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Italian Meatball Recipe

By : Scott | Comments (0) | November 12, 2011

In : Beef Recipes, Italian Recipes, Pork Recipes

If you are looking for the best Italian meatball recipe you have found it. I love Italian food and I love to cook it even more. What would spaghetti be without some delicious Italian meatballs? Like many of the recipes on our website, this one isn’t difficult. I don’t like to complicate the instructions. You will be able to make your own delicious homemade meatballs with no problems at all. I hope you enjoy!

Ingredients:
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1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1/2 pound ground pork (If you don’t want pork replace with ground beef)
2 large eggs
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1 cup Romano cheese (freshly grated)
2 cups Italian bread (dried and crumbled)
1 1/2 tablespoons parsley (chopped)
1 1/4 cups water (warm)
1 cup olive oil
black pepper (to taste)
salt (to taste)

Instructions:
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In a large bowl mix the ground beef and pork together.
Add in the eggs and stir thoroughly.
Mix in the garlic, parsley, salt, pepper, and cheese.
Slowly mix in the bread crumbs while adding in a 1/4 cup of water at a time until all of the bread crumbs and all 1 1/4 cups water is mixed in.
From the meat mixture, shape meatballs into your desired size.
Take a large skillet and heat the olive oil.
Fry a few meatballs at a time until they become very brown and slightly crisp.
After each batch of meatballs are fried, drain them on a paper towel.

Beef Stroganoff Recipe

By : Scott | Comments (2) | October 04, 2010

In : Beef Recipes

One of my favorite meals to eat is beef stroganoff. It is a nice, warm and hearty meal that is hard to resist going back for seconds. This beef stroganoff recipe can take a little time to get prepared, but it well worth the effort. I hope your family enjoys!

Ingredients:
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1 pound of beef tenderloin (thin cut, 1 inch by 2 inch long strips)
6 ounce can mushroom pieces
6 tablespoons of butter
1/3 cup onion (chopped)
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup sour cream (room temperature)
1/2 teaspoon tarragon (dry)
1 tablespoon water
salt to taste
pepper to taste

Instructions:
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In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 3 tablesppons fo butter.
Add the beef strips to the skillet and cook over med-high to high heat.
The beef will cook fast and you need to add salt and pepper while browning the beef on both sides. Once both sides of the strips are browned, remove the beef from the skillet and place in a bowl.
In the same skillet, add the onion and cook over medium heat. Let the onion soak up some of the meat juices and cook for 2 minutes.
Remove the onion and place in the same bowl as the beef strips.
Using the same skillet again, melt 3 tablespoons of butter.
Over medium heat, add in the mushrooms, nutmeg, and tarragon while stirring for about 4 minutes.
Reduce the heat to low and add the sour cream to the skillet. Becareful to watch the heat so that the sour cream doesn’t curddle.
Add the beef strips and onion from the bowl into the skillet.
Add salt and pepper to taste and cook thoroughly.
Serve the stroganoff immediately over noodles or mashed potatoes.

Crock Pot Pot Roast Recipe

By : Scott | Comments (1) | September 29, 2010

In : Beef Recipes, Easy Recipes

This is a great meal for people who who are always on-the-go. If you don’t think you have time to make a home cooked meal, think again. This crock pot pot roast recipe is easy to make and is extremely tasty! Pot roast will become a family favorite in your household.

Ingredients:
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2 pound beef roast
6 potatoes (halved, your choice if they are peeled)
3 onions (peeled and cut into fours)
1/2 cup water (cold)
4 carrots (peeled and cut into smaller pieces)
salt (to taste)
pepper (to taste)

Instructions:
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Take out your crock pot and put the vegetables in the bottom.
Place your 2 pound pot roast on top of the vegetables.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Pour the water into the crock pot.
Set the crock pot to simmer on low for 8 to 10 hours.
When the meal is done, it should be so tender that the meat should almost fall apart with a fork.

Easy Salisbury Steak Recipe

By : Scott | Comments (1) | September 29, 2010

In : Beef Recipes, Easy Recipes

Salisbury steak is a meal that costs very little to make and is easy to prepare. This is a salisbury steak recipe with a flavorful onion and mushroom gravy. This meal will take you about 30 minutes to make. I hope you enjoy!

Ingredients:
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1 pound of lean ground beef
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/3 cup bread crumbs (dry)
1 white onion (sliced)
1 egg (large)
6 ounce can of mushroom pieces
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons water
10 1/2 ounces of beef stock

Instructions:
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In a medium size bowl mix the lean ground beef, pepper, egg, and bread crumbs together.
Take the mixture and form 4 patties about 3/4 of an inch thick.
Over medium heat, take a skillet and cook the patties on both sides until brown.
If any fat gathered in the skillet, drain it off.
Now add the beef stock, mushrooms, and onion to the skillet and heat the skillet until it begins to boil.
Once it comes to a boil, reduce the heat and let it simmer until the ground beef is fully cooked.
Remove the ground beef patties and set them on a plate. Cover them to keep warm.
Heat the onion mixture that remains in the skillet until it begins to boil. When it reaches that point, mix the water and cornstarch in and let it boil for 1 minute.
Turn the stove top off and place eash ground beef patty on it’s own plate.
Spoon the onion and mushroom gravy over top of each patty.

Easy Meatloaf Recipe

By : Scott | Comments (0) | September 27, 2010

In : Beef Recipes, Easy Recipes

I have been posting a lot of easy recipes lately and here is another one. If you like meatloaf, here is an easy meatloaf recipe for you. Once you see how simple this recipe is, you won’t feel intimidated from cooking a meatloaf.

Ingredients:
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1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef (I recommend lean because I don’t like a greasy meatloaf)
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
1 cup of milk (2% milkfat)
1/2 cup ketchup (you can substitute barbecue sauce)
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried sage
1 small white onion (chopped fine)
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
2 cloves of garlic (minced)

Instructions:
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Preheat the oven to 350°.
Excluding the ketchup, put all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly.
Place the contents of the bowl into an ungreased loaf pan as evenly as possible.
Spread the ketchup (or barbecue sauce) evenly on top.
Bake the meatloaf for 1 – 1 1/4 hours. It is done when no pink remains in the center.

Easy Lasagna Recipe

By : Scott | Comments (1) | September 24, 2010

In : Beef Recipes, Easy Recipes, Italian Recipes, Pasta Recipes

One of my favorite meals to eat is lasagna. If you are looking for an easy lasagna recipe, this is the one for you. It isn’t a complicated lasgna recipe like others I have seen and it tastes great!

Ingredients:
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1 pound lean ground beef
8 ounce package of lasagna noodles
1/2 cup onion (chopped)
8 ounces mushrooms (optional)
1 16 oz jar spaghetti sauce (your favorite brand)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 cups shredded monterey jack cheese or mozzarella

Instructions:
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Open package of lasagna noodles and cook according to package directions.
After they have cooked, drain noodles and set aside.
In a large skillet, brown beef, onion, and mushrooms.
Drain the grease from the skillet.
Now add the spaghetti sauce, oregano, salt, garlic powder, and basil to the skillet and stir.
Pre-heat the oven at 350°.
In a 2-quart buttered baking dish, carefully and evenly layer 1/3 of the noodles, 1/3 of the spaghetti sauce and 1/3 of the ricotta cheese, Monterey Jack cheese or mozzarella, and Parmesan cheeses.
Repeat these layers twice.
Bake the lasagna at 350° for 30 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly.

Spicy Chili Recipe

By : Scott | Comments (1) | November 26, 2009

In : Beef Recipes, Soup Recipes

chili recipeFor those Chili lovers out there. I found this great tasty spicy chili recipe that will soon be a favorite for you.

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:
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1 Small Can Tomato Paste
3 (15 oz.) Cans Tomato Sauce
1 Large Can Stewed Tomatoes
1 Green Pepper (diced)
1 Onion (diced)
3 Jalepeno Peppers (diced)
1 lb Ground beef
2 tsp Chilli Powder
Chayenne pepper (to taste)
1 Can Kidney or Red Beans

Instructions:
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Brown beef, peppers, and onion first. After that, drain off any grease. Stir in the rest
of the ingredients and add the beans last.

Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to very low. For about an hour, cook with the lid off the pot. Then cook 1 hour with the lid on. Cook on very low!

Grated cheese on top is always a good addition!