FOOD & FLAVORS

Pot Roast with winter's best vegetables.

For peak flavor, eat what's in season. You might be surprised at the goodness winter has to offer! Pair one or several of these winter and year-round vegetables with your favorite Certified Angus Beef ® brand dishes:
Latin Lettuce Wraps

These Latin Lettuce Wraps offer spicy flavor for snack time, as an appetizer, or serve at mealtime. They're full of protein, vitamins and minerals, and perhaps best of all — each has only 2 grams of fat. These tasty treats are fresh and light, and they're so simple you'll have this recipe wrapped up in no time!
Chef Ashley Pado competes on Cutthroat Kitchen. (photo courtesy Food Network)

In this post, Certified Angus Beef Chef Ashley Pado recounts her experience on a recent episode of the competition cooking show, Cutthroat Kitchen. The show aired Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. Chef Ashley sailed through round one while other competitors played hot potato, or were sent to the bunks.

BEEF 101

Tacos

It's a combination of spicy, sweet, acid, and salt — added in the correct order, that results in a perfect dish. And it's key to taste as you go to maintain balance.
How to Saute or Pan Fry a steak

Hungry for steak but don't want to grill? Here's a great indoor technique that will have your beef sizzling in no time. Chef Michael Ollier explains ...
Cornstarch for crust

Cornstarch! That’s right. That flavorless powder is going to perform some serious roast magic. See, when you mix it in with the rest of your seasonings, it’s going to create a powerful layer of adhesion, because it helps wick moisture away from the surface of the roast. So without changing the flavor, it’s going to help those delicious seasoning bits stick to each slice of roast, and not crumble away.
What size roast do you need to feed all the folks at your feast?

Christmas dinner is just around the corner ... or maybe you're planning a New Year's celebration. The only thing left to do is head to the grocery store to purchase ingredients. You've made your list and checked it twice, but there's still a looming question in your mind: "How do I know which beef roast to buy — and how much do I need?!"