All posts filed under: Beef

Island style meatballs in sweet and sour sauce

Tired of the same old thing? Need some flavor in your meals? This dish will do it. Pretty easy to make, colorful and mouth watering. We had been doing hamburgers on the grill for the holiday and I had about a pound of meat left over. A bit bored with the meat on a bun so I looked to see what we had and thought sweet and sour meatballs. The I imagined how could I improve on the ordinary and make it extraordinary. The meat balls are packed with flavor and are very filling. The vegetables add color and nutrition.  1 pound Hamburger  1 green pepper 1 yellow pepper 1 orange pepper…… Or any color of your choice  1 onion 1 yellow squash 1/4 cup coconut flour 1 egg 1/3 cup teriyaki sauce 2/3 cup rice 1 large can chunk pineapple. Save the juice 1 1/4 cup water 1 tablespoon oil Sweet and sour sauce 2 tablespoon corn starch 1/2 cup sugar 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar  1 tablespoon soy sauce Plus liquid from meat …

Super sonic sloppy Jo’s 

Sloppy Jo’s are one of those easy meals that just hit the spot sometimes. But why not make them super sloppy Jo’s? The flavors take an ordinary meal to a new level of yum. 1 pound hamburger 1 can spam finely chopped 5 pieces bacon chopped into pieces  Sloppy Jo mix (can or package) Buns 5 green onions chopped In a skillet start to brown hamburger meat, add  chop bacon, and finely chop spam. Brown everything together. Drain grease. Add chopped green onions and stir. Then follow your favorite sloppy Jo mix directions. Brown buns or toast slightly, pour mixture on buns and eat.  As always we hope you enjoy

Fried green tomato burgers

Well we have done it…..not only found the perfect burger but something else to do with fried green tomatoes as well. The other day I made a large batch of fried green tomatoes and John never ate his share. So, I had a small to medium bowl left over. It had fried bacon and green tomatoes with garlic salt all ready to go….just needed to be heated up for another day. As the story goes……we planned on going out of town this weekend and hamburgers was the first meal planned. I had packed the bowl of cook tomatoes and thought of using that on the burgers. Go figure we are delayed the first night. However, I used the same meal plan even for home. This might be something to try camping or at home. We inhaled them!  1 pound hamburger of your choice 6 strips bacon 4 green tomatoes Garlic salt Two hamburger buns Thousand island dressing 1 raw sweet onion Lettuce leaves Cheese if desired Before hand I would cook bacon, slice green tomatoes …

Broccoli beef 

Yep, I am a leftover queen……hey that should have been the name of my blog. I really dislike throwing food away so I come up with meals that do not taste like yesterday’s dinner. This was one of those recipes. Super easy, you just need to have all the stuff on hand. I served this with white rice, brown rice would work well too.     Left over steak, roast, venison, or buy a smaller lean steak and slice thin Broccoli washed and cut into larger than bit size pieces 1/2 small onion chopped finely Hoisin sauce 3 oz or half a 7 oz jar 2 tablespoons soy sauce aka bug juice 1 tablespoon corn starch 2 teaspoons fish sauce ( in oriental section of grocery store)  1/4 teaspoon fresh grated ginger 1 teaspoon sugar 1 1/2 cup water 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 teaspoon sesame seed oil ( you can omit this if you want)  Toasted Sesame seeds for garnish In a skillet heat vegetable oil up and place chopped onion in hot oil. Cook …

Mom’s fried rice

Our mother has been gone for many years, however certain things she cooked and how she did it live on forever. Fried rice was a family favorite….I would say we had it several times a month. Mostly after a roast or some type of leftover meat.  She would take the left over meat and make an entire new meal out of the remaining meat….which was never enough to feed a family of five. This is a great healthy meal that the entire family should wolf down. Meat…..about 1-2 cups any kind of left over cooked meat. I have not used fish though. Cut into bit size pieces 4 pieces of bacon (more if you want) cut into pieces 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 cup chopped celery   About 4 stalks sliced diagonally  1 cup sliced on the diagonal carrots or 3-4 carrots 2 cups cooked rice (leftover rice works perfect for a fast meal)  Soy sauce. Aka bug juice You can add frozen peas, hard boiled eggs, sesame seeds, bamboo shoots, watercress, or cabbage. This …

Corned venison (or beef)

Yes I know St. Patrick’s day has come and gone. But why is it we only have corned meat at that time? Since using this recipe we now have it several time a year. The thing is for this you have to plan ahead. It takes two to three weeks to brine. Well worth the effort and more than likely you will never purchase a store bought corned anything again. This recipe is for venison however you can use a beef brisket if that is all you have.  1 large venison roast about 4-5  pounds if you can, smaller will work you just won’t have as much yummie eats. 2 quarts water 1 cup kosher salt 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons saltpeter (Prague powder)  2 tablespoons pickling spice 1 cinnamon stick broken into pieces 2 pounds ice Place water into large 6 to 8 quart stockpot along with salt, sugar, saltpeter, and spices. Cook over high heat until salt and sugar have dissolved. Remove from heat and add the ice. Stir until the ice …

Hamburger helper from scratch ( ground turkey or chicken too)

  Trying to be a little more healthy this year and not use prepackaged or processed foods? But I like and my kids want hamburger helper! Fast, easy and it taste good……but…….what’s in it? Who knows…..however you can make this recipe and for the most part be sure of your ingrediants. Great for a large meal gathering too. This made enough for two with several meals afterwards. I actually used ground venison……less fat and home grown.  1 1/2-2 pounds ground meat 2 packages of onion soup mix (I used Liptons) Elbow noodles ( I used whole wheat) about a cup and a half Velvetta cheese made into hunks 1/4-1/3 of the block ( or a hard cheese grated a bit more healthier, around a cup) 2 cups water plus some more In a large skillet type pan brown meat, drain if necessary. Add both packages of soup mix and stir in. Add 1 cup of water mix well add the other cup, stir. Bring to a boil….Reduce heat to a simmer cook, ten minutes. Add elbow …

Venison Wellington or other meat

As you know I am always trying something different with venison. So for New Years dinner I looked at several Wellington recipes tweaked a few and came up with this one. It worked extremely well for the tenderloins except, no pink in the middle. Since venison tenderloins are a small piece of meat they cooked quickly. If you decide to use a backstrap piece, pork or beef tenderloin the meat should have that nice pink middle due to its size….as Wellington is looking for. 2 Tenderloin of venison 1 small box brown mushrooms finely chopped 1/2 shallot finely chopped olive oil 2-3 tablespoons 2 tablespoons butter prosciutto 1 package or 2 thin slices per tenderloin grey poupon mustard puff pastry thawed 2 tablespoons red wine 1 egg beaten Sauce:  Beef stock about 1 cup, thyme:fresh or dried 1/2 teaspoon In a skillet heat olive oil until smoking, add meat and seare, you want this as brown as you can get without cooking the meat. (hot and fast) The venison is small so the hotter the …