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Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos

Tri tip is slow cooked in a sweet & spicy pineapple sriracha sauce, then turned into THE BEST shredded beef tacos, in this easy Mexican crockpot recipe! These Tri Tip Tacos are delicious topped with fresh pineapple and avocado, or my famous Grilled Pineapple Guacamole!

Use the leftover Mexican shredded beef to make epic steak and eggs for breakfast, nachos for game day or more delicious tacos!

Shredded beef tacos topped with diced pineapple and avocado

For my annual Super Bowl party every year, I create a “Make Your Own Taco Bar” with various shredded meats. I’ve been doing this since 2010 and it’s always a hit! I line up my crock pots with slow cooked beef, pork and chicken. Then all of my friends get to make their own choice of tacos.

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken, Chipotle Honey Pulled Pork and this Sriracha Pineapple Shredded Beef are always in the line-up! This beef is both a little sweet and a little spicy, with A TON of flavor!

While these Shredded Beef Tacos are the bomb.com (yes, I just went there!), this shredded beef is also delicious in enchiladas, quesadillas and on nachos! This recipe is seriously versatile and seriously scrumptious!

While these slow cooker shredded beef tacos are great for parties, they’re also perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. It only takes 15 minutes of prep time in the morning, then you get to come home to a great recipe for dinner in the evening.

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Buffalo Cheesesteak Foil Packs

The easiest way to make homemade cheesesteaks is in foil packs on the grill or in the oven. Add buffalo sauce to this quick & easy recipe for a kick of spice & flavor! Start to finish, this delicious meal is completed in just 20 minutes!

Pair it with Buffalo Macaroni Salad or Buffalo Potato Wedges for a delicious “Buffalo Style” meal!

Buffalo cheesesteak meat and peppers in foil pack

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at the California Beef Council!

You all know that I love adding buffalo sauce to just about everything! Cornbread Chili Pie, yup, I added buffalo sauce to that! Buffalo Cheeseburger Macaroni, it’s like homemade Hamburger Helper, but so much better! And now, cheesesteaks with buffalo sauce!

Yes, it may not be a traditional Philly Cheesesteak, (I know my Philly friends are very serious about their cheesesteaks!) but it’s a super fun spin on the cheesesteak that you can easily make in under 20 minutes!

I love using foil packs because you can cook them on the grill or in the oven at home. You can also pack them up and take them camping or to a tailgate!

I talked to my friend Marcus D, host of the Feed Me! Podcast, about my love of foil packs, as well as how I got started in the food blogging world & of course my obsession with buffalo sauce! You can listen to this fun episode of the podcast online now!

I used skirt steak in this recipe because it’s an affordable cut of meat and it cooks quickly. I made four foil packs, but you can easy double the recipe or triple it if you’re taking these foil packs to a tailgate and need to easily feed a dozen people!

Simply prep the foil packs, wrap them up tightly, then toss them in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours. When you’re ready to cook them, toss them on a grill or over a campfire for 10 minutes. Toss some cheese in the foil packs and cook for an extra 2-3 minutes to get the cheese nice and melty!

Remove the foil packs from the grill and eat the cheesesteak right out of the foil for a low carb and keto approved meal.

For a more traditional cheesesteak, transfer the foil pack ingredients into a hoagie roll to make a sandwich. Both versions are totally delicious and sure to be a hit with friends and family!

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Thai Beef Noodle Bowl

Juicy, tender beef is tossed with THE BEST Thai Peanut Sauce & rice noodles in this deliciously easy, gluten free Thai Beef Noodle Bowl! After the beef soaks in a tenderizing marinade for 30 minutes, it only takes 15 minutes to toss this recipe together!

Quick, simple and so flavorful, this dish is guaranteed to be a new go-to weeknight favorite!

Thai beef and noodles in white bowl, topped with diced green onions

In my recipe for Kung Pao Beef, I shared my secret for getting the most tender beef.  Don’t worry, it’s super simple and I’m using the same technique to make these Thai Beef Noodle Bowls!

After a quick soak in the magical tenderizing marinade, the beef is stir fried. It’s then tossed with my famous Thai Peanut Sauce. The sauce that has been seen in recipes for Sweet Potato Buddha Bowls & Chicken Naan Pizzas. This sauce is so versatile and you online need 5 minutes to whip it up!

In this recipe, I tossed the beef and peanut sauce with rice noodles. For a low carb meal, you can mix it up and toss it with zucchini noodles. It’s also delicious served over cauliflower rice.

You can also add veggies to the noodle dish. Stir fry in some broccoli, sugar snap peas or sliced bell peppers with the beef. And if you want to spice it up, add Thai chilies, red pepper flakes or a drizzle or sriracha to kick it up a notch!

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Steak Salad

Coffee crusted grilled flank steak tops this delicious, easy steak salad recipe. The salad is tossed with a balsamic dressing & topped with goat cheese, avocado & tomatoes! It’s packed with protein, vitamins & iron for a healthy meal. Best part is, it’s made in just 29 minutes!

Grilled steak salad in a bowl with avocado, tomatoes and red onions

Today’s post is sponsored by Vons, Don Francisco’s and Ready Pac Foods®, a Bonduelle brand.

Do you love coffee, steak and salad? I know, it might sound like an interesting combination, but these are three of my favorite things and they come together SO PERFECTLY in this new recipe!

I took my ALL TIME FAVORITE steak rub that I originally used in this recipe for Coffee Crusted Tri Tip & rubbed it on a flank steak. A flank steak is the perfect cut of meat for a steak salad, as it’s lean, it cooks up quickly and can be thinly sliced.

I used Don Francisco’s French Roast Coffee to create the rub. The dark roast coffee paired perfectly with the brown sugar, fresh rosemary and fennel seeds in the rub.

For the salad, I started with a base of Ready Pac Food’s Spinach Spring Mix. This delicious blend of greens is packed with vitamins. It pairs wonderfully with the balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing and juicy, grilled steak on top.

To top off this scrumptious Steak Salad, I added crisp slices of red onions, bright, juicy cherry tomatoes, velvety avocado and creamy goat cheese. The fun thing about this hearty salad is that you can always make it your own by adding the toppings of your choice.

Crispy croutons, pecans or almonds can be added for a little crunch. And for an added sweetness, try pears, apples or strawberries on top!

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Slow Cooker Tri Tip French Dip

Rosemary Garlic Tri Tip is slow cooked in a crock pot. It’s then shredded and served on Rosemary Focaccia Bread with au jus to create this scrumptious French Dip sandwich recipe!

It only takes about 20 minutes of hands-on time to prepare this easy tri tip recipe. The crock pot will do the rest of the work for you! Serve this sandwich with a side of Rosemary Garlic Sweet Potato Fries or Rosemary Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes.

Shredded tri tip sandwich on plate with fresh rosemary

Hello juicy flavorful beef, layered with creamy horseradish and melty cheese! Let’s toss you in the middle of some crispy rosemary focaccia bread and dip you in some warm au jus! You down? I thought so!!

Seriously this sandwich beats out all of the other sandwiches. And it’s super easy to make!  The slow cooked tri tip starts off the sandwich party.

Simply toss a tri tip in the crock pot with fresh rosemary, garlic, onion, salt and pepper. Pour in some beef broth and Worcestershire sauce, then let it do it’s thing!

Once the tri tip has cooked all day in the crock pot, (and made your house smell amazing!) shred the beef apart. Place the beef on a rosemary focaccia roll, then top with horseradish cheddar cheese or swiss cheese and some creamy horseradish.

Dip out some of the delicious broth, or as the french call it “Au Jus”, from the crock pot to serve on the side for dipping. And just like that, you have created the best sandwich ever!

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Instant Pot Fajitas with Steak & Veggies

In just 29 minutes, you can make the most delicious Instant Pot Fajitas with steak & veggies! This easy recipe is guaranteed to become a new family favorite!

Serve the fajitas in corn tortillas for a gluten free meal. Or serve them over Cauliflower Rice for a low carb meal, perfect for those on the keto diet!

Steak and vegetable fajitas in instant pot with fresh cilantro

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at the California Beef Council.

Fajitas are a common weeknight meal around my house. Veggie Fajita Rice Bowls and Chicken Fajita Grilled Burritos make regular occurrences on our dinner table. But there’s nothing quite like a classic fajita recipe.

Steak + Veggies + Fajita Seasoning = an easy, delicious dinner!

Want the most tender, flavorful fajita meat ever? Make Instant Pot Fajitas! The Instant Pot is perfect for fajitas because you can sauté the veggies right in the same pot that you pressure cook the steak.

After testing this recipe several times, I found that I prefer to remove the veggies from the Instant Pot before pressure cooking the steak. This results in crisp veggies and deliciously tender meat. You still only need one pot for the recipe and it’s made in just 29 minutes. And yes, that includes the pressuring up and down of the electric pressure cooker!

There are several ways to serve the fajitas. They can be served the traditional way in flour tortillas with your choice of toppings. They can also be served in corn tortillas or over rice for a gluten free meal.

Want to make these Instant Pot fajitas low carb? Serve them over Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice, topped with sliced avocado. This keto fajita bowl is so delicious and perfect for meal-prep! Without tortillas, these steak fajitas are 8 carbs per serving.

Delicious, easy to make and able to be served in a variety of ways, these Instant Pot Fajitas are a winning recipe!

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New Zealand Grass-fed Wagyu Steak with Creamy French Onion Mushrooms

Learn how to cook the perfect New Zealand grass-fed wagyu steak in a cast iron skillet! Serve the steak with this recipe for Creamy French Onion Mushrooms and you’ve got one seriously delicious dinner!

Overhead shot of sliced wagyu steak on wood cutting board with rosemary sprigs on the side

Today’s post is sponsored by Beef + Lamb New Zealand and First Light.

Today’s recipe is not just any recipe, it’s a recipe made to impress! New Zealand 100% grass-fed Wagyu from First Light has outstanding marbling, creating a tender, delicious steak! The flavor profile is unique with the sweet, nutty notes that Wagyu is famous for and an extra depth of flavor from being raised on grass.

New Zealand cattle is grass-fed year-round. The cattle are raised humanely without antibiotics or hormones and are allowed to roam and graze freely. This healthy, low-stress lifestyle for the animals translates into a healthy, tender steak.

When it comes to cooking grass-fed Wagyu, it couldn’t be easier! Because of the beautiful marbling and fat content in the Wagyu, there’s no need to cook the steak in butter or oil. All you need is a sprinkling of fresh cracked black pepper and sea salt to make this a seriously delicious steak dish.

Grass-fed Wagyu steaks can be cooked on the grill or on the stove in a cast iron skillet. All it needs is a quick sear on high heat, then to finish over medium heat until you reach your preferred temperature.

Mushrooms pair amazingly well with grass-fed Wagyu steaks. In this recipe, I paired a First Light Grass-fed Wagyu New York Strip Steak with Creamy French Onion Mushrooms. They really are a match made in heaven! Creamy, earthy, mushrooms, paired with nutty, grass-fed Wagyu from New Zealand, it really doesn’t get any better than that!

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Cajun Steak Tacos

Looking for the best steak tacos with a twist? Try these Cajun Steak Tacos marinated in a flavorful combination of olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, hot sauce and spices, then grilled to perfection for a delicious meal!

Grilled Sliced Cajun Marinated Skirt Steak with Fresh Cilantro

I’ve been on a serious grilled taco kick lately and if you’re licking your lips checking out these Grilled Cajun Steak Tacos, then you’ll also want to take a peak at these Chipotle Lime Carne Asada Tacos and these Grilled Vegetable Chimichurri Tacos (I could seriously put that sauce on everything!)

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Chipotle Lime Carne Asada Tacos

THE BEST Carne Asada Tacos are easy to make at home with a simple & flavorful chipotle lime marinade, skirt steak and corn tortillas! This authentic Mexican recipe is simple enough to grill up during the week, but also perfect for parties and BBQ’s.

 Add your favorite taco toppings like cilantro, onions, radishes and queso fresco!  And don’t forget the sides! I love to serve these tacos with Restaurant Style Mexican Rice and Mexican Street Corn!

Carne Asada Tacos with Onions, Cilantro and Grilled Green Onions

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at the California Beef Council.

When I was asked to join the “Feed Me!” Podcast on an episode about tacos, I couldn’t say yes fast enough! My love for tacos runs deep y’all!

In my world, there’s no better way to start your day than with delicious breakfast tacos. And I love to serve these Green Chili Chicken Rolled Tacos at parties.  I make a taco bar every year at my annual Super Bowl party. And these Slow Cooker Pineapple Sriracha Tri Tip Tacos are always the most popular!

When I’m looking for an easy weeknight meal to toss in the slow cooker, I turn to my Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa recipe. It’s so flavorful and easy to make!

I live in San Diego, just about 20 minutes from the Mexico border. People here take carne asada tacos very seriously. The key to a great carne asada taco is an incredibly flavorful marinade, delicious beef and simple, fresh toppings.

When grabbing a Carne Asada street taco in Mexico, you’re most likely going to need 3 or 4 tacos. The idea is that the tacos are small and easy to eat while standing on the side of the street. Our favorite tacos in Tijuana come from a cart on the side of  the road. They make each one fresh to order and serve them with two toppings, fresh cilantro and onion.

I’ve taken this simple taco concept and brought it to this recipe. The flavorful chipotle lime carne asada marinade is the key to this easy recipe. Your biggest challenge will be getting the sliced meat from the cutting board into a tortilla before eating it all!

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Rosemary Garlic Sous Vide Steak

With only 5 minutes of prep time, this sous vide steak recipe is quick and easy to make for dinner. Take sirloin steaks from the refrigerator or freezer and place in ziploc bags or vacuum seal with rosemary and garlic for a delicious meal!

Medium Rare Sous Vide Top Sirloin Steak

Want to learn a new cooking technique that’s so easy and makes the most delicious and tender meats?! Time to try sous vide cooking!

I got my first sous vide almost 2 years ago and have been obsessed with it ever since! I regularly make Italian Flank Steak, Sous Vide Sliders and Korean BBQ Short Ribs in the sous vide for weeknight dinners. One of my favorite parts of sous vide cooking is that, like a slow cooker, you can set it and forget it!

It really is as easy as tossing meat and seasonings in ziploc bags, placing them in the sous vide and leaving them to cook for a few hours.

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Herb Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish Gorgonzola Cream Sauce

An oven roasted herb crusted beef tenderloin is a show stopping dinner recipe, served with a mouth-watering creamy horseradish gorgonzola sauce.

An oven roasted herb crusted beef tenderloin is a show stopping dinner recipe, served with a mouth-watering creamy horseradish gorgonzola sauce.

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at the California Beef Council!

It’s the holiday season and whether you’re hosting a dinner party for friends or a Christmas dinner with family, a beef tenderloin is an impressive main course for your dinner!

For this recipe, I rubbed the beef tenderloin with a peppery, balsamic herb rub then finished the tenderloin with a horseradish herb butter and an amazing horseradish gorgonzola cream sauce (seriously, I could eat that sauce with a spoon!)

You can serve the cream sauce right over the tenderloin or on the side.

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Jalapeno Steak Kabobs

These Steak Kabobs are marinated in a delicious honey lime jalapeno marinade then skewered with fresh jalapenos & tossed on the grill for a delicious meal!

These Steak Kabobs are marinated in a delicious honey lime jalapeno marinade then skewered with fresh jalapenos & tossed on the grill for a delicious meal!

I can’t believe it’s the last day of July and that summer is almost coming to an end!

Even though the summer may only last another month, that doesn’t mean grilling season has to come to an end!

Right behind summer comes my favorite season of the year FOOTBALL SEASON and I can tell you that I’ll definitely be grilling up these Jalapeno Steak Kabobs at a tailgate this football season!

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Steak Crostini

Top sirloin is seasoned & sous vide, then sliced & served atop a crispy baguette with horseradish goat cheese, in this delicious steak crostini recipe!

Top sirloin is seasoned & sous vide, then sliced & served atop a crispy baguette with horseradish goat cheese in this delicious steak crostini recipe!

Well hello there appetizer deliciousness!

What says “welcome to the party” more than mouth-watering steak on top of creamy horseradish goat cheese with a drizzle of balsamic reduction, all on a crispy sliced baguette!

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Italian Flank Steak with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

In this delicious recipe, Italian seasoned flank steak is cooked in a cast iron skillet or sous vide, then topped with balsamic roasted cherry tomatoes!

In this delicious recipe, Italian seasoned flank steak is cooked in a cast iron skillet or sous vide, then topped with balsamic roasted cherry tomatoes.

This is one of those recipes that I’ve been planning to make for months, yet never seemed to get around to. Now that I did, I’m kicking myself for waiting so long to make it!

In my world, balsamic roasted cherry tomatoes on anything and everything is a win, ok maybe not pancakes, but maybe if I made savory herb pancakes, I think I’m on to something! Anyway, I digress, basically what I’m saying here is balsamic roasted cherry tomatoes are BAE! (Before Anyone Else for those of us who literally had to google what BAE meant in the very recent past 😉 )

Balsamic roasted cherry tomatoes literally burst open with flavor on top of anything from Turkey Polenta Casseroles to Bruschetta to Pesto Salmon!

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Hawaiian Surf and Turf Sliders with Pineapple Slaw

Grilled Hawaiian BBQ Steak, Crispy Macadamia Coconut Shrimp and Fresh Chopped Pineapple Slaw make for the ultimate Hawaiian Surf and Turf slider recipe!

Hawaiian Surf and Turf Sliders with Pineapple Slaw

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at “Discover Hawaiian Foods”.

If you were just thinking, “today I would like to make the most epic slider ever“, then you’re in luck! Today I have the most epic slider recipe for you!

Why just have steak on a slider, when you can have steak AND shrimp? And not just any steak, but Hawaiian BBQ Steak, and not just any shrimp, but Macadamia Coconut Shrimp!

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Teriyaki Steak Shish Kabob

This Grilled Pineapple Teriyaki Steak Shish Kabob recipe is perfect for Summer BBQ’s, but also easy enough to whip up for dinner anytime!

Teriyaki Steak Shish Kabob Recipe

My favorite season is upon us, grilling season!

Whether it’s a shish kabob, onion fried burger, bacon wrapped hot dog, bruschetta grilled chicken or grilled strawberry lemonade (yes that’s a thing!) I love grilling up fruits, veggies and meat all summer long!

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Sriracha Steak Fried Rice

This quick and easy Sriracha Steak Fried Rice recipe is made in one pot, in under 30 minutes, perfect for weeknight dinners in a hurry!

Sriracha Steak Fried Rice Recipe

Yesterday marked the first day of the Chinese New Year. I celebrated by whipping up this Sriracha Steak Fried Rice recipe!

It’s everything you want in a Chinese recipe at home, quick, easy and delicious! The entire recipe is made in one pan, and in only 15 minutes!

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Korean BBQ Beef & Noodle Bowl

Thin strips of steak are cooked in an easy homemade Korean BBQ Sauce & added to a bowl of rice noodles for a quick & delicious dinner recipe!

Korean BBQ Beef & Noodle Bowl Recipe

I’m back with another edition of “What did Whitney put Korean BBQ Sauce on this week?” 😉

But seriously, this sauce would be good on a shoe, ok maybe not a shoe, but it sure is tasty on Slow Cooked Korean BBQ Meatballs, Grilled Korean BBQ Salmon and my personal favorite, Slow Cooked Korean BBQ Chicken Tacos!

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Roasted Jalapeño Honey Carne Asada Sliders

Roasted jalapeños & honey make a delicious marinade in this simple recipe for Carne Asada Sliders, topped with spicy cheddar cheese & guacamole!

Roasted Jalapeño Honey Carne Asada Sliders Recipe

I’m so excited to share this scrumptious new recipe while also introducing sweet & spicy Jalapeño Rolls, the newest product from my friends at King’s Hawaiian!

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Sriracha Steak Tacos

Sriracha Steak Tacos are a quick and easy recipe made with a simple steak marinade in under 30 minutes, perfect for dinner on Taco Tuesday!

Sriracha Steak Tacos

There’s not much I love more than a good sauce and spicy foods. Hence my love of buffalo sauce and sriracha!

This particular recipe featuring sriracha actually came about as a fail from another recipe. When preparing my Sriracha Steak Wrapped Jalapeño Popper Skewers, (yes, those are real & amazing!) I originally tried to use cube steak to wrap around the jalapeños.

Needless to say, it didn’t quite work out and I ended up using skirt steak, but the beauty of the original fail was that these amazingly scrumptious tacos came out as the result!

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Sriracha Steak Wrapped Jalapeño Popper Skewers

Jalapeño Poppers are filled with cheese and bacon, then wrapped in sriracha marinated steak and grilled on skewers for the ultimate meaty, cheesy meal!

Steak Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

Where oh where do I come up with these recipe ideas, I wish I could tell you!

Why oh why do I decide to come up with these recipe ideas at 10:30 PM? I also wish I could tell you that!  Basically the worst time ever to be thinking about delicious food. Now it’s late, I’m in bed and I’m SO hungry!

I guess that’s just one of the very few downsides that come with being a professional food blogger!

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