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Ropa Vieja

Ropa Vieja is a zesty and delicious dish of beef with peppers, braised in a rich tomato-based sauce. It’s considered one of the national dishes of Cuba, and the Spanish name “ropa vieja” translates to “old clothes” – a nod to the long shreds of beef in this delicious dish. Ropa Vieja is traditionally made […]

Grilled Beef Patties with Mediterranean Salsa (Whole30)

Even if you aren’t following the Whole30 or other low-carb eating program, you’ll love this Grilled Beef Patties with Mediterranean Salsa! Watch our video and see how easy it is to make:   In fact, this Mediterranean Salsa is a delicious, easy side dish to have on hand in your refrigerator.  Then spoon it on […]

Individual Beef Pot Pies

These Individual Beef Pot Pies are sponsored by Peapod as part of our ongoing ambassadorship with the brand.  All opinions are 100% mine. We’re also giving away a FoodSaver® FM5000 Series Vacuum Sealer System(Retail Value $199.99). See below for details. March is National Frozen Food Month and what better way to celebrate than with these […]

Beef Crostini with Horseradish Spread

This Beef Crostini with Horseradish Spread is our last new recipe of 2016 – and it was deliciously worth the wait! With flavors inspired by a classic holiday dinner of prime rib served with creamy horseradish sauce, these crostini are quicker and easier to prepare. It’s also a wonderful appetizer to serve at a New […]

Hamburger Soup

This Hamburger Soup recipe was originally posted here on January 31, 2013 as part of our Beef Soup Series. We recently made this delicious soup again and decided to update this post with new photos.  Enjoy! Whenever I see Hamburger Soup on the menu, it always makes me smile. This family-friendly soup appeals to both […]

Holiday Chicken Soup

This Holiday Chicken Soup is a very special soup! It has an intense, rich flavor thanks to a chicken and beef (or veal) stock that simmers for eight (yes eight!) hours on the stove – resulting in one of the best soups you’ll ever eat! I’m going to ask this of you right upfront here: […]

Black Garlic Bulgogi Beef Crostini

This Black Garlic Bulgogi Beef Crostini recipe was sponsored by Finlandia™. All opinions are 100% mine. We always know that we’ve got a winning recipe on our hands, when days later we’re still talking about it – and craving it! That’s exactly what happened when we made this fantastic Black Garlic Bulgogi Beef Crostini. Our […]

Asian Burgers

I’ve mentioned before that my husband Jack and I – more often than not – spend our time right before bed watching cooking shows on TV. (Great for blog recipe inspiration – but not so great when you find yourself drooling and hungry right before bedtime!) 😉 Typically we watch the Food Network or the […]

Oatmeal Stout Beef Pot Pie

For us, recipe inspiration comes from all sorts of places, and today’s Oatmeal Stout Beef Pot Pie was inspired by a recent trip to New York City! Last week we spent a long weekend with some friends and their daughters (all friends of our nine-year-old) exploring some of New York City’s most famous tourist destinations. […]

Scottiglia (Mixed Meat Stew)

My husband Jack is back today to share the story behind our recipe for Scottiglia (an Italian Mixed Meat Stew), as well as share our review of Wolf Gourmet American-made Cookware.   Here’s Jack: One day, back in my food service days, I was conducting a production meeting with my chef and some senior kitchen and […]

Whole30 Chili

My husband Jack and I have one more week to go on the Whole30 program and I have to say, recipes like this Whole30 Chili have been a lifesaver! First of all, this Whole30 Chili is absolutely fantastic! A combination of ground beef and pork are combined with a mix of vegetables like zucchini, white […]

Whole30 Stuffed Cabbage

Starting a food blog three-plus years ago has been one of the best things that my husband Jack and I have done together – aside from getting married, having a family, and building a wonderful marriage and life together of course! A Family Feast has become our family business, plus a way to do something […]

Meat Lovers Manicotti Stracotto-Style

Meat lovers – rejoice! Today’s recipe – our fantastic Meat Lovers Manicotti Stracotto-Style – is just for you! This Meat Lovers Manicotti Stracotto-Style is a delicious, meat-filled twist on a classic cheese-stuffed manicotti recipe – and the results are truly memorable! Stracotto is an Italian pot roast – typically a slow-braised cut of beef or […]

Swedish Meatballs over Noodles

Swedish Meatballs over Noodles is one of those delicious, classic recipes that everyone should know how to make! Swedish Meatballs are tender little meatballs made from ground beef and pork that are first browned in a skillet, then smothered in a creamy, super flavorful sauce before being baked in the oven to cook through. Once […]

Skillet Goulash

This easy Skillet Goulash is another recipe we found in my mom’s old recipe box and just had to try as soon as we saw it! When I read my mom’s recipe card, it struck me that this Skillet Goulash is very typical of the types of meals that my mother cooked when we were […]

New England Boiled Dinner (Corned Beef and Cabbage)

For years, my husband Jack has wanted to share his recipe for New England Boiled Dinner here on A Family Feast. I’m going to admit – I pretty much shot the idea down – thinking that there really isn’t much to making a New England Boiled Dinner! The classic meal consists of corned beef and […]

Stuffed Meatballs

Last month – after our daughter’s most recent swim meet – a group of us went out to lunch at an Italian restaurant near the pool called The Mezza Luna. The Mezza Luna restaurant has been in business for more than 70 years – serving big portions of Italian classic dishes at reasonable prices – […]

Beef Stroganoff

Today’s Beef Stroganoff recipe is another one of those “What took us so long to get this on our blog?” recipes! My husband Jack has made this delicious Beef Stroganoff countless times over the years. In a professional kitchen, all of the prep – except for cooking the beef – is done ahead of time. […]

Bolognese

We developed this Bolognese recipe as part of a sponsored post for Anolon®. All opinions are 100% ours. With the holidays here – are you looking for a great idea for the foodie on your gift list? Or perhaps – with all of the holiday cooking you are doing yourself – do you need some […]

Steak Bites

Sometimes the simplest of recipes are the best – and these incredible Steak Bites are the perfect example of that! These Steak Bites are so delicious – I could easily eat an entire plateful of these little bites of beefy goodness myself! 😉 This recipe is super easy to prepare. Cubes of rib eye steak […]

Perfect Prime Rib

My husband Jack is here today with his recipe and tutorial for making a Perfect Prime Rib. His approach is actually a little different than most recipes you see online these days – but it is what he learned in culinary school and it has always resulted in a perfect prime rib roast at work […]

Glenn’s Sweet & Spicy Slow Cooker Chili

Glenn is a business partner of my husband Jack – and he recently told Jack that he makes a ‘killer’ chili! We’re always up for trying new recipes, and today we’re sharing Glenn’s Sweet & Spicy Slow Cooker Chili. Glenn’s Sweet & Spicy Slow Cooker Chili is unlike any chili we’ve eaten before! One bite […]

Slow Cooker Italian Beef Subs

We developed this Slow Cooker Italian Beef as part of an ongoing Brand Ambassadorship with Peapod. All opinions are 100% mine. Whether you are hosting a game day party at home, or traveling with your slow cooker to a tailgate party, today’s recipe for Slow Cooker Italian Beef Subs is sure to become a fan […]

Sweet and Spicy Cocktail Meatballs

Earlier this summer, we shared a delicious coconut shrimp recipe that was served with a fantastic sweet chili dipping sauce! Shortly after we made that recipe, we had an impromptu get-together at our house after a day at the beach. To feed our friends, we grilled up some burgers and also pulled all sorts of […]

Poutine

Yesterday I mentioned that we recently took a wonderful family road trip up to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. As we settled into our hotel and unpacked, my husband Jack went out on a quick scouting mission around our hotel to find a place for dinner. On the menu at many of the restaurants […]

Beef Short Ribs Gravy

If you follow us over on Instagram, then you already know that we recently spent some time visiting Niagara Falls as part of a summer vacation road trip. We spent a few days on the Canadian side of the Falls and absolutely loved our visit! It was my first time visiting Niagara Falls – and […]

Polish Hamburgers

My husband Jack has been quite enamored lately with an old, classic Polish cookbook that was my mother’s called, The Art of Polish Cooking by Alina Zeraska. Jack loves recipes that combine simple, common ingredients in a delicious new way – and these Polish Hamburgers are exactly that! These burgers start out almost as if […]

Moo Shu Beef Lettuce Cups

We first made these Moo Shu Beef Lettuce Cups back a number of years ago when I was attending Weight Watchers. We love this recipe so much that to this day, it’s still on our regular menu plan! This is an extremely easy recipe to make. Simply sauté ground beef, onions, garlic and minced fresh […]

Sunday Gravy

Say the words Sunday Gravy and just about everyone has an opinion! Should this amazing tomato and meat sauce be called “gravy” or “sauce”? Either way, sugo della domenica or Sunday’s sauce – is a general term among Italians for a ‘special mama’s sauce’. Here in America, Sunday Gravy is most commonly associated with a […]

Beef and Guinness Casserole with Noodles

With St. Patrick’s Day just a week away – this Beef and Guinness Casserole with Noodles is a delicious, hearty alternative to the traditional boiled dinner that many people prepare to celebrate the holiday! This wonderful casserole gets much of its flavor from Guinness – the dark, dry Irish stout that was first introduced in […]

Yankee Pot Roast {plus #OXOCookware Review}

Disclosure: We received a complementary #OXOCookware 5-quart Casserole + Cover for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own (and Jack’s too). In our opinion, there are three things that every home cook should have! First, a great collection of classic recipes (like today’s Yankee Pot Roast recipe), a willingness to experiment in the kitchen […]

Hamburger Cheese Bake

If you’re like me – the taste and flavors of some recipes can send you back in time! This Hamburger Cheese Bake is the perfect example of a long-forgotten dish that my mother used to make – but one taste, and I’m a little kid back at home! There’s nothing fancy at all about this […]

Moscows

In honor of my mother’s birthday today, we’re sharing a recipe that is by far one of the most uniquely-delicious recipes we’ve found so far in her old recipe box!  It’s a recipe called Moscows. This recipe was a bit of a mystery for us – a handwritten list of ingredients on an index card […]

Slow Cooker Swiss Steak

A few weeks ago, I shared a story about the time that my husband Jack was eavesdropping on a conversation between a group of moms at my daughter’s dance class! (If you missed that story, you can read about it here.) Today’s Slow Cooker Swiss Steak recipe is another delicious recipe inspired by that conversation. […]

Homemade Steak Sauce

Jack and I are both purists when it comes to cooking and eating a good grilled or pan-seared steak – all you really need is a little bit of salt and pepper and the flavors of your steak will shine! But every once in a while, we get the craving for a good steak sauce […]

Bacon Cheeseburger Dip

Over the last few years, we’ve been invited to some barbecues and parties at the home of one of my husband Jack’s co-workers. Without fail, Glenn and Keri always serve some addictively good food – like today’s Bacon Cheeseburger Dip! This bacon cheeseburger dip is the perfect appetizer to serve at any game day party! […]

Slow Cooker Beefy Mac

Today’s recipe for Slow Cooker Beefy Mac was inspired by a conversation that my husband Jack overheard a few months ago when he took our daughter Emma to dance class. Some of the moms that were waiting outside the classroom started talking about slow cooker recipes – and Jack listened in! While everyone loved the […]

Filet Mignon with Mushroom Sauce

Happy New Year everyone! We stayed home for New Year’s Eve last night, and Jack and I enjoyed a nice, romantic dinner (well – as romantic as you can get with an 8-year-old in the other room who is determined to stay up past midnight… 🙂 ) where we reflected on the great year we […]

Mini Shepherd’s Pie Bites

So – in the midst of all of this holiday meal planning, we’re still enjoying some great football here in New England! (Say what you will about the New England Patriots – we love our boys in blue!) And what’s better than a great football game? THESE Mini Shepherd’s Pie Bites! Confession time here: I’ve […]

Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef Brisket

After making this incredible recipe a few weeks ago, my husband Jack and I had half a slab of beef brisket in our refrigerator, just waiting to be used! So what to make? This Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef Brisket! Brisket is a cut of meat from the lower chest area of cattle and while it’s […]

Cheesesteak Egg Rolls

These Cheesesteak Egg Rolls are quite simply – amazing! Last month I had the huge pleasure of joining 10 other bloggers for a weekend visit to the Certified Angus Beef brand headquarters in Wooster, Ohio. Certified Angus Beef® (CAB) is a non-profit organization that was formed 36 years ago to increase demand for high-quality Angus […]

Smoky Joe

This post is sponsored by McCormick Gourmet. All opinions are 100% mine. Cooler fall temperatures are definitely here to stay, and we’re turning to hearty comfort foods that warm us up! Today’s Smoky Joe recipe definitely fits the bill! Our Smoky Joe is a delicious twist on the classic ‘sloppy joe’ sandwich – with a […]

Texas Hash

A few months ago, after we posted this recipe for American Chop Suey, we received a comment from a reader named Michelle asking if we had a similar recipe – only instead of pasta it included rice! It was a dish that she remembered her mother making for their family – but she never wrote […]

Top of the Round Roast

Today we’re going to share a technique for cooking a tender Top of the Round Roast! The top of the round is cut from the hind quarter of a steer, and it’s a very affordable cut of beef to buy at your local grocery store. Because it’s essentially muscle meat, a top round roast is […]

Bulgogi Egg Rolls and New West KnifeWorks Giveaway {closed}

My husband Jack is back again today with an easy and delicious recipe for Bulgogi Egg Rolls (using yesterday’s recipe as part of the filling) plus his review of New West KnifeWorks knives.  For your chance to win an amazing 7-piece set of knives from New West KnifeWorks, see below. Here is Jack in his […]

Bulgogi (Korean Beef Barbecue)

Today, we’re sharing a delicious recipe for Bulgogi – a Korean Beef Barbecue! My husband Jack is a huge fan of Korean foods and I’m delighted to have Jack share the story behind this recipe in his own words.  Jack writes: Earlier in my life, before I met Martha and was a bachelor, I spotted […]

Name That Cheeseburger: The Peppercorn Pileup!

This post is sponsored by Wisconsin Cheese and The Cheese & Burger Society.  All opinions are 100% mine. Update: A final decision has been made by The Cheese & Burger Society on what to name this fantastic burger from among all of the suggestions made by our readers.  Please allow me to introduce you to […]

Grilled Steak and Corn Salad

Thank you to OXO for providing us with a complimentary set of the cooking tools featured in this post.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine. #WHATAGRILLWANTS Happy July everyone!! In honor of National Grilling Month, we’re starting things off by sharing one of our go-to meals during the summer – Grilled Steak and Corn Salad!  […]

Seared Beef with Cipolline Onions and Horseradish Dumplings

The month of June is by far, the busiest month of the year for us!  Over the last week we hosted our annual kid’s party and I volunteered at “fun day” at school.  This week, we have a bridging ceremony for Daisy Girl Scouts, dance recital rehearsal and the last day of school (yay!), and […]

20+ Sizzling Steak Recipes

With Father’s Day right around the corner, we’ve put together a fantastic collection of 20+ Sizzling Steak Recipes that Dad is sure to love!  From the perfect pan seared steak, to barbecue skewers and marinated tips, to steaks with flavors from around the world, we’ve got you covered with this sizzling set of steak recipes! […]

Everyday Steak Tips

Today we’re sharing our go-to recipe for Everyday Steak Tips – a delicious marinade that adds fantastic flavor to grilled or broiled sirloin beef tips!   The tips come out tender and delicious with a slightly tangy, slightly sweet flavor that is our idea of the perfect steak tips recipe! If you’re a regular reader here […]

Cheddar Topped Shepherd’s Pie

We’ve been updating some of our favorite recipes – and this Cheddar Topped Shepherd’s Pie recipe was our second post ever published here on A Family Feast! It’s the perfect recipe to make anytime you are looking for some hearty and delicious comfort food!  This cheddar topped shepherd’s pie is very filling, and this recipe […]

Beef Tostadas

Our last Mexican recipe for this week is our easy Beef Tostadas! In Spanish, the word tostada means ‘toasted’ – and in Mexican cuisine, a tostada usually refers to a flat or bowl-shaped tortilla that is deep fried. Our beef tostadas start with a flat, fried corn tortilla that is layered with refried beans, our […]

Breakfast Burritos

Most weekday mornings we’re up and out the door fairly quickly – on our way to school or work, or other appointments.  But I’m a real stickler about making sure that everyone eats breakfast before they leave!  I’m a firm believer that breakfast IS the most important meal of the day – and I try […]

Taco Salad

Today’s recipe is the last in our four-day taco series, and we’re ending with one of my all-time favorites – Taco Salad!  This taco salad is really a variation on a classic taco recipe – with all of the same delicious flavors – just combined together in the form of a salad! The inspiration behind […]

Ground Beef Tacos

It’s day two of our four-day taco series here on A Family Feast and we’re sharing our recipe for classic Ground Beef Tacos! Ground beef tacos were my own childhood introduction to Mexican food – and to this day, it’s still the perfect idea for a fun (and delicious) meal!  I’ve always loved ‘build-your-own’ meals […]

Red-Eye Burger

Chances are…you’ve been there. You’re out late.  Partying…or celebrating…or working…or maybe traveling.  You look at the clock and it’s 2:00 AM – and you’re absolutely starving!  It’s too early for breakfast and dinnertime is long past – and besides, most restaurants are already closed for the night! This is the perfect time to make yourself […]