Beef

Mar 31

Compound Butter – The easy way to add flavor to a meal

Compound butter, or more commonly known as flavoured butter is a really easy and cheap way to add flavour to a dish without the effort of making a sauce. You’ve probably seen it most often on top of a steak in a restaurant, melting slowly adding a little zing of flavour to the meat. The …

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Mar 18

An authentic St. Patrick’s day meal – Shepherd’s Pie

Traditionally, the Irish did not eat beef.  You know that around March 17, the grocery stores pull out their haul of plastic coated, pre-spiced, corned beef and pair it next to a hug bin of cabbages, at dirt cheap prices.  Add that to a lovely Guinness display & you have an American marketing dream! Truthfully, …

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Nov 21

Comforting Slow Braised Beef Heaven

Even though I do say so my self, I made a dish this weekend that is worthy of a place in my top dishes ever. Simple ingredients and long, slow cooking produced a beef dish that was like a warm hug. Before I describe what the dish was, I have to say that some of …

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Oct 23

Be Your Own Butcher, How to Cut and Package a Rib Eye Steak Primal

In my opinion, a Rib Eye is the best steak. Sure, there are more than a couple dozen of cuts of beef available from the nine to thirteen primary cuts (primal) in the United States and Canada with a new cut of beef being marketed every few years; i.e. Flat Iron Steak. However, when I …

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Oct 19

The Best Crock Pot Roast & Vegetables with Homemade Gravy

There are times when using the crock pot (slow cooker) is the best possible way to cook a meal because of simplicity, time and because of the cut of meat, low and slow is the perfect way to break down a traditionally tough but flavorful piece of meat. I am still learning how to cook …

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