Category: meat

cast iron frying pan
18
Oct
2019

Hearty Beef and Hominy Chili

1 lb ground lean beef (7% or less) 1 small onion, chopped 1 small green bell pepper, chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced (optional) 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 (14½ ounce) can of diced tomatoes ¼ cup tomato paste…

17
Jan
2015

Orecchiette with Sausage, Baby Kale, and Bell Pepper

(Even though this recipe is calls for orecchiette, I’ve made it with other shapes of pasta. Rigatoni works well.) 2 ¾ teaspoons kosher salt 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped 5 garlic cloves, crushed…

09
Jan
2012

Best Damn Smoked Chicken Recipe, period

This may be the best thing that could ever happen to a chicken. I get a whole lot of compliments on this one. There are some members of my extended family who insist I bring this to any family gathering,…

07
Nov
2010

Wild Rice Stuffing

Tried this in a chicken last week. I’m usually against putting stuffing inside a chicken or a turkey, since it means longer cooking time, and increases the chances of bacteria, but I figured if I didn’t make the stuffing too…

18
Mar
2010

BBQ Pork Chops

3 or 4 thick cut natural pork chops, rib cut, on the bone 1 onion whatever fresh herbs you have on hand (rosemary, thyme, sage) 3 tablespoons salt 1 tablespoon sugar water 2 tablespoons oil ground black pepper 2 ounces…

27
Dec
2009

Better Roast Chicken

So it seems pretty straight-forward, but I never actually tried it until last week. A better way to roast a chicken. I’ve often lamented the fact that the thighs and drumsticks are rarely ever completely cooked to my liking, or…

13
Dec
2009

Braised Lamb Shanks with Barley and Winter Roots

2 or 3 lamb shanks salt 1 onion, chopped fine (or substitute the same quantity of leeks) 3 or 4 carrots, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces 3 or 4 parsnips, ditto 2 or 3 turnips, ditto 1 can…

03
Dec
2009

Beef & Barley Stew

Now that Gourmet Magazine is no more, I’m getting emails from their successor, Bon Appetit. The other day, they sent me an email that described a stew that sounded great, although their recipe was fully vegetarian and relied on mushrooms…

20
Oct
2009

Roast Pork with Apples and Rhubarb

Preheat oven to 375º. Score the fatty side of a pork loin roast, just to penetrate the fat layer. Generously season with salt, pepper, and herbs de Provence. On the stovetop, brown all sides of the roast, 3-5 minutes per…