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Braised Short Rib Beef Stew Recipe

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

Easy Homemade Gyro Meat Recipe

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

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

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

Negra Modelo Beer and Food Pairing (Recipes Included!)

Negra Modelo Beer and Food Pairing (Recipes Included!)

A representative for Negra Modelo Beer contacted me and asked if I would like a free blogger kit that I could use to throw a party for my friends that featured Negra Modelo food pairings. These pairings would support Negra Modelo’s “Perfect Complement” campaign (#theperfectcomplement). As someone that already enjoys Negra Modelo, I agreed to … Continue reading

The Perfect Grilled Burger

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 / 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

Grilled Kofta Recipe (Ground Beef With Spices)

Grilled Kofta Recipe (Ground Beef With Spices)

Kofta, Kafta, or Kafka is often characterized as the Middle Eastern version of a hamburger. Yes, it’s made with ground beef, ground lamb, or both, but that’s pretty much where the similarity ends. Kofta is more like a sausage without the sausage casing. Sure, you can make this into patties like a burger and eat … Continue reading

Guest Blog: Chiles Rellenos

Guest Blog: Chiles Rellenos

Man Fuel: I’ve been trying to get my friend (let’s call him “Double Down”) to do a guest blog on my site for a few months now. He tells me about a lot of the food he makes and it all sounds great. He’s like me in that he’s a guy with self-taught cooking skills … Continue reading

Bourbon Steamed Burger Recipe

Bourbon Steamed Burger Recipe

Steaming a burger? Why would anyone do this? It’s crazy, right? Well… possibly when done incorrectly. One of the best burgers I’ve ever eaten in Boston is from Sunset Bar and Grill in Allston where they have over 100 beers on tap. That was the first time I’d ever had a beer steamed burger. The … Continue reading

Tender Classic Meatballs

Tender Classic Meatballs

After my first attempt at meatballs yielded a very dense product, I decided to go back to the drawing board. I read that using white bread and milk can really help make meatballs tender, so I incorporated those ingredients into the recipe.  I also used a slightly fattier ground beef mix (85/15) and pureed the … Continue reading

Lean Meatballs with Caramelized Onions

Lean Meatballs with Caramelized Onions

Getting the right texture for meatballs is harder than you would imagine. This was my first attempt at making meatballs and they didn’t come out like I wanted, but they actually tasted pretty good.  The “problem” was that these meatballs were basically all meat and weren’t as tender as most meatballs I’ve had. If you … Continue reading

Shredded Beef In The Slow Cooker Recipe

Shredded Beef In The Slow Cooker Recipe

Without a grill, cast iron pan, or simply a kitchen that can handle smoke from searing, it’s really tough for lay people to make great steaks.  Whenever I lived in apartments, I found it harder to cook meat the way I wanted due to a fear of the smoke alarm going off triggering firetrucks and … Continue reading

Lean Beef Chili with Corn and Beans

Lean Beef Chili with Corn and Beans

I love chili and I’ve been trying to come up with a good chili recipe for a while now that won’t add an extra layer of belly blubber.  After some experimentation I came up with adding more veggies/legumes (that’s a stuck-up way of saying beans), and leaner ground meat.  Why the hell would I want … Continue reading