Beef Broth and Stock

Beef broth or beef stock is easier to make than you might think. Whether low-fat or classic beef stock or beef broth, these easy recipes win the prize for flavor over most any canned variety.

Strip Steak With Rosemary Red Wine Sauce

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Made from pan drippings, onions, and wine, the simple sauce is reduced over high heat to concentrate the rich meaty flavors. It's the ideal accompaniment to your perfectly cooked steak.

Simple French Dip Sandwiches

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Beef Stroganoff Casserole

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Dirty Rice

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Beef Daube

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Daube is a French recipe with must have ingredients like beef, vegetables, and wine--all cooked slowly in the oven. This version uses boneless beef chuck steak, potatoes, mushrooms, pearl onions, and sherry.

Tex-Mex Beef Stew

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Ancho chili powder provides the Southwest heat in this hearty stew.

Meat-and-Mushroom Sauce Fusilli

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While this pasta recipe calls for ground meat mix (usually pork and beef), you can use 1 pound of any ground meat you like--beef, pork, turkey, or even sausage.

Kansas City Steak Soup

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Canned tomatoes and frozen vegetables make this ground beef soup fast and easy to make. Serve it for dinner with corn bread or crackers.

Beef Goulash

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Depending on how much heat you like, choose sweet or hot Hungarian paprika to spice this goulash main-dish recipe.

Vegetable-Fava Bean Soup

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Fava beans are the standout in this Italian-style soup. The beans (also called broad beans) are large, brown, and flat ovals that have an assertive taste and firm texture.

Prairie-Style Bean Soup with Beef Ribs

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The ribs are simmered until tender then coated in barbecue sauce to make a hearty topper for the flavorful soup.

Beef Goulash

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Depending on how much heat you like, choose sweet or hot Hungarian paprika to spice this goulash.

Garbanzo Bean Stew

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Spicy kielbasa sausage lends its robust flavor to this chunky stew. A container of hummus stirred into the slow cooker near the end of cooking provides flavorful thickening.

Barley Beef Soup

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Aromatic Beef Stew with Butternut Squash

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How to Prepare Mexican Rice

No more boil-and-eat packets: Knowing how to prepare Mexican rice from scratch requires a few added steps but pays off with more flavor and far less sodium. Mexican rice (also known as Spanish rice in the U.S., though it's not at all native to Spain) is a popular side dish, often served alongside refried beans, at Mexican-American restaurants.

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