Smash Burger

A while back my son saw a cooking video made by Joshua Weissman that featured the In-N-Out burger. He wanted me to try making the burger. I watched the video and thought it would take me pretty much all day to make it, but I was game!

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Sesame Beef

Sesame beef is a Korean dish that is loaded with flavor but is very easy to make at home. You just need a few standard ingredients and a bit of preparation ahead of time so that the beef can marinate. This is a bit healthier than you might find in an Asian restaurant because it uses less oil and the beef is not deep fried.

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Madras Beef Curry

Last week I was looking through my old cook book of curries from around the world. One of the beef recipes caught my eye. It is called Madras beef curry made with chunky potatoes and peas. This curry sounded very delicious, easy, and simple as it uses ready-made curry paste. I thought I can make some since I had some madras curry powder on hand.

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Mushroom Burger with House Sauce

It seems like there is no end to possible burger recipes, and I wouldn’t bother you with another except this one is pretty unique. My house sauce is probably like nothing you’ve tasted, as it has hints of sriracha and cinnamon as well as other more standard ingredients. As you can tell from the name, this burger has mushrooms, but this is a “blended burger” meaning that the mushrooms get into the burger in a creative way.

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Massaman Curry with Beef

I like all things curry, but I have a special love for curries from Thailand. I’ve only visited that country once, but I’ve come to know its cuisine fairly well because I’ve spent so much time trying their recipes. Thai curries have a sophisticated yet friendly and approachable combination of flavors. Today I will show you how to make Massaman curry with beef. You can get by with using a curry paste from the store, so this is pretty easy to make. It has peanuts and a touch of sweetness so it’s not your typical curry. If you know someone who says “I don’t like curry,” you may change their mind with this one.

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Stir Fry Beef and Broccoli

This week I have been spending a lot of time cleaning up my summer garden and taking care of new fall plantings such as kale, chard, and spring mix. I’ve also been trying to exercise more and cook less. Therefore this blog is about how to spend less time in the kitchen. The recipe we make today is a relatively fast one called beef and broccoli.

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