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The chunkiest boiled beef and vegetables soup

The beef was simmered on Friday, cooled in its broth then chilled in the fridge. On Saturday, I made macaroni salad -- one batch with chicken and another batch without for my vegetarian daughter.Sunday at noon, I took the meat out of the fridge, cut the meat into cubes … [Read more...]

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Beef pares

The post about rice toppings got me thinking a lot about the times I’ve enjoyed steaming bowls of rice and tender boiled beef topped with lots of toasted garlic and chopped onion leaves. Pares, literally "pair", means the combination of rice and beef. In Philippine eateries, … [Read more...]

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Osso buco, Asian style

Osso buco, or ossobuco, literally translates to "bone hole" which refers to the center bone of the cross-cut of shank with the marrow inside. In culinary tradition, osso buco refers to a Milanese specialty dish that consists of a cross cut of veal shank, bone in, braised … [Read more...]

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Beef hofan

Alex has a thing for beef hofan. She's obsessed with it. It was the only dish that she asked for when she got sick over the holidays (we didn't give her any because her digestive system went on vacation); it's one of about five dishes that she craves when she is feeling … [Read more...]

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Slow cooker Asian-style glazed beef ribs

Just multiply the amount of ingredients and you've got a party-perfect dish that can be prepared a day or two ahead. In fact, this braised beef dish with barbecue sauce-style glaze benefits from the early preparation as the beef gets more time to soak up all the goodness of … [Read more...]

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Cheesesteak burritos

There is a story that goes with this recipe that has to do with lying. You can click the link if you want to read it. Right now, this is about cheesesteak burritos and it is no lie when I say that the idea came into my head in a never-ending attempt to give new twists to old … [Read more...]

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My corned beef sandwich recipe

I've always thought that ham sandwich was the epitome of comfort food, sandwich version, but I've changed my mind. About 80 percent of the corned beef that I made went straight between slices of bread. I really need to make space inside the fridge so that I can brine more … [Read more...]

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Corned beef and vegetables salad with mango dressing

Having successfully made corned beef at home, I started thinking of the many ways to serve it. Not that it wouldn't have gotten consumed completely just by slicing and piling between slices of bread. But, you know, I wanted to get more creative than that.It is very usual … [Read more...]

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Homemade corned beef recipe

No, there is no corn in corned beef. And, contrary to what I had been led to believe in the past, corned beef is not made from the meat of corn-fed cows.Corned beef is salt-cured beef. The "corned" part is more historical than literal because corn, in olden times and … [Read more...]

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Skewered ox / beef tripe a la tempura

I'd call it a satay because the tripe strips were skewered. But the tripe was fried, not grilled, so the dish cannot really qualify as a satay. The tripe strips were also dipped in batter before frying and that makes the dish very similar to tempura. And since I have no idea … [Read more...]