Category Archives: Beef

National Brisket Day

That’s right – May 28th is National Brisket Day. It is also National Hamburger Day, which is an interesting coincidence since the World’s Best Burger Blend just happens to contain brisket. Funny how that works. When it comes to smoking … Continue reading

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Punch Up Your Fajitas With Flatiron

So yeah. While these pages are here to celebrate and promote the delectable art of cooking barbeque, I have (as mentioned in the past) nothing against grilling. Grilling is not barbeque, but grilling is good. Grilling makes sense for a … Continue reading

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Brining 101

Let’s cut right to the chase: People are intimidated by brine. They shouldn’t be, but they are. Brining is simple, relatively foolproof if you remember one important rule, and makes a massive difference in the quality of your finished meat. … Continue reading

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“Mucho Macho Machaca” Beef

One of the more interesting things about brisket is the “Costco effect” – the bigger your go, the better the price. You see partial points in the grocery store, things that look about the size of a badass steak, but … Continue reading

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Cookin’ Comix, Episode 2

The readers have spoken, and due to popular demand … Cookin’ Comix returns! Enjoy!

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Something Different

I’ve been kicking around a few ideas on how to deal with quick food ideas that don’t really rate a full “recipe post” treatment. This is what I have come up with – if you like it, let me know … Continue reading

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The Readers Write – Steak Edition

A couple of people had some Really Good Questions regarding the secret steakhouse double-grilling method. Shall we? What about other seasonings? Steak houses use that Montreal spice stuff, AFAIK. Not so much any more, actually. Beef quality (and fat content) … Continue reading

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The Best Burger Blend 2.0

I learned a valuable lesson this week: Never ever declare anything to be completely done. If you do, and then you post that into some semi-permanent form like, oh, a cooking blog, and then you have to change it or … Continue reading

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How To Grill Perfect Steaks

I wanted to call this post “Classic Steak House Grilling” or better yet “Vintage Steak House Grilling” but I went with the more pedestrian title in deference to the various search engines out there. I’m pretty sure that most people … Continue reading

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Charcoal Review – Nature’s Mesquite

Wow – the charcoals just keep on coming! And yes, in case you were wondering, I do use all of these regularly. Different tools for different tasks – picking the right charcoal for the job is just as important as … Continue reading

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