Sun Oven International | The Solar Cooking Appliance » Beef

By: Sun Oven  09-12-2011
Keywords: Olive Oil, Vegetable Oil, Dijon Mustard

Sun Oven International | The Solar Cooking Appliance » Beef

Solar Italian-Style Meat Loaf

Ingredients

1 pound ground beef

1 cup breadcrumbs

1 onion, minced

1 clove garlic, minced

1 egg, beaten

Rigatoni with Beef Ragù

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1/2 cup dry red wine

1 (14 ounce can) strained tomatoes

5 ounces leftover braised chuck ribs, shredded

1 cup leftover sauce from chuck ribs

2 tablespoons butter

Freshly grated Parmesan cheese for serving

1 pound rigatoni prepared according to the instructions on the package

Preparation

Heat the oil and the garlic in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the tomato paste. Stir in the cooked onions and the wine and cook until the wine evaporates. Stir in the tomatoes, the shredded meat, and the leftover sauce. Simmer until thickened, stirring frequently, about 15 minutes. Toss the sauce with the butter and rigatoni. Sprinkle with the cheese and serve immediately.

Ingredients

4 to 5 pounds boneless beef chuck ribs

Salt and pepper

Vegetable oil

Boneless beef short ribs (also know as country-style ribs) require long, slow cooking to tenderize them – just what the Sun Oven does best!

Solar Boneless Beef Short Ribs with Horseradish Cream

Ingredients

Horseradish Cream:

6 tablespoons sour cream

2 tablespoons prepared horseradish

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

This roast is easy to make and packs a lot of flavor. It’s also easy to personalize; use wine instead of vinegar, throw in some mushrooms, add a little garlic, try different herbs – you get the idea. Make it your own.

Sun Oven Bottom Round Roast

Ingredients

This stew is best when paired with a good crusty bread or some soft polenta to soak up the flavor packed juices. Any leftovers can be frozen for a quick week-night meal.

Sun Oven Mediterranean Beef Stew

Ingredients

1 pound boneless bottom round roast, cut into 1-inch chunks

3 leeks, white and light green parts only, cleaned, halved lengthwise, and sliced

2 teaspoons herbes de Provence

3/4 teaspoon salt

6 cloves garlic, minced

Mixing shredded vegetables into meatloaf is a good way of cutting down on meat consumption. This recipe uses onion, carrots, and zucchini but be creative and use what you have on hand. Cabbage, kale, or leeks are just a few alternatives that come to mind

Beef and Vegetable Loaf

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped

1 cup shredded carrots

1 cup shredded zucchini

1 clove garlic, minced

1 slice white bread, torn into small pieces

1/8 cup dry red wine

1 lb ground beef

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 teaspoon dried basil

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Preparation

Set Global Sun Oven out to preheat.

Drape a long piece of tin foil folded in two over the bottom and up the sides of an oval, lidded roasting pan and coat it with cooking spray.

Heat oil in a large skillet. Add onion and cook until softened; about 5 minutes. Add carrots, zucchini, and garlic. Cook, stirring often, until vegetables are softened; about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Combine bread and wine in a small bowl; let stand for 10 minutes

In a large bowl, combine beef, egg, basil, salt, pepper, cooled vegetables and soaked bread. Shape beef mixture into an oval loaf; place into prepared roasting pan. Bake in GSO until cooked through, approx. 1 1/2 hours. Remove from GSO and let stand 5 minutes. Lift loaf out of roasting pan onto a platter using tin foil lining.

Serves 6 to 8

Beef eye round roast is a relatively inexpensive cut that can be easily prepared in the Global Sun Oven. We get quite a few meals out of one roast, either served with mashed potatoes and veggies for dinner, or sliced thin for sandwiches for lunch. Cooking times will vary depending on the size of the roast, but on a sunny day will be comparable to a conventional oven; ten to twenty minutes per pound for rare. It’s one of the few things that are easy to overcook in the GSO so some kind of meat thermometer is a must. I like a probe because it eliminates the need to open the door, is easy to read, and has an alarm in case I get distracted.

Simple Solar Roast Beef

Ingredients

4- to 6-pound beef eye round roast

salt

Pepper

Preparation

Let meat stand at cool room temperature for 45 minutes before roasting.

Set Global Sun Oven out to preheat.

Set roast, fat side up on a metal rack in a lidded roasting pan and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Add 1/4 cup water to bottom of roasting pan, cover and place in GSO. Cook until the thermometer reads 120ºF. Let roast stand, covered, 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.

As you can see this is an extremely simple recipe. The hardest part was finding a roasting rack that would fit in my pan. I improvised with some canning rings with excellent results.

In this recipe the meatballs don’t need to be browned, making it ideal for the GSO. I usually serve them over spaghetti for a classic Italian-American favorite. Any leftovers could be used for meatball sandwiches.

Ingredients

1/4 cup plain breadcrumbs

1/4 cup dry red wine

1 pound ground beef

1 egg, lightly beaten

1/4 cup freshly-grated parmesan cheese

1/2 small onion, minced

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon dried basil

1/2 teaspoon dried mustard

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 clove garlic, halved lengthwise

1 26 oz. carton Pomi strained tomatoes

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon fresh basil, torn into pieces

Preparation

Set Global Sun Oven out to preheat.

Soak breadcrumbs in wine. In a large bowl combine breadcrumb wine mixture with the next 6 ingredients, beef through dried mustard. Form 12 meatballs.

Combine olive oil and halved garlic clove in a dark roasting pan with a lid. Place in GSO and cook until garlic begins to turn brown, about 10 minutes. Remove pan from GSO, add meatballs. Mix salt into strained tomatoes and pour over meatballs, cover and return pan to GSO. Cook until meatballs are cooked through, about 40 minutes or until glass door begins to steam up.

Makes serves 4 to 6

Keywords: Cooking Appliance, Dijon Mustard, Olive Oil, Solar Cooking, Vegetable Oil

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