Posts Tagged ‘ beef ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Clara’s Meatloaf

Meatloaf Meatballs One of my favorite food blogs is Writes4Food by Bryn Mooth. As part of her ongoing Clara project, Bryn updated Clara’s classic meatloaf recipe into a modern meatball that won rave reviews with my family. Personally, I think that the transformation into a meatball is genius. To me, the worst part of meatloaf […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Lasagna Roll-Ups

So there we were, on a Saturday night. It was already 5:00 and I’d given zero thought to dinner. So I polled the boys. The Tiny Kitchen Assistant requested pasta. My husband groaned. “It’s Saturday night,” he said. “I don’t want a quickie, throwaway dinner.” I was more than a little bit annoyed because maybe, […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Braised Short Ribs

Anyone who knows me knows of my ambivalence towards meat, particularly meat that comes with an accompanying bone. Why, then, did I see this recipe from Food & Wine and simply have to make it? I have no explanation, other than to say that it was fantastic. Things you need to know upfront: This is […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Indoor Barbecued Brisket

I found this recipe in the Cook’s Illustrated “Spring Entertaining” supplement that I bought at Costco. It’s a good recipe, and available nowhere online that I can find (not even cooksillustrated.com), so I thought that I should share it here. The key to the recipe, in my humble opinion? Coffee BBQ Dry Rub from Muddy […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Grandma R’s Meatballs

A few confessions to start: 1) Grandma R isn’t my grandma. In fact, there’s some debate as to whether the recipe is really hers, or if it came from a different grandmother, and 2) I’ve made some modifications over the years. The original called for 2-4 cloves of chopped garlic. I don’t know about you, […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Sloppy Joes

Sometimes you just want comfort food from childhood, and there’s nothing quite as comforting as sloppy joes. I’ve updated the recipe a bit so that it’s better than your store-bought kit. If your family prefers a blander version, reduce the amount of steak seasoning by half. Leftovers can be frozen in single-serving sizes for a […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Quick Bolognese

I’ve already posted my go-to bolognese recipe, but sometimes you want a hearty sauce that doesn’t take half a day to make. Behold: quick bolognese in under 45 minutes, even less if you buy pre-chopped onions and carrots from the supermarket. Ingredients Olive oil 1 onion, chopped fine 1 carrot, diced 1/2 lb ground beef 1/2 […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Best Slow Cooker Pot Roast With all apologies to Cook’s Country magazine, I got this idea while thumbing through an old issue in a waiting room several months ago, and only remembered it now because the dreary weather has demanded slow cooker comfort food. I think that the Cook’s recipe was for stew, but the philosophy is […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Easy Flank Steak

This is a ridiculously easy overnight marinade that tenderizes and flavors the flank steak. It’s perfect for weeknights because it grills or broils quickly. Scale to whatever proportions you need, but always keep the 2:1 juice-to-soy sauce ratio. Ingredients Flank steak, 1.5-2 lbs 1/2 cup orange juice 1/4 cup soy sauce 5 cloves of smashed […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo How to Cook: Steak

How to Cook a Steak Have you ever been really excited to cook a steak, only to end up with tough, leathery meat? We’ve all been there. Here’s how to avoid it. Searing meat at a high temperature creates a fabulous, flavorful crust. It can also make the meat tough and dry. Cooking the meat […] Read More