Meat Recipes

How many pans do you need (to make a meatloaf)?

If you’re a fan of the Food Network show Good Eats, you’ve probably heard Alton Brown say that he only owns one multitasker- a fire extinguisher. Everything else he puts in his kitchen has at least more than one function. I love that philosophy and try to keep my kitchen stocked the same way because I truly believe “less is more” in almost all cases. Today my cast iron skillet does double duty as a baking pan for a low carb meatloaf.

French braised short ribs

I’m not sure why I think this recipe is French. Maybe it’s the combination of beef and thyme. It could be the silky sauce that results. It could be how simply yet delicious it is. Anyway, this came out really well, so maybe I should rename it Delicious braised short ribs.

quick giardiniera

Italian beef and quick giardiniera

If you live in or have ever lived in Chicago, you know about an Italian beef sandwichs with giardiniera. When I’m in Chicago I make a point of stopping by Portillo’s or Al’s Beef for an unbelievable sandwich of juicy, flavorful beef covered with olive oil and spicy pickled vegetables. I just had to have something like that for dinner so I came up with this easy and frugal recipe.

Sesame seeds

Sesame seeds are found in recipes from all over the world. You’ll find them used in Mexican moles, Middle Eastern desserts, Asian dishes and topping American hamburger buns. It’s no wonder considering how tasty and healthy they are. Here are some good reasons to get more sesame seeds into your diet and a tasty Korean BBQ recipethat will help you sneak them past the most finicky eaters.