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MAKES 8 SERVINGS 2 pounds boneless chuck short ribs Salt and pepper 4 ounces clarified butter (see Note) 2 pounds onions, julienned 16 ounces veal or beef stock 12 ounces Belgian-style ale (preferably Goose Island Matilda) 1 tablespoon thyme, chopped 1 bay leaf 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped Pat short ribs dry with paper towels, then season well with salt and pepper. Heat half the butter in a large, heavy-bottomed pan over medium-high heat until hot, almost smoking. Brown short ribs 3 minutes on each side (do not turn too early to give the meat an opportunity … ]]> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 06:04:44 -0600 <![CDATA[ CHILI CON CARNE ]]> Lead story image

MAKES 8 SERVINGS 2 tablespoons canola oil1 pound lean ground beef 1 medium onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 (10-ounce) can tomato soup 1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes 1 (19-ounce) can kidney beans 1 (19-ounce) can chickpeas 1 cup frozen corn 1 (4.5-ounce) can green chiles 2 teaspoons chili powder 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 tablespoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon red pepper flakes In heavy-bottom pot, heat canola oil over medium to high heat. Add ground beef and thoroughly brown. Add onions and garlic; saute until onions are clear. Add tomato soup, diced … ]]> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 08:28:40 -0600 <![CDATA[ TANGY BEEF STEW ]]> Lead story image

MAKES 10 (1-CUP) SERVINGS ¼ cup all-purpose flour½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper 2 pounds stewing beef, cut into 1-inch cubes 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 cup water ½ cup ketchup ¼ cup brown sugar ¼ cup vinegar 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 large onion, chopped ½ green pepper, cut into strips and halved 3 carrots, sliced 3 potatoes, cubed In bowl, combine flour, salt and pepper. Coat beef with flour mixture. In large skillet, heat canola oil and brown meat on all sides. In another bowl, combine water, ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce. Stir into browned meat. … ]]> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 08:28:40 -0600 <![CDATA[ SAVORY MANGO EMPANADAS ]]> Lead story image

MAKES 16 SERVINGS Empanadas:2 tablespoons olive oil 1 small onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced ¾ pound ground beef 2 tablespoons tomato paste ½ teaspoon cumin ½ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon cayenne 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes ¼ cup pimento-stuffed green olives, roughly chopped ½ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese 2 large mangos (about 2 pounds), peeled, pitted and diced 2 packages store-bought pie dough (such as Pillsbury Ready Roll Pie Crust) 1 egg 1 tablespoon water Mango Chimichurri: 1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley ¼ cup fresh cilantro ½ large mango, peeled, pitted and roughly chopped 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar … ]]> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 09:42:31 -0600 <![CDATA[ BUTTERMILK-SOAKED PORK CUTLET SANDWICHES ]]> Lead story image

MAKES 4 SERVINGS Start to finish: 20 minutes, plus marinating 1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin1 cup buttermilk 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Thai red curry paste, divided 1 teaspoon kosher salt 2 cups panko bread crumbs 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar4 burger rolls Boston or other leafy lettuce 1 large tomato, sliced Cut the tenderloin crosswise into thin rounds, each about 1/4 inch thick. One at a time, set each round between sheets of plastic wrap and pound evenly thin using a meat mallet or rolling pin. In medium bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, 1 … ]]> Sun, 13 Jan 2013 06:03:51 -0600 <![CDATA[ ROSEMARY-CIDER BRINED EASTER PORK ]]>

Start to finish: 26 hours (1 hour active) MAKES 8 SERVINGS 1/4 cup kosher salt 1/4 cup packed brown sugar2 cups apple cider 1 bunch fresh rosemary 1 bunch fresh thyme 1 teaspoon chili powder 4 pound pork loin roast 1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the salt, brown sugar, cider, rosemary, thyme and chili powder. Stir just until the sugar and salt dissolve. Cool completely. In a large zip-close plastic bag, combine the pork loin and the brine solution. Squeeze out any air and seal the bag shut. Place in a … ]]> Sat, 05 May 2012 08:03:32 -0600 <![CDATA[ TEXAS BOWL OF RED CHILI ]]>

MAKES 8 SERVINGS 1 pound ground sirloin 1 pound ground chuck2 large yellow onions, finely chopped 1 (12-ounce) bottle Lone Star or Corona beer 2 (10-ounce) cans chopped tomatoes with chili peppers 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon dry oregano leaves 1 tablespoon garlic powder 2 teaspoons kosher salt (or more to taste) 1 tablespoon ancho chili powder 1 tablespoon New Mexi can chili powder 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional) Heat a large, heavy-bottomed stockpot over medium-high. Add the sirloin, chuck and onions and cook for 15 minutes, or until the meat … ]]> Fri, 02 Mar 2012 08:02:02 -0600 <![CDATA[ PUMPKIN-ROASTED RED PEPPER CHILI ]]>

MAKES 6 SERVINGS 2 medium yellow onions, quartered1 (16-ounce jar) roasted red peppers, drained 1 (15-ounce) can   pumpkin puree 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste 2 pounds ground bison 1 pound boneless pork ribs, roughly chopped 2 cups chicken broth 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon ground   cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/4 teaspoon chili powder Salt and ground black pepper In a blender or food processor, combine the onions, roasted red peppers, pumpkin and tomato paste. Puree until smooth. Set aside. Heat a large stockpot over medium-high. Add the bison and pork … ]]> Tue, 10 Jan 2012 15:22:29 -0600 <![CDATA[ Bean-and-beef enchilada casserole ]]> Lead story image

MAKES 6 SERVINGS Non-stick cooking spray8 ounces extra-lean ground beef ½ cup (1 medium) chopped onion 1 teaspoon chili powder ½ teaspoon ground cumin 1 (15-ounce) can  no-salt-added pinto  beans, rinsed, drained 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chile peppers, undrained 1 (8-ounce) carton light sour cream 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour ¼ teaspoon garlic powder8 (6-inch) corn tortillas 1 (10-ounce) can   enchilada sauce Garnishes 1 cup (4 ounces)  reduced-fat shredded   Cheddar cheese Snipped fresh cilantro (optional) Lightly coat 2-quart rectangular baking dish with cooking spray; set aside. In large skillet, cook ground beef and onion over medium-high heat until meat is brown and onion is tender, using wooden spoon to break … ]]> Sun, 05 Feb 2012 08:02:42 -0600