Wednesday, December 28, 2011

In case you missed it: Most popular posts of 2011

It’s the last week of the year, so it only seems fitting to recap the best of Make Mine Beef (as decided by number of page views) for 2011. Drum roll, please.

It took a couple of tries for me to master this dish, but man was it worth it. They may not be as pretty as On The Border’s, but they are easy and delicious. And if you need a go-to queso recipe, look no further than my adaption of Grady Spears’ Dutch’s Queso found in this post. Yum!
Want to see my home office and hear a little about what I do from within its walls every day? Look no further than this post.
Christmas may be over, but there’s always Valentine’s Day and birthdays to consider. Need the perfect gift for a beef lover? Check out my suggestions here.
In this popular post, I describe how to pan fry a strip steak for those times grilling just isn’t the best option. I also feature my favorite method for baking restaurant-style, sea salt-crusted potatoes.
Nachos have to be one of my favorite foods. In this post, brought to you by Certified Steak and Seafood, I use flat iron steak as a tender and economical topper for the classic dish.
There’s really no need to move beef from the center of the plate just because it’s morning. Lean sirloin steak makes these breakfast burritos amazing, and it’s a great way to use leftovers.
This recipe, sponsored by Certified Steak and Seafood,  was the result of me beefing up one of the Mr.’s favorite dishes from a local restaurant. If you like beef with lots of cheese and spice, check this out.
This is the world’s easiest roast recipe and just happens to be my new favorite. These are also my favorite mashed potatoes, perfect for accompanying roast, chicken fried steak or a host of other beef dishes.
My post on the most valuable trophy in sports just happens to be one of the most popular on my blog.
And the No. 1 post for 2011 is….
In my first of 3 posts sponsored by Certified Steak and Seafood, I drizzled grilled flat iron steaks with a super easy garlic butter sauce. The post was visited, shared and Stumble(d)Upon more than any other all year and finishes out today with 1,415 views.

What do you think about this list? Did your favorite make the top 10?


  1. So glad the Flat Iron made it on there a couple times as it is my favorite!

  2. It's such a great cut! And if your work travels ever take you to New Braunfels, Texas, there's a great little place that serves an amazing one with garlic butter sauce and delicious new potatoes. It was the inspiration for my sauce.