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I'll Take My Steak Medium Rare, of Course!

January 22nd by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 2,709 times • 2 min read

There is no one perfect way to cook a steak, but many argue that the perfect way is to cook it medium rare. That's a steak with a nice, rosy pink inside and a nice brown crust on the outside. A medium rare steak is cooked to an internal temperature of 135-140 degrees Fahrenheit on the inside. Internal doneness and crust doneness are two different matters! When it comes to flavor, the crust is where much of the action is. The Maillard...

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Pork butt 101: A beginner's guide to this versatile cut of meat

January 10th by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 1,773 times • less than one min read

I’ll be the first to admit that pork butt is not the sexiest name for a cut of meat. However, this inexpensive, versatile and forgiving cut is simple to cook and offers an eating reward for the effort that’s among the highest of any meat. (i.e. it’s dead simple to cook and it tastes absolutely incredible.) First of all, let’s get one thing clear: pork butt comes from the shoulder of the pig, not the rear. It’s a fatty cut of meat, but that’s...

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The science behind dry brining and how it makes your steak better

January 9th by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 3,193 times • 1 min read

Dry brining is a process by which meat is seasoned with salt well before cooking to greatly boost the quality of your steak with hardly any extra work. Why dry brine? Salt is a flavor amplifier. When it’s used to dry brine meat, it not only seasons the surface, but it also starts the process pulling some water from the meat, tightening the surface up, and helping to boost the Maillard reaction when you sear it. The Maillard reaction is...

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The Return of the Backyard BBQ — 6 Tips for Hosting Your Next Cookout

July 13th, 2021 by Kaleigh Jurgensmeyer • Read 8,588 times • 2 min read

Longer days, warmer nights — summer is officially here (and hopefully a lot more fun than the last)!  From our carefully curated grilling bundles to low and slow smoking cuts, we’ve got everything you need to host an epic summer cookout for your friends and family. And whether you’re the BBQ-master who’s keeping it simple or are putting on an actual smoke show for your guests (think Smoking an A5 Japanese Wagyu Brisket), when you start...

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How to Make a Wagyu Katsu Sando at Home

May 21st, 2020 by Kaleigh Jurgensmeyer • Read 62,708 times • 2 min read

The internet’s been abuzz with a trendy steak sandwich known as the Wagyu Katsu Sando — a crunchy, panko-breaded and fried cutlet of A5 nestled between two buttery slices of toasted white bread, and topped with a tangy sauce. Popularized in Japan, this dish has made its way across Instagram and into American cuisine — rightfully celebrated for its tender, ultra-marbled, beefy middle and crispy outer layer. Only a few restaurants in the US...

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How to Make Wagyu Brisket Bacon

April 8th, 2020 by Kaleigh Jurgensmeyer • Read 18,172 times • 2 min read

Bacon is universally loved. It’s the perfect combination of crispiness and chew, a literal wave of savory, salty goodness that makes it completely irresistible. While it’s usually associated with pork, BBQ aficionados are raving about the beef version — cured and smoked beef belly (navel). Another variety of beef bacon uses the brisket (what the navel connects to). Since brisket is leaner than the belly, it’s essential to have lots of...

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Home Sweet Home-Cooked Meals: 15 Recipes from 3 Cuts of Meat

March 17th, 2020 by Kaleigh Jurgensmeyer • Read 14,757 times • 2 min read

A lot of us are staying home more often, and that means more family time is centered around food. Plan your week out and win at home in the most delicious way possible with a meat-centric meal plan! Check out these 15 dish ideas with recipes for 3 essential cuts (and read on for the chance to be featured in our next post!). #1: Ground Beef (or Ground Chicken, Ground Turkey, and Ground Pork) is perhaps the most versatile cut and can be made...

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WINGING IT

October 7th, 2019 by Kialani Rule • Read 3,909 times • 1 min read

The Sure Fire Way to Score Big Points This Season Adapted from Yellow Bliss Road’s recipe, Crowd Cow toyed with the spices and sauce, and added a ranch-chive dip to balance the spicy with cool. Win or lose these wings will have you smiling and doing a touchdown dance. INGREDIENTS 4 lbs chicken wings (two 2-lb packs) 2/3 cup flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 tbs chili powder 2 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp pepper 2 tablespoon baking powder 1/3...

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5 Ingredient Sliders

October 7th, 2019 by Kialani Rule • Read 2,924 times • less than one min read

Slide your way into tailgate tastiness. @Grillin_With_Dad’s sliders are a surefire way to make game day grilling a success. Get ready for a winning season with this simple 5 ingredient slider recipe. INGREDIENTS 1lb Ground Beef Hawaiian Rolls Bacon Jam Cheddar Cheese Spicy Pickles PREPARATION Lightly season the ground beef with salt and pepper then shape into 2-inch patties. Grill patties until desired internal temperature is...

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How to make A5 Wagyu Tallow and unlock hero chef status

February 12th, 2019 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 32,240 times • 2 min read

A5 Wagyu beef fat, when melted, is a clear oil, packed with heart-healthy oleic acid. By making this A5 Wagyu tallow at home and sharing it with your friends and family, your ordinary home cook status will instantly sky rocket to magical wizard hero chef status. Add a little to a pan, scramble in a couple of eggs with a pinch of salt and you're likely to blow people's minds. It's that good. By carefully cutting the exterior fat off of your...

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