Beef

Sirloin Steak and Cabbage Stir-Fry

Lately cabbage has been one of my favorite veggies because it’s low carb and high fiber. I enjoy adding it to soups, roasting it with olive oil and spices or sautéing it in dishes like this stir-fry.If you don’t want to use beef, you can easily swap out the protein with diced chicken breast or […]

Beef and Noodle Soup

Anyone else feeling like they need a light meal? While the holidays aren’t quite over, today I was craving some veggies (something to balance out the cheese and desserts…). We had some leftover prime rib in the fridge and I knew that would add wonderful flavor to soup (any beef will do – pot roast, […]

Swiss Steak

Swiss steak is a classic dish (the first recipe appeared in print in 1915!). My grandpa grew tomatoes in his garden and would use his homemade tomato juice to make this recipe. I remember knowing we were having it because he would have it cooking on the stovetop in his pressure cooker. While I too could […]

Beef and Veggie Pot Pie

When you think pot pie, typically you would immediately think chicken. However, beef pot pie may actually be my new favorite. The homemade beef stew is packed with layers of delicious flavor from the beef, veggies and red wine. The Swiss cheese layer pairs perfectly with the mushrooms and the puff pastry topper adds buttery […]

Smoky Beef and Bean Chili

These picture-perfect fall days are my favorite. The sun is shining, there’s a cool breeze and we can start to curl up on the couch with a bowl of warm soup or stew. Chili is one of the best make-ahead meals, because it’s great for lunch or dinner and it honestly tastes better the longer […]

Meatballs with Blueberry BBQ Sauce

Blueberry season is almost here and it’s one of my favorite things about living in Holland. The fresh blueberries are so sweet and delicious and I always make sure to buy them in bulk and keep them in the freezer to enjoy throughout the year. Adding them to barbecue sauce provides a pop of sweetness […]

Instant Pot Beefy Bean Chili

A while back, I bought some beans from Shady Side Farm at our local farmer’s market (https://shadysidefarm.com/). They have such a wonderful variety of beans and even though I use canned beans often for the convenience, fresh beans just taste better! If you have a pressure cooker, they cook up in under an hour and […]

Red Wine Braised Pot Roast

I feel like I’m constantly multi-tasking, so I love recipes where the oven does most of the work for me. Words can’t even describe how good this beef is – the red wine adds a wonderful depth of flavor and provides a perfect pan sauce for the beef. I served ours with celery root puree, […]

Cherry Burgers with Goat Cheese Pesto

It’s cherry season and that means it’s time to scoop some up from the farmers market and grocery store while they are at their sweetest. Adding them to burgers adds great flavor and helps to keep the burgers nice and juicy. The goat cheese and basil pesto helps to compliment the burger by adding another […]

Beef Empanadas with Avocado Lime Crema

I love any appetizer that is bite-sized because it’s great for serving guests without being messy. These beef empanadas pack so much flavor thanks to all the spices in the beef mixture. And the avocado dipping sauce is one of my favorites – it’s also really good on tacos, grilled fish and crab cakes. Serve […]