Mongolian beef over lo mein noodles
Beef, Main Courses, Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef (with gluten-free option)

Mongolian beef is typically made with flank steak, but I made this one with sirloin, which I cut into thin strips. I have a bunch of sirloin steaks in the freezer that I got on clearance. Whenever I see a good meat clearance, I tend to stock up. Because they were a clearance deal, they… Continue reading Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef (with gluten-free option)

Pot roast meat with potatoes and carrots and gravy in a bowl
Beef, Main Courses, Potluck Recipes

Red Wine Pot Roast

I was hosting a holiday party for my horseback riding club last weekend, and I needed a recipe that would be a crowd-pleaser but still relatively easy to make. Braising is one of my favorite cooking methods, so a pot roast was perfect. I was cooking for 20 or so people, so my go-to of… Continue reading Red Wine Pot Roast

Red wine braised short rib pot pie
Beef, Main Courses

Red Wine Braised Short Rib Pot Pie

I was invited to a pie-themed party this weekend and wanted to make something unique. I was torn between a beef bourguignon pot pie and a short rib pot pie. I decided to go with the short rib pie because I knew I could do the short ribs well. I decided to incorporate some saffron… Continue reading Red Wine Braised Short Rib Pot Pie

Beef stew
Beef, Lunch Box Recipes, Main Courses, Soups

Beef Stew: Inspired by Grandma’s Goulash

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I receive compensation if you make a purchase using the link (more information). I love my German grandmother's goulash. I have the recipe, and I can come pretty close to making the real deal. We were supposed to get snow or rain today,… Continue reading Beef Stew: Inspired by Grandma’s Goulash

Sirloin chili
Beef, Lunch Box Recipes, Main Courses, Slow Cooker Recipes, Soups

Sirloin Chili (Dutch Oven or Slow Cooker)

This chili was perfect for the snow day we had here a couple of weeks ago. I let it simmer on the stove for several hours, but it could also be done in a slow cooker. The beef was super tender, and the chili had a lot of flavor. I've included instructions for either method below.… Continue reading Sirloin Chili (Dutch Oven or Slow Cooker)

creamy tomato & tortellini soup
Pasta, Slow Cooker Recipes, Soups, Vegetarian

Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato & Tortellini Soup

I tried to make a tortellini soup in the slow cooker a few years ago after seeing it on one of those Facebook videos. The recipe called for cream cheese, which never really did anything but become a chunky mess. It was definitely a fail. I've wanted to make my own version (that would actually… Continue reading Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato & Tortellini Soup

Gnocchi bolognese
Beef, Main Courses, Pasta, Pork

Gnocchi Bolognese With Braised Short Rib

I have a "book club" with a group of girlfriends that really isn't a book club - we get together and eat good good and drink wine. Why is it called book club, then? Long story! Last week, we were at a restaurant that has some great short rib dishes. One of my friends ordered… Continue reading Gnocchi Bolognese With Braised Short Rib

Short Rib Ravioli
Beef, Main Courses, Pasta

Short Rib Ravioli

There is a new local restaurant in an area that desperately needs some good restaurants. One of their specials the first night I went was short rib ravioli, and it was amazing. I knew I needed to try to replicate it at home. I took a major shortcut and used sauce from Wegmans because I… Continue reading Short Rib Ravioli

Red wine onion soup
Soups

Red Wine Onion Soup 2.0

I made the first version of red wine onion soup about a year ago. My first attempt had too many onions (recipe I posted last year was adjusted for that), and it didn't have enough red wine. I needed to try again with a different ratio of wine to beef stock. I finally got the… Continue reading Red Wine Onion Soup 2.0

Beef, Main Courses

Braised Short Rib Risotto

When my mom was in town for Christmas last year, she ordered this braised short rib risotto when we were out for dinner one night. I tried a bite and it was amazing. Ever since then, I've wanted to try to replicate it at home, and I've also been wanting to use my new Le… Continue reading Braised Short Rib Risotto