Beef Caprese Spaghetti Squash

Ever since I discovered spaghetti squash and its thousand ways to make them marvelous, my kitchen has never been the same. Spaghetti Squash are full of vitamin c, vitamin b6, betacarotene, and fiber to name just a few. Add that to low in calories and an amazing pasta substitute. Ingredients for 2 servings Squash 1 spaghetti squash…

Philly Cheese Steak-Homemade Marinade

The provolone melt, the crisp green peppers, the sweetness of caramelized onions: greatness. Not only is this sandwich filling but it is delicious. A perfect lunch for a summer afternoon. Ingredients For the marinade: 1/4 cup of olive oil 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce 2 Tbs of Worcestershire sauce…

Eye Round Roast with Mustard Rub

Roasts are not only for gatherings and/or holidays. I love doing these for two days. The first, serve it with vegetables the second, a delicious sandwich. The possibilities are endless! Ingredients For the roast: 3 lb eye round roast beef, trimmed of visible fat 3 tbsp olive oil, divided 1/4 tsp each sea salt and…

Beer-Braised Ribs & Cauliflower Mash

For this recipe I used an Instant Pot! It was magic! The meat was tender and the vegetables deliciously soft but not mushy. Ingredients 2-3 pounds beef short ribs, cut into 2- to 21/2-inch pieces 1 medium red onion, chopped in big pieces 2 celery stalks sliced 3 garlic cloves, chopped 1/2 bag baby carrots…

Mami’s Meatballs

Ingredients 1/2 lb of ground beef 1/2 lb of ground turkey 1/2 sliced white onion 1/2 green and red bell pepper 2 Tbs of tomato paste 1/2 tsp of salt 1/4 tsp black pepper 1/2 Tsp of cumin and garlic 1/2 tsp of oregano 1/2 cup of seasoned breadcrumbs 1 egg 1 Tbs of olive…

Tipsy Oxtails

Through the years I always wondered why my mother had rum, white wine and at least a bottle of beer in the kitchen. She never drank alcohol, still doesn’t. Little did I know those were some of her “secret” ingredients in the kitchen. These Oxtails are not only falling off the bones but deliciously full…

Beef Stroganoff

Ingredients 1.2 lb top round steak 2 tbsp vegetable oil , divided 1 large onion (or 2 small onions), sliced 10 oz mushrooms , sliced (not too thin) 3 tbsp butter 2 tbsp flour 2 cups beef broth , preferably salt reduced 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 2/3 cup sour cream Salt and pepper Serving: 8…

Baked Beef and Cheese Manicotti (Cannelloni)

Ingredients 1 carton (15 ounces part skim ricotta cheese) 3/4 lb lean ground beef 1/4 cup onion (chopped) 2 cloves garlic (chopped) 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley (plus more for garnish) 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (divided*) 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 large egg (lightly beaten) 1/4 teaspoon salt black pepper (to taste)…

Tex-Mex Lasagna

Directions Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Preheat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oilAdd beef and season with chili powder, cumin, and red onion. Brown the meat, 5 minutes.  Add taco sauce or stewed or fire roasted tomatoes. Add black beans and corn. Heat the mixture through,…

Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Ingredients for Steak 1 lb. skirt steak 3 tbsp white wine vinegar 1 tsp dijon mustard 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 tsp onion powder 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 tsp dried thyme 1/2 tsp dried basil 1/2 tsp dried oregano 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/2 tsp ground black pepper For the Chimichurri 2 cups packed…