Category: Entrees

Ross’ Bacon Burgers

These insanely good bacon burgers pack a ton of chopped bacon right into the burger patty.  Pair with your favorite toppings for unbeatable flavor!

These insanely good bacon burgers packed a ton of chopped bacon right into the burger patty. Pair with your favorite toppings for unbeatable flavor!

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Hello Folks!

Well, fresh off the big announcement from our last post, it would seem hard to come up with anything as significant, but if there’s anything that compete with impending fatherhood for my attention, it’s bacon.  Ok, ok, it’s not really a fair competition, but I’d say bacon is amazing enough of a food to occasionally distract me.

Ain’t No Fakin’ These Bacon Burgers

I’m confident most people have had a burger with bacon on it, and I am likewise confident that most people have the following complaint: there’s not enough!  Oh sure, there’s a slice or two, but despite its assertive flavor, it get’s lost to sheer mass of the bun, patty, and toppings.  Well not today!  Chopped bacon will make up about half the mass of the burger patty in this bacon burger recipe – it’s not just a strip or two slapped on top –  so unless you take some odd, grazing bite, you’ll get a full punch of bacony goodness.

These insanely good bacon burgers packed a ton of chopped bacon right into the burger patty. Pair with your favorite toppings for unbeatable flavor!

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Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup will keep you warm and cozy in the last days of winter.  It’s perfect for a starter or main,with some unexpected spices for maximum flavor!

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup will keep you warm and cozy in the last days of winter. It's perfect for a starter or main,with some unexpected spices for maximum flavor!

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I hear the rest of the country has winter.  Here in Houston, we may have February, but winter it is not.  It was 85 degrees this week.

Does that stop me from eating soup?  Heckkkkkk no!  I love a good soup, mainly because they’re so darn easy to make, and they always make the house smell amazing while they cook.

Take this Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup.  The recipe couldn’t be simpler, and even better, you can make it in advance and freeze it until you’re ready to eat.  Serve it up with some fresh Amish Potato Rolls, and I would call that the perfect winter feast.

Even if it feels like spring….

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup will keep you warm and cozy in the last days of winter. It's perfect for a starter or main,with some unexpected spices for maximum flavor! (more…)

Caramelized Onion and Bacon Tart

Caramelized Onion and Bacon Tart is a hearty, cold-weather appetizer, main dish, or even breakfast! Its savory flavors are balanced by a tangy goat cheese filling.
Caramelized Onion and Bacon Tart is a hearty, cold-weather appetizer, main dish, or even breakfast! Its savory flavors are balanced by a tangy goat cheese filling.

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Winter makes me crave cozy flavors.  I mean, a good hot chocolate is always at the top of my list.  But if you need something savory, it’s hard to beat a Caramelized Onion and Bacon Tart.

That smoky bacon!  Those sweet but meaty onions!  A sprinkle of thyme and basil brighten up the combination, then underneath it all, a goat cheese custard adds the perfect amount of tang.

Caramelized Onion and Bacon Tart is a hearty, cold-weather appetizer, main dish, or even breakfast! Its savory flavors are balanced by a tangy goat cheese filling.

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Argentine Grilled Flank Steak with Salsa Criolla

Argentine Grilled Flank Steak is an easy make-ahead dinner, with a salty-sweet rub that sits on the steak overnight before a quick grilling.  The flavor-packed Salsa Criolla puts it over the top!

Argentine Grilled Flank Steak is an easy make-ahead dinner, with a salty-sweet rub that sits on the steak overnight before a quick grilling.  The flavor-packed Salsa Criolla puts it over the top!

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Flank steak might just be my favorite cut of beef.  I mean, I like a good ribeye, and some preparations of brisket are just divine, but for cooking at home, I just really like flank steak.  I think it’s got great texture and flavor, and it’s perfect for the grill, which is my favorite way to cook, as it doesn’t heat up the house and there isn’t much in the way of dishes.  Even in the winter, you can find me on the deck with my favorite recipes grilling away – and this recipe for Argentine Grilled Flank Steak is definitely one of my favorites.  With the beef, you have a salty-sweet-garlicky rub that combines with the fresh flavors of the Salsa Criolla (the lesser know cousin to Argentine chimichurri) to make an extremely flavorful – and relatively easy – dinner.Argentine Grilled Flank Steak is an easy make-ahead dinner, with a salty-sweet rub that sits on the steak overnight before a quick grilling.  The flavor-packed Salsa Criolla puts it over the top!

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Cheesy Brisket Enchiladas

Cheesy Brisket Enchiladas combine juicy shredded beef with a creamy, cheesy, green chile sauce for a Tex-Mex dinner with maximum flavor!Cheesy Brisket Enchiladas combine juicy shredded beef with a creamy, cheesy, green chile sauce for a Tex-Mex dinner with maximum flavor!

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Say hello to our go-to Tex-Mex recipe: cheesy brisket enchiladas.  And in a household that loves all Tex-Mex, well, you know the go-to must be good.  If you don’t want to go to the trouble of assembling the enchiladas, just use the shredded beef for tacos.  Honestly, we did that at least half a dozen times before actually following through with entire recipe.  Which is kinda weird, because this recipe is pretty darn easy and has lots of options!

  1. You can cook the meat in the oven or slow-cooker.
  2. You can assemble the dish and let sit for a few hours before baking.
  3. You can even freeze these cheesy brisket enchiladas for future meals.

This Tex-Mex is flexible…can we call this meal Tex-Mex-Flex?  I think we can. (more…)