Dry-aged short ribs from the Certified Angus Beef Culinary Center.

Change the Way You Think About Short Ribs

Imagine a classic braised short rib texture, but with intense beefiness and so much funk it could host its own episode of Soul Train. That’s what we’re talking about. It’s a game-changer in the beef world, and one that invites an entirely new thought process of how to utilize always-delicious short ribs.  Continue Reading
Tender, juicy strip steak is a force to be reckoned with!

A Force To Be Reckoned With

The word “tender” is tossed around an awful lot in the food world, particularly as it pertains to beef. But unlike it’s closely linked brethren of subjective descriptors, like “succulent,” “appetizing,” or “flavorful”, did you know “tender” is actually a quantifiable attribute with force?  Continue Reading
Smoked Brisket

Simple Tips for Smoked Brisket

Slow and fork-tender smoked brisket has gained fame across the country as a barbecue favorite, and the claim to fame of many renowned pitmasters. As summer heats up, the beef experts with the Certified Angus Beef ® brand have tips for making mouthwatering brisket on the grill at home.  Continue Reading
Carving a roast? Be sure to slice it right with these step-by-step instructions.

How to Carve A Beef Roast

You've prepared a beautiful beef roast, cooked it perfectly, and allowed it to rest so all of those flavorful juices remain inside the meat. There's only one thing left to do: carve the roast. Make sure you slice it right ... or else!  Continue Reading
Prime Rib made with the Roast Perfect app.

Roast Perfect, always

This cool tool is like having a seasoned chef in your kitchen. It tells you when to sear the meat, what temperature and how long to roast the beef, and when to take it from the oven and let it rest. It's the Roast Perfect app, and it's your ticket to fabulous holiday feasts and weeknight meals.  Continue Reading
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Beef 101: Churrasco Cooking

Churrasco cooking or more simply: cooking via rotisserie over an indirect flame source isn’t anything new. Originating in Brazil three centuries ago, the cooking method is fairly unchanged over the years and, today, it's still the preparation method used in a growing number of popular Brazilian steakhouses.  Continue Reading
Tomahawk Steak

Beef 101: The Tomahawk

The Tomahawk Steak is a rare find but totally worth the hunt! I asked Chef Michael Ollier and our in-house meat scientist, Dr. Phil Bass, where to find the tomahawk and what exactly it is about this cut that makes mouths water at first sight. As it turns out, the old fashioned isn’t the only thing …   Continue Reading
Cooking with corned beef

Beef 101: How to Cook with Corned Beef

Corned beef is a seasonal favorite and though it’s most often enjoyed with cabbage, carrots and potatoes, go beyond typical traditional this year and mix it up! Try a sandwich, hash or wrap. These tasty recipes may add a little extra spring in your step!  Continue Reading
Pan Roasting

Beef 101: How to Pan Roast Your Dinner

Pan roasting is a simple technique that yields juicy tender steaks with sizzle. Simply prepare and cook the steaks, then set them aside to rest. While that’s happening you can prepare a rich, decadent pan sauce in the same skillet. In this cooking video, Chef Michael Ollier shows you how easy it really is. Print Pan …   Continue Reading
Red wine-braised beef short ribs make a rich, decadent dish, ideal for Valentine's Day or any occasion.

How to Make Wine Braised Short Ribs

ometimes you want a fancy meal, sometimes you want comfort food. This recipe fits the bill in both cases. Red wine-braised short ribs are rich and decadent, but they're also rustic and hearty. Serve with homemade mashed potatoes and your favorite green veggie, and you have a mouthwatering meal that will appease any and all hunger pangs.  Continue Reading
Cornstarch for crust

Beef 101: Amazing Secret to An Upper Crust Roast

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.  Continue Reading
What size roast do you need to feed all the folks at your feast?

Beef 101: How To Buy A Roast

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?!"  Continue Reading
Sauces for Beef

Beef 101: Gettin’ Saucy

It's roasting season! While chestnuts over an open fire sound delightful, I prefer something with a little more substance ... like a tenderloin roast with horseradish cream sauce. A beef roast by itself is a beautiful thing, but there's nothing wrong with gettin' a little saucy — enhance the flavors and the presentation of your main dish!   Continue Reading
Beef Appetizers

Beef 101: There’s An App for That

'Tis the season to talk turkey, but I'd rather talk appetizers — specifically, beef appetizers. Most of us will be served the bird on Thanksgiving, but there are no rules (I checked!) that say you can't enjoy a little steak, too. After all, it's a day to be thankful. I'm betting the pilgrims would have loved to add a slice of sizzling beef to their list of blessings!  Continue Reading
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Beef 101: Roasting Temperatures

The holidays are approaching and I’ve begun planning our Christmas dinner menu. A beef roast will take center stage on our family table. To ensure it’s just right, I asked Chef Michael Ollier for a few tips and roasting techniques. When it comes to temperature, he says to begin with high heat, then cook it …   Continue Reading
Glazes for beef dishes during the holidays.

Beef 101: Glazes

Serve a holiday feast that's simply spectacular. Salt and pepper is all you need to season a roast, but prepare a glaze and gift your taste buds with sensational flavor!  Continue Reading
Celebrate #roastingseason with a Strip Roast!

Beef 101: Roasting Beef

We look forward to roasting season every year. It’s a time to gather friends and family around the dinner table, enjoy a feast and converse over large chunks of our favorite protein — beef. This year we decided to teach you everything you need to know about beef in our weekly Beef 101 series. We …   Continue Reading