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  • Beef Patty Melts

    4 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil, divided 1 medium white onion, thinly sliced 1 pound ground beef 1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons ketchup 8 slices Swiss or cheddar cheese 8 sourdough or rye bread slices 4 tablespoons butter Salt and Pepper, to taste In a large skillet over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of the oil Saute the onion with salt and pepper for 12-15 minutes or until completely softened. Place cooked onions on a plate […]

  • Toast with Salted Herb Butter and Crispy Fried Egg

      Serves 4   4 slices sourdough bread, toasted 1 cup soft herbs (basil, chives, tarragon, dill, parsley) ½ cup butter, at room temperature 1 lemon, zest and juice Kosher salt ½ teaspoon fresh cracked pepper 6 tablespoons olive oil 4 eggs ¼ cup thinly sliced radishes     In a food processor add all herbs and pulse until finely chopped. Add lemon zest, half of juice, butter, 1 ½ teaspoons salt, and pepper and pulse until everything is completely […]

  • Beef Taco Pie

    1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil 12 corn tortillas 1 small onion, chopped 1 lb. ground beef 2 tablespoons chili powder 1 tablespoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 (10-ounce can) diced tomatoes, drained 1 (4 ounce can) green chiles, diced 1/4 cup cilantro, divided 1 1/2 cups Monterey Jack, cheddar cheese or Mexican blend cheese, shredded 1/2 cup sour cream   Preheat the oven to […]

  • Grilled Steak and Shishito Peppers

    Serves 4   4 (1 ½” thick) strip steaks (about 2 pounds) Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper 1/3 cup olive oil, plus more ½ cup mint, finely chopped 1 cup cilantro, finely chopped 1 lemon, zest and juice 1 garlic clove, finely minced 8 oz shishito peppers 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar 2 ounces chevre, crumbled     Season steaks on all sides liberally with salt and pepper. Let sit at room temperature 1-2 hours.   In a small bowl […]

  • Country Fried Steak and Gravy Biscuit Sliders

    1 can (8 biscuits) refrigerated large biscuits 1 lb. beef cube steak, cut into 8 pieces (slider size) 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 cup, plus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided 1 1/2 cups milk, divided 1 cup breadcrumbs 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup beef broth 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce Salt and Pepper, to taste   Bake biscuits accordingly to package directions. as directed on can.   Sprinkle the garlic powder, […]

  • The BLT

    For 1 sandwich   4 slices high quality bacon (not thick cut, but not too thin either) 1 leaf from a head of romaine lettuce 1-2 slices from a large heirloom or beefsteak tomato, sliced about ¼” thick 2 slices sourdough bread, lightly toasted ¼ cup mayonnaise 1 garlic clove ½ lemon, zest and juice Kosher salt Fresh cracked pepper     Place tomatoes on a paper-towel-lined plate and sprinkle generously with salt. Set aside until assembly.   Arrange bacon […]

  • Peach Glazed Meatballs

    2 lbs. ground beef 1 cup panko bread crumbs 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil 1 jar (16 ounces) peach preserves or jam 1/2 envelope onion soup mix 1 large peach, pit removed, chopped (optional) Toothpicks Salt and Pepper, to taste   In a large bowl, combine the beef, panko bread crumbs, eggs, onion powder, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. […]

  • Grilled Corn, Avocado, and Israeli Couscous Salad with Spicy Lime Vinaigrette

    Serves 8 1 cup Israeli couscous 4 ears of corn, husked 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 3 limes, zest and juice 1 tablespoon honey 1½ teaspoons Sriracha 1 garlic clove, grated on a microplane 1 jalapeno, thinly sliced ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved ½ cup toasted, chopped almonds 2 avocados, diced 1 cup cilantro leaves or basil leaves   Bring a large pot of water to a boil and salt heavily, add Israeli couscous […]

  • Sweet and Sour Beef Ribs

    1 cup (packed) light brown sugar 2 tablespoons crushed red pepper 2 tablespoons smoked paprika 1 tablespoons cayenne pepper 1 tablespoon onion powder 2 tablespoons garlic powder 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar Vegetable oil, for oiling the grill 2-3 lbs. beef ribs Salt and Pepper, to taste   Preheat oven to 325°.   In a medium bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients (through garlic powder) with salt and pepper.   Pat ribs dry with […]

  • Steak, Corn, Bean and Pepper Salad

    2 tablespoons canola oil 1 lb. Flat Iron steak 3 corn on the cob, cooked, peeled, kernels removed 1 large bell pepper, any color, seeded, diced 1 large tomato, chopped 1/2 cup white or red onion, diced 1 small serrano or jalapeño, diced (optional) 1 (15.5-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1 lime juice, zest and juice 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar or honey 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 garlic clove, […]

  • Beef Sausage and Egg Waffle Breakfast Sandwich

    1 pound lean Ground Beef 2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage or 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper 2 eggs, slightly beaten 8 frozen waffles Salt and Pepper, to taste Toppings (optional): Sliced cheese, spinach, avocado slices, hot sauce, salsa, sour cream, sliced peppers   Combine Ground Beef, sage, garlic powder, onion powder, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper in large bowl. Mix lightly, but thoroughly.   To […]

  • Seared Scallops with Lemon Orange Vinaigrette and Fennel Slaw

    Serves 4 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons orange juice 1 small shallot, minced 1 teaspoon honey 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 fennel bulb, cut in half through the core, tough outer layer removed, and thinly sliced ½ pink lady apple, thinly sliced into matchsticks 2 tablespoons parsley, finely minced 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 pound large sea scallops, tendons removed 1 tablespoon butter Kosher salt Fresh cracked black pepper In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, orange juice, […]

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