Linda McElroy, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Linda McElroy has tested.

Two white bowls of Tuscan bean soup on a white surface.

Tuscan Bean Soup

A classic Italian vegetable soup that just happens to be loaded with so-called super foods such as kale. Seems Nonna’s known what’s best all along.

  • (1)
  • 4
A slow roasted lamb shoulder in an oval cast iron dish with orange wedges.

Slow Roast Lamb

This slow roasted lamb shoulder coaxes the meat to fall-apart tenderness in the oven while infusing it with the pervasive aroma and flavor of orange, chile, and honey.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 11 H
  • 12
A piece of homemade pancetta sliced to show the circular pattern.

Homemade Pancetta

Pancetta is simply unsmoked bacon—aka pork belly—cured with salt and seasonings. And now you can DIY it.

  • (4)
  • 30 M
  • 21 D
  • 55
Two white bowls of Portuguese fennel soup with spoons resting inside and crusty bread on the side.

Portuguese Fennel Soup

Fennel soup, or sopa de funcho in Portuguese, is a staple in Madeira and the Azores Islands. This recipe is full of fennel, pork, sausage, cabbage, and beans.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 2 H
  • 6
Two oval dishes of lamb shank shepherd's pie with a spoon resting beside them.

Lamb Shank Shepherd’s Pie

This shepherd’s pie recipe is a touch untraditional, relying on tender braised lamb shank rather than the typical ground lamb. Call us rebels.

  • (1)
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 2
Two chili dogs on a white plate with a fork and knife on the side.

Chili Dog

Who first thought to smother a hot dog with chili and strew it with cheese and cram it into one’s face? We’re talking hero status.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 0
Korean-style sloppy joes made with shredded beef, topped with pickled red onion on a hamburger bun resting on a piece of parchment.

Korean-Style Sloppy Joes

Gochujang-spiced shredded beef topped with tangy pickled red onions. Easily one of the best things we’ve eaten in recent memory.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 0