Beef, Date Night couple cookin’, Daye Night Couple Cookin’, Traditions

Curry meatballs and jasmine rice- date nite cooking

Curry Meatballs oven baked either beef or lamb or combo of both

Jason and I really have grown to enjoy cooking together. We share a nice glass of wine, turn up the tunes to match the cuisine, and get going with who does which job. Jason is my savior for kneading dough, mixing, and making meatballs! This was a taste of Mediterranean with cool greek yogurt, homemade Naan , and spicy curry. Naan recipe here. Our pictured was with lean hamburger but I think if you like lamb it would enhance the flavors. Lean pork with beef would be nice as well. Browning meatballs in a skillet first would enhance the color. Its your date- have fun with it! Easy and delicious!

  • 1 pound ground beef, lamb, or pork
  • 2 green onions
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 inch peeled and grated ginger
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 Tbs yellow curry
  • 1 tsp parika powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cup chopped zucchini
  • 1 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 med yellow onion diced
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt plain
  • 1 can coconut cream
  • Chopped cilantro and or mint approx 1/4 Cup
  • Rice cooker jasmine rice- cooked.
  • 2 Tbs olive oil

Meatballs. Preheat 400 degree oven. In a mixing bowl. Combine ground meat, chopped green onion (reserving 1/4 cup for garnish) , garlic powder, greek yogurt, 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. 1 Tbs chopped cilantro and mint. Combine well with your hands. Then form into 1 inch meatballs using a scoop or table spoon. Bake on foil lined baking sheet for 20-25 min. While you prepare your sauce. ( have your jasmine rice cooking)

Assembling meatballs for the oven

While Jason works on the meatballs I prep veggies and seasonings. small bowl combine curry, paprika, tsp garlic powder, tsp turmeric,1/2 tsp pepper. Separate bowl chopped garlic and grated ginger.

Large sauté pan, add 2 Tbs olive oil and heat to a shimmer. Add veggies and cook until fragrant, salt and pepper lightly. Add garlic and ginger. Cook two min til fragrant. Add seasonings stirring thru. Slowly add coconut cream and 1/4 c water. Blend. Taste and salt and pepper to taste as well as mint and cilantro. ( optionalIf you prefer your curry more gravy heavy, add a Tbs corn starch to the water and incorporate. )

Golden yumminess!

Add your cooked meatballs to the curry and simmer low for 2-3 min and allow sauce to reduce slightly.

Serve over you fresh jasmine rice, wedge of lime, Naan bread on side, then I enjoy hummus is small vessels and fresh cucumber tzatziki sauce. sprinkle with chopped green herb, lime wedge, paprika for color.

This is a recipe that leftovers are amazing!! Make fresh hero with the naan, rice, meatballs, fresh lettuce, tomato and tzatziki sauce. Yum! Enjoy!

Beef, High Protein, kitchen Tips, Traditions

Filet-black skillet

Simple and so tasty! Sometimes you just gotta treat yourself.

    Cast iron skillet
    Good cut- fillet mignon
  1. Bacon
  1. Butter-(1/2 stick)
  1. Fresh sprig ofRosemary
  2. Garlic- 1clove chopped
  3. Salt pepper
  4. Optional blue cheese crumbles.

Bacon wrap filets and season. Allow to sit to near room temp.

Heat skillet on high flame to hot.

Add butter to high heat add garlic then steaks. 4 min on each side with rosemary.

Then 1 min additional on each side basting.

Allow to rest 5 minutes. Enjoy.

Serve topped w blue cheese crumbles or herb butter. ( recipe in previous posts)

Beef, Entrees

Perfect Grass-fed Beef-Filet.

I cant take full credit for this one – but when you see kids cooking amazing filets in Master Chef Jr. – I got over my fear and got out the skillet.

Starting with a good cut of meat-Im blessed to have access to Sinking Creek Grass Fed beef. Sinking Creek Beef

Grass fed has a unique tenderness and sweet flavor.

  • Filets
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • Two sprigs fresh rosemary
  • Two sprigs fresh oregano
  • Tablespoon olive oil
  • Two tablespoons butter
  • Two cloves garlic-peeled and crushed

Secret is being ready. These cook fast and you want to be prepared. Have your sides ready to plate.

Steaks room temp. Out of fridge takes about 30 minutes.

Prep oven for425 degrees

Rub both top and bottom of steak with salt and pepper.

Black skillet high heat heat olive oil.

Sear one side- important you dont move- steaks for 4 minutes. Be patient and have faith.

At 4 minutes add butter to center as well as garlic and fresh herbs.

Flip steaks and quickly baste with butter and juices. Quickly place full pan into prepared hot 425 degree oven.

Bake 5 min rare 6-7 min med rare 8 min med.

Remove from pan and serve. Amazing!

Beef, Entrees


You know Ive never beed a fan of the burgers. Thats just me. But you make it bitesize pan fried with juicy grass fed beef and all my favorite toppings. They become the amazing wimpy burger -Yum! I didn’t get a fab picture… just the yumminess that followed my delight!

I mixed the grass fed beef with tsp garlic seasoned salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper, dash Worcestershire sauce and mixed well. ( seasonings can be kept to minimal with the flavors of grass fed- nothing better) Allow to rest to room temp then form in small patties for slider rolls. Cook in preheated skillet. Cast iron works good. Don’t over cook… three minutes each side. Enjoy with your favorite toppings.

Pictured Americans style with melted pepper jack.