Not only can beef be what’s for dinner, but it can be a star attraction in just about any meal! Take this versatile protein to the next level with 12 of my best beef recipes! They feature classic dishes as well as a few elevated surprises. Each one is crafted with the busy home cook in mind.
Just like the traditional braises, this beef calls for the beef to be seared first in a Dutch oven and then baked with a delicious red wine sauce, during the long cooking the meat absorbs the wonderful flavors of tomatoes, mushrooms, carrots, beef stock, butter and margarine, which entirely permeate the sauce.
Beef rouladen, a classic German recipe, is the ultimate hearty entrée. First you brown the seasoned beef steak rolls, then simmer in broth and lastly serve atop a creamy sauce. Serve this dish with the traditional German potato dumplings or braised red cabbage.
Ancient Aztecs discovered the phenomenal flavors of blending sweet cocoa with spicy peppers. My yummy chili recipe capitalizes on the idea with tender beef, beans, onions, and tomatoes. Dark cocoa, chocolate, and chocolate beer provide the bitter-sweet nuances while the chilies bring on the heat.
Slow cookers are ideal for preparing fork-tender beef recipes, like my easy mushroom & beef. It features juicy beef chunks and plump button mushrooms in a savory apple-infused sauce. It makes a comforting dish that is perfect when you want an easy & satisfying meal.
Here is my version of adobo, a classic dish from the Philippines that features meat & veggies braised in a savory sauce. The vinegar gives the dish a pleasant tanginess that is complemented by the sweet coconut milk. The tender ribs fall off the bone.
Stuffed pastries are specialties in most cuisines, including the savory samosas from India. These tasty pockets are easy to make and stuff with a spicy beef filling, while not a typical filling for a samosa they are incredibly delicious. Feel free to substitute lamb, or make them completely veggie.
This hearty goulash soup is spiked with sweet Hungarian paprika and root vegetables. This hearty entrée is a complete meal when paired with butter noodles and a slice of crusty rye bread. This is a perfect dish for cold winter evenings, and is sure to please your family.
Many Asian cuisines combine tender cuts of meat with thick, sweet and savory sauces resulting in delicious BBQ. This sandwich, represents one of the best representations of fusion between sandwiches and Asian inspired BBQ. The addition of fresh jalapenos and garlicky mayonnaise send this sandwich over the top.
In this Italian-inspired stuffed bell pepper recipe, ground beef, mushrooms, tomato sauce, Mozzarella and Italian seasoning make a quick, yet scrumptious filling for the low carb stuffed peppers. Serve as a dinner along with a salad.
A comparatively low-priced and naturally tough cut of beef, a brisket needs to be cooked low and slow, for several hours. Here we pair the brisket with a sweet, tangy & smoky sauce, that complements the rich flavors of the meat. For a complete meal, serve with a simple green salad.
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My food philosophy is simple; food should be a feast of all five senses. Meals should be based on simple, tasty and smart recipes that are easy to follow. Instead of serving processed junk, I prefer to use fresh & seasonal ingredients. I gravitate towards all cuisines that are BIG on flavor. By cooking at home, we can all eat healthier and save money.