While at a wine cafe, I tasted the best meatloaf of my life. It was comforting, and classy, and the carrots gave the meatloaf a nice color and flavor. The chef there holds all his recipes as top secret, so I tried to recreate this recipe the best I could once I got home. This is the closest I've come; I combined several different recipes. This tastes best with a red wine reduction poured over top, but I'm still perfecting that part.
The Irish butcher at my market gave me a new (to me anyway) recipe for corned beef & cabbage; he told me to cook it in Guinness Draught. (Guinness stout will make the dish bitter). Since everyone raved about it, I thought I'd share the recipe he gave me.
Note: Some reviewers have mentioned that the broth/sauce is very salty. It is important to rinse your corned beef in cold water before cooking it to remove some of the excess salt from the corning process. (I usually soak mine in cold water for a bit depending on the brand - some are much saltier than others). --- I have tried 5 times today to change the wording of the last ingredient on the list from "1-2lbs carrot, peeled and cut into 3-inch pieces" to "1 - 2 pounds of carrots, peeled and cut into 3-inch pieces". Every time the change "goes through," it does not reflect the new wording. Grrrrrrr!
This is great for using up leftovers. It is easy & quick to prepare. Use left over veggies in it too if you have them - Use your imagination. This was originally a Campbell Soup recipe Tweeked a few times by me. Just came across it in a drawer I haven't made it for a while. Hope you enjoy it Good served with a green salad
Also adds to the flavour of gravy made from pan drippings, OR slice potatoes about 1/4 inch thick and place around roast for last 45 minutes of roasting, rub slices into pan residue around roast.
This slather is particularly good with recipe #27007.
Shhh!!! This is a secret recipe and I have it on good authority that it's the real deal. Problem is, it's just too good to keep to myself! Don't ask who let me in on the secret, though, because I'll never tell. :)
We had this for dinner this past weekend and I cannot begin to describe how scrumptious it was. This is a recipe from Ina Garten / The Barefoot Contessa. I have never liked Bearnaise Sauce -- but I made this as a special treat for my husband. We BOTH absolutely loved this steak AND the sauce, and it will be a special dinner for us from now on. We served this with Rosemary Roasted Potatoes and Pesto Pea Salad. Yum! ** Please note: This has raw egg yolks in the Bearnaise Sauce **
This is adapted from a cookbook I got in around 1972--Hows and Whys of French Cooking by Alma Lach--and completely wore out. Happily, I found another copy on e-bay, and am now making new stains on the pages. These filets are really lovely--with a salad, potato and good bread, you have a terrific but easy to prepare meal.
We like this with mashed potatoes, pasta or rice and vegetables. I usually do not thicken the sauce, but that is a personal preference. I have made this with different types of beer, light, strong and sweet depending what was on hand. It freezes well.