Beef

Coffee Beef Roast for the most Tender Chuck Steak Ever

Coffee can make any cut of beef absolutely fall-apart tender
Bear with me, here. I know that "coffee beef" sounds bizarre, but it is actually a match made in heaven. That's my nickname for my dutch oven, by the way. Heaven. Coffee Beef: My Favorite Chuck Roast VariationCoffee Beef: Braised Chuck Roast 1 4- pound beef chuck roast ((we get ours from Zaycon Fresh))1/2 teaspoon saltFreshly...

Lettuce Wraps that Rock Your Tastebuds

Chile verde breakfast burgers
We've been traveling so much lately that I haven't had time to keep food stocked. Anything fresh around here is the result of a CSA box, a friend showing up with something from their garden, or me calling Nate and asking him to pick up vegetables because I NEED something crunchy. He invariably asks what kind of veggies I want and...

Sloppy Joe Macaroni Casserole

Sloppy Joe macaroni casserole that can be made in just one pot for a quick dinner
Here's another kid-friendly dish to add to the dinner rotation! This Sloppy Joe macaroni casserole is actually a real husband-pleaser, too. It has MEAT. It has SAUCE. It has CHEESE. What's not to love? Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go sleep off my carb hangover. Sloppy Joe Macaroni CasseroleSloppy Joe Macaroni...

Cheeseburger Pie

Cheeseburger pie - perfect option for when you're craving cheeseburgers but don't have buns or are trying to cut out carbs
I have a handful of favorite foods, things that make the rotation of my monthly dinner menu and cheeseburgers are most definitely towards the top of the list. When I have not planned properly or left an essential item off my grocery list to prepare my perfect homemade cheeseburgers (hello buns, why are you so hard to remember?) we...

Cabbage + Beef + Seasonings = Crack Slaw

Cabbage + Beef + Seasonings = Crack Slaw
So, crack slaw is not the most attractive dish on the planet, but it's one of the tastiest. And it's paleo. And it's easy. Doesn't get any better than that.Cabbage + Beef + Seasonings = Crack Slaw 1 pound ground beef1 cabbage (chopped)2 Tbsp sesame oil2 Tbsp coconut aminos (or soy sauce, if you must substitute)1 Tbsp garlic...

Paleo Lasagna: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Delicious

paleo lasagna for the whole family
When I went paleo a year ago, I had a serious problem giving up lasagna. I tried making some paleo lasagna recipes I found around the internet but they all featured a plethora of weird, crumbly homemade imitation pasta that left my mouth feeling pasty. Someone suggested thin-cut eggplant and I was skeptical (definitely NOT an eggplant fan) but...

Top Sirloin with Grilled Avocados and Drizzled Red Onions

pompeian oil
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pompeian Olive Oil.Everyone raves about barbecued meat in the summer, but I don't see a lot of people taking advantage of the opportunity to make grilled vegetables! Why pull out any pots and pans inside the kitchen when you can create an entire meal with the magic of...

Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole: A Family Favorite

cheesy tater tot casserole
Mmmm...easy, cheesy tater tot casserole. This is all the best comfort foods whipped up in one cast iron skillet for a meal that goes effortlessly from stovetop to oven to plate in less than 45 minutes. This is a spin-off of an old favorite that one of my friend's moms used to make. I came up with this version...

Asian Beef Recipe

Asian beef
Panda Express has this delicious Mongolian Beef recipe that I absolutely love, so I decided to try and make a copycat version at home. This recipe offers a home-cooked meal with all the flavor of my take-out favorite. Asian Beef Recipe1 lb top sirloin, sliced into thin strips 6 Tbsp cornstarch 6 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 tsp minced garlic 1 red bell pepper, sliced 1 green bell pepper, sliced Marinade 1 egg 1/4 tsp salt 2 Tbsp...

Beef: It’s What’s for Dinner

beef quesadilla dinner
I've mentioned before that I was a vegetarian for 13 years. I didn't even have my first bite of beef until a year and a half ago, so I know how daunting it can be to figure out how to cook steak. The first time I brought home a slab of beef, I contemplated it intently for 20 minutes...