Tag Archives: Beef

Frito Pie



After the healthy vegetable panini and feta cheese spread posts that I’ve done lately, it’s time to post something indulgent: a classic Frito pie. I guess the difference between a Frito pie and boat is that boats are in the small bags of Fritos? I don’t know. Anyway, this is a simple chili with some Dubliner cheese (cheddar is fine, or pepper jack) over Fritos.

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Posted by on April 5, 2013 in Appetizer/Snack


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Mom’s Tacos


In honor of moving my blog to it’s own fully self-hosted domain (hooray!) I’m posting another family recipe: my mother’s tacos. Slightly spicy, well seasoned, they’re fantastic. Also, please, PLEASE, do not use premade taco seasoning. It’s way too salty, and making your own is incredibly easy. I recommend using Alton Brown’s recipe.

First, start by browning a pound of ground beef, then pour off all of the excess grease.


Add some salsa, taco seasoning, and a can of spicy (or not, as you prefer) V-8.

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Posted by on January 23, 2013 in Entree


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Boeuf Bourguinon ala Julia Child


So, like probably every food blogger on the planet, I made Boeuf Bourguignon last night. It was for my birthday dinner with friends, and we had some great french onion soup planned, so that seemed like an appropriate main dish. We also watched Julie and Julia, while it cooked. A great evening, and a fantastic dish. I actually did a double batch, for 12 people, so the amounts you will see are doubled. It’s not an extremely difficult dish, exactly, it’s just a very LONG one.

First, preheat the oven to 450°F, then you need to take 6 ounces of bacon and remove the hard rind. I’m honestly not sure this actually matters unless you’re getting unchopped bulk bacon, so use your discretion. Then chop the bacon into lardons, which are sticks 1/4 inch thick and 1 1/2 inches long.


Blanch the bacon and rind (I used two separate pots because you use them in different ways) in boiling water for 10 minutes. Drain and dry the bacon.

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Posted by on December 17, 2012 in Entree


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