Sweaty Meat

Mmmmmm…Sounds delicious, no?  No.  But that is the English translation of Carne Sudada, one of my Colombian husband’s favorite meals.  It is a Colombian version of beef stew.  Well enough of that. This stew can be made in a pressure cooker or regular stove top.  I like the flavor you get from the pressure cooker and…

Sauerbraten in the Crock Pot

When you were a child did your parents ever torture you with some horrible meal that they thought was so great and you absolutely hated?  Well one of those meals for me was Sauerbraten.  My step-father loved it, so we had it, if not often, too often for me.  It would take all day to…

Colombian Churrasco (Grilled Sirloin Steak)

In some countries Churrasco is made from filet mignon, skirt steak, or beef tenderloin and pounded thin. In Colombia is made from lean sirloin (my grocery calls it London Broil cut) and it is about 1 to 1 1/2 inches thick. It’s marinated in a chimichurri sauce then grilled or broiled.

NY Strip Steak

New York Strip Steak is one of my favorite pieces of meat.  It is tender and has a wonderful flavor.  The seasoning for this, while not a copycat, is reminiscent of a Montreal Steak Seasoning.  This would be good to make in a larger batch and keep on hand for other meats as well.

Veal Burgers with Mustard

I don’t think I would ever buy just ground veal, but this would be a good use for those meatloaf mixes you see in the store.  You know.  The ones that contain ground beef, ground pork, and ground veal. 

It Pays to Read the Labels

Guess where you can get some of the best recipes?  No.  Not from Grandma or Mommy.  Well, I guess they do have some of the best recipes; at least yours do.  My mother does not like to cook.  I hardly remember my grandmother’s cooking, but I do remember some of the things she liked and…

It’s all about the food…

That’s what my new coworkers tell me.  Sometimes we get a catered lunch or pizza as a reward at work.  Also, some of my coworkers have taken to cooking for each other.  “Good” Linda is famous for her waffles.  She actually makes them at work and everyone lines up because they love them.  I think…

Caribbean-Style Sancocho

Sancocho is a soup that is very popular in Latin American cuisine.  I call this one Caribbean because I use ingredients that are more reminiscent of the Caribbean than other parts of Latin America.  According to my husband (from Bogota), Sancocho should be made with both chicken and beef stock.  It also needs potatoes, yucca…

Peruvian Steak and Fries

Lomo Saltado is a dish especially popular on the coasts of Peru.  Some would like to call it the National Dish of Peru, but that honor goes to Ceviche.  This dish is a fusion of typical Peruvian food and that of its Chinese immigrants.  The recipe comes from Food and Wine magazine.

Beef and Lentil Soup

I tend to love anything with red lentils.  They turn yellow when cooked and as they soften they also thicken a soup. This is a Caribbean recipe and is very economical.  You can also use yellow split peas, but they need around 15 more minutes to cook.