Category: Beef

Beef is the king of all grilling and barbecue. Both low and slow (brisket and beef ribs) and hot and fast (steaks and burgers). Although, nobility comes with a price tag. With the highest prices of all the proteins, beef necessitates proper planning and research before endeavoring to prepare these cuts.

Steak is priciest of all the meats, particularly beef tenderloin/filet mignon/chateaubriand (which are all the same thing). But right behind them are the prime rib/rib eye, porterhouse, and NY strip. Not to mention the different grades and varieties like prime grade, grass fed or wagyu. We also discuss what to look for when perusing the meat counter and choosing a steak for dinner.

While brisket used to be one of those cuts cast off by the rich because of how tough it was, being the breast of the cow, it is a heavily used muscle and thus full of connective tissue, it has shot through the roof in price as the legend of its gloriousness has spread throughout the land.

And don’t get me started on beef ribs. The 99% of them are cut across the bones into little tiny chunks rather than leaving them whole as plate ribs which means you almost have to personally know a butcher in order keep them from being miniaturized.

And let’s not forget the American grill icon, the hamburger, whether full size or in slider form, there is much more to creating a brilliant burg than just slapping some ground chuck onto the grill.

Carne Asada Tacos Recipe

Chipotle marinated skirt steak, grilled hot and fast then piled onto tortillas along with pico de gallo, cotija and cilantro in this Carne Asada Tacos Recipe

Cast Iron Steak

The cast iron steak recipe involves a tomahawk steak, seasoned with SPG seasoning and black garlic, and seared on a cast iron flat top grill

Smoked Beef Cheeks Recipe

Beef cheeks, seasoned and slow smoked for a couple hours before being braised for a few hours until the cheeks are pillow soft in this smoked beef cheeks recipe

Big Mac Tacos

Big Mac Tacos are made with everything in the Big Mac except the sesame seed bun and the second patty. A flat top, griddle or skillet is needed for this recipe.

Grilled Coulotte Steak

An explanation of exactly what the coulotte steak is, where it comes from and how grill the coulotte to perfection including how to get great grill marks

Smoked Baked Beans

These smoked baked beans are loaded with leftover smoky brisket, sweet brown sugar, sultry bourbon and three kinds of beans as well as plenty of smoke

Grilled Nopales Tacos

Grilled nopales tacos made of grilled nopales, leftover tri tip steak, avocado, tomatoes, elote, and cotija cheese all on grilled corn tortillas.