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Steak with garlic butter
steak with butter

Served with sauteed greens (baby spinach, baby kale) and
roasted grape tomatoes

baby spinach, baby kale, and tomatoes
steak for the grill
steaks for the grill
corn and steak
steak on the grill

Sliced marrow bones for homemade bone broth
beef marrow bones for bone broth
beef marrow bones for bone broth
beef marrow bones for bone broth

Roasting before is optional
beef marrow bones for bone broth
beef marrow bones for bone broth
bone broth

Homemade bone broth
homemade bone broth

Store in a jar in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Freeze for up to 6 months.

Homemade beef broth

Steaks on the grill for Easter, 2015
steaks on the grill

Beef and broccoli (recipe below)
Beef and broccoli

This recipe is my version of the Beef and Broccoli recipe on the can of Cambell's Condensed Tomato soup

1 pound boneless beef sirloin steak or beef top round steak, cut into thin strips
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
3 large cloves of fresh garlic, grated fine
1/2 teaspoon or more crushed red pepper
One 14oz package of frozen broccoli florets, or 3 cups fresh broccoli
1 medium sweet onion
1 can (8oz) sliced or chopped water chestnuts, drained and dried slightly with a paper towel
1 cup white rice, or 2 bags of quick cook/instant rice
Oil and butter for frying

Step 1
Slice onion thin and caramelize in oil and butter. (To caramelize onions, slice onion into thin slices, add to 1 1/2 tbs of olive oil and
1 tbs of butter, stir to coat onion slices. Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 15 minutes. Remove cover, add approx 1/2 to 1 tsp of salt
(I use sea salt) and raise heat to medium high. Allow to caramelize for 40-45 minutes, stirring only once halfway through cooking.
The time it will take to reach the perfect level of caramelization will depend on your equipment. I usually achive perfect caramelization in 45-50 minutes.)
While onions are caramelizing, cook broccoli according to package, drain, and set aside. (After the florets cool I like to cut them into very small pieces.)
Remove onions from pan after caramelizing and set aside. Do not wash or rinse the pan.

Step 2
Using the same pan used for the onions, brown the meat in oil, leaving it very pink inside so it will not over cook later.
Stir in the soup, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, water chestnuts, onion, red pepper, and heat to a boil. Simmer for 8-10 minutes.
If using quick-cook rice, start it at this time.
Stir in the broccoli and cook on low for 5 more minutes.

Step 3
Serve pipping hot over rice.

Beef and broccoli

Mini meatloaf.
Topped with garlic mashed potatoes and gravy.

Mini meatloaf with garlic mashed potatoes and gravy

1lb ground sirloin, 1 egg, 1 cup evaporated milk, 1/2 cup water, finely chopped celery, grated onion,
homemade croutons, salt, fresh parsley, fresh mint, Locatelli cheese, red pepper flakes.

Mini meatloaf with garlic mashed potatoes and gravy

Line cupcake pan with cupcake liners and press raw meatloaf mixture into the cup.
Avoid over-filling. Bake at 375F until done.


Meatballs at Grandma's
meatballs at grandma's house

Oven roast
Oven roast raw
Oven roast

Stuffing it with cloves of garlic!
Oven roast stuffed with garlic

Covered in veg, then roast!
Oven roast with vegs

Raw steak for Butter Braised steak
Raw steak for Butter Braised steak
Salt on raw steak

Allow steak to come to room temp before cooking
Raw steak for Butter Braised Steak

This was my first attempt at Butter Braised steak.
My second and third attempts were much better, but I didn't take photos.

Butter Braised steak

Butter Braised steak, rare, with garlic mashed sweet potatoes
Butter Braised steak, rare, with garlic mashed sweet potatoes

White rice and tomatoes for stuffed peppers
Tomatoes and rice

Ground buffalo mixed with Locatelli cheese, bread crumbs, cilantro, salt, pepper & spices
Meat for stuffed peppers

Mix the rice & tomatoes with the meat

Meat and rice
Stuffed peppers in the crock pot
Stuffed peppers in the crock pot

Steaks on the grill for anniversary dinner
Steaks on the grill for anniversary dinner
Steaks on the grill for anniversary dinner
Steaks  for anniversary dinner
Anniversary dinner
Anniversary dinner


Chorizos for pizza
chorizos for pizza

Grandma's meatballs

Ground buffalo meatballs frying in olive oil and garlic
meatballs frying in garlic and oil

meatballs in sauce

Sirloin coated in flour, salt and pepper
sirloin coated in flour for irish stew
meema's meatballs

stuffed peppers
Stuffed peppers in the crockpot

Grated onion for meatloaf
grated onion
buffalo meatloaf

Buffalo Franks from Maverick Ranch
buffalo dogs
dough for the buffalo

Wrap Buffalo Franks inPillsbury Crescent rolls and bake at
350F for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

buffalo dog

Maverick Ranch Buffalo dogs wrapped in Pillsbury crescent rolls
buffalo dog

above the cook

My Buffalo Chili recipe
(also known as "Thee Best Chili That Ever Existed.")

1 lb ground buffalo
1/2-1 Spanish onion (diced)
1 white onion (diced)
1 green bell pepper (diced)
3 ribs celery (diced)
5-10 dried red peppers (including seeds)
16 oz can Bush's Chili Beans and 16 oz can Bush's kidney beans
2 10 oz can Rotel Diced tomatoes with habaneros
1.25 oz Lacey's Special (dry) Chili Seasoning- HOT
[Substitute: 1 package McCormick's Hot chili seasoning]
3 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
splash of water (if needed)
4 cups shredded Gouda and/or shredded Sharp Cheddar

Brown meat. Add diced vegetables, stir and cook on low heat for a few minutes. Add seasoning and cocoa powder,
stir; add splash of water and mix until well combined. Add beans and tomatoes, mix well. Using kitchen scissors, slice up half of the
dried peppers; add peppers and stir until well combined. Bring to a boil, stir and simmer on high for 30 minutes; add remainder of the
dried peppers, stir until well combined. Lower heat and simmer for another 30- 45 minutes. Stir at regular intervals.

buffalo chili
very hot

Slice up the dried peppers with kitchen scissors
buffalo chili
buffalo chili
red onion