Cuisine: Beef

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

Spaghetti Pie

Spaghetti Pie is an old family favorite of our friend Carol Stephens—sadly now gone but NOT forgotten—who served this to her large family in their farmhouse in the English countryside. It is traditionally cooked in a casserole dish (we always use a large soufflé dish) and served with ketchup, as there is no tomato sauce in this—it is spaghetti, minced beef, onions, parsley and cheese bound together with milk and egg (a twist of nutmeg is a must, and a bit of garlic and sautéed mushrooms are great in it, too. Cooking it in a bundt pan and cutting slices of it is a great improvement (we hope Carol would think so!).

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yields: 6 - 8 Servings

Green Chile Frito Pie

Frito pie is traditionally chili meat, cheese poured into a snack-sized sack of Frito chips cut open sideways. This recipe is more of a bowl. I had it at the Plaza Café in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It was probably one of the best things I eaten in a long time. I have always been a fan of green Hatch chilies. This Green Chili Frito Pie was so good and VERY spicy, just they way I like it!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr 15 mins
  • Yields: 6 - 8 Servings

Hungarian Goulash

This is a super simple, but very delicious Hungarian Goulash. It uses three basic ingredients: equal parts beef and onions, and a healthy dose of paprika.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr 30 mins
  • Yields: 10 Servings