MEAT

Tip of the Week: Thaw Meat Quickly and Safely

Strapped for time? You can thaw meat quickly and cook up something fast.
Although the safest way is to let meat thaw in the refrigerator (it won’t reach the temperature danger zone—35°F to 135°F—where bacteria is known to grow rapidly), it’s also the slowest method. A quicker way is to place the meat in a ...

Tip of the Week: Why You Should Label Your Freezer Items

Are you always guessing what's inside your freezer?
Identifying items in the freezer and figuring out how long they’ve been sitting there can be a challenge, especially when they’re not properly labeled. When storing meat, poultry, cold cuts, fish, and seafood for later use, always wrap them tightly in plastic ...

Kitchen Newbie's Guide to Meat: The Cuts You Need to Know

We have meaty information: Know your meat cuts with our visual guide.
. Click here for the downloadable version of the meat guide. Save it on your mobile and use it for your next trip to the market! Don’t be clueless the next time you visit the meat market: 1 Tenderloin Tenderloin is considered ...

Tip of the Week: How to Pound Meat

Don't have a meat mallet? Here's a solution!
Pounding meat serves two purposes: to make meat thinner so it will cook evenly and quickly, and to tenderize the meat. Here’s a simple technique to pound your meat using three items that are most likely in your kitchen already—a resealable plastic ...

Grilled Steak with Blue Cheese Sauce

Web exclusive: Treat yourself to a fancy dinner at home with a mouthwatering steak blanketed in a rich blue cheese sauce.
Treat yourself to a fancy dinner at home with a mouthwatering steak blanketed in a rich blue cheese sauce. ...

Luncheon Meat Croque Monsieur

Let’s take luncheon meat to the next level by blanketing it with creamy béchamel sauce and gooey melted cheese. Yum!
Let's take luncheon meat to the next level by blanketing it with creamy béchamel sauce and gooey melted cheese. Yum! ...

Meatloaf Parmigiana

Have excess meatloaf? Turn it into a yummy pasta topper and serve with your favorite vino.
Have excess meatloaf? Turn it into a yummy pasta topper and serve with your favorite vino. ...

Baked Mexican Meaty Penne Recipe

Taco seasoning gives this beefy pasta dish a Mexican-inspired twist.
Taco seasoning gives this beefy pasta dish a Mexican-inspired twist.  ...

10 Dishes Dad Would Love

Make dad's day special by serving these special dishes.
Father’s Day is just around the corner. There is no better way to show how much you care than by cooking up dishes that he will truly enjoy!Buffalo Chicken WingsThese saucy buffalo chicken wings will surely get the party started! Serve them ...

Mediterranean Salad with Steak Recipe

Lettuce greens are topped with juicy steak, vegetables, and cheese, making it one complete meal.
Not your average salad recipe: Lettuce greens are topped with juicy steak, vegetables, and cheese, making it one complete meal. ...

WATCH: How to Truss Meat for Roasting

Trussing ensures roast meats cook evenly. Learn how to truss like a pro with this simple guide.

5 of Our Favorite Meaty #CheatDay Recipes

Indulge in these juicy, meaty, dishes!
Cut yourself some slack (or a piece of that roast pork) and indulge in these juicy, meaty, dishes! 1 Roast Pork Belly with Crackling SkinLook at that golden, crunchy skin! Have it with your favorite dipping sauce, like vinegar or gravy, to complement ...

A Simple Trick to Tenderize + Flavor Meat

Tougher meat cuts can be flavorful!
Cuts of beef that come from the shoulder, bottom, and legs may be cheaper than the prized tender cuts, but they’re just as flavorful. The downside? They can be quite tough. The good news is, there’s a simple trick to tenderize meat. ...

Meatloaf-stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe

This is a twist on stuffed bell peppers!
If you're often faced with leftovers (meatloaf, specifically), you can use it to stuff bell peppers. This vegetable recipe is great for weekend family meals or even as a side dish at your next party. ...

Go to These Grocery Stores To Get The Best Meat

Plus, we have a few important meat shopping tips for your next trip!
Finding good quality meats from trustworthy sources is a must when you’re cooking for yourself or for your loved ones at home. There are plenty of things to consider—how do you tell if the meat is fresh? Can the grocery store butchers ...

WATCH: Different Steak Cuts You Should Know

Here's a quick primer for choosing the best cut for a delicious steak dinner.
From the most expensive to the most affordable, here's a quick guide for determining the best beef cut for your steak recipe.Sirloin SteakThe sirloin is the most affordable and readily available cut of steak. Its texture has a tendency to become chewy, ...
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