Stir-Fried Chile Beef and Broccoli

This method of cooking is typical of many Chinese dishes; the beef is quickly tossed in a sauce, and is then placed in a hot pan. No need to marinate!

Ginger-Lime Beef Stir-fry

Equally delicious over rice or mixed baby greens, this stir-fry is really easy and really flavorful!

Sweet and Smoky Oven Spareribs

The great thing about this rub is that you can adjust it pretty much any way you like: add cumin, more paprika, more chile powder, or some orange peel. 

Braised Pork with Fuyu Persimmon

This dish is almost like a tagine-style stew, and highlights persimmons wonderfully. Serve with some basmati rice to soak up the sauce.

Lamb Chops with Pistachio Tapenade

Seared for just a few minutes in a hot pan, then spread with a quick, very good tapenade before going in the oven for just 5 minutes, these lamb chops will be on the table in less than a half hour! Throw together a salad, and dinner is served. 

Lily's Beef Stew

This is a simple, hands-off stew, perfect for a chilly fall or winter evening.

Slow Cooked Boeuf Bourguignon

Boeuf Bourguignon relies on slowly building layers of flavor, starting with bacon, then searing the beef in the bacon fat, then deglazing with red wine before the final long, slow simmer to result in a rich and complex dish. It fills your kitchen with the deep, savory scents of beef, red wine, and onions. This particular recipe gives you two options to complete the cooking: either in a slow-cooker, or in the oven. The slow-cooker method will take an additional 4-6 hours, so keep this in mind!


Lamb Shanks, Osso Buco-Style

Swapping out full-flavored lamb for the usual mild veal, this is a twist on the classic Italian stew with tomatoes, carrots, and onions. 

Pot Roast with Cranberries

This complex-flavored pot roast with cranberries is rich and warming, with a light sweetness from caramelized sugar and citrus.


Steak alla Pizzaiola

Canned crushed tomatoes and fresh herbs make a savory, quick, rustic sauce for steak.

Coconut-Braised Beef

When braised, chuck becomes one of the most tender cuts of meats. This recipe has you brown the meat and then cook at a long, gentle simmer in coconut milk. Whatever you do, don't rush the cooking, or the beef will end up chewy. Try serving this over white rice.

Braised Lamb Shanks with Puréed Root Vegetables

Braised in red wine and broth with aromatics, this lamb dish turns fall-off-the-bone tender. It goes perfectly with the root vegetable purée outlined in this recipe, but would also be nice served alongside creamy polenta, classic mashed potatoes, or wide egg noodles.

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

Serve this flavorful pork dish on its own, or with chopped cilantro, diced onion, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, and refried beans for the ultimate taco night! This makes enough for 20-30 tacos, so you'll have enough to feed a crowd. Carnitas are also a great filling for burritos or tamales.

Individual Pot Roasts with Thyme-Glazed Carrots

Pot roast is typically a weekend dinner, requiring loads of time in the oven. Scented with rosemary and thyme, these delicious, individual-sized ones speed up the process to get dinner on the table in under two hours, most of which is hands-off time on the oven. This makes a great meal on its own, or with some good bread and a salad. 

Warm Snow Pea and Steak Salad

This Japanese-inspired salad is loaded with fresh, crisp snow peas and plentiful greens and is hearty enough for dinner.

Quick Sausage and Mushroom Lasagna

If you'd like a meat-free lasagna, substitute the Italian sausage for vegetarian sausages, or experiment with hearty vegetables like eggplant or portabella mushrooms.

Jeremy's Wine Roast

This dish was created by Jeremy Johnson, Willy West's Meat Manager Extraordinaire. A nice hands-off recipe, this is great served with mashed potatoes or roasted sweet potatoes.

Sausage and Cabbage Stew

This aromatic cabbage, sauerkraut, and sausage stew hails from Central Eurpoe and is also known as bigos. Serve with potatoes and rye bread for a traditional take on this dish, or for a lighter meal, with a fresh green salad.