Posts in Beef
Chile - Empanadas de Horno

Despite including olives (not a fan), the filling was insanely good. The dough, flaky. NO SOGGY BOTTOMS! However, the bf and I both agreed it needed some sort of hot sauce or salsa to accompany the empanada. I cheated and used a bowl as my stencil LOL, not sorry. I also thought I overstuffed them, but turns out, the dough still stretched when I tried to seal them, so overstuffing wasn’t an issue!

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Botswana - Seswaa

The shredded beef literally uses 5 ingredients, 6 if you count water. It’s insanely easy to make, however it’s a pain in the ass waiting for it to cook. Four hours baking in the oven in low heat, and another hour simmering on the stove waiting to reduce the liquids. But this results in an amazingly tender beef that falls apart by simply a touch.

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Taiwan - Niu Rou Mian

Out of all the beef flavored soups of the world, that includes Pho, and maybe even goulash, dare I say, Taiwanese niu rou mian (beef noodle soup) is hands down one of my favorites. It’s very easy to adjust the spice levels by omitting some of the ingredients, like the dried chilis, and upping the sugar by a tablespoon or two. It’s good, so rich, maximum flavor. It really soothes the soul (and clears your sinuses).

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