French Dip Sandwiches made in the Instant Pot are a perfect way to put together a quick and easy dinner that’s delicious!French Dip Sandwiches – I was having one of those food cravings the other day and it was for a French Dip Sandwich. They are my favorite. Whenever there is one on the…
Yield: 4 Servings
- 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1/4 c. sliced green onions, plus more for garnish
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp. chili powder
- 1 tbsp. ground cumin
- kosher salt
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 15-oz. can diced tomatoes
- 1 c. black beans
- 1 tbsp. Hot sauce
- 1 c. Shredded Monterey Jack
- 1 c. shredded Cheddar
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add bell pepper and green onions and cook until tender, 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Add chili powder and cumin and stir until combined, then season with salt.
- Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink, 5 minutes more.
- Add diced tomatoes and black beans and stir until combined. Stir in hot sauce, Monterey jack, and cheddar. Cover with a lid and let melt, 2 minutes, then garnish with green onions and serve.
The beauty of this Mexican Shredded Beef is it can be done in the Instant Pot or the slow cooker and either way it’s delicious! Between my undying love for my slow cooker and my new found adoration for my Instant Pot I may never use my oven again. I’ve been asked whether I think…
Yield: 6 Servings
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 to 2-1/2 pounds boneless beef top round steak
- 1 to 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
- 1-1/3 cups water
- 1 cup sliced celery, optional
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1 to 3 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
- 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
- In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, pepper and salt. Cut steak into six serving-size pieces; dredge in flour mixture.
- In a large skillet, brown steak in butter. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Combine the remaining ingredients; pour over steak. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours or until meat is tender.
1 each: 313 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 666mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 37g protein.
Originally published as Slow-Cooked Swiss Steak in Quick Cooking January/February 1999, p7
Yield: 8 Servings
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1-1/2 cups water
- 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
- 1 envelope taco seasoning
- 6 cups tortilla or corn chips
- 4 to 5 cups shredded lettuce
- 9 to 10 pitted large olives, sliced lengthwise
- 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
- In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the water, tomato paste and taco seasoning. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
- Place chips in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Spread beef mixture evenly over the top. Cover with lettuce. For each star, arrange five olive slices together in the upper left corner. To form stripes, add cheese and tomatoes in alternating rows. Serve immediately.
Editor’s Note: If you wish to prepare this salad in advance, omit the layer of chips and serve them with the salad.
1 cup: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein
Originally published as Patriotic Taco Salad in Taste of Home’s Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2002, p211
Yield: 8 Servings
- 2 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
- 1 cup crumbled blue cheese (4 ounces)
- 1 cup finely chopped onion
- 1-8 ounce can crushed pineapple, drained
- 1/2 cup diced ham
- 1-2.8 ounce package cooked bacon pieces
- 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 8 slices sharp cheddar cheese
- 8 hamburger buns or plain bagel thins
- Leaf lettuce (optional)
- 2 medium tomatoes, sliced (optional)
- 1 medium sweet onion, sliced (optional)
- In a very large bowl combine beef, blue cheese, onion, pineapple, ham, bacon pieces, pepper, and garlic powder; mix well. Shape meat mixture into eight 1-inch-thick patties.
- For a charcoal grill, place patties on the grill rack directly over medium coals. Grill, covered, for 12 to 14 minutes or until done (160 degrees F to 165 degrees F), turning once halfway through grilling.
- Top burgers with cheddar cheese. Continue to grill, covered, for 2 minutes more or until cheese is melted. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place patties on grill rack over heat. Cover; grill as directed.)
- Serve burgers on buns. If desired, top with lettuce, tomato, and onion.
Nutrition Facts (Hawaiian Burger)
Per serving: 596 kcal cal., 32 g fat (15 g sat. fat, 1 g polyunsaturated fat, 8 g monounsatured fat), 137 mg chol., 951 mg sodium, 27 g carb., 2 g fiber, 6 g sugar, 46 g pro. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Yield: 4 Servings
- 1/2 cup Dr Pepper
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1/4 cup Caribbean jerk seasoning
- 1-1/2 teaspoons chopped seeded habanero pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 4 beef ribeye steaks (3/4 pound each)
- Place the first six ingredients in a blender; cover and process until blended. Pour into a large resealable plastic bag. Add steaks; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.
- Drain and discard marinade. Grill steaks, covered, over medium heat or broil 3-4 in. from heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°).
Editor’s Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
1 steak equals 762 calories, 54 g fat (22 g saturated fat), 202 mg cholesterol, 442 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 61 g protein.
Originally published as Caribbean Grilled Ribeyes in Simple & Delicious June/July 2013, p35