Sharper Than Knives

Culinary adventures and ponderings of grouchy old cook.

I've been cooking for 50 years and have discovered that it never hurts to try something new. If it's good, you have learned something, if it sucks, there is always pizza on speed dial.

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Moco Loco

This Hawaiian dish is filling, delicious, fairly easy, and not diet friendly. Especially when served with a side of pasta salad. Fried...

Grilled Rice Paper Packets

Ingredients: Filling: 1 Lb Ground Beef 1/2 Onion (chopped or minced) 1 Carrot (chopped) 1 Tbsp Ginger 1 Tbsp Garlic 2 1/2 Tbsp Soy Sauce...

Stir Fry Beef

2 lbs tri-tip, cut into thin strips (Marinade) 1 Tblsp minced ginger 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 Tblsp lemongrass, finely minced 1 Thai...

Barbecue Sauce

1 Tblsp oil 3 cloves of garlic, smashed 6 Tblsp concentrated tomato paste 1/2 cup maple syrup 1/4 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup Worcestershire...

Shooter Sandwich

Steak and mushrooms on the go. I made this for April's D&D group and it proved to be a hit. Note that you can also add other things to...

Instapot Beef Tips

2 lbs of chuck roast, boneless chuck ribs, or good diced stew meat. Cut into 1" cubes. 1 onion, diced 4 cloves of garlic, chopped 2 T...

Rick Bayless' Steak Tacos

What can I say? Steak. Tacos. Easy. Stolen from his page, but too good to pass up. 1 lb skirt or flank steak 3T + 1T lime juice (divided...

Rice Sabrosa

I think that is how it's spelled. Another recovered recipe from and old handwritten cookbook. Looks simple and tasty. 1 lb lean ground...

Stuffed Bell Peppers

6 bell peppers 1 lb ground beef 1 can tomato sauce 2 tablespoons onion, chopped small 1 cup cooked rice salt and pepper Cut the stem end...

Pepper Steak

Though she doesn't really like cooked bell peppers, this is one of April's favorite meals from her youth. 1 1/2 pounds beef round steak,...

Marinated Flank Steak

Works for other steaks as well. 1/3 cup soy sauce 1/3 cup vegetable oil 4 tablespoons honey 1 can beef consomme soup, undiluted 1/3 cup...

London Broil Marinade

3 - 4 lbs London Broil (Top Round) 4 - 6 tablespoons oil 4 - 6 tablespoons soy sauce 4 - 6 tablespoons lemon juice 1 medium onion,...

Cabbage Rolls

From an old cookbook found at my wife's family home. 1 lb ground meat (beef, pork, whatever you like) 1/2 cup uncooked rice 2 T butter 1...

20 Ideas for Ground Beef

People never seem to know what to do with simple hamburger beyond the usual. Here are some ideas. I'll publish a few recipes later, but...

 

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