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One of my family’s favorite recipes and one of the first recipes I ever wrote is Beef Wellington. So when someone said something about craving it recently, in spite of the heat, I wondered if I could satisfy the craving without the production. Laura’s Lean Beef Fully Cooked Pot Roast came to the rescue. Leftovers from that dinner, from some cooked mushrooms and a tiny bit of puff pastry came together for this little treat of a snack. I used … continued…

Beef Wellington Bites
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I love the ease of this savory and satisfying dish–Slice off pieces of steak and pound them as thin as possible between 2 pieces of plastic wrap. Then, marinate and grill quickly. Prep time: about 10 minutes (add 3 hours marinating beef) Cook time: About 6 minutes Serves 6   1 1/2 pounds (24 ounces) Laura’s Lean Beef Eye of Round steak sliced into 6 thin pieces and pounded thin Juice of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 cup … continued…

Eye of Round
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I love Indian food, and I had made up a filling for little turnovers (samosas) that I would describe as curried mashed potatoes. It’s such a warm, satisfying taste. I decided to try using the filling as an ingredient for meatballs. The results, with warmed mango chutney as a glaze, were a huge hit in my house. Sounds exotic, but these ingredients, even ready-to-use minced ginger, if you don’t want to chop your own– are all easy to find in … continued…

Samosa Meatballs
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As the burgers cook, the scent of the cedar wafts up and around the grill, making everyone’s mouth water with hunger. There is so much flavor here, that I don’t like to mask it with any sort of roll, but for the purists at heart, feel free. Just enjoy. (I’d like to try it with smoked gouda cheese next time to make it a ‘triple-smoked’ burger (liquid smoke, cedar smoke and smoked cheese). Don’t forego the grilled, smoked onions–they are … continued…

Cedar Smoked Burgers
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A lightly spiced, slightly sweet rub that makes a great steak, taste even greater. Prep time: 5 minutes Makes about 1/2 cup dry rub (Enough for four, 16-ounce steaks – 1.5 tablespoons per steak)       1/4 cup mild chili powder 1 tablespoon light brown sugar 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder 1/2 teaspoon celery salt 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder   Mix all ingredients together. To use, press 2 tablespoons of rub into each steak, covering … continued…

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I wanted to call these fajita quesadillas, but one of my tasters (rightly) pointed out that there isn’t enough cheese to push these into the realm of quesadillas. That said, that same taster devoured every crumb of these dinner treats, even though the tortillas are not sandwiching mounds of melted cheese. Clean plates mean a real hit. If you want to, cook the steak and the onion/pepper mix ahead of time so that all you have to do when it’s … continued…

Sirloin Fajita Stacks
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Here’s what I had: eye of round, some basil, fresh mozzarella and tomato. Next I knew, I had a hot “caprese” cheesesteak sandwich in hand. This uses simple ingredients, everything goes onto the grill, the kitchen stays cool and everyone is happy.   Prep time: 5 minutes plus about 1 hour for marinating Cook time: About 6 minutes Serves 4   12 ounces Laura’s Lean Beef Eye of Round steak, thinly sliced and pounded thin 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil … continued…

caprese cheesesteak sandwich
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I love garlic — it appears in a lot of my recipes, I know. Caesar salad combines that garlic flavor with another favorite, Parmesan cheese. I may be gilding the lily a bit with the garlic toast burger buns, but what can I say? It works.   1 pound Laura’s 96% Lean Ground Sirloin Salt and Pepper to taste Sprinkle of garlic powder 4 rolls sliced open 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 clove garlic, peeled 4 tablespoons creamy Caesar dressing … continued…

Ceasar Burger
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I was inspired to try this on beef when I saw a friend use the same preparation for pork tenderloin. I finished it slightly different, but I still love the results. The onions and mushrooms to finish this are cooked in the same skillet while the roast rests before cutting. (Note: This makes awesome roast beef for sandwiches the next day.) Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: About 45 minutes Serves 6   1 (1.5 pound) Laura’s Lean Beef Eye … continued…

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I love mixing fruit flavors with mustard – especially with fruit that is coming into season. If you are lucky, you’ve already gotten to enjoy some early peaches. I gave the flank steak a similar treatment to cooking brisket, but faster. If you want to really play on the peach theme, grill or broil some fresh peach halves to serve alongside of the steak. Prep time: about 5 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Serves 6   1 Laura’s Lean Beef … continued…

Flank Steak with Mustard and Peach
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