Country-Fried Steaks with Tomato-Basil Sauce

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A new twist on a old fashioned classic!
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  1. Beat egg and water in shallow dish until blended. Place bread crumbs in second shallow dish. Dip each beef steak into egg mixture, then into bread crumbs, turning to coat both sides.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in large nonstick skillet over medium to medium-high heat until hot. Place 2 steaks in skillet; cook 5 to 6 minutes or until cooked through, turning once. Remove and keep warm. Repeat with remaining oil and steaks.
  3. Add diced tomatoes to same skillet; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  4. Serve steaks with tomatoes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, if desired.
  5. Total recipe time: 30 minutes
  6. Recipe & photo courtesy of The Beef Checkoff, http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com

Crunchy Caramel Apples

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A classic Fall treat!
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  1. In large skillet, toast pecans over low heat 3 to 5 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Transfer to pie plate or wide, shallow dish to cool completely. Stir in sprinkles, nut topping and chocolate chips. Freeze 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, spray cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Insert 1 stick halfway into stem-end of each apple. Unwrap caramels and place in medium saucepan; add water. Heat over medium-low heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring until caramels are melted and mixtu
  3. Dip and swirl each apple into melted caramel until evenly coated, using a spoon to pour caramel onto apple near the stick and allowing excess to drip into saucepan. Dip top and roll sides of apples in nut mixture to evenly coat. With gloved hand, lightly

Braised Chuck Steaks with Lentils

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  1. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place beef steaks in skillet; brown evenly. Pour off drippings; season with salt and pepper, as desired.
  2. Add water, onion and bay leaves to skillet; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 1-1/4 hours. Add lentils, carrots and cumin to skillet; return to a boil. Continue simmering, covered, 30 to 45 minutes or until lentils and beef are fork-t
  3. Carve steaks into thin slices. Serve with lentils. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.
  4. Total Recipe Time: 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours.
  5. Recipe & photo courtesy of The Beef Checkoff, http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com

Chicken with Pasta Cakes

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Cook Time 25 minutes
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Cook Time 25 minutes
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  1. Heat large covered saucepot of salted water to boiling over high heat. Add pasta; heat to boiling. Cook 4 minutes; drain. Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, heat pasta sauce to boiling over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. In large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat until very hot but not smoking. Drop about 1 cup pasta in skillet; flatten slightly to form pasta cake. Cook 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown, turning once and pressing pasta cakes
  3. In small microwave-safe bowl, heat asparagus and water in microwave oven on high 1 minute 30 seconds or until asparagus is tender; drain. If necessary, place chicken in same skillet after pasta cakes are done to heat through.
  4. Place 1 pasta cake in center of each of 4 pasta bowls. Serve chicken and asparagus next to pasta cakes. Spoon sauce over and around pasta cakes and chicken. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and basil, if desired.

Parmesan-Crusted Cubed Steaks with Zucchini Ribbons

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Try these cubed steaks for a simple, delicious and elegant meal!
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  1. Pull vegetable peeler lengthwise along zucchini to create thin ribbons, rotating zucchini after every 4 to 6 ribbons to keep slices uniform. Set aside.
  2. Pour water in shallow dish. Combine bread crumbs and 1/3 cup cheese in second shallow dish. Dip each beef steak into water, then into bread crumb mixture, turning to coat both sides.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large nonstick skillet over medium to medium-high heat until hot. Place 2 steaks in skillet; cook 5 to 6 minutes to medium (160° F) doneness, until not pink in center and juices show no pink color, turning once. Remove steaks
  4. Carefully wipe out skillet with paper towels. Heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil in skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add zucchini; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until just tender. Remove from heat; season with salt and pepper, as desired. Toss with
  5. Total recipe time: 35 to 40 minutes
  6. Recipe & photo courtesy of The Beef Checkoff, http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com

Beef Cacciatore

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This hearty and tasty beef stew is great on its own and even better when served over hot, cooked pasta!
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  1. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in stockpot over medium heat until hot. Place beef steak in stockpot; brown evenly. Remove steak from stockpot; season with 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
  2. Heat remaining 2 teaspoons of oil in stockpot. Add vegetable seasoning blend; cook and stir 6 to 7 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in pasta sauce and water. Return steak with juices to stockpot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and
  3. Remove steak; keep warm. Add mushrooms to cooking liquid; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes or until mushrooms are tender and sauce is thickened to desired consistency, stirring occasionally.
  4. Meanwhile, carve steak into thin strips. Add to sauce; cook until heated through. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Serve over pasta, if desired.
  5. Total Recipe Time: 2 to 2-3/4 hours
  6. Recipe & photo courtesy of The Beef Checkoff, http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com

Beef Broccoli Stir Fry

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Enjoy this Asian-inspired dish served over rice.
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  1. Slice beef into 1-inch thin pieces; set aside.
  2. Mix cornstarch, salt and sugar; blend into soy sauce, set aside.
  3. Cut broccoli into 3/4 inch pieces and slice carrots. Add peanut oil to wok or large frying pan and heat until hot. Cook carrots and broccoli until tender. Remove and set aside.
  4. Add olive oil and beef to pan and cook until done. Add peas, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts and 1/4 cup water. Stir soy mix and cook until thickened; add carrots and broccoli.
  5. Serve over rice.

Lazy Beef Lasagna

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This amazing lasagna (using ravioli!) is both simple and fun to make! You'll want to share this one with friends and family!
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  1. Heat oven to 400° F. Heat large nonstick over medium heat until hot. Add ground beef and garlic; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon; pour off drippings and return be
  2. Stir in salt, nutmeg and pepper; mix well. Stir in pasta and water; bring to a boil. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Layer ravioli, beef mixture and cheese, 1/2 at a time, in 13x9-inch glass baking dish; cover with aluminum foil. Bake in 400° oven 15 minutes (20 minutes if using frozen ravioli). Uncover; continue baking 15-20 minutes or until sauce is bubbly and pa
  4. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
  5. Total recipe time: 50 to 65 minutes
  6. Recipe & photo courtesy of The Beef Checkoff, http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com

Slow-Cooked Beef Risotto

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Enjoy a taste of northern Italy with this classic dish!
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  1. Combine beef, water and garlic in stockpot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 1-3/4 hours.
  2. Stir in contents of risotto mix package omitting butter or oil; continue simmering, covered, 18 to 20 minutes or until rice is tender and beef is fork-tender. Stir in peas; remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in cheese. Serve with additional cheese, if desired.
  4. Total recipe time: 2 to 2-1/2 hours
  5. Recipe & photo courtesy of The Beef Checkoff, http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com

Spicy Beef Back Ribs

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Enjoy your grilling season even more with these mouthwatering, spicy beef ribs!
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  1. Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium high heat until hot. Add onion, garlic and pepper flakes; cook and stir 4 to 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Add chili sauce, water and lemon juice; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes, stirring fr
  2. Prepare charcoal grill for indirect cooking by igniting an equal number of charcoal briquets on each side of fire grate, leaving open space in center. When coals are medium, ash-covered (25 to 30 minutes), add 3 to 4 new briquets to each side. Position co
  3. Place ribs, meat side up, in large (16-1/8 x 11-3/4 x 2-7/8 inches) foil roasting pan. Pour remaining sauce over ribs; turn ribs to coat. Cover tightly with aluminum foil; place foil pan on cooking grid. Cover with grill lid and grill over medium heat 1 t
  4. Total recipe time: 1 hour, 15 minutes to 1 hour, 30 minutes.
  5. Recipe & photo courtesy of The Beef Checkoff, http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com