Peppered Tenderloin of Beef with Gorgonzola Sauce

Ingredients

For limone sauce:
3 tbsp butter
3 tbsp allpurpose flour
2 cup strong chicken broth
1/2 cup whitewine
Juice of 1 lemon
Pinch of ground white pepper
For tenderloin:
4 (6 oz) beef tenderloin fillets
2 tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/4 cup cracked black pepper
For Gorgonzola sauce:
1 cup limone sauce
3 oz Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
2 tsp whole-grain or Dijon-style mustard
4 artichoke bottoms, sliced

How to prepare

First, prepare the limone sauce: Melt butter; add flour. Blend with wire whisk until smooth. Cook over low heat about 2 min.. In a skillet over low heat, warm broth, wine, lemon juice and white pepper. Once warm, combine with butter and flour. Cook over low heat an additional 3 min.. Let sauce cool before using.
To prepare tenderloins: Roll fillets in oil, garlic and cracked pepper. Saute, grill, or broil to desired doneness.
To prepare Gorgonzola sauce: Heat 1 cup limone sauce in skillet over med heat (Refrigerate remaining limone sauce for another meal.) Add cheese and mustard. Blend until creamy. Add artichoke bottoms and heat briefly. Pour finished sauce over tenderloin fillets.
Yield: 4 servings from “Great Meals of St. Louis”

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Western barbecue jerky

Ingredients

1 tsp salt
3 tbsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp pepper
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/3 cup ketchup
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dry mustard
1 lb lean meat

How to prepare

Slice meat into long strips 3/16 to 1/4″ thick uniform slices. Remove excess fat. In a sm bowl, combine all Ingredients except meat stir to mix well place meat 3 or 4 layers deep in a glass, spooning vinegar mixture over each Layer cover tightly marinate 6 to 12 hours in the refrigerator, stirring Occasionally and keeping the mixture tightly covered. Place the meat strips on Drying racks do not overlap the strips to ensure good air circulation oven Temperature should be 140 to 160 f (60 to 70 c) for the first 8 to 10 hours after That it may be lowered to 130 f (55c) until dry place aluminum foil or a baking Sheet underneath the drying tray to catch the drippings occasionally blot the jerky With paper towels as it dries to remove beads of oil test jerky for dryness by Cooling a piece when cool it should crack when bent but not break there should be no Moist spots

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Stifado – greek stew

Ingredients

1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 lb boneless beef chuck – cut into 1-1/2″ cubes
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
12 sm. White boiling onions
1 lb tomatoes, peeled, seeded, chopped
3 garlic cloves; minced
2 1/2 tbsp chopped fresh thyme *
2 1/2 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary *
2 1/2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano *
1 bay leaf; crumbled
1 tsp ground cumin
2 cup dry red wine

1/2 lb feta cheese, crumbled
salt & freshly ground pepper

How to prepare

* 1 tsp dried herbs may be used instead of fresh.
Preheat over to 350 f. Heat oil in heavy 4- to 5-quart dutch oven over medium high heat. Toss beef with flour in large bowl. Add beef to pan in batches and cook until brown, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes per batch. Transfer browned beef to bowl. Add onions to pan and cook until light brown, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, garlic, herbs and cumin to pan.
Stir in wine and bring to a boil. Cover and bake in oven until beef is tender, about 2 hours. (can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Re-warm to 350 f oven before continuing.) Stir feta into stew. Return to oven and continue baking until cheese is heated through, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and serve. Servings: 4

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Spanish pork chop dinner

Ingredients

4 pork chops, trimmed of fat
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
3/4 cup long grain rice
1/2 cup chopped onion

1/4 cup chopped green peppers
1 can whole tomatoes
5 green peppers rings
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese

How to prepare

1. In large dutch oven, slowly brown the chops in heated oil. Drain off excess oil.
2. Sprinkle chops with salt, chili powder and black pepper.
3. Add rice, onions and chopped green peppers.
4. Pour in tomatoes with liquid, breaking tomatoes into pieces with a wooden spoon.
5. Cover and bring to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer 35 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
6. Add pepper rings and cook 2 minutes longer or until rice and meat are tender. Sprinkle with cheese.
7. Transfer to serving platter, arranging chops and pepper rings over the top. You may use precooked rice if you wish, adding it during the last 10 minutes of cooking.

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Slow cooker pot roast

Ingredients

3 lb chuck roast
1/2 med onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
16 oz can stewed tomatoes
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
8 oz water
2 tbsp oil

Salt & coarsely ground pepper
flour

How to prepare

Season the roast with salt & pepper and then dredge in flour. Brown roast in frying pan and transfer to the slow cooker. In the same frying pan saut

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Chili short ribs

Ingredients

3 lb short ribs
1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 garlic cloves
2 tsp chili powder
15 oz tomato sauce
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

1 onion
32 oz red kidney beans

How to prepare

Brown ribs in hot oil. Remove, drain all but 1 tsp fat. Add chopped garlic, lightly brown in oil. Add chili powder, tomato sauce, bring to simmer. Sprinkle ribs with salt and pepper put in crockpot. Add sauce and sliced onion. Cover and slow cook 6 to 8 hours on low. Remove bones from pot, add kidney beans, cover and cook on high 1 hour. Serve with cornbread. Yield: 4 servings

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Penne alla Bolognese

Ingredients

1 lb chopped beef
1 lb chopped veal or lamb
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
1 lg onion, chopped
4-6 cloves of garlic
1/4 cup red wine
2 carrots, peeled and sliced
16 oz can whole tomatoes w/ juice
salt & pepper to taste
1 lb penne pasta
grated parmesan cheese

How to prepare

In a lg sauce pot, brown the chopped beef and (veal or lamb), drain fat and reserve meat for later. In the same pot, saut

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Beef Stir-Fry With Arugula

Ingredients

4 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 bunch green onions, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
1 package (8 ounces) sliced mushrooms
1 package (16 ounces) sliced beef for stir-fry
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 bunches arugula or 2 packages (8 ounces each)
prewashed spinach

How to prepare

Cook 1 cup rice. While it simmers, rinse arugula, then prepare stir-fry. (If you can’t find precut beef, slice a piece of round steak.)

1. In nonstick 12-inch skillet, heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat. Add green onions and mushrooms and cook until tender and brown, about 5 minutes, stirring often. Remove to bowl.

2. In same skillet, heat 1 teaspoon oil. Add half the beef and cook, stirring constantly, until beef just loses its pink color. Remove to bowl with vegetables. Cook remaining beef as above, adding remaining 1 teaspoon oil.

3. In cup, mix soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, and brown sugar. Return beef mixture to skillet; stir in soy-sauce mixture. Cook 1 minute to heat through, stirring. Remove from heat; stir in half the arugula.

4. Spoon beef mixture over remaining arugula on platter.

Each serving: About 260 calories, 29 g protein, 18 g
carbohydrate, 15 g total fat (5 g saturated), 48 mg
cholesterol, 875 mg sodium.

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30-MINUTE BEEF STROGANOFF

Ingredients

Nonstick cooking spray
1 lb Round steak – cut into 1/4 in strips
2/3 c water;*
3 oz Mushrooms, sliced – canned
1 pk Dry onion soup mix – **
1 c Yogurt, plain, lowfat
2 tb Flour
6 oz Noodles, egg – cooked

How to prepare

In a frying pan sprayed with nonstick cooking spray, brown meat. Add water, mushrooms (including liquid), and soup mix. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. In a small bowl, blend yogurt and flour; add to meat mixture. Cook and stir on low heat until mixture thickens. Serve over hot noodles.

ORIGINAL POSTERS NOTES: *NOTE: For greater flavor with little or no fat add, substitute no fat beef broth or some wine for part of the water called for in the ingredients.

**If you have a sensitivity to sodium, note that the dry onion soup mix may be high in salt. I have also posted a recipe for onion seasoning mix in CAT 3 TOPic 31 that was posted on the board sometime back that enables you to use your own mix and control the amount of salt in it.

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