Slow Cooker Ginger Garlic Beef (or Pork)

This tender, falling apart meat infused with ginger, garlic and soy pairs well with broccoli for this healthy and hearty dish. This recipe works really well with beef or pork, and slow cooking easily allows you to use a cheaper cut of meat than you would for stir frying. This recipe is a repeated success at my house, and is best served over rice with a dash of Sriracha sauce. Just put everything in the slow cooker, and forget it for a few hours. Couldn’t be easier!

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Smokey Corned Beef Brisket with White Barbecue Sauce

Pastrami and slow smoked beef brisket are both delicious, but most people (myself included) don’t have a smoker, or the time. This recipe has an ingenious shortcut that will leave you with the next best thing. By starting with corned beef, the brisket is already brined and thus the cooking time is a lot less. It has a dry rub of smokey paprika and other spices, which results in a deliciously savory brisket that goes great with white barbecue sauce. Have it on a sandwich or with potatoes and a green salad.

Unfamiliar with white barbecue sauce? It’s served in the American Deep South, and is a white creamy, vinegary sauce with horseradish and mustard. It’s typically served with smoked chicken but goes amazingly well with this pastrami-esque smokey beef brisket.

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