Category Archives: Beef

Fast green chili with carne picada

Everybody likes fast meals, if they are tasty.  This one might be a bit different than is commonly found on the Gulf Coast though, as it takes on a lot of Southwestern influence along the way. It starts with the … Continue reading

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New Orleans Sloppy Joes

This is a recipe I created a while back, and it works just as well today.  It’s also my favorite version of sloppy joes–not too spicy, not too bland. It’s a great way to serve a crowd, whether it’s tailgating … Continue reading

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Low key Labor Day menu

We’re not having a big barbecue, and we don’t have any company coming either.  We’re not going anywhere, and it’s a kind of stay-at-home-and-get-chores-done weekend.  We aren’t alone in that–lots of people are staying home between the price of gasoline … Continue reading

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Carne picada again?

That oh-so-conveniently finely cut beef referred to as carne picada makes a repeat appearance in another recipe, this time using a variety of vegetables and the Gulf Coast’s beloved rice.  For quick cooking, all of the vegetables are finely cut, … Continue reading

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Carne Picada means speedy meals!

Carne picada sounds pretty exotic, at least if you are here on the Gulf Coast.  It’s a relative newcomer in the grocery stores.  But what is it really? Essentially, it’s meat that has been cut into matchstick-like slivers.  It’s not … Continue reading

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Carne picada?

If you shop at the Pascagoula Walmart, you’ll see a package of meat in the beef section labeled “carne picada.”  The name is in Spanish, but what is it really? It’s plain beef, cut in fine strips or very coarsely … Continue reading

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The cupboard is bare?

Like Mother Hubbard, my cupboard is apparently on the bare side.  I thought some soup would be an easy thing to make to eat today, and then assessed my “soup makings” situation.  Soup can be made from a lot of … Continue reading

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