10 Things To Make With Leftover Ground Beef

Ground meat, often beef, is a dinner mainstay for many of us.  So many things to do with it, it cooks up very quickly, and whatever you make with it is usually comforting and homey and satisfying and family friendly.  But as with any dinner staple, we can get rut-like about how we make it, so here are 10 ways for putting that protein to work in delicious ways. Many of these recipes call for browning the beef within the recipe itself, but if you have leftover ground beef you can skip the browning step and just add the cooked …

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Shortcut Chicken and Andouille Jambalaya

The classic Louisiana dish, but simple enough to make on a weeknight.

One of the most classic dishes of Louisiana, and of New Orleans, Jambalaya is a wonderful, irrepressible medley of rice, sausage, chicken, sometimes pork or seafood, and vegetables (including the “trinity” – onions, green peppers, and celery). It is one of the most loved dishes of the region and for very good reason. The folks at Zatarain’s, who know a thing or two about all things Creole and Cajun food, explain the history of jambalaya: Saffron was virtually impossible to come by in New Orleans in the 1780s, which meant Spanish colonists were unable to make their beloved paella. A …

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Creamy Goat Cheese and Spinach Linguine

A handful ingredients on a crappy cold night when I could not make it out to the store turned into one of the most spectacular pastas.

A handful ingredients on a crappy cold night when I could not make it out to the store turned into one of the most spectacular pastas. I love how goat cheese mixed with some hot liquid—be it broth, pasta cooking water, or otherwise—almost instantly turns into a creamy sauce.  You can use this technique in all kinds of ways. In Dinner Solved!, this technique features in a zucchini and mushroom enchilada.  And I made this Hot, Creamy Spinach and Goat Cheese Dip 7 times in three months over the holidays—that how good THAT is.  And this one—Rosy Hot Goat Cheese and Sundried …

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How to Cook Kohlrabi

We continue our exploration of somewhat weird and possibly confusing produce! So far we’ve tackled: How to Cook Broccoflower How to Cook Butternut Squash How to Cook Pears How to Cook Pumpkins How to Cook Zucchini and Summer Squash   And now…. it’s kohlrabi’s turn! FAQs About Kohlrabi What is Kohlrabi? Kohlrabi is a member of the cruciferous, or cabbage, vegetable family, with an edible bulb and also edible leaves.   What Do Kohlrabi Look Like? Kind of like a UFO. Kohlrabi are about the size of an orange, heavy for their size, with a bunch of stems sticking out …

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Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry with Udon Noodles

Avowed stir fry fan, Gary is happy with pretty much and kind of stir fry. Usually I make something with chicken or beef or pork or shrimp plus a load of vegetables, and then serve it over a pile of steaming rice. And it is met with enthusiasm. But if I make a stir fry with noodles tossed right into the mix, with everything ensconced in a flavorful sauce, that elicits a different level of happiness. In this one plump shrimp and crisp-tender broccoli come together in this light, clean tasting stir-fry served with a tangle of udon noodles. We …

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