Braised Short Rib Beef Stew Recipe

Beef stew is one of those dishes that just begs to be eaten when it's cold out or when you're around a campfire. It's rich, comforting, and filling all at the same time. Most of the time people use pre-cut stew beef to make beef stew, because, well, it's cheap and it's called "stew beef"... Continue Reading →

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Easy Homemade Gyro Meat Recipe

Gyro meat is one of the greatest culinary inventions and no matter how you pronounce, "Gyro" (Yee-ro, Jai-ro, Gee-ro), we're all pretty much just saying the word, "Delicious." While the real deal traditional stuff comprised of actual cuts of spiced meat rotating on a vertical rotisserie spit is awesome, it's the over-processed Greek-American stuff that I'm talking about.... Continue Reading →

Citrus Marinated Carne Asada Tacos Recipe

Carne Asada seems like a simple dish because the translation of the words basically amounts to "Grilled Meat," but the truth is that it's harder to find good preparations than one might think. No matter what kind of Mexican restaurant I try, I tend to judge their quality by their carne asada (and carnitas!). Some... Continue Reading →

Mini Beef Wellingtons Recipe

It's taken me almost a year to post this recipe since I first made it for a friend's party. Nonetheless, that doesn't mean that I wasn't incredibly eager to post it. I was just waiting for the right time of year and the day before Thanksgiving seemed appropriate! The recipe uses sirloin steak tips as... Continue Reading →

The Perfect Grilled Burger

I've spent years of my life trying to figure out the secret to the perfect hamburger mix. As it turns out, my efforts were somewhat foolish considering how simple it is to make a great burger. In fact, the simpler, the better. I tried almost everything to perfect a ground meat mixture for my burgers.... Continue Reading →

Kobeba / Kibbeh Recipe (Baked in a Tray)

Kobeba (pronounced Ko-beh-buh) or Kibbeh, is a classic Middle Eastern dish consisting of a filling of ground beef surrounded by layers of a ground beef and cracked burghul (bulgur) wheat mixture. It is very commonly found in single-serve preparations shaped into conical, fried, meatballs. While the meatball version can be very good, I prefer it... Continue Reading →

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