Category Archives: beef and lamb

Green Chili

Green Chili (6 servings): Spice mixture: 2 chiles guajillo 1 1/2 tbsp cumin 1 tbsp black pepper 1 tbsp sugar 1 tbsp oregano 1/2 tbsp thyme 1 tsp salt Soup: 8 Hatch chiles, roasted 1 1/2 lb ground beef 1/4 … Continue reading

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Lentils and Rice with Soujuk and Caramelized Onion

I adapted this recipe from “How to Cook Everything” to give it more punch. Lentils and Rice with Soujuk and Caramelized Onion (serves 4-6): 3 tbsp olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 2 medium onions, thinly sliced 1 tbsp minced … Continue reading

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Iranian Meatballs and Fattoush

Recipes derived from “The New Book of Middle Eastern Food”. Meatballs with Spinach, Chickpeas, and Orange (serves 6): 1 1/2 lb ground beef or lamb 1 onion, finely chopped salt and pepper to taste oil 1 lb spinach 1 tbsp … Continue reading

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Lasagna Bolognese

I made this for a potluck and a friend commented on how meaty it tasted. The secret is that I had made a stock out of beef bones in the slow cooker, and used some of that in the recipe. … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker “Barbeque”

No, it isn’t really barbeque, but it tastes amazingly similar. The smoked beer really makes it, but I’m sure you could use any beer. The cornbread is my same recipe as usual, but made in a novely corn shaped cast … Continue reading

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Meatloaf Serendipity

I accidentally happened upon a great way to make meatloaf. I couldn’t find any non-pork bulk Italian sausage, so I bought Italian-style cooked chicken sausages. The diced pieces of chicken sausage scattered throughout the meatloaf gave an interesting texture, and … Continue reading

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Tangerine Peel Beef and Kung Pao Mushrooms

Adapted from “Land of Plenty”. Spicy Beef with Tangerine Peel (serves 2-4): 1 lb flank steak oil for deep frying Marinade: 1 1/2 inch ginger 1 green onion 1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp Shaoxing wine or sherry Sauce: 1 dried … Continue reading

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