Category Archives: beef and lamb

Meatballs in Eggplant Sauce

These are from “The New Book of Middle Eastern Food”. The asparagus is based on a recipe originally calling for spinach. Meatballs in Eggplant Sauce (6 servings): 2 lb eggplant 1 1/2 lb ground beef 2 eggs 3 tbsp bread … Continue reading

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Homemade Tortellini

Recipes are adapted from “The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking”. Tortellini Stuffed With Chard, Bacon, and Ricotta (6 servings): Pasta: 3 eggs 1 2/3 cup flour 1 tbsp milk Stuffing: 2 1/2 lb Swiss chard salt 3 tbsp onion, finely … Continue reading

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Chilaquiles de Aguascalientes

A classic chilaquiles recipe adapted from “The Essential Cuisines of Mexico”. If you like, add some cooked shredded chicken or an over-easy egg atop each serving. Chilaquiles de Aguascalientes (serves 4-6): 12 tortillas, preferably a bit stale, dried out briefly … Continue reading

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Taquiza

We had a potluck, and I contributed taco fixings. I made a southwestern style brisket in my slow cooker. To accompany this, corn tortillas, slaw, roasted poblanos, salsa de chile árbol, pickled onions, pickled jalapeños, and refried black beans. Recipes for … Continue reading

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Pastrami Hash and Rye Muffins

Here is the recipe for the pastrami hash. The sunny-side up eggs and abundant hot sauce are required. I made some caraway rye muffins to go with them. Caraway Rye Muffins (makes 12): 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup … Continue reading

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Chinese Red-Braised Pot Roast (in slow cooker)

I used my newly acquired slow cooker for the first time. This is the slow cooked version of red braised beef, a Chinese dish which is often served with soupy noodles.  You could also eat this roast with rice, or … Continue reading

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Chorizo Quiche and Radish Salad

Here is a meal that can be made entirely ahead of time. Chorizo Quiche: Crust: 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp all-purpose flour 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 tsp salt 8 tbsp butter, cut up about 3 tbsp ice water, … Continue reading

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