Beef

17 Sides for Brisket (From Coleslaw to Creamed Corn)

If you ask me what pairs up well with brisket, I’d say go for some creamy coleslaw, corn salad, baked beans, or grilled corn on the cob. There’s nothing bad in having more than one of these as your brisket side dish. You may even throw in some potato salad or roasted sweet potatoes. Now, […]

Grilled Philly Cheesesteak: Get a Taste of Philly in Every Bite

The traditional Philly cheesesteak is a simple, satisfying combo of grilled thinly sliced beef steak, caramelized onions, bell peppers, and cheese piled onto a soft and crusty pastry roll. It is much more than just a classic sandwich. It is one of Philadelphia’s culinary touchstones. As a steakhouse prep cook, you learn to prepare different […]

Texas Crutch Brisket: A Foolproof Method For Barbecue Perfection

A Texas crutch brisket refers to brisket cooked low and slow while wrapped in aluminum foil or butcher paper. The Texas crutch technique mainly serves to speed up the smoking process by avoiding the dreaded brisket stall and keeping your brisket moist and tender. As an experienced pitmaster, I fancy the Texas crutch because it […]

How to Cut Flank Steak? A Step-by-Step Guide!

Knowing how to cut flank steak is crucial if you want steak with amazing tenderness and flavor. The important thing to note when cutting the flank is to cut the steak against the grain. The main reason for this is that flank steak, while lean and delicious, is tougher than most beef cuts because of […]

Easy Smoked Pastrami Recipes With Brisket or Corned Beef

A smoked deli-style pastrami is a slab of brisket submerged in a brine for days, rubbed down in a spice rub, smoked, steamed, and sliced wafer-thin.  That may sound a bit complex. But trust me, it’s not. I’ve turned my backyard smoker in and out for this masterpiece more times than I can count. Sure, […]

Smoke New York Strip: Smoke The Ultimate Steak! (With Recipe)

The best way to smoke a thick New York Strip Steak is by reverse searing it. Smoke it at 225°F until the internal temp is 115°F (around 30 minutes), then crank the grill to ripping hot temperatures of 500°F or more to sear it. You’ll need a nice thick strip steak for this. 1 1/2″ […]

How to Reverse Sear T-Bone? A Quick and Easy Recipe!

Reverse searing a t-bone steak involves slow-cooking the steak in an oven or a grill and then completing the cooking process by searing it in a skillet or grill. The results of this cooking technique are simply incredible. The slow cooking makes the meat tender, while the sear gives it a tasty crunch. I learned […]

How to Cook Wagyu Steak? Recipes and Rules for the Expensive Steak

Sourced from high-quality Japanese cattle, Wagyu steak is composed of a lot of intramuscular fat. But, because of the high amount of juicy fat (largely monounsaturated good fat), you don’t start cooking Wagyu beef directly over flames without serious flare-ups. To get the best result, start by searing it in a pan to lock in […]

Leftover Prime Rib Recipes: A Step-by-Step Guide

If you have prime rib leftovers from the night before, you’re in luck. This piece of meat can be transformed into other delicious recipes that you’ll enjoy. You can make sandwiches, quesadillas, burritos, pasta, and stroganoff. I learned how to make prime rib recipes in cooking school years ago. After a while, I started experimenting […]

Smoked Brisket Chili 101 | A Guide to the Recipes, Toppings, and More

Whenever we make brisket at home, and there are leftovers, I know what that means… If we don’t warm the steak and eat it that way with sides, we are most likely doing a chili cook-off. First, I take the leftover briskets, wrap them up tight in aluminum foil, and freeze them in the freezer. […]

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