Red meat gets a bad rap, and I do agree that too much is not good for your health-regardless of your health condition. I am a proud red-meat eater and eat a proper portion once a week. It provides me with highly-absorbable iron, Vitamin B12, and many other nutrients. Below are some of my favorite recipes:

Siroloin Thai Salad


  • 1 pound ground sirloin

  • 2 cups washed and cut greens of your choice

  • 1 mango, sliced

  • 1 small ripe avocado, sliced

  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot

  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced radishes

  • Lime wedges 


  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 2 tablespoons almond butter

  • 2 tablespoons hot water

  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce 

  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil


  1. Cook meat on a skillet over medium-high heat until cooked through, about 8-10 minutes. Drain fat from pan after cooked.

  2. Whisk all dressing ingredients in medium bowl. Toss lettuce, mango, radish, carrot, and avocado in a large bowl. Combine vegetables with dressing

  3. Scoop beef over salad. Serve with lime wedges



  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 cup chopped fresh spinach

  • 1/8 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs

  • 1/8 cup chia seeds

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • salt and pepper-to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine beef, spinach, chia seeds, bread crumbs, egg, water, garlic, salt and pepper in large bowl. Make 1-inch meatballs. Place on rack in broiler pan. Bake in 400°F oven 15 to 17 minutes.



  • 1 beef Shoulder Roast Boneless (2 to 2-1/2 pounds)

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 pound small red-skinned potatoes, cut in half, or into quarters if large

  • 1 cup baby carrots

  • 1 onion-sliced

  • 1 cup beef broth

  • 3 tablespoons water

  • 1.5 Tbsp minced garlic


  1. Cover beef with garlic. Heat oil in stockpot over medium heat until hot. Brown roast on all sides. Pour off drippings and season beef with salt. 

  2. Add broth to stockpot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 2 hours. Add vegetables and simmer for an hour.

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