Recipe Reviews #43

Barbecue Beef & Bacon Baked Potato

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Recipe found on Jay’s Baking Me Crazy
My Rating: 4 out of 5

My Review: This turned out wonderfully. It was very hearty and maybe a bit extra with the meat but, I liked the flavors. I love baked potatoes and especially topped with bacon. The green onions added a nice bite, too. I highly suggest them for a garnish.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 pound grass-fed beef
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Barbecue Sauce
  • ⅓ cup coconut aminos (regular soy sauce)

Ground Turkey Curry

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Recipe found on Evolving Table
My Rating: 3 out of 5

My Review: The turkey turned out drier than I prefer. The curry spices were a bit too subtle— there wasn’t much of a pop at all. Overall, it was a little too simple and it could have used some more veggies. For our side: brown rice.

 Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 c onion finely chopped
  • 1-2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 ½ t curry powder
  • 1 t garam masala
  • ¼ t cumin
  • 1/8 t turmeric
  • 1/8 t cayenne (or ¼ if you like spice)
  • 1 t salt
  • ½ t pepper
  • 1 – 1 ½ c coconut milk light
  • Cooked Quinoa or Rice

Bucatini w/ Lamb Ragu

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Recipe found on Bev Cooks
My Rating: 5 out of 5

My Review: Mmm, my mouth is watering just looking at the photo. I was blown away by this dish, it was so much goodness! I loved the variety of veggies included and the lamb used instead of the traditional ground beef. It was the first time we ever tried Bucatini noodles; I loved the thickness of them and prefer them over spaghetti now.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small white onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 4 or 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper
  • 2 Tbs. tomato paste
  • 2 Tbs. fresh thyme and rosemary leaves
  • 1 (28 oz) can whole peeled tomatoes, crushed with your hands in a bowl
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 Tbs. honey
  • 1 pound bucatini
  • coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup freshly chopped parsley
  • freshly grated parmesan for garnish (feel free to include this if you aren’t dairy-free)

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26 thoughts on “Recipe Reviews #43

  1. The bucatini noodles dish looks sooooo good!!! I’d love to try ground turkey I don’t think I’ve ever had it before. And curry I hear is hard to make from scratch because so many spices go into making it, though I could be wrong. I’ve never tried making it the way you did though I think I should try. I always get a curry paste and I love the flavor of it, and I don’t think I could ever recreate it or come close which is probably why I never try haha. Ok I’ll stop now I have no idea where this comment is going lol

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    1. The bucatini noodles dish was really wonderful and full of flavor. ♡ Yeah curry is hard to recreate, making it at home is always a little different but sometimes still good, you know? We have tried curry pastes and powders! I do think the pastes are better. 🙂

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      1. I’ll have to find them, are the noodles good for all kinds of dishes or only specific ones?
        True that! The brand of paste we’ve tried is from S&B I think? We get the golden curry one, and if we can find it, we get extra hot, but really, it’s not that hot lol

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          1. True that, lmao. I just thought thought some were like specialty noodles haha.
            And omg girl you should try it! It’s packaged in a box, S&B Golden Curry I think? I literally just made the curry this week so I’ve already throw out the box to confirm the name lol.

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  2. All of these at least look absolutely fantastic! What a bummer that the turkey curry didn’t turn out very well. Curry is just delicious so I’d be super disappointed if it was a let down. Hey, at least you tried it and now you know! 😉

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