Category: Beef

Classic Braised Beef

braised chuck

This is definitely a favorite go to of mine. Strips of beef chuck seared and simmered in a broth with tomatoes, beef stock, oregano, onions, garlic and carrots for 2 hours until fork tender. I serve it with brown rice.…

Tuscan Kale Salad with Grilled Steak

tuscan kale salad with steak

If you’ve been to True Food Kitchen, you’ve probably tried their Tuscan Kale Salad. It is so fresh and perfectly dressed, every time. I can never get enough of it. North Italia, a sister restaurant, serves that same delicious kale…

Fast and Easy Asian Lettuce Wraps

lettuce wraps

Happy 2016! I hope everyone is ready for the new year! I’m not, so I decided that my new year starts in February. There’s much to do still in January. Besides, if you have resolutions as of January 1st, you’d…

The Famous Broccoli Beef

broccoli beef

Famous as in… Panda Express famous. That’s right. This broccoli beef recipe tastes just like the Panda Express one, but better because it’s saucier, the broccoli is cooked to the right consistency, and of course, the beef is of better…

Thai-Style Beef Noodle Soup

thai beef noodle soup

I’ve developed a love for Southeast Asian food a couple years ago. As I started trying out broths, curries, marinades and desserts in Thai and Vietnamese cuisine, I realized that their cooking is all about freshness and balance. The commonly…

Ancho Chile Short Rib Capellini

short rib

Ever since I made these short ribs three years ago, I have yet to find better short ribs anywhere. They are tender, perfectly spiced, and delicious with or on just about anything! These short ribs are braised in a mixture…

A Better Banh Mi with Sriracha Meatballs

meatball bahn mi

This banh mi may not be your traditional pork and pâté banh mi, but who needs that when you have Asian mini meatballs, pickled carrots and radishes, fresh cilantro, jalapeño slices, and Sriracha mayonnaise all coming together beautifully in a fresh crusty…

Tri-tip, Santa-Maria Style

santa maria tritip

The next time you visit your local butcher, try to find the flawless and irresistible tri-tip. Buy it and make it Santa Maria style! It’s easy, and the beef turns out perfectly juicy and tender. It’s a bit difficult to…