Tag Archives: Beef

Hollandsche Biefstuk (Dutch Beefsteak)

Of all the recipes I will surprise my girlfriend with, with this book. None excite her quite so much as a steak and potatoes dinner. This 2lb steak sliced into portions was a very fine piece of meat and made a very satisfying weeknight dinner with some buttered potatoes. However the gravy itself, wasn’t overly impressive. Kind of weak and forgettable. This is the kind of dish that worked well but isn’t necessarily worth revisiting.

Kaaldolmer (Cabbage Leaves Stuffed with Meat)

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Stuffed cabbage leaves are a house favorite. This recipe is an interesting spin on what I would normally expected from a cabbage leaves recipe. For myself, a rich tomato sauce is a requisite for the meal however, this recipe substitutes tomato sauce for beef consomme and molasses. The result is a sweet and savory delight. The one aggravating thing is that I was not able to find any lingonberries to go along with the dish, which frustrates me to no end. Nevertheless, I will definitely be doing this recipe again and it will have those berries next time!