We loaded these burgers with exciting flavors, from the garlic, ginger, and sesame oil in the patties to the chili mayo and fresh napa cabbage “kimchi” relish that goes on top. If you’re in a hurry, feel free to sub in a jar of store-bought kimchi for the relish.
Rib-Eye Steaks with Pistachio Butter and Asparagus
If you want to eat well, and simply, start with great ingredients. Few recipes make the point better than fat, juicy asparagus and beautifully marbled steak turned on the grill for a little smoky flavor, then dolloped generously with a roasted nut butter.
For a meal-worthy (and splurge-worthy) version of the Mexican appetizer, top chips with a meaty salsa sauce, seasoned black beans, and plenty of cheese. Bake until the cheese is nice and melty; then add shredded lettuce and a flavorful homemade guac.
A generous hand with mushrooms makes this vegetarian dish both filling and “meaty.” Cream cheese and a little milk cooked with the mushrooms help create a clingy, velvety sauce without the need for a separate pan.
With the rise in gluten-free diets, earthy, nutty-tasting kasha—a.k.a. hulled and roasted buckwheat groats—is available in lots of mainstream grocery stores. We like the whole grain tossed with browned pancetta, kale, and lemon zest, and then topped with a fried egg.