Recipe: Flank Steak with Bourbon Cream Sauce — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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The meaty bite and fatty flavor of flank steak is pretty irresistible all on its own, but add bourbon cream sauce and this simple weeknight meal takes a turn for something far fancier. This quick-cooking sauce, swirled with smoky, sweet bourbon, a splash of stock, and some cream, is a luxe combo that takes your basic pan sauce to a new level — and your steak, too! Best of all, the sauce comes together with just three ingredients.


This Cabbage & Tomato Soup Will Chase Away the Rainy-Day Blues — Delicious Links

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Spring is here, but that doesn't mean you need to bump warm, comforting meals out of your recipe rotation — especially if these past few days of chilly, rainy weather have made you want to curl up inside with a big, hearty bowl of soup. This quick and easy beef, cabbage, and tomato soup is just the thing to keep you feeling cozy while you wait for summer to arrive.


Recipe: Pressure Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches — Recipes from The Kitchn

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Regional foods are the heart of American cuisine, but there's one problem with them: When you move, you crave them.

Take Italian beef sandwiches. As someone who grew up in New York, I'd never heard of this meaty sandwich until I moved to the Midwest. During day trips to Chicago, I'd see signs for Italian beef. Well, I am Italian. I like beef. Clearly this was a sandwich I needed to try.

The first bite won me over. Loaded with shaved roast beef, the sandwich was soaked in a flavorful au jus and topped with a spicy giardiniera. It wasn't just a sandwich — it was an event.


5 Mistakes to Avoid When Cooking Pot Roast — Meat Market

I did not grow up eating pot roast, a fact much lamented by my husband who puts pot roast on his long list of favorite foods from his childhood. In the early years of our relationship, I tried regularly to impress him with a luscious, fork-tender recipe like the one he grew up eating. Many mistake=riddled dishes of mushy vegetables and stringy meat followed before I finally learned a proper technique for this beloved dish.

I tell you this only to disprove the folks who swear that pot roast is something you can't screw up and to share the mistakes I made over many years so you never have to make them yourself.


What’s the Difference Between Top Round Roast and Chuck Roast? — Meat Market

When pot roast, stew, or a hearty roast beef is on the menu, the success of your meal starts with the cut of beef you buy at the grocery store. There's an important distinction that sets these large, budget cuts apart, despite similar appearances and names. Know the difference between top round roast and chuck roast (plus when to use each) and you're in for a delicious dinner.


Americans Are Eating 20% Less Beef than They Were a Decade Ago. Here’s Why. — Food News

Imagine the typical American diet and you may think of lunches filled with beef burgers and regular steak dinners. Perhaps that was the case once upon a time, but there's been a shift in the American diet.

The change is a gradual one over the course of nearly a decade that has resulted in a decline in beef consumption. According to a new study from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Americans dropped their beef intake by 19 percent from 2005 to 2014.


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