Jack V., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Jack V. has tested.

Three lamb sheekh kebab skewers on a plate with sliced red onion, lime wedges, and chopped mint leaves.

Lamb Sheekh Kebab

Ground lamb skewers from the cookbook Dishoom that perfectly balance the ratio of earthy meat with warming spices.

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  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 0
Four grilled pork skewers with five spice on a white plate, garnished with scallions.

Grilled Pork Skewers With Five Spice

Just because you put dinner on the table pronto doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice anything in terms of satisfaction. Not at all. The proof is here.

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  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
A skillet filled with leftover meatloaf pasta sauce, with a pile of pasta on the side.

Leftover Meatloaf Pasta Sauce

Got meatloaf? Then you’ve also got the makings of a sumptuous pasta dish. Not really leftovers—more like a tomato-based glow-up.

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  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 2
Two halves of miso-glazed eggplant sprinkled with cilantro and scallions with a fork and knife and bowl of sesame seeds beside them.

Miso-Glazed Eggplant

Here’s a vegan recipe for roasted eggplant slicked with a salty sweet miso-glaze that’s a veritable umami-bomb. Even those of us who aren’t vegan are devouring it and asking for more.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
A cooked meatloaf with spinach with four slices cut from it.

Meatloaf With Spinach

Not your everyday meatloaf for sure. Filled with spinach and glazed with a sweet-spicy, finger-licking glaze, this homemade meatloaf is anything but ho-hum.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
A white bowl filled with leftover meatloaf gnocchi in a creamy tomato sauce that's garnished with fresh basil.

Gnocchi With Leftover Meatloaf

Hungry and pressed for time and maybe cranky? Sam the Cooking Guy has the answer. Leftover meatloaf gnocchi to the rescue. Phew!

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
A baking tray with three slices of fromage fort.

Fromage Fort by Jacques Pépin

Jacques Pepin’s family recipe for cheese is a frugal approach to using scraps of cheese that’s a very traditional French thing. A delicious, boozy, cheesy, French thing.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 2
A bowl of Puerto Rican-style ropa vieja with rice and cilantro on a green mesh serving tray with a linen napkin beside it.

Puerto Rican-Style Ropa Vieja

Ropa vieja is a magic act of sorts. Slowly braised beef and a handful of ingredients become more sumptuous than the sum of its parts.

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  • 30 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 2
A pile of breakfast nachos topped with cheese, eggs, salsa, and sour cream on a baking sheet.

Breakfast Nachos

These breakfast nachos will absolutely change your attitude about mornings. Cheesy eggs as you’ve never, ever quite experienced them.

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  • 20 M
  • 25 M
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