Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Giving Ground Beef Its Due Glory

When I was eleven, I declared myself to be a vegetarian. I don't remember why - it was likely the cool thing to do at the moment. My mother rolled her eyes at me but put on a brave face as she agreed to meatless spaghetti sauce and plenty of PB&J sandwiches and mac n' cheese.

My vegetarian period lasted three days. Turns out, McDonald's doesn't make a non-meat burger, and what's the point of eating just the fries? Since then, I've never been tempted to go meatless again.

My husband is even more of a meat lover than me. When we first met, I remember he described himself as a "carnivore" and declared that vegetables were "stuff that food ate." (Thankfully, he has since learned to embrace some vegetables to round out his diet.)

There are all kinds of exquisite cuts of beef out there, many touted as the best part of the cow, but today I'd like to pay homage to the lowly staple of ground beef. Ground beef is often seen as the cheap, red-headed step-child of the culinary world, reserved for such non-gourmet classics as casseroles, sloppy joes, and meatloaf. But ground beef has more uses beyond food your great-aunt Wanda would bring to the family cookout in her slow cooker. I'd argue ground beef is the most versatile cut of meat and deserves a lot more respect in the world of meat.

No matter what, my downfall will always be the cheeseburger. Give me a well-cooked patty of good beef, and I'll always show up for the party. Sure, there may be thousands of cheap burgers shoveled out in fast-food chains daily, but a burger is certainly not classless. Many of the fancier restaurants I've visited still have a burger on the menu, only it's better prepared and served on a higher quality bun with more exotic toppings. Dressed up well, a burger can be a work of art. (My fav? An American Kobe beef burger with portobello mushrooms. Yum...)

I've been bouncing around on the BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com website looking for more proof that ground beef can be stylish, and I found a recipe I had to share with you: Ground Beef Stuffed Peppers. Sounds wonderful, right?

First, I should state up-front that I prefer organic, grass-fed beef. Your tastes may differ, but for my family we find organic, grass-fed beef to have a richer flavor, and I like knowing it's free of all those pesky added hormones and antibiotics.

Here's the recipe for Beef Stuffed Peppers:

Ingredients
1 pound ground beef
4 medium green, red or yellow bell peppers
3/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup uncooked regular white rice
3 tablespoons ketchup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Sauce:
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian-style stewed canned tomatoes, undrained
1 tablespoon ketchup
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves

Directions:
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Cut tops off bell peppers; remove seeds.
2. Combine ground beef, onion, rice, 3 tablespoons ketchup, salt, 1/2 teaspoon oregano and pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Spoon into peppers; stand peppers in 8 x 8-inch baking dish.
3. Combine sauce ingredients; pour over peppers. Cover dish tightly with aluminum foil. Bake in 350°F oven 1-1/2 hours, until instant-read thermometer inserted into center of pepper registers 160°F.

I'm making it again tonight, and will have photos of my dinner in tomorrow's post, along with another favorite recipe of mine. So be sure to check back to see if this domestic zero can make it look anything like the professional photo!

You can find hundreds more recipes at Beef It's What's For Dinner, along with cooking guides, videos, and tips on how to select and prepare various cuts of beef.

Giveaway!

Now it's your turn to share, and in return I've got a $100 Omaha Steaks gift card to give to one lucky reader!

How to enter: I may love ground beef, but that doesn't mean it's your favorite cut of the cow. Take a look at Beef It's What's For Dinner and browse their recipe section - you can search by cut of beef, cooking style or type of cuisine. Then come back here and leave me a comment with a link to a recipe you'd love to try from the site and a quick story about a favorite meal or memory involving beef. This entry is required.

For an additional entries:
1. Tweet about this contest with a link back to this post and include @mommystory in your tweet. You must leave a separate comment with a link to your tweet for your entry to count.
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3. On Facebook, become a fan of Beef It's What's For Dinner.
4. Write a blog post about a favorite beef dish with a link to Beef It's What's For Dinner and this post.
**For all of these additional entries, be sure to leave a separate comment for each method of entry!

Entries will be accepted until Sunday, February 28, 2010 at 11:59PM EST. One winner will be chosen at random (using Random.org) and contacted by e-mail. Winner must respond within three days or another winner will be chosen. Please be sure you leave a valid e-mail address in your comment entries.

Good luck and good eating!

Full disclosure: I wrote this review while working on a “I Heart Beef” campaign with TheMotherhood.com on behalf of The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. I was compensated for my time and given the gift card as a giveaway for one reader. All opinions are my own, however, including my true love for a good cheeseburger.

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Jess said...

Ooh, check out the Olympian Burgers, http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=2411

I love feta cheese, and I'm a big fan of that Greek burger taste. I've made similar recipes, and this one looks pretty good.

TRUN said...

http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=1247

Steak with Ginger Plum sauce

I remember ordering my first steak where you paid for the steak only - I was shocked - but man it was good - was in Las Vegas

coliebear said...

I think the beefy mexican lasagna looks really good. Also, my family loves my I make cheesy beef enchaladas.
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NL6369 said...

The Buffalo-Style Beef Taco's look great. http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=1825

My favorite memories are always the cookouts we have with friends and family with great steaks on the grill.

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Laura C said...

I like Beef, Argula &Spinach Lasagna
http://beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=1226


I like looking for healthy recipes.

mogrill said...

Buffalo style Beef tacos sound good. Thanks for the chance. mogrill@comcast.net

sodahoney said...

Yankee Pot Roast is my fav. http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=1335

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Garner5 said...

I would love to try the recipe for Smoky Paprika Rubbed Beef Tenderloin. http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=2535
My favorite memory of beef is all the surprise BBQ's my father loves to have. He just calls us out of the blue to come over and always cooks his yummy BBQ burgers.
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SheilaBee said...

I would love to try Chipolte Sloppy Joes with Crunchy Slaw-http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=1101
Hubby and I used to go to a place called Carlos (upscale Waffle House type) and we would always order Hamburger steaks since it was a favorite meal of both of ours.

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Karen said...

The beefy mexican lasagna looks really good

Brian D. said...

The garlic-herb crusted beef roast sounds pretty tasty.

Some of the best steaks I ever had were from a small VFW post and only $10 bucks for the meal. The prime rib was huge, I mean pounds of meat and the sandwiches you'd make the next day from the leftovers were delicious too.

wildcat32 said...

I would love to try this http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=3073. My favorite memory of eating steak was my first filet mignon. Ah, it was so wonderful.
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ky2here said...

I'd like to try this mediterranean steak and pasta with tomato:

http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=300

I don't know if I have a favorite memory of beef - perhaps the first time I made standing rib roast and felt like wilma flintstone.

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janetfaye said...

I would like to try Mediterranean Steak & Pasta with Tomato.
http://beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=300


My favorite beef memory is when my family had a reunion picnic and we barbecued T-Bone Steaks. It was delicious.

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deb c said...

I like the Olympian Burger recipe. I love a good burger.
http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=2411
My quick story is I never used to eat meat and my boys wanted steaks so as a surprise I got steak and cooked it in the microwave,enough said, I later made the steaks into shoes.
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lsfish said...

I would like the Garlic herb roast
http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=1451
my family loves to make italian beef for parties

cdziuba said...

Beefy Mexican Lasagna http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=403

I remember the first time I made a beef pot roast. It came out wonderfully, my husband was thrilled with his bride's efforts!



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Anonymous said...

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http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=1840

ADOBO BELL TACOS WITH PICKLED RED ONION

April said...

I think the Buffalo style Beef tacos sound great!

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Super Blogger Girl! said...

mmm, t- bone anyone?

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littlelatina said...

I'd get one of those packages you offer. I'll cross my fingers

Sharon Harmon said...

Beef Ranch Zucchini Gnocchi is the recipe I'd like to try!
http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=2402
I will always remember how much fun it was to make roast beef tamales with my family!
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sue14625 said...

Pot Roast done in the Slow Cooker just so good

peg42 said...
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peg42 said...

The 90's style Swiss Steak Recipe sounds really delicious.
http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=173
One of my favorite memories is a recipe my mother in law use to make. It was swiss steak rolled up and stuffed with stuffing and covered in a tomatoe sauce. It was so delicious.
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Mysharona said...

I like the Chipolte Sloppy Joes with Crunchy Slaw-http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=1101

sarah said...

I want to try http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=2414
the sicilian beef short ribs,
my husband and I love short ribs, it is one of our favorite things to order at a restaurant but I have never tried to cook them.

Missybeez said...

This recipe looks good the Mediterranean Steak & Pasta with Tomato.
http://beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=300
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cmcathiem02@gmail.com said...

Yankee Pot Roast is my favorite one. http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=1335

buzzd said...

I like the Olympian burger
http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=2411

Jenn S. said...

The Garlic Herb crusted beef roast sounds yum!
http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=1451

marthajane said...

The Ancho Chile Beef on Cornbread "Crostini"

http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=1981

idahomom said...

http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=2473

Sounds wonderful

crystalf said...

The Crumb-Crusted Top Sirloin and Roasted Garlic Potatoes with Bourbon Sauce sounds amazing.

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Ms. Autumn said...

Beef Bourguignonne

and one of my fave memories is making homemade hamburger pizza with my son, he loves to help wtih the toppings!

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kdkdkd said...

I would love to try this marinades roast beef recipe http://dricksramblingcafe.blogspot.com/2009/09/marinated-braised-roast-beef.html#atuid-46b9d78ff3ab776f
My favorite memory of visiting my grandparents was roast beef sunday dinner.

Nikki said...

Ever birthday my in-laws celebrate by going out to a steakhouse or by BBQ-ing steaks. It is almost a family tradition: "So-and-so's birthday is coming soon, do we want to go to Outback or Black Angus?"

For our next birthday celebration, I'd like to try the Sonoma Style Beef Skewers: http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=2384

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AF_wife said...

The Buffalo-Staly Beef Burgers sound great!
http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=1825

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sksweeps said...

The Pomegranate Steak with Quinoa sounds delicious and healthy (I'm trying to be more healthy and Quinoa is part of that, plus I love pomegranates and just happen to have some).

My favorite family beef memory is when we all decided we were tired of turkey/ham for holidays and went with gorgeous, yummy prime rib roasts instead!

shannons said...

Burgers with Grilled Onions -- http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=1080

My grandfather was a farmer and raised beef cattle. He had the best hamburgers made from the freshest meat.

Aisling said...

The Wrangler Beef Stew recipe sounds good, at:

http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=2277

One of my favorite beef memories is the first time I made a prime rib roast for the whole family and it was perfection.

marcia goss said...

I'd like to try the Baked Italian Meatballs.
I have always enjoyed having all the kids come over and cook hamburgers out on the grill by the pool. We always have so much fun being together.
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Fangirl Jen said...

The Mu Shu Steak and Apple Wraps sound yummy. http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=1829

I fondly remmeber a fathers day where my dad had just built a big outdoor BBQ. He grilled steaks for us and it was extra cool because he let me help.

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llinda29 said...

http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=185 My fav memory is beef and noodles

Jessica said...

The beefy Mexican lasagna sounds great!
http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=403
My favorite beef meal is when my dad grills out and makes burgers. I don't know what he all does to them, but they are the best I've ever had!
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indiegk said...

When I was 5, my family and I were driving through KFC. I asked my mom what chicken was made of, and she said, "chicken", and I asked, "Bawk bawk chicken?" Of course, she said yes, after she got done laughing. I didn't eat meat again for 13 years.

But I love it now! Here's the recipe I'd like to try: http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=1825

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hale2005 said...

My favorite recipe for beef from the site is http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=1348

I remember cooking a dozen NY Strip steaks for a cookout with friends and family.

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sphinx63 said...

I would like to try the Nuevo Chipotle Beef in Butternut Squash.
http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=1838

My memory is of my Dad and Grandpa, summertime and cooking hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill! Such good times!

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Ravzie said...

I have always loved Pepper Beef at Chinese restaurants. I found a recipe that looks so fast and easy! No reason I can't make this at home!!!

http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=1329

Michele said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I love the site and bookmarked it, thanks!

I would like to try the Beef Satay & spicy peanut sauce because, it looks so good.
http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=1706

I'm not a good meatloaf chef, I'm just not! Well, I found a recipe in Kraft foods once and made mini meatloaves in muffin pans. My family loves it, so now...I am a so-so meatloaf chef.

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nms147 said...

|The Mexican Lasagna looks fab
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Val Barr said...

I'd love to try this Ginger Beef Noodle Soup: http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=523#

My favorite beef-related meal was when my husband and I wanted to celebrate an anniversary but didn't have a budget to do anything spectacular like go out to a fancy restaurant, so I made homemade surf 'n' turf with steaks on the George Foreman grill and these really huge tiger shrimp that were just about the size of a lobster tail. I overcooked the steaks, unfortunately, making them well-done when I usually prefer rare. The good news is that they made for excellent steak'n'eggs the next morning!

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Nancy said...

I love grilling kabobs so the Beef Kabobs with Parmesan Orzo is something we would enjoy.
http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=185
My dad grilled beef outside all winter (and I grew up in snow country) and I never realized till I left home and tried to cook a steak inside, how much better it is on a grill.

julis55 said...

I think the beefy mexican lasagna looks really good

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ferriz said...

i would love to make the:Grilled Steak & Plum Pizzettes http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=2421


When I was younger we would always make steak sandwiches. Take a thin piece of steak, cook it with some garlic salt, put it on 2 pieces of bread with some mayo. SOOO good!

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Daniel M said...

beef with beans & rice looks good - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

CoCo said...

I'd like to try making the South of the Border Beef Hash:
http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=1448

We love to make tacos at home using ground beef. It taste better than anything you can get at most restaurants. It's always a treat to cook up the beef and put together the taco with all of the toppings that we put out like cheese, sour cream, chives, tomatoes, lettuce, etc.

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heaventrees said...

The Grilled Beef Eye Round Steaks with Garlic-Yogurt Marinade sounds delicious to me. As for memories of beef meals, I remember my Mom couldn't cook a steak that was fit to eat. Sorry Mom!

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clc408 said...

Sonoma Style Beef Skewers look great

http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=2384

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Holly @ ArtistMotherTeacher.com said...

Garlic-Herb Crusted Beef Roast

http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=1451

Yum! I think my favorite memories involving beef are summer bbqs in the backyard with a big pitcher of margaritas and some steaks on the grill.

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sweepmom said...

I would like to try this mexican lasagna: http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=403

I remember my mom's pot roast. It was always so tender and flavorful. Unfortunately I cannot duplicate it :(.

Genny said...

I'd love to try the Beef Kabobs with Parmesan Orzo: http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=185

Also, my dad is totally a "steak and potatoes" kind of guy -- very easy to please. My favorite beef memories involve grilling out with my family and eating dinner together.

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SpringxAnn said...

I want to try the Beef Kabobs With Parmesan Orzo. Yum.

My fave "beef memory" is, as a teenager, instead of going out to dinner before homecoming, our group got together, and grilled out. The steaks we made actually came from my friends uncle, who had a farm. Most delicious steak I ever had.

Nancy said...

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Karen said...

I would like to try this: http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=1451

I have fond memories of summers as a kid grilling with family....it doesn't seem like families get together now like they used too.

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

The Beef “California Roll” Salad looks amazing! My favorite memories involving beef are the cookouts we had at the beach with my family. Thanks!

Kimberly said...

The Mediteranean Beef sounds really good. http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=165
I remember the first time I hade a medium rare burger, I wouldn't try it because it was "bloody". I was sold after 1 bite. :)
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Erica C. said...

http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=1828
I love any recipe with steak-on-a-stick!
One of my favorite meals to have at home is Beef Stroganoff. I used to have it often when I was little too.

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Happi Shopr said...

The Garlic-Herb Crusted Beef Roast found here as my mouth watering.

http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=1451

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mickeyfan said...

This recipe sounds amazing: http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=185

I am a serious beef lover, and remember the day this city girl was at a friend's house in the country. Her dad chose that day to butcher a cow and let us watch. It was the day I decided I'd marry a farmer....and I did. Alas, mine doesn't raise cattle! :(

Mir said...

The orange-chipotle skirt steaks sound good: http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=2415

We love beef and our latest success story has been a Korean beef recipe I found in a magazine - it was perfect just the way it was.

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Carolsue said...

I'd like to try the Braised Beef With Mushrooms & Barley.
My husband just took me to Outback for my birthday and I had a big, yummy New York Steak!
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scarlette10 said...

I would make this for my husband:
http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=185
beef kabobs w/ parmesan orzo.

I have to admit that I do not eat any red meat, but my hubbie does

LittleEagle said...

I'd like to try the Sicilian Beef Short Ribs

http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=2414

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diesel51 said...

The Beefy Mexican Lasagna looks quite good.

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Holly B said...

I love making meatloaf. I have a super simple and foolproof recipe for it! 2 lbs ground beef, 1 box stuffing (has all the herbs and breadcrumbs you need!), 1/2 c bbq sauce, 2 eggs, and a cup of water, bake till it's 160 degrees inside..it comes out perfect!

monky said...

I would love to try the Mexican lasagna. I think I will cook it up next weekend when I'll have friends visiting. :)

http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=403

My memory involving beef is a wonderful one when I was a kid. We had a huge fire pit in the back yard with benches surrounding it where we would cook BBQ beef ribs and play games all througout the summer.

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Anonymous said...

I have never made a pot roast so I would like to try making the Yankee Pot Roast.

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Sarah C said...

Mmm, the beef spinach and arugula lasagna looks awesome and a great way to get in some good green veggies!

http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=1226

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Michael said...

First, I'd like to try the Smoky Cilantro Pesto Beef Crostini, link
http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=1843.
Second, one of my favorite meals is at a restaurant where the waiter wheels up a cart tableside and carves a slab of mouth-watering medium rare prime rib. Mmm... that's what's for dinner! :)

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Theron said...

I would like ground beef added to macaroni and cheese. Beef for strength (protein)and macaroni for energy (carbohydrates).

Beef is a very good source of the amino acid L-Carnitine, which is important for fat metabolism.

All of the above with a cold bottle of beer.

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Anonymous said...

Steak with Ginger Plum sauce
My favorite beef memory is my borthday dinner at Peter Luger's steakhouse in Brooklyn. That cow definitley died and went to heaven. Golly, was it ever a fabulous steak!
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Melodic Mom said...

I like the Sloppy Joe Bake recipe!

Valancia said...

Mexican lasagne.
I had made an awesome roast beef with roasted carrots and roasted potatoes one time and it was so so good, just melted in your mouth, it was great!

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jenv said...

I would love to try the Orange-Chipotle Skirt Steaks. http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=2415

I grew up on a dairy farm and we always had a freezer full of beef. I was spoiled since we ate steak every week.

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favorite memory was of family get togethers, grilling on the patio

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Kidazy said...

http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=45 The Beef Sirloin Pasta Portobello sounds delicious because I'm a sucker for mushrooms!

My favorite beef meal is taco salad, I know it's boring but it's so delicious! I chop a whole lettuce, top it with two heaping spoons of mild salsa, two heaping spoons of extra lean ground beef, one crumbled taco shell and once in a while a sprinkling of Mexican mix cheese. It's a healthy way to get a robust meal in!

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kakihara said...

I would like to make the Beef Bourguignonne--I remember my Mom making it--it just sounds daunting!!
http://eatathomecooks.com/2009/10/beef-bourguignonne.html

My favorite memory would be my Dad in the backyard when I was little grilling up steaks--That was his favorite thing to do--he loved his grill!!
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Anonymous said...

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I would love to try the Beefy Mexican Lasagna.

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susitravl said...

Sicilian Beef Short Ribs - we love short ribs.

My husband is the best griller I know! He grills year round, even in the snow and it always turns out great.

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henniferus said...

The recipe I would like to try is the Orange-Chipotle Skirt Steaks. My significant other during one summer evening made steaks on the grill with grilled pineapple. I absolutely loved this dish! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Jennifer R said...

I think the Slow Cooker Beef Short Ribs with Ginger-Mango Barbecue Sauce looks wonderful.

A memory of beef growing up was that I always wanted beef dishes for my birthday meal.

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demmi said...

I would love to try the http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=403 it sounds good
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fencerbrad said...


Mediterranean Braised Beef

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tmh said...

I would like to try the Cajun Beef Southwestern Salad recipe. Yum.

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pat jasmin said...

thebest stesks and hambuger comes from omaha beef

Robin said...

I would love to try the mediterranean steak and pasta with tomato

http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=300

It reminds me of a dish my mom used to make

Barbarawr said...

Yumm - pizza! http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=125

I love meatloaf! I could eat hot dogs for lunch and meatloaf for dinner every day of my life. Too bad nobody else in my family likes it :-)

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js22 said...

I think the recipe for Asian Beef & Broccoli Slaw Wraps sounds good! I love that they have lots of variety in their recipes!

Ages ago my parents had lent me some money that I could put towards the down payment on my house, so that I could assume the current mortgage rather than get a new mortgage with a high interest rate. I paid them off in three years, and as a thank you, took them out to dinner at one of the more exclusive restaurants in our area - we had Beef Wellington that was to die for!! So, they got a great meal AND their money back!

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Kerry said...

The Olympian burger looks pretty good! My mom always made hamburger pockets while I was growing up. They were the perfect comfort food with hamburger, potatoes and cabbage in them!

Pamela S said...

I love this Pot Roast with Autumn Vegetables recipe: http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=164

I picked it because one of my favorite memories was my mom making pot roast when I was growing up. I've tried many times but mine are never as good as hers was.

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Carolyn G said...

I remember when we were little and we would visit our grandparents in Costa Rica. They would literally killa cow and we would have a big family reunion BBQ (since most our family lives there). Those were good times.

The recipe I want to try from the site is the Grilled Skirt steak with the creamy avocado sauce. YUM!

ohstac said...

I'd like to try the Garlic Herb Crusted Beef Roast
http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=1451

One of our holidy traditions is to serve filet mignon on Christmas Eve. It just wouldn't be the holiday without it!

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susan1215 said...

http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=166

Braised Beef with mushrooms
My husband suprised me with a steak dinner he made for our anniversary

ladcraig said...

ginger beef noodle soup

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annemarie562000 said...

The Sweet Hawaiian Mini Burgers sound yummy!

http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=947

My favorite memory is my dad grilling us burgers!

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Suzanne said...

I'd love to try the Beefy Mexican Lasagna. Thanks for the great contest!

kat said...

I would love the Cajun Beef Pepper! Thanks for a great giveaway!

Jayfr said...

The Beef Brisket with Savory Sauteed Apples looks good. It's at http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=1652

A great beef memory for me was using a wok for the first time with some stir fry beef. It tasted as good as a restaurant.

Nancy said...

When you say "meat" to a Texan, they are 100% sure you are talking about beef! Growing up in Texas, the scent of beef grilling certainly permeates your soul (or at least your taste buds!) When I moved away from Texas as a young adult, I was amazed that other parts of the USA sometimes cooked another type of meat and still called it BBQ! It's hard to imagine!

For a native Texas, this recipe for BBQ Rubbed Beef Roast sounds great! Here's the link:

http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=1349

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momznite said...

Here's a recipe for French Onion Soup from the site http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=1909
I recently had lunch at a lovely restaurant where they used a hollowed out Vidalia onion as the bowl for French Onion Soup. That was a fun presentation.

Jenn said...

I'd like to try the ginger beef noodle soup (http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipe.aspx?id=523). We just had a steak dinner as a treat for Valentine's day this year :)

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