Meat archives – poppop cooks

A long long time ago when Gammy and were out on our first date I wanted to impress her so I took her to the fanciest, snootiest restaurant that I could find.

Even though she had grown up on a farm she had never heard of “Filet Mignon”. Recipe for swiss steak in crock pot I wanted to impress her with my sophistication and worldly knowledge – yeah right – so I convinced her to try Filet Mignon. Recipe for cube steak in crock pot I just told her that it was a “high class” kind of steak that I liked.

She said, “Ok, I’ll try something new. Recipe for flank steak in crock pot I’m here with you aren’t I?”

When the waiter took her order and asked how she would like it she said, “I’d like it rare, please.”

We joked through a few double entendres about “rare” and how she would like it as we enjoyed our wine.


In my efforts to impress her I had ordered a good Italian pinot noir.

“Wow, this is good! I’ve never had wine before. Recipe for round steak and mushrooms Just beer and sometimes a little bourbon.”

Since that first date we have always shared a bottle of wine with our dinners.

When our filet mignons were served she said, “Oh, it’s beef tenderloin steak”.

Still to this day, almost 40 years later, on our “date nights” we just about always have Filet Mignon accompanied by a good Italian red wine.

I’ve done our Filet Mignon a lot of different ways. Recipe for steak and mushroom pie From just pan seared with salt and pepper to pizzaiola and everything in between.

What makes this way so good is the butter mixture that you will use to cook the steaks in and also top them with as you serve them.

Take your steaks out of the fridge and let them get closer to room temperature while you put together your butter mixture.

And for that butter mixture cut a half stick of butter into pads and put the pads on your cutting board.

Put the parsley, garlic, lemon zest, dried basil, cayenne pepper and grated parmesan on top of the butter and……

……using a table knife or a small spatula smash it and mix it all together. Recipe for steak and mushroom sauce Then form it into a kinda mini loaf of bread shape.

I learned this recipe a long time ago working at a fancy restaurant while still in high school. Recipe for steak and mushroom pie with puff pastry The chef would have me mix up the butter mixture and put it in ice cube trays and freeze them. Recipes for pork steaks cooked in the oven So then they would be waiting for us during the busy dinner hours.

Put a skillet on at medium high and swirl in just about a tablespoon of olive oil and plunk in about a third of the butter mixture.

While the skillet is getting hot generously salt and pepper both sides of the filets.

When the oil and butter have stopped acting up and leveled out put in the steaks. Steak taco recipe crock pot The butter and oil will foam up again but that’s ok.

Cook the steaks about 3 minutes a side then test them. Recipes for baking steak in the oven When the steaks are just starting to get firm or they read 130° on an instant read meat thermometer they are rare. Recipe ideas for steak pieces When they are definitely firm to a poke and read 165° they are well done. Recipe for steak and kidney pie with puff pastry The in-betweens will give you medium rare, medium and medium well. Recipe for scottish steak pie with puff pastry I’m sure that your meat thermometer has the temperatures for all of the different meats listed on it.

Serve up your Filet Mignon steaks and top them with pads of the butter mixture and the liquid from the skillet.

Some of Poppop’s easy homemade bread to dip in those juices is just about a must and for old times sake we had a real good bottle of Italian Pinot Noir with our Date Night Filet Mignon.

Take your steaks out of the fridge and let them get closer to room temperature while you put together your butter mixture.

And for that butter mixture cut a half stick of butter into pads and put the pads on your cutting board.

Put the parsley, garlic, lemon zest, dried basil, grated parmesan and cayenne pepper on top of the butter and using a table knife or a small spatula mix it all together and form it into a kinda mini loaf of bread shape.

Put skillet on at medium high and swirl in just about a tablespoon of olive oil and plunk in about a third of the butter mixture.

While the skillet is getting hot generously salt and pepper both sides of the filets.

When the oil and butter have stopped acting up and leveled out put in the steaks. Recipe for steak and guinness pie with puff pastry The butter and oil will foam up again but that’s ok.

Cook the steaks about 3 minutes a side and test them. Philly cheesesteak egg rolls bopngrill When the steaks are just starting to get firm or they read 130° on an instant read meat thermometer they are rare. Steak sandwich jamie oliver 30 minute meals When they are definitely firm to a poke and read 165° they are well done. Recipe for steak and kidney pie gordon ramsay The in-betweens will give you medium rare, medium and medium well. Recipe for pepper steak pie filling I’m sure that your meat thermometer has the temperatures listed on it or they came with it on paper.

Baked Pork Chops Dinner is all in One Pan and.. Recipe for steak and ale pie jamie oliver …30 minutes, total. Recipes for steak pieces Oh yeah, and real good.

I was in the grocery store picking up some wine – of course – and looking around for something a little different for supper. Recipe for steak and kidney pie with shortcrust pastry When I spied these real thick, bone in, pork loin chops.

I had a couple little chores to do so I bought what I needed to put together this one pan dinner that would just go in the oven and free me up for a little while.

I bet you find yourself in that kind of crunch sometimes too.

I picked out veggies that would take the same time to cook that the thick pork chops would and heres what the product of my chopping, olive oiling and salt and peppering looked like. Recipe for steak and ale pie with shortcrust pastry I did sprinkle a little paprika on the potatoes and a little grated parmesan on the pork chops.

You could use a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and sprayed or wiped with olive oil. Recipe steak pie jamie oliver Or, a nonstick one like you see in the pic.

In the pursuit of quick and easy I got the pre trimmed and washed string beans in produce and the pre peeled and cut potatoes in frozen . Recipe for steak and ale pie with puff pastry The onion and the pepper were the only cutting up that I had to do.

It went into a 475° oven for twenty minutes and our Baked Pork Chops Dinner all was cooked and ready.

I didn’t get all my honeydos finished but a nice dinner with my honey and that bottle of Pinot Noir that I had grabbed at the store all made for a real good evening.

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray or wipe with olive oil.

Drizzle the veggies with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Sprinkle the potatoes lightly with paprika and the pork chops with grated parmesan cheese.

If Filet Mignon sounds a little too restauranty and chefy for you to make at home.

……..it’s not real expensive. Easy recipes with steak pieces You can get USDA choice beef tenderloin steaks for $8.99 – $9.99 a pound at Costco and Sam’s. Chili recipe with steak pieces A pound will give you two big (8oz.) steaks or 3 -4 regular size.

And,,,you will still get this great meal on the table in less than 30 minutes.

Tonight I put some string beans and onions in a skillet on a burner set at medium heat with salt, pepper, lemon juice and butter.

Stir them a few times as they do their thing. How to cut skirt steak for tacos When the onions have started to wilt add the white wine – or chicken stock – and let the wine simmer and reduce a little.

While the veggies are getting cooked. Skirt steak tacos marinade Multi task a little and put another skillet on a medium high and swirl about a tablespoon of olive oil in.

Salt pepper and garlic powder both sides of your beef tenderloin steaks and put ’em in the skillet. Recipe for braising steak in slow cooker Just sear each side for about 2 minutes and …..

……put them in a dish that will catch the drippings and put the dish on an idle burner to keep warm. Recipe for chuck steak in slow cooker Don’t worry about them not being cooked on the inside they are going to cook some more in with the wine and the mushrooms.

Rinse off the mushrooms. Recipe for swiss steak in slow cooker You could use bigger ones than shown here and cut them up. How to make steak pie gravy We like these baby portabellas.

If you are using jarred mushrooms just drain them. How to make steak pie with puff pastry Put the mushrooms in the steak pan and brown them a little.

Stir it up and let it cook until the onions just start to brown a little on their edges and add the butter and the red wine. How to make steak pie in slow cooker Stir with a wooden spoon scraping the bits of meat off the bottom.

Put the steaks and the drippings back in and turn them over a few times as the butter melts and the wine reduces. How to make steak pieces tender When the filet mignon is cooked to the degree of doneness that YOU want – rare is soft to a poke or 140-145° on a meat thermometer – starting to get firm or 155-160° is medium – firm or 165-170° is well done.

Serve up and enjoy your Filet Mignon. How to make steak pie with sausage and puff pastry Top the steaks off with the onions and a little of the sauce.

Oh yeah, and get after the rest of that red wine. How to cook steak pieces in a pan We had a nice bottle of pinot noirwith our filet mignon.

Of course some of Poppop’s easy homemade bread is always nice too.

put some string beans and onions in a skillet on a burner set at medium heat with salt, pepper, lemon juice and butter.

Stir them a few times as they do their thing. How to cook steak pieces When the onions have started to wilt add the white wine – or chicken stock – and let the wine simmer and reduce a little.

Salt pepper and garlic powder both sides of your beef steaks and put ’em in the skillet. How to cook steak pieces in the oven Just sear each side for about 2 minutes and put them in a dish that will catch the drippings and put the dish on an idle burner to keep warm. How to cook steak pieces in slow cooker Don’t worry about them not being cooked on the inside they are going to cook some more with the onions and mushrooms.

Stir it up and let it cook until the onions just start to brown a little on their edges and add the butter and the red wine. How to cook steak pieces in gravy Stir with a wooden spoon scraping the bits of meat off the bottom.

Put the steaks and the drippings back in and turn them over a few times as the butter melts and the wine reduces. Homemade steak pie with puff pastry When the filet mignon is cooked to the degree of doneness that YOU want – rare is soft to a poke or 140-145° on a meat thermometer – starting to get firm or 155-160° is medium – firm or 165-170° is well done.

…..will be ready in less than 30 minutes and it’s good and it’s easy and almost no mess to clean up and gluten free and paleo.

I usually like to do the Italian vegetables in a large skillet. How to make steak and mushroom pie with puff pastry Tossing them with the olive oil as they cook. How to make scottish steak pie with puff pastry But things were a little busy today so I did the veggies and the pork tenderloin all in the oven.

The basic IIalian veggies are peppers and onions but from there you could go on to include almost anything that you want. How to make steak and kidney pie with puff pastry Tonite we had some eggplant and often we include asparagus. How to make scottish steak pie in slow cooker And lots’ a times have potatoes cooking on the pan with the rest of the veggies.

The things that cook real fast like peas or spinach would work but you just have to remember to add them when the other veggies are just about a minute away from being done.

This turned out real good and I was free to do some other stuff as the meal was tending to itself.

You might want to get these vacuum packed pre-flavored pork tenderloins. Recipe steak and kidney pie with puff pastry We like them and they are a lot easier to prep.

With a sharp knife trim off the excess fat and the silver skin. Steak pie with puff pastry top and bottom Line a baking tray with aluminum foil and spray or wipe it with olive oil.

Put the pork tenderloin in the pan and put it in the oven. Steak pie with puff pastry It’s going to take 15-20 minutes depending on the size of the tenderloin.

For the veggies line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray or wipe it with olive oil.

I’ve started using this nonstick kind of baking sheet and it’s been working real well. How to cook steak pieces tender Clean up is just spray it with water in the sink and wipe it dry.

Clean and trim the veggies and cut them into fairly large pieces then put them on the baking sheet.

Drizzle them with olive oil. Meat and potatoes steakhouse Sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder and dried basil. Crab meat and steak recipes And any other spices and herbs that YOU want to add. Steak and shake meat Toss them with your hands or a pancake turner to get everything coated with the good stuff and spread them out on the baking pan. Steak and shake meat quality Then…

…put it in the oven. Steak and meat delivery They are going to take about 10 minutes and should be done when the pork tenderloin reaches 145-150° on an instant read meat thermometer.

Ok,,the pork tenderloin is done. Steak and cheese meat Take it out first and let it sit while you take out the veggies.

Slice up the pork and drizzle a little of that juice left in the bottom of the pan on the slices. Best recipe for steak tips Spread the vegetables out next to the meat. Steak and shake meat ingredients That extra item that you see on the plate is a spaghetti squash fritter and the recipe for that is coming up soon. Steak and cheese meatballs You could add potato pieces in with the vegetables to forego the fritter.

Top everything with some grated parmesan cheese and enjoy your Oven Baked Pork Tenderloin and Italian vegetables!

With a sharp knife trim off the excess fat and the silver skin. Steak and wine co sydney Line a baking tray with aluminum foil and spray or wipe to with olive oil.

Put the pork tenderloin in the pan and put it in the oven. Steak and wine co melbourne It’s going to take 15-20 minutes depending on the size of the tenderloin.

For the veggies line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray or wipe it with olive oil.

Clean and trim the veggies and cut them into fairly large pieces then put them on the baking sheet.

Drizzle them with olive oil. How to cook flap meat steak in the oven Sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder and dried basil. Easy recipe for steak tips And any other spices and herbs that YOU want to add. How to cook stuffed flank steak in the oven Toss them with your hands or a pancake turner to get everything coated with the good stuff and spread them out on the baking pan. How to slow cook flank steak in the oven Then put it in the oven. How to cook flank steak in the oven They are going to take about 10 minutes and should be done when the pork tenderloin reaches 145-150° on an instant read meat thermometer.

Take it out first and let it sit while you take out the veggies.

Slice up the pork and drizzle a little of that juice left in the bottom of the pan on the slices. How to cook beef flank steak in the oven Spread the vegetables out next to the meat.

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