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Cubed Steak, Cuban-Style

Cubed steak was one of my least favorite meals growing up (keep in mind it’s a cheap cut of meat, and my parents didn’t help by grilling it to a char and serving it with my childhood nemesis, ketchup). Regardless, I haven’t really seen it much in the grocery store around here. When I spotted it in the store recently, and saw a recipe blog that I generally like also had a recipe for it, I figured I’d give it a try. I thought this recipe was quite good – John liked the flavors but not really the cut of meat, which I get. Pictured with a parmesan wedge, recipe to follow.

Note: I’ve been traveling, and I’m a few weeks behind on recipe uploading, to the point where I’m having trouble remembering specifics for a couple of made-up recipes. We’ll see how it goes catching up.

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Pressure Cooker Meatloaf

I don’t know that this meatloaf was anything to write home about, but it was perfectly fine and made for solid sandwiches when we had leftovers. I wanted to try out the pressure cooker on meatloaf, though. I substituted HP sauce for the ketchup since I am not a fan of the latter.

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Pressure Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

I was happy that I actually made corned beef for St. Patrick’s Day this year (I had intentions to do so last year and had to go into emergency back surgery). The pressure cooker was an easy way to approach this. I am never super into the cabbage/vegetable portions of this dish, but these sure make amazing sandwiches the next day.

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Nikujaga

A hit from the Japanese cooking challenge. Simple, a little sweet, very homey. From my cookbook “Tokyo Cult Recipes.” If we made it again, we’d use shaved beef.

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Asian Short Ribs (Pressure Cooker)

Another pressure cooker cookbook hit! I halved this recipe and it still turned out really well. Ideally boneless ribs are the choice here, but I could only find bone-in.

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Rachel’s Family Goulash

My friend Rachel was talking about this dish on Facebook and I suddenly decided I had to make it. I also went down a rabbit hole reading about it  – it’s called many names in different regions, including those as weird as American Chopped Suey.

I deviated from her recipe by adding some cheese, and using fresh mushrooms (and a splash of broth to make up for the canned mushroom liquid). So good!

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Pressure Cooker Beef and Mushroom Stew

Good stuff! I made this ahead for later in the week, and will try to remember to take a picture when I have it. But I tasted it and it turned out quite well.

I basically made this recipe, and then added some boiled potatoes (because I forgot to put them in initially, though they’re not in the original recipe). It makes for a lot of liquid but I’m thinking the potatoes will soak up some of that. I think I may have forgotten to add the tomato paste, in hindsight.

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