Tag Archives: Meat

never let me down. [chile-rubbed short ribs w. cilantro oil]

January 26th, 2015 by | comments


My brother, Andy, gave me Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill cookbook for Christmas and I’ve already made a handful of recipes from the book. Needless to say, I’m obsessed. Everything has been incredible so far, including the meal that I made on NYE. This short rib recipe didn’t let me down either–it was deeeelicious! I decided to make some cilantro oil as well, to give the dish a pop of color.

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grandma’s cooking. [meatloaf w. sweet picante sauce]

February 11th, 2011 by | comments


By Grandma

A hearty, home cooked meal is one of my favorites aspects of living at home. It’s definitely something I’m going to miss when I move into my new apartment. One meal in particular that comes to mind is my great, great grandma’s meat loaf recipe. I ask my grandma to cook it every time she visits California, as she makes it better than anyone else.

Although simple and non-labor intensive, I have yet to taste a meat loaf recipe that I’ve enjoyed as much as this one—my favorite part being the sweet picante sauce on top. My grandma typically doubles the sauce because we never feel as though there’s enough. I wouldn’t even mind if she tripled the sauce. It’s that delicious.

I thought it only fitting to feature my grandma’s more than restaurant worthy meat loaf on my website. :)

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move over beef. [turkey burgers w. sun-dried tomato mayonnaise]

August 12th, 2010 by | comments

It’s all about the turkey in this recipe. I absolutely love cooking these quick and easy turkey burgers. I’d say they definitely give an In-n-Out or Five Guys burger a run for its money. With an equal amount of flavor, why not opt for the healthier alternative? Although, once you add the cheddar cheese and sun-dried tomato mayonnaise, it somewhat defeats the healthy aspect, but there’s no doubt it boosts the flavor tenfold. The succulent vinegar-infused sauce is guaranteed to titillate your taste buds—and it’s a strong competitor with the In-n-Out “special sauce.”

I usually make mini turkey burgers, but decided to make regular-sized patties the other night. The mini burgers, however, are the perfect dinner party appetizer. They’re just like sliders you would order at a restaurant.

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