Category Archives: Meat

Ground Meat Kebabs with Fresh Herbs

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In February 2010, Marvin and I took a Valentine’s trip to Southern Spain and Morocco. Our main objective was the Festival de Jarez – a month-long celebration of all things flamenco in the Andalusian town,  Jarez de la Frontera.  We … Continue reading

Spicy Pork & Sweet Potato Stew

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Happy Sunday evening to you! What’s for dinner at your house tonight? We’ll be eating this… an easy-to-make, Spicy Pork & Sweet Potato Stew. Savory, tender pork, chunks of sweet potato and flavorful hominy in a spicy, smokey broth. Give … Continue reading

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Lyn’s Pork Adobo

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  Lyn made a bunch of yummy Filipino dishes for us last week and the first one I want to share with you is Pork Adobo. Like curry in India, there are countless recipes for adobo in the Philippines and families … Continue reading

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A Great Steak & Grilling Tips for Success.

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Last weekend, Joy, Toby, Marvin & I sat down to a fantastic Steakhouse Dinner at Home. We feasted on all of our steakhouse favorites like creamed spinach, crab cakes, and steakhouse corn – but the real star of the the … Continue reading

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Chile Lime Pork with Carrot-Lime Escabeche

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Have you ever participated in a recipe exchange? They are a lot like the chain letters we used to try to avoid in the 80′s (and probably long before that!). With the advent of e-mail came the “send this to … Continue reading

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Quick and Easy Korean Beef

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I’m pretty sure I’ve told you that I was born in Korea – right? And, I can make Bulgogi to prove it So, you can imagine that as I scroll through my favorite foodie blogs from day-to-day, I’m very attracted … Continue reading

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Lamb Shepard’s Pie

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St. Patrick’s Day is just a few days away. Usually I make corned beef and cabbage to celebrate – it’s kind of a family tradition and I’d always assumed we ate corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day because … Continue reading

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Brisket with Tzimmes & A Love Story

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Marvin is such a romantic. And a great story-teller. Anyone who has ever shared a bottle of wine with my husband knows what I am talking about. For the rest of you, just take my word on this one. One … Continue reading

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Apple Cider Pulled Pork

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Last Thursday I received a box of apples from our friends at Stemilt Fruit Company in Wenatchee (thanks, Brianna!!). These were no ordinary apples, but a beautiful new variety called Piñata. A cross between Golden Delicious and two heirloom varieties, … Continue reading

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Korean Style Beef Wraps

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Hello and Happy New Year, everyone! Yesterday I said goodbye to my sister and my two beautiful nieces… time for them to head back to Japan after our two weeks of holiday fun. And, time for me to get back … Continue reading

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Easy Beef Bourguignon

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Beef Bourguignon is a classic French dish and, like many French dishes, it’s got a great name. Beef Bourguignon sounds so much more elegant than beef stew. But, honestly, Beef Bourguignon is a stew – an absolutely delicious one, made … Continue reading

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Slow-Cooker Weeknight Chili

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People often ask me how Mary and I work together. “Do you have meetings to plan your posts? Do you have everything on a shared calendar? Do you get along?” The answer to all of those is “YES!”. Listen. We’re … Continue reading

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Thai Steak Salad

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This salad recipe is for my friend, Travis. A few weeks ago, Travis spent the night at our house. We sat around in the evening drinking wine and talking, and, as often happens in  conversations with me, the subject turned … Continue reading

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Steak Tacos with Pico de Gallo

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It’s here! That time of year where we all get back to a schedule. The days get a little more hectic and we find ourselves realizing that planning ahead and getting organized is the key to sanity. Isn’t it funny … Continue reading

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“Chicago-style” Hot Dogs

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“Hat dawg, please, and drag it thru da garden!”  Now that’s how you order a “Chicago-style” hot dog in the Windy City.  I grew up there, and this is my favorite way to celebrate the Fourth of July.  I have … Continue reading

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Rice Vermicelli Salad with Spicy Korean Grilled Pork

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Remember that Spicy Korean Grilled Pork from last week?  Well, look what happened to the left-overs!  This Rice Vermicelli Salad with Spicy Korean Grilled Pork is light and refreshing, yet satisfying with the addition of the pork.  Let me just … Continue reading

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Spicy Korean Grilled Pork

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“I was born in Seoul, Korea!” I happily exclaimed to the man behind the counter.  I was enjoying an authentic beef Bulgogi and thought I’d try to impress the owner of this restaurant.  I went on to impress (not!) by … Continue reading

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Caramelized Onion Burger Stuffed with Blue Cheese

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My new favorite creation is this Caramelized Onion Burger stuffed with Blue Cheese. Yes, the Arugula, Edamame & Fennel Salad I made earlier this week was pretty delicious, but this burger was just crazy good. I wanted to make stuffed … Continue reading

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Guinness Marinated Flank Steak

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Guinness Marinated Flank Steak Print Recipe type: Main Dish, Meat Author: A Passionate Plate Ingredients 2 lb. flank steak, trimmed of excess fat 14.5 oz. bottle of Guinness beer 1 large red onion, peeled and sliced into ½ inch rounds … Continue reading

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Easy Tagine-Style Lamb Stew

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If I owned a restaurant, this would be on the menu. And, I would tell you to order it. Why? Because Easy Tagine-Style Lamb Stew is the most delicious lamb stew I have ever made.  Bite sized pieces of lamb … Continue reading

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Juicy Pork Dumplings

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JOY: The Juicy Pork Dumplings at Din Tai Fung are little bites of heaven. Wouldn’t it be cool if we could figure out how to make them ourselves? MARY: Seriously? I don’t know… wouldn’t it be easier to just go … Continue reading

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Brandy Green Peppercorn Sauce

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Hel-lo!  Once you try this sauce, you might not enjoy a steak any other way.  We’ve been making this sauce on special occasions for over 20 years now, and it’s only for very special friends that we actually divulge our … Continue reading

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Bacon, Tomato & Kale Pizza

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This is a bacon pizza. That’s right – Crispy, smokey, salty, bacony goodness… with juicy tomatoes, sharp and flavorful Pecorino Romano cheese,  and vitamin-charged dinosaur kale. Bacon pizza. Need I say more? I don’t think so. -Mary Bacon, Tomato & … Continue reading

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