Beef Satay Meatballs

For when you want something a little sweet and a little spicy, but all you have is some boring ol’ ground beef, make these beef satay meatballs! I was slightly inspired by the satay-marinated beef tri-tip I saw Food Wishes post a month or so ago (listen to my podcast interview with Chef John here!) […]

Arroz con Pollo

Everybody in north America has had some kinda arroz con pollo at some point in life, I’m betting. Arroz con pollo; chicken with rice. It’s a one-pot meal (as long as you don’t eat聽too many vegetables 馃槈 ) and it’s beautiful to look at. It kind of reminds me of paella and I’m shocked that […]

No-Recipe One Pot Pasta (with whatever you have on hand!)

By now everyone has seen and probably tried one of the thousand one-pot pasta recipes which are floating around in the ethernet. I’ve heard from a handful of you about it and it seems that many聽of those existing recipes are … terrible pieces of shit. Encouraged by a friend online, I set out to figure […]

Baked Buffalo Chicken Wraps

Chris had a hankerin’ for Buffalo Wings, but really more for Buffalo wing sauce since neither of us is a huge fan of nibbling on lil ol’ chicken wings. 聽A drumstick, sure, I can handle that. But teeny tiny chicken wang bones are so tedious. Know what’s not tedious? Boneless, crispy chicken tenders in Buffalo […]

Alb贸ndigas Soup

Alb贸ndigas is Spanish for meatballs and in Mexico,聽it’s often聽understood to mean聽“meatball聽soup“, so it may be redundant to call this alb贸ndigas soup. I don’t know for sure. I just know I like it. The meatballs are made from聽beef, but rather than breadcrumbs or something similar, it’s mixed with raw rice that cooks as the alb贸ndigas simmer. […]

Spicy Chicken, Quinoa, and Broccoli Casserole

Y’all, we really all oughtta聽be eating more casseroles. (Whoa, when I first read that back, my brain read “eating more assholes” which is not something we necessarily need to be doing.) I feel like casseroles have聽gone out of favor since I was a kid. Probably because they’re all heavily dependent on noodles, or bread, or […]

California Chicken Salad

What makes this chicken salad a California chicken salad??? Let’s talk about it. I’m leaning hard on avocado for the聽answer. Avocado is in, or on,聽everything here. But also … poppy seed dressing! Because the poppy is California’s state flower!聽See?!? Pretty proud of myself for that one. The poppy seed dressing I used here聽is made with […]

Chunky Beef Tacos

These chunky beef tacos might look familiar — they’re a ripoff of Chile Colorado, but that’s usually made with pork. These are a simple and a great way to use beef stew meat (besides in beef stew, though if you want that, I have two: vegetable beef stew and beer beef stew). Chile colorado is […]

Ground Beef Curry

This ground beef curry is quick and easy — literally ready in under 20 minutes. If you’ve never thought of using ground beef in a curry, well, I hadn’t either. But necessity is the mother of invention and all I had thawed out was ground beef (bison, actually) and I was doing an experiment with […]