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Big Girls, Small Kitchen

Posted: March 7, 2011 04:30 PM

The Top 5 Meat & Potato Combos

Here at Big Girls, Small Kitchen we eat a pretty varied diet. On any given day our intake might range from the most healthful of whole grains to the empty calories of the sweetest sweets there are. We go for the unexpected and the totally classic in equal measure. And sometimes we take unexpected angles on very classic dishes. These meat and potato combinations are in some ways a nod to St. Patrick's Day, which isn't too far off, when you'll need starch and meat to soak up your booze intake. But they're also just plain good, hearty comfort food-sometimes with an unexpected twist. Most of all, they are all food you can make for yourself or serve to lots of friends, preferably friends with manly appetites.

--Phoebe and Cara of Big Girls, Small Kitchen



1. Mini Meatball Subs & Warm Blue Potato and Green Onion Salad

For when you crave summer barbecues (even if it's too cold to go outside), this casual combo sets up perfectly as a buffet.


2. Slow Cooker Beef Stew & Garlic-Rosemary Mashed Potatoes

This most traditional of combinations features tons of umami and no dairy at all.


3. Carne Asada & Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Mayo

Giving the baked sweet potato fries a spicy dip makes them match the flavorful meat in carne asada.


4. Parpadelle with Spicy Italian Sausage, Broccoli Rabe, and Sundried Tomato Pesto & Potato Pesto Focaccia

An Italian take on meat & potatoes features oh so many carbs-yum!


5. Five Spice Pulled Brisket Sandwiches & Potato Kugel

Passover brisket gets a makeover in these spiced sandwiches, which are accompanied by the requisite potato kugel.


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