Where’s the beef?

The thing about hosting a party is that you spend so much time getting ready for it, you forget to eat.

Or I do, anyway.

So when we do have a party, I try to have at least one treat of substance, an appetizer that’s more than bread or vegetables, to keep me from eating all the sweets I’ve baked. For this party, my choice was garlic beef cubes.

Two words. YUM-MY!


  • 1 pound beef tenderloin, cubed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp sour cream
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes in oil
  • 1 tbsp horseradish
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley, fresh preferred

Sprinkle beef cubes with salt and pepper. In 10-inch skillet, heat oil and garlic over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until garlic is toasted. Remove as much garlic from the skillet; discard.

Add beef cubes to skillet. Cook 4 to f minutes, stirring occasionally until brown on all sides and desired doneness; drain.

In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, sour cream, tomatoes and horseradish.

Spoon beef cubes into a mixing bowl or on a platter. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve with toothpicks for dipping into the sauce.

(Side note: This makes a quick meal on nights you don’t feel like cooking.)


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