Tag Archives: Beef Stock

Instant Pot Pork Chop One Pot Meal

Instant Pot Pork Chops - the whole meal is cooked at once, then the potatoes mashed and the gravy made right in the instant pot.

When I made this Instant Pot Pork Chop One Pot Meal the first time, we had just gone from a few lovely fall days to fall with a vengeance here in the Twin Cities. Windy, cold & blustery.

Instant Pot Pork Chop One Pot Meal Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy & Carrots
Instant Pot Pork Chop One Pot Meal

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Guinness & Onion Soup with a Cheddar Crouton

Guinness & Onion Soup with a Cheddar Crouton

I love love love French Onion Soup! It’s a beautiful thing. For St. Patrick’s day, though, I have been dying to try out one of the Guinness Onion Soups I’ve seen floating around. How could I resist, really? Caramelized onions, toasty melty cheese!

Guinness & Onion Soup with a Cheddar Crouton
Guinness & Onion Soup with a Cheddar Crouton

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Medallions of Beef with Red Wine Reduction

Make with Filet Mignon, or cheat with a cheaper cut - this is a classic blow your socks off entree!

So you’ve bought a package of Filet Mignon to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Use this recipe. But what if you just thought you bought that pricey cut at a great price and when you opened the package it wasn’t what you expected? The lovely bacon wrapped Filet is firm and dense!

Medallions of Beef with Red Wine Reduction
Medallions of Beef with Red Wine Reduction

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Beef Barley Soup

Beef & Barley Soup - shortcut this with leftover potroast and doctored up broth! Yep. Pot Roast! It's already infused with flavor.

Beef Barley Soup seems to have never gotten it’s due. Maybe because most of us use the recipe on the back of the box. Good fare, not great. I love a good Beef Barley made with a home-made beef stock, but bones are hard to find and pricey. My solution? Make a great soup with a “doctored” broth.

Beef & Barley Soup
Beef & Barley Soup

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Pot Roast Carbonnade – Beer Braised Pot Roast

Pot Roast Carbonnade: Beer braised pot roast just dripping with caramelized onions. It's to die for!

Pot Roast done perfectly tender, silky, a rich 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 Beer Braised Pot Roast. Does a roast with any other name still smell as good? Oh, that’s Rose? Silly me…

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

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German Beef Rouladen with Mushroom Gravy . $10.00

No pickles in this rouladen! The stuffing & mushroom gravy are spectacular!

My Mom (rest her soul) was a fantastic cook. Sure, she got sidetracked into some of the weirdness in the 60’s – Porcupine Balls, Tuna Casserole and Shake and Bake but later really found her “groove.” These Beef Rouladen, as she called them, were a family favorite – made on afternoons when she cooked for the sheer joy of it.

German Rouladen with a stuffing of bread crumbs and herbs and a Mushroom gravy.
German Rouladen with a stuffing of bread crumbs and herbs and a Mushroom gravy.

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French Onion Soup

Adapted from Cook's Illustrated, this is one marvelous soup!

Fall, Winter, Spring – it doesn’t matter, this beautiful French Onion Soup is perfect when ever there is a chill in the air. Deeply satisfying, I forget, until I eat it, how much fun it is to take the first bite.

Easy French Onion Soup. The onions are baked which saves a ton of work! Adapted from Cook's Illustrated
French Onion Soup – Easy recipe – onions are baked!

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