Category Archives: Beef

Drunken Steak Tacos with Chipotle Salsa

Drunken Steak Tacos with Chipotle Salsa

The steak in this recipe is marinated in beer for hours, hence the “drunken” title.  We came across the recipe in the latest issue of Bon Appetite magazine and gave it a try with some Simple Celebration tweaking.  How about making tonight a taco night?  First, open a beer (off to a good start?). 1…Continue Reading

Healthy Lime Marinated Grilled Flank Steak

Healthy Lime Marinated Grilled Flank Steak

  What makes this recipe healthy?  It contains no oils.  The bold flavors of lime juice, soy sauce and vegetables/herbs give it great taste.   Purchase more steak than you will use for one night’s dinner because the leftovers make great steak fajitas or quesadillas for lunch.  Hint – when marinating with lime juice, do not…Continue Reading

Something to Eat Before Tick or Treat?

Something to Eat Before Tick or Treat?

In just a few days, the kids will be running out of the house to trick or treat.  Let’s get something in their bellies before they stuff themselves silly with every piece of candy they get their hands on.  A simple menu of pigs-in-the-blanket served along with raw vegetables and ranch dressing for dipping should…Continue Reading

Dry Rubbed Spicy Skirt Steak

Dry Rubbed Spicy Skirt Steak

Skirt steak is long, flat, and prized for its flavor rather than tenderness which is why it is important not to overcook this cut of meat.  Use the rub recipe below and your steak dinner will be full of melt-in-your-mouth goodness! 1 1/2 pound skirt steak (cut in four pieces to make grilling easy and…Continue Reading

Tasty (and Easy) Beef Pies

Tasty (and Easy) Beef Pies

These pies are just the perfect size for dinner and elegant enough for a party.  Because you are using puff pastry you don’t even need to make your own crust.  We placed the puff pastry just on the top of the dish instead of lining the dish with pastry for a much lighter dinner. 1…Continue Reading

Gourmet Meatloaf?  Yes, and You Will LOVE It!

Gourmet Meatloaf? Yes, and You Will LOVE It!

Let’s face it, the words “meatloaf” and “gourmet” rarely appear in the same sentence, but The Simple Celebration has done it!  We have come up with a gourmet meatloaf recipe which calls for chipotle chills and fresh herbs bringing this comfort food entrée to a whole new level of goodness.  Everyone knows the best part…Continue Reading

Fajitas – Great Use of Leftovers!

Fajitas – Great Use of Leftovers!

If you have left over chicken, flank steak or even pork tenderloin, get another meal out of them by making fajitas.  This is an easy lunch or serve them for dinner along with yellow rice.  Another simple, delicious recipe which is great for summer time – no oven required! Leftover meat, sliced in thin strips…Continue Reading

Gingered Flank Steak

Gingered Flank Steak

It’s all in the marinade.  This steak will melt in your mouth with an unbelievable amount of flavor.  Our pictured corn and pepper side dish will be on Wednesday’s blog – you will love it! 3 pounds flank steak Marinade: 1/4 c. mirin (an Asian sweet cooking rice wine) 1/4 c. soy sauce 1/2 c.…Continue Reading

Make Tonight a Sloppy Joe Night

Make Tonight a Sloppy Joe Night

This time of year, or really any time, dinner can be a daunting task.  Here is a recipe that is easy, tasty, and ready in no time.  Double the recipe and freeze half to have after a night of shopping, wrapping, decorating, or when it’s just one of those nights where the thought of cooking dinner…Continue Reading

Contemporary Beef Stew

Contemporary Beef Stew

Cinnamon and cloves in a beef stew recipe?  Absolutely!  Prepare this updated version of beef stew and your home will be filled with a wonderful aroma and your family and friends will be filled with a delicious, hearty meal.  This isn’t your grandmother’s beef stew … Marinade 4 pounds boneless beef chuck, cut into 2…Continue Reading

Savory Flank Steak Salad

Savory Flank Steak Salad

Another low calorie, delicious recipe from A Simple Celebration!  This dish is great to serve for a family dinner or a dinner party. 1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger 4 minced garlic cloves 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 1/2 cup chopped cilantro 1 pound flank steak, sliced at an angle in 1/4…Continue Reading