Category Archives: Beef

Gyro Meat with Tzatziki Sauce

My kid brother made me proud – he made these gyros from scratch! He did a half-lamb, half-beef blend and served it on whole wheat pita with tzatziki sauce, grilled onions and fresh diced tomatoes. Yum!

This was spun from the recipe by Alton Brown. Robert’s only alterations were adding Oregano and Thyme and doing the beef-lamb blend. For the tzatziki sauce he exchanged the plain yogurt for Greek yogurt.

Robert's Gyro process

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Garage Chili

Faith Keith Garage ChiliBrown the meat

Season while browning

  • 2 lbs 96% lean sirloin or 99% ground turkey or chicken
  • 1 tsp ground onion
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt

Meanwhile…

Fire it up

Throw the following in the slow cooker (or do this stove top on low to medium low)

  • 4 (15 oz) cans beans, strained (Organics tri-bean blend, garbanzo, kidney, black, white northern, porkNbeans, or Ranch style pinto beans)
  • 1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes, strained
  • 1 (10 oz) can diced tomatoes with green chilies, strained
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1/4 tsp Garam Masala (this is a blend of coriander, pepper, cumin, cardamom, and cinnamon)
  • 1 Tbsp high quality chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp Mrs Dash Southwest Chipotle seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 cup crumbled bacon

Strain the browned meat and stir in to chili mixture and it will be ready to eat in 30 minutes, BUT it will taste best if you let it simmer for 2-4 hours *wink*

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Pad Thai Eat-Clean Style

Here is the recipe from Tosca Reno’s theEatCleanDiet.com site.

LOVED the eggs in this dish!! Soaked up the flavor of everything!

Pad Thai Eat Clean style - Faith Keith

Lighting is a little yellow in my kitchen at night

Mine came out darker than her picture – I don’t know how she could use molasses and soy sauce and have her noodles appear so white! Ah, professional food photography how you trick my eyes!

My addition: because my husband is a beastly bodybuilder and needs more protein (and a Texan, so I picked red meat) – I added 1lbs blend of extra lean ground sirloin + extra lean ground turkey and mixed another 1/2 batch of sauce with it for flavoring.  Tosca recommends chicken or tofu, but we eat chicken every day so I wanted to switch it up.

Will definitely make this again!

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Western Churkey Burger

picture forthcoming!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground “Churkey” (1/2 lb extra lean ground turkey + 1/2 lb ground chicken breast)
  • 1/4 C chopped cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp salsa (I used homemade salsa, so it was very chunky, not so pureed)
  • 1/2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp chopped onion

Directions

Mix all ingredients until well blended. Pan-fry, grill, or even bake these puppies. Serve them on whole wheat buns, pita thins, corn tortillas or chopped over a fresh salad.

Tip:

To create great flavors, mix several kinds of meats!  Extra lean ground pork+ground sirloin+extra lean turkey is a tasty combo as well. I use this method in many styles

I made a double batch and shaped them into either 1/2 pounder patties (man size) or 1/4 pounders.  Wrapped them individually in plastic wrap and put them all into a ziploc so I could pull them out for a quick meal depending on who I will be serving.

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Slow-Cooker Brisket Sandwiches

Slow cooker Brisket sandwich - Faith KeithI prepped this the night before and let the meat marinate overnight.  Then first thing in the morning I turned the slow-cooker on.  Ready just in time for lunch!

The brisket falls apart in your mouth! The picture shown above doesn’t have sauce drizzled across it, but dipping or drizzling the sauce would add pow to this already juicy meat.

Coleslaw or sauerkraut or even simple lettuce/tomato/mayo/mustard would be delicious with these babies.

My brother tried this over Jasmine rice, how very Filipino of him 🙂

Click here for the recipe courtesy of Food Network Magazine

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Papa’s in the Kitchen

Today we had so much fun getting our fresh produce for tonight’s dinner [well…I had a blast]. It is “Husband-Cooks Sunday”!

He decided to make chili mac from scratch. Using a extra-stout Guinness and adding garlic salt threw the punch into the recipe.

Recipe for Chili Mac

Chili Mac

Luke's Chili Mac

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Steak Pepper-Pot Soup

Loved this because I could just throw it on the stove for hours while I got things done (and worked from home). Reminiscent of my mom making soup in the morning and keeping it on low throughout the day for us to snack on whenever we were hungry.


5 C beef broth
2 C chicken stock
1 great big T-bone steak
4 bay leaves
2 tsp basil
Pepper
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Bring above ingredients to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 3 hours.
Remove meat and let cool.
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3 Roma tomatoes, seeded and coarsely chopped
1 Large bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 cup okra
1/2 cup corn kernals
1/2 cup sliced carrots
1/2 cup celery, chopped
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Simmer vegetables in soup, partially covered, for 1 1/2 hours.
Separate meat from bone into bite size pieces.
Toss meat into soup and simmer for another 5 minutes.

[Recipe based on “Pepper-Pot Soup”: Tosca Reno, The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook]

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