Beef Dishes

Greek Seasoning Mix

# 2 t oregano
# 1 1/2 t onion powder
# 1 1/2 t garlic powder
# 1 t salt
# 1 t black pepper
# 1 t parsley
# 1 t basil
# 1/2 t cinnamon
# 1/2 t nutmeg
# 1/2 t thyme

1. Grind spices in food processor or coffee grinder.
2. Store in air-tight container.

Rosemary Garlic Steak

# 100g steak
# 1 T rice vinegar
# 1 T rosemary
# 1 t garlic paste (3-5 cloves minced)
# 1/2 t crushed red pepper

1. In small dish, add rice vinegar. Add steak and coat.
2. In small bowl, combine rosemary, garlic, red pepper. Rub on both sides of steak.
3. Place steak in small dish, cover, and refrigerate 4 hours - overnight.
4. Grill to desired doneness.

Crockpot Roast

# 100g steak
# onion soup mix
# 1 c beef broth
# black pepper to taste

1. Add steak to crockpot.
2. Cover with remaining ingredients. I sometimes add a splash
of liquid aminos as well.
3. Cook for several hours until reaches desired doneness.
4. Serve.

TIP: Besides being delicious any day, this is a great one for those mornings when I realize I completely forgot to take something out to thaw. You can take the steak straight from the freezer into the crockpot and eat a flavorful, tender steak later in the day.

Onion Soup Mix

# 1/2 c dehydrated minced onion
# 1 T onion powder
# 1/2 t celery seed

1. Combine all ingredients.
2. Store in air-tight container.

TIP: This is wonderful to use dry in your ground steak for hamburgers, etc. It's an easy way to perk it up.

Inside-Out French Dip

# 100g sliced cooked steak
# 1/2 onion sliced into rings
# 1 c beef broth
# 2 cloves minced garlic
# 1/2 t thyme
# 1/2 t pepper
# liquid aminos

1. Preheat pan over MED heat.
2. Add onions and garlic. Cook 5-10 mins until tender.
3. Add broth, thyme, and pepper. Bring to boil.
4. Reduce heat & simmer 5-10 mins.
5. Add steak and return to boil.
6. Reduce heat & simmer 5-10 mins.
7. Serve steak & onions with the au jus and a couple splashes of liquid aminos.

TIP: For the cooked steak in this dish, you can simply slice the steak very thinly and then saute with a bit of broth until browned.

Since this dish only uses 1/2 an onion, I pair this one up with some onion rings. Makes an excellent filling meal.

Mini Meatloaf

# 100g ground steak
# 1/2 t milk or bbq sauce
# 1 grissini (ground into powder)
# 2-3 cloves minced garlic
# 1/2 t dehydrated minced onion
# 1/2 t spicy mustard
# 1/4 t allspice
# 1/8 t sage
# salt/pepper to taste
# Any additional seasonings you like

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. In small bowl, combine all ingredients and form into a small meatloaf.
3. Place in glass dish, cover, and bake 25-30 mins.
4. Uncover dish, add bbq sauce or homemade sugar free ketchup to top, and bake 5-10 additional mins.
5. Serve immediately with a bit more of bbq sauce or homemade sugar free ketchup for dipping.

Biz's Thai Cucumber Beef Salad

# 100g steak
# 1 t sambal oelek or red pepper flakes
# 2-3 cloves minced garlic or 1 t garlic paste
# 1/4 t ground white pepper
# 2-3 T water
# 100g cucumber
# half lemon
# chopped cilantro

1. Peel, seed and slice cucumber.
2. In small dish, combine cucumber, juice of 1/2 lemon, and chopped cilantro. Toss.
3. Cover & refrigerate to marinate while preparing the rest of the dish.
4. Preheat pan over MED-HI heat.
5. Slice steak into very thin slices.
6. In small bowl, place steak, sambal oelek, garlic, and white pepper. Be sure to coat steak well.
7. Place steak in pan with water.
8. Stir fry for 2-5 mins depending on how you like your steak cooked.
9. Serve immediately while hot over cold cucumbers.

NOTE: This dish will cause an immediate explosion of your taste buds once it hits your mouth. Neither myself, nor Biz, can be held responsible. Yummy!

Albóndigas Soup

# 1 serving meatballs
# 2-3 c beef or chicken broth
# 100g-200g bok choy, onion, or cabbage
# fresh chopped cilantro
# seasonings to taste

1. In saucepan, bring broth to boil.
2. Feel free to add any seasonings you like to taste (oregano, basil, pepper, garlic, etc). I'll usually add in some hot sauce or tabasco as well.
3. Add cooked meatballs, vegetable choice.
4. Cover & simmer 20-30 minutes or until vegetables reach desired tenderness.
5. Top with fresh chopped cilantro.
6. Serve.

Mock Shake 'n Bake

# 1/2 c minced dehydrated onions
# 1/4 t coriander
# 1/4 t thyme
# 1/4 t red pepper flakes
# 1/8 t oregano
# 1/8 t paprika
# 1/8 t black pepper
# 1/8 t salt

1. Place all ingredients in food processor or coffee grinder.
2. Grind to a powder.
3. Store in air-tight container.

TIP: Use this as coating on your meat before you cook it. Dampen meat, then coat. This is great on chicken, fish, shrimp, even steakburgers.

This yields several portions.

Down. Set. Chili!

# 100g ground steak
# 1 tomato
# 1/2 c water or broth
# 3-4 cloves minced garlic

Seasonings (to taste):
# 1/2 t onion powder
# 1/2 t oregano
# 1/4 t cumin
# 1/4 t black pepper
# 1/4 t cayenne
# 1/4 t basil
# 1/4 t thyme

1. Preheat pan over MED heat.
2. Add minced garlic and 1 T of the water/broth to pan.
3. Saute 2-3 mins. Be sure not to burn the garlic. Add more water/broth as necessary.
4. Increase heat to MED-HI.
5. Add ground steak and saute until brown - about 5 mins.
6. Add all seasonings and cook an additional 3 mins. Continue to add more water/broth as necessary.
7. While that is cooking dice 1/2 of tomato and place other 1/2 in food processor or blender to puree.
8. Mix in tomatoes, puree, and rest of broth.
9. Turn heat down to MED-LO and simmer until it reaches desired consistency.

Mix all my spices together in a small bowl so I can add them all at once.

This can be prepared in advance and frozen. I'll make up batches of this and freeze into individual portions. Then I take it out the night before I'm ready to serve. The kids love taking this for school lunches as well.

Mmm Mmm Meatballs

# 100g steak (ground into hamburger)
# 1 grissini (ground into powder)
# 1 T milk
# parsley
# onion powder
# basil
# oregano
# garlic
# salt
# pepper

1. Preheat oven to 425.
2. In bowl, combine all ingredients.
3. Form into 1" meatballs (makes about 6-7).
4. Place in baking dish or non-stick baking sheet and cook 10 minutes turning halfway through cooking time.

Use a glass baking dish to make these as they seem to want to stick less. Also, if you want to brown them more after cooking, you can broil them for 1-2 mins each side.

These also can be frozen in a freezer bag and then warmed up before serving. Makes a great quick meal!

Top with marinara sauce.