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

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

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

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

Simple Surf & Turf for Your Sweetheart

"Keep it simple!" Chef Tony said, when I asked for advice on a Valentine's Day dinner. I wanted a unique spin on surf and turf — scallops — instead of more typical lobster. With a few suggestions and an easy but mouthwatering recipe from the chef, Valentine's Day will be pure perfection.  Continue Reading

Shortcut Oven-braised Brisket

Americans have a love affair with brisket. There are endless possibilities, all undoubtedly delicious. And here's another brisket recipe to add to your collection: Easy Oven-braised Brisket. It takes only minutes to prepare and four hours of cook-time for countless bites of enjoyment.   Continue Reading

Slow Cooker Barbacoa Burritos

This is a fix it, forget it, and serve it when you're ready recipe. It's perfect for busy weekdays, or slow and simple Saturdays. Just remember to plan ahead. You'll want to prepare the spices and marinate the meat overnight before braising in the slow cooker. These extra steps create depth of flavor and make this meal truly delicious!  Continue Reading

German Pot Roast with Mushroom Leek Sauce

Pot roast is a top pick for busy families, weekend comfort food seekers, Sunday dinners. Often served with vegetables like potatoes, carrots and onions, pot roast is a tradition every home cook must master at one point or another. And I determined to try a twist on traditional post roast: German pot roast with mushroom leek sauce. It's a relatively simple recipe, but it's big on flavor.  Continue Reading

Lighten Up with Latin Flavors

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!  Continue Reading

Favorite Finger Foods

As you prepare to celebrate the coming New Year, consider an informal affair with delicious finger foods and beefy appetizers. We have a bunch of ideas — everything from pizza to sandwiches, sliders to wraps. From tiny treats to two-bite wonders, our appetizer recipes will please even the pickiest palate. Start the new year with bountiful flavor. Get the recipes here.  Continue Reading

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

New York Strip: The Perfect Holiday Roast

New York strip roast is my favorite 'special occasion' cut of beef. It would earn applause at any table on its own, but pair it with a sweet cherry and chipotle glaze and you have the makings of an unforgettable feast! It's sweet ... there's heat ... and it's SIMPLE to prepare (though it looks like a million bucks!).  Continue Reading