Recipe Tag: beef
One of the gifts Dan received for his birthday last week was the food grinder and sausage stuffer for our Kitchen Aid, courtesy of my parents. We were excited to check out the new toy, so this weekend we made a trip to the grocery store and Bass Pro. (Gotta love a sporting goods store with an entire section dedicated to making sausage and jerky.) Once we got the hang of it, this was a fairly straightforward process — grind, season, stuff, cook, and eat. We made two kinds: a loose, spicy Italian sausage that we cooked up and used as a pizza topping, and a traditional summer sausage that we sliced and served. If you don’t have a meat grinder or a sausage stuffer, you can use a food processor and a pastry bag.
Salisbury steak is one of those classic dishes that one doesn’t really think about outside the context of frozen dinners. I’ll admit, I never thought about it until I saw some homemade versions of it floating around online and thought it looked pretty good. Here, juicy ground beef gets lapped with soft onions and a glossy gravy. Serve with roasted or mashed potatoes.
The other day, Dan mused about having beef stroganoff for dinner. Since it’s been chilly outside, it really sounded like it would hit the spot. Here, savory beef and mushrooms are a hearty accompaniment to buttery egg noodles. This would also be delicious served over buttered rice.