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15+ Ideas To Add To Ground Beef When Cooking

Ground beef is a delicious ingredient with so many possibilities (and low cost). However, most of us never explore its culinary potential beyond a handful of meals. That’s why it can become easy to feel “burned out” on ground beef since you’re eating the same cuisine over and over. However, today that all changes! Here’s …

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Brisket Temp Dropped While Wrapping? Here’s How To Wrap Brisket

Any meat will drop in temperature once you remove it from the heat. The brisket is no different, and if it does drop while you are wrapping it, the temperature will come back up once you put it back on the heat. However, do not get excited if that takes a while. It can take …

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How To Make Leftover Steak Tender Again

Have you ever made so much steak for dinner that you have leftovers? What happens when you toss those leftovers in the microwave to warm up? Chances are it dries out and is no longer tender. If you want to have leftover steak, several different options are available to enjoy tender steak for the second …

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How To Choose a Good Size Porterhouse Steak

Everyone loves a fun trip to the local steakhouse but of course, there are questions that are going to be asked by those who are looking to maximize their enjoyment. That’s where this guide comes into play. When it comes time to find the right porterhouse steak, these are the questions that need to be …

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What To Do With Brisket Trimmings

Brisket trimmings are the fat that’s removed from the meat before cooking, and the best smoke masters know that proper trimming is one of the most crucial components of ensuring mouthwatering results. Fortunately, there are quite a few uses for beef brisket trimmings, ranging from cooking (like burnt ends!) with them to making health and …

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How To Warm Up Tri Tip Steak

Having leftover tri-tip lets you create additional meals and enjoy a mouthwatering dinner one more time; however, what is the best way to warm up tri-tip without overcooking them or drying them out? There are several methods to warm up tri-tip while retaining its moisture, including grilling, pan-searing, slow cooker, and oven. 

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How To Put Turkey Wings Behind Back

Oven-roasted turkey is certainly a meat entree that figures prominently in the winter holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas, but there are plenty of reasons to cook and serve this dish throughout the year. Turkey meat, especially turkey breast, has fewer calories and grams of fat than many other cuts of meat. It also comes packed …

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How To Tell If Turkey Bacon Is Bad

Breakfast food can be and is eaten at any time of the day. One of the most popular options is bacon. While pork bacon is very popular, many people love turkey bacon. It’s lean and doesn’t have as many calories as pork bacon. Health-conscious individuals often choose turkey bacon over pork bacon as an alternative. …

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How To Clean Neck Bones in Simple Steps

No other variety of meat is as heavily consumed as pork.  However, despite its popularity, pork can be the source of many different types of potentially dangerous pathogens, such as Salmonella, Campylobacter, Trichinella spiralis, Toxoplasma gondii, Listeria monocytogenes, and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

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How To Get Melted Plastic Off Metal Grill

Warmer weather is quickly approaching, and many people will be firing up their grills for the first time this season to cook up some burgers or steaks what happens when there’s melted plastic stuck to your grill from last season, or it happens this year? Whether you have left your plastic spatula on or near your …

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How To Reduce The Saltiness Of Corned Beef (w/ Examples)

Corned beef brisket is a cut of meat that is preserved in brine and cured. Because of the brine that makes corned beef what it is, the meat will be very salty if you don’t do something when you prepare it. Made from beef brisket (notably the Flat), corned beef is a dish traditionally served …

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How To Make Chicken Not Stick To Grill (w/ Examples)

Cooking chicken out on the grill is a pastime enjoyed by many. They love that they can use chicken for a variety of different purposes, and they appreciate the fact that most people love chicken. Thus, it is not that challenging to get people to eat it no matter how you make it. To make …

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Can You Reuse Lard After Frying? How To Get More from Your Lard

Lard can be reused if done properly. Many people use lard as part of the frying process to more completely cook their foods and to add an extra layer of flavor to certain foods that they try. It is a lovely way to get more flavor from the foods that you love, but make sure …

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How Steakhouses Choose Their Steaks & Meat

“Ingredients make the difference” is a cliche in the food world. Every restaurant says that’s their secret. Most of us home chefs hear that, agree with it, but don’t really get the process of how a steakhouse would choose their steaks & meat. I mean, I know that meat from my grocery deli is better …

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Paleo Batch Cooking for Beginners: Your Complete Guide to Paleo Meal Prep

While I was working in professional kitchens, batch cooking was a necessity. But after I hung up my apron, I learned that the same principles of batch cooking could be used to make my home cooking time more efficient and more enjoyable. So today, I’d like to put my experience in commercial kitchens to use …

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