Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup Instant Pot/Stove Top

Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup Instant Pot/Stove Top

So I was trying to think of the last time I made Soup. It was so long, I had to look it up! I made a White Chicken Chili that can be made in the Slow Cooker, Instant Pot or on the Stove in January, and it’s pretty soup-like but the last bone fide soup I made was in December: My friend Tanya’s Instant Pot Mexican Chipotle Chicken Soup. So I’m due! You, my friends, are due! I’m getting out of my Mexican soup rut and shaking things up with this Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup Instant Pot/Stove Top.

Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup Instant Pot/Stove Top

Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup Instant Pot/Stove Top

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Poor Man's Mock Prime Rib

Poor Man’s Mock Prime Rib

It’s been a long time since I’ve made a roast. I mean a real roast, in the oven. I did do a 30 Minute Instant Pot Roast, which was fun, but that was way back in January. So when I saw roast on sale this last week I decided it was about time to try another. Now Prime Rib isn’t in my budget, and truthfully, neither is a Standing Rib Roast but here’s my go-to method to take a cheap, grocery store roast and make it taste better, kind of a Poor Man’s Mock Prime Rib.

Poor Man's Mock Prime Rib, Ruth's Chris Potatoes au Gratin, Restaurant Style Brussels Sprouts with Lemon and Caper Sauce

Poor Man’s Mock Prime Rib, Ruth’s Chris Potatoes au Gratin, Restaurant Style Brussels Sprouts with Lemon and Caper Sauce

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Slow Cooker Zucchini Beef Soup

Slow Cooker Zucchini Beef Soup

Slow Cooker Zucchini Beef Soup has got to be the perfect end of summer soup, especially if you happen to have a garden still spitting out zucchini! Here in the Twin Cities, I’m still seeing a few on my neighbor’s plants. Me, I know better than to ever plant zucchini – the plants never stop and you’ll have zucchini out the ears, lol!

Slow Cooker Zucchini Beef Soup

Slow Cooker Zucchini Beef Soup

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Instant Pot Chipotle Barbacoa Beef

Instant Pot Chipotle Barbacoa Beef

I would say I’m having a secret love affair, except it’s no secret that I’m loving my Instant Pot. And ya’ll probably know that I love Mexcian & Southwestern food. And I’ve been known to stop by Chiptole’s Mexican Grill now & then. So it was just a matter of time, eh? for this Instant Pot Chipotle Barbacoa Beef.

Instant Pot Chipotle Barbacoa Beef

Instant Pot Chipotle Barbacoa Beef

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pin Instant Pot Roast

30 Minute (total time) Instant Pot Roast Medium Rare

You might have noticed I haven’t posted an Instant Pot recipe for a while. I was in Georgia, visiting over the holidays, and no Instant Pot. Honestly, I went through withdrawal! But when I got back, and met a friend at Panera, I knew exactly what I wanted to make next! A 30 Minute Total Time Instant Pot Roast. So I could copycat those famous Panera Steak & White Cheddar Panini.

Copycat Panera White Cheddar & Steak Paninis, made from 30 minute Instant Pot Roast Beef

Copycat Panera White Cheddar & Steak Paninis, made from 30 minute Instant Pot Roast Beef

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Original Fat Burning Cabbage Soup

The Original Fat Burning Cabbage Soup

A while back, in a discussion with some friends about food that’s great to eat when you’d like to knock off a few pounds, someone mentioned Cabbage Soup – in a rather derogatory way. They were talking about The Original Fat Burning Cabbage Soup, a recipe that’s been around for ages and ages.

Original Fat Burning Cabbage Soup

Original Fat Burning Cabbage Soup

 

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Homemade Onion Soup Mix

Homemade Onion Soup Mix

Lipton Onion Soup Mix. While the rest of the world might not be familiar with this product, I’m betting there’s very few in the US who didn’t grow up with it – and the old familiar recipes. I didn’t want to shell out the bucks for a small box with a packet or two, so I made my own Homemade Onion Soup Mix when I decided to revisit some of those old classics.

Homemade Onion Soup Mix

Homemade Onion Soup Mix

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Guinness & Onion Soup with a Cheddar Crouton

Guinness & Onion Soup with a Cheddar Crouton

I love love love me some French Onion Soup! It’s just a beautiful thing and I fell in love with at my first bite, decades ago! For St. Patrick’s day, though, I wanted to change things up. I’ve been dying to try out one of the Guinness & Onion Soups I’ve seen floating around. How could I resist, really? Deep, rich Guinness flavor, caramelized onions, and then there is that toasty, melty broiled Cheddar Cheese Crouton floating on top.

Guinness & Onion Soup with a Cheddar Crouton

Guinness & Onion Soup with a Cheddar Crouton

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Pork Tenderloin with Sauce Poivrade thomas keller

Pork Tenderloin with Sauce Poivrade

Everyone needs an easy and elegant option for a special occasion dinner – this gorgeous Pork Tenderloin with a peppery crust and simple pan sauce is one of the most requested for birthdays and celebrations at our house. My recipe for Pork Tenderloin with Sauce Poivrade is just the thing when you have company, too, and it’s easy enough to knock out on a weekday.

Pork Tenderloin with Sauce Poivrade thomas keller

Pork Tenderloin with Sauce Poivrade

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Medallions of Beef with Red Wine Reduction

Medallions of Beef with Red Wine Reduction

If there’s one thing I don’t spend a lot of money one, it’s usually steak; it’s pretty “rare” around our house. (Ok, I have a rule, only one bad joke per post, so it’s safe for you to keep reading, now.) And if I do splurge, it’s not your average dinner night. That doesn’t mean, though, that we don’t have Steak every now and then. Or every once in a blue moon, Beef Tenderloin. And that’s when I want to make Medallions of Beef with Red Wine Reduction.

Medallions of Beef with Red Wine Reduction

These Fillets are thin, only cook them for a minute or two!

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Beef & Barley Soup

Beef Barley Soup

Beef Barley Soup seems to have never gotten really gotten it’s due as a world-class soup. Maybe because most of us use the recipe on the back of the box. That Beef Barley Soup is good fare, but not exceptionally great. And I like it. I’d never turn down a bowl if you know what I mean. But a real deal homemade Beef Barley Soup, starting from scratch? Now that I love. What I love even more is this shortcut version.

Beef Barley Soup

Beef & Barley Soup

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Pot Roast Carbonnade – Beer Braised Pot Roast

Pot Roast Carbonnade – Beer Braised Pot Roast

Pot Roast done perfectly tender, a rich, silky gravy.  Is there anything better? Here’s one that’s full of flavor, a play off of the Flemish Stew with beer, Beouf Carbonnade. If that sounds too fancy, just call it Pot Roast Carbonnade – Beer Braised Pot Roast. Does a roast with any other name still smell as good? Oh, that’s Rose? Silly me…

Pot Roast Carbonnade – Beer Braised Pot Roast

Pot Roast Carbonnade – a play on Beouf Carbonnade. A Beer Braised Pot Roast

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German Beef Rouladen, Mushroom Gravy

German Beef Rouladen, Mushroom Gravy

My Mom (rest her soul) was a fantastic cook. Sure, she got sidetracked into the weirdness in the ’60s, Porcupine Balls, Tuna Casserole and Shake and Bake, but later found her “groove.” These German Beef Rouladen, Mushroom Gravy were a family favorite and a labor of love. Believe me, I know, having made them multiple times. Fair warning, this is one of those heritage recipes you’re going to want to make when you’ve got a bit of time to piddle around in the kitchen, especially the first time. No worries, I’ll lead you through it. If you’re a cooking pro, feel free to jump to the recipe; this is a long post.

German Beef Rouladen, Mushroom Gravy

German Beef Rouladen, Mushroom Gravy, just out of the oven.

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