Takeout-Style Sesame Noodles

INGREDIENTS 1pound noodles, frozen or (preferably) fresh 2tablespoons sesame oil, plus a splash 3½tablespoons soy sauce 2tablespoons Chinese rice vinegar 2tablespoons Chinese sesame paste 1tablespoon smooth peanut butter 1tablespoon granulated sugar 1tablespoon finely grated ginger 2teaspoons minced garlic 2teaspoons chile-garlic paste, chile crisp or chile oil, or to taste Half a cucumber, peeled, seeded and […]

Taco Salad

Ingredients 2tablespoons neutral oil (such as safflower or canola) 1pound ground beef Salt 1medium yellow onion, finely chopped 2teaspoons ground cumin 2teaspoons dried oregano 1½teaspoons chili powder 3garlic cloves, finely chopped 1(15.5-ounce) can pinto beans, drained, ½ cup bean liquid reserved Corn chips (preferably Fritos), as desired 2cups/4 ounces coarsely grated Colby or Cheddar cheese, […]

Chicken Katsu

Ingredients FOR THE TONKATSU SAUCE o 6tablespoons ketchup o 6tablespoons Worcestershire sauce o 4teaspoons unsulphured molasses o 2teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce o 2teaspoons granulated sugar o ¼teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger o ⅛teaspoon ground clovesFOR THE CHICKEN KATSU o Vegetable oil, as needed for frying o ½cup all-purpose flour o 2large eggs, beaten o 1½cups […]

Loaded Potato Meatloaf Casserole

Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds Ground Beef , (85/15) 1/4 yellow onion , finely chopped 2/3 cup seasoned dry breadcrumbs 1/3 cup whole milk 1 large egg , lightly beaten 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper 2 pounds potatoes , peeled and cut into 1″ chunks 1/3 cup  unsalted butter 1/2  cup  whole milk 1 teaspoons  kosher salt 1/4  teaspoon  coarse ground black pepper 1/2 cup bacon bits , cooked and crumbled 1 cup cheddar cheese , shredded Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In […]

Crispy Potato Tacos

Ingredients Sea salt 1½pounds potatoes (any variety), scrubbed and cut into 1½-inch pieces 1½cups grated Cheddar Handful of cilantro, leaves and stems finely chopped 1small garlic clove, finely chopped 1teaspoon ground cumin 1teaspoon paprika 16 to 18corn tortillas Neutral oil, as needed Any combination of sliced lettuce or cabbage, very finely sliced red onion or […]

Chicken and Rice

Ingredients Extra-virgin olive oil, for baking dish 4 boxes wild rice (boxed wild rice with seasoning) 1 large onion, chopped 2 c. chicken broth 2 (10.5-oz.) cans cream of mushroom soup Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper About 2 lbs of chicken breast (or other cuts) whole or cut into medium sized pieces. 2 tbsp. […]

Chicken Tetrazzini

Ingredients 8 ounces thin spaghetti or vermicelli, broken in half 3 cups (12 ounces) chopped or shredded cooked chicken 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 cups (8 ounces) sliced button or cremini mushrooms 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped celery 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons […]