Beef, Brunch, Entree, Food, Recipes, sandwich

Sloppy Joe

Sloppy Joe is a popular American sandwich, in which ground beef cooked in tomato sauce, is used as the filling. Continue reading “Sloppy Joe”

Beef, Eggs, Entree, Meat, Recipes

Pan Fried Beef, Onion and Parsley Patties, with Agristada Sauce

I’ve posted the recipe for Agristada – a Sephardic lemony sauce – a few years ago. In that post, the sauce was served with fried fish. However, the sauce is traditionally also served with steamed vegetables (such as artichokes or leeks), or with meatballs. When I made the following pan fried meat patties, I’ve decided to serve this tasty sauce with them. Continue reading “Pan Fried Beef, Onion and Parsley Patties, with Agristada Sauce”

Beef, Entree, Recipes, Stew

Beef and Chestnuts Stew

With cooking a stew, that will not be too heavy, in mind, I started looking at different ingredients I had at hand. The one that popped right away was a package of peeled chestnuts, which seemed to be a good ingredient to start with. As chestnuts pair so well with Asian flavoring, I quickly decided to go down this route. Continue reading “Beef and Chestnuts Stew”

Beef, Entree, Meat, Recipes

Mushrooms and Red Wine Beef Ossobuco

Hearty and aromatic Ossobuco stew is an ultimate dish for serving on a cold day. The cross-cut shanks with the bone, are the base for the dish. They are first pan fried, and then cooked with different vegetables and liquids, depending on regional variations and personal taste. Continue reading “Mushrooms and Red Wine Beef Ossobuco”

Beef, Entree, Meat, Recipes, Stew, Vegetables

Beef Stew with Okra and Herbs

As a fan of fresh okra dishes, I’m always delighted when they are in season again, and immediately start to use them in different dishes.  One of my most favorites is the Sephardic dish of braised okra (click HERE for recipe), which I make often. This time, I’ve decided to prepare a version of it, with the addition of beef and fresh herbs.

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Beef Stew with Red Beans and Tomato Sauce


On a cold day, sometimes all that is needed is a straight-forward simple comfort food, without too much elaboration. The following stew is exactly that. Continue reading “Beef Stew with Red Beans and Tomato Sauce”

Beef, Entree, fruit, Meat, Recipes, Sauces, Stew

Braised Pot Roast with Pear Cider and Leek Gravy

After successfully using hard apple cider in a few dishes recently, I’ve found myself looking at a sparkling hard pear cider at the store, wondering if it will give a dish similar tasty results. Continue reading “Braised Pot Roast with Pear Cider and Leek Gravy”

Beef, Entree, Meat, Recipes, Rice

Shredded Braised Skirt Steak with Tomato-Parsley Rice

Skirt steak is one of the most flavorful beef cuts. The outer part is mostly suitable for pan-searing or grilling (see recipe HERE), while the inside part is more suitable for slow cooking, which is the method I used in the following recipe. Continue reading “Shredded Braised Skirt Steak with Tomato-Parsley Rice”