• Beef,  Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Holidays,  Israeli independence day,  Kosher,  Meat,  Quickies,  Soy Free

    Boom Wow Meat Patties

    These meat patties are so deceiving. They look so humble, they’re so easy to make, but then BAM! you taste them and WOW! The flavor combination is both sophisticated and comforting. I’m pretty sure once you try them you’ll want to keep making them. ***Tip*** Instead of baking soda and water, you can just use soda water, but I never have it at home, plus baking soda is so much cheaper. Ingredients ½ kg. fresh ground beef (I use the breast) 1 cups parsley leaves (no stalks) 1 medium onion 3-4 garlic cloves 1 tsp. baking soda ¼ Tbsp. salt 1-2 tsp. Baharat seasoning 50 gr. unroasted pine nuts ¼-½…

  • Autumn/Fall,  Beef,  Can be prepared in advance,  Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Kosher,  Main courses,  Meat,  Passover,  Pre-preparation required,  Seasonal,  Soy Free,  Spring,  Starters,  Summer,  Winter

    Tunisian Banatages

    Banatages are moist, yummy Tunisian fried potato and meat balls. Like any other regional recipe, there are bound to be a hundred versions of it – this is the way my family likes to make it. The result (in my opinion) is a lighter, airier meat ball. Ingredients Potato Casing 5 large potatoes, peeled and cubed (small cubes) 4 Tbsp. water 2 Tbsp. breadcrumbs (or matzo meal for Passover) or GF breadcrumbs Salt ¼ tsp. Pepper ½ tsp. Turmeric Filling: 1 large onion 1 handful parsley (leaves only) 500 gr. ground beef Salt ½ tsp. Turmeric Coating: Coarse breadcrumbs (or matzo meal for Passover) or coarse GF breadcrumbs (I mixed…

  • Beef,  Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Kosher,  Meat,  Quickies,  Soy Free

    Beef and Mushroom Stew

    Ingredients 1 kg. (2 pounds) beef shoulder roast, cubed or Ossobuco 2 Tbsp. olive oil 2 large onions, sliced into semi-circles 7-8 garlic cloves, crushed 250 gr. fresh mushrooms (Champignon, Portabella, or a mixture), halved ¼ cup Teriyake sauce ¼ cup Balsamic vinegar 2 Tbsp. brown sugar (or silan – date honey) Warm water Salt and pepper to season Preparation In a pressure cooker, brown beef in olive oil on all sides. Remove the beef from the pot. Add the onion and sauté until translucent, while lightly scraping bottom of pot. Add crushed garlic and lightly sauté. Return browned beef with juices to pot and stir. Add the mushrooms and…

  • Beef,  Can be prepared in advance,  Dairy Free,  Dressed to Impress,  Gluten Free,  Kosher,  Main courses,  Meat,  Significant work,  Soy Free

    Roast à la Zadik (Roast Beef with Carrots, Onions and Chestnuts)

    I was thrilled that this recipe won the survey! This is in fact the first recipe I ever developed, before I knew what developing a recipe was. The method of cooking beef in a pressure cooker I learned from my mom, and the method of methodically submerging each slice of beef in the sauce I learned by watching my dad, who did it with the patience only he possesses. I developed this sauce over the years – it has gone through multiple variations and changes until it reached its current (and for me, final) composition. Ingredients 1-1½ kg. (2-3 pounds) beef shoulder roast 4 large carrots, peeled 2 large onions,…

  • Beef,  Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Kosher,  Main courses,  Meat,  Quickies,  Turkey

    Stuffed Artichoke Hearts in Lemon-Turmeric Sauce

    This recipe was born out of a need to reduce calories, but still partake in my mom’s excellent meatballs. So instead of frying and cooking in tomato sauce with string beans, I stuffed artichoke hearts and baked them in a lemony-turmeric sauce, and if I may say so myself: Yum! Ingredients 1 package frozen artichoke hearts For the meatballs: ½ kg (~1 pound) ground beef or turkey (red) 1 medium-sized onion (or ½ of a large one) 1 cup of parsley leaves 2 large eggs (room temperature) 1-2 tbsp breadcrumbs (I use Tami Gluten-free flour)Salt to taste (~½-1 tbsp) For the sauce: ½ cup water Juice from one lemon (about…