“Guy Like It” Barbecued Beef

Guy Like It - Barbecued Beef

Guy Like It – Barbecued Beef

Michele Pallas shares, “This recipe got its name from my grandmother Jo.  She wrote it down on an index card and included it in a recipe book my mother gave me when I got married.  She wrote on top, “GUY LIKE IT,” and we have called it that ever since!”


“Guy Like It” Barbecued Beef Recipe


“Guy Like It” Barbecued Beef

1 ½ lbs. beef (any kind of less expensive steak like round works), thinly sliced

1 onion, sliced

1 clove garlic or ¼ tsp. minced garlic

2 Tbsp. olive oil

1/3 cup ketchup

2 Tbsp. molasses

1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar

1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce


½ tsp. medium “HOT” chili powder


Place the beef slices in a slow cooker on low or in a covered pan in a preheated 275 F. oven.  In a bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and mix well.

Pour over the beef.  Cook until the beef is tender, 4-6 hours.  The steak will be very tender but the same size as when you put it in, there is very little shrinkage.  Serve on rolls or over rice or egg noodles.

6-8 serving


(Recipe for “Gut Like It” Barbecued Beef was in Penzeys Spices catalog)


Tomato-Potato Salad

Tomato-Potato Salad

Tomato-Potato Salad


Hot or cold, this salad is a hit.

            Misty Bouse                                                                       Portland, Oregon


Tomato-Potato Salad Recipe

Tomato-Potato Salad

1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar

2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar

½ Tbsp. FINES HERBES (or you can use ROSEMARY or THYME)

2 tsp. salt


5 cloves fresh garlic, peeled

1 red onion, peeled and sliced

2 lb. small red potatoes

1 oz. sundried tomatoes, minced

1/3 cup minced fresh basil

1 pint grape tomatoes, halved

7 hard-boiled eggs, diced

2 ribs celery, diced

1 cup feta cheese, crumbled

4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled



In a blender, combine the vinegars, HERBS, salt, PEPPER, garlic and onion.  Puree until smooth.

Boil potatoes until just starting to get tender – a fork pierces them but not too easily, usually 8-10 minutes for small new potatoes.  Drain well. Quarter the potatoes and place in a serving bowl.

Pour the dressing over the potatoes and stir to coat.  Let sit for 10 minutes.  Add the remaining ingredients, stir to combine and serve warm or cold.         10-12 servings


(Recipe for Tomato-Potato Salad was in Penzeys Spices catalog)