Category Archives: Beef

Texas-Style Beef Chili (Gluten-Free Friendly)

texas-style chili

Oh, Texas. I’m so sorry I didn’t buy into your bean- and tomato-free chili game sooner. You know what you’re doing, and it’s just the thing we could use to take the edge off a blustery evening. I guess that’s to be expected when five types of peppers are involved, but please don’t let that number scare away any spice-averse folks — the heat level is easily customizable.

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Protein- and Animal-style Burger Bites: Think Outside the Lettuce Wrap, Part 1

Protein- and Animal-style Burger Bites

When a six-pound box filled with Belgian endive from California Endive arrived on my doorstep — a thoughtful, unexpected thank you for a recent Brit + Co. post I wrote — my first thought was, “that’s a whole lot of endive.” Not to worry, though, there are countless ways to use it!

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Beef Brisket with Onions and Garlic

Beef Brisket with Onions and Garlic

This recipe for beef brisket is great to have in your back pocket for those times that call for a warming, simple-to-prepare-yet-utterly-delicious dinner. Braised in the oven for a few hours, it needs no looking after, so it’s the perfect meat to cook when you have a million other things going on (oh hello, holiday season!). My family loves to serve thick slices of brisket topped with its cooking accompaniments — onions and garlic — along with garlic mashed potatoes and steamed carrots on the side.

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Salt House’s Poutine, at home

Salt House Poutine, at home (Gluten-free)

I know this is something that I’ve alluded to here in the past, a bit less subtly over time, but one of my biggest food weaknesses is the fried potato. In any form. Poutine, with its French fry-cheese-gravy combination, may just top my list. (I blame my French Canadian and Irish heritage. Convenient, no?)

But this poutine recipe is extraordinary — it ain’t no fast food fare. Inspired by Salt House — a cozy, bustling restaurant in the SoMa/Financial District of San Francisco — it tops fries with a creamy gruyere and Parmesan cheese sauce (Mornay), mozzarella cheese curds and short rib gravy.

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