Saturday, January 10, 2009

Ready in a jiffy

Picture of my backyard. It's been snowing for a few days.

This time of year and as the weather dips below freezing point, I love to cook comfort foods for the family. I normally "shoot from the hip" like looking in the refrigerator or pantry and see what needs to be cooked while it's fresh.

I only measure my ingredients when I'm baking cakes, cookies and pastries. For all others, I "guesstimate" ;) Pictured below is one of my...ahem, specialties. It has simple ingredients, tastes delish and it's one of those 30 minute meals. :) I love it with buttered French or Italian bread.

In case you dare to try, here's the more or less recipe.

1 lb 90% lean ground beef or ground sirloin steak
1 Tb cornstarch or flour
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp salt
4 Tb water

4 cups water
4-5 pcs thinly sliced fresh ginger
1 large potato, cut in small cubes
1 large tomato, diced

Mix first 5 ingredients; set aside.

Boil water with ginger slices. Add potato and tomato, simmer till done. Season to taste.
Turn up heat and add beef mixture. Stir to separate beef.
Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes. Enjoy!

8 comments:

Mari said...

This looks like an easy recipe to make. Will try it one of these days. It's good during these cold days.

Thanks for the recipe.

REDLAN said...

Maganda talaga kapag ang isang post ay may naka attach na photos. Wala kasing snow sa Pinas kaya gusto ko makita. hehehe. Thanks for sharing the snow from time to time. Forest ba yan? Iba naman siguro ang atmosphere dito sa Pinas at dyan. I can't imagine maganda ang bawat seasons dyan ano?

Nun, hindi talaga ako kumakain ng beef dahil sa fresh na amoy nito. Pero kumakain ako ng karne sa de lata. Tapos natry ko kumain ng beef menu sa resto at nagustuhan ko dahil wala akong maamoy na baka. Am sure, masarap yan dahil specialty mo yan. I grab not the recipe but your niluto. hehehe. As in hindi ako marunong magluto. Dapat ko talagang pagtiyagaan na matuto siguro.

Thanks for sharing the recipe and the photos.

Joy said...

If I do try this dish, I'm gonna have to substitute the beef with veggie meat:D

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Nance said...

Very easy indeed, Mari!...and minimal ingredients. Hope you'll find it delish.

Nance said...

Redlan,
I like my friends to be happy, so I added more photos.

depende sa luto ng beef, red. :) malakas siguro ang amoy ng beef sa atin dahil sa pinapakain but with a little seasonings, mawawala ang amoy.
O ano, nagustuhan mo yong luto ko? lol

Nance said...

It probably will not taste the same, Joy. :) but if you are already used with the veggie meat, i'm pretty sure it will taste as good.
I'm trying to wean myself from meat too due to health reasons.
FYI, i emailed you the pandesal recipe.

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

ang sarap nito, tama malamig ngayon.

nya simple and parang nandito sa lahat ang ingrs....

maki-loto nga..........

thnks for sharing, nance.

ay oo nga, rinderbraten yon meat used ko, hindi rollbraten....pagrollbraten, yon mga sabi mo sa filling.

may kapatid ka pala dito?.....baka next visit nyo dito, magkita tayo.

saan cla dito?

REDLAN said...

tHANKS FOR THE SPECIAL MENTION nANCE. I love the pics of snow especially the 3rd and last pic. Am sure, mapicture out mo ang mga kids kapag nakatingin ka sa apple wherein inaakyat nila noong bata pa sila. Yung kaibahan ng pic sa previous post at sa post na to is medyo makapal ang snow sa latter pic. thanks for sharing again.