This classic Chinese recipe can be made in less time than it takes to order take-out. Serve with rice, noodles or large Bibb lettuce leaves for lettuce wraps.
2 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch, divided
1/4 tsp table salt
3/4 pound(s) uncooked lean trimmed sirloin beef, thinly sliced against the grain
2 tsp canola oil
1 cup(s) reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
5 cup(s) uncooked broccoli, florets (about a 12 oz bag)
1 Tbsp ginger root, fresh, minced
2 tsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, or to taste
1/4 cup(s) low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup(s) water
- On a plate, combine 2 tablespoons cornstarch and salt; add beef and toss to coat.
- Heat oil in a large nonstick wok or large deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef and stir-fry until lightly browned and cooked through, about 4 minutes; transfer to a bowl with a slotted spoon.
- Add 1/2 cup broth to same pan; stir to loosen any bits on food on bottom of pan. Add broccoli; cover and cook, tossing occasionally and sprinkling with a tablespoon water if needed, until broccoli is almost crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Uncover pan and add ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes; stir-fry until fragrant, about 1 minute.
- In a cup, stir together soy sauce, remaining 1/2 cup broth, remaining 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch and water until blended; stir into pan. Reduce heat to medium-low and bring to a simmer; simmer until slightly thickened, about 1 minute.
Return beef and accumulated juices to pan; toss to coat. Serve. Yields about 1 1/4 cups per serving.
2 (3/4-ounce) slices American cheese
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 tablespoon sugar
1/3 cup butter softened
6 to 7 tablespoons cold water
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 pound top round steak, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup beef broth
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed, drained
1 (11-ounce) can corn, drained
1/2 cup salsa
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
Sour cream, if desired
Shredded Cheddar cheese; if desired
Heat oven to 350°F. Cut cheese slices into thin strips.
Combine American cheese, 1 cup flour, cornmeal and sugar in medium bowl; stir to mix. Stir in 1/3 cup butter with fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in enough water just until dough forms a ball. Wrap in plastic food wrap; refrigerate.
Melt 1 tablespoon butter in 10-inch skillet until sizzling; add steak pieces. Cook over medium-high heat until browned (2 to 4 minutes). Reduce heat to medium. Add 2 tablespoons flour; stir to coat steak pieces. Add broth, continue cooking until steak pieces are no longer pink and sauce thickens and comes to a boil (3 to 5 minutes). Stir in chopped cheese and all remaining filling ingredients. Continue cooking until heated through (3 to 4 minutes).
Divide pastry dough into 6 equal parts. Pat each piece of dough on floured surface into 4-inch circle. Place about 2/3 cup filling into each of 6 (12-ounce) custard cups or ovenproof bakeware. Place dough circles over filled dishes. Cut several slits in top of crust with sharp knife. Place pies onto ungreased baking sheet; loosely cover with aluminum foil. Bake 30 minutes. Uncover; continue baking for 30 to 35 minutes or until crust is light golden brown. Serve with sour cream and shredded cheese, if desired.
1 tablespoon butter
1 pound lean ground turkey
1 large (1 cup) onion, chopped
1 small (1/2 cup) green bell pepper, chopped
1 rib (1/2 cup) celery, chopped
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
2 (15-ounce) cans kidney beans, undrained
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 to 2 tablespoons chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
6 (3/4-ounce) slices American cheese, cut in half diagonally
Melt butter in 5-quart saucepan until sizzling; add ground turkey, onions, green pepper, celery and garlic. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until meat is browned (10 to 12 minutes). Drain off fat.
Stir in all remaining ingredients except cheese. Continue cooking until mixture comes to a full boil (5 to 8 minutes). Reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, until flavors are blended (30 to 40 minutes). Top each serving with cheese triangles.
This recipe is courtesy of Guy Fieri
- 1 cup vegetable juice (recommended: V-8)
- 1/2 cup vodka
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 tablespoon crushed garlic
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon celery seed
- 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1-pound flank steak
Thoroughly mix all the ingredients except for the flank steak in a 1-gallon zip lock bag. Add the flank steak. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 8 and up to 24 hours.
Preheat the grill to high or heat a skillet over high heat. Remove the flank steak from the marinade and wipe the excess liquid off with paper towels. Grill or pan sear both sides, then lower heat to medium and cook to medium rare.
Let the flanks steak rest, covered, with a clean towel for 5 to 10 minutes. Cut on the bias against the grain and serve.