Category: Meat


Homemade Meatloaf With Homemade Gravy

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Directions:

1 1/2 lbs. ground beef

1 large egg  (beaten)

1 cup milk

1 1/4 tsp. sea salt

1/4 tsp. black pepper

1 cup bread crumbs

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1. In a large mixing bowl, add beef, egg and milk. Begin to mix well. Add sea salt, black pepper and bread crumbs. Mix well.

2. In a lightly oiled baking pan, form meat into the shape of a loaf.

3. Bake for 1 hour or until the meat is brown and the inside is cooked.  Let cool for 15 minutes before slicing. (You will be adding it to the gravy soon.)

Gravy Ingredients:

1 large sweet onion (sliced thin)

2 tbsp. olive oil

1/4 tsp. sea salt

1/4 tsp. black pepper

3 tbsp. butter

2 tbsp. all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups beef stock

1/2 cup white wine

Directions:

1. Heat a medium skillet with olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the sliced onions. Stir.  Add sea salt and black pepper. Sauté for about 3-4 minutes. (set to the side)

2. In a separate skillet,  add 2 tbsp. butter. When the butter is melted, add flour and stir. Lower heat to medium and continue stirring. The mixture should turn a golden color. (about 3 minutes)

3. Add beef broth and stir well so the flour mixture melds into the broth.

4. Add the white wine and continue to stir well. Add cooked onions. Allow the sauce to thicken. (about 10 minutes) Stir frequently so it doesn’t stick to the bottom.

5. Add sliced pieces of meatloaf to pan and coat all pieces with the gravy.

Serve hot. *If you want more gravy, double the gravy recipe.

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Ingredients:

1 lb. chopped beef (made into 4 burgers)

4 slices sharp cheddar cheese

1/2 cup salsa

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup guacamole

Directions:

1. Cook burgers to your desired taste.

2. When burger is almost done, place a slice of cheddar cheese on top.

3. In a bowl, mix sour cream, salsa, and guacamole. Mix it all together.

4. When burger is done, put a dollop of salsa mixture on top.

*Serving with fries is optional.

Pepper Steak

Ingredients:

3 tbs. Vegetable Oil
1 1/2 lbs. boneless beef top sirloin steak, thinly sliced
3 cups thinly sliced green, red, and orange bell peppers (your choice)
1 1/2 cups thinly sliced yellow onion
1 can (14.5 oz)  diced tomatoes (drained)
1/2 cup Stir Fry Sauce-Marinade (La Choy Brand is good)
1/4 cup water
2 tbs. lite soy sauce

Directions:

  1. Heat 1 1/2 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add steak and cook and stir until browned. After browned, remove from skillet. Keep warm.
  3.  Use 1 1/2 tablespoon of oil. Add bell peppers and onion to skillet. Cook and stir for about 5 minutes. (If you need a drop more of oil add it.)
  4. Stir in drained tomatoes, stir fry sauce, water, soy sauce and meat.
  5. Reduce heat to a low simmer for about 5 minutes. (You want sauce to thicken.)

Ingredients:
8 thin pork chops
2 cups carrots (sliced thin)
1/2 cup leeks (chopped)
2 cups oyster mushrooms (chopped) *you can use other mushroom
1 cup heirloom tomatoes sliced
olive oil
sea salt and black pepper
Directions:
1. In a large skillet, put 2 tbsp. of olive oil and cook pork chops on both sides. Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper. Cook approximately 10 minutes in total. Pork chops should be white in the center when sliced. Remove pork chops and set to the side.
2. In the same skillet add 1 tbsp. of olive oil. Add leeks, carrots and mushrooms. Stir. Add another tbsp. of olive oil while cooking. Add a pinch of sea salt and black pepper. When carrots are tender, add tomatoes. Stir.
3. Add pork chops back to the same pan. Heat for another minute and serve.
Serve hot.

Grilled Greek Feta Pork Chops

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Ingredients:
4 boneless pork chops.
1 cup of fresh leeks (chopped)
1 cup feta cheese
olive oil
sea salt
black pepper
Directions:
Put a tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet. Cook leeks until tender and a little crispy. Set to the side.
In a large skillet or on a grill, put 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Cook pork chops on each side. (Depending on the thickness, at least a total of 10-12 minutes.) Chops should be white when you slice into them. Sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt and black pepper.
When chops are just about done, add cooked leeks and feta cheese on top of chops. Cook an additional minute and then serve.
Serve warm.

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Ingredients:
1 1/4 lbs. lean ground beef
3 garlic cloves (minced)
1/4 cup onion (finely chopped)
1/4 cup fresh parsley (chopped)
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. dry oregano
1 egg (beaten)
1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
1 cup fresh ricotta
provolone cheese (thinly sliced)
tomato sauce (about 2 cups, heated)
olive oil
6 fresh basil leaves
Directions:
1. Mix all the ingredients (except ricotta,basil, provolone cheese, olive oil and tomato sauce) and shape into meatballs.
2. In a large skillet, put 3 tbs. olive oil.
3 Cook the meatballs for 5-6 minutes or until cooked through and browned on the outside. Remove.
4. In a large serving bowl, cover the bottom with warmed tomato sauce. In the center put a large dollop of ricotta cheese. Place meatballs around ricotta. Pour warmed tomato sauce over meatballs. Decorate with slices of provolone cheese and basil. (see photo) Sprinkle a little sea salt and black pepper on ricotta.

Shredded Ginger Pork With Mixed Vegetables

Ingredients:
10 pork cutlets (cut in strips)
1 medium red onion (sliced)
2 cloves garlic (chopped)
2 cups fresh snap peas
1 cup carrots (shredded, small pieces)
1 cup mushrooms (rinsed and dried) * cut in half if large
1 cup string beans (rinsed and cut in half)
2 tbs. fresh ginger (shredded)
5 tbs. sesame oil plus extra
3 tbs. soy sauce (low sodium)
1 tbs. fresh basil (chopped)
Directions:
1. Using 2 tbs. of sesame oil, cook pork strips (about 5 minutes) in a large skillet. Remove and put to the side.
2. In same skillet put 3 tbs. of sesame oil. Heat up for a minute and add garlic, red onions, carrots, mushrooms, string beans and snow peas. Stir frequently. Add 2 tbs. of soy sauce and stir. (If you need a little more sesame oil, add a little.)
3. When vegetables are tender, add cooked pork, basil and ginger. Drizzle a drop of sesame oil and 1 tbs. of soy sauce. Cook on a high heat for 3 minutes and continue to stir.
Serve hot.

Veal With Tomatoes and Mushrooms

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Ingredients:
8 slices of veal cutlets
2 cups of mushrooms (sliced)
1 cup cherry tomatoes (sliced)
1/2 cup sundried tomatoes (chopped)
5 pieces of basil (ripped into pieces)
2 cloves of garlic (sliced)
sea salt
olive oil
3 tbsp. butter
Directions
1. In a large skillet put butter. Once melted, add veal cutlets. Season with a pinch of sea salt on each piece. Cook on both sides for about 3-4 minutes each. Remove and set to the side.
2. In the same skillet, add olive oil and garlic. Brown for a minute. Add mushrooms, tomatoes and sundried tomatoes. Cook for abut 10 minutes. Sprinkle with sea salt.
3. When tomatoes are tender, return cutlets to the pan. Raise the heat high for 3 minutes.
Serve on a platter with basil on top.

Labor Day Weekend Burger Ideas

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As we say goodbye to summer, here are some burger ideas that will make your Labor Day Weekend, a tasty one.

https://cookingwithmrc.wordpress.com/2015/03/17/grilled-chicken-pesto-avocado-burger/

https://cookingwithmrc.wordpress.com/2014/06/12/cooking-with-mr-c-s-mexican-cheddar-burger/

https://cookingwithmrc.wordpress.com/2014/06/06/blue-cheese-burger-with-avocado-and-bacon/

Grilled T-Bone Steaks

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Ingredients:
2 T-Bone Steaks
1 12 oz. can of chick peas (drained and rinsed)
2 carrots (diced)
2 celery stalks (diced)
1 small red onion (chopped)
1 red pepper (seeds removed and diced)
1/4 cup sundried tomatoes (chopped or left whole)
olive oil
sea salt and pepper
Directions:
1. In a skillet, add three tablespoons of olive oil. Add chick peas, carrots, celery, red onion, and red pepper. Sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt and pepper. Stir and cook for 4 minutes. After 4 minutes, add sundried tomatoes and stir. Turn off heat and set to the side.
2. On a grill/barbecue, cook your steak as you desire it.
3. When steak is done, pour chick pea mixture on top.
Serve hot. Serves 2 people.