Posts Tagged‘Beef’

Roman Rice Balls

A long time ago I came across a recipe from Mario Batali for Suppli al Telefono – Stuffed Rice Balls.  On a whim I decided to give them a shot and they quickly turned into a family favorite.   They are not hard to make but they are a bit time intensive and can be messy to create.  Ingredients 3/4 cup dried chopped mushrooms 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 1/2 cups Arborio rice 2 cups beef stock 3 tablespoons plus 1 tablespoon butter 5 eggs 2/3 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano 1 onion, chopped 7 ounces ground beef Salt and freshly ground…

Light and Easy Kefta Meatballs

I usually prepare a big iftar meal for my husband during Ramadan.  We would eat plenty of haraira, briouats and other tasty traditional Moroccan dishes.  This year I’m alone and going through all that trouble just doesn’t make a lot of sense.  Instead I’m opting for light and healthy meals.  This was one of those meals.  Basic.  Kefta meatballs in tomato sauce, diced mangos, avocados, a cucumber and yellow tomatoes.  No dressing, just healthy, yummy summer goodness.  The meatballs were especially good.  They weren’t as heavy as most meatballs and I add some cayenne pepper for an extra zing. Kefta…

beef and apricot tajine

Tajine of Beef and Apricots

*waves* Hi there!  Remember me?  Probably not it’s been so long since I’ve come by!  It’s been busy around here and the kitchen is the last place that I’ve been.  You see my husband and kids have gone home to Morocco for a few weeks (7 actually), and I’ve been like a bee getting everything together for their trip.  Who knew it could be so much work?  I wish I could say that I was going to – I still think a research trip is in order!  Do they make travel grants for researching blog writers?   Now however, I…

Beef and Artichoke Tajine

The sun has finally shown here for more than two consecutive days and I am wavering on the possibility that it just might be summer time….or spring at least…I’m not sure.  I’ve been seeing so many artichoke recipes lately that it was making me tear up just thinking about places where they were already in season when all I was getting here was some rhubarb and early lettuce.  Lucky for me I found some frozen artichoke hearts in the organic frozen foods and snagged a box. Here was my dilemma going into this..do I really like artichokes?  I like spinach…

A Moroccan Chili

Soup(s) are not big in our house.  At least they never seemed to be but lately I’ve been hitting on something that is appealing.  I had a bunch of dried beans in the cupboard and was really craving soup – actually I was craving Pasta e Fagoli, you know the kind from Olive Garden with those tasty buttery garlicky breadsticks?  If I went for the soup I’d end up eating half my weight in bread and that’s just not in the cards.  So instead I came up with this recipe.  It’s a bit of an adaption of harira but a bit more…

Slow Cooker Tajine with White Beans

Slow Cooker Tajine with White Beans

Our schedule has been getting consistently busier as my boys are getting older so I’ve had to start playing with the slow cooker a bit.  A few weeks ago I tried another recipe without telling the family that I made it in the slow cooker (they tend to be slow cooker-phobic).  They really liked it so I plan to use it a lot more.  Last night was swimming class and around 3pm I threw this in.     Slow Cooker Tajine with Beef and White Beans Ingredients 2 tsp vegetable oil handful of italian parsley finely chopped 1 tsp chopped…

Beef Tajine with Cauliflower

I have been working on getting this post up for sometime.  It’s been longer between posts than I would really like and I hope to change that.  I miss my kitchen!  This recipe I originally found in Couscous and Other Good Food from Morocco by Paula Wolfert. If you’re serious about Moroccan food you need to own this cookbook.  I loved reading it!  (Yes I do read cookbooks!).  You can find the original recipe in her book, but I made a few changes.  One of my favorite new kitchen tools is a steamer that sits right into a pan.  I…

Moroccan Mini Meatloafs and Spicy Smashed Potatoes

Moroccan Mini Meatloafs and Spicy Smashed Potatoes

I started getting Food Network magazine around Christmas time and really enjoy reading it.  I have found most of the recipes to be fairly basic but fun to look at and figure out ways to change them up.  In the December issue there was a recipe for Skillet Meatloaf and I decided to take that and mix it up a little bit.   This recipe is a bit like a deconstructed briouat.    Ingredients: 1 lb ground beef  1 egg  1/2 c bread crumbs  1 tbsp salt and pepper 2 tbsp cumin  1 tsp hot paprika 1 tbsp garlic powder…