Beef

Garlic Steak and Potato Foil Packs

Ingredients

  • ½ pounds top sirloin steak, trimmed of fat and cut into 2½ inch pieces (see note)
  • 1 pound baby yellow potatoes. quartered (or halved if they are already less than 1 inch in size, see note)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • fresh thyme or parsley for topping (optional)

Instructions

1. In a large bowl combine steak, potatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper, garlic, and seasonings and toss to combine.

2. Divide steak and potatoes between four 12×12 inch sheets of foil, then wrap the foil tightly around the contents to form your foil packs. Grill over high heat for about 10 minutes on each side or until steak and potatoes are cooked through OR bake at 425 degrees for about 20-25 minutes until cooked through to desired doneness (see note).

3. Garnish with fresh thyme or parsley and serve immediately.

Notes

Be sure to cut your steak into pieces that are at least 2×2 inches, and potatoes into pieces smaller than one inch. This ensures even cooking.

**For medium doneness on the steak, boil the potatoes first for five minutes before adding to the bowl and proceeding with the rest of the recipe. This will help them to cook faster once in the foil pack.

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Beef, Crockpot

All Day Long Slow Cooker Beef

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pound beef roast
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 package onion soup mix
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon steak sauce
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup tomato juice

Directions

  1. Cut beef roast into serving-sized portions. Use more beef if you need more than 6 servings. Brown beef in a bit of vegetable oil, although you can skip this step if rushed for time.
  2. Slice onion and separate into rings. Dice the peeled carrots, dice the celery and slice the peppers into thin strips or circles. Place these into bottom of slow cooker.
  3. Sprinkle the beef pieces with fresh ground black pepper, minced garlic and the onion soup mix. Place on top of the vegetables.
  4. Mix the steak sauce and Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl with about 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup tomato juice. Pour this over the meat.
  5. Turn the slow cooker to high for 30 minutes, or, if you’re in a hurry, skip this step. Turn to low, cover and cook for 7-9 hours.

Notes

Keep the slow cooker covered as much as possible throughout cooking time. A slow cooker can be used to cook this type of meal for a varied amount of time, depending on your schedule. It is not important that you take the meat and vegetables out at a specific amount of time. One or two hours either way usually makes no difference. When ready to serve, dip meat and vegetables out of pot with a slotted spoon. Use the liquid as is or turn slow cooker to high and thicken liquid with a little flour or cornstarch.

 

Beef

Irish Spiced Beef

The story goes that my Irish ancestors brought this recipe along when they immigrated to the U.S. It takes nearly a week, start to finish, but that gives the meat time to become really tenderized and build up layers of flavor. —Mary Shenk, Dekalb, Illinois via Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 fresh beef brisket (6 pounds)
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup coarse sea salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 4 bay leaves, crushed
  • 3 teaspoons pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 4 medium onions, sliced
  • 4 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 2 cups stout or beef broth

Directions

  1. Place beef in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan; rub with brown sugar. Refrigerate, covered, 24 hours.
  2. In a small bowl, mix salt, chopped onion, bay leaves and seasonings; rub over beef. Refrigerate, covered, 3 days, turning and rubbing salt mixture into beef once each day.
  3. Preheat oven to 325°. Remove and discard salt mixture. Place beef, onions, carrots, celery and stout in a roasting pan. Add water to come halfway up the brisket. Roast, covered, 4 to 4-1/2 hours or until meat is tender. Cool meat in cooking juices for 1 hour.
  4. Remove beef; discard vegetables and cooking juices. Transfer beef to a 13×9-in. baking dish. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  5. Cut diagonally across the grain into thin slices. Serve with rye bread, cheese and mustard. Yield: 14 servings.
Editor’s Note: This is a fresh beef brisket, not corned beef.
Beef, Crockpot

Red Wine Beef Ragu

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • ½ c. red wine (I prefer James River Cellars Rad Red)
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 can whole peeled tomatoes
  • 4 clove garlic
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1 ½ lb. lean beef stew meat
  • 12 oz. pappardelle or other wide noodles
  • ½ c. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • ¼ c. grated Parmesan or Romano cheese

DIRECTIONS

In a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker, whisk together the crushed tomatoes, red wine, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper. Add the whole tomatoes, breaking them up with your hands. Stir in the garlic, carrots, onion, and rosemary.

Add the stew meat and turn to coat. Cook, covered, until the beef is cooked through and shreds easily, 6 to 8 hours on low or 4 to 5 hours on high.

Twenty minutes before serving, cook the pasta according to package directions. Remove and discard the rosemary. Skim any fat that has risen to the top. Using a fork, break the meat into smaller pieces, then stir into the cooking liquid; fold in the parsley. Serve the beef ragu over the pasta and sprinkle with the Parmesan.

Beef, Crockpot, Soups, Chowders, and Stews

Crock Pot Beef Stew

Ingredients

  • 1 pound beef stew meat
  • 8 small white potatoes, cut into quarters
  • 1/2 white onion, cut into chunks
  • 2 small carrots, cut into slices
  • 1/4 c. minced garlic, fresh
  • 3/4 c. apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons worchestshire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 c. flour

Directions

Place beef, potatoes, onions and carrots in crock pot.  In a small bowl, combine garlic, cider, sauces, spices and flour, mixing well to eliminate lumps.  Pour over ingredients in crock pot.  Set on low. Cook for seven hours.

Serve with hot yeast rolls! Yum!

Beef, Sandwiches

Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

A Taste of Home Cooking

Adapted from Rachael Ray
Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons steak sauce
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 4 dinner rolls
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup provolone, shredded

Directions

In large skillet over medium-high heat add the oil and then brown the ground beef, about 5-6 minutes. Add the onion and green pepper and cook another 3-4 minutes, until the vegetables start to get tender. Stir in the steak sauce and beef stock, season with salt and pepper, bring up to a bubble and cook about 2 minutes.

Split open rolls and remove most of the soft insides, leaving a bed to hold the meat mixture. Toast the rolls and set aside.

While the meat is cooking, melt the butter in a medium-size pot over medium-high heat. Stir in the flour and cook about 1 minute. Whisk in milk, bring up to a bubble and let thicken, about 2 minutes. Turn off heat and stir in the cheese.

To serve, place a scoopful of the meat mixture onto the bottom of the rolls, then top with the cheese sauce and replace the top of the roll.

Beef

Grandma’s Sloppy Joes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 hamburger buns, split

Directions
In a large skillet over medium heat, combine the ground beef, onion, and green pepper. Cook until beef is browned, and drain off excess grease. Stir in the brown sugar, vinegar, ketchup and mustard, and season with cloves and salt. Simmer for 30 minutes on low. Serve on hamburger buns.