Category Archives: Beef

Sesame Beef Stir-Fry

2 Servings Prep/Total Time: 30 Min.


2 teaspoons cornstarch

1/2 cup reduced-sodium beef broth

4 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot

1 garlic clove, minced

1/2 pound beef top sirloin steak, thinly sliced

2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted, divided

2 teaspoons peanut or canola oil, divided

2 cups fresh broccoli florets

1 small sweet yellow pepper, julienned

1 cup hot cooked brown rice


In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients until blended; set aside.

In a large nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry beef and 1 teaspoon sesame seeds in 1 teaspoon oil until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.

Stir-fry broccoli in remaining oil for 2 minutes. Add pepper; stir-fry 4-6 minutes longer or until vegetables are crisp-tender.

Stir cornstarch mixture and add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add beef; heat through. Serve with rice. Sprinkle with remaining sesame seeds. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts2 cups stir-fry with 1/2 cup rice equals 363 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 606 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Tender Corned Beef ‘n’ Cabbage

6 Servings Prep: 5 Min. Cook: 8 Hours

Slow Cooker Method


1 large onion, cut into wedges

1 cup apple juice

1 bay leaf

1 corned beef brisket with spice packet (2-1/2 to 3 pounds) , cut in half

1 small head cabbage, cut into wedges


Place the onion in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Combine the apple juice, bay leaf and contents of spice packet; pour over onion. Top with brisket and cabbage. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender. Discard bay leaf before serving. Yield: 6 servings.

Alternate recipe with potatoes and carrots:

8 Servings Prep: 10 Min. Cook: 9 Hours


4 to 5 medium red potatoes, quartered

2 cups fresh baby carrots, halved lengthwise

3 cups chopped cabbage

1 corned beef brisket with spice packet (3-1/2 pounds)

3 cups water

1 tablespoon caraway seeds


Place the potatoes, carrots and cabbage in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Cut brisket in half; place over vegetables. Add the water, caraway seeds and contents of spice packet. Cover and cook on low for 9-10 hours or until the meat and vegetables are tender. Yield: 8 servings.


3 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 to 1-1/2 cups cooking liquid (from brisket)

1 tablespoon cider vinegar

1 tablespoon sugar

1/4 cup horseradish

Horseradish Sauce: In a small saucepan, melt butter. Blend in flour. Add 1 cup cooking liquid; stir until smooth. Add vinegar, sugar and horseradish. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Adjust seasoning with additional vinegar, sugar or horseradish if needed. Thin sauce if necessary with the remaining cooking liquid. Yield:about 1-1/2 cups.


1 cups (8 ounces) sour cream

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

1/4 teaspoon sugar

Sour Cream and Mustard Sauce Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Mix until well blended. Yield: 1 cup.






Bacon, Double-Cheese & Onion-Stuffed Burgers

4 Servings Prep: 10 Min. Cook: 40 Min.


4 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon

1 onion

1/2 cup KRAFT Shredded Triple Cheddar Cheese with a TOUCH OF PHILADELPHIA

1 lb. ground beef

4 KRAFT Singles

4 hamburger buns


HEAT grill to medium-high heat or fry in skillet already used for filling.

COOK bacon in small skillet until crisp. Meanwhile, cut 4 thin slices from center of onion; finely chop remaining onion.

REMOVE bacon from skillet, reserving 1 Tbsp. drippings in skillet. Drain bacon on paper towels. Add chopped onions to reserved drippings; cook on medium heat 5 to 6 min. or until golden brown, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.

CRUMBLE bacon; mix with cooked onions and cheese. Shape meat into 8 thin patties. Top 4 patties with bacon mixture; cover with remaining patties. Pinch edges together to seal.

GRILL or Fry 6 to 7 min. on each side or until done (160ºF); top with Singles. Fill buns with burgers and sliced onions.

kraft kitchens tips


Round out the meal with fresh fruit and a mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Dressing.


Sliced onions can be grilled with the burgers 2 min. on each side or until tender. The hamburger buns can also be toasted, if desired. Just add to grill, cut-sides down, with the onions; grill 1 min. or until toasted.