pepper, to taste     Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.   In a soup pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat, add […]

  • Mexican Meatballs

    2 lbs. ground beef 1/2 small white onion, diced 3 garlic cloves, diced 1/2 serrano or jalapeno, diced (optional) 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon ancho chile pepper 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup breadcrumbs Vegetable or canola oil for cooking 1 cup sour cream 3/4 cup prepared salsa Salt and Pepper, to taste   In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, onions, garlic, serrano or jalapeno pepper, if using, cumin, ancho chile pepper, cilantro, […]

  • Coconut Beef Curry

    2 tablespoons canola oil 1 1/2 pounds beef chuck (stewing beef, lean), cut into 2” pieces 1/2 white or yellow onion, chopped 1 red or yellow bell pepper, seeded, chopped 3 garlic cloves, diced 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated 1 1/2 tablespoons yellow curry powder 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce 1 can (13.5 oz.) unsweetened coconut milk 1 cup water or beef broth 3 cups white or jasmine cooked rice 3 green onions, chopped 1/4 cup […]

  • Creamy Orzo with Pancetta

    Serves 6   2 eggs 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 ounces pancetta, diced (or bacon) 2 shallots, chopped 2 cups orzo pasta ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 1 cup frozen peas, thawed 1 lemon, zest and juice ½ cup chopped fresh basil   Whisk together eggs and parmesan in a small bowl and set aside.   Heat olive oil in skillet and add pancetta and cook until crispy, remove with a slotted […]

  • Wrangler’s Beef Chili

    1 pound Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner) 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, drained and rinsed 2 cans (8 ounces) no-salt added or regular tomato sauce 1 cup frozen corn 1 cup water 2 teaspoons chili powder 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves 1/4 teaspoon pepper Hot cooked whole wheat macaroni (optional)   Toppings (optional): Crushed baked tortilla chips, chopped green or regular onion, chopped tomato, chopped bell […]

  • Scratch S’Mores Brownies

    Ingredients 1/2 cup unsalted butter 8 ounces coarsely chopped semi-sweet chocolate 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar 3 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2/3 cup all purpose flour 1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 5 Hershey’s Bars 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs 3 1/2 cups mini marshmallows Directions 1. Begin by melting semi sweet chocolate and the butter in a medium microwave safe bowl. Heat in 30 second increments, stirring between, until melted […]

  • Steak and Creamed Feta Crostini

    2 tablespoons canola oil 3/4 lb. boneless steak (i.e. sirloin, NY strip, flat iron) 1 large baguette, thinly sliced into 1/4” pieces Olive oil, for brushing baguette 4 oz. feta cheese 6 oz. cream cheese, softened 1 tablespoon milk 1 large garlic clove, minced 2 tablespoons parsley or cilantro 1 large tomato, chopped Salt and Pepper, to taste   Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.   In a large skillet over medium high heat, add canola oil. Cook steak to […]

  • Ragin’ Cajun Steak, Eggs and Potato Breakfast

    12 small yellow potatoes 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning, divided 1 1/2 cups cheddar, Colby jack or pepper jack cheese, shredded 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 lb. boneless steak (i.e. sirloin, tri-tip, NY strip) 2 tablespoons butter 8 large eggs Salt and Pepper, to taste   Two methods for cooking potatoes: 1) Cut potatoes into small, bite size pieces. In a large stock pot, completely cover potatoes with water. Boil for 8-10 minutes or until fork tender. […]

  • Dark Chocolate Waffles

    6 servings   2 cups all-purpose flour ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder ¼ cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt 3 large eggs, separated 2 cups buttermilk ½ cup olive oil or canola oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 6 oz. bittersweet chocolate (at least 70% cacao), finely chopped Chocolate sauce for serving (recipe below) Berries for serving Lightly sweetened whipped cream for serving     Whisk flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar, […]

  • Mini Blue Cheese Bacon Potato Skins

    16 baby yellow potatoes, scrubbed and dried 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 ounces blue cheese 5 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled Kosher salt Fresh cracked black pepper ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika Pinch cayenne pepper, optional 3 tablespoons chives, chopped 5 tablespoons sour cream   Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place potatoes in large bowl and toss with olive oil and salt. Arrange potatoes on baking sheet in a single layer and bake until tender, about 15-20 minutes. Cool potatoes completely, […]

  • Sloppy Joe Dip

    1 lb. ground beef 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 cup tomato sauce 1/2 cup ketchup 1/4 cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons Dijon or yellow mustard 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 4 oz. cream cheese, softened 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded Corn or tortilla chips, to serve Salt and Pepper, to taste In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef and onion with garlic powder, salt and pepper for 5-6 […]

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