Cuisine: Beef

Ikea Swedish Meatballs with Cream Sauce

The largest IKEA in the United States just opened in Los Angeles. It’s absolutely massive. They almost need to put in a trolley! This is about their iconic Swedish meatballs and the beauty of it is that you can buy them frozen after you buy your GRÖNKULLA, FLÄRDFULL, SMÖRBOLL and (I always buy) their paper napkins. I know a lot of people that do not live near an IKEA, so here is a recipe to make them yourself.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Steak Fajita Skillet

This Steak Fajita Skillet is so easy and good. It's super cheesy and made in under 30 minutes! "Fajita" literally translates to "little skirts" or "little bands.The key is to not trim off too much of the fat that covers one side of the steak. They'll melt into the cracks as the meat cooks, making each bite juicier and tastier.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Japanese Beef Marinade

This easy Japanese Beef Marinade uses miso paste, which is made from soy, barley and rice, and has a strong, savory umami taste. I always have miso paste in my refrigerator.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Yields: 6 - 8 Servings

Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Caramelized Shallots & Red Wine

Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Caramelized Shallots & Red Wine is definitely a recipe that will impress your dinner guests. The meat is extremely tender and the shallot red wine sauce is divine.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Skillet Lasagna

Lasagna, in general, is too much work. I do not like to make it and rarely do it. This Skillet Lasagna is WAY easier and just as good. It's all done in one skillet and ready in about 30 minutes.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yields: 6 - 8 Servings

Beef With Red Wine Sauce

Beef with Red Wine Sauce is an easy dinner all done in a slow cooker. This beef is flavored with gravy and mushrooms, and is hearty and filling. Serve it over buttered noodles or mashed potatoes.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Skillet Chili Mac

Chili mac (sometimes referred to as American chop suey, beef-a-roni, Cincinnati chili, goulash, Johnny Marzetti, macaroni and beef, and Midwest chili) is a dish prepared using chili and macaroni or spaghetti, which is often topped or intermingled with cheese. This Skillet Chili Mac is one of our family favorites.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Slow-Cooker Carne Guisada

This Slow-Cooker Carne Guisada is really good for tacos. The meat gets incredibly tender.Carne Guisada is stewed beef in a spiced gravy.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • Yields: 10 Servings

Beef Tamales with Red Chili Sauce

Every Christmas eve my mother-in-law served tamales and albondigas soup. She got her tamales from a local source in East Los Angeles. My friend asked if I wanted to make tamales with her. Absolutely! We corralled another friend, who actually knows what she’s doing and my daughter. We each brought our own filling. I made beef and we also had pork and chicken. I had made tamales in the past, but only one dozen. This time, we made 150! My friend said that you have to take a shot after every dozen is completed! Given that it was 10 am when we started, I only did 2 shots, and then there were those mimosas…. It was so much fun, that I want to do it every year.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 1 hr
  • Cook: 4 hrs 30 mins
  • Yields: Makes 3 dozen

Slow-Roasted Filet of Beef and Basil Parmesan Mayonnaise

This Slow-Roasted Filet of Beef and Basil Parmesan Mayonnaise is very easy to prepare and will impress your dinner guests. The Basil Parmesan Mayo makes it.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr 30 mins
  • Yields: 6 - 8 Servings